The University of Arizona College of Medicine was founded nearly 52 years ago on Nov. 17, 1967. To celebrate this anniversary, every November the College of Medicine – Tucson selects a Founders Day lecturer.
"Founders Day and the Founders Day lecture provide the opportunity for us to reflect upon our many accomplishments and to recognize those individuals who have contributed so impactfully to the College’s growth over the years," said Irving Kron, MD, interim dean of the College of Medicine – Tucson.
This year’s speaker will be Ronald Weinstein, MD, who serves as a professor of pathology, public health, medical imaging and pharmacy practice-science, as well as the director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program. Dr. Weinstein will deliver the 2019 Founders Day Lecture at noon Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The lecture will take place in Forum of the Health Sciences Innovation Building.
Nominations for the Founders Day lecturer are solicited annually. Faculty and staff are invited to nominate peers who have made significant contributions to science and for their ability to effectively present research with enthusiasm, vigor and inspiration.
Dr. Weinstein is internationally recognized as the “Father of Telepathology” for inventing, patenting and commercializing robotic telepathology and introducing the word “telepathology.” Since its creation, telepathology — the diagnosis of surgical pathology slides at a distance — has helped thousands of patients worldwide. Dr. Weinstein’s invention transformed the field of clinical care, allowing physicians to quickly diagnose and assist patients who live in remote regions.
Dr. Weinstein’s research has resulted in multiple patents and companies, including startups in the fields of education software and medical devices. His resume includes more than 50 years of extramural funding from federal agencies. Since joining the UA College of Medicine – Tucson in 1990, he has brought over $25 million in grants and contracts to the University. With this funding, Dr. Weinstein has authored or coauthored more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 57 book chapters, 11 books, and numerous editorials and book reviews.
Attendees who are interested in attending the College of Medicine – Tucson 2019 Founders Day lecture are asked to please RSVP here. Free lunch service begins at 11:30 a.m.