Aug 1, 2013

UA Pain Research Team Awarded $2.5 Million to Tackle Chronic Pain
The five-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse will fund Dr. Frank Porreca and his research group in the Department of Pharmacology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson to better understand and develop new medications for chronic pain.

Jul 31, 2013

Entire UA Men’s Basketball Team to Visit Patients at Diamond Children’s
The entire University of Arizona men’s basketball team will visit pediatric patients at The University of Arizona Medical Center – Diamond Children’s on Thursday, August 1, 3 p.m., and distribute jars full of toys and other goodies assembled by volunteers of SHINE ON Tucson.

Endovascular Neurosurgeon Dr. Travis Dumont Joins UA Department of Surgery
Dr. Dumont specializes in vascular neurosurgery, including using minimally invasive techniques to treat complex neurovascular disorders of the brain, including brain aneurysms, vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord, and brain blood vessel blockages and stroke.

Jul 30, 2013

Three Days of Community Building Activities Welcome 115 New Medical Students to the UA College of Medicine --- Tucson
Media are invited to cover the three-day new medical student orientation, MedCat Welcome, with events taking place Wednesday, July 31 – Friday, Aug.2 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and at Tucson community centers.

American Academy of Nursing to Induct Clinical Associate Professor Barbara B. Brewer as Fellow
Barbara B. Brewer, PhD, RN, clinical associate professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing will be inducted as a Fellow of the esteemed American Academy of Nursing at the 40th AAN Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, DC, in October, 2013.

‘Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program’ Donates ‘Chemo Ducks’ to Diamond Children’s to Help Reduce Fear of Cancer Procedures and Treatments in Children
A new program at The University of Arizona Medical Center – Diamond Children’s seeks to minimize pediatric cancer patients’ fear about receiving a port and other procedures related to their treatment.

Jul 29, 2013

Center for Rural Health to Study Arizona’s Health-Care Safety Net System Under the Affordable Care Act
The Center for Rural Health at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has been awarded $166,000 by the Arizona Area Health Education Center.

Jul 25, 2013

UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives 5-Year Grant, Enabling High School Students to Participate in the ‘Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance’
The “Summers in Children’s Research for Diverse High School Students” grant gives students hands-on basic science research experience working with physicians and scientists throughout the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

Jul 19, 2013

Anne E. Cress, PhD, Named Interim Director of UA Cancer Center
Anne E. Cress, PhD, professor of cellular and molecular medicine and radiation oncology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has been named interim director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Jul 18, 2013

ECMO Program at The University of Arizona Medical Center Receives ‘ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support’
The UAMC ECMO program exemplifies the distinction of an academic medical center, with its ability to collaborate with many highly-trained subspecialists to provide life-saving care for individuals with extremely complex illnesses—in Tucson and beyond.