UA College of Medicine – Tucson celebrates its 50th anniversary during Founders Week

MONDAY, NOV. 13, NOON – 1 p.m. (lunch 11:30 a.m.)
Founders Week Lecture
William S. Dalton, PhD, MD
, former dean, UA College of Medicine – Tucson (2001-2002)
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, NOON – 1 p.m. (lunch 11:30 a.m.)
Founders Week Lecture
Fernando Martinez, MD
, founding director, UAHS Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center, and UA Regent’s Professor and Swift – McNear endowed chair of pediatrics
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson

FRIDAY, NOV. 17, NOON – 1 p.m. (lunch 11:30 a.m.)
Founders Day Lecture
Gordon A. Ewy, MD
, a founding member of the cardiology faculty in 1969, director emeritus of the UA Sarver Heart Center and professor emeritus of cardiology
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson

FRIDAY, NOV. 17, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Junior Investigator Poster Forum

Research posters by junior faculty, post-doctoral fellows, residents, medical students, graduate and undergraduate students
UA Health Sciences Plaza
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson

Parking is available at the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson Garage for a fee, 1785 N. Ring Rd., Tucson.

All lectures are free, open to the public and will be held at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson from noon to 1 p.m.

UA Health Sciences Innovation Building ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony

November 17, 2017

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building, a nine-story, 220,000-square-foot, world-class building designed for clinical-simulation practice, team-based health professions education and community interaction, will hold a “topping-off” ceremony Friday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m., at the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus.

The event is open to the public and will take place at the west side of the building, just north of the UA BIO5 Institute/Medical Research Building, with access from North Cherry Avenue, between Mabel and Drachman Streets. Event parking map: bio5.org/sites/default/files/tucson-parking.jpg

The $165 million facility, which is expected to be the vanguard for interprofessional health professions education in the United States, is scheduled to open in summer 2018.

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, UA interim senior vice president for health sciences, will serve as emcee for the event. UA president Robert C. Robbins will be in attendance. Members of the community are invited to sign the final steel beam from 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

The event concludes with the final steel beam being hoisted into place at 2:25 p.m.

Designed as a facility for interprofessional, team-based health professions education in the 21stcentury, the Health Sciences Innovation Building will serve as a platform to foster collaboration among multidisciplinary teams of health professionals, students and faculty in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health.

The building’s unique features include spaces called “flipped classrooms” that can accommodate as many as 150 students for interactive learning, as well as a “special events forum” that allows for more than 1,000 people. Among other advances, the Health Sciences Innovation Building is designed to:

  • Close the gap between new technology and modern medical education by expanding the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC).
  • Offer flexible, large, medium and small group/team learning areas and clinical labs and simulation centers for a broad spectrum of instructional applications.
  • Improve human health by preparing “collaboration-ready” graduates who will advance medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health.
  • Launch valuable public-private partnerships to tap our cognitive diversity and expertise.
  • Move health care forward by enhancing research and the development of specialized hardware and software.
  • Attract and retain the best health sciences students, faculty, researchers and thought leaders.

PCMS History Committee Field Trip

December 2, 2017

The next field trip for the Pima County Medical Society Field Trip will be to Douglas, Arizona on December 2, 2017. The group will depart from the parking lot at 1140 N. Rosemont at 7:00 a.m. and is expected to arrive in the Douglas Williams House Museum, 1001 D Ave. at approximately 10:00 a.m. There will be a guided tour of the museum and a guided walking tour of downtown Douglas. Lunch is planned for the Gadsden Hotel. All PCMS members and friends are invited. Please RSVP to James Klein, MD at 795-9484.