Jeanne Deinert GME Scholarly Day at South Campus Set for May 15

South Campus Scholarly Days in 2017The University of Arizona College of Medicine – South Campus Graduate Medical Education Office will host its annual academic research event this year in recognition of the long-time GME Office Administrator Jeanne Deinert Jeanne Deinert, who died Dec. 23, 2017, after a brief battle with cancer.

It has been renamed as the Jeanne Deinert GME Scholarly Day and will take place Tuesday, May 15, noon-3 p.m. in the La Galería Conference Room (off the cafeteria) at Banner – University Medical Center South, 2800 E. Ajo Way, Tucson.


  • 12:00-1:30 p.m. – Poster Presentations & Lunch
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Resident Oral Presentations
  • 2:30-3:00 p.m. – Award Presentations

Flyer for South Campus GME Scholarly Days event May 15, 2018View the flyer for the event here:  jeanne-deinert-gme-scholarly-day-2018_flyer.pdf

“Jeanne Deinert was a fixture at the South Campus GME Office and was very involved with the residents.  It is most fitting that the showcase for scholarly activity be renamed in her honor. It is a very lively and informative gathering of the South Campus GME programs, including internal medicine,” said Eugene Trowers, MD, MPH, director of the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus and director of Gastrointestinal Services at Banner – UMC South.

Jeanne Deinert and Dr. Victoria MurrainA native of Chicago, Deinert moved to Arizona in 2001, after living in San Francisco, Mansfield, Texas, Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Tampa, Fla.—adopting three children along the way with her husband, Jeff, with two more to come in Tucson.

Jeanne Deinert and Dr. Victoria Murrain, UA assistant dean for Graduate Medical Education, at last year's Scholarly Days event.

“Scholarly Days was one of Jeanne’s favorite events to organize and attend. She loved to see the residents hard work shine. It’s actually a gathering of South Campus GME, Tucson Campus GME and UA medical school students and residents. Renaming it for her was brought to our GMEC meeting and approved by the committee,” said Lauren Wright, senior program coordinator for the South Campus GME Office.

Another event Deinert enjoyed helping coordinate was the “Pathway to Success” High School Health Career Fair, which was first held April 11, 2017. The career fair was reprised this year—twice. The first for south-side high school students, was Feb. 27. A second, for the children of Banner – UMC clinicians and staff, was held April 17. You can see photo galleries for each at the UA Department of Medicine Facebook webpage at these links:

“Another 'Pathway to Success' in Health Careers” | April 17, 2018 • 149 photos
“'Pathway to Success' High School Health Career Event” | Feb. 27, 2018 • 214 photos

The high school career fair was the brainchild of South Campus internal medicine residents Norm Beatty, MD (now a UA Infectious Diseases fellow), and Roberto Swazo, MD, but both mentioned Deinert as being “present in spirit” on the night of the most recent fairs. South Campus internal medicine residents will hold their graduation dinner (by invitation only) at the Westward Look Resort on June 15, although Dr. Swazo will be staying on another year as chief resident.

“Save Date for 2nd Annual High School Health Career Fair at Banner – UMC South, Feb. 27” | Posted Jan. 26, 2018
“Six UA Internal Medicine Residents Honored at GME Scholarly Day South Campus” | Posted May 18, 2017
“High School Students Pack House for First-Ever Banner – UMC South Health Career Fair” | Posted April 15, 2017

Release Date: 
05/02/2018 - 5:15pm