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Study Led by UA’s Dr. C. Kent Kwoh Finds Glucosamine Fails to Prevent Deterioration of Knee Cartilage, Decrease Pain  
March 12, 2014

The findings, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, indicate that glucosamine does not decrease pain or improve knee bone marrow lesions—thought to be a source of pain in those with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, affecting 27 million Americans over age 25.


University of Arizona Leads Asthma Study with Tucson Unified School District and American Lung Association  
March 11, 2014

Program will be implemented in 16 TUSD elementary schools beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.


UA College of Pharmacy Faculty Members Awarded $1.7 Million to Investigate Exposure to Arsenic  
March 10, 2014

Donna Zhang, PhD, is the principal investigator, and Eli Chapman, PhD, is the corresponding principal investigator.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘How Clinical Research has Revolutionized Care of Women and Men with Cardiovascular Disorders’  
March 10, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley


Check, Call, Compress! Teaching the Community Lifesaving CPR  
March 10, 2014

Building on the momentum gained thanks to a donation from the Click Family Foundation, the life-saving training of chest-compression-only CPR is being researched and conducted throughout the Tucson community, including area high schools, at the Tucson Festival of Books and with the employees of the Jim Click Automotive team.


UA Study of HIV-Related Lung Diseases to Help Understanding of Pulmonary Immunity and Vaccine Responses  
March 10, 2014

Dr. Kenneth S. Knox and his UA College of Medicine – Tucson research team aim to understand the causes of HIV-associated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary hypertension and immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS), funded by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.


People on the Move at the University of Arizona Health Network  
March 5, 2014

Sarah Frost has been named chief operating officer of the Hospital Division of the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN). Michelle Ziemba, RN, has been appointed associate vice president for Perioperative and Emergency Services.


Dr. Scott Lick to Join UA Department of Surgery in April as Director of Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery  
March 5, 2014

Scott D. Lick, MD, has been appointed professor of surgery and director of Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery and The University of Arizona Medical Center starting April 1.


UA’s Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books a Celebration of STEM Learning and Literacy  
March 4, 2014

The University of Arizona open the doors to our science-rich campus as part of the nationally-recognized Tucson Festival of Books, March 15 and 16th, 9:30am – 5:30pm, free admission and parking.


Leading nutrition conference to assemble world experts in Texas in May  
February 27, 2014

11th year of the conference reaches out to health care providers in Lone Star State


UA Steele Center Discovery Leads to New Understanding of Proteins’ Role in IBD-related Bone Mineral Density Loss  
February 27, 2014

Researchers at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that two proteins play a key role in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)-related inflammation and subsequent bone mineral loss. Results of this study point to the possibility that the klotho protein could one day be used as supplemental therapy to treat IBD patients with osteopenia and osteoporosis.


Health Sciences Education Building Collects Numerous Awards  (PhoenixMed)
February 27, 2014

The new anchor of the University of Arizona’s campus in downtown Phoenix has already...


Mindfulness: An Evening With Jon Kabat-Zinn  
February 26, 2014

The hour-long lecture is free and open to the public with support from the James E. Dalen Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.


Sleep Disorders Center Accredited to Perform Sleep Studies  
February 26, 2014

The Center for Sleep Disorders at the University of Arizona Medical Center -- University Campus has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to perform out-of-center sleep testing.


‘Exercise and the Osteoporosis-Sarcopenia Duo: Promoting a Lifetime of Bone and Muscle Health,’ March 5  
February 26, 2014

Free lecture, open to the public, by Dr. Timothy G. Lohman, professor emeritus, UA Departments of Physiology and Nutritional Sciences; retired director, UA Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition; and principal investigator, BEST (Bone, Estrogen and Strength Training) Study.


Commitment to Equity Earns Dr. Anne L. Wright 2013 Vision Award  
February 25, 2014

Nominated for her long standing commitment to campus diversity and equity, Anne L. Wright, PhD, senior associate dean of faculty affairs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, was awarded the 2013 Vision Award.


Pediatric Researcher Dr. Sam Hawgood to Present ‘Pulmonary Surfactants: From Bubbles to Babies,’ in Tucson, March 11; in Phoenix, March 12  
February 23, 2014

Free presentations, open to the public, part of the Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine series sponsored by the Flinn Foundation.


UA Surgeon Treats Giant Aneurysm with Lifesaving Technique  
February 20, 2014

Using a new minimally invasive treatment called the Pipeline Embolization Device, now available at The University of Arizona Medical Center, Travis Dumont, MD, assistant professor and director of the Neurovascular Program at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, was able to successfully treat the giant aneurysm with less risk of stroke or brain damage.


UA Study Changes Several Beliefs About the Immune System in Aging Adults  
February 19, 2014

Results may help scientists understand which older adults may have impaired immune systems, allowing early intervention to improve protection against infectious diseases, which remain a prominent killer in those over age 65.


Pioneering Pathologist Dr. Anna R. Graham Retires  
February 18, 2014

One of the University of Arizona College of Medicine’s first women medical students, then one of the college’s most respected teachers, Dr. Graham also taught medical science to Tucson middle and high school students and rose to national leadership in the field of pathology.


Who Won't Take Their Medicine?  
February 18, 2014

UA associate professor of anthropology Susan J. Shaw and UA assistant professor of pharmacy Jeannie Lee have received $1.48 million from the National Institutes of Health to study factors that impact medication adherence among residents in Massachusetts, where state law mandated that nearly every resident receive a minimum level of health care insurance coverage.


Orthopaedic Surgeons at University of Arizona Medical Center Utilize Google Glass  
February 18, 2014

Surgeons Jordan Smith, MD, and Jason Wild, MD, of the University of Arizona Department of Orthopaedic Surgery were selected to be part of the Google Glass Explorer Program and have been using the technology on select patients since receiving them this past December.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Sorting Out Heart News You Can Really Use’  
February 17, 2014

Heart Health Lecture at Murphy-Wilmot Public Library


Paying Tribute to Compassionate Care, the UA College of Medicine - Tucson Commemorates Solidarity Day  
February 14, 2014

February 14 is National Solidarity Day and on this day, medical schools and health care institutions across North America and Canada stand in solidarity, undertaking projects to pay tribute to compassionate, patient-centered caregivers.


‘And There’s the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors’ at the Arizona Health Sciences Library, Feb. 17 through March 29  
February 13, 2014

Traveling banner exhibition by the National Library of Medicine explores the four humors—once thought to define peoples’ physical and mental health—and their influence in Shakespeare’s plays.


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