Jul 5, 2013

19th Annual Fathers of the Year Awards Dinner and Gala Raises $100,000 for the UA Steele Children's Research Center
Event celebrates five outstanding Tucson fathers while raising funds to support type 1 diabetes research, clinical programs, faculty recruitment and endowment at the UA Steele Center.

People on the Move at the UA College of Medicine -- Tucson
Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord, delivers the commencement address at the University of Utah School of Medicine; Dr. Leslie Boyer named one of 30 heroes by FDA Office of Orphan Products Development; Dr. Patricia B. Hoyer Earns Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award and the Women in Toxicology Special Interest Group Mentoring Award; Iserson’s Getting Into a Residency: A Guide for Medical Students” newly revised and published in its eighth edition; Janet Major re-elected to the board of the U.S. Distance Learning Association.

Jul 3, 2013

Gregorio Named Interim Director of the UA Sarver Heart Center
“Dr. Gregorio is a great leader to bring the UA Sarver Heart Center through this time of transition as we work to conclude the national search for Dr. Ewy’s successor,” said Steve Goldschmid, MD, dean of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson.

Jun 28, 2013

UA Surgeons Implant Southern Arizona's First HVAD Pump: Smallest, Next-Generation Full-Support Heart-Assist Device
Graciela Uribe became the first patient in Southern Arizona to receive a HeartWare® HVAD Pump, a new-generation, smaller ventricular-assist device used as a bridge to transplant.

People and Programs On The Move at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson held its annual leadership, teaching and quality improvement training, the Interprofessional Chief Resident Immersion Training Program (IP-CRIT), on June 8-9 to improve health outcomes for older adults.

Dan Derksen, MD Appointed Director of Center for Rural Health
Derksen joined the College of Public Health in 2012. His health services research interests include covering the uninsured, enhancing access to quality care, reducing health disparities, and implementing community and team-based health services for rural, underserved and vulnerable communities and populations.

Jun 24, 2013

A Kind Heart and Generous Gift: Nine-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Larry Ronstadt Donates Birthday Toys to Fellow Patients
Larry asked for birthday gifts that could be given to children coping with illness and donated them to Kids of Steele, the family auxiliary of the UA Steele Children’s Research Center.

Jun 21, 2013

Dr. Alan Bedrick Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award
The award from The Pennsylvania State University salutes the achievements of outstanding alumni whose personal lives, professional achievements and community service exemplify the objectives of their alma mater.

Jun 19, 2013

Judy Bernas Named Leukemia/Lymphoma Society's Women of the Year
Judy Bernas, Associate VP for UA in Phoenix, Earns Honor

Jun 18, 2013

Dr. Hendrikus L. Granzier, PhD, Awarded $1.5 million Grant to Study Role of Titin in Heart Function and Disease
The Granzier team at University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will study the role of titin during the diastolic or filling of the heart during infant development and in adults. Titin works like a molecular sized spring that recoils and causes the cardiac muscle to relax.