Feb 27, 2014

Leading nutrition conference to assemble world experts in Texas in May
11th year of the conference reaches out to health care providers in Lone Star State

UA Steele Center Discovery Leads to New Understanding of Proteins’ Role in IBD-related Bone Mineral Density Loss
Researchers at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that two proteins play a key role in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)-related inflammation and subsequent bone mineral loss. Results of this study point to the possibility that the klotho protein could one day be used as supplemental therapy to treat IBD patients with osteopenia and osteoporosis.

Feb 26, 2014

Mindfulness: An Evening With Jon Kabat-Zinn
The hour-long lecture is free and open to the public with support from the James E. Dalen Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Pediatric Researcher Dr. Sam Hawgood to Present ‘Pulmonary Surfactants: From Bubbles to Babies,’ in Tucson, March 11; in Phoenix, March 12
Free presentations, open to the public, part of the Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine series sponsored by the Flinn Foundation.

Sleep Disorders Center Accredited to Perform Sleep Studies
The Center for Sleep Disorders at the University of Arizona Medical Center -- University Campus has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to perform out-of-center sleep testing.

‘Exercise and the Osteoporosis-Sarcopenia Duo: Promoting a Lifetime of Bone and Muscle Health,’ March 5
Free lecture, open to the public, by Dr. Timothy G. Lohman, professor emeritus, UA Departments of Physiology and Nutritional Sciences; retired director, UA Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition; and principal investigator, BEST (Bone, Estrogen and Strength Training) Study.

Feb 25, 2014

Commitment to Equity Earns Dr. Anne L. Wright 2013 Vision Award
Nominated for her long standing commitment to campus diversity and equity, Anne L. Wright, PhD, senior associate dean of faculty affairs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, was awarded the 2013 Vision Award.

Feb 20, 2014

UA Surgeon Treats Giant Aneurysm with Lifesaving Technique
Using a new minimally invasive treatment called the Pipeline Embolization Device, now available at The University of Arizona Medical Center, Travis Dumont, MD, assistant professor and director of the Neurovascular Program at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, was able to successfully treat the giant aneurysm with less risk of stroke or brain damage.

Feb 19, 2014

UA Study Changes Several Beliefs About the Immune System in Aging Adults
Results may help scientists understand which older adults may have impaired immune systems, allowing early intervention to improve protection against infectious diseases, which remain a prominent killer in those over age 65.

Feb 18, 2014

Pioneering Pathologist Dr. Anna R. Graham Retires
One of the University of Arizona College of Medicine’s first women medical students, then one of the college’s most respected teachers, Dr. Graham also taught medical science to Tucson middle and high school students and rose to national leadership in the field of pathology.