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May 2, 2019

Dr. Donata Vercelli Awarded UA Koffler Prize  
For her excellence and distinction in research, Donata Vercelli, MD, has been awarded the University of Arizona Koffler Prize for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.

Commencement Profile: Taylor Cushman  (PhoenixMed)
Student's research advances treatment options of radiation therapy and immunotherapy.

Commencement Profile: Nathan Goff  (PhoenixMed)
Set to graduate from the college on May 6, Goff will continue training in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

May 1, 2019

UA College of Medicine – Tucson CME Office Receives ‘Reaccreditation with Commendation’  
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has granted the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) reaccreditation with commendation—the highest status awarded by ACCME.

2019 UA Arthritis Center Bear Down Luncheon Teams Up With UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, May 8  
Kevin Sumlin and Dave Heeke will be the guest speakers at the event that benefits research to identify the causes and improve the diagnosis and treatment of the more than 100 forms of arthritis.

Commencement Profile: Aishan Shi  (PhoenixMed)
Fourth-year medical student selected by her peers as the Class of 2019 Commencement speaker.

Commencement Profile: Jamil Jaber  (PhoenixMed)
Fourth-year medical student will serve his country while learning to be an orthopedic surgeon.

Apr 30, 2019

UA Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Gains Accreditation  
New graduate program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will begin in fall Semester 2019. Genetic counseling one of nation’s fastest-growing careers.

UA College of Medicine Offers Rural Experiences to Students  (PhoenixMed)
Arizona is in dire need of physicians, and the need is greatest in rural areas. The Health Resources and Services Administration estimates that the state needs 563 primary care physicians to eliminate the current shortage and will need 1,941 physicians by 2030. The University of Arizona...

Apr 29, 2019

First Surgeries Today in Banner – UMC’s New ORs in Tower 1  
Blessings, ribbon-cutting and a robotic partial nephrectomy.

UA to Study Link Between Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides and Childhood ADHD  
Melissa Furlong, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow and environmental epidemiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will study the link between pesticides and childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Arizona, with funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Dentists Can Be the First Line of Defense against Domestic Violence  (PhoenixMed)
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Midwestern University have published an article to bring to light the important role dentists can play in identifying domestic violence victims. ...

Apr 26, 2019

UA College Partners with Space Tango to Test Diagnostic Tool in Space  
Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine will integrate its health platform in the company’s automated CubeLab system to develop an easy way to test astronauts’ health in space.

Apr 25, 2019

Janine Hinton Joins National League for Nursing’s Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators  
The honor will allow the University of Arizona College of Nursing clinical assistant professor to participate in the program designed for faculty members interested in assuming leadership roles in the research or administration of simulation programs in nursing education.

Jianqin Lu Joins UA College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology  
Dr. Lu brings pharmaceutics expertise in cancer immunotherapy that will facilitate cancer drug discovery.

Dentists Can Be the First Line of Defense against Domestic Violence  
New findings indicate that oral biomarkers may help health providers identify victims of domestic violence.

UA College Partners with Space Tango to Test Diagnostic Tool in Space  (PhoenixMed)
Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix are partnering with Space Tango, a private aerospace company that designs, builds and operates facilities on the International Space Station, to develop an easy way to test astronauts’ health in space. ...

Apr 24, 2019

Commencement Profile: Kathleen Vincent  (PhoenixMed)
A desire to impact people in a way that was universal fueled future graduate's interest in medicine.

Apr 23, 2019

‘Happiness: A Scientific Look at How to Create Balance and Purpose in Life,’ UA Arthritis Center Lecture, May 1  
Free and open to the public, the lecture by UA College of Science’s Bob Logan will focus on eight scientifically proven techniques to bring happiness to one’s life.

Professor Zoe Cohen Receives UA’s Five-Star Faculty Award  
For excellence in teaching and mentoring, Zoe Cohen, PhD, of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Physiology, has received the Margaret M. Briehl and Dennis T. Ray Five Star Faculty Award.

UA Department of Immunobiology Brings `National DNA Day’ to Local High Schools  
The Department of Immunobiology in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson is hosting “National DNA Day” events at three Tucson high schools, April 24, 25 and 26, to highlight the importance of genomic research.

Grants Given to Projects that Promote Diversity  (PhoenixMed)
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has awarded five projects at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix funding.

Apr 22, 2019

Banner – UMC Tucson’s New Hospital Tower Opens Today  
New Public Entrance, New Street Address

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