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

Message from the UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences
A message from the UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Dr. Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia | 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.

Aug 29, 2013

People on the Move at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Dr. David G. Armstrong, Named as a 2013 Raine Visiting Professor by the University of Western Australia (UWA); Dr. Paul Gordon Selected as National Co-Chair of the Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam Committee; Dr. Michele Ley Appointed Director of the Breast Surgery Program at The University of Arizona Cancer Center; University of Arizona Health Network Identifying and Training Qualified Medical Interpreters.

Aug 27, 2013

Center for Rural Health Receives Federal Grant to Help Pima County Residents Navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace
The Center for Rural Health at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will help uninsured Pima County Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders navigate Arizona’s health insurance Marketplace starting Oct. 1.