Alumni News

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...


Fred DuVal to Keynote College of Medicine – Tucson Convocation

Fred DuVal, son of the founding dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, will keynote the 2018 Doctor of Medicine convocation ceremony.DuVal is a longtime supporter of the College.“Fred has the distinction of literally growing up with our medical school given the role of his father, Monte DuVal, as the founding Dean of the UA College of...


‘Battling the Opioid Epidemic: UA Experts see the Light Through Groundbreaking Research’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, May 2

TUCSON, Ariz. – “Battling the Opioid Epidemic: UA Experts See the Light Through Groundbreaking Research,” will be presented Wednesday, May 2, 6-7:15 p.m., at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. The 75-minute presentation will include time for questions and answers. Chronic pain affects an...


Allan Hamilton, MD, Named Regents' Professor

Five University of Arizona faculty members — David Breshears, Dr. Allan Hamilton, Barbara Mills, Steven Schwartz and Robert A. Williams Jr. — have been named Regents' Professors by the Arizona Board of Regents. The title of Regents' Professor serves as recognition of the highest academic merit and is an honor reserved for faculty members whose...


UA Appoints Dr. Michael D. Dake as Senior VP for Health Sciences

TUCSON, Ariz. — Dr. Michael D. Dake, an internationally recognized physician-scientist, health educator and innovative medical researcher, has been appointed senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona.Dake, who also will hold an appointment as a professor of medical imaging, will assume his new duties on June 4. "I am...


National Academy of Medicine Selects Resident’s Art for Display in Washington, DC

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected a painting by Jacqueline Huynh, MD, for display in Washington, D.C. Dr. Huynh’s art was selected as part of the Expressions of Clinician Well-Being, a NAM initiative that promotes awareness of physician burnout or resilience through art.Huynh’s painting, called “Haunted,” is part of a series she...


Medical Student Reflects on White Coat Ceremony

On National Doctors Day, Sandra Vazquez Salas, a member of the Class of 2021, reflects on the impact of last year’s White Coat campaign. “The White Coat Ceremony was an event I’ll never forget,” says the first-year MedCat. Receiving her first white coat and stethoscope left a deep, lasting impression. “It made me truly realize I was a medical...


Future Physicians Celebrate Match Day at UA College of Medicine – Tucson

On Friday, March 16, 114 medical students in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson learned where they will go to complete the next phase of their medical training.One-third of the class will remain in Arizona; two will serve the country through military matches; and 26 will continue their medical training here in the UA College of...


The Intestinal Microbiome and Fecal Transplants’ Promise for Treating Digestive and Autoimmune Diseases Discussed in Free Public Lecture, March 23

Fecal transplants—a procedure in which stool from a healthy person is transferred into another person’s intestines to re-populate good bacteria—have shown promise as a treatment for Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infection, as well as for digestive and autoimmune diseases, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative...


Free Tours of New Banner - UMC Tower

Free public tours of the nine-story tower under construction at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., will be offered 4-5 p.m. March 29, April 5 and April 12. The 670,000-square-foot tower is on schedule to welcome its first patients in April 2019. It will replace the older sections of the original hospital, which...


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...


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