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UA Emergency Medicine Doc Rescued “Lone Survivor”  
January 10, 2014

The rescue team that recovered, Marcus Luttrell, the real life "Lone Survivor" was led by Dr. Joshua Appel, a 2005 UA College of Medicine - Tucson graduate, who was aided by another UA College of Medicine - Tucson graduate, Chris Piercecchi, MD, class of 2012.


Completed Renovations, New 3T MRI to Expand Funding Opportunities at UA Biomedical Research Lab  
January 10, 2014

The acquisition of the MRI unit, a Siemens 3T Skyra scanner, was made possible through a collaborative effort between the UA Office of Vice President for Research, UA College of Medicine, UA Department of Medical Imaging (formerly Radiology) and the University of Arizona Health Network.


COM Experts: Prefer Dry Heat to Artic Chill? Genetics Might be the Reason  
January 9, 2014

UA College of Medicine experts weigh in on how our genes affect our ability to deal with extreme weather – hot or cold.


After Losing 180 Pounds, Tucson Man Believes Bariatric Surgery  
January 9, 2014

For people battling obesity, the New Year can be a time of renewed commitment and fresh starts. And for those who in the past have tried diet and exercise regimens without success, bariatric surgery might be the answer to a longer, healthier life.


UA Nursing Professor Leslie Ritter Inducted as a Fellow of the American Heart Association  
January 9, 2014

Dr. Ritter investigates ways to decrease inflammatory damage to the brain after stroke, especially in people with conditions that may worsen inflammation, such as diabetes.


Cancer Risk Lower in Women Adhering to Cancer Prevention Guidelines  
January 8, 2014

Postmenopausal women whose behaviors were consistent with the Nutrition and Physical Activity Cancer Prevention Guidelines put forth by the American Cancer Society had lower risk for cancer incidence, and cancer-related and cancer-unrelated death, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research


UA College of Nursing Associate Dean and Professor Sally J. Reel Named University Distinguished Outreach Professor  
January 8, 2014

Dr. Reel recognized for demonstrating scholarship-based outreach through programs to enhance nursing education, address faculty and practitioner shortages, and improve access to quality health care.


UA Approved for Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute  
January 7, 2014

The study of sleep apnea is one of 82 proposals approved for PCORI funding to advance the field of patient-centered comparative effectiveness research and provide patients with information that will help them make better-informed decisions about their care.


UA Medical Center’s Dr. Andreas Theodorou Elected Chair-Elect of ‘AAMC Chief Medical Officer Group’s’ Steering Committee  
January 7, 2014

Andreas Theodorou, MD, chief medical officer for The University of Arizona Medical Center, was elected chair-elect of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Chief Medical Officer Group’s (CMOG) Steering Committee.


No Muss, No Fuss with Child-Friendly Movie Monitors at UAMC - Diamond Children’s  
January 6, 2014

New movie monitors recently installed at UAMC will allow the children to watch their favorite videos without having to wear bulky goggles or deal with a grainy, wavy or lagging picture due to magnetic interference from the MRI itself.


UA Study’s Findings Key to Understanding Immunity as We Age  
January 6, 2014

Research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and University of Arizona Center on Aging published in The Journal of Immunology


UA Receives $1.3 Million in Funding for Mining Safety Research  
January 6, 2014

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources will lead new research projects to help improve mining safety and health.


Little Boy with a Big Heart: Garrett Tews Donates Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals to Patients at Diamond Children’s for Christmas  
December 20, 2013

Garrett will be donating the stuffed animals to patients at Diamond Children’s on Monday, Dec. 23, at 9 a.m.


Santa Claus and Elves Visit and Delight Patients at Diamond Children’s  
December 20, 2013

Santa Claus made a very special visit to Diamond Children’s on Tuesday, Dec. 17. He arrived to Diamond Children's by horse carriage, entered the hospital on a red carpet and was greeted by throngs of excited patients, parents and staff.


Arizona Telemedicine Program is a Model ‘Telehealth Technology Innovation Accelerator’ for the Telemedicine Industry  
December 20, 2013

A number of outstanding telemedicine programs, owned by different health-care organizations, work together on telemedicine challenges ranging from legal and regulatory issues, to telecommunications technology, to reimbursement.


Modest Weight Loss May Reduce Heart Disease, Diabetes Risks  
December 20, 2013

Modest weight loss over a 2-year period in overweight or obese, middle-aged women may reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.


UA’s Leslie J. Cohen New President of Board of Directors of Association of University Centers on Disabilities  
December 18, 2013

Cohen is director of the Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Family and Community Medicine


UA Study Shows Intensive Exercise Training Program Designed for Dementia Patients Improves Care in Clinical Setting  
December 18, 2013

Rehabilitation of basic functional tasks, such as rising from a chair or walking, reduces fall risk, prevents loss of independence and increases mobility-related quality of life in patients with dementia.


UA Department of Pediatrics, The University of Arizona Health Network, Welcome Three New Faculty Members  
December 17, 2013

The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and The University of Arizona Health Network welcome new faculty members John D. Feerick, MD, to the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition; and Ann Juodakis, MD and Janet Lau, MD, to the Division of Hospital Medicine.


UA’s Dr. Michael Seckeler Receives Prestigious ‘Young Investigator Award’ from American Heart Association  
December 17, 2013

Award recognizes early career investigators who are performing high-quality research in the field of pediatric cardiovascular disease.


Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014  
December 12, 2013

Toward a Science of Consciousness is a rigorous interdisciplinary conference covering neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, molecular biology, medicine, quantum physics, cosmology, art, technology, and experiential and contemplative approaches to the understanding of consciousness


Kevin Driesen Selected for National Rural Health Fellowship  
December 11, 2013

Kevin Driesen, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has been selected by the National Rural Health Association for the 2014 Rural Health Fellows program.


Two University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Faculty Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors  
December 10, 2013

NAI Fellows are recognized for their inventions that have major impacts on society


University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 2014 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference Features Keynote Speaker Dr. Richard Carmona, Jan. 25  
December 10, 2013

Dr. Carmona will address the obesity epidemic and its health, economic and security threat worldwide in his presentation, “Obesity: From Arthritis to Zoonoses, the Most Potent Accelerator of Chronic Disease.” A lunch roundtable, “Living Successfully With Arthritis,” will feature 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 College of Nursing Ranked Among ‘Top 30 Cutting-Edge Nursing Schools’  
December 4, 2013

Ranking by Nursing School Hub is based on several factors, including cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, world-class facilities and faculty and opportunities for experience.


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