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Dr. Marvin Slepian Receives Much-Deserved Appointment as Regents' Professor

Message from the UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences


UA Health Sciences Colleges Celebrate 2019 Convocations

Beginning Monday, May 6, through Saturday, May 11, the University of Arizona Health Sciences Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix, Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will hold convocations; inspirational graduates are available for interviews.


UA Health Sciences Colleges Convocations 2019: Meet Some of the Graduates

Following are a few of the inspirational graduates of the UA Health Sciences colleges.


3rd Annual ‘Tucson Palooza’ Offers Fun, Music and Mental Health Resources, May 4

The community-wide, family-friendly event brings together resources from throughout Tucson and Pima County to deliver useful information about mental health in a fun, informal setting. The Tucson Palooza Steering Committee is led by Camp Wellness, an award-winning program of the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine.


3rd Annual ‘Tucson Palooza’ Offers Fun, Music and Mental Health Resources, May 4

The community-wide, family-friendly event brings together resources from throughout Tucson and Pima County to deliver useful information about mental health in a fun, informal setting. The Tucson Palooza Steering Committee is led by Camp Wellness, an award-winning program of the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine.


William Cance, MD, named Interim Director of UA Cancer Center

A message from Dr. Michael D. Dake, Senior Vice President, UA Health Sciences


UA College of Medicine – Tucson to Celebrate 2019 Convocation

On May 9, 102 students officially will become physicians and earn their Doctor of Medicine degrees.


An Update from Medical Education: April 2019

Get up to speed on what's happening with the College of Medicine – Tucson's educational programs.


‘American Indian Youth Wellness Camp’ Seeking Support to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

The American Indian Youth Wellness Camp, a one-week residential camp, integrates American Indian values and culture, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition and exercise to American Indian children from tribes across Arizona.


UA ArtWorks ‘Dreams’ Exhibit Opening Reception, April 12

The collaborative art exhibit features paintings by 23 ArtWorks artists and six artists from the Hozhoni Gallery in Flagstaff that explore the themes of goals, dreaming and imagination. The exhibit runs April 12 – July 26. The opening reception is free and open to the public.


Dr. Andrew Weil to Debate Dr. Irving Kron During Free Public Event, April 23

`Father of integrative medicine,’ Dr. Andrew Weil, will go head-to-head with renowned heart surgeon Dr. Irving Kron, interim dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, on whether prevention or intervention strategies are best for optimal health and wellness.


Pain Clinics Could Cut Down on Opioid Use, UA Team Finds

Pain specialists at the University of Arizona and Banner – University Medicine are trying to reduce the use of opioids for patients suffering from chronic non-cancer pain by utilizing alternatives and complementary methods, and a large array of pain intervention procedures.


UA’s Dr. Jeffrey Frelinger Named Distinguished Fellow of the American Association of Immunologists

Jeffrey Frelinger, PhD, has received the highest honor bestowed by the American Association of Immunologists.


UA Medical Student Awarded $30,000 Scholarship

Second-year medical student Jacquelyn Hoffman has been awarded the Shirley D. Curson Medical Student Scholarship from the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation.


Exploring Copper's Potential as Antibiotic

While antibiotic resistance is on the rise, pharmaceutical companies are making fewer and fewer new antibiotics. UA immunobiologist Michael Johnson says this trend is in urgent need of reversal and believes copper might just be the key.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Arthritis and Heart Disease: Is inflammation the common culprit?,’ April 18 in Green Valley

The free 2019 Green Valley Lecture Series concludes with a focus on arthritis and heart disease.


Dr. Meredith Hay Elected President of the American Physiological Society

Dr. Hay seeks to advance physiology’s brand and increase students’ awareness of physiology as a discipline.


UA Health Sciences Students Win Spot in National CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition

A team of three students from the University of Arizona College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will compete April 12-13 in Minneapolis, Minn., where they will have a chance to win a grand prize of $7,500.


UA, Banner – University Medicine Recognized as ‘Scleroderma Research and Treatment Center’ in Tucson

UA pulmonologists and rheumatologists say the designation will increase patient referrals, improve access to clinical trials and research funding for this autoimmune rheumatic disorder that affects, by some estimates, as many as 300,000 Americans. This is only the second such center in Arizona.


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