Alumni News

‘The Frayed Safety Net: The Future of Public Hospitals in America’ Discussed in Free Public Lecture, Oct. 4

From Boston and Philadelphia to Chicago and Los Angeles, our nation’s flagship public hospitals are disappearing in a sea of apathy and red ink. David Oshinsky, PhD, director of the Division of Medical Humanities at New York University Langone Health in New York, will discuss “The Frayed Safety Net: The Future of Public Hospitals in America,” at...


‘From Sick Care to Health Care: Lifestyle Medicine and the Prevention of Chronic Disease’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Sept. 5

“From Sick Care to Health Care: Lifestyle Medicine and the Prevention of Chronic Disease,” will be presented Wednesday, Sept. 5, 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. Speaker Charles A. Katzenberg, MD, FACC...


UA-Banner Doctors to Provide Free Community Health Lectures Tuesdays in September at ‘Doc Talks’

Top doctors and researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine ­– Tucson and Banner Health will provide free health lectures in September. The Tucson community is invited to attend and pose their questions directly to physicians. The “Doc Talks” lecture series will take place from 5-7 p.m. each Tuesday in September at The Westin La...


Health-Care Policy, Rural Health Expert Dr. Daniel Derksen Appointed Associate VP at UA Health Sciences

Daniel Derksen, MD, a nationally noted health-care policy and rural health expert, and University of Arizona faculty member and administrator, has been appointed associate vice president for health equity, outreach and interprofessional activities at the UA Health Sciences. Dr. Derksen is a professor of public health in the Department of...


UA Medical Students to Honor Willed Body Donors

This week, medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will plant a tree in memory of those who have passed away and generously donated their bodies to science. The annual event, known as the Tree Blessing Ceremony, will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the Dr. Norman Koelling Willed Body Memorial Garden...


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 White...


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...


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 senior associate 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...


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