College of Medicine - Tucson

Family nurse practitioner Georgette George providing services at SAAF. (Photo: Patricia Philbin)
June 5, 2019
New partnerships will allow UA Mobile Health Program to care for an additional 2,000 patients a year and serve a larger, more diverse swath of the Tucson community.
An $8 million investment in medical education will allow for the expansion of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and address the state's physician shortage by providing tuition waivers for medical students.
May 28, 2019
The Arizona Legislature approved $17.4 million in funding for the UA, with $8 million earmarked to expand the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and support medical students.
UA researchers are seeking to predict which hospitalized patients prescribed heparin will develop an adverse reaction to the drug.
May 24, 2019
No tests currently are available to evaluate risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, an adverse reaction to the drug that can result in catastrophic, life-threatening complications in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Paramedics attend to a traumatic brain injury victim during a simulated crash at the City of Mesa Public Training Facility. (Photo: Sun Belous/UA College of Medicine - Phoenix)
May 8, 2019
The implementation of a massive, statewide public health initiative, led by UA researchers and involving 21,000 prehospital care patients, has doubled the survival rate of severe traumatic brain injury victims and tripled the survival rate among those who were intubated.
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.

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