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COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Adolescents in Real-World Study
December 29, 2021

Data from the ongoing AZ HEROES study found that the COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective at preventing infection in Arizona teens.


New Family and Community Medicine Chair Named
December 16, 2021

A fellow of the American Academy of Physicians, Kristen Rundell, MD, joins the college from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.


New Center to Address Native American Disability Challenges
November 14, 2021

The Native Center for Disabilities aims to improve disability services and employment access for Native youth and adults with disabilities.


Cullen Named College of Medicine – Tucson Alumni of the Year
November 11, 2021

Theresa Cullen, MD, also with 27 years at the Indian Health Service, VA and U.S. Public Health Service, hopes to inspire others to a “life of service.”


Training Program to Support Families Affected by Opioid Use Disorders
September 7, 2021

The Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center will oversee the first peer support experiential learning and apprenticeship program in rural Arizona.


FCM Receives 'Departmental Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award'
August 20, 2021

Congratulations to FCM for receiving the 2021 UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson's Departmental Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. FCM was selected from a highly competitive group of nominees. The award was presented at the Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony on August 11


Dr. Patricia Lebensohn Receives 'Individual Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award'
August 19, 2021

Dr. Lebensohn has devoted decades of pioneering work in teaching and advocacy to decrease health disparities and improve culturally appropriate health care.


Dr. Carlos Gonzales Receives 'Individual Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award'
August 19, 2021

Dr. Gonzales has dedicated a lifetime of effort to advance DEI. His work extends beyond COM – Tucson. This award is a fitting way to recognize his decades of service and advocacy for DEI.


Heeding the Call: Dr. Sommer Aldulaimi Delivers Virtual Lecture to Medical Students in Myanmar
August 17, 2021

Sommer Aldulaimi, MD, associate professor, gave a virtual lecture for medical students at several different medical schools throughout Myanmar.


Mobile Health Program Vaccinates First Responders from Across the Border 
July 26, 2021

The FCM Mobile Health Program, in collaboration with the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, have vaccinated more than 2,400 people who reside in Mexico and do not have authorization to enter the United States.


Study Seeks to Keep Newly Quit Smokers from Relapsing
July 6, 2021

A UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson study aims to reduce relapse rates of recently quit smokers by training them to help others quit smoking.


COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Infection Severity, Length, Viral Load
June 29, 2021

Real-world data from the AZ HEROES study show COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections, and when breakthrough infections do occur, the level of infection and impact of the disease are significantly reduced.


UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education Welcomes First Class
June 27, 2021

The UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson has accepted six high school graduates in a new program that reduces the time to a medical degree to seven years.


NIH Grant To Fund Medical Scientist Training Program
June 15, 2021

The Medical Scientist Training Program is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research.


New Degree to Prepare Students for Health Care Careers
June 8, 2021

A new Bachelor of Science in Medicine expands opportunities for students to pursue jobs in health care, where demand for trained professionals is rising.


Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference To Focus On Mental Health and Resiliency
May 12, 2021

Jordan Karp, MD, an expert on mental health in the aging population, will deliver the keynote address at the Arizona Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference.


College of Medicine – Tucson Hosts Virtual Research Day
April 29, 2021

Data blitzes, spotlight talks and special session on diversity, equity and inclusion highlight the second annual event that is free and open to the public.


Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program Expands
March 30, 2021

The full-tuition program aims to improve Arizonans’ health and reduce medical student debt by addressing a dire need for qualified medical professionals.


Developing A Population-Based Dietary Assessment Mobile App
March 30, 2021

Researchers are developing a mobile assessment tool to more accurately, and in near real-time, track and measure saturated fat and added sugar consumption.


Match Day Marks Next Step for Future Doctors
March 19, 2021

On Match Day, about 120 UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson students learned where they’ll launch their careers as new residents after graduation.


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