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Ed Xia Appointed Assistant Dean for Information Technology

Xia holds more than 18 years of experience in higher education; his new role begins January 6, 2020.


Faculty Affairs Launches Professional Development Podcast

The first episode of the College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty Learning Exchange podcast, or FLEXcast, aired this December.


Many Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Patients Can Skip Radiation, Suggests Study Led by UArizona Researcher

Results from a SWOG Cancer Research Network study, led by Daniel Persky, MD, found many patients with the most common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can skip radiation treatment, reducing both costs and the time to heal from treatment.


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Seeks New Way to Understand Human Aging

Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich has received a prestigious $4.5 million MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health to pursue a new, more promising way to study human aging.


Ronald Sorensen Joins UArizona Family and Community Medicine to Lead Community Engagement

Sorensen will provide leadership, strategic direction and executive administrative support to the department’s community outreach programs and activities.


Benefits of Active Learning Are All About Activity

Active learning sessions result in a reset of student attention has been tested by researchers at the University of Arizona.


UArizona Colleges of Medicine to Provide Free Tuition for Primary Care Medical Students

The University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will cover tuition for medical students who commit to practice primary care or another designated critical-access specialty in rural or urban underserved communities in Arizona.


UArizona Health Sciences Leads Prevention of Chronic Disease in Arizona Border Region

The Arizona Prevention Research Center at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will continue its mission to prevent chronic disease among underserved populations in the Arizona border region thanks to a $7.5 million grant from the CDC.


Meet the Dean: A Q&A with Dr. Michael Abecassis

Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA, was appointed dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson effective Monday, Nov. 4. The Dean’s Office recently sat down and chatted with Dr. Abecassis about his life and vision for the College.


Understanding the Eye's 'Plumbing' Could Lead to Future Treatments for Glaucoma, Other Diseases

A College of Medicine – Tucson study funded by a $2.3 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Eye Institute could help to develop future treatments for glaucoma and other diseases.


Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Expand Services

Thanks to a new contract with Banner – University Family Care/AHCCCS Complete Care, the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program are able to reach more individuals with mental-health conditions and substance-use disorders.


Veteran-focused Mental Health Forum, Nov. 8

Open discussion on post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and local support programs


‘Revolutionary’ New Class Challenges UArizona Students to Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is offering innovative curricula for students to influence human health and build entrepreneurial skills.


Community to Get Glimpse into Future of Health Care in New UArizona Health Sciences Innovation Building, Nov. 4–5

The new Health Sciences Innovation Building will provide opportunities for community engagement and a learning environment for Health Sciences students to reshape the future of health care.


‘Conquering Arthritis ... Meet UArizona Arthritis Center Researchers’ Subject of Nov. 6 Lecture

An exclusive opportunity to visit one-on-one with University of Arizona Arthritis Center faculty, physicians and scientists to learn about leading-edge research being conducted at the center.


College of Medicine – Tucson Announces 2019 Clinical Excellence Awardees

Ten faculty members have received the College of Medicine – Tucson’s second annual Clinical Excellence Awards.


Pandemic Flu Exercise at UA Health Sciences in Tucson and Phoenix, Oct. 25

“Pandemic: An Exercise in Disaster Preparedness” is a simulated emergency conducted by the Center for Transformative Interprofessional Healthcare to expose students to issues that may arise during an influenza pandemic.


Facebook Workplace Going Offline

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will be terminating its contract with Facebook Workplace, effective Friday, November 1, 2019.


UA Cancer Center Receives $8.6M Grant to Lead One of Three NCI Clinical Trials Networks

The National Cancer Institute will fund the UA Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network, one of three networks in the nation to perform early-phase cancer-prevention clinical trials.


Dr. Ronald Weinstein to Deliver 2019 Founders Day Lecture

Every November, the College of Medicine – Tucson celebrates its founding with the annual Founders Day lecture.


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