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Arizona Telemedicine Program Rapidly Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic  
March 18, 2020

The award-winning program of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson at the UArizona Health Sciences will conduct a major online training program regarding the COVID-19 pandemic for health-care providers and administrators, “Developing Telemedicine Services,” Monday, March 23.


UArizona Restructures ‘Match Day’ in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic  
March 13, 2020

The Match Day Ceremony hosted by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has been canceled out of caution for student and employee welfare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, graduating medical students will celebrate in small groups and pick up envelopes that detail where they will begin their careers as physicians.


Sarver Heart Center Cancels Green Valley Lecture on Heart Rhythm Disorders, March 19  
March 13, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has canceled its Green Valley Lecture scheduled 10 a.m., Thursday, March 19.


UArizona Cancer Center Appoints Dr. Babiker to Leadership Position  
March 12, 2020

Dr. Hani Babiker, assistant director of early-phase therapeutics and director of phase I clinical trials, is overseeing the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s early-phase clinical trials, seeking to identify novel drugs and treatments for better cancer care.


Role of Medications, Technology in Heart Rhythm Disorders Topic of Green Valley Lecture, March 19  
March 11, 2020

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center continues its 2020 Green Valley Lecture Series with a focus on heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Peter Ott will speak on the most common arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation.


Aspiring Doctors to Learn their Future at Match Day Ceremony  
March 10, 2020

On Friday, March 20, medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will tear open envelopes simultaneously revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is considered the most exciting day of medical school.


UArizona Sees Tremendous Growth on Latest Rankings for NIH Funding  
March 10, 2020

The University of Arizona improves its ranking by 14 spots and nearly doubles the value of awards from five years ago for research dollars funded by the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year 2019.


Native Americans and Higher Cigarette Use: Stereotype Goes Up in Smoke  
March 5, 2020

University of Arizona Health Sciences study finds when whites and Native Americans in comparable income and education levels are compared, whites consume more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent.


UArizona Health Sciences Study Identifies Hormone that Causes Women to Experience More Pain  
March 4, 2020

A University of Arizona Health Sciences research team led by Dr. Frank Porreca points to prolactin, a neurohormone related to lactation, as the underlying reason women experience more pain than men, and even more so when taking opioids. Their paper on the discovery was featured on the cover of Science Translational Medicine.


New UArizona Nursing Program Aims to Improve Nursing Career Advancement for American Indian Communities  
March 4, 2020

A $2-million award from the Indian Health Service to the University of Arizona College of Nursing will establish a new academic program, American Indians in Nursing: Career Advancement and Transition Scholars.


Dr. Kathleen Insel Appointed Division Chair at UArizona College of Nursing  
March 2, 2020

Dr. Insel supports faculty and students who are conducting biological or behavioral studies to improve health outcomes for individuals and populations and students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice and RN-MS programs.


UArizona Health Sciences to Host Free, Public Drug Survival Interprofessional Exercise on Opioid Epidemic, March 2  
March 2, 2020

The two-part event will offer training for opioid overdose crisis response, both to the general public and students, in a presentation called “Drug Survival 102,” as well as provide certification training to UArizona health sciences students. Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th U.S. Surgeon General, will provide closing remarks.


Study: Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Increasingly Common, Linked to Stressful Life Events  
February 26, 2020

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson study finds that women who experience more stressful life events in the year before childbirth have greater odds of using marijuana before and during pregnancy.


‘Battles of the Bad Back’ Subject of UArizona Arthritis Center Lecture, March 4  
February 25, 2020

Free and open to the public, the latest Living Healthy With Arthritis lecture features Dr. Venkat Ganapathy, University of Arizona associate professor of orthopedic surgery and Banner – University Medicine Tucson Orthopaedic Spine Service chief, who’ll discuss non-operative and operative treatments for back pain.


Banner – University Medicine ED Accredited as Tucson’s only Geriatric Emergency Department  
February 20, 2020

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson has earned Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation.


UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Uncover Potential New Therapy for Concussion-Related Headaches  
February 19, 2020

Researchers at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine – Tucson have teamed with scientists at two other institutions to identify the cause of post-brain injury headaches and uncover a potential new therapy for millions of patients.


Four UArizona Researchers Named Senior Members of National Academy of Inventors  
February 17, 2020

The University of Arizona researchers — Drs. Rajesh Khanna, Jordan Lancaster, Jim Schweigerling and Joseph Valacich — are being recognized in areas that include pain therapeutics, heart disease treatment, optical science and online data collection. Two are from the UArizona Health Sciences colleges.


Primary Care Physician Pipeline Bolstered by New UArizona Scholarship  
February 17, 2020

A new scholarship program provides medical students with free tuition in exchange for practicing primary care in an underserved community in Arizona.


Local Experts Share Information on Coronavirus  
February 14, 2020

An expert panel from the University of Arizona, Banner Health and Pima County Health encouraged the public at an information session Feb. 10 to spread facts, not fear; practice compassion; and wash their hands.


UArizona Named 'Top Producer' of Fulbright Students  
February 13, 2020

The University of Arizona is now a top producer of Fulbright students, reports the Institute of Higher Education, ranking it No. 14 among U.S. research institutions and setting a university record with 20 awardees. Of those, five are from the UArizona Health Sciences, including three from the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. They join two faculty members named Fulbright Scholars.


Scientists Study Sweat, the Small Stuff  
February 13, 2020

A team of researchers from three University of Arizona colleges, including Dr. Esther Sternberg with the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, is developing new methods to collect and analyze sweat for clues about how the body is functioning.


High School Students to Explore Health Careers at Banner – University Medical Center South, Feb. 12  
February 11, 2020

Along with hands-on exercises from intubating a mannequin to peering inside someone’s stomach via ultrasound, Tucson area high school students will get a chance to learn about careers in health care at the “Pathway to Success” health career fair hosted at Banner – University Medical Center South.


UArizona Researchers Study Health Risk of a Group of Chemicals in Firefighter Foam and Protective Gear  
February 10, 2020

Researchers from the UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to lead a study of occupational exposures to “PFAS chemicals” among firefighters.


UArizona College of Pharmacy Feb. 21 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Opening of Skaggs Addition  
February 6, 2020

The $26-million expansion includes new chemistry laboratory space that will be used for drug discovery and development and research in the areas of pharmaceutics, pharmacogenomics and pharmacology.


Stopping Stroke in its Tracks: Symptoms, Treatments Topic of UArizona Lecture in Green Valley, Feb. 20  
February 6, 2020

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center continues its 2020 Green Valley Lecture Series with a focus on stroke, how it affects health and treatment options to reverse stroke symptoms.


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