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Rural Arizona Physicians Model the ‘Art’ of Practicing Medicine  
July 9, 2013

UA College of Medicine’s Rural Health Professions Program – now in its 17th year – encourages graduates to practice primary care in rural areas in four- to six-week mentorships through August 9; RHPP graduates now practice throughout the state, some mentoring the next generation of rural doctors.


University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Leads National Effort To Improve Drug Warning Systems  
July 8, 2013

A research team at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, headed by Professor Dan Malone, is leading a national initiative to improve drug-drug interaction (DDI) alert systems.


Harpist David Pavlovich Provides Music Therapy to Patients at Diamond Children‚Äôs  
July 8, 2013

With the support of SHINE ON Tucson, professional harpist David Pavlovich plays for the pediatric patients at Diamond Children’s on a weekly basis.


Dr. Wayne Jacobsen Appointed Interim Head of Anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine ‚Äì Tucson  
July 7, 2013

The UA professor of anesthesiology has served as director of the department’s residency program for nine years and previously was chair of the anesthesia department at Loma Linda University School of Medicine; he replaces Dr. Steven Barker, who has served as department head since 1995 and will continue as a faculty member.


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


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