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7-Year-Old Alejandrina Romero to Donate ‘Kindness Packages’ to Patients at Diamond Children’s on Valentine’s Day  
February 13, 2014

Seven-year-old Alejandrina Romero is dedicated to spreading kindness to others. In January she was given an award from the “Shyann Kindness Project” with a challenge to “pass kindness on.”


UA Anesthesiologists Share Expertise as Volunteers in Africa  
February 12, 2014

Heeding the call to volunteer and work two weeks of 24 hour on-call days at a remote hospital in Africa, two University of Arizona Department of Anesthesiology doctors return having taught classes to local health care providers, while also providing anesthesia for patients in need.


UA Event to Connect Students with Bioindustry Companies from Around State, Feb. 12  
February 11, 2014

Networking event to facilitate interaction of next-generation workforce with industry experts for internships, jobs and career advice


Medical Education Program at UA College of Medicine – Tucson to Support Students Accepting Applications through Feb.  
February 11, 2014

The Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway Program, known as P-MAP, is designed to help students who have experienced unique or greater-than-average challenges in preparing to become competitive medical school applicants. Upon successful completion of the year-long P-MAP program, students will be admitted to the UA College of Medicine - Tucson


Amye Leong to Speak About ‘Getting a Grip on Arthritis,’ Feb. 13  
February 7, 2014

The president and CEO of Healthy Motivation and director of strategic relations for The Bone and Joint Decade, The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, is keynote speaker at the Annual Eva M. Holtby Arthritis Conversations and Lunch, sponsored by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center Friends and open to the public.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Dean Steve Goldschmid Accepts New Executive Clinical Practice Role with AHSC and UA Health Network  
February 7, 2014

Steve Goldschmid, MD, who has served as dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson since July 2009, has been appointed associate vice president for clinical affairs at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.


4th Annual National Solidarity Day  
February 6, 2014

On February 14, across North America and Canada, medical schools and other health care institutions including the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, stand in solidarity and undertake projects to pay tribute to all compassionate, patient-centered caregivers.


Spine Surgery from the Side: Minimally Invasive Procedure at UA Medical Center Frees Arizona City Woman from Pain  
February 3, 2014

One of the most recent advances in minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion is the ability to perform fusion surgery through the patient's side. Dr. Ali Baaj, one of a few surgeons who perform this procedure, said these less invasive techniques are the future of spine care.


Wayfinders Make Path Easy for Patients, Visitors at UAMC – University Campus  
February 3, 2014

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.


UA Hosts First Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) Course in the Southwest, March 7-9  
January 31, 2014

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  
January 31, 2014

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.


UA Attracts Top International Trauma Fellows Whose Research Helps Set the Standard of Care  
January 30, 2014

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  
January 30, 2014

Rowe will expand the ATP’s partnerships with hospitals and health-care providers in Northern Arizona.


New Health Innovations Grand Rounds Features UAHN President and CEO  
January 24, 2014

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  
January 24, 2014

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.


Dr. Mindy Fain, Leader in Advancing Health Care for Older Adults, Honored with Anne and Alden Hart Endowed Chair in Medicine  
January 22, 2014

University of Arizona Center on Aging Co-Director's many responsibilities with the UA College of Medicine attest to her achievements.


UA College of Nursing Awarded Federal Grant to Increase Number of Qualified Nursing Faculty  
January 21, 2014

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.


A Legacy of Giving: Arizona Elks Major Projects Donates $125,000 to the UA Steele Children’s Research Center  
January 16, 2014

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  
January 16, 2014

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.


Public Lectures by UA Neurologists Begin in February  
January 15, 2014

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.


Still Time to Register for the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 2014 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 25  
January 14, 2014

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 to Host Second Annual Conference on Promoting Successful Aging and Brain Health, Feb. 21  
January 14, 2014

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.


UA Hosts International Plant Breeding Institute  
January 14, 2014

Annual week-long conference focused on state-of-the-art instruction and training in modern plant breeding tools and technologies


Emad Elquza, MD, named medical director at UACC - North Campus  
January 13, 2014

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.


UA Heart Surgeon Saves Patient a Second Time 13 Years Later  
January 13, 2014

For Whitney Chase, the second time’s a charm. Second heart procedure should be her last and offers hope for a second child.


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