MINDY FAIN, M.D., has been honored with the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson’s Anne and Alden Hart Endowed Chair in Medicine. Fain is professor of medicine and chief of the division of geriatrics, general internal medicine and palliative medicine in the UA Department of Medicine. She is co-director of the UA Center on Aging and Arizona Geriatric Education Center. She also is the Arizona Health Sciences Center’s executive director of practice innovation, working with the AHSC colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health to develop new ways to provide high-quality care at lower costs. She is principal investigator on a $1 million grant to train Arizona physicians who are not geriatricians to provide the best care for older adults and is working with an interdisciplinary team to establish an ACE (acute care of elders) unit at the UA Medical Center South Campus. Fain and her husband, infectious disease specialist Richard Mandel, M.D., moved to Tucson from Boston in 1984.
ESTHER STERNBERG, M.D., will present “Place and Wellbeing: the Science of the Mind-Body Connection and Beyond,” the keynote address of the University of Arizona Humanities, Medicine and Wellness Conference on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union. The conference runs Feb. 26-28 and all events are free. For more information, go to http:HMW.arizona.edu.
ANITA KELLMAN, founder of Beat Cancer Boot Camp, was featured on TV’s “The Biggest Loser” as a guest trainer for a day with the red team. Watch the episode at http://www.youtube.comwatch?v=Luhj0cX94Cg. Kellman also attended the season finale last week. Two of the three finalists, including the winner, were on the red team.