UA Health Sciences Colleges’ 2018 Graduates Available for Interviews

May 9, 2018

WRITERS/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS NOTE: Media are welcome to cover these events, which are open to graduates and their families and friends only, not the general public. More details about the ceremonies are on the UAHS Office of Public Affairs website at opa.uahs.arizona.edu/newsroom/news/2018/ua-health-sciences-colleges-2018-convocations-details. Please note that media are asked to remain in the audience area. To arrange interviews with graduating students, please contact the following UAHS communicators.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 10

 

  • 2 to 4 p.m.

UA College of Nursing Convocation

LOCATION: Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. (UA Main Campus), Tucson

Media contact: Will Holst, 520-626-2512, cell phone 520-822-6650, wholst@email.arizona.edu

 

Connie Tran: From Childhood Dream to Nursing Research and Beyond

Read the BSN honors student’s story at opa.uahs.arizona.edu/newsroom/news/2018/ua-health-sciences-colleges-convocations-2018-meet-some-graduates

 

  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Convocation: Doctors of Medicine

LOCATION: Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. (UA Main Campus), Tucson

(Light reception follows at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Arizona State Museum across from Centennial Hall.)

This event also will be broadcast live beginning at 7 p.m. on Facebook, facebook.com/UACOM.Tucson

Media contact: Nadia Whitehead, 520-626-9722, cell phone 915-276-6803, nwhitehead@email.arizona.edu

 

Cubby Michael Pierre: Growing up on a Reservation Influenced his Desire to Become a Doctor

Dave Reyes: From First-Generation College Graduate to Internal Medicine Physician Caring for the Underserved

Read their stories at opa.uahs.arizona.edu/newsroom/news/2018/ua-health-sciences-colleges-convocations-2018-meet-some-graduates

 

FRIDAY, MAY 11

 

  • 9 to 10:30 a.m.

UA College of Pharmacy Convocation

LOCATION: Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. (UA Main Campus), Tucson

(Reception follows at about 10:30 a.m. on the lawn of the Arizona State Museum across from Centennial Hall.)

This event also will be broadcast live and archived on the internet at streaming.biocom.arizona.edu

Media contact: Alli Benjamin, 520-626-3389, cell phone 509-230-3520, abenjamin@pharmacy.arizona.edu

 

Xu Zhou (PhD): An ‘Underappreciated Gene’ Leads to a Ground-breaking Discovery

Read her story at opa.uahs.arizona.edu/newsroom/news/2018/ua-health-sciences-colleges-convocations-2018-meet-some-graduates

 

  • 2 to 4 p.m.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Convocation: undergraduates, Department of Physiology, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree with a major in physiology

LOCATION: UA Student Union Memorial Center, Grand Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd. (UA Main Campus), Tucson

(Reception follows at approximately 4:15 p.m.)

Media contact: Jean Spinelli, 520-626-2531, cell phone 520-465-4193, jspinell@email.arizona.edu

 

Maya Lowney: Honors Student’s Work Spans Science and Art

Christie Rosputni: Balancing Work, Family and Physiology

Read their stories at opa.uahs.arizona.edu/newsroom/news/2018/ua-health-sciences-colleges-convocations-2018-meet-some-graduates

 

SATURDAY, MAY 12

 

9 to 11 a.m.

UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Convocation

LOCATION: Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. (UA Main Campus), Tucson

(Reception for graduates, family and friends follows at the Women’s Plaza Walkway.)

The ceremony will be broadcast live by the Western Region Public Health Training Center (based at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health) and will be archived on the center’s YouTube channel, youtube.com/watch?v=zWQoLDuNQV4

Media contact: Gerri Kelly, 520-626-9669, cell phone 312-437-7007, gkelly@email.arizona.edu

 

Dametreea Carr, 29, is a Tucson native and Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellow who spent two years in Rwanda as a Peace Corps volunteer before pursuing a master’s degree at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health. One of two students to receive a master of public health (MPH) degree with a concentration in the new One Health program, after graduation she will begin work as an infectious disease epidemiologist with the Pinal County Public Health Department in Florence.

Read Carr’s story at opa.uahs.arizona.edu/newsroom/news/2018/ua-health-sciences-colleges-convocations-2018-meet-some-graduates

 

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs approximately 4,000 people, has approximately 800 faculty members and garners more than $140 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn)

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