News

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.


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.


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.


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.


Jul 11, 2018

Anesthesiology Department Gains Internationally Recognized Physician-Scientist as Visionary Leader

Randal O. Dull, MD, PhD, has been named the chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


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