Senior leaders and the UAHN Board of Directors are actively exploring new strategies to ensure that UAHN’s hospitals, health plan and medical group have a secure, sustainable foundation that elevates our ability to care for present and future patients and also supports our research and education missions.
Jeff Burgess, MD, MS, MPH, professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been appointed Associate Dean for Research.
The UA's gene sequencing facility, which specializes in deciphering massive amounts of genetic code in a very short time, has obtained accreditation to expand its services to health care in addition to research.
Ensuring Arizona’s health-care workforce is a diverse representation of the state, the UA College of Medicine – Tucson each year hosts a health care-focused summer academic enrichment program for students who attend high school in some of the state’s most remote areas.
Dr. Heidi McGuigan, medical officer at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, Liberia, provides health care to U.S. diplomats and their families and teaches the first-ever critical care course for local nurses.