People and Programs On The Move At The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

People and Programs On The Move At The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

Ann-Eve Cunningham Joins UA Program in Integrative Medicine

Ann-Eve Cunningham has been appointed director of development and community affairs for the Program in Integrative Medicine at The University of Arizona College of Medicine. The program is directed by integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD, and Victoria Maizes, MD.

Ms. Cunningham returned to Tucson after several years in the Philadelphia area, where she was the executive director for Gilda's Club Delaware Valley, a meeting place where people with cancer and their families and friends join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. She also was the regional executive director and director of planned giving for the American Red Cross, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, the nation's third-largest chapter.

Ms. Cunningham said she was excited to return to Tucson, where her family has lived for many generations. A graduate of The University of Arizona, she worked in Tucson for the American Red Cross, the Arthritis Foundation and Arrowhead Water, as well as being a dedicated leadership volunteer for organizations, including the UA Library and the Tucson Junior League.

Dr. Anne Cress Selected for College of Medicine Founder's Day Award

Anne E. Cress, PhD, professor of cell biology and anatomy, director, Cancer Metastasis and Signaling Program, and associate dean of research at the UA College of Medicine, is the recipient of this year's Faculty Science Forum-Founder's Day Award at the UA College of Medicine. The College was dedicated on Nov. 17, 1967.

The Founder's Day lectureship was established in 1979 to recognize and honor College of Medicine faculty for their scientific accomplishments. Faculty members select one of their peers to provide a presentation to commemorate the founding of the College of Medicine. Her talk was titled The Integrin Family of Molecules in Human Disease.

Psychiatry Head Dr. Gelenberg Honored for Outstanding University Achievements

The U.S.S. Arizona Bell rang at The University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center recently to note "Outstanding University Achievements" by Alan Gelenberg, MD, head of The University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Gelenberg was selected by the American Psychiatric Association to chair the work group that will create the standards for practice guidelines in treatment of major depression. He also celebrated his 18th anniversary as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. During Dr. Gelenberg's tenure, the journal has become the best-read peer-reviewed journal in psychiatry. It also has become fifth in the world in "journal impact factor" in the field, doubled its number of published papers and tripled the number of citations.

For more information about Outstanding University Achievement recipients, please see: http://www.union.arizona.edu/about/bell/index.php