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Message from the Deputy Dean

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion was established to lead the College’s current diversity and inclusion efforts for students, residents and fellows and faculty and staff, as well as initiate, coordinate and evaluate new programs to create a comprehensive network of diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Victoria E. Murrain, D.O.
Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Medicine – Tucson

Student Success Stories

Charlene Wood

Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Current Position: Program Coordinator
Health Professional Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Schools Attended: Dine College (Navajo Community College) 1996, University of Arizona 2001, University of Arizona, College of Medicine 2006.
Area of Focus/Specialty: Family Medicine

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Charlene Wood

Focus on Faculty

Asmaa Abu-Maziad, MD

Asmaa Abu-Maziad, MD, joined the Division of Nephrology as a clinical assistant professor. As a pediatric nephrologist, she will provide care for children with a variety of kidney problems and disorders at Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center and Banner – Diamond Children’s Multispecialty Services.

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Asmaa Abu-Maziad, MD

News & Announcements

Future Physicians, Researchers Spend Transformative Summer on the U.S.-Mexico Border

FRONTERA summer program pairs University of Arizona students with mentors, giving them hands-on border-health research experience while building stronger applicants to medical school and graduate health sciences programs.


Med-Start: 50 Years Helping Young People Prepare for Their Future in the Health Professions

The six-week academic enrichment program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences hosted 50 high school students from 22 Arizona communities this summer in an intensive exploration of health professions careers that will impact the health and lives of others.


Dr. Victoria Murrain Named Permanent Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Victoria Murrain, DO, has been promoted from interim to permanent deputy dean for diversity and inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


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