Alumni News

UA College of Medicine – Tucson to Celebrate 2019 Convocation

More than 100 students in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson officially will become doctors on Thursday, May 9. The convocation ceremony, where students will receive their Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees, will take place at 7 p.m. in UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. The 2019 Convocation keynote speaker is UA...


An Update from Medical Education: April 2019

From the Desk of the Deputy Dean for Education Hello, and welcome to the College of Medicine – Tucson Education update. A big congratulations to all of our faculty, staff and students who presented at this year's Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) Conference in Reno, Nevada. Experts from our college presented on an array of topics, ...


Dr. Andrew Weil to Debate Dr. Irving Kron During Free Public Event, April 23

Are popular preventive medicine strategies like meditation, exercise and eating fruits and vegetables really effective? Or should patients solely consider medical intervention therapies like coronary stents and coronary bypass surgery? This is the focus of an upcoming debate featuring “father of integrative medicine,” Andrew Weil, MD, founder and...


Pain Clinics Could Cut Down on Opioid Use, UA Team Finds

Chronic non-cancer pain is sometimes managed with high-dose opioids, which has partially contributed to the current opioid epidemic. New research from pain specialists at the University of Arizona and Banner – University Medicine may provide options other than opioids for patients with non-cancer chronic pain. "Our study shows the possible...


UA Medical Student Awarded $30,000 Scholarship

Jacquelyn Hoffman, a second-year medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has been awarded the Shirley D. Curson Medical Student Scholarship. The two-year scholarship provides about $15,000 a year and is awarded in a student’s third and fourth years of medical school. The scholarship is awarded through the UA...


New Patient Tower Opens at Banner – UMC Tucson

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson will welcome its first patients to its new, nine-story patient tower beginning April 22. Nearly four years under construction, the $446 million tower features 228 private rooms, 20 new operating rooms, new diagnostic imaging and cardiac catheterization labs, a new cafeteria and stunning views of Tucson...


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

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, an internist, acclaimed author and one of the foremost speakers about the doctor-patient relationship, will discuss the topic of her latest book, “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear,” during the 10th Annual Cindy Wool Memorial Seminar on Humanism in Healthcare. The lecture will take place on Monday, March 25, at noon in...


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

‘Escape from Inflammation Nation: Conquering the Inflammation Epidemic on the Path to Health and Resilience,’ a free lecture open to the public, will be presented Wednesday, April 3, 6-7:15 p.m., at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. The 75-minute talk will include time for questions and...


An Update from Medical Education: March 2019

From the Desk of the Deputy Dean for Education Hello, and welcome to the College of Medicine – Tucson Education update. A big congratulations to the Class of 2019 for a successful Match Day! COM – T leadership wishes them much success in their residency and future careers in medicine. We could not be prouder! In this issue, learn about the many...


Future Physicians Celebrate Match Day

TUCSON, Ariz. – On Friday, March 15, 97 medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson learned where they will first practice as doctors and complete the next phase of their medical training. Forty percent of the class — or 39 doctors — will remain in Arizona. Of the 39 staying in Arizona, 27 will remain in Tucson to...


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

TUCSON, Ariz. — Integrative medicine pioneer, best-selling author and philanthropist Andrew Weil, MD, has committed $15 million to name the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine – adding to his previous gifts totaling $5 million – ensuring the UA is the world's nexus of integrative medicine education, research and innovation. NOTE: Video...


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

More than 100 medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will learn where they will complete the next phase of their medical training at this year’s Match Day ceremony. The event will take place on Friday, March 15, 8:30 a.m., at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa (3800 E. Sunrise Drive). Surrounded by classmates...


Doc Talks: Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Disease

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medicine invite the public to a free wellness expo and lectures by two preeminent heart specialists Tuesday, March 5, at the Doubletree by Hilton Tucson – Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way. The evening event kicks off at 5 p.m. with a wellness expo in which  participants...


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Aortic Diseases: Can We Intervene Before They Turn Deadly?,’ Feb. 21 in Green Valley

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center will continue its 32nd annual Green Valley Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m., with “Aortic Diseases: Can We Intervene Before They Turn Deadly?,” presented by Craig Weinkauf, MD, PhD. The UA Sarver Heart Center Green Valley Lecture Series is offered in cooperation with...


Researchers to Compete in ‘Shark Tank,’ Demo Technology, More at Research Day, Feb. 13

TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona researchers will go head-to-head for a $10,000 prize on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in a shark tank-style competition hosted by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Innovative ideas will be pitched to a panel of “sharks,” a cast of UA celebrity judges who include UA President Robert Robbins, MD; the competition will...


ASTEC Wins Best in Show Award at the 2019 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare

Marissa Lovett, MS, and Eze Ahanonu, MS, graduate student researchers with the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC), received the Best in Show Award at the 2019 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) for their "Augmented Reality-Guided Wound Closure Application." The application was presented as a live...


Tucson High Schoolers to Explore Careers in Medicine, Other Health Professions, Feb. 20

Hundreds of high schoolers from across Tucson will participate in a health-care career fair on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 5–7:30 p.m.  The semi-annual event is held to encourage teens to pursue careers in medicine or other health professions and is spearheaded by resident-physicians who work at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson...


UA’s Mobile Health Program Receives $450K Gift From Banner Health Foundation

The University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Mobile Health Program received a $450,000 gift from Banner Health Foundation’s “Highest and Best Use Awards” program. The funds will support staffing and operations to bring its second mobile clinic into full service. This will enable the Mobile Health Program to provide an...


‘The Power of Precision Medicine’ Theme of Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Feb. 16

TUCSON, Ariz. – Internationally recognized expert on genetics and genomic medicine Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB, will deliver the keynote address, “The Power of Precision Medicine,” at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 17th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Saturday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference will be...


Free Seminar on Winter Sports and Traumatic Brain Injury

Winter activities like skiing, ice hockey and sledding are great ways to have fun and stay in shape, but they can be dangerous if you hit your head at high speed. Hitting your head can result in concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can disrupt brain function. Learn more about preventing and treating head injuries when Banner –...


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