Dean Goldschmid Meets With Alumni and Friends in Washington, DC

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

As part of the UA President’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Steve Goldschmid, MD, dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and co-CEO of The University of Arizona Health Network, spoke at CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) headquarters in Washington, DC, on Dec. 6.

Dean Goldschmid spoke to alumni, friends and guests about “Bench to Bedside: Why a Partnership Between a Research College and a Hospital is Important at the University of Arizona.” He discussed the changes in organization, facilities and culture occurring at the College, including the integration of the College with the former University Medical Center and former University Physicians Healthcare into The University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN), the first academic medical network in Arizona, uniting two hospitals (The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus and The University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus), dozens of clinics, several health plans and The University of Arizona Physicians, the practice plan of the faculty physicians of the UA College of Medicine. In addition, he addressed the College’s efforts to double research expenditures by 2020 and the challenges the College faces in achieving strategic planning goals.

The UA President's Distinguished Speaker Series brings internationally recognized UA professors and researchers to Washington, DC, on an ongoing basis to share their knowledge and research on a broad range of topics that play a crucial role in the future of society. The series is presented by the UA Office of the President, the Office of Federal Relations, the University of Arizona Alumni Association and the CapitolCats alumni chapter in Washington, DC.

Photo by: Ron Sachs – CNP