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Join Colleagues for ‘MedCat’ and ‘Star Wars’ Night at Hi-Corbett Field for Arizona Baseball, May 4
April 22, 2019

Join students, faculty and alums of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson for a night at the ballpark with Arizona Baseball. The Wildcats will be taking on the Oregon Ducks and the first pitch is at 6 p.m. Tickets are discounted from $10 to $4 – but you’ll need the promo code – for general admission. By the way, it’s also Star Wars Night, so feel free to come as your favorite character from one of the movies, bring your light sabers and may the force be with us!


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New Banner – UMC Tucson Hospital Tower Opens Today
April 22, 2019

Note new hospital address, 1625 N. Campbell Ave., and main entrance off of Elm Street and Campbell. Access to the new tower without exiting outside is available off of the second and fourth floors of the Diamond Children’s tower. Old vertical badges won’t work in new tower, so stop by security for a new one. See maps to assist you and refer to team leaders and incident command for any questions or quick remedies that may be needed…


Neurobiology and Chemistry of Pain and Addiction Symposium, April 24
April 22, 2019
World-renowned neurobiologists and leaders in chemistry will discuss the brain circuits underlying acute and chronic pain, reward, motivation and addiction, and the development of chemical probes as potential novel therapies. The symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Department of Pharmacology and Interim Dean Irving Kron, MD.

Dr. Marvin Slepian Receives Much-Deserved Appointment as Regents' Professor
April 19, 2019

In a message from the UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Michael Dake, it was announced that cardiologist Dr. Slepian, professor of medicine and medical imaging, was appointed a Regents' Professor April 11 by the Arizona Board of Regents. These prestigious appointments are limited to no more than 3 percent of the university’s tenured and tenure-track faculty members and only four other UA professors received this title for 2019.


UA Public Health Graduate Students Receive Prestigious Cancer Research Fellowship
April 19, 2019
Three graduate students from University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health have received the 2019 Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations Fellowship.

UA Health Sciences Colleges Celebrate 2019 Convocations
April 18, 2019
Beginning Monday, May 6, through Saturday, May 11, the University of Arizona Health Sciences Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix, Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will hold convocations; inspirational graduates are available for interviews.

Are You an Artist? Share Your Creativity on the Medicine Art Wall!
April 17, 2019

Post your art here! If you’ve got a creative bent you just can’t shake, here’s an opportunity to share your art. Please contact Karena Nespoli if you’re interested in displaying your art on the Medicine Art Wall outside the University of Arizona Department of Medicine Office of the Chair on the Sixth Floor in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. There’s room for two artists’ works…


UA Health Sciences Colleges Convocations 2019: Meet Some of the Graduates
April 17, 2019
Following are a few of the inspirational graduates of the UA Health Sciences colleges.

UA Health Sciences Colleges 2019 Convocations
April 17, 2019
Details about the ceremonies.

William Cance, MD, named Interim Director of UA Cancer Center
April 16, 2019
A message from Dr. Michael D. Dake, Senior Vice President, UA Health Sciences

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TriBeta Biological Honor Society Chapter Launched at UA through BIO5 Lab
April 15, 2019

Five University of Arizona students working in the UA BIO5 Institute lab of Dr. Louise Hecker, a researcher with the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, now make up the newest chapter of the Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) Biological Honor Society. Two of three who were at a regional conference placed in the oral competition and head next to nationals. Learn how to join!...


UA College of Medicine – Tucson to Celebrate 2019 Convocation
April 15, 2019
On May 9, 102 students officially will become physicians and earn their Doctor of Medicine degrees.

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UA Awards for Excellence Give 2019 Campus Shining Stars Chance to Sparkle
April 12, 2019

Several folks from the University of Arizona Department of Medicine were among those recognized with nominations at the 31st Annual Awards for Excellence hosted April 8 at the Student Union Memorial Center. They include YoonJoo Shin and all 16 GME program administrators in the department, as well as Dawn Henderson, Terry Smith and Jason Toone, who received Wildcat Family Spirit Awards. Nominate your worthy colleagues and coworkers today!...


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Ribbon-Cutting Signals Final Moves for New BUMCT Hospital Tower Opening
April 12, 2019

Banner – University Medicine hosted a VIP event the evening of April 11 at its new hospital tower that included a fly-in via helicopter from University of Arizona mascots Wilbur and Wilma Wildcat, Wilbur rappelling down the side of the hospital and a ribbon-cutting that included UA President Dr. Robert Robbins and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. Among DOM faculty attending were Drs. Monica Kraft (chair), Joe Alpert, Kevin Moynahan and Esther Sternberg…


UA Researchers on Team Investigating Machine-Learning Methods to Reduce Opioid Overdoses
April 10, 2019

Researchers from the University of Arizona and others, including the College of Pharmacy’s Dr. Daniel Malone, and Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, chief of the Division of Rheumatology and director of the Arthritis Center, recently published a study in JAMA Network Open evaluating the use of machine-learning to predict opioid overdose risk…


‘American Indian Youth Wellness Camp’ Seeking Support to Promote Healthy Lifestyles
April 10, 2019
The American Indian Youth Wellness Camp, a one-week residential camp, integrates American Indian values and culture, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition and exercise to American Indian children from tribes across Arizona.

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Three DOM Faculty among 22 Locally Taking Part in Global ‘Women in Data Science’ Event
April 8, 2019

Kudos to the 22 female data scientists who spoke during the “Data Blitz” portion of the Women in Data Science regional conference hosted Friday, April 5, at the University of Arizona’s Environment and Natural Resources 2 (ENR2) Building. The Tucson conference was among more than 150 satellite events to the main conference at Stanford University held across the globe. DOM participants: Drs. Joanne Berghout, Francesca Vitali and Rebecca Vanderpool…


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Dr. Andrew Kraft to Step Down as UA Cancer Center Director in June
April 8, 2019

Dr. Andrew S. Kraft, director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center since 2014, will step down from his leadership position effective June 30, 2019, according to an announcement today by UA Health Sciences Senior Vice President Dr. Michael Dake. An accomplished prostate cancer researcher and developer of novel cancer drugs, Dr. Kraft will continue in a leadership role related to research. Look for an announcement about an interim director coming soon…  


Dr. Andrew Weil to Debate Dr. Irving Kron During Free Public Event, April 23
April 8, 2019
`Father of integrative medicine,’ Dr. Andrew Weil, will go head-to-head with renowned heart surgeon Dr. Irving Kron, interim dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, on whether prevention or intervention strategies are best for optimal health and wellness.

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New Hospital Tower Galleries Showcase Open House Photo Op, Prelude to Public Preview
April 5, 2019

With two open house sessions for physicians, faculty and staff of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South complete April 4, plans move on to the public preview, which coincides with Cyclovia’s April 7 event in central Tucson; a VIP event April 11, and the official grand opening for patient care April 22…


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