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Jan 10, 2014

UA Emergency Medicine Doc Rescued "Lone Survivor"
The rescue team that recovered, Marcus Luttrell, the real life "Lone Survivor" was led by Dr. Joshua Appel, a 2005 UA College of Medicine - Tucson graduate, who was aided by another UA College of Medicine - Tucson graduate, Chris Piercecchi, MD, class of 2012.

Completed Renovations, New 3T MRI to Expand Funding Opportunities at UA Biomedical Research Lab
The acquisition of the MRI unit, a Siemens 3T Skyra scanner, was made possible through a collaborative effort between the UA Office of Vice President for Research, UA College of Medicine, UA Department of Medical Imaging (formerly Radiology) and the University of Arizona Health Network.

Jan 9, 2014

COM Experts: Prefer Dry Heat to Artic Chill? Genetics Might be the Reason
UA College of Medicine experts weigh in on how our genes affect our ability to deal with extreme weather – hot or cold.

After Losing 180 Pounds, Tucson Man Believes Bariatric Surgery
For people battling obesity, the New Year can be a time of renewed commitment and fresh starts. And for those who in the past have tried diet and exercise regimens without success, bariatric surgery might be the answer to a longer, healthier life.

UA Nursing Professor Leslie Ritter Inducted as a Fellow of the American Heart Association
Dr. Ritter investigates ways to decrease inflammatory damage to the brain after stroke, especially in people with conditions that may worsen inflammation, such as diabetes.

Jan 8, 2014

Cancer Risk Lower in Women Adhering to Cancer Prevention Guidelines
Postmenopausal women whose behaviors were consistent with the Nutrition and Physical Activity Cancer Prevention Guidelines put forth by the American Cancer Society had lower risk for cancer incidence, and cancer-related and cancer-unrelated death, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research

UA College of Nursing Associate Dean and Professor Sally J. Reel Named University Distinguished Outreach Professor
Dr. Reel recognized for demonstrating scholarship-based outreach through programs to enhance nursing education, address faculty and practitioner shortages, and improve access to quality health care.

Jan 7, 2014

UA Approved for Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
The study of sleep apnea is one of 82 proposals approved for PCORI funding to advance the field of patient-centered comparative effectiveness research and provide patients with information that will help them make better-informed decisions about their care.

UA Medical Center’s Dr. Andreas Theodorou Elected Chair-Elect of ‘AAMC Chief Medical Officer Group’s’ Steering Committee
Andreas Theodorou, MD, chief medical officer for The University of Arizona Medical Center, was elected chair-elect of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Chief Medical Officer Group’s (CMOG) Steering Committee.

No Muss, No Fuss with Child-Friendly Movie Monitors at UAMC - Diamond Children’s
New movie monitors recently installed at UAMC will allow the children to watch their favorite videos without having to wear bulky goggles or deal with a grainy, wavy or lagging picture due to magnetic interference from the MRI itself.

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