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Training Program to Support Families Affected by Opioid Use Disorders
September 8, 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 7, 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 30, 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 28, 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 16, 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 9, 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.


UArizona Health Sciences Excels in Latest Blue Ridge Rankings on NIH Funding
February 17, 2021

Increases in total National Institutes of Health funding have led to higher rankings for several colleges and departments.


UArizona Health Sciences COVID-19 Immunity Study to Test Vaccine Effectiveness, Enroll College Students
February 8, 2021

The AZ HEROES research study is expanding its scope to assess vaccine effectiveness, as well as increasing eligibility to include college students.


Sonoran UCEDD Joins National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network
February 1, 2021

This one-year program, in collaboration with local and national experts, provides training and support to nursing home staff in Arizona on best practices for protecting patients, staff and visitors from COVID-19 infection and spread.


People and Programs on the Move at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
December 18, 2020

AIDS women’s health award to Dr. Liz Connick; Liver Institute wins CDC designation; Dr. Julie Bauman co-chairs cancer prevention committee.


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