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Dr. Julie Bauman Named Fellow of National Academic Medicine Leadership Program

Dr. Julie Bauman Named Fellow of National Academic Medicine Leadership Program


Doc Talks: Child Development and Wellbeing

Free health lectures focusing on child development, Tuesday, Aug. 27.


UA Researcher and Doctoral Student Reconcile Scientific Standoff in Colon Cancer Research

Curtis Thorne, PhD, and UA doctoral student Carly Cabel validated findings from a 2018 collaborative study that identified a possible new therapeutic target for colon cancer – after a Harvard lab challenged the initial results.


UA Fueling Rapid Tucson Tech Growth

Tucson has enjoyed a 90% jump in technology jobs over the last five years, making it one of the top up-and-coming tech markets in North America, according to global commercial real estate services and investment company CBRE.


Dr. Elizabeth Kyle Meehan Appointed Program Director of UA Family Medicine Residency at South Campus

Dr. Meehan will lead and direct the Family Medicine Residency at South Campus, as well as conduct clinical care, teach residents and pursue scholarly activity.


COM-T Translational Research Investment and Bridge Funding Program

An inaugural College of Medicine - Tucson Translational Research Investment and Bridge Funding Program will begin effective January 1, 2020.


Future Physicians, Researchers Spend Transformative Summer on the U.S.-Mexico Border

FRONTERA summer program pairs University of Arizona students with mentors, giving them hands-on border-health research experience while building stronger applicants to medical school and graduate health sciences programs.


Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance Cultivates Student Curiosity

The SIMI summer program takes the stigma out of ignorance, equipping students with the question-asking skills they need to succeed professionally and intellectually.


Dr. Marvin Slepian Elected President of Think Tank That Promotes Medical Device Technology

Dr. Slepian’s extensive research career has resulted in innovative diagnostics and therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases. His work at the University of Arizona has focused on the development and use of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering, drug delivery and medical-device development.


A Message from the Interim Dean

I am pleased to announce that the College of Medicine – Tucson is establishing two new clinical departments.


Dr. Michael M.I. Abecassis Appointed Dean of UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Dr. Abecassis is the J. Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Microbiology-Immunology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He also is chief of the Division of Organ Transplantation and founding director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center.


Med-Start: 50 Years Helping Young People Prepare for Their Future in the Health Professions

The six-week academic enrichment program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences hosted 50 high school students from 22 Arizona communities this summer in an intensive exploration of health professions careers that will impact the health and lives of others.


An Update from Medical Education: July 2019

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Banner – University Medicine Supports First-Year UA Medical Students with New Stethoscopes

For the second year in a row, Banner – University Medicine will provide each new medical student at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson a stethoscope. The gift of 120 stethoscopes is valued at $20,500.


Realization of a 20-year-old Dream: the International Society of Chinese Health Practices

What began with two friends’ mutual passion for Tai Chi has become a collaboration between the University of Arizona and Beijing Normal University that will facilitate worldwide research of the benefits of Chinese health practices and the complementary use of Eastern and Western medicine on a global scale.


Future Doctors to Receive First White Coats at UA

As a symbol of their acceptance into medical school, new medical students will receive and don their first white coats at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson White Coat Ceremony. The incoming class of students includes a former UA football player, a navy dive medic, twin brothers, a former teacher and a former doula and birth coach.


New Name for Physiology Bachelor’s Degree at UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Changing the major’s name to Physiology and Medical Sciences and revising graduation requirements will give students an appreciation for the diversity of disciplines and careers supported by a foundation in physiology.


High School Students Learn Trauma Response, Pharmacists’ Skills and Chest-Compression-Only CPR

Fifty high school students from 22 Arizona communities — Chinle, Douglas, Flagstaff, Fort Apache, Gilbert, Glendale, Green Valley, Laveen, Maricopa, Nogales, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Rico, San Luis, Second Mesa, Somerton, Tuba City, Tucson, Whiteriver, Willcox, Winslow and Yuma — are encouraged to pursue health-care careers through hands-on experience in the Med-Start academic-enrichment summer program.


Noted Oncologist Dr. William Cance Named Interim Director of UA Cancer Center

Dr. Cance will oversee clinical operations and research, while leading the UA Cancer Center’s efforts to renew its NCI Cancer Center Support Grant in 2020.


UA Alumnus Leaves $8.8M to College of Medicine – Tucson

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has received an $8.8 million gift from the estate of Dr. Ronald K. Baker, a 1975 alumnus of the college, including the largest endowed scholarship gift ever received by the college.


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