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Promoted, New Faculty Recognized at College’s Summer General Faculty Meeting
August 15, 2019

Congratulations to the eight new faculty and 12 recently promoted faculty in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine and beyond who were recognized Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the first UA College of Medicine – Tucson General Faculty Meeting hosted in the Health Sciences Innovation Building. See who they are as well as video and photos from the meeting…

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Transition in Leadership at University of Arizona Cancer Center Announced
August 15, 2019

Dr. William Cance, interim director for the University of Arizona Cancer Center, has accepted a new position as chief medical and scientific officer at the American Cancer Society, announced Dr. Michael D. Dake, MD, senior vice president, UA Health Sciences. Dr. Joan Sweasy, formerly of the Yale Cancer Center, was named the new interim director, and Hematology and Oncology Chief Dr. Julie Bauman was named deputy director…

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Environmental Health Science Pilot Grants Available from SWEHSC – Apply Today!
August 14, 2019

Considering research in environmental health sciences? The Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC), part of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy’s Center for Toxicology, is on the hunt for pilot project applicants. Win an award up to $40,000 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, an NIH unit, for research on how the environment affects people to promote healthier lives. Deadline: 5 p.m., Fri., Sept. 6. Learn more…

Dr. Julie Bauman Named Fellow of National Academic Medicine Leadership Program
August 13, 2019

Dr. Julie Bauman, a UA professor of medicine and Hematology and Oncology division chief, has been named a 2019-20 fellow of the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the national program based at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, prepares women for senior leadership roles in schools of medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy. Prior ELAM fellowship alumni include Drs. Monica Kraft and Leigh Neumayer…

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UA College of Pharmacy Appoints Faculty with Expertise in Pharmacogenomics, Drug Discovery
August 12, 2019

Dr. Qin M. Chen, wife of University of Arizona cardiologist Dr. Joe Alpert, joins the college’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science as a professor of pharmacology and the Holsclaw endowed professor in pharmacogenomics. And Dr. Jutta Wanner joins its Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology as an associate professor and co-director for the Arizona Center for Drug Discovery...

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Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop Schedule Announced for Fall 2019
August 11, 2019

The University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery, and Innovation’s Fall 2019 schedule for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshops runs from Aug. 22 to Dec. 4. These interactive, discussion-based sessions—designed for graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers—are open to all members of campus. All workshops count towards fulfillment of RCR education requirements from the NSF and NIH. See topics here and enroll today…

Doc Talks: Child Development and Wellbeing
August 6, 2019

Free health lectures focusing on child development, Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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U.S. News Releases Latest 'Best Hospitals' List – See Who Ranked Where
July 30, 2019

It's been two decades since the hospital that serves as the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson's primary clinical partner did not make the U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" national top 50 rankings in at least one adult specialty, procedure or condition. Banner – University Medical Center Tucson attributed it to a new algorithm the magazine uses to calculate the rankings and points to its new, state-of-the-art, $446-million hospital tower as the game-changer that will return it to the market leader in Southern Arizona…

UA Researcher and Doctoral Student Reconcile Scientific Standoff in Colon Cancer Research
July 30, 2019
Curtis Thorne, PhD, and UA doctoral student Carly Cabel validated findings from a 2018 collaborative study that identified a possible new therapeutic target for colon cancer – after a Harvard lab challenged the initial results.

UA Fueling Rapid Tucson Tech Growth
July 30, 2019
Tucson has enjoyed a 90% jump in technology jobs over the last five years, making it one of the top up-and-coming tech markets in North America, according to global commercial real estate services and investment company CBRE.

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2019 White Coat Ceremony a Celebration of Physicians of the Future
July 29, 2019

Congratulations to the nearly 120 incoming medical students in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Class of 2023 who received their first white coats at the annual ceremony hosted Friday, July 26, at the UA Centennial Hall. See the video and photos from Dr. Indu Partha and others, as well as who all attended from the Department of Medicine…

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CanHEAL, a Complimentary Cancer Patient Resource, the Latest Innovation in Integrative Medicine at UA
July 19, 2019

The University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine has developed a free online integrative cancer care toolkit to help those recently diagnosed feel less overwhelmed, learn about approaches to support their treatment and overall wellbeing, and gain access to useful resources. See this and more on healthy eating, wellness coaching, integrative psychiatry and fertility…

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Banner eConnect Offers Tips for a Safe, Healthy Summer
July 18, 2019

Several recent Health eConnect newsletters from Banner Health have corresponded to seasonal themes of summer, offering tips and tricks to avoid conflicts with Mother Nature. Whether it’s allergies, desert critters that bite or sting, sun safety or just drinking enough water, these little reminders aim to help keep you and your loved ones healthy…

Future Physicians, Researchers Spend Transformative Summer on the U.S.-Mexico Border
July 17, 2019

FRONTERA summer program pairs University of Arizona students with mentors, giving them hands-on border-health research experience while building stronger applicants to medical school and graduate health sciences programs.

Dr. Marvin Slepian Elected President of Think Tank That Promotes Medical Device Technology
July 16, 2019
Dr. Slepian’s extensive research career has resulted in innovative diagnostics and therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases. His work at the University of Arizona has focused on the development and use of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering, drug delivery and medical-device development.

Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance Cultivates Student Curiosity
July 16, 2019

The SIMI summer program takes the stigma out of ignorance, equipping students with the question-asking skills they need to succeed professionally and intellectually.

Dr. Michael M.I. Abecassis Appointed Dean of UA College of Medicine – Tucson
July 15, 2019

Dr. Abecassis is the J. Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Microbiology-Immunology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He also is chief of the Division of Organ Transplantation and founding director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center.

Med-Start: 50 Years Helping Young People Prepare for Their Future in the Health Professions
July 12, 2019

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.

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COM-T MedEd Update: Orientation Week and Multiple Mini Interview Assistance
July 12, 2019

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will welcome its newest class of medical students to the MedCat community on July 22, with Orientation Week activities capped by the white coat ceremony. See the “Class of 2023” infographic to learn more. In addition, faculty and staff are asked to contact the Office of Admissions to volunteer to assist with the Multiple Mini Interview process with prospective medical students. Help decide who our next class will include, says deputy dean for education and internist Dr. Kevin Moynahan. Sign up today!

Realization of a 20-year-old Dream: the International Society of Chinese Health Practices
July 9, 2019
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.