Founding Faculty: Jack M. Layton, MD, Recalls his 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' Opportunity

By Jane Erikson

Jack Layton, MD, professor of pathology at the University of Iowa, was checking a resident’s surgical pathology report when his assistant interrupted.

“Dr. Layton, you have a long distance call from a Dr. DuVal in Arizona,” she told him.

A Message from the UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

Greetings, College of Medicine Alumni!

In my last message, I said I would share the latest developments in a number of key UA College of Medicine -- Tucson leadership searches, and I’m happy to announce several major new appointments.

Class Notes, July 2014

Harry Calvino, MD, Class of 1981

I’m still practicing emergency medicine part-time as a Locums guy in Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado, mostly to support my flying habit!

Remembering Alumni

It is with great sadness that we share the news of two of our outstanding alumni who have passed away; James DiNapoloi, Class of 1980, and Dan DeMerell, Class of 1999.

Coming Up Next…

Please join us as we celebrate the Class of 2018 White Coat Ceremony on August 8 from 5 to 6:30 pm in Centennial Hall. It’s a wonderful opportunity for all of us to show our incoming students how excited we are to welcome them to the MedCat family.

Calling on Alumni to Show Support for Students

By Jane Erikson

Catherine Cosentino, MD, has been passionate about the practice of medicine since before she entered medical school. Now she is equally passionate about a barrier that keeps some students from pursuing their dreams of becoming physicians.

‘Trust and Understanding’

By Jane Erikson

Vanessa Jensen, MD, will never forget her first surgical trauma case – and how the experience left her feeling conflicted.

Pioneering Pathologist Anna R. Graham, MD, Retires

By Jane Erikson

When Anna R. Graham interviewed at the UA College of Medicine in 1970, she was asked about her plans for having children.

A Message from the UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

Greetings, College of Medicine Alumni!

I’m writing to you in my new dual role as Interim Dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences.

Class Notes, April 2014

From the Class of 1999

Kevin McGarey, MD, Class of 1999, passed away May 11, 2013 after an 11-month battle with pancreatic cancer. 

Match Day 2014

By Jane Erikson

Josh Makhoul: Ob-Gyn

Alumni Affairs News

The Alumni Affairs board has identified a critically important strategic priority: helping medical students survive the financial challenges they face now, and will face later, after they have completed training.

Checking in With the Class of 2017

By Jane Erikson

Last October we introduced you to four students of the Class of 2017. We asked them recently about the experiences – expected and unexpected – they have had during their first six months of medical school. 

‘Superstar’ Mindy Fain, MD, Receives Endowed Chair in Medicine

By Jane Erikson

Mindy Fain, MD, is a widely recognized leader in gerontology, whose many UA College of Medicine titles attest to her achievements in advancing health care for older adults.

A Place to Heal

By Jane Erikson

'Given the Gift to Work for Children'

By Jane Erikson

It’s Monday morning. Pediatrician John Tannous, MD, has just made the grueling 35-minute bike ride from his house to his clinic in Kunming, China.

It doesn’t take long for his first patients to arrive.

Greetings from Dean Steve Goldschmid

It’s hard to believe it’s been four months since the August 9 White Coat Ceremony, where we welcomed the 115 women and men who make up the Class of 2017. But time flies when you’re having fun – and working hard, as all of us have been this year.

Google Glass Goes to Medical School

Two fourth-year students at The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix received one of about 6,000 Google Glass units distributed earlier this year.

Connecting, Engaging, Coming Home - Reunion 2013

By Jane Erikson

For Cynthia Holdren, MD, the 2013 College of Medicine Reunion was about coming home.

“I came here hoping to see some old friends, and to see my best friend, Marilyn Medweid,” said Holdren, an anesthesiologist practicing in Seattle.

Jack Nolte, PhD: ‘A Very Great Person”

By Jane Erikson

Students, faculty, family and friends poured into DuVal Auditorium the morning of Nov. 25 to celebrate the life of an extraordinary man: John “Jack” Nolte, PhD, professor emeritus of cellular and molecular medicine, who died October 22.