Spotlights

White Coat Ceremony, Class of 2021 at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson
The 23nd annual ceremony marks the students’ entrance into the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

UA Researchers to Study Protein’s Role in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colon Cancer
With a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, researchers at the UA Steele Children's Research Center are seeking a better understanding of the NHE8 protein's role in the development of inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, and its contribution to the stability of the gut microbiome – the community of bacteria that inhabit the intestines and influence the immune system.

UA Offers Free Health Screening Services to Vulnerable Residents in Pima County
The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Mexico Section of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission are bringing health promotion and education services to underserved residents in Pima County, and giving an interprofessional team of UA Health Sciences students experience working in the community.

University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Opens Multidisciplinary Thoracic Clinic
Patients will interact with multiple specialists during a single visit, where information is exchanged, care options are developed and the patient is presented with a comprehensive plan for the treatment and management of their specific diagnosis. The goal is for the patient and their family or partner to be better informed and feel a greater level of connection to their care as well as to their care team.

Quest to Prevent Macular Degeneration Continues With UA Researcher’s $1.7M NIH Grant
Brian McKay, PhD, will continue his work that has shown that l-dopa—used to treat Parkinson’s disease—can delay or prevent the sight-destroying eye disease.

UA PTSD Study Seeks Participants to Help Understand and Provide Solutions for Sleep Struggles
To gain insights into the relationship between PTSD, light exposure, sleep and brain function the University of Arizona is seeking participants for a six-week sleep research study. June is PTSD awareness month and June 27 is National PTSD Awareness Day.

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Granted Full Accreditation
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or LCME. The LCME is the national accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to M.D. degrees in the United States and Canada.

UA’s Dr. Yves Lussier Honored with Ambassador Award
Dr. Lussier, associate vice president for data science and chief knowledge officer at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, and director of the UAHS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics, received the award from his alma mater, the University of Sherbrooke, in Quebec, Canada.

Designed to Increase Diversity in Health Care, UA Health Sciences’ Summer Programs Commence June 5
A campuswide commitment for diversity and inclusion and to improve the health of underserved populations is the focus of four flagship health professions pipeline summer programs at the UA Health Sciences.

Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase Speakers Announced
The Arizona Telemedicine Program’s third national Service Provider Showcase will be held Oct. 2-3 in Phoenix