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Media Advisory: Banner – University Medicine and Arizona Athletics sports medicine media opportunity

TUCSON, Ariz. (Sept. 28, 2022) – Media are invited to interview sports medicine experts who will be available to discuss the Banner – University Medicine and Arizona Athletics sports medicine care model partnership for student-athletes on Friday, Sept. 30. 
On Friday, Sept. 30, from 1:30 to 2 p.m., the following Arizona Athletics and Banner experts will be available for media interviews outside McKale Memorial Center, by the John Button Salmon bust, in front of the ticket office, located at 1721 E. Enke Dr., 85721.   
Banner orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician, Dr. Abigail Hamilton is responsible for the coordination of the care for the University of Arizona athletic teams. Dr. Hamilton has provided orthopedic care for recreational, high school, collegiate, Olympic and professional athletes.  She is committed to this growing partnership and elevating the care of Wildcat student- athletes and other athletes in southern Arizona.  Dr. Hamilton will be recognized for her contributions to player safety during the first quarter of the Oct. 1 UArizona Football game. 
Dr. Stephen Paul, senior associate athletic director of C.A.T.S Health, Wellness and Performance, provides oversight of strength and conditioning, clinic and sports psychology and nutrition units. Dr. Paul oversees the day-to-day operations of this sports medicine model on behalf of Arizona Athletics.
Banner – University Medicine and the University of Arizona recently announced an expansion of their partnership through a new collaboration with Arizona Athletics. Banner – University Medicine will provide access to world class, academic medical care for athletes and create an enhanced sports medicine care model for Arizona student-athletes. To help support injury prevention and overall wellness for student-athletes from all 21 of the university’s athletic teams, Banner – University Medicine will oversee the coordination of their care while also providing certified athletic trainers to supplement Arizona Athletics’ sports medicine staff. 
The University of Arizona Athletics Department provides the highest level of medical support and care for its student-athletes. An evolving and expanding medical service and care model is a marquee component of Arizona Athletics’ mission and strategic initiatives, a part of its autonomous medical model that always prioritizes the health, safety, and wellbeing of our student-athletes. 
To meet the needs of athletes of all ages in Southern Arizona, Banner – University Medicine also announced the development of a comprehensive care program focused on healthy living, injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit or

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