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Dec 17, 2013

UA Department of Pediatrics, The University of Arizona Health Network, Welcome Three New Faculty Members  
The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and The University of Arizona Health Network welcome new faculty members John D. Feerick, MD, to the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition; and Ann Juodakis, MD and Janet Lau, MD, to the Division of Hospital Medicine.

Dec 12, 2013

Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014  
Toward a Science of Consciousness is a rigorous interdisciplinary conference covering neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, molecular biology, medicine, quantum physics, cosmology, art, technology, and experiential and contemplative approaches to the understanding of consciousness

Dec 11, 2013

Kevin Driesen Selected for National Rural Health Fellowship  
Kevin Driesen, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has been selected by the National Rural Health Association for the 2014 Rural Health Fellows program.

Dec 10, 2013

Two University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Faculty Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors  
NAI Fellows are recognized for their inventions that have major impacts on society

University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 2014 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference Features Keynote Speaker Dr. Richard Carmona, Jan. 25  
Dr. Carmona will address the obesity epidemic and its health, economic and security threat worldwide in his presentation, “Obesity: From Arthritis to Zoonoses, the Most Potent Accelerator of Chronic Disease.” A lunch roundtable, “Living Successfully With Arthritis,” will feature University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Assistant Research Director Perry Skeath, UA Arthritis Center Director Dr. C. Kent Kwoh and retired UA Clinical Lecturer (rheumatology and geriatric) Gail Kershner Riggs.

Dec 4, 2013

UA College of Nursing Ranked Among ‘Top 30 Cutting-Edge Nursing Schools’  
Ranking by Nursing School Hub is based on several factors, including cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, world-class facilities and faculty and opportunities for experience.

Dec 3, 2013

UA Nursing Scholars Present Pioneering Research at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions  
Uniting more than 18,000 experts from around the world, the Sessions are the leading U.S. cardiovascular meeting for sharing the latest in basic, translational, clinical and population science.

Dec 2, 2013

UA Steele Children’s Research Center and Diamond Children’s Chosen as Bashas’ Charity for December  
Throughout December, shoppers can purchase paper pin-ups for $1 or donate an open amount donation at each of the Bashas’ and Food City grocery stores across Southern Arizona. The proceeds will support research at the UA Steele Center and clinical programs at Diamond Children’s.

Renowned Bioinformatician Joins Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona  
Dr. Yves A. Lussier, accomplished physician-scientist and health system executive, will lead informatics efforts for AHSC, the UA Cancer Center and UA BIO5 Institute

Nov 26, 2013

Third Annual ‘Kids of Steele’ Golf Tournament Raises Funds for UA Steele Children’s Research Center  
More than 300 individuals—children and adults— participated in the family-friendly event.

Nov 21, 2013

‘’Tis the Season to be Poisoned’ Display at the Arizona Health Sciences Library through Jan. 9, 2014  
Holiday safety tips and precautions featured in free display, open to the public.

UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives Donation from Phoenix Suns Charities  
The Steele Center received $3,500 to support its PANDA Children’s Autoimmune Disorders Project.

Nov 19, 2013

UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives Donation from Rincon Optimist Club of Tucson for Pediatric Cancer Research  
The Rincon Optimist Club of Tucson raised the funds through its second annual “Casino Night” event held at the 49er’s Golf and Country Club.

Nov 14, 2013

Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer Named Head of University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and Division of Cardiology  
Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, a board-certified advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and physiologist, will become director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and chief of the Division of Cardiology in the UA College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, effective March 1, 2014.

Nov 13, 2013

‘Communication: A Necessity of Life!,’ Nov. 18  
Free presentation, open to the public, by Dr. Janis Burt, recipient of the 2013 UA College of Medicine Faculty Science Forum Founders Day Award

Nov 12, 2013

Arizona Telemedicine Program’s ‘Northern Arizona Telemedicine Corridor’ Becomes a National Model of a ‘Telehealth Ecosystem’  
Northern Arizona’s rapidly growing telemedicine cooperating programs provide accessible, top-quality health care and critically needed services to rural Arizonans and health-care professionals.

Cindy McCain, Wife of Senator John McCain, and Mike Fourtner, Star of Discovery Channel’s ‘Deadliest Catch’ to Tour and Visit Patients at Diamond Children’s  
Mrs. McCain and Mr. Fourtner will tour the lobby of Diamond Children’s, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and the Helipad. After the tour, they will visit with hospitalized children.

Nov 8, 2013

Arizona Telemedicine Program's 'Northern Arizona Telemedicine Corridor' Becomes a National Model of a 'Telehealth Ecosystem'  
Northern Arizona’s rapidly growing telemedicine cooperating programs provide accessible, top-quality health care and critically needed services to rural Arizonans and health-care professionals.

Members from UA Football Team to Deliver ‘SHINE ON Tucson’ Jars and Toys to Children at Diamond Children’s  
Members from the UA football team are kicking off Homecoming weekend by visiting pediatric patients at The University of Arizona Medical Center – Diamond Children’s on Friday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m.

Nov 7, 2013

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Awarded Prestigious Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Grant  
The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation grant will ensure that hospitalized older adults will be cared for by specialists who have been trained to meet the unique health-care needs of older adults.

UA College of Nursing to Honor Eileen T. Breslin as Alumnus of the Year  
Dean of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is advanced practice maternal-newborn alumnus of the UA and a highly recognized national nursing leader.

Nov 6, 2013

UA College of Nursing Team Evaluating Telephone-Delivered Counseling for Latinas with Breast Cancer and Their Supporters  
Latinas tend to be diagnosed with breast cancer at later stages, to be sicker and to have fewer easily accessible resources to deal with their psychological distress

Nov 5, 2013

UA Nursing Professor and Breast Cancer Survivor Leads Project to Support Wellbeing in People Affected by Cancer  
Impetus for Community Cancer Connections was professor’s own experience navigating the transition that follows the completion of cancer treatment.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Awarded Funds for Pilot Study of Older Adults and Fall Prevention  
The study will use virtual-reality-based exercise combining balance training and a Yoga meditation technique, “Kirtan Kriya.”

UA’s Dr. Wayne Morgan Receives the ‘Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award’ from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation  
This award is given to individuals who have spent their careers in the research and care of patients with cystic fibrosis and whose contributions have had significant influence on the course of the disease.

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