Alumni News

Medical Student Wins National Poetry Competition

Third-year medical student Sean McEvoy has won first place in the William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition. More than 250 poems were submitted to the national competition, which is open to students enrolled in colleges of medicine or osteopathy.“I was totally surprised and honored to get the news. I stopped writing during the first two years of...


UA Medical Students’ Residencies to be Revealed at Match Day Ceremony

DATE/TIME: 9 a.m. Friday, March 16 Note: Match results will be revealed at precisely 10 a.m. LOCATION:University of Arizona Memorial Student Union – South Ballroom, 1301 E. University Blvd. Nearly 120 medical students in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will learn where they will complete the next phase of their medical...


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘New Interventional Procedures for Heart Disease’ – March 15 in Green Valley

Tom A. Lassar, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, will discuss New Interventional Procedures for Heart Disease, the last offering in this season’s University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Green Valley Lecture Series, Thursday, March 15, at 10 a.m. The lecture will take place at Canoa Hills Social...


‘Let’s Talk About the Brain,’ Free Public Lecture, March 13

How much do you know about your brain? In observance of Brain Awareness Week, March 12-18, the Department of Physiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will present a free public lecture, “Let’s Talk About the Brain.”Featuring three UA College of Medicine – Tucson researchers in a TED Talk-style format, the event will be...


UA Department of Pediatrics Establishes Arizona’s First Pediatric Developmental Behavioral Fellowship

The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics has established Arizona’s first Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship program to train the next generation of developmental behavioral pediatricians. The new fellowship was approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in January 2018. The fellowship begins on July...


College of Medicine – Tucson Founders Honored at Founding Faculty Dinner

More than 200 people attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Founding and Early Faculty Dinner on Monday, Feb. 19. The annual event recognizes the pioneering group of individuals who helped establish the college in 1967. The event, which took place at the Tucson Country Club, featured a special medallion presentation by...


Free, Public ‘Doc Talks’ Presented in March

The Tucson community is invited to a series of free evening lectures in March on important health topics presented by physician specialists of Banner – University Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. The second Annual “Doc Talks” lecture series will be presented 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesdays, in March at the Hacienda del...


UA Sleep Research for Student-Athletes Awarded NCAA Grant

Looking to improve sleep among student-athletes, two University of Arizona researchers developed and have enhanced an educational support sleep program and have been awarded an NCAA grant to expand its reach. Sleep problems are common among student-athletes. The National College Health Assessment surveyed athletes from 2011-2014 and found that 19...


AAMC Official Promotes Inclusive Excellence During Recent UAHS Campus Visit

Sharing the value of inclusive excellence in health professions education, David A. Acosta, MD, chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), visited the University of Arizona Health Sciences on Feb. 7 and 8. Dr. Acosta provides strategic vision and leadership for the AAMC’s diversity and inclusion...


UA Medical Students to Pledge to Provide Compassionate Patient Care at Solidarity Day Event Feb. 16

DATE/TIME: Noon Friday, Feb. 16 LOCATION: University of Arizona Health Sciences plaza, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson TUCSON, Ariz. – In honor of national Solidarity Day, celebrated on Feb. 16, dozens of medical students, faculty and staff at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will join hands and create a human chain...


‘Tour of the Heart: How Advances in Imaging Improve Diagnostics and Guide Treatments’ – Feb. 15 in Green Valley

Raj Janardhanan, MD, is the next speaker in the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Green Valley Lecture Series, Thursday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. An associate professor of medicine and medical imaging at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, he will discuss “Tour of the Heart: How Advances in Imaging Improve Diagnostics and...


More Than 150 COM-T Physicians Recognized as `Best Doctors in America'

More than 150 physicians in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson have been recognized on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2017-2018. Only 4 percent of U.S. physicians earn this prestigious honor. Physicians and their organizations cannot pay to be selected as Best Doctors, nor does Best Doctors pay physicians to be named on...


Dr. Victoria Murrain Appointed Interim Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson

As interim deputy dean for diversity and inclusion she serves as chief diversity officer for the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and, with key stakeholders, will develop a sustainable plan for implementation of clear college-wide policies and strategies pertaining to diversity and inclusion. In that regard, she will establish programs and...


Feb. 8 Lecture: Data Sharing in Clinical Trials featuring Dr. Jeffrey M. Drazen, Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine

Data sharing in clinical trials will be examined by Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD, editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine in a free presentation, open to the public, on Thursday, Feb. 8. The lecture will be held 5 to 6 p.m. at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, 1295 N. Martin Ave., Drachman Hall,...


New Pain Management Online Course Launched by UA Center for Integrative Medicine

With growing awareness of the opioid epidemic, clinicians and patients are seeking to decrease pharmaceutical use, turning to integrative therapies. An all-new online course developed by the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine expands medical training for pain treatment. Current statistics on pain in the United States are...


New Chiefs of Staff at Banner – UMC Tucson and South

The 1,068 physicians who practice at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and the 708 physicians who practice at Banner – University Medical South have elected a chief of staff at each hospital, effective Jan. 1. The chief of staff is the chief administrative officer for hospital physicians, overseeing physician credentialing and peer review...


UA Arthritis Center Director to Discuss `Osteoarthritis Under the Microscope,’ Feb. 8 in Yuma

The Yuma Friends of the University of Arizona Health Sciences will host a free public presentation on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m., at the Goodwill Yuma Career Center, 3097 S. Eighth Ave., Yuma, Ariz. The lecture, “Osteoarthritis Under the Microscope,” will be presented by C. Kent Kwoh, MD, director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center....


“Aging and Our Immunity” Theme of UA Arthritis Center’s 16th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 27

Internationally recognized immunologist and gerontologist Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD, will deliver the keynote address, “Aging and Our Immunity,” at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 16th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference will be held at Banner – University Medical...


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘New Ways to Diagnose and Treat Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias’ – Jan. 18 in Green Valley

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center will kick off its Green Valley Lecture Series, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. with “New Ways to Diagnose and Treat Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias,” with MD. Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm problem, particularly in people over age 60. In many cases, medications may be sufficient...


UA Sarver Heart Center and The Heart Series Present: ‘Tools You Can Use to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke’ - Jan. 13 in Oro Valley

An engaging discussion with Charles Katzenberg, MD, titled “Tools You Can Use to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke,” will provide specific actions to prevent heart disease and stroke. The lecture will take place Saturday, Jan. 13, noon. Dr. Katzenberg is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and...


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