News

Celina Sanchez is First UA Project SEARCH Intern to Receive Banner – UMC Tucson’s ‘Be Bold, Be Kind, Be Awesome’ Award
May 30, 2018

Sanchez was given the award for exceptional performance with Project SEARCH at Banner – University Medical Center; the program provides young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities quality unpaid internships for hands-on training and career development.


New Medical Spanish Program to Develop Certified Bilingual Physicians
May 2, 2018

A new medical Spanish program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will train residents and fellows to be culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate physicians to enhance the physician-patient relationship.


Dr. Bernstein Promoted to Clinical Professor
November 17, 2017

Andrew Bernstein, PhD (Clinical Director of the FCM RISE Health and Wellness Center) has been promoted to full Clinical Professor within Family & Community Medicine at the University of Arizona. His tireless work on behalf of the department and the Recovery thru Integration, Support and Empowerment (RISE) Health & Wellness Center (home of Camp Wellness) has been tremendously appreciated.


Anne Ryan Invited to Working Summit on Advance Care Planning
November 17, 2017

Anne Ryan, JD (FCM Assistant Professor and Director of the Tucson Family Advocacy Program) was recently invited by the project team for Advancing Legal and Medical Collaboration in Advance Care Planning to a small working summit on Advance Care Planning in Washington, D.C. in March.


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Camp Wellness Staff In National Webinar
July 19, 2017

We are proud to announce that three Camp Wellness staff members recently presented in a nation-wide webinar about the value of peer support during the re-entry process! Way to go Michele, Dan and Cheryl!


Two Family Medicine Residency Options for Medical School Graduates
June 5, 2017

The Department of Family and Community Medicine has been providing excellence in resident training for more than 40 years. We are proud to introduce you to three of our third-year residents who are completing their residency programs.


Volunteering With Head Start: Helping to Keep Kids Healthy
June 2, 2017

Faculty and students with the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics, and Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing, collaborate to provide the physical exams necessary to enroll in Head Start and Early Head Start.


2017 Tucson Palooza Is A Success!
May 25, 2017

Mayor Rothschild joined us to read a Mental Health Awareness proclamation and participate in a ribbon-cutting to kick off the day's activities.


UA Mobile Health Program Receives $80,831 from Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation
April 7, 2017

The University of Arizona Mobile Health Program has provided low-cost and no-cost care to underserved families and individuals since 1976. Its focus is on preventive care and primary care.


Camp Wellness Receives National Recognition for its Work with Adults with Serious Mental Illness
March 22, 2017

Camp Wellness, a ground-breaking program that helps adults with serious mental illness develop healthy lifestyles, is one of just three behavioral health programs in the nation selected for the 2016 Recognition of Excellence in Wellness award given by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Forty Years of Health Care on Wheels. Happy Anniversary, Mobile Health Program!
March 21, 2017

In October 1976, what was then the UA Rural Health Office launched the Mobile Health Program with Augusto Ortiz, MD, a UA family physician, as medical director. Dr. Ortiz and his wife, Martha Ortiz, who managed clinic details, drove their RV – donated by a Tucson missionary and outfitted with two small exam rooms – to such tiny communities as the Yaqui Pueblo and Picture Rocks northwest of Tucson; Continental and Amado, south of Green Valley; and later into Cochise County.


UA Receives Merck Foundation Funds to Promote Patient-Centered Cancer Care for Latinos, Underserved
February 10, 2017

Collaborative effort brings together the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, the UA Department of Psychology, UA Cancer Center and many community partners, including El Rio Community Health Center and the Arizona Community Health Worker Outreach Network.


No Ifs, Ands, or ‘Butts:’ UA’s Dr. Judith Gordon Developing New Program to Boost Smokers’ Efforts to Quit Tobacco
December 5, 2016

Dr. Gordon has received a $700,000 NIH grant to create and evaluate a guided imagery program delivered over a telephone quitline and designed to appeal to men and racial and ethnic minorities, who are less likely to use a quitline for help in quitting smoking.


Camp Wellness Wins!
October 5, 2016

Camp Wellness was recently recognized on Tucson.com for our recent SAMHSA award.


Camp Wellness In the Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 29, 2016

We are honored to be recognized by our very own alma mater!


UA ‘Camp Wellness’ Receives 2016 Recognition of Excellence Award from U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
September 12, 2016

Camp Wellness, a health and wellness program for adults with serious mental illnesses, is one of just three programs in the nation to receive the SAMHSA award this year.


Delivering Health-Care Services to People ‘Where They Need Them’
August 16, 2016

Two University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson programs that bring health care to rural, underserved communities in Arizona are reaching major milestones this year.


UA Physician and UA Med Student Embark on ‘Bike Listening Tour’ to Learn What Rural America Thinks about the Affordable Care Act
April 20, 2016

On Friday, April 22, Dr. Paul Gordon will start bicycling across the country, stopping daily in small towns to learn what people think of “Obamacare.”


Navajo Nation and UA Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix to Sign Agreement Establishing Scholarship Fund for Navajo Medical Students
March 8, 2016

Officials with the Navajo Nation Department of Diné Education and the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will sign a six-year agreement establishing the Navajo Nation Future Physicians’ Scholarship Fund to encourage more Navajo students to pursue careers as physicians.


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