News

Oct 10, 2013

Urologist Dr. David T. Tzou Joins University of Arizona Department of Surgery  
Dr. Tzou specializes in endourology and robot-assisted surgery, offering minimally invasive techniques to treat complex urinary disorders; he also provides the latest treatments for general urinary problems, kidney stones, and prostate and kidney cancer.

Longtime UA Cancer Center Director Dr. David S. Alberts Granted Director Emeritus Title  
David S. Alberts, MD, director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center from 2005-2013, has been granted the director emeritus title by the Arizona Health Sciences Center.

Bashas’ and K-LOVE 88.1 kick off breast cancer awareness drive Oct. 1 to benefit University of Arizona Cancer Center breast cancer research  
Throughout the month of October, nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bashas’ and K-LOVE 88.1 have joined forces to conduct a breast cancer awareness drive in the Bashas’ stores throughout Southern and Eastern Arizona to support breast cancer research at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Oct 7, 2013

UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Awarded CEPH Reaccreditation  
The accreditation is for the maximum seven-year term, extending to December 2020.

UA Division of Neurosurgery Launches Spinal Surgery Outcomes Registry  
Surgeons now will have the ability to objectively measure patient performance before and after surgery.

UA Sarver Heart Center REACT Group Presents ‘Chest-Compression-Only CPR’ Program  
Chest-Compression-Only CPR training is presented by the REACT (Resuscitation Education and CPR Training) Group, UA College of Medicine – Tucson medical students dedicated to teaching people lifesaving skills

Oct 2, 2013

Arizona Telemedicine Program’s International Telehealth Experts Outline Strategy for Creating Sustainable Telemedicine Programs in Developing Countries  
Dr. Ronald S. Weinstein and his collaborators highlight four urgent tasks for public policy leaders that are required for creating sustainable telemedicine programs in U.S. partner nations.

Global Commitment Earns UA College of Medicine Student National Tropical Medicine Travel Fellowship  
The unique fellowship, awarded annually, is the only medical student award dedicated to nurturing a career path for physician-scientists in tropical medicine.

Sep 30, 2013

UA College of Medicine-Phoenix Golf Tourney Raises More Than $24,000  
Funds To Support Scholarships at UA College of Medicine – Phoenix

UA Nursing PhD Graduate Becomes Veterans Affairs Post-Doctoral Fellow  
College of Nursing PhD program prepared Lisa Wayman, PhD, RN, to investigate art as a healing modality in patients with chronic illness.

UACC Study Works to Improve Breast Cancer Treatment by Combining Nutrition and Medicine  
University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers are continuing to seek participants for a study designed to determine if a compound found in broccoli can enhance the health-promoting effects of the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen in women at risk of developing breast cancer or those previously treated for early-stage breast cancer.

Sep 26, 2013

15th Annual Tee Up For Tots Event Raises $90k for UA Steele Children’s Research Center and Family Support Program  
Over the past 15 years, Tee Up For Tots has raised more than $1 million for the pediatric cancer research conducted by Steele Center investigators.

Podiatrist Dr. Jennifer Pappalardo Joins UA Department of Surgery  
Jennifer L. Pappalardo, DPM, has joined the University of Arizona Department of Surgery Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery as assistant professor. She also is a member of the UA Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) team.

Dr. Leslie Boyer Named 2013 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year  
The founding director of the VIPER Institute at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson is honored by the Arizona Bioindustry Association for her scorpion antivenom research.

Sep 24, 2013

Ronald Weinstein, MD, Featured on MedPage Today  
Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, professor of pathology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson was recently featured on Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s MedPage Today, along with other healthcare leaders, to weigh in on the notion of shortening medical school to three years.

Sep 23, 2013

UA Surgeon Removes Softball-Sized Brain Tumor in New UAMC Procedure  
“Brain surgery – no big deal,” said Jessica Valenzuela, who was the first patient to benefit from new neurovascular services provided by UA’s new neurovascular surgeon, Dr. Travis Dumont.

Sep 19, 2013

UA Docs Swimming in ABC’s “Shark Tank”  
Drs. Richard and Albert Amini, both University of Arizona College of Medicine graduates, will appear on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Friday, September 20 to pitch their website RoloDoc, a site that looks to improve patient and doctor communication.

‘Get to Know the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’ Luncheon, Nov. 6  
Keynote speaker Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, discusses the state of the Center

Sep 18, 2013

‘The Healthy Weight Philosophy,’ Oct. 2  
Free lecture, open to the public, by Canyon Ranch Health Resort Research Director for Exercise Science Dr. Michael Hewitt, presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center.

UA Receives $600,000 CDC Grant for Disaster Preparedness  
The Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will lead a national effort to build community resiliency in the event of public health emergencies and national disasters.

Sep 17, 2013

René Mercer Joins The University of Arizona Health Network as Clinical Operations Manager, Pediatrics  
Mercer will be responsible for the oversight of clinical operations for all pediatric outpatient clinical locations

UA Nursing Professor Receives $1.3M NIH Grant to Analyze the Impact of Nursing Unit Communication on Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes  
Research by Barbara B. Brewer, PhD, RN, and her team will help nursing units address the top reason for medical errors: communication issues.

Sep 12, 2013

University of Arizona Medication Management Center Receives URAC Drug Therapy Management Accreditation  
The pharmacist-run call center has delivered medication therapy management services to more than 1.5 million individuals and by 2014 will be the nation’s largest provider of medication therapy management services.

Southern Arizona First Responders to be Celebrated on ‘Heroes Day’ – Oct. 17  
Now in its sixth year, the annual event recognizes law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, Border Patrol agents and other first responders who work to keep the community safe and help citizens in times of crisis.

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