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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…
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…
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…
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…
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...
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…
August 6, 2019
Free health lectures focusing on child development, Tuesday, Aug. 27.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.