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Feb 26, 2014

‘Exercise and the Osteoporosis-Sarcopenia Duo: Promoting a Lifetime of Bone and Muscle Health,’ March 5  
Free lecture, open to the public, by Dr. Timothy G. Lohman, professor emeritus, UA Departments of Physiology and Nutritional Sciences; retired director, UA Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition; and principal investigator, BEST (Bone, Estrogen and Strength Training) Study.

Sleep Disorders Center Accredited to Perform Sleep Studies  
The Center for Sleep Disorders at the University of Arizona Medical Center -- University Campus has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to perform out-of-center sleep testing.

Feb 25, 2014

Commitment to Equity Earns Dr. Anne L. Wright 2013 Vision Award  
Nominated for her long standing commitment to campus diversity and equity, Anne L. Wright, PhD, senior associate dean of faculty affairs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, was awarded the 2013 Vision Award.

Feb 20, 2014

UA Surgeon Treats Giant Aneurysm with Lifesaving Technique  
Using a new minimally invasive treatment called the Pipeline Embolization Device, now available at The University of Arizona Medical Center, Travis Dumont, MD, assistant professor and director of the Neurovascular Program at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, was able to successfully treat the giant aneurysm with less risk of stroke or brain damage.

Feb 19, 2014

UA Study Changes Several Beliefs About the Immune System in Aging Adults  
Results may help scientists understand which older adults may have impaired immune systems, allowing early intervention to improve protection against infectious diseases, which remain a prominent killer in those over age 65.

Feb 18, 2014

Pioneering Pathologist Dr. Anna R. Graham Retires  
One of the University of Arizona College of Medicine’s first women medical students, then one of the college’s most respected teachers, Dr. Graham also taught medical science to Tucson middle and high school students and rose to national leadership in the field of pathology.

Who Won't Take Their Medicine?  
UA associate professor of anthropology Susan J. Shaw and UA assistant professor of pharmacy Jeannie Lee have received $1.48 million from the National Institutes of Health to study factors that impact medication adherence among residents in Massachusetts, where state law mandated that nearly every resident receive a minimum level of health care insurance coverage.

Orthopaedic Surgeons at University of Arizona Medical Center Utilize Google Glass  
Surgeons Jordan Smith, MD, and Jason Wild, MD, of the University of Arizona Department of Orthopaedic Surgery were selected to be part of the Google Glass Explorer Program and have been using the technology on select patients since receiving them this past December.

Feb 17, 2014

UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Sorting Out Heart News You Can Really Use’  
Heart Health Lecture at Murphy-Wilmot Public Library

Feb 14, 2014

Paying Tribute to Compassionate Care, the UA College of Medicine - Tucson Commemorates Solidarity Day  
February 14 is National Solidarity Day and on this day, medical schools and health care institutions across North America and Canada stand in solidarity, undertaking projects to pay tribute to compassionate, patient-centered caregivers.

Feb 13, 2014

7-Year-Old Alejandrina Romero to Donate ‘Kindness Packages’ to Patients at Diamond Children’s on Valentine’s Day  
Seven-year-old Alejandrina Romero is dedicated to spreading kindness to others. In January she was given an award from the “Shyann Kindness Project” with a challenge to “pass kindness on.”

‘And There’s the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors’ at the Arizona Health Sciences Library, Feb. 17 through March 29  
Traveling banner exhibition by the National Library of Medicine explores the four humors—once thought to define peoples’ physical and mental health—and their influence in Shakespeare’s plays.

Feb 12, 2014

UA Anesthesiologists Share Expertise as Volunteers in Africa  
Heeding the call to volunteer and work two weeks of 24 hour on-call days at a remote hospital in Africa, two University of Arizona Department of Anesthesiology doctors return having taught classes to local health care providers, while also providing anesthesia for patients in need.

Feb 11, 2014

UA Event to Connect Students with Bioindustry Companies from Around State, Feb. 12  
Networking event to facilitate interaction of next-generation workforce with industry experts for internships, jobs and career advice

Medical Education Program at UA College of Medicine – Tucson to Support Students Accepting Applications through Feb.  
The Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway Program, known as P-MAP, is designed to help students who have experienced unique or greater-than-average challenges in preparing to become competitive medical school applicants. Upon successful completion of the year-long P-MAP program, students will be admitted to the UA College of Medicine - Tucson

Feb 7, 2014

Amye Leong to Speak About ‘Getting a Grip on Arthritis,’ Feb. 13  
The president and CEO of Healthy Motivation and director of strategic relations for The Bone and Joint Decade, The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, is keynote speaker at the Annual Eva M. Holtby Arthritis Conversations and Lunch, sponsored by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center Friends and open to the public.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Dean Steve Goldschmid Accepts New Executive Clinical Practice Role with AHSC and UA Health Network  
Steve Goldschmid, MD, who has served as dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson since July 2009, has been appointed associate vice president for clinical affairs at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.

Feb 6, 2014

AHSC Campus to Honor National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care  
On February 14, across North America and Canada, medical schools and other health care institutions including the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, stand in solidarity and undertake projects to pay tribute to all compassionate, patient-centered caregivers.

Feb 3, 2014

Spine Surgery from the Side: Minimally Invasive Procedure at UA Medical Center Frees Arizona City Woman from Debilitating Pain  
One of the most recent advances in minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion is the ability to perform fusion surgery through the patient's side. Dr. Ali Baaj, one of a few surgeons who perform this procedure, said these less invasive techniques are the future of spine care.

Wayfinders Make Path Easy for Patients, Visitors at UAMC – University Campus  
Wayfinder program’s aim is to help improve visitors’ and patients’ overall experience at UAMC by making it easier for them to get where they’re going. It will expand later to UAMC - South Campus.

Jan 31, 2014

UA Hosts First Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) Course in the Southwest, March 7-9  
Dr. Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, creator of CBCT, will lead the course, which is open to the public and health-care professionals.

Nancy Koff, PhD Retires Leaving Health Care Legacy and Medical School Endowment  
Nancy Koff, Ph.D., retires leaving the COM – Tucson with the lasting legacy in the Nancy Alexander Koff Award to Recognize Humanism in Medicine endowment.

Jan 30, 2014

UA Attracts Top International Trauma Fellows Whose Research Helps Set the Standard of Care  
The fellowship – one of a handful of its kind in the United States – has drawn 10 international scholars since June 2011.

Arizona Telemedicine Program Names Nancy Rowe Associate Director for Outreach  
Rowe will expand the ATP’s partnerships with hospitals and health-care providers in Northern Arizona.

Jan 24, 2014

New Health Innovations Grand Rounds Features UAHN President and CEO  
The first in a planned series of multidisciplinary grand rounds events on New Health Innovations will take place on Thursday, February 6 at DuVal Auditorium and is targeted for physicians, professors, fellows, residents, students and staff at the Arizona Health Sciences Center and others interested in health innovation.

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