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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.


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.


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