William Crist

William M. Crist

Vice President for Health Affairs at University of Arizona

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School of Medicine Dean  - Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

Director of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology  - University of Alabama

System Engineer  - US Air Force Space Command

Director of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology  - U.S. Air Force


Central Methodist College

MU's School of Medicine

University School of Medicine

MD  - 

MD  - Arizona State University

MD  - Downtown Phoenix School of Medicine.Â

medical degree  - Missouri


Board of Regents Member  - Boice Financial Company Arizona

Chair  - Children's Oncology Group

Member of MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD  - National Childhood Cancer Foundation

Fellow In Pediatric Hematology  - St. Louis Children's Hospital

Board of Regents  - Arizona

Resident Fellow In Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology  - Washington University School of Medicine

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William M. Crist, M.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs Arizona Health Sciences Center

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William M. Crist, M .D.
Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Arizona

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[Source: East Valley Living] - Conquering Childhood Cancer: A Paradigm for Translational Research; Lecture to be Held Wednesday January 14, 2009 at Virginia G. Piper AuditoriumPHOENIX - The advances in treatment of childhood cancer in the last generation have been nothing less than life-changing, says William M. Crist, MD, the new vice president for health affairs for The University of Arizona.The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix in partnership with Arizona State University and the Flinn Foundation will host Dr. Crist, who will talk about his experience in a presentation titled, “Conquering Childhood Cancer: A Paradigm for Translational Research,†on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, 5:30 p.m., in the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium, 550 E. Van Buren, in downtown Phoenix.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking in the College of Medicine lot, with entrance on Seventh Street, also is free. (Dr. Crist also will speak in Tucson on Thursday, Jan. 15, 5 p.m., at DuVal Auditorium at University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.)Dr. Crist is among the scientists credited with dramatically improving our understanding of childhood leukemias and their treatments. He spent much of his career from the 1970s through the 1990s in the field of pediatric hematology and oncology first at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Memphis, and St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis before becoming chairman of pediatric and adolescent medicine at Mayo Medical Center in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Crist had been serving as dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri before being named UA vice president for health affairs last summer. He began his new duties Oct. 31.The Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine, begun in 1997, continues the Flinn Foundation’s commitment to bringing to Arizona leading practitioners and thinkers in the medical field.

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