Future Physicians, Researchers Spend Transformative Summer on the U.S.-Mexico Border

FRONTERA summer program pairs University of Arizona students with mentors, giving them hands-on border-health research experience while building stronger applicants to medical school and graduate health sciences programs.

Dr. Marvin Slepian Elected President of Think Tank That Promotes Medical Device Technology

Dr. Slepian’s extensive research career has resulted in innovative diagnostics and therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases. His work at the University of Arizona has focused on the development and use of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering, drug delivery and medical-device development.

Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance Cultivates Student Curiosity

The SIMI summer program takes the stigma out of ignorance, equipping students with the question-asking skills they need to succeed professionally and intellectually.

Future Physicians, Researchers Spend Transformative Summer on the U.S.-Mexico Border

FRONTERA summer program pairs University of Arizona students with mentors, giving them hands-on border-health research experience while building stronger applicants to medical school and graduate health sciences programs.

Dr. Marvin Slepian Elected President of Think Tank That Promotes Medical Device Technology

Dr. Slepian’s extensive research career has resulted in innovative diagnostics and therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases. His work at the University of Arizona has focused on the development and use of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering, drug delivery and medical-device development.

Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance Cultivates Student Curiosity

The SIMI summer program takes the stigma out of ignorance, equipping students with the question-asking skills they need to succeed professionally and intellectually.
  • Future Physicians, Researchers Spend Transformative Summer on the U.S.-Mexico Border

    FRONTERA summer program pairs University of Arizona students with mentors, giving them hands-on border-health research experience while building stronger applicants to medical school and graduate health sciences programs.
  • Dr. Marvin Slepian Elected President of Think Tank That Promotes Medical Device Technology

    Dr. Slepian’s extensive research career has resulted in innovative diagnostics and therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases. His work at the University of Arizona has focused on the development and use of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering, drug delivery and medical-device development.
  • Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance Cultivates Student Curiosity

    The SIMI summer program takes the stigma out of ignorance, equipping students with the question-asking skills they need to succeed professionally and intellectually.

People and Programs on the Move

Dr. Abecassis is the J. Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Microbiology-Immunology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He also is chief of the Division of Organ Transplantation and founding director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center.

Drs. Sheila M. Gerhart and Ruth E. Taylor-Piliae will be welcomed into the academy during its annual policy conference in Washington, D.C.

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Jul 12 2019 - 7:09pm
The six-week academic enrichment program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences hosted 50 high school students from 22 Arizona communities this summer in an intensive exploration of health professions careers that will impact the health and lives of others.
Jul 10 2019 - 11:47am
For the second year in a row, Banner – University Medicine will provide each new medical student at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson a stethoscope. The gift of 120 stethoscopes is valued at $20,500.
Jul 9 2019 - 1:25pm
What began with two friends’ mutual passion for Tai Chi has become a collaboration between the University of Arizona and Beijing Normal University that will facilitate worldwide research of the benefits of Chinese health practices and the complementary use of Eastern and Western medicine on a global scale.
Jul 9 2019 - 7:45am
As a symbol of their acceptance into medical school, new medical students will receive and don their first white coats at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson White Coat Ceremony. The incoming class of students includes a former UA football player, a navy dive medic, twin brothers, a former teacher and a former doula and birth coach.
Jul 8 2019 - 8:00am
Changing the major’s name to Physiology and Medical Sciences and revising graduation requirements will give students an appreciation for the diversity of disciplines and careers supported by a foundation in physiology.

UAHS In The News

Following an extensive national search, Michael M.I. Abecassis, MD, MBA, has been appointed dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. His appointment begins early November 2019, as he becomes the ninth dean of the college since its founding in 1967.

Scientists at the University of Arizona say they've discovered the oldest instance so far of the genetic code for the HIV virus. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Dr. Michael Worobey, professor at UA BIO5 Institute, is one of the scientists.

Dr. William Cance, deputy director of the UA Cancer Center in Phoenix and a renowned oncology surgeon and physician-scientist, has been appointed interim director of the UA Cancer Center