Our Colleges

The University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) is a network of health-related organizations and activities unique in the state and region. It includes the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine (Tucson and Phoenix campuses), Nursing and Pharmacy; the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, The University of Arizona Cancer Center; and our clinical partner Banner - University Medicine.

Arizona’s only academic health sciences center, UAHS is based on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson and maintains a growing presence on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these locations, UAHS reaches across the state of Arizona and well beyond its borders to provide health-care education, research, patient care and service for Arizonans and their neighbors in the Southwest and beyond.

UA College of Medicine - Tucson

Charles B. Cairns, MD, FACEP, FAHA
Dean, College of Medicine
Assistant Vice President, Clinical Research and Clinical Trials
Professor, Emergency Medicine

Advancing health and wellness through education, research and patient care
Fast Facts

Established: 1967
Departments: 20
Centers: 9
New Medical Students each year: 135
Residents and Fellows: 700+
Research Funding: $73.8 million (FY15)

Research Concentrations:
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Neurological Disorders

UA College of Medicine - Phoenix

Guy Reed, MD, MS
Dean, College of Medicine - Phoenix
Professor, Medicine

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars and who will embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and healthcare for all.
Fast Facts

First Class: August 2007
Current Medical Students: 328
New Medical Students each year: 80

UA College of Nursing

Joan L. Shaver, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, College of Nursing
Professor, Nursing

Leading Through Innovative Learning
Fast Facts
Established: 1957
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Master of Science (MS) in Nursing
  • RN to MS (online) Clinical Systems Leader
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • PhD (Nursing)
  • Dual DNP/PhD

UA College of Pharmacy

Rick G. Schnellmann, PhD
Dean, College of Pharmacy
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Fast Facts

Established: 1947
Campuses: Tucson and Phoenix

  • Pharmacy Practice and Science
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center
  • Center for Toxicology
  • Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research
  • Medication Management Center

UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Iman Hakim, MBBCh, PhD, MPH
Dean, College of Public Health
Professor, Public Health

Fast Facts

Campuses: Tucson and Phoenix
Divisions: 3
Centers: 7
Interprofessional Collaborative Centers: 4
Degrees Offered: MPH, MS, PhD, DrPH and BS in Public Health