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.

'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.

Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH: Interim Head of Family and Community Medicine and Wildcat for Life

By Jane Erikson

Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH, the newly appointed interim head of Family and Community Medicine, is widely respected for her more than 20 years of research leading to innovative programs to help people quit smoking.

Banner Update: ‘This Relationship Will Make Us Better’

By Jane Erikson

Banner Health and the UA Health Network are set to sign an acquistion agreement on Jan. 31 – a bold move that UA Health Network CEO Michael Waldrum, MD, told employees “will transform health care in Arizona.”

'Just Like Family'

By Jane Erikson

At our 2014 Reunion and Homecoming tailgate party, we asked some of you to describe your reunion experience – in one word.

The most frequent responses: "fabulous” and “family.”

Alumni Affairs News

Greetings, MedCats!

Like Father, Like Son

Written By: Jane Erikson

Of all the family photos in Scott Klewer’s office, one seems especially significant. It’s a 1997 photo of his two young sons, in a frame decorated with quotes. One says, “Dad, we’d like to be just like you.” 

Andrew Kraft, MD, Appointed Sydney E. Salmon Endowed Chair and Director of the UA Cancer Center

Written By: Jane Erikson

During his 35 years as a cancer clinician and researcher, Andrew S. Kraft, MD, has experienced many memorable moments.

Class Notes, October 2014

Gabriel Sarah, MD, Class of 2008

Francisco Garcia, MD, MPH: A Catalyst for Change

By Jane Erikson

As Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Pima County Health Department, Francisco Garcia, MD, MPH, is responsible for safeguarding the health of more than 1 million people.

Boston Marathon 2014: ‘A very, very exciting day’

By Jane Erikson

Friday, April 19, 2013, was a beautiful spring day in Boston.

“It’s what we’d been waiting for all winter. The weather was getting warm, everyone wanted to be outside,” recalls Tiffany Blake-Lamb, MD.

Scholarship Fund a First for Physiology Students

By Jane Erikson

Every year since 2007, undergraduates have made physiology the second-most popular major at the University of Arizona.

And the UA is one of just a few institutions in North America to offer a physiology undergraduate major within a college of medicine.

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.