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Ronald Sorensen Joins UArizona Family and Community Medicine to Lead Community Engagement
December 4, 2019

Sorensen will provide leadership, strategic direction and executive administrative support to the department’s community outreach programs and activities.


UArizona Colleges of Medicine to Provide Free Tuition for Primary Care Medical Students
November 22, 2019

The University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will cover tuition for medical students who commit to practice primary care or another designated critical-access specialty in rural or urban underserved communities in Arizona.


Ronald Sorensen Joins UArizona Family and Community Medicine, as Executive Director of Community Engagement
November 20, 2019

Sorensen will provide leadership, strategic direction and executive administrative support to the department’s community outreach programs and activities.


Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Expand Services
November 12, 2019

Thanks to a new contract with Banner – University Family Care/AHCCCS Complete Care, the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program are able to reach more individuals with mental-health conditions and substance-use disorders.


‘Take Charge Diabetes Mellitus’ Study Seeks Research Volunteers
October 22, 2019

The University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine is recruiting current Banner – University Medicine patients with Type 2 diabetes to join a study about diabetes management and blood sugar control.


Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Host ‘Global Peer Support Celebration Day’
October 16, 2019

“Global Peer Support Celebration Day” is an annual celebration of peer supporters to recognize their work in helping their peers with mental health, addictions, and/or trauma-related challenges, move along the continuum of recovery and inclusion. This annual, worldwide event takes place each year on the third Thursday in October.


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.


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