Recognizing Outstanding Health Sciences Faculty and Alumni

UAHS Memo

Recognizing Outstanding Health Sciences Faculty and Alumni


Every year as part of the Homecoming weekend festivities, the University of Arizona Alumni Association highlights the university’s most accomplished alumni. This time of year also brings the annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards. In both of these categories, the University of Arizona Health Sciences shines bright this year.

Three of the individuals recognized as outstanding alumni are Natalie A. LaHood, MPH, MIB, alumna of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; Sue Roe, DPA, MS, BSN, RN, alumna of the UArizona College of Nursing; and Dan Derksen, MD, alumnus of the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

Natalie A. LaHood, MPH, MIB

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, class of ’14, UArizona class of '12

Tucson native Natalie LaHood earned both a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology in 2012 and a master’s de