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Aug 12, 2014

Arizona Telemedicine Program at AHSC Appoints National Advisory Board for Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase  
The 24 nationally recognized thought leaders and health-care innovators from across the country have made major strides in the telemedicine arena.

Dr. William ‘Scott’ Killgore Joins Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson  
A clinical neuropsychologist whose research focuses on understanding the brain systems involved in emotional processes and cognitive performance, Dr. Killgore studies methods for accelerating recovery from mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as the critical performance and mental health needs of active military personnel and returning combat veterans.

Noted Physician-Scientist Dr. Monica Kraft Appointed Chair of Department of Medicine at UA College of Medicine – Tucson  
Monica Kraft, MD, an internationally renowned physician-scientist who specializes in translational asthma research, has been named chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. She is scheduled to begin her new duties at the UA in December.

Aug 8, 2014

People and Programs On The Move At the Arizona Health Sciences Center  
UA Emergency Medicine receives training grant to improve care and outcomes of critically ill patients; Dr. John Sakles elected to International Airway Faculty of the Society for Airway Management; Dr. Rifat Latifi and International Virtual e-Hospital Foundation receive $512,000 USAID Award for Trauma and Emergency Service Reforms in Albania.

Aug 7, 2014

UA Department of Pediatrics and the University of Arizona Health Network Welcome Dr. Sarah M. Becker to the Division of Critical Care  
Dr. Becker’s clinical and research interests are in the areas of diagnostic imaging in the pediatric emergency department and the use of simulation medicine in residency training programs.

Aug 6, 2014

UA Summer Health Internship Immerses Students in Border Research  
The 10-week health-care focused internship program provides UA graduate and undergraduate students with varying experience in research and knowledge of border community health, with valuable insight and hands-on research training from UA border experts.

The Future of Medicine Begins With Donning the White Coat  
The Arizona Health Sciences Center is committed to creating a health-care workforce representative of the state: the 115 members of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson class of 2018 includes 75 students who are Arizona residents, 33 who are UA graduates, 25 students who hold graduate or professional degrees, 59 female students and two who are student-veterans.

UA Alumnus Developing Support System for Retaining Nurse Practitioners in Rural Areas  
Dr. Van Roper, a family nurse practitioner who earned his PhD in nursing from the UA, has been in clinical practice for more than 20 years, primarily in rural, frontier and urban areas.

Aug 5, 2014

Watch Out for Bites from ‘Invisible’ Snakes, Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center Warns  
The poison center urges anyone who feels a mysterious "sting," "pinch" or "bite" while outdoors, especially on an arm or a leg, to immediately call the center at 1-800-222-1222.

Aug 4, 2014

Dr. Iman Ghaderi, a Specialist in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Procedures, Joins UA Department of Surgery  
Dr. Ghaderi specializes in minimally invasive and advance laparoscopic procedures for the treatment of many upper gastrointestinal conditions, including reflux disease and esophageal motility disorders, abdominal wall hernias, weight loss surgery and advanced endoscopy.

Jul 31, 2014

UA Battles Breast Cancer with Research, Advanced Treatments and Team Approach  
The breast surgeons at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery are leading several clinical trials.

Dr. Mary Koithan Selected for Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing  
Associate Dean of Professional and Community Engagement at the UA College of Nursing among 168 nurse leaders selected for one of the highest honors in the nursing profession.

Jul 30, 2014

UA Rural Health Conference and Performance Improvement Summit  
41st annual conference focuses on access to health care in Arizona’s rural communities.

Jul 29, 2014

UA College of Medicine – Tucson School Orientation Activities Welcome Class of 2018, Beginning July 30  
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson welcomes its newest class of medical students with free iPads and three-days of community-building activities, beginning on Wednesday, July 30.

New System in Arizona Dramatically Improves Survival from Cardiac Arrest  
Study Shows Marked Increase in Survival Rates with Routing Change

University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Welcomes New Doctors, Notes National Appointments  
Drs. Desai and Doraiswamy join the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center faculty; Professors Antin and Gregorio appointed to national organizations.

Jul 28, 2014

UA Heart Surgeon Dr. Zain Khalpey Receives Grant to Understand Healing Power of Stem Cells  
Stem cell therapy shows promise in the repair and regeneration of damaged heart tissue from a heart attack, the leading cause of death and disability in Western society. Understanding the mechanisms of how stem cells react in the body could maximize their efficiency and offer better ways to treat people with heart failure.

UA College of Nursing Dean Joan Shaver Inducted into International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame  
For more than 20 years, Dr. Shaver has conducted research in sleep science and women’s health. She was among the first to study sleep problems as part of the transition into menopause.

Jul 24, 2014

Marianne Capp Hadden Named Director of Development for UA College of Medicine – Tucson  
UA alumna served as director of development for the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health since 2011 and previously had an extensive career with Roche Pharmaceuticals in sales and marketing.

UA Researchers Study Increasing Lifespan and Immune Function  
National Institute on Aging-funded research testing if dietary interventions that extend lifespan increase or decrease immune defense against infection, and help to understand how to achieve optimal healthy longevity.

Jul 21, 2014

National Video Awards Won by AHSC Division of BioCommunications’ Michell Bauer and Erica Coleman  
Their videos, ‘Wildcat Diagnosis,’ ‘A Very Brady Medical School’ and ‘Science Fiction Into Fact,’ won four awards, including two Silver Awards of Distinction from The Communicators Awards of the International Academy of Visual Arts and two Telly Awards.

Jul 16, 2014

‘Christmas in July’ at Diamond Children’s: Firefighters from Golder Ranch Fire Department to Give Toys to Hospitalized Children  
Firefighters from Golder Ranch Fire Department are giving Diamond Children’s a “Christmas in July” on Wednesday, July 16, 2-3 p.m.

Jul 15, 2014

U.S. News & World Report Names UA Medical Center Among Best in Nation  
The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

Jul 14, 2014

Baby Boomers Greatest at-Risk Group of the Silent Killer Infection, Hepatitis C; New Clinic at UAMC Offers Free Screenings  
Each year, more than 2 million people in this nation are infected with the hepatitis C virus. The group with the greatest number of infected individuals is the baby boomer generation, and now, thanks to a free hepatitis C screening clinic at the University of Arizona Health Network, those who unknowingly carry the silent killer virus, can be screened free of charge.

People and Programs On The Move At the Arizona Health Sciences Center  
Dr. Frank Walter honored with Arizona’s highest award for public health service; Dr. Ana Maria López honored by Chicanos Por La Causa for being a “cornerstone of our community.”

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