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New Patient Tower Opens at Banner – UMC Tucson

Nine-story hospital tower opens to patients April 22; community preview April 7


UAHS Career Development Awards to 4 Junior Faculty Foster Clinical, Translational Research

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Career Development Awards program seeks to nurture the development of new clinical trials and biomedical and behavioral interventions to treat disease and the number of health scientists for our state and nation. This year the awards will fund sleep-, cancer- and cardiovascular disease-related research by four promising young investigators.


Humanism in Medicine Lecture to Focus on Doctor-Patient Conversations, March 25

New York Times contributor and physician Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, will keynote this year’s Cindy Wool Memorial Seminar at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


‘Escape from Inflammation Nation: Conquering the Inflammation Epidemic on the Path to Health and Resilience, ’ UA Arthritis Center Lecture, April 3

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Floyd “Ski” Chilton will discuss the revolutionary approaches he has developed to prevent, treat and reverse the effects of inflammation as well as to address unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.


An Update from Medical Education: March 2019

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


Future Physicians Celebrate Match Day

Forty percent of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2019 will remain in Arizona to practice medicine and pursue their residency training. More than one-third of the class will pursue primary care — a physician specialty that is critically low in Arizona and the nation.


UA’s Dr. Khadijah Breathett Selected as One of ‘40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health’

Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, a cardiologist at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center who is a passionate advocate for health equity and conducts research on bias in health care, was selected as one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” for 2019.


Two New Internal Medicine Specialists Join Faculty as UA-Banner Clinician Educators

Drs. Malika Varma and Bulbul Cibei bring broad clinical experience in training internal medicine resident physicians and medical students to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Stroke Prevention and Atrial Fibrillation,’ March 21 in Green Valley

The free 2019 Green Valley Lecture Series continues with a focus on stroke prevention and atrial fibrillation.


News conference to announce that the UA Center for Integrative Medicine will be named for Dr. Andrew Weil, who has committed $15 million to the center, bringing his total giving to $20 million.

A news conference to announce that the UA Center for Integrative Medicine will be named for Dr. Andrew Weil, who has committed $15 million to the center, bringing his total giving to $20 million.


Integrative Medicine Pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil Commits $15M to Name UA Center for Integrative Medicine, Bringing Total Giving to $20M

UA Center for Integrative Medicine will be named for Dr. Andrew Weil, who has committed $15 million to the center, bringing his total giving to $20 million.


Implantable 'Tea Bag' in Development Releases Insulin for Children with Diabetes

A $1.2 million grant from the JDRF will support University of Arizona researchers as they continue to perfect and test an implantable "tea bag" that senses glucose levels and automatically releases insulin when needed.


Soon-to-be-Doctors Learn their Future at Match Day Ceremony at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson

On Friday, March 15, 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.


Lecture: Dr. John P. Howe, III, Former President and CEO of Project HOPE to Speak at UA, March 19

Dr. Howe, the former president and CEO of Project HOPE, will discuss “Health Diplomacy: From Theory to Practice” and its relevance today, describing public health practice in Africa, Asia, South America and the United States March 19. The lecture is presented by the 2019 James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy, which is free and open to the public.


UA’s Dr. Marvin Slepian co-chairs International Forum on Virtual Reality and Health Care, March 7-8 at UA

The future of medicine in many ways already is here – and is being discussed and exhibited at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center.


‘The Future of Bone and Cartilage Regeneration’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, March 13

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. John Szivek and Dr. David S. Margolis will discuss the groundbreaking bone regeneration and cartilage research being conducted in their laboratory.


UA Researcher Seeks to Prevent Heart Failure after a Heart Attack

American Heart Association funding will allow UA College of Medicine – Phoenix post-doctoral fellow to target fibroblasts.


UA receives $2 Million Matching Challenge from Zuckerman Family Foundation

Gift to support scholarships and programming in the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.


Latest Anti-retroviral Drug Regimens Provide `Lazarus Effect’ for HIV Patients Suffering from Frailty

Frailty related to HIV infection “is rapidly becoming a specter of the past” and today it “is possible to control HIV infection in all patients,” according to a perspective article authored by a clinical team at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


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