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Jul 14, 2014

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Earns Accreditation Through 2022  
In addition to awarding the college accreditation for a full eight-year cycle, the accreditation authority for MD programs in the U.S. and Canada determined that the college has a number of institutional strengths, including mentorship, counseling, community service and service learning opportunities that are distinctive and worthy of emulation.

More than 100 UAHN Physicians among 'Best Doctors in America'  
More than 100 Tucson physicians with the University of Arizona Health Network are ranked among the 2014 Best Doctors in America and are featured in Tucson Lifestyle magazine’s July issue on Best Doctors in Tucson.

Jul 10, 2014

UA Discovery Shows Curcumin Blocks the Metastasis of Colon Cancer by a Novel Mechanism  
UA researchers discover one of the mechanisms by which curcumin can prevent cancer cell metastasis in colon cancer.

Jul 9, 2014

Free Healthy Eye Screenings  
At the University of Arizona Medical Center and UA Department of Ophthalmology sponsored healthy eye screenings, we check for cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and dry eye.

20th Annual Fathers of the Year Awards Dinner and Gala Raises $205,000 for the UA Steele Children’s Research Center  
Event celebrates six outstanding Tucson fathers while raising funds to support type 1 diabetes research, clinical programs, faculty recruitment and endowment at the UA Steele Center.

Jul 7, 2014

UA Department of Pediatrics and the University of Arizona Health Network Welcome New Faculty to the Division of Critical Care  
The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and the University of Arizona Health Network welcome new faculty member Brittany Shutes, MD, assistant professor to the Division of Critical Care.

Jul 4, 2014

AHSC & College of Medicine-Tucson Research Administration Offices Combine to Better Support Faculty Research  
In response to the recommendations of the AHSC advisory councils to bolster support for faculty research efforts, the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Research Office has combined with the new AHSC Research Administration Office.

Jul 1, 2014

CDC Awards $4 Million to Arizona Prevention Research Center  
The award will fund public health prevention research at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health with a focus on reducing health disparities among Latinos living in Southern Arizona.

Jun 30, 2014

UA Cardiology Fellows Class of 2014 Prepare for Next Phase of Careers  
The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center celebrated the graduation of five fellows from the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program and two from the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program this June.

Jun 26, 2014

The University of Arizona Health Network and Banner Health Launch Effort to Create State-Wide Organization to Transform, Advance Health Care in Arizona  
Agreement to result in enhanced, long-term collaboration between Arizona-based Banner and The University of Arizona

Jun 24, 2014

Jeff Burgess Appointed Associate Dean for Research  
Jeff Burgess, MD, MS, MPH, professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been appointed Associate Dean for Research.

A Boost for Precision Health: UA Genetics Core Accredited for Health Care Services  
The UA's gene sequencing facility, which specializes in deciphering massive amounts of genetic code in a very short time, has obtained accreditation to expand its services to health care in addition to research.

Jun 19, 2014

Arizona Elks Pediatric Clinic Receives ‘Daniel T. Cloud Outstanding Teen Practice Immunization Award’  
This is the second recognition in 12 months that the Arizona Elks Pediatric Clinic at the University of Arizona Medical Center has received for their excellent immunization rates.

Jun 18, 2014

Orphaned Ugandan Boy Undergoes Surgery at UAMC to Correct Severely Deformed Spine  
University of Arizona and Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgeons teamed up to perform the corrective procedure.

Jun 17, 2014

UA Doctor of Nursing Practice Alumna Builds Nursing Capacity in Sierra Leone  
Dr. Heidi McGuigan, medical officer at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, Liberia, provides health care to U.S. diplomats and their families and teaches the first-ever critical care course for local nurses.

Jun 12, 2014

Dr. Pradeep V. Kadambi Joins Division of Nephrology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson  
Also appointed medical director of solid organ transplantation at the University of Arizona Medical Center.

Beads of Courage ‘Celebration of Courage’ Event at Diamond Children’s  
Clowns from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will attend the event and provide fun and entertainment for patients and their siblings as well.

Jun 10, 2014

Former UA Softball National Champion Becomes Wildcat Student Nurse  
Autumn Champion, who has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, returns to the UA to earn her Master of Science, Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) degree.

Jun 9, 2014

UAMC Surgery Team Removes 47-pound Tumor in Tucson Woman in High-Risk Procedure  
In a complex, 10-hour operation, surgeons at The University of Arizona Medical Center successfully removed a 47.5-pound tumor from a Tucson woman.

Life-Size 3D-Prints by UA Surgeon Dr. Nicholas Giovinco Blur the Line Between Art and Science in ‘Design for Social Impact’ at the Museum of Design Atlanta  
Dr. Giovinco’ s work using CT scans to create life-size 3D-printed templates of complex foot and ankle deformities helps doctors prepare for surgery and leads to better patient outcomes and care.

‘Camp Scrubs’ Gives Middle-Schoolers Insights on Clinical Careers  
Twenty Middle-Schoolers to Gain Clinical Insights and More at UAMC’s 11th Annual Camp Scrubs, June 9-13

Jun 6, 2014

Nationally Noted Physician-Scientist, Health Administrator Dr. Andrew S. Kraft Named Director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center  
Dr. Kraft is scheduled to begin his new leadership role in September. He replaces Anne E. Cress, PhD, who has served as interim director of the UA Cancer Center since July 2013.

Regents Approve New UA Downtown Phoenix Project  
Construction of Biosciences Partnership Building Set to Begin

Regents Approve New UA Downtown Phoenix Project  (PhoenixMed)

The Arizona Board of Regents approved plans to construct a 10-story, 245,000-square-foot research building...


Jun 2, 2014

Nursing is a Family Affair for Sisters Pursuing Their Doctor of Nursing Practice Degrees through UA  
Inspired by their mother to become nurses, a former oncology nurse and current administrator, Jill and Kim Krmpotic live together, study together and work at the same hospital.

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