News

Aug 12, 2013

Podiatric Surgeon Nicholas Giovinco Joins UA Department of Surgery  
To make an appointment with Dr. Giovinco, please call 520-694-1000.

Aug 8, 2013

University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Expands Offerings to Broader Range of Health Professionals  
New lifestyle transformation programs prepare diverse integrative teams

Aug 7, 2013

UA Department of Pediatrics, The University of Arizona Health Network, Welcome New Faculty to the Section of Hospital Medicine  
Drs. Khera, Metz and Olson will care for children hospitalized at The University of Arizona Medical Center – Diamond Children’s, Tucson Medical Center and Northwest Hospital.

Watch Out for Bites from ‘Invisible’ Snakes, Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center Warns  
Experts on venomous creatures at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center advise gardeners, hikers, youngsters and other citizens to be especially cautious about rattlesnakes in the weeks ahead.

Aug 5, 2013

White Coat Ceremony Held for Newest Class of Phoenix Medical Students  
Seventh class at UA College of Medicine – Phoenix enters profession

First Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Program Launched Nationally  
Online curriculum designed by the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine will allow pediatric residents to learn integrative approaches along with their conventional medical training

Aug 1, 2013

UA Pain Research Team Awarded $2.5 Million to Tackle Chronic Pain  
The five-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse will fund Dr. Frank Porreca and his research group in the Department of Pharmacology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson to better understand and develop new medications for chronic pain.

Jul 31, 2013

Endovascular Neurosurgeon Dr. Travis Dumont Joins UA Department of Surgery  
Dr. Dumont specializes in vascular neurosurgery, including using minimally invasive techniques to treat complex neurovascular disorders of the brain, including brain aneurysms, vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord, and brain blood vessel blockages and stroke.

Entire UA Men’s Basketball Team to Visit Patients at Diamond Children’s  
The entire University of Arizona men’s basketball team will visit pediatric patients at The University of Arizona Medical Center – Diamond Children’s on Thursday, August 1, 3 p.m., and distribute jars full of toys and other goodies assembled by volunteers of SHINE ON Tucson.

Jul 30, 2013

‘Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program’ Donates ‘Chemo Ducks’ to Diamond Children’s to Help Reduce Fear of Cancer Procedures and Treatments in Children  
A new program at The University of Arizona Medical Center – Diamond Children’s seeks to minimize pediatric cancer patients’ fear about receiving a port and other procedures related to their treatment.

American Academy of Nursing to Induct Clinical Associate Professor Barbara B. Brewer as Fellow  
Barbara B. Brewer, PhD, RN, clinical associate professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing will be inducted as a Fellow of the esteemed American Academy of Nursing at the 40th AAN Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, DC, in October, 2013.

Three Days of Community Building Activities Welcome 115 New Medical Students to the UA College of Medicine --- Tucson  
Media are invited to cover the three-day new medical student orientation, MedCat Welcome, with events taking place Wednesday, July 31 – Friday, Aug.2 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and at Tucson community centers.

Jul 29, 2013

Center for Rural Health to Study Arizona’s Health-Care Safety Net System Under the Affordable Care Act  
The Center for Rural Health at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has been awarded $166,000 by the Arizona Area Health Education Center.

Jul 25, 2013

UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives 5-Year Grant, Enabling High School Students to Participate in the ‘Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance’  
The “Summers in Children’s Research for Diverse High School Students” grant gives students hands-on basic science research experience working with physicians and scientists throughout the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

Jul 19, 2013

Anne E. Cress, PhD, Named Interim Director of UA Cancer Center  
Anne E. Cress, PhD, professor of cellular and molecular medicine and radiation oncology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has been named interim director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Jul 18, 2013

Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord Endorsed as a Candidate for United States Surgeon General  
The Native American health disparities expert, surgeon and UA College of Medicine – Tucson student affairs/admissions leader has been proposed for consideration for the post by tribal advocacy organizations.

ECMO Program at The University of Arizona Medical Center Receives ‘ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support’  
The UAMC ECMO program exemplifies the distinction of an academic medical center, with its ability to collaborate with many highly-trained subspecialists to provide life-saving care for individuals with extremely complex illnesses—in Tucson and beyond.

Jul 16, 2013

The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus Once Again a U.S. News ‘Best Hospital’  
The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus has been ranked among the nation’s best hospitals in the medical specialties of Ear, Nose and Throat and in Geriatrics, and as “high performing” in 10 other medical specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list of 2013-2014.

KEYS High School Internship Research Showcase  
KEYS is co-directed by the UA’s BIO5 Institute (BIO5) and the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC) at the College of Pharmacy.

Jul 15, 2013

UA Department of Pediatrics and The University of Arizona Health Network Welcome Dr. Michael Seckeler to the Section of Cardiology  
Pediatric cardiologist will provide clinical care to children with heart problems at The University of Arizona Medical Center – Diamond Children’s and UAMC pediatric outpatient clinics

Jul 11, 2013

Dr. Ronald E. Pust Appointed Director of Global and Border Health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson  
With Dr. Pust’s appointment, the UA College of Medicine – Tucson looks to advance education, service-learning and relevant research for students and faculty related to low/middle income countries and the Arizona/Mexico border.

Jul 10, 2013

Rural Arizona Physicians Model the ‘Art’ of Practicing Medicine  
UA College of Medicine’s Rural Health Professions Program – now in its 17th year – encourages graduates to practice primary care in rural areas in four- to six-week mentorships through August 9; RHPP graduates now practice throughout the state, some mentoring the next generation of rural doctors.

Jul 9, 2013

Dr. Wayne Jacobsen Appointed Interim Head of Anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson  
The UA professor of anesthesiology has served as director of the department’s residency program for nine years and previously was chair of the anesthesia department at Loma Linda University School of Medicine; he replaces Dr. Steven Barker, who has served as department head since 1995 and will continue as a faculty member.

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