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Sep 4, 2018

$2.5M Grant to UA Nursing Professor to Ease Cancer Patients’ and Caregivers’ Psychological Distress  

The four-year National Cancer Institute grant will enable Terry A. Badger, PhD, to study a precision approach to decreasing psychological distress in both cancer patients and their family caregivers during treatment.


Aug 30, 2018

UA Cancer Biology Graduate Student Travels ‘ROCKy’ Road Toward a Cure for Post-Radiation Dry Mouth  

The Limesand Lab at the University of Arizona is devoted to improving quality of life for head-and-neck cancer survivors, who often suffer from irreversible dry mouth.


UA College of Pharmacy Appoints Dr. Wei Wang Director of Drug Discovery Program  

Internationally noted chemist joins the UA Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology as a professor in this newly created position. Dr. Wang joins as the college begins construction on the Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center Sept. 4.


College Names Chair of Pathology  (PhoenixMed)

Xianfeng Frank Zhao, MD, PhD, MBA, has been named chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.

Dr. Zhao is chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service for the Phoenix Veterans Administration Healthcare System, where he oversees...


Aug 29, 2018

Banner – UMC Phoenix and Tucson Named 'Best Hospitals'  

Specialties in geriatrics and pulmonology are recognized among the nation's best in the latest ranking by U.S. News and World Report.


Snakebites Peak in September  (PhoenixMed)

September is rattlesnake season, the month when more snakebite calls are received than any other month of the year.


Aug 28, 2018

‘From Sick Care to Health Care: Lifestyle Medicine and the Prevention of Chronic Disease’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Sept. 5  

Free and open to the public, the lecture features UA Sarver Heart Center cardiologist, Dr. Charles Katzenberg, who will discuss the difference between preventing and treating chronic disease, advances in lifestyle medicine, acute and chronic inflammation, the emerging science about the microbiome and tools people can use to reduce disease risk.


UA-Banner Doctors to Provide Free Community Health Lectures Tuesdays in September at ‘Doc Talks’  

Topics include valvular heart disease, throat cancer, medical innovations and neurodegenerative diseases. Talks will take place each Tuesday evening in September.


Chasing the Dragon  (PhoenixMed)

College hosts special documentary screening and panel to educate people and answer questions about the continuing opioid epidemic.


Aug 27, 2018

Health-Care Policy, Rural Health Expert Dr. Daniel Derksen Appointed Associate VP at UA Health Sciences  

Dr. Derksen to lead outreach, health equity and interprofessional educational activities as he joins fast-growing leadership team of Dr. Michael Dake, UA senior VP for health sciences.


Lorraine Lee Health Sciences Scholarship  (PhoenixMed)

Chicanos Por La Causa pledges $100,000 in scholarships to four UA College of Medicine – Phoenix medical students.


College to Offer New Certificate of Distinction in Health Humanities  (PhoenixMed)

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” — Sir William Osler, MD

Building a bond — a real connection to the patient — is a side of medical care that is often overlooked. But it should...


Aug 24, 2018

North Phoenix Family Magazine  (PhoenixMed)

Martha Gulati, MD, MS, shares her thoughts on the health and well-being of new moms.


Aug 21, 2018

UA Medical Students to Honor Willed Body Donors  

Medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will honor individuals who have donated their bodies to medical education at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22.


Your Office May Be Affecting Your Health  

New UA-led research found that open office seating arrangements offer health benefits not seen in workers in cubicles or private offices.


Dr. Monica Kraft, Renowned Asthma Researcher, Named to Prestigious NIH Advisory Council  

A globally recognized physician-scientist who specializes in severe adult asthma, the pulmonologist and chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine joins UA President Robert C. Robbins, MD, as a member of the council that advises the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and National Institutes of Health.


Aug 20, 2018

Study Shows Virtual Reality Reduces Need for Pain Medication in Labor and Delivery  (PhoenixMed)

Imagine being in the early stages of labor and distracting the pain of contractions by immersing yourself into a different reality.

You could walk on the beach, swim with dolphins or watch horses gallop through verdant meadows in Iceland. A novel study conducted by physicians at the...


Aug 17, 2018

2nd Year Medical Student Analissa Cox Awarded the Inaugural White Coat Scholarship  (PhoenixMed)

Analissa Cox, a second-year medical student and a graduate of the college's...


Aug 16, 2018

Free Movie Screening: `Who is Dayani Cristal?’, Aug. 23  

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will host a screening of the award-winning documentary film, “Who is Dayani Cristal?” on Thursday, Aug. 23. The event is free and open to the public.


Aug 15, 2018

UA Nutrition Expert Douglas Taren Named Editor-in-Chief of International Journal Nutrition Reviews  

Douglas L. Taren, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs and professor at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is an internationally recognized expert in nutrition, maternal and child health, and global health, whose work has focused on decreasing health disparities within low-income populations.


Aug 13, 2018

Aug 9, 2018

Dr. C. Kent Kwoh Named to Prestigious Committee of American College of Rheumatology  

C. Kent Kwoh, MD, chief of the University of Arizona Division of Rheumatology, director of the UA Arthritis Center and holder of the Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, will serve a three-year term on the Division Directors Special Committee, which is charged with advancing rheumatology through support of clinical care, research, education and advocacy.


UA Researchers Identifying Algorithms to Increase Relevant Drug Interaction Alerts  

The algorithms will be incorporated into electronic health record systems to alert providers about relevant, patient-specific, potential drug interactions.


Essay on Vulnerabilities Wins Writing Award  (PhoenixMed)

Jenna Koblinski’s essay on the first year of medical school received the Student Growth and Self-Reflection Writing Award.


Aug 8, 2018

Physician’s Career Centered Around Giving Back  (PhoenixMed)

William Dolan, MD, entered the field of medicine to help others. He has performed surgeries in the Amazon, served in the U.S. Armed Forces and, most recently, helped students pursue their medical school dreams.

“I feel so grateful that I have been blessed with family, faith and country,...


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