Alumni News

Dr. Gilbert Gonzales Named Alumnus of the Year

As alumni of all ages returned to the University of Arizona for homecoming and reunion in November, each college had the opportunity to honor a graduate of their college. It is with distinct honor that the University of Arizona Alumni Association and the UA College of Medicine – Tucson presented the 2012 Alumnus of the Year Award to Gilbert...


Class Notes, December 2012

Danetta Bronnimann, MD, Class of 1981It has been eight years since my transplant, and I am doing great! I am an administrator/moderator on the Books for Soldiers website (11 years) and a Mary Kay beauty consultant (four years). My husband, Mark, has an active medical practice and we camp, hike the Arizona Trail and travel every chance we get. My...


Campus Collaboration to Benefit College of Medicine – Tucson

Cross-college collaboration is working toward the University of Arizona’s benefit. In order to honor scholarship and endowed chair donors, the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, in partnership with the UA College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA), have solidified and constructed a new Donor Recognition Wall.“This particular project...


Students Coordinate 5K to Support Team Derek

As University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students work to finish the fall semester, they also have banded together to support their peer, second-year student Derek Neal, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) in September.Since the diagnosis, the College of Medicine student government has completed various...


First-Year Student Looks to Father for Medical Inspiration

UA College of Medicine – Tucson first-year student, Jeff Brown, says he learned the spirit of medicine through his father, Mark Brown, MD. Now in the same building, both are working to better themselves as patient caretakers.“My dad always is willing to go into the hospital or talk on the phone whenever a patient is in need, or if a colleague...


Moynahan Reflects on College's Evolution of Medical Education

As the UA College of Medicine – Tucson admits new classes each year, administrators, faculty and staff work to ensure students are receiving the best medical education possible.Deputy Dean of Education Kevin Moynahan, MD, knows what it takes to instill an effective medical school curriculum. As a member of the UA College of Medicine Class of 1993...


Save The Date

Join us to celebrate the reunion Classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008.


UA Grad Works to Increase College of Medicine Alumni Connections

The Office of Alumni Affairs would like to introduce our wonderful new staff member, Shannon Maule. Shannon is the driving force behind our e-newsletters and social media efforts.Shannon began her work at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson in June 2011 as a social media and communications student intern. In about one-year’s...


News from the Class of 2015

The Class of 2015 is saddened to inform the greater University of Arizona College of Medicine community that our classmate and friend, Derek Neal, recently was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. With absolutely no risk factors for this disease, the news came as a tremendous shock to our class and to Derek’s family and friends.Derek...


Alumni Board Updates

The University of Arizona College of Medicine Alumni Board met on Saturday, Oct. 6 in the Marvin “Swede” Johnson building in Tucson. The meeting covered a lot of ground, including discussing goals and priorities, new projects, current events and the recruitment of new members. Several members expressed how much they appreciated their medical...


Class Notes, October 2012

[Pictured from left to right: Dr. Gabriel Sarah, Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi]Suzanne Sisley, MD, Class of 1995One of my many academic pursuits at University of Arizona College of Medicine is my service as Principal Investigator on an FDA-approved Marijuana Study. It's a big achievement because I don't think the...


Dr. Christian Moher to Speak at 2012 White Coat Ceremony

Christian Moher, MD, will speak at the 18th annual White Coat Ceremony to welcome the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Class of 2016. As an alumnus, Dr. Moher said he hopes his speech will help the incoming class understand the uniqueness of the medical profession.The 2012 UA College of Medicine – Tucson White Coat Ceremony is...


Class Notes, August 2012

[Faculty member Stephen Howell, MD, and wife Jennifer Parod]William 'Bill' Thrift, MD, Class of 1983I've practiced in Prescott since leaving Scottsdale Memorial Family Medicine residency in 1986.Although I did full family practice, the last baby I delivered is now a 14-year-old. I continue to work about one shift a week, in our busy emergency...


Alumni Office Welcomes New Director

It’s our privilege to announce that longtime University of Arizona employee Holly Altman has been named director of Alumni Affairs for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. “It was an intensive search, and we are confident that we have found the best person for the job,” said Clint McCall, senior director of development for the...


An Update From Tucson's Student Government Chair

Greetings UA College of Medicine – Tucson Alumni,As the new school year begins and summer begins to fade, students are gearing up for the upcoming challenges they will face in the classrooms and clinics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.At this time, we welcome the incoming first-year medical students with a three-day...


Hutchison Legacy Begins at UA College of Medicine – Tucson

As years pass and new students begin their medical education, it’s no wonder the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson continues to grow family legacies. Ellie Hutchison, a member of the Class of 2016, is joining the College of Medicine tradition, as she follows in the footsteps of her father, Timothy Hutchison, MD.Born in Tucson,...


UA Medical Student Works to Create Change in Ghana

Charity Adusei brings more than intelligence and determination to the Class of 2015 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. The 24-year-old also shares her passion, enthusiasm and conviction for philanthropy with her 113 classmates.As a native of Ghana, Africa, Adusei moved to the United States to complete one year of high...


Message from Dean Goldschmid, March 2012

Greetings College of Medicine alumni!The UA College of Medicine has much to be proud of and it was my honor and pleasure to host most of the UA deans on a tour of the college and our teaching hospital, The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, during a dinner meeting on March 5. The tour group visited many areas, including the...


Clint McCall Named Senior Director of Development for UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Clint McCall has been named senior director of development for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. He will oversee the college’s development, alumni relations and special events offices.McCall joins the college after serving as senior director of development for the UA Sarver Heart Center since 2004. There, he increased the...


Dr. Wayne Beck Endowed Scholarship

It is with deep sadness that we inform the University of Arizona College of Medicine community about the passing of Wayne Beck, MD, Class of 1975. After battling multiple health issues for the past few years, Dr. Beck passed away on Sunday, April 8, surrounded by his family.In August 2010, Dr. Beck stepped up to serve as president of the UA...


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