Oct 18, 2013

UA Receives $878,000 Grant to Provide Health Information to Hispanic Women in Pima County
The Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public, will lead a multi-disciplinary team to provide health information to underserved Hispanic women and their families in Pima County

Members from UA Football Team to Deliver ‘SHINE ON Tucson’ Jars and Toys to Children at Diamond Children’s TODAY
SHINE ON Tucson partners with UA student-athletes to visit patients and distribute jars on a monthly basis.

Oct 17, 2013

Dr. Daniel Derksen Appointed Chair of AAFP Commission on Governmental Advocacy
AAFP represents more than 110,000 family physician, resident, and medical student members in the U.S. The scope of work of the Commission on Governmental Advocacy includes health system reform, expansion of health care coverage, state/federal legislation, public policy, governmental regulations, regulatory agencies, grassroots efforts, and governmental workforce programs.

‘Preventative Measures for Osteoarthritis,’ Nov. 6
Free lecture, open to the public, by Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, the new director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center.

UA Medical Student, Kevin Hummel, One of 21 Selected Nationally for Prestigious AMA Physicians of Tomorrow Award
Kevin Hummel is one of just 21 medical students nationwide to receive the American Medical Association award for academic excellence.

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.