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Mar 29, 2019

UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Arthritis and Heart Disease: Is inflammation the common culprit?,’ April 18 in Green Valley  
The free 2019 Green Valley Lecture Series concludes with a focus on arthritis and heart disease.

UA Phoenix Partners with PHXteens Mobile Recreation Unit  (PhoenixMed)
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the City of Phoenix PHXteens Mobile Recreation program are using a mobile activities unit to inspire children in underserved areas to consider...

Mar 28, 2019

UA Health Sciences Students Win Spot in National CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition  
A team of three students from the University of Arizona College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will compete April 12-13 in Minneapolis, Minn., where they will have a chance to win a grand prize of $7,500.

Dr. Meredith Hay Elected President of the American Physiological Society  
Dr. Hay seeks to advance physiology’s brand and increase students’ awareness of physiology as a discipline.

Mar 27, 2019

UA, Banner – University Medicine Recognized as ‘Scleroderma Research and Treatment Center’ in Tucson  
UA pulmonologists and rheumatologists say the designation will increase patient referrals, improve access to clinical trials and research funding for this autoimmune rheumatic disorder that affects, by some estimates, as many as 300,000 Americans. This is only the second such center in Arizona.

Research Prompts Banner Health to Change Protocol for Contact Precautions for Common Bacterial Infections  (PhoenixMed)
Physician's findings prompted Banner Health hospitals to discontinue contact precautions for historical MRSA. 

12 News  (PhoenixMed)
Dr. Amelia Gallitano speaks with 12 News about the increase in depression amongst millenials.

ABC15  (PhoenixMed)
Michael Kruer, MD, speaks with ABC15 for cerebal palsy awareness month about his groundbreaking research.

Association of American Universities  (PhoenixMed)
Study reveals an increasing proportion of cardiac arrests are related to drug overdoses. 

Mar 26, 2019

New Patient Tower Opens at Banner – UMC Tucson  
Nine-story hospital tower opens to patients April 22; community preview April 7

UAHS Career Development Awards to 4 Junior Faculty Foster Clinical, Translational Research  
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Career Development Awards program seeks to nurture the development of new clinical trials and biomedical and behavioral interventions to treat disease and the number of health scientists for our state and nation. This year the awards will fund sleep-, cancer- and cardiovascular disease-related research by four promising young investigators.

Mar 25, 2019


UA Physician Partners with iTether  (PhoenixMed)
Partnership to create app for pregnant women, new moms, with opioid addiction.

Mar 21, 2019

On Every Front: Developing a Diverse Scientific Workforce To End the Alzheimer’s Epidemic  
Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, has been awarded a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health training program grant to develop a cross-disciplinary and translationally oriented workforce to discover new drugs for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases and shepherd them through the drug-development pipeline.

Keynote Speaker for Commencement Named  (PhoenixMed)
Peter Fine, Banner Health President and CEO, will be the keynote speaker for Commencement.

Mar 20, 2019

Humanism in Medicine Lecture to Focus on Doctor-Patient Conversations, March 25  
New York Times contributor and physician Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, will keynote this year’s Cindy Wool Memorial Seminar at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

‘Escape from Inflammation Nation: Conquering the Inflammation Epidemic on the Path to Health and Resilience, ’ UA Arthritis Center Lecture, April 3  
Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Floyd “Ski” Chilton will discuss the revolutionary approaches he has developed to prevent, treat and reverse the effects of inflammation as well as to address unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center Celebrates National Poison Prevention Week  
The Center provides the public with tips to prevent opioid misuse and poisonings.

Founder of Immigration Advocacy Group ‘Border Angels’ to Visit UA  
Students from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will host the 13th annual Social Justice Symposium, Friday, April 5. The topic is, “Bridges & Barriers: Migration and Public Health,” with keynote speaker Enrique Morones, founder and director of San Diego-based Border Angels, an organization that advocates for immigration and human rights.

Mar 19, 2019

Inspirational Speaker Discusses Intersections of Disability and Medicine  (PhoenixMed)
After experiencing a traumatic accident during his third year of an orthopedic surgery residency at Yale – New Haven Hospital, Oluwaferanmi “Feranmi” Okanlami, MD, MS, has helped others with disabilities. Now, he is on a mission to “disabuse disability” by proving that disability doesn’t...

Mar 18, 2019

Future UA Doctors in Phoenix Learn Next Step at Match Day  
Fourth-year medical students will begin residency training in the summer.

UA’s Dr. Terry Badger Inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame  
The honor recognizes Dr. Badger’s substantive research focusing on depression, symptom management and quality of life among cancer survivors and their families.

Students Present Medical Research at Scholarly Project Symposium  (PhoenixMed)
Throughout their four years of medical school, each student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix works closely with mentors to complete a longitudinal, hypothesis-driven Scholarly Project. ...

Mar 15, 2019

Future Physicians Celebrate Match Day  
Forty percent of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2019 will remain in Arizona to practice medicine and pursue their residency training. More than one-third of the class will pursue primary care — a physician specialty that is critically low in Arizona and the nation.

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