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May 19, 2019

International Collaboration Aims to Predict Life-Threatening Reaction to Heparin Treatment  

No tests currently are available to evaluate risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, an adverse reaction to the drug that can result in catastrophic, life-threatening complications in patients with cardiovascular disease.


May 15, 2019

Researchers Share Discoveries with Community at ABRC Conference  (PhoenixMed)

ABRC Research ConferenceMore than 140 researchers gathered on May 2 at the University of...


May 14, 2019

Colorado Helping Speed up the Future of Health with New Research Program at NCMC  

Northern Colorado residents are the first in the state to have the opportunity to enroll on-site and become participants in the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program.


Novel Study Discovers ‘Metabolic Fingerprint’ to Help Treat, Diagnose and Prevent Cervical Cancer  

UA Researchers identified ‘metabolic signatures’ to distinguish HPV, pre-cancerous cervical conditions and cancer.


UA’s Mobile Health Program Expands Services  

The UA Mobile Health Program has expanded its primary-care services in partnership with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), Youth on Their Own (YOTO) and Primavera Foundation’s Casa Paloma. The mobile clinic provides full-service primary care to low-income residents in medically underserved communities throughout Pima County.


New EMS Bachelor’s Degree Program Starts This Fall at UA College of Medicine – Tucson  

One of a few programs in the nation administered through a clinical department, the UA Bachelor of Science major and minor in EMS is designed to enhance emergency medical professionals’ leadership and clinical skills, preparing them for a future in prehospital medicine.


College Hosts 23rd Academic Excellence Day  (PhoenixMed)

Residents, fellows and physicians present their research findings at the Phoenix medical school.


May 13, 2019

Using Big Data to Prevent Cardiac Arrhythmias  

Researchers at the University of Arizona and Banner Health will create alerts to identify patients at risk for developing heart rhythm disorders and sudden cardiac death, thanks to a $766,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.


UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft to be Honored at Women’s Forum During ATS 2019  

The American Thoracic Society will honor Monica Kraft, MD, chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, with its Elizabeth A. Rich Award at the Women’s Forum during the ATS 2019 International Conference in May. The award recognizes Dr. Kraft as a female role model and mentor and for her contributions to lung disease research.


TBI Survival Doubled by Pre-Hospital Treatment  (PhoenixMed)

A new statewide public health initiative has doubled the survival rate of traumatic brain injury.


May 10, 2019

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute to build memory and research center in Tucson  

Multidisciplinary center in partnership with University of Arizona


Newest Members Inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society  (PhoenixMed)

UA students and faculty selected by peers to be inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society.


Novel Study Discovers ‘Metabolic Fingerprint’ to Help Treat, Diagnose and Prevent Cervical Cancer  (PhoenixMed)

Researchers at the UA have completed a first-of-its-kind study that could aid in the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cervical cancer.


May 8, 2019

UA-Led Initiative Doubles Survival Rates After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury  

The implementation of a massive, statewide public health initiative led by University of Arizona researchers and involving 21,000 prehospital care patients has doubled the survival rate of severe traumatic brain injury victims and tripled the survival rate among those who were intubated.


Class of 2019 Celebrated at Awards Luncheon  (PhoenixMed)

Senior Celebration Awards Luncheon acknowledged the hard work of the Class of 2019.


Faculty Honored with Teaching Excellence Awards  (PhoenixMed)

Medical students honored faculty that encouraged and taught them during the 2018–19 school year.


May 6, 2019

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Holds Ninth Graduation  (PhoenixMed)

On Monday, May 6, 2019 — after four...


May 2, 2019

Dr. Donata Vercelli Awarded UA Koffler Prize  

For her excellence and distinction in research, Donata Vercelli, MD, has been awarded the University of Arizona Koffler Prize for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.


Commencement Profile: Taylor Cushman  (PhoenixMed)

Student's research advances treatment options of radiation therapy and immunotherapy.


Commencement Profile: Nathan Goff  (PhoenixMed)

Set to graduate from the college on May 6, Goff will continue training in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.


May 1, 2019

UA College of Medicine – Tucson CME Office Receives ‘Reaccreditation with Commendation’  

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has granted the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) reaccreditation with commendation—the highest status awarded by ACCME.


2019 UA Arthritis Center Bear Down Luncheon Teams Up With UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, May 8  

Kevin Sumlin and Dave Heeke will be the guest speakers at the event that benefits research to identify the causes and improve the diagnosis and treatment of the more than 100 forms of arthritis.


Commencement Profile: Aishan Shi  (PhoenixMed)

Fourth-year medical student selected by her peers as the Class of 2019 Commencement speaker.


Commencement Profile: Jamil Jaber  (PhoenixMed)

Fourth-year medical student will serve his country while learning to be an orthopedic surgeon.


Apr 30, 2019

UA Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Gains Accreditation  

New graduate program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will begin in fall Semester 2019. Genetic counseling one of nation’s fastest-growing careers.


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