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UArizona Restructures ‘Match Day’ in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Match Day Ceremony hosted by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has been canceled out of caution for student and employee welfare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, graduating medical students will celebrate in small groups and pick up envelopes that detail where they will begin their careers as physicians.


Sarver Heart Center Cancels Green Valley Lecture on Heart Rhythm Disorders, March 19

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has canceled its Green Valley Lecture scheduled 10 a.m., Thursday, March 19.


UArizona Cancer Center Appoints Dr. Babiker to Leadership Position

Dr. Hani Babiker, assistant director of early-phase therapeutics and director of phase I clinical trials, is overseeing the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s early-phase clinical trials, seeking to identify novel drugs and treatments for better cancer care.


Role of Medications, Technology in Heart Rhythm Disorders Topic of Green Valley Lecture, March 19

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center continues its 2020 Green Valley Lecture Series with a focus on heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Peter Ott will speak on the most common arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation.


UArizona Sees Tremendous Growth on Latest Rankings for NIH Funding

The University of Arizona improves its ranking by 14 spots and nearly doubles the value of awards from five years ago for research dollars funded by the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year 2019.


Native Americans and Higher Cigarette Use: Stereotype Goes Up in Smoke

University of Arizona Health Sciences study finds when whites and Native Americans in comparable income and education levels are compared, whites consume more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent.


UArizona Health Sciences Study Identifies Hormone that Causes Women to Experience More Pain

A University of Arizona Health Sciences research team led by Dr. Frank Porreca points to prolactin, a neurohormone related to lactation, as the underlying reason women experience more pain than men, and even more so when taking opioids. Their paper on the discovery was featured on the cover of Science Translational Medicine.


UArizona Health Sciences to Host Free, Public Drug Survival Interprofessional Exercise on Opioid Epidemic, March 2

The two-part event will offer training for opioid overdose crisis response, both to the general public and students, in a presentation called “Drug Survival 102,” as well as provide certification training to UArizona health sciences students. Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th U.S. Surgeon General, will provide closing remarks.


Study: Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Increasingly Common, Linked to Stressful Life Events

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson study finds that women who experience more stressful life events in the year before childbirth have greater odds of using marijuana before and during pregnancy.


‘Battles of the Bad Back’ Subject of UArizona Arthritis Center Lecture, March 4

Free and open to the public, the latest Living Healthy With Arthritis lecture features Dr. Venkat Ganapathy, University of Arizona associate professor of orthopedic surgery and Banner – University Medicine Tucson Orthopaedic Spine Service chief, who’ll discuss non-operative and operative treatments for back pain.


Endowed Scholarships Dinner Celebrates College Founders and Donors

On Monday, Feb. 10, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson hosted the 2020 Endowed Academic Scholarships Dinner.


$500,000+ Gift Establishes Drach Endowed Chair for Urology

A gift to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has established a new endowment in the Department of Urology.


Jason Marr Appointed Assistant Dean for Financial Affairs

Marr's experience includes more than a decade of financial reporting; his new role begins March 23, 2020.


Aspiring Doctors to Learn their Future at Match Day Ceremony

On Friday, March 20, medical students at the College of Medicine – Tucson simultaneously will tear open envelopes revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is considered the most exciting day of medical school.


A Message from the Dean: The 'First 100 Days'

I have now been dean of the College of Medicine – Tucson for 100 days.


UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Uncover Potential New Therapy for Concussion-Related Headaches

Researchers at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine – Tucson have teamed with scientists at two other institutions to identify the cause of post-brain injury headaches and uncover a potential new therapy for millions of patients.


Primary Care Physician Pipeline Bolstered by New UArizona Scholarship

A new scholarship program provides medical students with free tuition in exchange for practicing primary care in an underserved community in Arizona.


Scientists Study Sweat, the Small Stuff

A team of researchers from three University of Arizona colleges, including Dr. Esther Sternberg with the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, is developing new methods to collect and analyze sweat for clues about how the body is functioning.


Local Experts Share Information on Coronavirus

An expert panel from the University of Arizona, Banner Health and Pima County Health encouraged the public at an information session Feb. 10 to spread facts, not fear; practice compassion; and wash their hands.


Four UArizona Researchers Named Senior Members of National Academy of Inventors

The University of Arizona researchers — Drs. Rajesh Khanna, Jordan Lancaster, Jim Schweigerling and Joseph Valacich — are being recognized in areas that include pain therapeutics, heart disease treatment, optical science and online data collection. Two are from the UArizona Health Sciences colleges.


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