Alumni News

Meet a MedCat - Victoria Stevens, MD - Class of 1976

Victoria Stevens, MD, has had a fulfilling, award-winning career since graduating from the College of Medicine – Tucson in 1976. Dr. Stevens won the 2018 Physician of the Year Award from Association of American Indian Physicians in July. She is currently the vice chair for the San Carlos Apache Healthcare board of directors. Before retiring from...


COLLEGE OF MEDICINE – TUCSON DEAN SEARCH

I am pleased to announce that we have begun the search to select the next dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.  Jennifer Barton, PhD, Director, Bio5 Institute and Irving Kron, MD, Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences and Interim Executive Dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson have enthusiastically agreed to co-chair...


Medicine is More Than a Science for UA Medical Students in Tucson

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson welcomed a new class of medical students in July. But before the Class of 2022 could begin to learn about practicing medicine, faculty first ensured that students walked in the shoes of their future patients. “Medicine isn’t all science; there is a human piece. Health care is a caring field...


Future Doctors to Receive and Don First White Coats at UA, July 27

TUCSON - More than 100 new medical students will receive and don their first white coats this week at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson White Coat Ceremony. The event, held to honor the college’s latest class of medical students, will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, July 27, in Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. The...


Nationally Recognized Pediatrician, UA Alum to Keynote 2018 White Coat Ceremony

Pediatrician, journalist, entrepreneur and television producer Alok Patel, MD, will return to his alma mater to keynote the ceremony.Alok Patel, MD, a member of the College of Medicine – Tucson’s Class of 2012, will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 White Coat Ceremony.Dr. Patel is a nationally-recognized pediatrician who completed his...


Anesthesiology Department Gains Internationally Recognized Physician-Scientist as Visionary Leader

Randal O. Dull, MD, PhD, has been appointed professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Dull’s leadership role officially commenced on July 2. The physician-scientist is eager to create a sustainable, highly efficient, team-centered anesthesiology program by building trust...


Noted Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Health Administrator Dr. Irving L. Kron Appointed to Leadership Positions at UA Health Sciences, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Irving L. Kron, MD, a noted cardiothoracic surgeon and former chairman of the University of Virginia Department of Surgery, has been appointed associate senior vice president for the University of Arizona Health Sciences and interim executive dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, effective July 9.Michael D. Dake, MD, UA senior vice...


Olympian Billy Mills and UA’s Dr. John N. Galgiani Named Keynote Speakers for Association of American Indian Physicians Conference

John N. Galgiani, MD, director of the UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence, has been named a keynote speaker of the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) 47th Annual Meeting and Health Conference to be held in Scottsdale, July 26-29.Dr. Galgiani, who also is director of the Banner – University Medicine Valley Fever Program and...


UA Researchers Develop Novel ‘Lung-on-a-Leaf’ Model to Study Pulmonary Diseases

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have developed a revolutionary “lung on a leaf” to study pulmonary diseases.Kenneth Knox, MD, professor and associate dean of faculty affairs and development, and Frederic Zenhausern, PhD, MBA, professor and director of the UA Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine,...


UA Medical Students Travel to Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, to Treat Underserved, Practice Medicine

A small group of medical students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will travel to Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, Saturday, June 16, to help host a free, one-day health clinic for the border town’s medically underserved.“Mexico provides good medical services for those who are employed, but in many cases, those who cannot...


Retirement Reception for Melanie Bright

Join us as we wish Melanie the best! Monday, June 18:  3:30 - 5:00 pm, Room 2920, UACC After 28+ years of dedication and service to the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Melanie Bright, Director, Appointments, Promotion & Tenure will be retiring. She has played an important role in the COM-T Office of Faculty Affairs for many years...


College of Medicine – Tucson Launches New Online Learning System

The Offices of Curricular Affairs, Student Affairs and Information Technology are pleased to announce the launch of a new online learning system for students, faculty and staff to access curriculum and related materials for the College of Medicine – Tucson. With this implementation, ArizonaMed — the current online learning management system — will...


UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft Receives Distinguished Achievement Award from American Thoracic Society

A physician-scientist whose research on asthma is world-renowned, Monica Kraft, MD, professor and chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, has received the American Thoracic Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award. The award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to fighting respiratory disease through...


UA Health Sciences and UA Researchers Awarded ABRC Grants Totaling Nearly $6M for Health Research

Twelve University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers and two UA researchers recently received Arizona Biomedical Research Commission Awards totaling nearly $6 million that will fund health research relating to neuropathic and cancer pain, migraines, opioids, antibiotics, antivirals, sinusitis, obesity, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, pulmonary...


Kevin Moynahan, MD, Named 2018 Alumni of the Year

Kevin Moynahan, MD, deputy dean for education, has been named the College of Medicine – Tucson’s Alumni of the Year. The honor is bestowed annually by the University of Arizona Alumni Association.Dr. Moynahan completed his bachelor’s degree, medical degree and residency training at the University of Arizona. After completing a chief residency in...


College of Medicine – Tucson Celebrates 2018 Convocation

WHAT: 2018 Doctors of Medicine ConvocationWHEN: 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10WHERE: Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. (UA Main Campus)This event also will be live streamed beginning at 7 p.m. on the college’s Facebook page.On Thursday evening, 114 graduates from the College of Medicine – Tucson will earn their Doctors of Medicine at a...


UA, Banner Health Receive Largest NIH Award in Arizona History

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner Health have received a $9 million award from the National Institutes of Health for the All of Us Research Program. The program, which will total $60 million over five years, represents the largest NIH award in Arizona history and is tied to an effort to enroll 1 million or more...


UA Health Sciences Colleges Celebrate 2018 Convocations

NOTE: Media are welcome to cover these events, which are open to graduates and their families and friends only, not the general public. Please note that media are asked to remain in the audience area. More details about the ceremonies and profiles of notable graduates will be posted as they become available on the UAHS Office of Public Affairs...


New Medical Spanish Program to Develop Certified Bilingual Physicians

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is launching a medical Spanish training program for residents and fellows to better serve the needs of the city’s Spanish-speaking population.“A large portion of our population is predominately Spanish-speaking,” says Victoria Murrain, DO, interim deputy dean for diversity and inclusion and...


2018 University of Arizona Arthritis Center Bear Down Luncheon Teams Up With UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, May 9

TUCSON, Ariz. – Building upon a long tradition of mutual support, the University of Arizona Arthritis Center once again will team up with the UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as it presents the 2018 University of Arizona Arthritis Center Bear Down Luncheon, a unique event to benefit the UA Arthritis Center and its research efforts. A...


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