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Medical Student Reflects on White Coat Ceremony

On National Doctors Day, Sandra Vazquez Salas, a member of the Class of 2021, reflects on the impact of last year’s White Coat campaign.


UA Shares its Expertise in Free Precision Medicine Conference for Public, Researchers and Physicians, April 13

To help the public, physicians and researchers better understand how growing discoveries on the molecular makeup of disease affect decisions on health care, UA researchers and their partners are presenting a free precision medicine conference on Friday, April 13.


UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Welcome Cardiologist Dr. Joel B. Holland

Nationally recognized cardiologist, Dr. Joel Holland, joins the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson faculty after a long career at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.


Focus on Faculty: Peter Ott, MD

This month the Office of Faculty Affairs is spotlighting Peter Ott, MD.


‘Facts, Fads and Fiction About Joint Replacement Surgery’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, April 4

Free and open to the public, the lecture by UA orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Michael Dohm will discuss the operative and non-operative treatment of joint disease, including evidence, outcome and value of current surgical and non-surgical treatments.


UA Researcher Receives $1.65M Grant for Innovative Technique To Assess Traumatic Brain Injury

NIH grant will allow Theresa Currier Thomas, PhD, to study neurotransmissions in real time.


UA Cancer Center, Banner – University Medicine to Observe Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month with Free Presentation, Screenings, April 28

April is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month and the UA Cancer Center is enlisting dental professionals to incorporate head and neck cancer screenings into routine checkups.


Future Physicians Celebrate Match Day at UA College of Medicine – Tucson

One-third of medical students in the Class of 2018 will remain in Arizona to pursue their residency training; more than half of the class will pursue primary care — a physician specialty that is critically low in Arizona and the nation.


The Intestinal Microbiome and Fecal Transplants’ Promise for Treating Digestive and Autoimmune Diseases Discussed in Free Public Lecture, March 23

Speaker Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will discuss the intestinal microbiome and how it can be changed to alter the outcome of patients suffering from a variety of illnesses, as well as the future of fecal transplantation and manipulation. The presentation is part of the Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture series.


Free Tours of New Banner - UMC Tower

Nine-Story Patient Tower to Open in Spring 2019


Medical Student Wins National Poetry Competition

Third-year medical student Sean McEvoy has won first place in the national William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition.


UA Medical Students’ Residencies to be Revealed at Match Day Ceremony

On Friday, March 16, more than 100 medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson simultaneously will open an envelope revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is a rite of passage for soon-to-be doctors.


Two Banner Academic Medical Centers Earn Spots on National ‘100 Top Hospitals’ List

Accolades for Banner – UMC South, Banner – UMC Phoenix


UA Cancer Center, College of Ag Team Examines Mediterranean Diet's Role in Cancer Prevention

March is National Nutrition Month. University of Arizona researchers are interested in how the Mediterranean diet can contribute to better health.


‘Let’s Talk About the Brain,’ Free Public Lecture, March 13

Explore the “universe” of the brain at an evening of TED Talk-style lectures featuring three University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson researchers discussing their work involving pain, autism and emotions. The lecture is in observance of Brain Awareness Week, March 12-18.


UA’s Dr. Esther Sternberg and Dr. Casey Lindberg Presenters at CDC Webinar, ‘Physical Work Environments and Individual Health Outcomes,’ Feb. 28

Drs. Sternberg and Lindberg are two of six presenters at the live webcast, part of the CDC’s Design For Health series that explores mechanisms to optimize the built environment for health. The webinar is free and open to the public.


Unique Clinical Services at UA-Banner Children’s Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy Center Highlighted in New Video

The CPAE Clinic is currently accepting patients from around the world. Now in its second year of treating patients, the CPAE clinic has already attracted patients from all corners of the United States, Mexico and Thailand. Plans are underway to open a second clinic in Phoenix at Banner – Cardon Children’s Medical Center this spring.


‘Inflammation and Pain: The Latest Discoveries from the World of Integrative Medicine’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, March 7

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Randy J. Horwitz will discuss the latest complementary and alternative therapies for managing pain and reducing inflammation that may alter the way we understand and ultimately treat medical conditions.


UA Health Sciences Community Health Talks are Reaching Out to Underserved Populations in Tucson

The UA Health Sciences Hispanic Center of Excellence has launched “Salud en la Comunidad – Health in the Community” interactive education and community-building health talks in Tucson.


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