News

Feb 3, 2014

Wayfinders Make Path Easy for Patients, Visitors at UAMC – University Campus  
Wayfinder program’s aim is to help improve visitors’ and patients’ overall experience at UAMC by making it easier for them to get where they’re going. It will expand later to UAMC - South Campus.

Jan 31, 2014

UA Hosts First Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) Course in the Southwest, March 7-9  
Dr. Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, creator of CBCT, will lead the course, which is open to the public and health-care professionals.

Nancy Koff, PhD Retires Leaving Health Care Legacy and Medical School Endowment  
Nancy Koff, Ph.D., retires leaving the COM – Tucson with the lasting legacy in the Nancy Alexander Koff Award to Recognize Humanism in Medicine endowment.

Jan 30, 2014

UA Attracts Top International Trauma Fellows Whose Research Helps Set the Standard of Care  
The fellowship – one of a handful of its kind in the United States – has drawn 10 international scholars since June 2011.

Arizona Telemedicine Program Names Nancy Rowe Associate Director for Outreach  
Rowe will expand the ATP’s partnerships with hospitals and health-care providers in Northern Arizona.

Jan 24, 2014

New Health Innovations Grand Rounds Features UAHN President and CEO  
The first in a planned series of multidisciplinary grand rounds events on New Health Innovations will take place on Thursday, February 6 at DuVal Auditorium and is targeted for physicians, professors, fellows, residents, students and staff at the Arizona Health Sciences Center and others interested in health innovation.

The Click Family Foundation Commits Funding to Support Lifesaving Training and Research  
Thanks to a donation from the Click Family Foundation for the purchase of a new resuscitation mannequin and skillreporter, life-saving training capabilities will be enhanced and research monitoring the effectiveness of chest-compression-only CPR training by the general public will be conducted.

Jan 22, 2014

Dr. Mindy Fain, Leader in Advancing Health Care for Older Adults, Honored with Anne and Alden Hart Endowed Chair in Medicine  
University of Arizona Center on Aging Co-Director's many responsibilities with the UA College of Medicine attest to her achievements.

Jan 21, 2014

UA College of Nursing Awarded Federal Grant to Increase Number of Qualified Nursing Faculty  
The Nurse Faculty Loan Program encourages graduate nursing students to become faculty by providing low-interest loans to support their education and partial loan cancellation in exchange for faculty service.

Jan 16, 2014

A Legacy of Giving: Arizona Elks Major Projects Donates $125,000 to the UA Steele Children’s Research Center  
This donation is part of the Elks’ commitment to raise $2.5 million for the UA Steele Center over the next 10 years.

UAMC - University Campus Receives Highest Nursing Credential with Magnet® Recognition for the Third Time  
UAMC – University Campus was the first hospital in Arizona to earn prestigious Magnet recognition in 2003, and is the only Arizona hospital to win the so-called “Nobel Prize for nursing” three times.

Jan 15, 2014

Public Lectures by UA Neurologists Begin in February  
The University of Arizona Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, and Pima Council on Aging continue their partnership with a second annual Brain Matters in Neurology monthly lecture series that runs Feb. 12 through April 9 at Tucson’s Jewish Community Center. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Jan 14, 2014

UA to Host Second Annual Conference on Promoting Successful Aging and Brain Health, Feb. 21  
Focusing on reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s disease,” the public conference will feature world-renowned speakers and new and practical information for optimal brain health as we age.

Still Time to Register for the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 2014 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 25  
The day of inspiration, empowerment and fun features keynote speaker Dr. Richard Carmona, who will discuss “Obesity: From Arthritis to Zoonoses, the Most Potent Accelerator of Chronic Disease,” and a lunch roundtable, “Living Successfully With Arthritis,” with University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Assistant Research Director Perry Skeath, UA Arthritis Center Director Dr. C. Kent Kwoh and retired UA Clinical Lecturer (rheumatology and geriatric) Gail Kershner Riggs.

UA Hosts International Plant Breeding Institute  
Annual week-long conference focused on state-of-the-art instruction and training in modern plant breeding tools and technologies

Jan 13, 2014

UA Heart Surgeon Saves Patient a Second Time 13 Years Later  
For Whitney Chase, the second time’s a charm. Second heart procedure should be her last and offers hope for a second child.

Emad Elquza, MD, named medical director at UACC - North Campus  
Emad Elquza, MD has been named medical director at the UACC - North Campus. He was selected by leaders of the UA Health Network and the UA College of Medicine to serve as the medical director for the cancer clinics.

Jan 10, 2014

UA Emergency Medicine Doc Rescued "Lone Survivor"  
The rescue team that recovered, Marcus Luttrell, the real life "Lone Survivor" was led by Dr. Joshua Appel, a 2005 UA College of Medicine - Tucson graduate, who was aided by another UA College of Medicine - Tucson graduate, Chris Piercecchi, MD, class of 2012.

Completed Renovations, New 3T MRI to Expand Funding Opportunities at UA Biomedical Research Lab  
The acquisition of the MRI unit, a Siemens 3T Skyra scanner, was made possible through a collaborative effort between the UA Office of Vice President for Research, UA College of Medicine, UA Department of Medical Imaging (formerly Radiology) and the University of Arizona Health Network.

Jan 9, 2014

COM Experts: Prefer Dry Heat to Artic Chill? Genetics Might be the Reason  
UA College of Medicine experts weigh in on how our genes affect our ability to deal with extreme weather – hot or cold.

After Losing 180 Pounds, Tucson Man Believes Bariatric Surgery  
For people battling obesity, the New Year can be a time of renewed commitment and fresh starts. And for those who in the past have tried diet and exercise regimens without success, bariatric surgery might be the answer to a longer, healthier life.

UA Nursing Professor Leslie Ritter Inducted as a Fellow of the American Heart Association  
Dr. Ritter investigates ways to decrease inflammatory damage to the brain after stroke, especially in people with conditions that may worsen inflammation, such as diabetes.

Jan 8, 2014

Cancer Risk Lower in Women Adhering to Cancer Prevention Guidelines  
Postmenopausal women whose behaviors were consistent with the Nutrition and Physical Activity Cancer Prevention Guidelines put forth by the American Cancer Society had lower risk for cancer incidence, and cancer-related and cancer-unrelated death, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research

UA College of Nursing Associate Dean and Professor Sally J. Reel Named University Distinguished Outreach Professor  
Dr. Reel recognized for demonstrating scholarship-based outreach through programs to enhance nursing education, address faculty and practitioner shortages, and improve access to quality health care.

Jan 7, 2014

UA Approved for Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute  
The study of sleep apnea is one of 82 proposals approved for PCORI funding to advance the field of patient-centered comparative effectiveness research and provide patients with information that will help them make better-informed decisions about their care.

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