Jun 14, 2013
Dr. James Dalen Receives Honorary Degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
James Eugene Dalen, MD, MPH, dean emeritus and professor emeritus of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester on June 2 for his pivotal role in the early history of the university.
Dr. Dalen, a renowned cardiologist and respected leader in academic medicine, has spent his career in university hospitals. From 1975 to 1988, he was a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts where he served as chairman of cardiovascular medicine (1975-1977) and then chairman of medicine (1977-88); from 1986 to 1987 he served as interim chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Worcester.
He served as dean of the UA College of Medicine from 1988 to 2001and also as UA vice president for health sciences from 1995 to 2001. He started the School of Public Health, which became the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Also during his tenure as dean and vice president, the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and the Arizona Telemedicine Program were established, and the UA College of Medicine began offering third- and fourth-year medical students the opportunity to complete their training at Phoenix-area hospitals, leading to the development of the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix and Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix.
He was editor of the prestigious Archives of Internal Medicine for many years and continues to be an outspoken advocate for health-care reform. In 2012, Dr. Dalen received the Herbert K. Abrams, MD, Award from the UA College of Medicine - Tucson Department of Family and Community Medicine for his demonstration of "a lifetime commitment to public health and social justice." He now serves as executive director of the Weil Foundation, which supports research and education in integrative medicine, a field Dr. Dalen developed with Andrew Weil, MD. He currently also serves as professor emeritus, teaching in the UA College of Medicine - Tucson and UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.
Dr. Ana María López Named One of 25 Most Influential Hispanic Business Leaders in Arizona
Ana María López, MD, MPH, FACP, professor of medicine and pathology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and medical director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program, has been selected by Az Business Magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanic Business Leaders in Arizona. The magazine identified Hispanic business leaders who bring spirit and energy to the Arizona business environment.
From clinical research with molecular targets to health services research Dr. López' work focuses on optimizing the health of individuals and communities. She is the principal investigator of several breast and ovarian cancer clinical trials focused on quality of life care and innovative treatments. She also is a leader in health disparities and diversity in the health professions.
Dr. López received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowships in general internal medicine and medical oncology at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson. She also holds a master's degree in public health from the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.
Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson Campus, Receives Team Award for Excellence
The Exhibits Committee of the Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson Campus has received the University of Arizona 2013 Team Award for Excellence. The team has worked to bring to the UA campus a variety of exhibits that have highlighted history, art, diversity, ethics and scientific progress and other topics.
Exhibits including "Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature," "Opening Doors: Contemporary African-American Academic Surgeons," "Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating Women Physicians‚" and "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race‚" have been viewed by the campus community as well as by many appreciative members of the community-at-large, including middle and high school students.