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Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Expand Services  
November 12, 2019

Thanks to a new contract with Banner – University Family Care/AHCCCS Complete Care, the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program are able to reach more individuals with mental-health conditions and substance-use disorders.


UArizona College of Nursing to Host Ribbon Cutting for Bachelor of Science in Nursing Integrative Health Program, Nov. 13  
November 6, 2019

Located in Gilbert, Ariz., the new program is the first program nationally to incorporate integrative health content and interventions into a BSN program.


Veteran-focused Mental Health Forum, Nov. 8  
November 6, 2019

Open discussion on post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and local support programs


‘Revolutionary’ New Class Challenges UArizona Students to Cure Alzheimer’s Disease  
November 1, 2019

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is offering innovative curricula for students to influence human health and build entrepreneurial skills.


Community to Get Glimpse into Future of Health Care in New UArizona Health Sciences Innovation Building, Nov. 4–5  
October 31, 2019

The new Health Sciences Innovation Building will provide opportunities for community engagement and a learning environment for Health Sciences students to reshape the future of health care.


‘Conquering Arthritis ... Meet UArizona Arthritis Center Researchers’ Subject of Nov. 6 Lecture  
October 29, 2019

An exclusive opportunity to visit one-on-one with University of Arizona Arthritis Center faculty, physicians and scientists to learn about leading-edge research being conducted at the center.


Study Finds Inflammatory Protein Can Protect Against Spread of Herpes Virus  
October 28, 2019

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix researchers discover protein function that can improve current therapeutics.


Pandemic Flu Exercise at UA Health Sciences in Tucson and Phoenix, Oct. 25  
October 24, 2019

“Pandemic: An Exercise in Disaster Preparedness” is a simulated emergency conducted by the Center for Transformative Interprofessional Healthcare to expose students to issues that may arise during an influenza pandemic.


UA Cancer Center Receives $8.6M Grant to Lead One of Three NCI Clinical Trials Networks  
October 23, 2019

The National Cancer Institute will fund the UA Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network, one of three networks in the nation to perform early-phase cancer-prevention clinical trials.


UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Study Calls for Forensic Nursing Exams to Include Concussion Evaluation  
October 23, 2019

TBIs often missed on routine forensic examination for domestic violence victims.


‘Take Charge Diabetes Mellitus’ Study Seeks Research Volunteers  
October 22, 2019

The University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine is recruiting current Banner – University Medicine patients with Type 2 diabetes to join a study about diabetes management and blood sugar control.


Banner – University Medical Center Tucson earns comprehensive stroke center status  
October 21, 2019

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson is the first certified comprehensive stroke center in Tucson.


Blood-Collection Device Makes Radiation Testing Quick and Easy  
October 16, 2019

Developed by a research team at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, the self-collection device quickly can evaluate radiation exposure and help triage emergency treatment in the event of a nuclear attack or accident.


Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Host ‘Global Peer Support Celebration Day’  
October 16, 2019

“Global Peer Support Celebration Day” is an annual celebration of peer supporters to recognize their work in helping their peers with mental health, addictions, and/or trauma-related challenges, move along the continuum of recovery and inclusion. This annual, worldwide event takes place each year on the third Thursday in October.


Preventing Health-care-Associated Infections Focus of UA Health Sciences Researcher  
October 16, 2019

Marc Verhougstraete, PhD, assistant professor and environmental microbiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, received a $510,000 CDC research grant to focus on the prevention of health-care-associated infections, a serious threat to patient safety.


Could Near-Infrared Light Give Aging Brains a Boost?  
October 16, 2019

With support from a grant from the National Institute on Aging, researchers will test a novel intervention that uses near-infrared light to enhance brain functioning.


$5M Gift from Leonard A. Lauder Advances Research to Prevent and Cure Ovarian Cancer  
October 15, 2019

The funding will benefit clinical and translational research in the University of Arizona Cancer Center lab of Dr. David Alberts.


UA Steele Children's Research Center Leads Statewide Study of Congenital Heart Defects  
October 14, 2019

The University of Arizona Division of Pediatric Cardiology Congenital Heart Program will explore the public health problem of congenital heart defects among children, adolescents and adults.


UA Cancer Center Launches Statewide Town Hall Series  
October 11, 2019

The UACC North Central/East Arizona Cancer Policy Town Hall in Flagstaff on Oct. 14 will kick off a series of five town halls throughout Arizona to engage communities in dialogue to improve cancer prevention and control in Arizona.


UAHS and UA Experts Taking Center Stage at TENWEST Impact Festival  
October 11, 2019

More than 50 speakers from the University of Arizona and 250 overall will take part in the TENWEST Impact Festival, which runs Oct. 11-20 and is expected to draw about 15,000 local, regional and national attendees to downtown Tucson to discuss innovative solutions to the world’s social, environmental and economic issues.


Dr. Roberta Weintraut Awarded Alumna of the Year from Weil Center  
October 11, 2019

The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona announced its annual selection from among integrative health practitioners.


UA to Lead Multi-University Study on Sexual Assault Prevention  
October 9, 2019

Elise Lopez and Mary Koss will study the effectiveness of a sexual assault training program that teaches female freshmen how to better recognize risky situations, defend themselves physically, and communicate what they do and don't want sexually.


UA Department of Urology to Host Inaugural Golf Benefit for Fight Against Prostate Cancer, Nov. 9  
October 9, 2019

Registration is open and sponsorship opportunities are available for the event, which will be held during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month at Sewailo Golf Club.


Providing Health Care to Homeless Children Topic of Free Public Lecture, Oct. 29  
October 9, 2019

Dr. Randy Christensen has dedicated his life to providing care for children who live on the streets without access to health care. Sponsored by the Flinn Foundation, he will provide a free community lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 29.


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