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When big challenges become bigger strengths

Dr. Andrew Tang's journey took him from a fairly homogenous society in China to multiple American cities with diverse ethnic and cultural compositions. While navigating an unknown culture with a language barrier was once his biggest challenge, it has, over time, become his biggest strength. Learn about Dr. Tang's experience and how his diversity has helped him succeed in both medicine and life in our latest Quick Snips blog!
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Welcome, New Faculty!

Letitia Bible, MD, is a clinical assistant professor with the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Emergency Surgery. She comes to the department from Pittsburgh, PA.
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Molly Douglas, MD, is a clinical assistant professor with the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Emergency Surgery. She comes to the department from Portland, ME.
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Naren Patel, DPM, AACFAS, is a clinical assistant professor with the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery's Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). He is one of only a few podiatric surgeons in the U.S. to have completed a 12-month surgical fellowship.
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Welcoming Our Interim Chair

We're pleased to welcome Taylor Riall, MD, PhD, FACS, as our new interim chair! Dr. Riall has been with the department since 2015 and has more than 15 years of clinical experience, along with being a certified wellbeing coach and the driver behind our wellness initiatives. We look forward to continued growth and success under her leadership.
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Living a Fall-Free Life

In honor of Healthy Aging Month, Banner – University Medicine and the University of Arizona Health Sciences are hosting a Fall Prevention Fair. Taking place at the Health Sciences Innovation Building on Sept. 27, the fair will feature educational talks from a variety of experts in aging as well as interactive workshops and an exhibitor fair geared toward providing older adults with actionable tools for living fall-free lives.
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Living Healthy with Arthritis

Looking for additional ways to celebrate Healthy Aging Month? The UA Arthritis Center has you covered all season long with its "Living Healthy with Arthritis" lecture series. The next lecture, coming up Oct. 2, focuses on "High Tech Health: Revolutionizing How We Track, Treat and Prevent Disease," but there are also many other educational opportunities to take advantage of.
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Do fungi play a role in C. difficile infection?

C. Difficile is a common bacterial infection affecting more than 200,000 Americans each year. But did you know that fungi could also be a culprit behind the infection? Recent research from Dr. David Stewart of our Division of Surgical Oncology uncovers a surprising finding that could influence how we treat the disease.
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Wellness Corner

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever doubted that an accomplishment or recognition was well-deserved, despite skill and hard work? Have you ever felt like a fraud in a situation where you're well-qualified or perhaps even an expert? You're not alone. These feelings of doubt, commonly referred to as "imposter syndrome," plague all of us. Check out this short video from TED to learn what exactly imposter syndrome is and steps you can take to feel more confident personally and professionally.
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