University of Arizona College of Medicine Archives

UA’s Mini Medical school schedules fall events

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Mini Medical School for community members has resumed, with three important topics on tap this fall. Mini-Med is a lecture series open to the public that explores various cutting-edge science, medicine and health topics. When: • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5:30-7 p.m., Heart Disease: The #1 Killer of… Read More →

UA researchers produce new guidelines for Valley Fever

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Updated guidelines for treating people infected with Valley Fever, a disease caused by a fungus that is common in the U.S. Southwest, have been produced by a panel of experts led by John N. Galgiani, MD, director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. The recommendations include suggested treatment options for… Read More →

UA College of Medicine develops organ-on-a-chip tech


In partnership with the University of Luxembourg, scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have developed a new instrument for studying a biological model of the human gastrointestinal tract that mimics the actual conditions and processes that occur within the intestine. The research, published earlier this month in Nature Communications, will allow… Read More →

UA’s Phoenix biomedical building hits milestone

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A construction milestone was celebrated Thursday, at the new Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building, as the final beam was placed atop the 10-story building in downtown Phoenix. Located on the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix campus at 475 N. Fifth St., the 245,000 square-foot research building will be a hub for healthcare and… Read More →

UA medical team earns accreditation from Pancreas Foundation

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The National Pancreas Foundation has recognized a multidisciplinary team at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson for their ability to handle complex care of patients suffering from pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and related diseases by accrediting the hospital as one of 30 new NPF Centers nationally and the only one in Arizona. “We are honored… Read More →

UA Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s set to open


As the lone National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center headquartered in the state, The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital is bringing the future of cancer care to downtown Phoenix. National Cancer Institute facilities are dedicated to fighting cancer through groundbreaking research and the Center’s goal is to have a clinical trial available… Read More →

Banner, College of Medicine add new faculty physicians


A nephrologist from one of the top U.S. health systems specializing in kidney transplants is among more than 30 new faculty physicians joining Banner – University Medical Center and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson in the next 90 days. Asjad Sardar, MD, an assistant professor in the UA Department of Medicine,… Read More →

UA golf tourney supports medical school scholarships


Lowering your golf score is a good thing – so are scholarships to help lower debt for medical school students. DPR Construction and Sundt Construction, Inc, Joint Venture will be the presenting sponsor for the fourth annual University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11, at Legacy Golf… Read More →

Banner, UA launch informatics fellowship program


A two-year Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program, sponsored by Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center), is being launched following the creation of a new clinical subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The American Council on Graduate Medical Education has accredited the program, which is scheduled to begin later… Read More →

Hundreds of pediatric physicians converge in Phoenix


Phoenix Children’s Hospital will play host to more than 750 physicians and health care professionals from across the U.S. for the 38th annual Melvin L. Cohen Pediatric Update at the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix. In the past four decades, the event has grown to become one of the largest pediatric health care conferences in the country. This… Read More →

Rural Health Program offers another side of medicine

Jordan Roberts was reminded of his calling to be a physician nearly 200 miles from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Roberts, a fourth-year student, spent five weeks earlier this year at the Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Show Low. Having grown up not far away in Snowflake, Roberts had a… Read More →

UA-Phoenix Graduates 37 Doctors


A new group of 37 University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix medical students were officially conferred with their medical degrees at ceremonies Monday in the fourth graduation for the downtown Phoenix medical school. Led by a bagpipe and drum corps, commencement exercises began with a procession from the college to the ceremony at… Read More →

Arizona Telemedicine Sets Standard of Innovation


Investments by state governments in their own state universities can yield large returns and help create new industries.  In Arizona, telemedicine is a good example of a success story. The Arizona Telemedicine Program’s Telehealth Technology Innovation Accelerator (TTIA) supports the development of telemedicine programs in independent health-care delivery systems throughout Arizona. The Arizona Telemedicine Program… Read More →

Pearl Named Program Director at Midwestern

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Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University, announced the appointment of Jeffrey M. Pearl, M.D., as Program Director and Professor for the College of Health Sciences’ Physician Assistant Program. Dr. Pearl comes to Midwestern with a distinguished academic career with a commitment to research and education. He served as a Pediatric… Read More →