Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

2017 is a momentous year for the UA College of Medicine – Tucson: it marks 50 years since the College was founded, with Dr. Merlin K. “Monte” DuVal leading the charge.

Throughout 2017 we’ll celebrate “50 Years of Innovation,” recognizing innovative discoveries and highlighting the bright minds and pioneering spirit that drives us today. We have significant past accomplishments – such as developing the first artificial wrist in 1974 and the world’s first successful use of a total artificial heart in 1985 – and last year was a record year for our students, residents, faculty and researchers. Let’s continue a trajectory of growth and success into 2017 and beyond!

How you can get involved

Stay connected through social media

Are you on Twitter? Make sure to follow Dean Cairns – @chuckcairns – for updates on his activities and follow the College – @UAmedtucson – for happenings in and around the College of Medicine – Tucson.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on LinkedIn!

Share a memory with the College on Facebook

  1. Create a post on your Facebook page
  2. Use the “handle” @UACOM.alumni to tag the College in your post
  3. Use the hashtag #UAHSCelebrations

Celebrate across UAHS

Many University of Arizona Health Sciences institutions are celebrating milestones this year:

70th UA College of Pharmacy
60th UA College of Nursing
50th UA College of Medicine — Tucson
50th UA Health Sciences Library
40th UA Cancer Center (celebrated in 2016)
30th UA Sarver Center (celebrated in 2016)
25th UA Steele Children’s Research Center
17th UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
10th UA College of Medicine — Phoenix

Learn more about the history, the celebrations and how you can get involved at the UAHS Anniversaries website.