FYI for COP: May 17, 2016

Faculty members get “pied!”

Students took a break from their last day of classes on May 4 to watch faculty members get pied in the face at the Whipping Childhood Cancer contest, hosted by PediaCATS. The event raised just under $100 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“Our Whipping Childhood Cancer Challenge is a great way to provide and raise awareness about childhood cancer in our community,” says Rebecca Park, Class of 2018 and PediaCATS president. “In addition, it was an event that both faculty and students were able to enjoy!”

Check out the video of the PediaCATS event.

COP goes Nose to Nose with Midwestern

The UA College of Pharmacy competed with the Midwestern University-Glendale College of Pharmacy in a new competition, sponsored by Walgreens, called the Nose to Nose Battle. This competition supported Red Nose Day 2016, an event that uses comic relief to raise both money and awareness for childhood poverty.

Together UA and Midwestern participants raised $800 toward the cause, but the UA’s triumph over Midwestern earned them a lunch celebration hosted by Walgreens. Additionally, over the course of the competition, UA participants posted photos on social media using the hashtag #RedNose, accumulating enough “flair” to win a trophy. COP faculty, staff and students showed off their red noses in a group photo at the COP End-of-the-Year Picnic on April 28.

Photo caption: COP students, faculty and friends show off their red noses at the picnic.

Watch Rear Admiral Pamela Schweitzer’s seminar       

If you missed the Coit Seminar presented by Rear Admiral Pamela Schweitzer on April 21 (or if you want to revisit it), you may now view it on streaming video. Click on the title of Schweitzer’s presentation, which was “Riding the Wave: Healthcare Transformation.”

Register for workshop hosted by UA Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics

The UA Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics will host a one-hour Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside workshop on May 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Arizona Health Sciences Library.

Attendees will learn hands-on how to query the i2b2 database for clinical cohort identification, clinical trial feasibility, hypothesis generation and retrospective data analysis.

Space is limited, so register at cb2.uahs.arizona.edu soon if interested. 

Learn about UA Health Sciences Tucson campus construction update

Beginning May 22 through June 3, Southwest Gas will close Cherry Avenue between Mabel Street and Adams Street. This closure will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. with all lanes of traffic reopening during daytime hours. The Cat Tran shuttle stop near the Arizona Health Sciences Library will remain open. Refer to map for details. 

Contact Southwest Gas at 844-258-7481 with questions and visit the UA Health Sciences Tucson website for more information.

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