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For Students Who Have Overcome Challenges, Pathway to Medical School Program Demonstrates Success

The first students to participate in the Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway (P-MAP) program — an intensive medical school prep program for those who have faced greater-than-average challenges — have graduated from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and become physicians


Dr. Dan Derksen Named UA College of Medicine – Tucson 2019 Alumnus of the Year

The honor recognizes his commitment to the college’s success and mission.


Stem Cell Study Determines Most Harmful Vape Liquids

Novel approach reveals vaping’s effect on endothelial cells and the most harmful flavors.


More Than 175 Attend Annual Faculty Social

The Office of Faculty Affairs hosted its 6th annual Faculty Social on Sunday, April 28.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Relaunches Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway Program

The P-MAP program, which allows highly qualified underrepresented students to automatically be accepted into the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has been revised and relaunched to better suit the needs of incoming medical students.


International Collaboration Aims to Predict Life-Threatening Reaction to Heparin Treatment

No tests currently are available to evaluate risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, an adverse reaction to the drug that can result in catastrophic, life-threatening complications in patients with cardiovascular disease.


Dr. Dan Derksen Named 2019 Alumni of the Year

Dan Derksen, MD, professor of public health and family and community medicine, has been named the College of Medicine – Tucson’s Alumni of the Year.


Colorado Helping Speed up the Future of Health with New Research Program at NCMC

Northern Colorado residents are the first in the state to have the opportunity to enroll on-site and become participants in the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program.


New EMS Bachelor’s Degree Program Starts This Fall at UA College of Medicine – Tucson

One of a few programs in the nation administered through a clinical department, the UA Bachelor of Science major and minor in EMS is designed to enhance emergency medical professionals’ leadership and clinical skills, preparing them for a future in prehospital medicine.


Novel Study Discovers ‘Metabolic Fingerprint’ to Help Treat, Diagnose and Prevent Cervical Cancer

UA Researchers identified ‘metabolic signatures’ to distinguish HPV, pre-cancerous cervical conditions and cancer.


UA’s Mobile Health Program Expands Services

The UA Mobile Health Program has expanded its primary-care services in partnership with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), Youth on Their Own (YOTO) and Primavera Foundation’s Casa Paloma. The mobile clinic provides full-service primary care to low-income residents in medically underserved communities throughout Pima County.


UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft to be Honored at Women’s Forum During ATS 2019

The American Thoracic Society will honor Monica Kraft, MD, chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, with its Elizabeth A. Rich Award at the Women’s Forum during the ATS 2019 International Conference in May. The award recognizes Dr. Kraft as a female role model and mentor and for her contributions to lung disease research.


Using Big Data to Prevent Cardiac Arrhythmias

Researchers at the University of Arizona and Banner Health will create alerts to identify patients at risk for developing heart rhythm disorders and sudden cardiac death, thanks to a $766,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.


College of Medicine – Tucson Recognizes Best Faculty Mentors

For their outstanding dedication to junior faculty mentees, seven faculty members have received the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s 2019 Faculty Mentoring Awards.


UA-Led Initiative Doubles Survival Rates After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

The implementation of a massive, statewide public health initiative led by University of Arizona researchers and involving 21,000 prehospital care patients has doubled the survival rate of severe traumatic brain injury victims and tripled the survival rate among those who were intubated.


UA to Announce Results of EPIC Project for Treating TBI

News conference to announce the results of the Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care project, followed by a live demonstration conducted by the Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department and Mesa Fire and Medical Department, to include extrication of a simulated patient from a major vehicle crash.


Dr. Donata Vercelli Awarded UA Koffler Prize

For her excellence and distinction in research, Donata Vercelli, MD, has been awarded the University of Arizona Koffler Prize for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.


2019 UA Arthritis Center Bear Down Luncheon Teams Up With UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, May 8

Kevin Sumlin and Dave Heeke will be the guest speakers at the event that benefits research to identify the causes and improve the diagnosis and treatment of the more than 100 forms of arthritis.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson CME Office Receives ‘Reaccreditation with Commendation’

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has granted the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) reaccreditation with commendation—the highest status awarded by ACCME.


UA Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Gains Accreditation

New graduate program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will begin in fall Semester 2019. Genetic counseling one of nation’s fastest-growing careers.


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