News

More than 100 UAHN Physicians among 'Best Doctors in America'  
July 4, 2013

UA pediatric cardiologist Brent Barber, MD, appears on the cover of Tucson Lifestyle magazine’s July issue on Tucson’s Best Doctors.


People on the Move at the UA College of Medicine -- Tucson  
July 4, 2013

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.


19th Annual Fathers of the Year Awards Dinner and Gala Raises $100,000 for the UA Steele Children‚Äôs Research Center  
July 2, 2013

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.


Gregorio Named Interim Director of the UA Sarver Heart Center  
July 2, 2013

“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.


Dan Derksen, MD Appointed Director of Center for Rural Health  
June 27, 2013

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.


People and Programs On The Move at the University of Arizona College of Medicine ‚Äì Tucson  
June 26, 2013

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.


UA Surgeons Implant Southern Arizona‚Äôs First HVAD Pump: Smallest, Next-Generation Full-Support Heart-Assist Device  
June 26, 2013

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.


A Kind Heart and Generous Gift: Nine-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Larry Ronstadt Donates Birthday Toys to Fellow Patients  
June 24, 2013

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.


Dr. Alan Bedrick Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award  
June 20, 2013

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.


Judy Bernas Named Leukemia/Lymphoma Society‚Äôs Women of the Year  
June 19, 2013

Judy Bernas, Associate VP for UA in Phoenix, Earns Honor


‚ÄòTen Surprising Tips for Managing Stress,‚Äô July 3  
June 17, 2013

Join stress management expert Ann Pardo, director of life management at the Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, in this free interactive lecture, open to the public, presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center


Dr. Hendrikus L. Granzier, PhD, Awarded $1.5 million Grant to Study Role of Titin in Heart Function and Disease  
June 17, 2013

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.


People on the Move at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson  
June 14, 2013

Dr. James Dalen receives honorary degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester; Dr. Ana Maria Lopez named one of 25 Most Influential Hispanic Business Leaders in Arizona; Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson Campus, receives Team Award for Excellence.


‚ÄòArizona Elks Clinic for Children and Young Adults‚Äô Receives Top Quality Rating for Vaccine Administration  
June 11, 2013

The pediatric outpatient clinic received a 96 percent compliance rating; the average score across the state is 64 percent and the U.S. national average is 73 percent


14th Annual PANDA ‚ÄòChildren Helping Children‚Äô Fashion Show and Luncheon Raises $475,000 for the UA Steele Children‚Äôs Research Center  
June 11, 2013

Funds will enable Steele Center researchers to expand research in autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and celiac disease.


Marylyn Morris McEwen Appointed Gladys E. Sorensen Endowed Professor at UA College of Nursing  
June 7, 2013

The Gladys E. Sorensen Endowed Professorship is named in honor of Gladys E. Sorensen, EdD, RN, FAAN, who was dean of the UA College of Nursing from 1967 to 1987.


Dr. Sean Elliott Nominated for Distinction in Medical Student Teaching  
June 7, 2013

UA College of Medicine – Tucson professor of pediatrics eligible for Alpha Omega Alpha ‘Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award.’


‚ÄòCamp Scrubs‚Äô Celebrates Decade of Introducing Middle-Schoolers to Nursing Careers at The University of Arizona Medical Center, June 10-14  
June 5, 2013

This is the 10th year that UAMC has hosted the popular summer camp, which is offered in partnership with Arizona Youth University, a summer youth program of the University of Arizona.


University of Arizona Sarver Heart Members Honored by Community Organizations  
June 4, 2013

Drs. Marcus recognized for lifetime acheivement by Pima County Medical Foundation; Dr. Sethi selected as Pima County Medical Society Physician of the Year for 2012; Dr. Mackstaller received inaugural “Community Impact Award” from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Tucson Alumnae Chapter


Research Findings by UA College of Medicine ‚Äì Tucson Student Establish Feasibility of Pulse Oximetry Screening Guidelines for Newborns in Tucson  
June 3, 2013

Research by UA medical student Lucy Han establishes that implementing recommended pulse oximetry screening guidelines is feasible at Tucson’s elevation. A recent simple pulse oximetry test revealed a potentially life-threatening critical congenital heart defect in a newborn that was surgically repaired at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus.


People on the Move in Public Health  
May 30, 2013

Congratulations to Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health faculty members Robin Harris, Neil MacKinnon, and Cecilia Rosales for their recent accolades.


UA Steele Children‚Äôs Research Center Receives $10,000 Grant to Support the ‚ÄòPANDA Share a Hug‚Äô Program  
May 30, 2013

More than 1,000 stuffed panda bears will be given to pediatric patients treated by UA Steele Center physicians


Registration Still Open for ‚ÄòBuilding Better Joints: The Future of Cartilage Tissue Engineering,‚Äô June 5  
May 30, 2013

The latest advances in cartilage regeneration and engineering strategies will be discussed by top UA orthopaedic innovator and researcher Dr. John Szivek in this free lecture, open to the public.


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