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Emergency Medicine Podcast Reaches Milestone 100th Episode

Jan 6, 2022

AZEMCast, an educational emergency medicine podcast, was developed in 2013 by University of Arizona emergency medicine physicians to differentiate evidence-based medicine from experience-based medicine. In October 2021, the podcast completed its 100th episode. Aaron Leetch, MD, talks about the AZEMCast’s development, who’s listening and future plans.


New DEM Intern Profile Joshua B. Calton

Nov 19, 2021

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson 2021 graduate Joshua B. Calton stayed in Tucson after matching with the five-year Combined Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Residency at the Department of Emergency Medicine. He did his undergraduate studies at UArizona, majoring in physiology and completed his bachelor’s degree in three years. His hometown is Granite Bay, California, near Sacramento.


Grant Funds Rape Forensic Exam Program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

Aug 31, 2021

The nearly $500,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice also helped create a Sexual Assault Response Team with experts from the university, hospital and community to guide the program and ensure it meets survivor needs.


UAHS Healthy Dose Blog: The Arizona Monsoon, Lightning and Your Health

Aug 3, 2021

Monsoon in Arizona comprises the wettest and most lightning-prone months of the year. Learn how to avoid being struck and what to do if you are. By Dan Schlager, MD, clinical professor of emergency medicine. Also, UArizona Engineering Students’ project tests Dr. Schlager’s Lightning Protection Technology. 


Dr. Alice Min Simpkins Receives UArizona Provost Award for Innovation in Teaching

Jul 20, 2021

Alice Min Simpkins, MD, professor of emergency medicine, and assistant dean, Career Development, UA College of Medicine – Tucson Office of Faculty Affairs, has been selected as the recipient of the University of Arizona Provost Award for Innovation in Teaching. 


COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Infection Severity, Length, Viral Load

Jun 29, 2021

Real-world data from the AZ HEROES study show COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections, and when breakthrough infections do occur, the level of infection and impact of the disease are significantly reduced.


UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education Welcomes First Class

Jun 27, 2021

The UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson has accepted six high school graduates in a new program that reduces the time to a medical degree to seven years.


NIH Grant To Fund Medical Scientist Training Program

Jun 15, 2021

The Medical Scientist Training Program is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research.


New Degree to Prepare Students for Health Care Careers

Jun 8, 2021

A new Bachelor of Science in Medicine expands opportunities for students to pursue jobs in health care, where demand for trained professionals is rising.


Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference To Focus On Mental Health and Resiliency

May 11, 2021

Jordan Karp, MD, an expert on mental health in the aging population, will deliver the keynote address at the Arizona Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference.


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