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Banner – University Medicine Supports First-Year UA Medical Students with New Stethoscopes

For the second year in a row, Banner – University Medicine will provide each new medical student at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson a stethoscope. The gift of 120 stethoscopes is valued at $20,500.


Future Doctors to Receive First White Coats at UA

As a symbol of their acceptance into medical school, new medical students will receive and don their first white coats at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson White Coat Ceremony. The incoming class of students includes a former UA football player, a navy dive medic, twin brothers, a former teacher and a former doula and birth coach.


Realization of a 20-year-old Dream: the International Society of Chinese Health Practices

What began with two friends’ mutual passion for Tai Chi has become a collaboration between the University of Arizona and Beijing Normal University that will facilitate worldwide research of the benefits of Chinese health practices and the complementary use of Eastern and Western medicine on a global scale.


New Name for Physiology Bachelor’s Degree at UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Changing the major’s name to Physiology and Medical Sciences and revising graduation requirements will give students an appreciation for the diversity of disciplines and careers supported by a foundation in physiology.


High School Students Learn Trauma Response, Pharmacists’ Skills and Chest-Compression-Only CPR

Fifty high school students from 22 Arizona communities — Chinle, Douglas, Flagstaff, Fort Apache, Gilbert, Glendale, Green Valley, Laveen, Maricopa, Nogales, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Rico, San Luis, Second Mesa, Somerton, Tuba City, Tucson, Whiteriver, Willcox, Winslow and Yuma — are encouraged to pursue health-care careers through hands-on experience in the Med-Start academic-enrichment summer program.


Noted Oncologist Dr. William Cance Named Interim Director of UA Cancer Center

Dr. Cance will oversee clinical operations and research, while leading the UA Cancer Center’s efforts to renew its NCI Cancer Center Support Grant in 2020.


UA Alumnus Leaves $8.8M to College of Medicine – Tucson

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has received an $8.8 million gift from the estate of Dr. Ronald K. Baker, a 1975 alumnus of the college, including the largest endowed scholarship gift ever received by the college.


Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Comes to Tucson

Groundbreaking ceremony for the Toole Family Memory Center at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Tucson, June 28.


UA Receives $1.78M Grant for Mining Safety Study

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will study alternatives to diesel fuel, used to power equipment in underground mines, to reduce cancer and respiratory disease in miners.


College of Medicine – Tucson Launches Scholarship Program for Residents and Fellows

Residents and fellows pursuing coursework at the University of Arizona are invited to apply for up to $5,000 in annual scholarship funding.


Dr. Ida M. “Ki” Moore Named Dean of the UA College of Nursing

Dr. Ida M. “Ki” Moore brings impressive record of research funding, collaborative partnerships and professional development.


UA Researcher Studying New Treatment to Prolong Survival in Advanced Biliary Tract Cancers

Dr. Rachna Shroff is seeking a “goldmine of information” in her quest to extend survival and improve quality of life for patients with cancers of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.


Future Doctors to Receive First White Coats at UA

As a symbol of their acceptance into medical school, new medical students will receive and don their first white coats at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson White Coat Ceremony. The incoming class of students includes a former UA football player, a navy dive medic, twin brothers, a former teacher and a former doula and birth coach.


Call for Nominations for Regents’ Professorships

UA President Robert Robbins has issued the 2019-20 call for nominations of candidates for Regents' Professor.


Veteran Communications Professional Mark Lane To Lead UA Health Sciences Communications

Mark Lane, who has more than 25 years of leadership experience in communications, public relations and brand marketing, has been appointed associate vice president for communications at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.


Janet Major Elected U.S. Distance Learning Association President

A vital contributor to the Arizona Telemedicine Program at the University of Arizona for more than 20 years, Major trains health-care professionals in the effective use of videoconferencing and also plans, develops and installs the teleconferencing and telemedicine equipment used at rural telemedicine sites.


An Update from Medical Education: June 2019

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


Joann Sweasy, PhD, Joins UA Cancer Center as Associate Director for Basic Sciences

Previously at Yale University, Dr. Sweasy brings expertise in basic sciences that will facilitate translational research.


UA Physician to Study Sleep Apnea and Heart Health

Dr. Salma Patel will explore mortality related to obstructive sleep apnea in individuals suffering from cardiac arrhythmia, with a future focus on alternative therapies to continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, devices that help some people sleep better.


Dean’s Faculty Advisory Committee Meeting: What You Need to Know

The Dean’s Faculty Advisory Committee (DFAC) meets quarterly with Interim Dean Irving Kron, MD, to advise on matters that affect College of Medicine – Tucson faculty. The committee met for the second time this year on April 16. Here’s what was discussed during the meeting.


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