College of Medicine – Tucson

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The College of Medicine – Tucson is leading the way in education, research and patient care

Our curriculum is shaping skilled physicians who are well prepared to care for diverse populations. Our interdisciplinary research teams are making important discoveries that are advancing medical science in many areas, including cardiovascular health, infectious diseases such as Valley fever, and many others.

Your support helps remove barriers for tomorrow’s doctors and prepares our students for the myriad complex health issues they will one day see. Gifts to the College of Medicine – Tucson enable us to recruit exceptional faculty and ensure they have the resources to perform groundbreaking research and provide outstanding medical training.


Dean Michael Abecassis

“Philanthropic support empowers progress. From advancing medical research through interdisciplinary collaboration, to combating diseases, optimizing patient outcomes, and removing barriers to medical education to foster a more diverse and capable medical workforce, investments in the College of Medicine – Tucson save lives and ensure a healthier, more equitable future for all.”

–Michael M.I. Abecassis, MD, MBA
Iovanna C. Lopez Dean, College of Medicine-Tucson
Professor, Departments of Surgery and Immunobiology

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The path to become a physician is long and arduous. There are no shortcuts, only many years of intense study. Your gifts provide life-changing scholarships and equip the college to support students on their journeys.


Comprehensive Cardiovascular Institute 

Establishing a Comprehensive Cardiovascular Institute (CCVI) is crucial for advancing heart health, improving outcomes, and saving lives. As a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration, the institute will accelerate research, clinical trials, and development of cutting-edge treatments. Support for a CCVI is an investment in scientific understanding, clinical care, and public health.  

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Valley Fever Center for Excellence  

Philanthropic support drives collaboration and innovation for improved diagnosis and treatment of Valley fever. This backing also enhances the Center's ability to conduct groundbreaking research such as vaccine development that stands to prevent infection. Additionally, support combats underdiagnosis of Valley fever by educating healthcare professionals and the public alike. 

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Student Success 

Scholarships address the high cost of medical education, fostering inclusivity and equal opportunity. By easing financial burdens, more diverse cohorts of students will be encouraged to pursue medicine. Supporting tomorrow’s doctors enhances overall quality of care and diversity of the medical workforce, ultimately advancing healthcare for all populations. 

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