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UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education Welcomes First Class

The UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson has accepted six high school graduates in a new program that reduces the time to a medical degree to seven years.


Walmart Gives Day Supports Sarver Heart Center Outreach

Walmart awards $20,000 to UArizona Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Program/Community Coalition for Heart Health Education on National Day of Giving.


Pediatrics Expert Addresses Parents’ Vaccine Questions

A College of Medicine – Tucson assistant professor of pediatrics answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and the risk of side effects in children.


NIH Grant To Fund Medical Scientist Training Program

The Medical Scientist Training Program is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research.


New Degree to Prepare Students for Health Care Careers

A new Bachelor of Science in Medicine expands opportunities for students to pursue jobs in health care, where demand for trained professionals is rising.


Hall Award Honors Outstanding Residents in Cardiac Care Unit

Internal medicine residents, Colin Anderson, MD, and Samantha Russell, MD, selected as the Hall awardees for Outstanding House Officer in the Cardiac Care Unit.


Noon Award Honors Outstanding Medical Students in Cardiac Care Unit

Noon Award for Excellence in Cardiology distinguishes three recent UArizona College of Medicine - Tucson medical school graduates - Joseph Heiler, MD, Chelsea Marshall, MD, and Luis Paulino, MD.


David Bruzzese and LaToya Singletary join the College of Medicine – Tucson Leadership Team

The new Executive Director, Brand Communications and Senior Director of Development will start on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.


Students, Faculty Recognized with Senior Awards

With the Senior Awards Luncheon off due to COVID-19, the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson convocation served as the award venue for the Class of 2021.


Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference To Focus On Mental Health and Resiliency

Jordan Karp, MD, an expert on mental health in the aging population, will deliver the keynote address at the Arizona Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference.


Davis Sports Center Site of 2021 Medical Student Convocation

Nearly 120 medical students will add MD behind their names after an in-person graduation ceremony with family and friends at the Davis Sports Center.


Examining Disparities in Kidney Cancer Mortality Risk

Dr. Ken Batai,has documented an increased risk of mortality among Arizona’s Hispanic American and Native American kidney cancer patients.


New Certificate Prepares Students to Serve Aging Population

A new UArizona Health Sciences program will prepare students to work in the field of gerontology, where demand for specialized professionals is high.


Efforts To Vaccinate Hard-to-reach Communities Expand

A new mobile health unit program is getting more vaccines in the arms of rural, Hispanic and other hard-to-reach populations in southern Arizona.


College of Medicine – Tucson Hosts Virtual Research Day

Data blitzes, spotlight talks and special session on diversity, equity and inclusion highlight the second annual event that is free and open to the public.


Integrative Medicine Residency Program Hits 100-Site Milestone

Unique curriculum developed at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences is now being taught to medical residents nationally and internationally.


$30,000 Scholarship Awarded to UArizona Medical Student

The UArizona Hillel Foundation has awarded College of Medicine – Tucson student Gabrielle “Gabi” Mintz the Shirley D. Curson Medical Student Scholarship.


Internships Aimed at Increasing Oncology Workforce Diversity

Medical students from the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson will shadow UArizona Cancer Center members to explore oncology career opportunities.


Meet a MedCat: Sandra Vazquez Salas

Sandra Vazquez Salas is currently completing her fourth year as a medical student here at COM-T. She will be graduating in May with distinctions in Community Service, Rural Health, and Medical Spanish.


Community Leaders Humberto and Czarina Lopez Establish an Endowed Chair in the Sarver Heart Center at UArizona's College of Medicine - Tucson

Mr. and Mrs. Humberto Lopez have endowed $2 million toward the Czarina M. Humberto S. Lopez Endowed Chair for Excellence in the Sarver Heart Center at UArizona's College of Medicine - Tucson. The inaugural recipient of the endowed chair is Dr. Carol Gregorio, chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the College of Medicine - Tucson and director of the Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program at Sarver Heart Center.


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