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Mar 31, 2014

Join us for the 2nd Annual Interprofessional Rural Health Professions Conference  
The conference is open to the public and will feature international cultural diversity authority, Roberto Dansie, PhD who, together with a multidisciplinary panel, will share insights on cultural wisdom, rural health and interprofessional education and practice.

Go from Sedentary to Spry with Tai Chi, a Gentle Form of Exercise that Helps Promote Wellness  
Learn Tai Chi postures and participate in Tai Chi movements by attending “Tai Chi for the Health of It,” a free, public workshop hosted by the College of Nursing.

Mar 28, 2014

UA Researchers Contribute to National CDC Study Estimating 1 in 68 Children in U.S. Identified as Having an Autism Spectrum Disorder  
The UA team reviewed the records of more than 33,000 8-year-old children in Maricopa County to determine the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities in that region.

Mar 26, 2014

UA Nursing Professor Receives Telemedicine Grant to Study Tablet Use by Home Hospice Patients to Communicate with On-Call Nurses  
Arizona Telemedicine Program Equipment Grant to provide technology for real-time visualization between the nurse and the patient and their caregiver.

Mar 25, 2014

Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos Appointed Associate Vice President for Precision Health Sciences at the Arizona Health Sciences Center  
Dr. Ramos is responsible for developing precision-health strategies and approaches to health outcomes and health-care delivery, and will lead development of personal diagnostics and therapeutics.

Dr. Sally Reel Appointed Associate VP of Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Collaboration and Community Engagement  
Sally Reel, PhD, RN, FNP, BC, FAAN, FAANP, associate dean for academic practice, university distinguished outreach professor and clinical professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, has been appointed associate vice president for health sciences interprofessional education, collaboration and community engagement.

‘Magic Carpet Ride’ Gala Raises $125,000 for UA Steele Children’s Research Center and Diamond Children’s  
Funds raised from the gala will support autoimmune disorders research at the UA Steele Center and clinical programs at Diamond Children’s.

Mar 24, 2014

UA Med Students in Phoenix Learn Next Destination at Match Day  
Class of 37 from Downtown Phoenix Campus Will Be Fourth to Graduate

Mar 20, 2014

MATCH DAY 2014: NATIONAL RESIDENCY MATCHING PROGRAM  
For the University of Arizona College of Medicine Class of 2014

Medical Decision Making and You  
Best-selling author Jerome Groopman, MD, and noted endocrinologist Pamela Hartzband, MD, will share their insight and provide an entirely new attitude and set of tools for making medical decisions at a free lecture April 1.

Mar 19, 2014

UA College of Medicine - Tucson Welcomes New Assistant Dean for Student Affairs  
Violet Siwik, MD, has been named the new assistant dean for Student Affairs at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson.

Mar 18, 2014

To Honor Stephen: ‘Kick Cancer for Stephen’ Foundation Donates Sony PlayStations and Snacks to Diamond Children’s  
The Kick Cancer for Stephen Foundation was created in memory of Stephen Placencia, who died on Jan. 14, 2008, at the young age of 17 from fibrolamellar hepatocellualar carcinoma—a rare form of liver cancer.

Cancer Biology graduate program, Parkinson’s research to benefit from estate gift to the University of Arizona  
The Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center will benefit from a planned estate gift from Tim and Diane Bowden, whose multi-million dollar gift also will support Parkinson’s disease research being conducted by Scott J. Sherman, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Neurology in the UA College of Medicine.

Mar 17, 2014

MATCH DAY 2014 - National Residency Matching Program  
For the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Classes of 2014 (FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 10 A.M.)

‘Battles of the Bad Back,’ April 2  
Free lecture, open to the public, by physical therapist Randy Raugh, PT, DPT, author of “Prime for Life: Functional Fitness for Ageless Living.”

Arizona Telemedicine Program Expands Award-Winning Telemedicine Training Programs to Flagstaff  
Pioneering training conference on April 1 will showcase Arizona telehealth successes and innovations, featuring nationally recognized programs.

Mar 13, 2014

UA Researchers Awarded Collaborative Flinn Foundation Grant to Unravel Lung Virome  
Research team to study role of CMV persistence in the lung and its effect on the pulmonary virome, as well as translate findings to treatments.

Mar 12, 2014

Study Led by UA’s Dr. C. Kent Kwoh Finds Glucosamine Fails to Prevent Deterioration of Knee Cartilage, Decrease Pain  
The findings, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, indicate that glucosamine does not decrease pain or improve knee bone marrow lesions—thought to be a source of pain in those with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, affecting 27 million Americans over age 25.

Mar 11, 2014

University of Arizona Leads Asthma Study with Tucson Unified School District and American Lung Association  
Program will be implemented in 16 TUSD elementary schools beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.

Mar 10, 2014

UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘How Clinical Research has Revolutionized Care of Women and Men with Cardiovascular Disorders’  
Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley

UA College of Pharmacy Faculty Members Awarded $1.7 Million to Investigate Exposure to Arsenic  
Donna Zhang, PhD, is the principal investigator, and Eli Chapman, PhD, is the corresponding principal investigator.

Check, Call, Compress! Teaching the Community Lifesaving CPR  
Building on the momentum gained thanks to a donation from the Click Family Foundation, the life-saving training of chest-compression-only CPR is being researched and conducted throughout the Tucson community, including area high schools, at the Tucson Festival of Books and with the employees of the Jim Click Automotive team.

UA Study of HIV-Related Lung Diseases to Help Understanding of Pulmonary Immunity and Vaccine Responses  
Dr. Kenneth S. Knox and his UA College of Medicine – Tucson research team aim to understand the causes of HIV-associated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary hypertension and immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS), funded by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Mar 5, 2014

People on the Move at the University of Arizona Health Network  
Sarah Frost has been named chief operating officer of the Hospital Division of the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN). Michelle Ziemba, RN, has been appointed associate vice president for Perioperative and Emergency Services.

Dr. Scott Lick to Join UA Department of Surgery in April as Director of Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery  
Scott D. Lick, MD, has been appointed professor of surgery and director of Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery and The University of Arizona Medical Center starting April 1.

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