Mar 10, 2014

UA College of Pharmacy Faculty Members Awarded $1.7 Million to Investigate Exposure to Arsenic
Donna Zhang, PhD, is the principal investigator, and Eli Chapman, PhD, is the corresponding principal investigator.

Check, Call, Compress! Teaching the Community Lifesaving CPR
Building on the momentum gained thanks to a donation from the Click Family Foundation, the life-saving training of chest-compression-only CPR is being researched and conducted throughout the Tucson community, including area high schools, at the Tucson Festival of Books and with the employees of the Jim Click Automotive team.

UA Study of HIV-Related Lung Diseases to Help Understanding of Pulmonary Immunity and Vaccine Responses
Dr. Kenneth S. Knox and his UA College of Medicine – Tucson research team aim to understand the causes of HIV-associated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary hypertension and immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS), funded by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Mar 5, 2014

People on the Move at the University of Arizona Health Network
Sarah Frost has been named chief operating officer of the Hospital Division of the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN). Michelle Ziemba, RN, has been appointed associate vice president for Perioperative and Emergency Services.

Dr. Scott Lick to Join UA Department of Surgery in April as Director of Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery
Scott D. Lick, MD, has been appointed professor of surgery and director of Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery and The University of Arizona Medical Center starting April 1.

Mar 4, 2014

UA’s Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books a Celebration of STEM Learning and Literacy
The University of Arizona open the doors to our science-rich campus as part of the nationally-recognized Tucson Festival of Books, March 15 and 16th, 9:30am – 5:30pm, free admission and parking.

Feb 27, 2014

Leading nutrition conference to assemble world experts in Texas in May
11th year of the conference reaches out to health care providers in Lone Star State

UA Steele Center Discovery Leads to New Understanding of Proteins’ Role in IBD-related Bone Mineral Density Loss
Researchers at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that two proteins play a key role in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)-related inflammation and subsequent bone mineral loss. Results of this study point to the possibility that the klotho protein could one day be used as supplemental therapy to treat IBD patients with osteopenia and osteoporosis.

Feb 26, 2014

Mindfulness: An Evening With Jon Kabat-Zinn
The hour-long lecture is free and open to the public with support from the James E. Dalen Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Pediatric Researcher Dr. Sam Hawgood to Present ‘Pulmonary Surfactants: From Bubbles to Babies,’ in Tucson, March 11; in Phoenix, March 12
Free presentations, open to the public, part of the Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine series sponsored by the Flinn Foundation.