Oct 14, 2013

Blood Cell Gene Expression can Predict Outcomes in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Study Finds
UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Joe G. N. “Skip” Garcia is co-senior author of a study published in Science Translational Medicine; results suggest that these potential biomarkers should be evaluated further for prioritizing lung transplantation and for drug studies.

Diversity Seminar Series Launches with Talk on Improving Health Care for LGBT Patients
Join us to learn about LGBT health care concerns and experiences and gain insight on improving their care from national expert Shane Snowdon, during the October 21 launch of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Office of Diversity & Inclusion Diversity Seminar Series.

UAMC Appoints VP for Patient Experience
Kennedy Oehlert will represent the voice of the patient at UAMC, collaborating with the UAMC health-care team to ensure high-quality, patient- and family-centered care.

UA Steele Children’s Research Center and UA Department of Pediatrics Welcome Dr. Claire Larmonier to Section of Gastroenterology
As a scientist with the Steele Center, Dr. Larmonier’s research focuses on the pathogenic role of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1) in experimental colitis.

Health Forum: Progressive Action on Diabetes Prevention, Oct. 16
Free and open to the public, the event will include information about the latest diabetes treatment and research programs, student involvement opportunities and an open question panel.

Oct 10, 2013

Urologist Dr. David T. Tzou Joins University of Arizona Department of Surgery
Dr. Tzou specializes in endourology and robot-assisted surgery, offering minimally invasive techniques to treat complex urinary disorders; he also provides the latest treatments for general urinary problems, kidney stones, and prostate and kidney cancer.

Bashas’ and K-LOVE 88.1 kick off breast cancer awareness drive Oct. 1 to benefit University of Arizona Cancer Center breast cancer research
Throughout the month of October, nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bashas’ and K-LOVE 88.1 have joined forces to conduct a breast cancer awareness drive in the Bashas’ stores throughout Southern and Eastern Arizona to support breast cancer research at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Longtime UA Cancer Center Director Dr. David S. Alberts Granted Director Emeritus Title
David S. Alberts, MD, director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center from 2005-2013, has been granted the director emeritus title by the Arizona Health Sciences Center.

Oct 7, 2013

UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Awarded CEPH Reaccreditation
The accreditation is for the maximum seven-year term, extending to December 2020.

UA Sarver Heart Center REACT Group Presents ‘Chest-Compression-Only CPR’ Program
Chest-Compression-Only CPR training is presented by the REACT (Resuscitation Education and CPR Training) Group, UA College of Medicine – Tucson medical students dedicated to teaching people lifesaving skills