Dec 20, 2013

Modest Weight Loss May Reduce Heart Disease, Diabetes Risks
Modest weight loss over a 2-year period in overweight or obese, middle-aged women may reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Arizona Telemedicine Program is a Model ‘Telehealth Technology Innovation Accelerator’ for the Telemedicine Industry
A number of outstanding telemedicine programs, owned by different health-care organizations, work together on telemedicine challenges ranging from legal and regulatory issues, to telecommunications technology, to reimbursement.

Santa Claus and Elves Visit and Delight Patients at Diamond Children’s
Santa Claus made a very special visit to Diamond Children’s on Tuesday, Dec. 17. He arrived to Diamond Children's by horse carriage, entered the hospital on a red carpet and was greeted by throngs of excited patients, parents and staff.

Dec 18, 2013

UA’s Leslie J. Cohen New President of Board of Directors of Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Cohen is director of the Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Family and Community Medicine

UA Study Shows Intensive Exercise Training Program Designed for Dementia Patients Improves Care in Clinical Setting
Rehabilitation of basic functional tasks, such as rising from a chair or walking, reduces fall risk, prevents loss of independence and increases mobility-related quality of life in patients with dementia.

Dec 17, 2013

UA Department of Pediatrics, The University of Arizona Health Network, Welcome Three New Faculty Members
The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and The University of Arizona Health Network welcome new faculty members John D. Feerick, MD, to the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition; and Ann Juodakis, MD and Janet Lau, MD, to the Division of Hospital Medicine.

UA’s Dr. Michael Seckeler Receives Prestigious ‘Young Investigator Award’ from American Heart Association
Award recognizes early career investigators who are performing high-quality research in the field of pediatric cardiovascular disease.

Dec 12, 2013

Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014
Toward a Science of Consciousness is a rigorous interdisciplinary conference covering neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, molecular biology, medicine, quantum physics, cosmology, art, technology, and experiential and contemplative approaches to the understanding of consciousness

Dec 11, 2013

Kevin Driesen Selected for National Rural Health Fellowship
Kevin Driesen, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has been selected by the National Rural Health Association for the 2014 Rural Health Fellows program.

Dec 10, 2013

Two University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Faculty Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
NAI Fellows are recognized for their inventions that have major impacts on society