Celebrating September as Women in Medicine Month

AMA banner image for Women in Medicine Month (September 2018)As the American Medical Association is recognizing September as “Women in Medicine Month,” so too are University of Arizona Health Sciences colleges, departments, divisions and centers and institutes.

For instance, the UA BIO5 Institute via it’s Twitter account put the spotlight on Roberta Diaz BIO5 Twitter post honoring Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton for Women in Medicine MonthBrinton, PhD, a noted neuroscientist, director of the UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science, and an innovative leader in Alzheimer’s research and development of therapeutics to prevent, delay and treat the disease.

Dr. Brinton will speak Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the final Doc Talks lecture for the fall version of the series on the topic of “Aging for Life – Dodging Neurodegenerative Diseases.” It starts with a reception and wellness expo at 5 p.m. at the Westin La Paloma resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Dr. The talk begins at 6 p.m.

A Memo for You

UA College of Medicine Twitter post honoring Dr. Nancy Sweitzer for Women in Medicine MonthNancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, has been recognized twice. That includes once Sept. 25 by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson via Twitter and again on Sept. 21 by Alejandra Zapien Hidalgo, MD, an assistant professor and outreach program coordinator in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, who has been highlighting several prominent college female faculty members in the morning “UAHS Announcements” email as a member of the college’s Women in Academic Medicine interest group.

Dr. Zapien’s memos, which started Sept. 18, are under the theme: "Celebrating Our Legacy, Embracing Our Future."

In them, she notes: “Each September, the American Medical Association recognizes the influence and contributions of women in medicine with their ‘Women in Medicine Month’ campaign. In celebration, WAM will shine the spotlight on some of the extraordinary female researchers and physicians whose work and leadership have inspired many here at the University of Arizona.”

Each highlights the physician’s areas of interest and best advice they’ve ever received. Those DOM doctors recognized (to date) include:

Dr. Mindy FainSept. 25 - Mindy J. Fain, MD 
   Professor, Medicine
   Associate Professor, Nursing
   Chief, Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine
   Co-Director, University of Arizona Center on Aging
   The Anne and Alden Hart Endowed Chair in Medicine


Dr. Nancy SweitzerSept. 21 - Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD
   Professor of Medicine
   Chief of Cardiology
   Director, UA Sarver Heart Center
   Editor-in-Chief, Circulation: Heart Failure


Dr. Heddwen BrooksSept. 20 - Heddwen L. Brooks, PhD
   Associate Professor, Pharmacology
   Professor, BIO5 Institute
   Professor, Biomedical Engineering
   Professor, Medicine
   Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
   Professor, Physiology


University of Arizona Department of Medicine's women leadersDOM's Women in Medicine

At the UA Department of Medicine, we’re proud of all the women who serve in critical roles in medicine across our 14 divisions. They include, but are not limited to, eight division chiefs, four of five associate chairs, and the department chair: Julie Bauman, MD, MPHLiz Connick, MD; Mindy Fain, MDVictoria Maizes, MD; Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD; Deb Meyers, PhD; Merri Pendergrass, MD, PhD (clinical); Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD; Sireesha Koppula, MD, MPH; Tammy Ojo, MD; Amy Sussman, MD; Jil Tardiff, MD, PhD, and Monica Kraft, MD.

A special addendum for Laura Meinke, MD, director, UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – University Campus—the largest residency program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine (Tucson or Phoenix).

Thank you for all you do! Learn more at: http://deptmedicine.arizona.edu/about/leadership

(See DOM Facebook webpost on this subject.)

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Release Date: 
09/25/2018 - 4:00pm