News

Nov 8, 2013

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.

Nov 1, 2013

John Nolte Memorial to be Held November 25  
Esteemed faculty member, John Nolte, PhD, professor emeritus of cellular and molecular medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, will be honored during a memorial service to be held at 11 a.m. on November 25 at the DuVal Auditorium.

Oct 31, 2013

Todd Vanderah, PhD, Appointed Head of Pharmacology  
Dr. Vanderah, who had been serving as interim department head since 2011, has accepted the Pharmacology department head position at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience Recognizes Outstanding Contributions of the University of Arizona’s Carol A. Barnes  
Barnes to receive the Society for Neuroscience's highest honor for her contributions to the field

UA Steele Children’s Research Center Announces 2013-2014 Tucson Advisory Board Members  
The purpose of the Steele Center advisory board is to actively support the Steele Center through creating community awareness, providing financial assistance and participating in fundraising events.

UA College of Nursing Launches 15-Month Online BSN-MSN Program in Clinical Systems Leadership  
The new online program was developed in response to positive reception of the RN-MSN in Clinical Systems Leadership curriculum and a high volume of interest from BSN nurses.

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, SynDaver Strike Formal Collaboration  
Simulation Technology Improves Medical Education, Creates Jobs

Oct 29, 2013

Teaming up for Better Healthcare: Interprofessional Simulated Pandemic Emergency  
More than 550 health professions students and more than 50 faculty from all three state universities – the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University – will participate in a simulation that is part of “Pandemic Flu: An Exercise in Disaster Preparedness”.

Oct 28, 2013

Graduate Medical Education and the Future of Health Care for American Families  
In her most recent blog post, UA President Ann Weaver Hart explains how the University's two medical colleges are working closely with clinical partners to develop a model to expand Graduate Medical Education programs in Arizona.

Oct 23, 2013

UA-Phoenix Offers Accredited Master’s Program in Health Services Administration  
The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in Phoenix is offering a new Master of Public Health in Health Services Administration.

Oct 18, 2013

UA Receives $878,000 Grant to Provide Health Information to Hispanic Women in Pima County  
The Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public, will lead a multi-disciplinary team to provide health information to underserved Hispanic women and their families in Pima County

Members from UA Football Team to Deliver ‘SHINE ON Tucson’ Jars and Toys to Children at Diamond Children’s TODAY  
SHINE ON Tucson partners with UA student-athletes to visit patients and distribute jars on a monthly basis.

Oct 17, 2013

Dr. Daniel Derksen Appointed Chair of AAFP Commission on Governmental Advocacy  
AAFP represents more than 110,000 family physician, resident, and medical student members in the U.S. The scope of work of the Commission on Governmental Advocacy includes health system reform, expansion of health care coverage, state/federal legislation, public policy, governmental regulations, regulatory agencies, grassroots efforts, and governmental workforce programs.

‘Preventative Measures for Osteoarthritis,’ Nov. 6  
Free lecture, open to the public, by Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, the new director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center.

UA Medical Student, Kevin Hummel, One of 21 Selected Nationally for Prestigious AMA Physicians of Tomorrow Award  
Kevin Hummel is one of just 21 medical students nationwide to receive the American Medical Association award for academic excellence.

Oct 14, 2013

Blood Cell Gene Expression can Predict Outcomes in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Study Finds  
UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Joe G. N. “Skip” Garcia is co-senior author of a study published in Science Translational Medicine; results suggest that these potential biomarkers should be evaluated further for prioritizing lung transplantation and for drug studies.

UAMC Appoints VP for Patient Experience  
Kennedy Oehlert will represent the voice of the patient at UAMC, collaborating with the UAMC health-care team to ensure high-quality, patient- and family-centered care.

Diversity Seminar Series Launches with Talk on Improving Health Care for LGBT Patients  
Join us to learn about LGBT health care concerns and experiences and gain insight on improving their care from national expert Shane Snowdon, during the October 21 launch of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Office of Diversity & Inclusion Diversity Seminar Series.

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