The Gala will pay tribute to the contributions of several Honorees, both organizations and individuals, who have made a powerful impact on community health in the Tucson region and beyond. Many of the Honorees are alumni from the College who have used their expertise in public health to make positive change on a national or global scale.

Zuckerman Family Foundation

Impacting positive change in peoples’ lives and enhancing the Southern Arizona community

Dr. G. Marie Swanson

Founding Dean Emerita
Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Dr. Mark Smolinski

President, Ending Pandemics
Medical Epidemiologist

Dr. Richard Carmona

17th Surgeon General of the United States; Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona; Chief of Health Innovations, Canyon Ranch

Neelam Sethi

Global Volunteer and Child and Arts Advocate

Dr. Frank Marcus

Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Dr. Carlos “Kent” Campbell

Global and Malaria Health Expert; Retired Public Health Physician and Malaria Strategist

Arizona Complete Health

Transforming the Health of the Community, One Person at a Time


Hosted in the stunning new Health Sciences Innovation Building on the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus

Gala guests will enjoy a unique evening of artistic performances and special tributes. “Mistress of Ceremonies” Ms. Lupita Murillo from KVOA Channel 4 News will host the event, in concert with radio personality Bobby Rich from 107.1 FM The Drive. Anticipated to draw more than 400 guests, the Gala will celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the College in its first 20 years.

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