Sep 12, 2013

University of Arizona Medication Management Center Receives URAC Drug Therapy Management Accreditation
The pharmacist-run call center has delivered medication therapy management services to more than 1.5 million individuals and by 2014 will be the nation’s largest provider of medication therapy management services.

Southern Arizona First Responders to be Celebrated on ‘Heroes Day’ – Oct. 17
Now in its sixth year, the annual event recognizes law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, Border Patrol agents and other first responders who work to keep the community safe and help citizens in times of crisis.

Sep 11, 2013

UA Sarver Heart Center ‘Heart of the Matter’ Luncheon Focuses on Heart Disease in Women, Oct. 12
Program will provide an extensive question-and-answer session to give attendees information to ‘journey toward a better, healthier you.’

Sep 9, 2013

‘A Voyage to Health’ at Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson Campus, through Oct. 19
Traveling banner exhibition by the National Library of Medicine explores the history of Kaho‘olawe and traditional voyaging, and how the resurgence of Native Hawaiian culture helped heal the soul of the community.

NIH Awards Dr. Frank Marcus $1.4 Million to Study Genetics, Mechanisms and Phenotypes of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathies
The study seeks a better understanding of newly diagnosed arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) – a significant cause of death in people under age 35 – and progression of clinical characteristics.

Sep 5, 2013

Integrative Primary Care Center Opens Doors to Employees of One of the Nation’s Largest Public Utilities
The University of Arizona Integrative Health Center in Phoenix will provide hundreds of Salt River Project employees with world-class conventional and complementary health care

Sep 4, 2013

UA Surgeons First in World to Robotically Implant Heart-Assist Device
Drs. Zain Khalpey and Robert Poston are the first to implant a left ventricular assist device using the Da Vinci Surgical Robot.

UA Nursing Doctoral Student One of Six Nationwide to be Awarded Air Force Health Professions Scholarship for Psychiatric Mental Health
Kati Wijdenes commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force while pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree through the UA College of Nursing.

Heart Surgeon Zain Khalpey Appointed to UA Sarver Heart Center’s Tony S. Marnell, Sr. Endowed Chair for Research in Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Khalpey’s research focuses on organogenesis (the formation and development of organs), organ preservation and tissue regeneration.

Sep 3, 2013

UA Department of Pediatrics and The University of Arizona Health Network Welcome New Faculty
Pediatric hospitalists Drs. Mridula Aggarwal and Jeffrey Rein will care for children at Diamond Children’s and Tucson Medical Center; neonatologist Dr. Andrea Hobson will care for critically ill newborns and premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Diamond Children’s and Northwest Hospital; pediatric intensivist Dr. Lesta Whalen will care for critically ill children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Units at Diamond Children’s and Tucson Medical Center.