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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…


UA Gastroenterology to Host Southwest Regional Conference on Digestive Diseases, Sept. 7
July 26, 2019

GI’s Dr. Oleh Haluszka and Hemanth Gavini plan a 4.0-CME Southwest Regional Advances in Digestive Diseases conference, Sept. 7, in Tucson at the Starr Pass Resort to educate the region’s physicians on ‘Best of DDW’ topics. The event spotlights a who’s-who of GI treatment from the UA-Banner clinical alliance, including: Drs. Juanita Merchant, Michael Fallon, Fayez Ghishan, Taylor Riall, Eugene Trowers, Bhaskar Banerjee, Sasha Taleban, George Fantry and Michael Gavin. See Q&A with Dr. Haluszka. Register today!…


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…


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.


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.

New Name for Physiology Bachelor’s Degree at UA College of Medicine – Tucson
July 8, 2019

Changing the major’s name to Physiology and Medical Sciences and revising graduation requirements will give students an appreciation for the diversity of disciplines and careers supported by a foundation in physiology.


UA Alumnus Leaves $8.8M to College of Medicine – Tucson
July 1, 2019

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has received an $8.8 million gift from the estate of Dr. Ronald K. Baker, a 1975 alumnus of the college, including the largest endowed scholarship gift ever received by the college.


Noted Oncologist Dr. William Cance Named Interim Director of UA Cancer Center
July 1, 2019
Dr. Cance will oversee clinical operations and research, while leading the UA Cancer Center’s efforts to renew its NCI Cancer Center Support Grant in 2020.

First Pitch for Strike Out Cancer Night Goes to Dr. Rachna Shroff at Veterans Memorial Stadium
June 28, 2019

Dr. Rachna Shroff, GI Medical Oncology section chief at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and a physician in the UA Division of Hematology and Oncology at the UA Department of Medicine, threw out the opening pitch June 25 at “Strike Out Cancer Night” for the Sun Belt College Baseball League in Tucson. See the photos; watch the video…


Sarver Heart Center Volunteers Train More Than 4,000 in Compression Only CPR
June 27, 2019

Kudos to Erika Yee, a health education assistant with the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, reached a milestone of more than 4,000 people trained in Chest-Compression-Only CPR this year. She and her group of 15 volunteers, mostly UA undergraduate students, coordinate with the UA College of Medicine – Tucson REACT Group, the center’s Minority Outreach Program and the Steven M. Gootter Foundation…


Banner Physicians Make Up Third of Tucson’s ‘Top Docs’ – DOM a Quarter of Those
June 26, 2019

Congratulations to the Department of Medicine physicians—all 21 of them—chosen for Castle Connolly’s “2019 Top Doctors in America” list and included in Tucson Lifestyle magazine’s annual Top Doctors issue out in June. They include Drs. Robert Aaronson, Liz Connick, Mark Friedman, Paul Gee, Gerald Goldberg, Randy Horwitz, Mathew Hutchinson, Julia Indik, Raj Janardhanan, Karl Kern, Steve Klotz, James Knepler, Monica Kraft, Kwan Lee, Kapil Lotun, Tammy Ojo, Peter Ott, Sai Parthasarathy, James Sligh and Steve Thomson…


Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Comes to Tucson
June 25, 2019
Groundbreaking ceremony for the Toole Family Memory Center at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Tucson, June 28.

UA Receives $1.78M Grant for Mining Safety Study
June 25, 2019
Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will study alternatives to diesel fuel, used to power equipment in underground mines, to reduce cancer and respiratory disease in miners.

Dr. Parthasarathy Podcast Touts CPAP Devices to Cut Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients
June 21, 2019

Pulmonary Chief Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy, contributed a podcast this summer for Consultant360.com’s CardiologyConsultant website on on how clinicians can reduce rehospitalization rates among patients suffering from heart failure and sleep disordered breathing via use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices. It ties into an NIH grant subcontract he and Cardiology Chief Dr. Nancy Sweitzer won from Ohio State University…


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