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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.


U.S.-Mexico Study Examines Hygiene Hypothesis Amid Pandemic

Researchers are taking a three-pronged approach to analyze asthma in children in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona – even before they’re born.


College Students Wanted for COVID-19 Post-Vaccine Study

The national study will help determine if vaccinated people who are exposed to COVID-19 can still spread the disease.


Pu To Lead Restructured UArizona Cancer Center Program

Working in collaboration with director Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis, Dr. Jeffrey J. Pu will oversee clinical and research efforts for the adult programs.


Future of Healthcare Panel Discussion To Focus on Pandemic

Experts will discuss what has been learned from the coronavirus pandemic and how this knowledge can be used to build a healthier future.


Meet a MedCat: Karen Ibarra

Karen Ibarra is a self-described “Wildcat at heart" and will graduate in May with distinctions in Rural Health, Medical Spanish, and Community Service


Lecture to Focus on ‘Facts vs. Fiction’ of COVID-19 Vaccines

A free livestreamed lecture by UArizona Health Sciences immunologist Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya offers an expert look at COVID-19 vaccines, variants and immunity.


Developing A Population-Based Dietary Assessment Mobile App

Researchers are developing a mobile assessment tool to more accurately, and in near real-time, track and measure saturated fat and added sugar consumption.


Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program Expands

The full-tuition program aims to improve Arizonans’ health and reduce medical student debt by addressing a dire need for qualified medical professionals.


Emphysema Immune Responses May Lead To New Treatments

With a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francesca Polverino will investigate B cell responses in patients with emphysema.


Experts To Answer COVID-19 Vaccine Questions at Town Hall

Questions about COVID-19 vaccine safety, speed of vaccine development, side effects, efficacy and variants will be answered by at a free virtual town hall.


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