Major Selected as American Telemedicine Association Fellow

Janet Major was honored for her lifelong career in telemedicine and her impactful work as part of the Arizona Telemedicine Program.

From Innovation to Realization: A ‘Liquid Biopsy’ for the Cancer-Detection Toolkit

A lifetime of discoveries culminates in a startup that its co-founder hopes will increase access to easier and earlier cancer detection.

College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty and Departments Honored with Awards

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson presented the winners of the Faculty Awards at a ceremony on March 2.

Training Genetic Counselors to Advance Precision Medicine

A master’s program trains students to interpret and communicate genetic health information to help guide the treatment of patients and family members.

Promising Results for Treating Depression in Older Adults

The OPTIMUM study found that adding a medication, rather than switching medications, may help older adults with treatment-resistant depression.

Todd Vanderah, PhD, Named UArizona Alumni of the Year

Todd Vanderah, PhD, professor and department head of the Department of Pharmacology, was named an Alumni of the Year for 2023 by the University of Arizona Alumni Association.

Answering the Call for More Primary Care Physicians

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Primary Care Physician Scholarship program is designed to fill Arizona’s increasing need for primary care providers.

Psychiatry Conference to Address Mental Health Treatment

The goal of the conference is to improve patient outcomes by sharing knowledge with primary care providers and others interested in mental health concerns.

Remembering John ‘Jack’ Boyer, MD, Founding Faculty Member

With great sadness, we share that John T. “Jack” Boyer, MD, a founding faculty member of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, passed away at the age of 93.

A Lasting Legacy: ‘Take Care of the Children’

A Phoenix mother speaks of a legacy of love, betting on talent and the University of Arizona Health Sciences’ promise of a healthier tomorrow.

Advanced Hazmat Life Support Keeps Good Chemicals from Going Bad

Interdisciplinary program trains first responders how to treat people exposed to chemical, biological and radiological hazards at home during peacetime and in conflict zones during wartime.

Service-Learning Course Opens Doors for Bilingual Students

Students who aspire to work in health care receive training and clinical volunteer opportunities as medical interpreters through FACES Conversantes.

Sarver Heart Center Lecture Series Returns to Green Valley

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s annual Green Valley Lecture Series will return Feb. 16 and March 16 with two lectures focused on heart beats.

Training Program Turns Lived Experiences into Peer Support

A Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center program trains people to become peer support specialists in underserved areas of Arizona.

MedCat Alum Named Assistant Dean

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine Josie Acuña, MD ('13), has accepted the position of assistant dean for clinical competency in the Curricular Affairs Office at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

Study Finds Valley Fever Training Improves Early Recognition of the Disease

The findings are being used to improve patient care by identifying the illness sooner, preventing infection spread and reducing treatment costs.

College of Medicine – Tucson Program to Expand, Diversify Research Workforce in Aging Studies

An NIH-funded program will prepare undergraduates for postgraduate education, paving the way for research careers improving the wellbeing of older adults in diverse groups.

Physician-Scientist Finds Purpose in a Life Devoted to Pain

Dr. Mohab Ibrahim always knew he wanted to be a doctor; his lived experience and mentors helped him find his calling as a pain specialist and researcher.

Sleep Can Potentially Save a Young Adult’s Life

Research by sleep scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Psychiatry shows a correlation between poor sleep and suicide risk in college-aged adults.

Workforce Development at Heart of PCP Scholarship Success

Faculty close to the Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program find the effort inspiring as it helps fill clinical gaps in underserved areas of Arizona.