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Students at the annual Scholarship Luncheon. All the contributions from the 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration (cancelled) will fund scholarships for public health students at the College.

Join Us for Our “20 Days for 20 Years” Virtual Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

For 20 years, the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has been building healthier communities locally, nationally, and globally. That’s 20 years of touching lives across Arizona, 20 years of transformative education for students, 20 years of delivering programs that improve health outcomes for everyone from infants to grandparents. Come celebrate all we have accomplished together in the "20 Days for 20 Years" digital story series on this website, starting Monday, October 19.


“The 20 Days for 20 Years” Celebration 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. Richard Carmona
Public Health Physician and Malaria Expert

Dr. Mark Smolinski
President, Ending Pandemics
Medical Epidemiologist

Neelam Sethi
Global Volunteer and Child and Arts Advocate

Dr. Frank Marcus
Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona College of Medicine

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

Exterior of Drachman Hall

Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Established in 2000, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona Health Sciences is the first nationally accredited college of public health in the Southwest. Today the college remains the only accredited college of public health in the state of Arizona, with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix. The college enrolls more than 1,100 students per year across degree programs at the bachelor's degree, master's degree and doctoral levels. A leader in research and health promotion, the College receives significant grant funding from federal agencies under the National Institute of Health such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Through research, education and community engagement, the UArizona Zuckerman College of Public Health continues to find solutions to public health problems in Arizona, the Southwest and globally.

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Thank you to our presenting sponsor Arizona Complete Health!

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