Alumna and Assistant Professor Sarah Coles, MD, was profiled by the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership as one of the 350 fellows who make up the Flinn-Brown Network. Dr. Coles exercises her civic leadership through activity around health-care policy at the state and national level and works alongside community organizations and government agencies. She was appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey to the Arizona Drug Overdose Fatality Review Board. Dr. Coles also is a board member of the Arizona Medical Association and an ex-officio board member of the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians and serves on an American Academy of Family Physicians commission.
About the College
Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated 593 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,400 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.