College of Medicine - Tucson

Drs. Amol Patwardhan and Mohab Ibrahim point out the most frequent places of back chronic pain on a model of the human spine. (Photo: Flavie Audoin)
April 4, 2019
Pain specialists at the University of Arizona and Banner – University Medicine are trying to reduce the use of opioids for patients suffering from chronic non-cancer pain by utilizing alternatives and complementary methods, such as physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractors, non-opioid medication, and a large array of pain intervention procedures.
A $1.9 million grant will allow Michael Johnson to study copper toxicity in bacteria, which could pave the way for new therapeutics to combat infections. (Photo: Mari Cleven/UA Office of Research, Discovery & Innovation)
April 1, 2019
Pharmaceutical companies are making fewer and fewer new antibiotics, a trend UA immunobiologist Michael Johnson says is in urgent need of reversal. He believes copper might be the key.
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson's new patient tower will be open to patients beginning April 22. (Photo: Todd Eckelman Photography)
March 27, 2019
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson's new nine-story hospital tower opens to patients April 22, with a community preview planned for April 7.
Fourth-year students at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix celebrated as they found out where they will continue their journey as physicians-in-training. (Photo: UA College of Medicine – Phoenix)
March 17, 2019
Match Day is the culmination of four years of hard work in the classroom and in clinical training for students in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.
"Art and health should not be separate," says medical humanities instructor Ellen Melamed. "They aren’t separate, any more than the mind and the body are separate." (Photo: Michelle Doggett/UA College of Humanities)
March 15, 2019
A new collaboration between the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and the College of Humanities is focusing on teaching medical students empathy and compassion.
With his recent $15 million gift, Dr. Andrew Weil's total giving to the UA has reached $20 million.
March 12, 2019
A gift from integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil will ensure the UA is the world's nexus of integrative medicine education, research and innovation.
Dr. Stephen Klotz
March 12, 2019
Frailty related to HIV infection is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, according to a perspective article authored by a clinical team at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.
Henk Granzier
Feb. 11, 2019
A research team at the UA Sarver Heart Center investigated whether metformin, a common diabetes drug, could be an effective treatment for a type of heart failure that affects nearly half of all heart failure patients.
A large grant will help researchers at the University of Arizona search for the reasons why Alzheimer’s disease hits women harder than men.
Feb. 1, 2019
Roberta Diaz Brinton received a $5.9 million grant to study the role of gender in Alzheimer’s disease and develop precision medicine interventions to prevent — and potentially reverse — the course of the disease in both women and men.