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Economic Impact of Downtown Phoenix UA Campus Hits $961 Million  
December 12, 2014

Health Sciences Creates Jobs, Brings More People Downtown


UA Nursing Professor Donna McArthur Receives Joint Appointment in UA Department of Neurology  
December 12, 2014

Dr. McArthur, whose current research is focused on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is one of 12 nursing faculty members with a joint appointment in another discipline, strengthening interprofessional research collaborations and UA student education.


Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Handbell Choir to Perform at UAMC-Diamond Children’s  
December 11, 2014

Patients at the University of Arizona Medical Center-Diamond Children’s and UAMC-University Campus, their families and staff are invited to attend.


Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and Elsa from ‘Frozen’ Visit UAMC-Diamond Children’s for Christmas Celebration  
December 10, 2014

The Claus’ visit coordinated by Pima College Police Department and Elsa’s appearance coordinated by the local non-profit organization Katie’s Hearts.


UAHN CEO Waldrum Named to Council of Teaching Hospitals Board  
December 8, 2014

Michael Waldrum, MD, MSc, MBA, president and chief executive officer of the University of Arizona Health Network, has been appointed to the national board of directors of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems, a division of the American Association of Medical Colleges.


Help ‘Stuff the Bus’ for Patients and Families at UAMC  
December 4, 2014

Each year, Delfina Gaxiola and a team of gift-givers at the Arizona Health Sciences Center and University of Arizona Medical Center adopt several patients and their families for the holidays. This year, there are many terminally ill patients and families in need, so she is reaching out to the UA and greater Tucson community to help make their season bright.


UAMC Designated ‘Infectious Disease Treatment Center of Excellence’  
December 4, 2014

The University of Arizona Medical Center has accepted a request by the Arizona Department of Health Services to become the state’s second Infectious Disease Treatment Center of Excellence, making it Southern Arizona’s designated hospital for the treatment of emerging infectious diseases such as Ebola.


UA College of Nursing Professor Ruth Taylor-Piliae Receives AHA 2014 Stroke Article of the Year Award  
December 3, 2014

This annual award recognizes the scientific and clinical contributions of cerebrovascular nurses in promoting AHA goals and excellence in cerebrovascular nursing science; Dr. Taylor-Piliae was recognized for her article about the effects of Tai Chi on older stroke survivors.


UAMC to Host Info Meetings on New Kidney Allocation System  
December 3, 2014

The UAMC Transplant Team, as well as community nephrologists, will be available to answer questions about the new allocation system at free public meetings Dec. 11 and 17 in DuVal Auditorium at UAMC - University Campus. To register, please call the UAMC Transplant Office at 520 694-7365.


UA Receives $3.6 million HRSA Grant to Improve the Nation's Public Health System  
December 2, 2014

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will establish the Western Region Public Health Training Center to build a strong collaborative public health network and workforce for development of healthy communities.


Nursing Assistant Professor Matthew Gallek Receives Joint Appointment in Department of Surgery, UA College of Medicine – Tucson  
December 2, 2014

Joint appointments across the health science disciplines strengthen interprofessional research collaborations and education for UA students


UA College of Nursing’s Dr. Sheila Gephart Receives Research Career Development Award from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  
December 1, 2014

Driven by her clinical experience as a neonatal intensive care nurse, Dr. Gephart is focused on eliminating complications related to premature birth through prevention and early detection.


Dr. Francisco Moreno Assumes New AHSC Leadership Role to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in Health Care  
November 25, 2014

With the strategic initiative to advance the education, training, recruitment and employment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body that is reflective of the communities it serves, the Arizona Health Sciences Center appoints Dr. Francisco Moreno assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion.


AHSC Awarded Grant to Reduce Health Disparities  
November 25, 2014

The $1.25 million grant will reduce health disparities through impactful research and the development of the next generation of physician-scientists through the Arizona Pride-25 Advanced Health Disparities Training Program in Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Conditions.


Two Couples Make Major Donations to Precision Health  
November 21, 2014

The cutting-edge field is one of the priorities of 'Never Settle,' using genetic profiles to guide decisions about diagnosis, prediction, treatment and prevention of disease.


Jill Guernsey de Zapien Receives National Recognition for Community-Based Work in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region  
November 21, 2014

Guernsey De Zapien was also cited for leading work as an advocate for community empowerment and self-determination, and establishing the first promotora/community health worker outreach program in Arizona and Health Start, a program that focuses on prenatal care for farm worker women.


UA Researchers Find Connection Between Persistent Insomnia, Inflammation and Mortality  
November 21, 2014

Data from an ongoing UA respiratory study spanning more than 40 years shows that persistent (chronic) insomnia is associated with higher levels of inflammation in the blood and a 58 percent increased risk of death.


Policy Statement: High-quality, Life-extending Cancer Care Still a Goal, Not a Reality for Patients Under Medicaid  
November 17, 2014

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released today a Medicaid Reform Policy Statement that is published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


UA Rheumatologists Drs. Ernest Vina and Dominick Sudano Present at American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Nov. 14-19  
November 17, 2014

Dr. Vina will discuss aspects of total knee replacement surgery and Dr. Sudano will discuss Valley Fever in patients with rheumatic disease.


AZ Research Shows 9-1-1 Dispatchers Giving CPR Instruction Saves Lives  
November 17, 2014

Guidelines For Bystanders Before Responders Arrive Cited at Heart Association Meeting


‘Early Origins of Asthma and COPD,’ Nov. 25  
November 14, 2014

Free presentation, open to the public, by Dr. Fernando D. Martinez, recipient of the 2014 UA College of Medicine Faculty Science Forum Founders Day Award.


UA College of Medicine - Tucson Teaching Awards Recognize Top Educators  
November 13, 2014

A pioneer in innovative medical education, the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, each November, recognizes the preeminent contributions of its faculty and staff in training the physicians of tomorrow.


Heart Surgeon Dr. Nicole R. Sydow Joins UA Department of Surgery  
November 12, 2014

Nicole R. Sydow, MD, has joined the University of Arizona Department of Surgery as clinical instructor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.


Surgeon and Researcher Dr. Eugene Chang Joins UA Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery  
November 12, 2014

The newly formed Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, is pleased to announce that Eugene H. Chang, MD, FACS, has joined the faculty as associate professor.


Colon and Rectal Surgeon Dr. Nasrin Ghalyaie Joins UA Department of Surgery  
November 10, 2014

Dr. Ghalyaie specializes in the treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum, with expertise in the surgical management of primary and recurrent cancers of the colon and rectum, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), diverticular disease and anorectal disorders.


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