Spotlights

Dr. Allan Hamilton named Regents' Professor
The Arizona Board of Regents has appointed five UA professors as Regents' Professors, the highest level of recognition bestowed on faculty in the Arizona state university system.

Dr. Michael D. Dake
In his new position, Dake will lead the integration of undergraduate and graduate education, research and clinical activities among the UA health colleges and their clinical partners. He comes to the UA from Stanford University and will start on June 4.

Immunotherapy: Cancer's New Frontier
Cancer patients' immune systems are receiving a boost from checkpoint inhibitors and other laboratory-made antibodies, which train T cells to attack cancer. An expanded understanding of cancer, genetics and immunobiology could revolutionize treatment.

UA Cancer Center, Banner – University Medicine to Observe Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month with Free Presentation, Screenings, April 28
April is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month and the UA Cancer Center is enlisting dental professionals to incorporate head and neck cancer screenings into routine checkups.

Accolades Begin for New UA Research Building in Downtown Phoenix
UA Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building wins two awards from real estate and construction industries.

Future Physicians Celebrate Match Day at UA College of Medicine – Tucson
One-third of medical students in the Class of 2018 will remain in Arizona to pursue their residency training; more than half of the class will pursue primary care — a physician specialty that is critically low in Arizona and the nation.

The Intestinal Microbiome and Fecal Transplants’ Promise for Treating Digestive and Autoimmune Diseases Discussed in Free Public Lecture, March 23
Speaker Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will discuss the intestinal microbiome and how it can be changed to alter the outcome of patients suffering from a variety of illnesses, as well as the future of fecal transplantation and manipulation. The presentation is part of the Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture series.

Free Tours of New Banner - UMC Tower
Nine-Story Patient Tower to Open in Spring 2019

UA Medical Students’ Residencies to be Revealed at Match Day Ceremony March 16
On Friday, March 16, more than 100 medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson simultaneously will open an envelope revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is a rite of passage for soon-to-be doctors.

UA Public Health Students Host 12th Annual Social Justice Symposium, March 23
Students at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will host the 12th Annual Social Justice Symposium on Friday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The theme of the conference is, “Power & Privilege: Tackling Microaggressions in Public Health.”