Dear Colleagues,

Interim Senior VP Leigh NeumayerIt’s February, so of course, you gotta have heart!

Six weeks into my role as interim senior vice president for health sciences, I truly am amazed at the dedication and determination of the people who are working to build a healthier Arizona.

Look at the progress we're making:

From my vantage point, the UA’s land grant legacy, enacted with the passage of the Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862, is more relevant today than ever before. Our work at the UA Health Sciences — like the university’s land-grant mission — emphasizes the educational access, research and outreach to ensure that we have a local and global impact on health every day.

And as we look forward, we're also looking back to honor where we started.

This year, we’re proud to celebrate the anniversaries of the UA Colleges of Pharmacy (70th), Nursing (60th), Medicine – Tucson (50th) and Medicine – Phoenix (10th), the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (17th), the UA Health Sciences Library (50th), UA Cancer Center (40th), UA Sarver Heart Center (30th) and UA Steele Children’s Research Center (25th).

The collaborative spirit that fueled these health sciences institutions is alive and well today, and your support is important more than ever before as we continue to strengthen the foundation of excellence established many years ago. 

We’re building a better world, and we’re doing it together. Thank you for being a part of it.

Bear Down!

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS
Interim Senior Vice President
University of Arizona Health Sciences