Jul 12, 2019

Med-Start: 50 Years Helping Young People Prepare for Their Future in the Health Professions  
The six-week academic enrichment program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences hosted 50 high school students from 22 Arizona communities this summer in an intensive exploration of health professions careers that will impact the health and lives of others.

Associate Dean of Clinical and Competency-Based Education Named  (PhoenixMed)
Kathleen J. Brite, MD, has been named associate dean of Clinical and Competency-Based Education.

Jul 10, 2019

Banner – University Medicine Supports First-Year UA Medical Students with New Stethoscopes  
For the second year in a row, Banner – University Medicine will provide each new medical student at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson a stethoscope. The gift of 120 stethoscopes is valued at $20,500.

Distance to Convenience Stores Predicts How Well a Person’s Diabetes is Controlled  (PhoenixMed)
People who live near convenience stores are more likely to have worse control of their diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Arizona. Biomedical Informatics fellows at the College of Medicine –...

Bringing Diagnostic Tools to Rural Villages  (PhoenixMed)
Medical Student Scott Litton's Scholarly Project uses smart phone-based diagnostic tools in the global health population.

Jul 9, 2019

Realization of a 20-year-old Dream: the International Society of Chinese Health Practices  
What began with two friends’ mutual passion for Tai Chi has become a collaboration between the University of Arizona and Beijing Normal University that will facilitate worldwide research of the benefits of Chinese health practices and the complementary use of Eastern and Western medicine on a global scale.

Two Arizona Nursing Faculty Selected as Fellows in The American Academy of Nursing  
Drs. Sheila M. Gerhart and Ruth E. Taylor-Piliae will be welcomed into the academy during its annual policy conference in Washington, D.C.

Students Provide Care to Rural Villages in Dominican Republic  (PhoenixMed)
Fifteen medical students and four faculty members at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix traveled to the Dominican Republic in May to provide care to more than 300 patients with limited access to medical care. ...

Students Learn from Mentors Underrepresented in Medicine  (PhoenixMed)
Medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have the unique opportunity to network with physicians of similar backgrounds to gain mentorship and motivation to become the next generation of physician leaders. The college’s...

Jul 8, 2019

New Name for Physiology Bachelor’s Degree at UA College of Medicine – Tucson  
Changing the major’s name to Physiology and Medical Sciences and revising graduation requirements will give students an appreciation for the diversity of disciplines and careers supported by a foundation in physiology.

Jul 5, 2019

White Coat Profile: Patrick Mayolo  (PhoenixMed)
His passion for medicine derived from an intellectual curiosity to serve others.

White Coat Profile: Nisha Rehman  (PhoenixMed)
The White Coat Ceremony marks the first time a medical student will don his or her white coat, the defining symbol of a physician. The coat bestows a great honor, and with it comes a responsibility to uphold the trust of every patient they...

Jul 3, 2019

High School Students Learn Trauma Response, Pharmacists’ Skills and Chest-Compression-Only CPR  
Fifty high school students from 22 Arizona communities — Chinle, Douglas, Flagstaff, Fort Apache, Gilbert, Glendale, Green Valley, Laveen, Maricopa, Nogales, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Rico, San Luis, Second Mesa, Somerton, Tuba City, Tucson, Whiteriver, Willcox, Winslow and Yuma — are encouraged to pursue health-care careers through hands-on experience in the Med-Start academic-enrichment summer program.

Graduate Medical Education Program Graduates 96  (PhoenixMed)
Ninety-six residents and fellows from the college's Graduate Medical Education Programs have officially entered the next step of their medical journey.

Jul 1, 2019

UA Alumnus Leaves $8.8M to College of Medicine – Tucson  
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has received an $8.8 million gift from the estate of Dr. Ronald K. Baker, a 1975 alumnus of the college, including the largest endowed scholarship gift ever received by the college.

Noted Oncologist Dr. William Cance Named Interim Director of UA Cancer Center  
Dr. Cance will oversee clinical operations and research, while leading the UA Cancer Center’s efforts to renew its NCI Cancer Center Support Grant in 2020.

Symposium Highlights Work of State’s Most Prominent Researchers  (PhoenixMed)
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and the Arizona Wellbeing Commons at Arizona State University hosted a symposium on June 7 at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus to present research pertaining to virology, immunology,...

Jun 27, 2019

Residency Graduation Profile: Izayadeth Aguayo  (PhoenixMed)
Dr. Aguayo — an alumna from the college's Class of 2016 — recently graduated from the Internal Medicine Residency.

Residency Graduation Profile: Paul Muna Aguon, MD  (PhoenixMed)
Paul Muna Aguon, MD, decided to become a physician because of the dire need for...

Residency Graduation Profile: Jennifer Nelson, DO  (PhoenixMed)
Jennifer Nelson, DO, always knew she wanted to be a physician. It was the obvious...

Residency Graduation Profile: Waseem Albasha, MD  (PhoenixMed)
Waseem Albasha, MD, viewed a career in medicine as an opportunity to care for patients in a unique way....

Jun 26, 2019

Rebecca Fisher, PhD, Named Full Tenured Professor  (PhoenixMed)
An award-winning anatomy instructor and nationally known researcher, Rebecca Fisher, PhD, has been promoted to full tenured professor.

Two College of Medicine – Phoenix Faculty Graduate from Prestigious Leadership Program  (PhoenixMed)
Two University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix faculty members have graduated from a prestigious...

Jun 25, 2019

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Comes to Tucson  
Groundbreaking ceremony for the Toole Family Memory Center at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Tucson, June 28.

UA Receives $1.78M Grant for Mining Safety Study  
Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will study alternatives to diesel fuel, used to power equipment in underground mines, to reduce cancer and respiratory disease in miners.