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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...


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...


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