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New Faculty Members Join UA Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine
January 28, 2019

Clinical psychologists Jacob N. Hyde, PsyD, and Janelle Thompson, PsyD, will provide a wide array of behavioral health services for patients of all ages across Tucson.


UA’s Mobile Health Program Receives $450K Gift From Banner Health Foundation
January 24, 2019

The funds will enable the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Mobile Health Program to provide more than 2,300 additional patient visits.


Dr. Lane Johnson: Three Decades of a Remarkable Career
December 20, 2018

The Department of Family and Community Medicine is grateful for Dr. Johnson's many years of service.


New Faculty Join UA Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine
December 12, 2018

Family medicine physicians Ashley Krauser, DO, and Ana Mendez, MD, MPH, will provide a wide array of primary care services for patients of all ages across Tucson.


Dr. Victoria Murrain Named Permanent Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
December 5, 2018

Victoria Murrain, DO, has been promoted from interim to permanent deputy dean for diversity and inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


ArtWorks `Through Our Eyes: Our Arizona-Sonoran Desert’ Opening Reception
December 5, 2018

The exhibit will display Arizona-Sonoran Desert-inspired paintings from artists at UA ArtWorks, marking the first art exhibit to take place at the UA Campus Recreation Center’s REC Oasis Lounge & Art Gallery.


Leslie J. Cohen, JD
Gratitude for Leslie J. Cohen's Leadership of UA Sonoran Center
November 30, 2018

We are profoundly grateful for the 11 years of exemplary service from FCM assistant professor Leslie J. Cohen, JD. At the end of October, Leslie retired from her position as the inaugural director of the UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities. Leslie led the center from 2007 – 2018.


Dr. Ann Mathias Appointed Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs of Family Medicine
November 19, 2018

In this new role, Dr. Mathias will oversee the clinical operations for all Banner – University Medicine family medicine clinics and clinical service lines.


UA Researchers Study Link Between Menstrual Cycle and Quitting Smoking
November 14, 2018

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson received a $347,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how the menstrual cycle impacts quit efforts in women of reproductive age who smoke.


UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities Welcomes New Director, Wendy Parent-Johnson, PhD
November 14, 2018

Dr. Parent-Johnson will lead the UA Sonoran Center, which focuses on the issues of health, wellness, employment and community inclusion for adults with developmental and other disabilities, across the life span.


UA Camp Wellness Celebrates 50th Camp with Special ‘Jubilation Celebration’
November 13, 2018

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will speak at this special event, celebrating Camp Wellness’ 50th camp and the students who completed the nine-week program.


New Faculty Join UA Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine
October 25, 2018

Family medicine physicians Jeffrey Maudlin, MD, and Shana Semmens, MD, will provide a wide array of primary care services for patients of all ages across Tucson.


UA Health Policy Expert Dr. Dan Derksen Receives Napolitano Award
October 17, 2018

Daniel Derksen, MD, UA Health Sciences associate vice president for health equity, outreach and interprofessional activities and Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been selected for the 2018 Leonard M. Napolitano, PhD, Award by the University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s Alumni Association.


Student-Run Medical Clinic Open House to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the CUP Program
October 11, 2018

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) program will celebrate its 40th anniversary; through the program, UA medical students provide free medical care and education to the Tucson community and Southern Arizona.


University of Arizona RISE Health & Wellness Center Celebrates 50th ‘Camp Wellness’
September 12, 2018

Camp Wellness is an award-winning educational program, housed in the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine, for individuals with serious mental illnesses, general mental health conditions and substance use disorders.


New Faculty Join UA Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine
September 10, 2018

Family medicine physicians Nicole Person-Rennell and Sanjay Dronavalli will provide a wide array of primary care services for patients of all ages across Tucson.


UA Mobile Health Program Begins Providing Free Health Care Services at Amity Foundation’s Circle Tree Ranch and Dragonfly Village
August 6, 2018

A new collaboration with the Amity Foundation enables the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Mobile Health Program to provide full-service primary care at no cost to students at Amity’s Circle Tree Ranch and Dragonfly Village.


UA’s Anne Ryan, JD, Director of the Tucson Family Advocacy Program, Awarded Legal Aid Attorney of the Year
July 23, 2018

Ryan received this prestigious award for her commitment to provide free legal services to underserved and low-income individuals. She also teaches family medicine health-care providers about legal issues that impact health and how they can become more effective advocates for their patients.


FCM Faculty in the News (Dr. Cadey Harrel): 'Drug ads: Companies may be selling you on a product you don’t need'
July 21, 2018

You’ve no doubt seen the ads on TV, the internet, or in magazines: a drug that claims to be effective in controlling or curing a medical condition, with images of happy patients who have benefited from it. Those sunny claims are, due to regulatory requirements, always followed by a long list of side-effects that drug has caused in some users, up to, and including, death.


Leader in Disabilities Education Jared Schultz, PhD, Joins UA College of Education and UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities
July 17, 2018

Dr. Schultz will teach graduate counseling courses in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program in the UA College of Education. As the research director for the Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities, he will conduct research on current programs, as well as develop new research and programming initiatives.


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