Class Notes: Keeping You Connected

STEVE ROTHOLTZ, MD, Class of 1989

After 18 years in private OB/GYN practice I’ve joined the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty. I currently serve as Medical Director; University Obstetrics practice.

Delivering Babies in Ebola Land

The Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, is the only maternity referral hospital in that West African country. It does not take patients who screen positive for Ebola.

College of Medicine Reunion 2015

As a child and adult psychiatrist with the Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center in New Haven, Dorothy Stubbe, MD, understands the importance of paying attention to one’s feelings.

That may explain, at least partly, her decision to attend this year’s reunion.

Class Notes: Keeping You Connected

Larry Myers, MD, Class of 1975

Career of Eminent Stroke Researcher Chelsea Kidwell, MD, Comes Full Circle

As the daughter of two university scientists, Chelsea Kidwell was inspired to follow in their footsteps.

For ‘Legacy’ Applicants, a First Interview is Guaranteed

Is your son or daughter interested in becoming a doctor? Would he or she like to follow in your footsteps, by attending the UA College of Medicine?

From Dean Cairns: Our Research is Changing Patient Care Around the World

The College of Medicine in Tucson has a long history and bright future in groundbreaking medical research, from the pioneering research that led to FDA approval of the total artificial heart, to non-invasive wearable technology for monitoring health biomarkers.

Fulfilling His Father’s Dream

Mohab Ibrahim was 17 when he left his native Egypt for Tucson. His two older brothers had already settled here, and he wanted to get his undergraduate degree, then his medical degree from the UA College of Medicine.

Julia Indik: How a Childhood Longing for Space Adventure Led to a Career in Cardiology

When she was 5, growing up in New York City, Julia Indik wanted to be an astronaut – something a lot of kids want to be.

Retina Specialist Vincent Hau Runs Boston Marathon with Visually Impaired

Vincent Hau ran the 2014 Boston Marathon to celebrate the city’s triumph over the tragic bombings the year before.

At the race, he learned from fellow runners of an organization that compelled him to “run Boston” again this year.

For Less-Advantaged Students, a New Pathway to Medical School

Lacy Manuelito grew up in Fort Defiance on the Navajo Reservation, knowing since she was a little girl that she wanted to be a doctor. The first in her family to graduate from college, she holds a bachelor’s degree in family relations and human development from the University of New Mexico.

News from the Alumni Office

Greetings, MedCats!

I am pleased to share many exciting COM alumni developments:

White Coat, Stethoscope and Scholarship Drive

Match Day 2015: A Big Boost for Primary Care

The College of Medicine’s 34th Match Day found more students going into family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics, with nearly half staying in Arizona. 

Rajni Gunnala, MD-MPH: Since Childhood, a Global Perspective on Health Disparities

When Rajni Gunnala was growing up, her family spent summer vacations in India, her parents’ native country.

Founding and Early Faculty Dinner: Celebrating 'Service, Hard Work and Dedication'

More than 200 people attended this year’s College of Medicine Founding and Early Faculty Dinner, March 10 at Tucson Country Club. It couldn’t have been a prettier evening, with temperatures in the high 70s, a gorgeous Tucson sunset and the Santa Catalina Mountains darkening in the background.

Class Notes: Keeping You Connected

April 2015Joel Kunkel, MD, Class of 1972

Greetings from Interim Dean Chuck Cairns, MD

Greetings, Alumni and Friends,

As you know, this is an extraordinary time for the UA College of Medicine. It’s also an extraordinary honor for me to have been appointed interim dean at this time.

'I Was In Their Shoes'

By Jane Erikson

It’s been 40 years since Garry D. Strauser, MD, graduated from the UA College of Medicine. But he still remembers how difficult it was to pay for medical school.

CDC Global Health Director: Ebola Epidemic Still ‘Just a Plane Ride Away’

By Jane Erikson

November 14 was an extraordinary day in global health. It was a Friday, the day the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.