The University of Arizona (UA) is Arizona’s premier research enterprise and home to world-class researchers who continually forge innovative pathways, form powerful collaborations, and make remarkable discoveries. Currently, UA ranks in the top 25 among public universities, with close to $700 million in research activity annually. The UA is also a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities—a group of 62 leading U.S. and Canadian universities distinguished by the breadth and quality of their research and graduate education programs. Notably, the addition of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) makes the UA one of only five universities nationally with Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Public Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, Agriculture, and Engineering on the same campus. To facilitate collaborative research programs among the colleges, a One Health faculty group has been founded at UA, and the CVM is a key component of the UA strategic plan to create a premier One Health research program.
The UA CVM is committed to preparing students to thrive in a time of augmented intelligence and the fusion of the digital, physical, and biological worlds. UA CVM students will gain exposure to research within the competency-based curriculum and through opportunities to participate in ongoing research at UA focused in a number of areas including One Health, infectious disease, the microbiome, genomics, aging, epidemiology, comparative medicine, diagnostic imaging, and veterinary medical education. Students with a strong interest in research will likewise have the opportunity for extended research experiences and to pursue a joint Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and Master’s degree.