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Oct 25, 2018

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Recognizes Best in Clinical Excellence Among Faculty  

For their outstanding dedication to clinical care, 10 physicians have received the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s new Clinical Excellence Awards.


Oct 24, 2018

Could Wearable Technology Help Patients Monitor Blood Pressure?  

A lab simulation model of an artificial artery in the Slepian Lab at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center demonstrates “pulse wave velocity” is a feasible measurement for monitoring blood pressure. Wearable patches show promise for measuring PWV, making them a potentially inexpensive blood-pressure monitoring option.


Phoenix Researchers Change Guidelines for Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries  (PhoenixMed)

Researchers in Phoenix are changing the national protocol for the treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in children. As a result, their work is being integrated in practices throughout the country to help the thousands of children who suffer TBIs each year.

Six years ago, the...


Oct 19, 2018

Students Raise Funding to Support Leukemia and Lymphoma Society  (PhoenixMed)

Already busy with the demands of medical school, three medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix are raising funds to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) by competing in the AZ Ironman 70.3 and biking 715 miles in 5,...


Oct 18, 2018

Dr. Michelle Dorsey Selected as White House Leadership Fellow  

Dr. Dorsey Chosen as First Physician to Represent the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Trauma Surgery Changes Graduate's Perspective on Medicine  (PhoenixMed)

Vicki Sein, MD“It is the most amazing feeling to finally become what you wanted to be your entire life,” said...


Oct 17, 2018

UA Health Policy Expert Dr. Dan Derksen Receives Napolitano Award  

Daniel Derksen, MD, UA Health Sciences associate vice president for health equity, outreach and interprofessional activities and Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been selected for the 2018 Leonard M. Napolitano, PhD, Award by the University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s Alumni Association.


Thanks to $1.72M Federal Grant: UA Researchers Using Green Light for HIV-Related Pain as Astonishing Therapy Moves to Next Phase of Study  

Green light therapy results in decreased chronic pain without side effects and has the promise of easy clinical application due to its low cost, efficacy and availability. This new project addresses the critical need for effective non-pharmacological treatments for HIV-related neuropathy and the hypersensitivity associated with antiretroviral therapy.


Oct 16, 2018

Funding Unites UA College of Nursing and MHC Healthcare to Battle Arizona’s Opioid Crisis  

UA Nursing Professor Rene Love’s passion for bringing health care to rural and medically underserved communities is bolstered by an $821,171 grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration.


Oct 15, 2018

UA Health-Care Policy Expert Dr. Daniel Derksen Available for Interviews, Oct. 15-18  

Dr. Derksen, a University of Arizona health-care policy and rural health expert, is available to discuss how the midterm elections could impact dramatically all aspects of the U.S. health-care system and health care — including Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, prescription benefits, access to health care, costs, payment, health outcomes and the health-care economy — at the national and state levels.


UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 9th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 3  

Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona.


Oct 12, 2018

UA-Banner Health All of Us Research Program Reaches Enrollment Milestone  

Joining the national research effort, 15,000 Arizonans have enrolled as All of Us Research Program participants, supported by local partners Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Sciences.


Everything You Need to Know About The Flu  (PhoenixMed)

Infectious disease expert, Terrence Stull, MD, professor, discusses this year’s strain of the flu.


Oct 11, 2018

Student-Run Medical Clinic Open House to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the CUP Program  

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) program will celebrate its 40th anniversary; through the program, UA medical students provide free medical care and education to the Tucson community and Southern Arizona.


Oct 9, 2018

UA Program Teaches Mindfulness to Combat Obesity Among Latino Youth in Arizona  

In a pilot study by researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Latino youth in Arizona are learning to manage toxic stress using mindfulness techniques to prevent obesity.


Tucson High Schoolers to Explore Careers in Medicine Oct. 17  

Local high school students will attend “A Pathway to Success,” an interactive health-care career fair spearheaded by residents at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


Today's Hospitalist  (PhoenixMed)

Cheryl O'Malley, MD, is fortunate enough to be able to maintain her creativity throughout her medical career


Oct 8, 2018

UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Welcome Three New Cardiologists  

The new faculty cardiologists bring expertise in cardiac imaging, cardio-oncology and interventional cardiology.


New UA Researchers to Showcase Medical Innovations and Inventions, Oct. 16  

Faculty members at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will give brief snapshots of their research at the Innovations and Inventions research fair on Tuesday, Oct. 16.


Dr. Michelle Dorsey Selected as White House Leadership Fellow  (PhoenixMed)

Michelle Dorsey, MD, plans to advance the standing of the Veterans Administration through her recent appointment as a White House Leadership Fellow. She is the first physician selected to represent the Department of Veterans Affairs as a White House fellow.

Dr. Dorsey is Chief of...


Researchers Work to Solve Important Health Questions About Stress, Mutations in Stem Cells and How the Brain Repairs Itself  (PhoenixMed)

Throughout September and October, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is highlighting women researchers and faculty who are teaching, mentoring and leading others in academic medicine.

Women in Medicine and Science Month (September) celebrates the accomplishments of...


Oct 4, 2018

UA College of Pharmacy Establishes Arizona Center For Drug Discovery  

The Center will focus on bridging faculty experts with partners in the pharmacy industry, creating a pipeline for advancing drug discovery and development.


Oct 2, 2018

John Ehiri, PhD, to Lead Data Tracking and Evaluation Core for NIH All of Us Research Program at UA-Banner  

John Ehiri, PhD, MPH, MSc, professor of public health and chair of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, brings extensive global health experience in program evaluation of previous and ongoing funded projects.


Thanks to Major Collaboration, Nation’s First Opioid Helpline Launches in Arizona  

More than 1,100 calls have been received since the helpline launched in March 2018.


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