Doc Talks: Child Development and Wellbeing

Free health lectures focusing on child development, Tuesday, Aug. 27.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medicine invite the public to a free wellness fair and lectures by three physician-specialists Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Doubletree by Hilton Tucson – Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way.

The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with a general wellness fair in which participants can learn CPR, get involved in research studies, meet pediatricians and therapists, and more. Light refreshments will be served.

Child wellbeing and development presentations will begin at 6 p.m. and will be led by three Banner Health physician-experts. Attendees will be invited to ask the doctors questions after each presentation.

Heather Cassell, MD, is a clinical associate professor in the UA Department of Pediatrics. A trained allergist and immunologist, Dr. Cassell specializes in asthma, food allergies and skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and direct dermatitis. She is affiliated with Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

Serign Marong, MD, is a faculty physician in the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Marong’s interests include family and sports medicine, as well as primary care and working with underserved populations. He is affiliated with Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South.

Kathy W. Smith, MD, is an associate professor in the UA Department of Psychiatry. She specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry, perinatal mood disorders and working with transgender and non-conforming youth. She teaches medical students at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and is affiliated with Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South.

REGISTRATION: Light refreshments will be served and attendees also can request free on-site childcare. Advanced registration is required for childcare. RSVP at https://medicine.arizona.edu/webform/doctalks/registration2019 or by calling 520-626-1663.

About the UA College of Medicine – Tucson
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is shaping the future of medicine through state-of-the-art medical education programs, groundbreaking research and advancements in-patient care in Arizona and beyond. Founded in 1967, the college boasts more than 50 years of innovation, ranking among the top medical schools in the nation for research and primary care. Through the university’s partnership with Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, the college is leading the way in academic medicine. For more information, please visit medicine.arizona.edu.

About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, nationally ranked as a Best Hospital by U.S. News and World Report, and Banner – University Medical Center South, are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, with 28 hospitals in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/UniversityTucson or www.bannerhealth.com/UniversitySouth