Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony on July 27

More than 100 new medical students will receive and don their first white coats this week at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson White Coat Ceremony. The event, held to honor the college’s latest class of medical students, will…

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Dr. Bala Joins Sarver Heart Center

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson welcomed Rupa Bala, MD, to the cardiovascular medicine team. A new member of PCMS, Dr. Bala, board certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease, joined the University of…

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Merchant Named Chief of GI and Hepatology Division at UA

Juanita L. Merchant, MD, PhD, a renowned physician-scientist who has made paradigm-shifting contributions to understanding the gastric response to chronic inflammation and colon cancer, joins the the Pima County Medical Society and the University of Arizona College of Medicine –…

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Joseph Named Chief of Trauma Division at UA

   The University of Arizona Department of Surgery has promoted PCMS member Bellal A. Joseph, MD, FACS, to serve as chief of its Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Emergency Surgery, following a national search. Dr. Joseph joined the faculty…

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UA Receives $4M to Improve U.S. Public Health System

The Western Region Public Health Training Center at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has received a $4 million federal grant to improve the public health system in the United States. The training center is one of 10 university-based…

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Making free markets work in medicine

One of the accepted dogmas in medicine today is that the free markets in American healthcare do not work. The evidence for this usually comes from those pointing to the expense of an American system that is not even able…

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Dr. Kron named Interim Dean of UA College of Medicine

Irving L. Kron, MD, a noted cardiothoracic surgeon and former chairman of the University of Virginia Department of Surgery, has been appointed associate senior vice president for the University of Arizona Health Sciences and interim executive dean of the UA…

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