Jan 16, 2014

UAMC - University Campus Receives Highest Nursing Credential with Magnet® Recognition for the Third Time
UAMC – University Campus was the first hospital in Arizona to earn prestigious Magnet recognition in 2003, and is the only Arizona hospital to win the so-called “Nobel Prize for nursing” three times.

Jan 15, 2014

Public Lectures by UA Neurologists Begin in February
The University of Arizona Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, and Pima Council on Aging continue their partnership with a second annual Brain Matters in Neurology monthly lecture series that runs Feb. 12 through April 9 at Tucson’s Jewish Community Center. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Jan 14, 2014

UA to Host Second Annual Conference on Promoting Successful Aging and Brain Health, Feb. 21
Focusing on reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s disease,” the public conference will feature world-renowned speakers and new and practical information for optimal brain health as we age.

Still Time to Register for the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 2014 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 25
The day of inspiration, empowerment and fun features keynote speaker Dr. Richard Carmona, who will discuss “Obesity: From Arthritis to Zoonoses, the Most Potent Accelerator of Chronic Disease,” and a lunch roundtable, “Living Successfully With Arthritis,” with University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Assistant Research Director Perry Skeath, UA Arthritis Center Director Dr. C. Kent Kwoh and retired UA Clinical Lecturer (rheumatology and geriatric) Gail Kershner Riggs.

UA Hosts International Plant Breeding Institute
Annual week-long conference focused on state-of-the-art instruction and training in modern plant breeding tools and technologies

Jan 13, 2014

Emad Elquza, MD, named medical director at UACC - North Campus
Emad Elquza, MD has been named medical director at the UACC - North Campus. He was selected by leaders of the UA Health Network and the UA College of Medicine to serve as the medical director for the cancer clinics.

UA Heart Surgeon Saves Patient a Second Time 13 Years Later
For Whitney Chase, the second time’s a charm. Second heart procedure should be her last and offers hope for a second child.

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.