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Dr. Wendy Parent-Johnson Receives $75k from AZ Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
September 24, 2019

Wendy Parent-Johnson, PhD, professor and executive director for the UA Sonoran Center of Excellence in Disabilities, received $75,000 from the AZ Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (AZDDPC).


Chief Resident Dr. Emma Goodstein Receives National "Community Service Recognition Award"
September 18, 2019

This award is given to one resident in the U.S. across all specialties by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Organization of Resident Representatives.


Dr. Angela Puthenveetil Joins UA Family and Community Medicine, Banner–University Medicine
September 18, 2019

As a family physician, Dr. Puthenveetil will provide patient care at Banner–University Medicine Cortaro Primary Care clinic, and will be a faculty member for the family medicine residency program at Banner–University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at Alvernon.


New Program Provides Patients Both Medical and Behavioral Health Services at Banner Family Medicine Clinics
August 21, 2019

A new program implemented by the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine provides primary care patients the opportunity to also receive behavioral health-care services at the same location.


Dr. Eamon C. Armstrong Joins Family and Community Medicine
August 12, 2019

Dr. Armstrong will provide clinical care and serve as the department's clerkship director.


Dr. Elizabeth Kyle Meehan Appointed Program Director of UA Family Medicine Residency at South Campus
July 26, 2019

Dr. Meehan will lead and direct the Family Medicine Residency at South Campus, as well as conduct clinical care, teach residents and pursue scholarly activity.


Med-Start: 50 Years Helping Young People Prepare for Their Future in the Health Professions
July 12, 2019

The six-week academic enrichment program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences hosted 50 high school students from 22 Arizona communities this summer in an intensive exploration of health professions careers that will impact the health and lives of others.


Dr. Larry Moher Retires After 35+ Years of Service
June 27, 2019

After more than 35 years of outstanding service, Larry Moher, MD, professor and assistant dean, Student Affairs, is retiring.


Dr. Jerry Koleski Mentors Med Students for Global Health Field Experience
June 25, 2019

Dr. Jerry Koleski, spends time in Ghana, West Africa, mentoring medical students for their summer global health field experience.


Rhea Merriman Retires After 30 Years of Service at FCM
June 19, 2019

Congratulations to Rhea Merriman, program coordinator senior, South Campus Family Medicine Residency Program, on her retirement after 30 years with FCM!


Anne Ryan and Dr. Jessie Pettit discuss a case
Professor Combines Legal, Medical Backgrounds to Improve Health Care for Low-Income Patients
June 4, 2019

An 11-year-old boy with developmental delays is denied special services needed to address his disabilities. A 43-year-old man with severe health problems is denied disability benefits. A humanitarian refugee and her children lost their health insurance and don't know why. These real-life examples illustrate some of the complex legal issues related to people's health.


UA’s Mobile Health Program Expands Services
May 14, 2019

The UA Mobile Health Program has expanded its primary-care services in partnership with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), Youth on Their Own (YOTO) and Primavera Foundation’s Casa Paloma. The mobile clinic provides full-service primary care to low-income residents in medically underserved communities throughout Pima County.


3rd Annual ‘Tucson Palooza’ Offers Fun, Music and Mental Health Resources, May 4
April 16, 2019

The community-wide, family-friendly event brings together resources from throughout Tucson and Pima County to deliver useful information about mental health in a fun, informal setting. The Tucson Palooza Steering Committee is led by Camp Wellness, an award-winning program of the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine.


Filling the Information Gap on the Transition Experience for Arizona Foster Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs
April 12, 2019

The Sonoran UCEDD has partnered with the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health, Office of Children with Special Health Care Needs (OCSHCN) to conduct a needs assessment for foster youth with disabilities and SHCN.


‘American Indian Youth Wellness Camp’ Seeking Support to Promote Healthy Lifestyles
April 10, 2019

The American Indian Youth Wellness Camp, a one-week residential camp, integrates American Indian values and culture, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition and exercise to American Indian children from tribes across Arizona.


UA ArtWorks ‘Dreams’ Exhibit Opening Reception, April 12
April 9, 2019

The collaborative art exhibit features paintings by 23 ArtWorks artists and six artists from the Hozhoni Gallery in Flagstaff that explore the themes of goals, dreaming and imagination. The exhibit runs April 12 – July 26. The opening reception is free and open to the public.


UA Health Sciences Students Win Spot in National CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition
March 28, 2019

A team of three students from the University of Arizona College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will compete April 12-13 in Minneapolis, Minn., where they will have a chance to win a grand prize of $7,500.


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.


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