Aug 1, 2018

The Arizona Pulse  (PhoenixMed)

The Journey: Medical Education at the University of Arizona Health Sciences’ Colleges of Medicine in Phoenix and Tucson

Jul 31, 2018

$1.5M Grant to UA Nursing Professor to Reduce E-Cigarette Use Among Youth  

UA College of Nursing Professor receives an NIH grant to enhance Click City: Tobacco, an online tobacco-prevention program.

Ahwatukee Foothills News  (PhoenixMed)

Seven medical students with Ahwatukee connections recently donned their white coats — the defining symbol of a physician — at the annual White Coat Ceremony.

Jul 30, 2018

Second-Year Medical Student Chosen as 2018 Tillman Scholar  (PhoenixMed)

Neil Vigil, a second-year medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, has been named a 2018 Tillman Scholar.


Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics  (PhoenixMed)

The Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics recently profiled Brian MacArthur, MD, the Obstetrics and Gynecology medical student site director at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and a clinical assistant professor at the college.

Dr. MacArthur is new to medical...

Jul 26, 2018

Jennifer Hatcher, PhD, MPH, RN, Joins the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health - Phoenix  

Health disparities researcher, Dr. Jennifer Hatcher, will work to improve the health of Arizona’s underserved and most vulnerable communities.

CBC  (PhoenixMed)

Incan Scrape, Cut or Drill Holes in a CraniumA new study comparing the success rates of trepanation — scraping, cutting or...

Jul 25, 2018

Kelly Reynolds, PhD, to Lead Department of Community, Environment and Policy at UA Zuckerman College of Public Health  

Dr. Kelly Reynolds has worked as a researcher and public health educator in environmental science for more than 30 years, specializing in water quality, food safety and disease transmission.

Jul 24, 2018

UA Health Policy Expert Available to Discuss the Future of the Affordable Care Act and What it Means to Arizonans  

Daniel Derksen, MD, also is available to discuss other pressing issues facing rural Arizona, including: increasing access to health care in rural and underserved Arizona communities; non-opioid approaches to treating acute and chronic pain; and public health interventions to address Arizona’s opioid crisis.

Future Doctors to Receive and Don First White Coats at UA, July 27  

Newly accepted medical students who make up the Class of 2022 will participate in a White Coat Ceremony at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

KTAR News  (PhoenixMed)

Economy, immigration among the factors of Arizona’s declining birth rate, says Michael R. Foley, MD.

Jul 23, 2018

UA’s Anne Ryan, JD, Director of the Tucson Family Advocacy Program, Awarded Legal Aid Attorney of the Year  

Ryan received this prestigious award for her commitment to provide free legal services to underserved and low-income individuals. She also teaches family medicine health-care providers about legal issues that impact health and how they can become more effective advocates for their patients.

Jul 20, 2018

Dr. Steve Goldman Appointed to C. Leonard Pfeiffer Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at UA Sarver Heart Center  

Steve Goldman, MD, a highly productive heart research scientist and cardiology professor, was named to fill the Pfeiffer Chair.

81 New Medical Students Welcomed at White Coat Ceremony  (PhoenixMed)

Eighty-one first-year students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix received the mantle of the medical profession Friday, July 20 when they donned their white coats for the first time during ceremonies at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix.


Jul 19, 2018

UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Welcome Cardiologist Specializing in Heart Rhythm Disorders  

Dr. Rupa Bala, a cardiac electrophysiologist who has expertise in treating atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and complex heart-rhythm disorders, joined the faculty of University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center.

Jul 18, 2018

Two UA Health Sciences Grants Totaling $3.9M Help Ensure Quality Health Care for Arizonans in Rural, Underserved Communities  

The Arizona Health Education Centers and Advanced Nursing Education Workforce grants will provide hands-on, community-based immersion training opportunities for health professions students.

UA Clinical Trial to Repurpose Ketamine for Parkinson’s Patients  

A decades-old drug known as ketamine is being repurposed to potentially help Parkinson’s patients in a new clinical trial at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Colon Cancer Expert Joins UA/Banner as Chief of Gastroenterology  

Dr. Juanita Merchant, a National Academy of Medicine member and renowned physician-scientist on gastrointestinal chronic inflammation and cancer, joins the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and will see patients at Banner – University Medicine North.

Student Researcher Awarded Acclaimed Fellowship  (PhoenixMed)

Matthew Siegel, a researcher in Dr. Taben Hale’s lab, receives fellowship from the American Physiological Society.

Jul 17, 2018

Leader in Disabilities Education Jared Schultz, PhD, Joins UA College of Education and UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities  

Dr. Schultz will teach graduate counseling courses in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program in the UA College of Education. As the research director for the Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities, he will conduct research on current programs, as well as develop new research and programming initiatives.

White Coat Profile: Amir Kaboodrangi  (PhoenixMed)

Growing up in a medically disadvantaged area, first-year medical student Amir Kaboodrangi was driven to make a difference.

Jul 16, 2018

High School Students Scrub in this Summer at the College of Medicine – Phoenix  (PhoenixMed)

High school students from across Arizona and New Mexico spent a week of their summer learning the ins-and-outs of health care by attending lectures, health-related field trips and participating in hands-on lab activities during the Summer...

Faculty Discuss Population Health at AAMC  (PhoenixMed)

Jeff Wolfrey, MD, and Jason Leubner, MD, invited to the national headquarters of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Jul 13, 2018

UA Partners with AHCCCS to Improve Health Care  (PhoenixMed)

The Clinical Informatics Fellowship has partnered with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System to improve health care delivery for Medicaid patients.