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Jul 13, 2018

Researchers Hope to Improve Radiation Testing  (PhoenixMed)

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix are attempting to create a better diagnostic test for radiation exposure that potentially could save thousands of lives.

Jerome Lacombe, PhD, an assistant professor and researcher at the...


Bustle  (PhoenixMed)

Michael Lavoie, PhD, a professor at the college and clinical director for neuropsychology at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital, spoke with Bustle about how traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect mental health in unexpected ways.


Jul 11, 2018

Anesthesiology Department Gains Internationally Recognized Physician-Scientist as Visionary Leader  

Randal O. Dull, MD, PhD, has been named the chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UA SWEHSC Receives $6.9M Grant to Continue Environmental Health Research in Arid Climates  

The UA Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center studies the effects of arsenic, air particulates, sunlight and other environmental factors to improve the lives of people residing in Arizona, the Southwest and desert climates worldwide.


White Coat Profile: Vedanshi Bhargava  (PhoenixMed)

First-Year medical student is driven by her passion for the biology of medicine, as well as the human experience of medicine.


Jul 10, 2018

UA Researchers Preparing For Quick Radiation Diagnostic Test In Case of a Nuclear Disaster  

Researchers’ goal is to improve radiation testing through gene expression.


KJZZ Radio  (PhoenixMed)

Kennth Knox, MD, professor and associate dean of Faculty Affairs and Development, spoke with KJZZ about the lung-on-a-leaf, a novel model that was created to study pulmonary diseases.


USA Today  (PhoenixMed)

How do I keep my newborn safe from the summer heat and sunshine? Katy Mullens, MD, shared her expertise.


UA Researchers Develop Novel ‘Lung-on-a-Leaf’ Model to Study Pulmonary Diseases  (PhoenixMed)

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix scientists cross-utilize plant biology, medicine and engineering to create novel platform.


Jul 6, 2018

College Hosts Summer Research Internship  (PhoenixMed)

High school students participate in a summer research internship offered by the Department of Basic Medical Sciences. 


White Coat Profile: Dara Sam Farhadi  (PhoenixMed)

Incoming medical student Dara Sam Farhadi's fascination with science and the brain led him to medical school.


Jul 5, 2018

UA Department of Surgery Names Bellal Joseph, MD, to Martin Gluck Endowed Chair as Newly Appointed Chief of Trauma Division  

Tenured UA professor, distinguished researcher and trauma surgeon tapped to lead busy trauma division.


Primary Care Scholars Program to Launch This Fall  (PhoenixMed)

This fall, the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix will launch the Primary Care Scholars Program, a new Certificate of Distinction that sets its sights on bridging the ever-widening gap between...


Jul 2, 2018

This Virus Actually May Boost — Not Weaken — Our Immune System  

Lifelong cytomegalovirus infection may be beneficial, boosting the immune system in old age, when we need it most, according to a study led by University of Arizona researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


UA Receives $4M to Improve U.S. Public Health System  

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health provides free training and continuing education to the public health workforce in four states and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands with a focus on the top public health issues of today: childhood obesity, the opioid epidemic and mental health care.


Jun 29, 2018

Noted Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Health Administrator Dr. Irving L. Kron Appointed to Leadership Positions at UA Health Sciences, UA College of Medicine – Tucson  

Former Chairman of the University of Virginia Department of Surgery will become a key member of UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Michael Dake’s fast-growing Leadership Team.


Jun 28, 2018

White Coat Profile: Jessica Callan  (PhoenixMed)

Incoming medical student's experience caring for an injured family member motivated her to pursue her dream of medicine.


White Coat Profile: Kristina Yancey  (PhoenixMed)

The Pathway Scholar’s passion for medicine was ignited through her experiences as an uninsured patient.


Jun 27, 2018

College of Public Health to Host Panel Discussion on Current U.S. Immigration Policy, June 29  

“Migration is a Human Right: A Call to Action,” is the title of a panel discussion featuring faculty and community leaders, Friday, June 29, at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.


Olympian Billy Mills and UA’s Dr. John N. Galgiani Named Keynote Speakers for Association of American Indian Physicians Conference  

Dr. Galgiani, director of the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence, will present “Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis): In Arizona and Beyond” at the conference, which will be held in Scottsdale, July 26–29. Mills is a Valley fever survivor.


Kerr Whitfield, PhD, Founding Faculty Member, Retires  (PhoenixMed)

One of the founders of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and a key member of the Admissions Committee, Kerr Whitfield, PhD, will retire June 29.

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Jun 26, 2018

UA Hosts 45th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference, July 26-27  

The Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will hold its 45th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference July 26-27 in Flagstaff, Ariz. Maintaining and enhancing gains made in coverage and access to health care, addressing the opioid crisis and the future of the Affordable Care Act in Arizona are some of the key issues to be discussed.


Marriage May Help Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke  (PhoenixMed)

Data analysis suggests that single, divorced and widowed individuals are at heightened risk for heart disease and stroke.


Jun 20, 2018

UA Researchers Develop Novel ‘Lung-on-a-Leaf’ Model to Study Pulmonary Diseases  

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix scientists cross-utilize plant biology, medicine and engineering to create novel platform.


Jun 19, 2018

UA College of Nursing Receives $1.6M Grant to Examine the Healing Potential of Curcumin for Acute Lung Injury  

The five-year National Institutes of Health grant will enable Charles Downs, PhD, to study whether the non-pharmacological supplement curcumin can prevent lung injury.


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