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Aug 21, 2019

New Program Provides Patients Both Medical and Behavioral Health Services at Banner Family Medicine Clinics  
A new program implemented by the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine provides primary care patients the opportunity to also receive behavioral health-care services at the same location.

Aug 20, 2019

New Director, Assistant Director Named at UA Fellowship in Integrative Medicine  
Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine expands as Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, and Lise Alschuler, ND, accept leadership roles in the Center’s flagship program.

Startup Licenses Algorithm Advancing Precision Medicine  
Using technology invented at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson, startup INTelico Therapeutics has taken big data to another level, using a novel computational algorithm in machining learning and artificial intelligence.

UA Physiology Research Identifies Brain Inflammation As Potential Target to Treat Tinnitus  
The discovery by Dr. Shaowen Bao and his colleagues could lead to new treatments to silence tinnitus for millions of sufferers.

Aug 19, 2019

UA Packs a Multibillion-Dollar Economic Punch  
The University of Arizona is providing a major benefit to the bottom line of Arizona businesses and organizations, according to a study commissioned by the Arizona Board of Regents.

Aug 15, 2019

UA and Pima County to Launch Academic Health Department  
The Academic Health Department will help bridge the gap between the education of public health professionals and the practice of public health.

Aug 13, 2019

Dr. Julie Bauman Named Fellow of National Academic Medicine Leadership Program  
Dr. Julie Bauman Named Fellow of National Academic Medicine Leadership Program

Aug 6, 2019

Doc Talks: Child Development and Wellbeing  
Free health lectures focusing on child development, Tuesday, Aug. 27.

UA Receives CDC Funding to Educate Next Generation of Occupational Health Professionals  
The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has received an $800,000 grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to support graduate-level education in industrial hygiene.

New Device Could Accurately Read Eye Prescription in 20 Seconds  (PhoenixMed)
Which of these two lens options lets you see more clearly? Now, it might not matter. Researchers at the University of Arizona created a device that can produce an objective and accurate eyeglass prescription in 20 seconds without any subjective input from the patient. The portable auto-...

Jul 30, 2019

UA Researcher and Doctoral Student Reconcile Scientific Standoff in Colon Cancer Research  
Curtis Thorne, PhD, and UA doctoral student Carly Cabel validated findings from a 2018 collaborative study that identified a possible new therapeutic target for colon cancer – after a Harvard lab challenged the initial results.

UA Fueling Rapid Tucson Tech Growth  
Tucson has enjoyed a 90% jump in technology jobs over the last five years, making it one of the top up-and-coming tech markets in North America, according to global commercial real estate services and investment company CBRE.

Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix Opens Wellness Center to Combat Physician Burnout  (PhoenixMed)
The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has opened a wellness space for its students and residents on the 12th floor of Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix as one piece of an overall program to teach future physicians how to take care of their emotional health. According...

Jul 26, 2019

Dr. Elizabeth Kyle Meehan Appointed Program Director of UA Family Medicine Residency at South Campus  
Dr. Meehan will lead and direct the Family Medicine Residency at South Campus, as well as conduct clinical care, teach residents and pursue scholarly activity.

College Appoints New Chair  (PhoenixMed)
Peter Nakaji, MD, has been named the college's Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Banner – UMC Phoenix.

Jul 23, 2019

High School Students Spend Summer Researching in UA Phoenix Lab  (PhoenixMed)
Twelve Arizona high school students are spending six weeks of their summer vacation conducting research as part of an internship program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.   The internship, offered through the college’s...

Jul 19, 2019

80 Students Welcomed to Begin Training as Physicians  (PhoenixMed)
Eighty first-year students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix received their first white coats and stethoscopes, both mantles of the medical profession, Friday, July 19, during ceremonies at Symphony Hall in Phoenix...

Jul 18, 2019

Medical Examiner Inspires Next Generation to Pursue Forensic Pathology  (PhoenixMed)
Mark Fischione, MD, is a retired Maricopa and Yavapai County medical examiner with 22 years of service. Even after retirement, though, he works as a forensic pathologist for Gila County and an expert witness for trials. But his most gratifying work is with medical students.  “The...

Student Reflection on First Year of Medical School Wins Writing Award  (PhoenixMed)
Kelly Habib, a second-year medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, received the Student Growth and Self-Reflection Writing Award in the annual Narrative Medicine Program competition. ...

Jul 17, 2019

Future Physicians, Researchers Spend Transformative Summer on the U.S.-Mexico Border  
FRONTERA summer program pairs University of Arizona students with mentors, giving them hands-on border-health research experience while building stronger applicants to medical school and graduate health sciences programs.

Jul 16, 2019

Dr. Marvin Slepian Elected President of Think Tank That Promotes Medical Device Technology  
Dr. Slepian’s extensive research career has resulted in innovative diagnostics and therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases. His work at the University of Arizona has focused on the development and use of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering, drug delivery and medical-device development.

Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance Cultivates Student Curiosity  
The SIMI summer program takes the stigma out of ignorance, equipping students with the question-asking skills they need to succeed professionally and intellectually.

Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Michael M.I. Abecassis Appointed Dean of UA College of Medicine – Tucson  
Dr. Abecassis is the J. Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Microbiology-Immunology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He also is chief of the Division of Organ Transplantation and founding director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center.

Jul 12, 2019

Med-Start: 50 Years Helping Young People Prepare for Their Future in the Health Professions  
The six-week academic enrichment program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences hosted 50 high school students from 22 Arizona communities this summer in an intensive exploration of health professions careers that will impact the health and lives of others.

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