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Faculty Spotlight: William Dabbs, MD  (PhoenixMed)
October 7, 2014

“Every day is an adventure,” said William Dabbs, MD, clinical assistant professor in the department of family, community and preventive medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Dr. Dabbs was speaking of family medicine, his chosen specialty based on the variety....


UA College of Medicine - Tucson Participate in a National Day of Service  
October 3, 2014

To celebrate the founding of the Student National Medical Association, University of Arizona – Tucson. Medical students will dedicate Oct. 4 to a day of service.


‘Binding Wounds: African Americans in Civil War Medicine’ at the Arizona Health Sciences Library through Nov. 8  
October 3, 2014

Traveling banner exhibition by the National Library of Medicine explores the African American men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the American Civil War.


Valley Fever Drug Receives Fast-Track Designation by the FDA  
October 2, 2014

The University of Arizona’s request to designate the antifungal drug nikkomycin Z (NikZ) as a “qualifying infectious disease product” (QIDP) has been granted; clinical trial to begin in late 2015. In observance of Valley Fever Awareness Week 2014, free events for the public and health professionals will be held in Tucson and Phoenix.


Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention awarded $13 million  
October 2, 2014

The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention has been awarded $13 million from the National Cancer Institute to continue bringing prevention and biomedical research training to Native American communities in Arizona. The partnership focuses on the Hopi Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation and Navajo Nation of Arizona.


Dr. Tad Pace Awarded NIH National Cancer Institute Grant to Investigate Impact of Curcumin on Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors  
October 2, 2014

As many as 30 percent of breast cancer survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the United States, suffer fatigue several months to years after effective medical treatment.


UA Department of Emergency Medicine Seeks Community Input On Study of a New Airway Device  
October 1, 2014

The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking community input on a clinical trial that requires a medical procedure to be performed without patient consent. The study will determine if a new device to secure breathing tubes holds the emergency breathing tubes more securely than currently used devices. The trial, which is set to begin this fall at the University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus, will be performed on critically ill or injured patients who are unable to provide informed consent.


Two UA Faculty Members Among 18 Nurse Practitioners Nationwide to be Selected for AANP Future Leaders Program  
October 1, 2014

Drs. Jason T. Shuffitt and Sue A. Anderson will participate in a newly launched, 12-month program for developing the next generation of national nurse practitioner leaders in health care.


Jessica Miller, PhD, awarded Susan G. Komen grant to study breast cancer-related chronic pain  
October 1, 2014

This grant brings Komen’s total research investment in Arizona to more than $4.1 million since 1982. Dr. Miller is one of more than 50 early-career breast cancer researchers to receive a Komen award this year.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Fed Up’ Special Showing and Panel Discussion, Oct. 21  
October 1, 2014

Heart Smart Movie and Panel Discussion presented by the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Women’s Heart Health Education Committee


November Workshop at UA: Compassion Therapy for Cancer Survivors  
September 29, 2014

On Nov. 1, the Tucson Cancer Action Network will provide an opportunity to connect with others, participate in cancer care planning and experience compassion meditation.


Patients to Participate in `Be The Match’ Walk at Diamond Children’s to Raise Awareness of the National Marrow Donor Program  
September 29, 2014

The University of Arizona Medical Center is one of the sponsors for the 2014 Be The Match® Walk/Run. This event raises funds for Be The Match®.


First Responders to be Honored on 6th Annual Heroes Day, Oct. 2; Event Benefits UAMC Trauma Center  
September 25, 2014

News conference honoring this year’s Heroes of The Year nominees begins at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, to celebrate Heroes Day 2014 in Southern Arizona.


Dr. Daniel Persky receives leadership award from the National Cancer Institute  
September 24, 2014

The award is a $100,000, two-year supplement to the UACC’s Cancer Center Support Grant. Dr. Persky is the first UACC member to be honored with this recognition. The UACC is one of just 41 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and the only one headquartered in Arizona.


PhD in Nursing Student Selected for University Fellows Award  
September 24, 2014

Dr. Susan Renz, focused on investigating informed decision-making with nursing home residents, has received a prestigious, one-year fellowship from the UA Graduate College.


$1.8M grant supports UA Cancer Center’s cancer biology program  
September 23, 2014

The National Cancer Institute has awarded the University of Arizona Cancer Center a $1.8 million grant to continue training cancer researchers for the future.


14th Annual Himelic Memorial Golf and Dinner Classic, Oct. 3, Raises Funds for ALS Research at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson  
September 23, 2014

Golf enthusiasts can experience one of Golf Digest’s “75 Best Golf Resorts in North America”; non-golfers can enjoy dinner, auctions and dancing to live music.


UA Department of Pediatrics and UA Health Network Welcome Dr. Neha Bhasin to Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT  
September 23, 2014

The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and the University of Arizona Health Network welcome new faculty member Neha Bhasin, MD, assistant professor, to the Division of Hematology/ Oncology.


Arizona Health Sciences Center-Affiliated Experts Working With Ebola Virus in West Africa  
September 19, 2014

Experts who have ties to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, are working with the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and are available to talk to reporters. Dr. Pust is not in West Africa but is an internationally recognized expert in global health.


Building the Health Professional Pipeline  
September 19, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. In a timely interview with Hispanic Executive Magazine, Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD, UA senior vice president for health sciences, discusses health issues among Hispanics, the importance of creating an educational pipeline to recruit and train a diverse health-care workforce and other issues.


UA Arthritis Center Presents ‘Optimal Aging, Rewinding the Clock,’ Oct. 1  
September 18, 2014

Free lecture, open to the public, by Michael Hewitt, PhD, Canyon Ranch Health Resort research director for exercise science.


Dr. Charles B. Cairns Appointed an Assistant Vice President at AHSC and Vice Dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson  
September 15, 2014

A nationally recognized leader in emergency and critical care research, Dr. Cairns has been appointed assistant vice president for clinical research and clinical trials at the Arizona Health Sciences Center, vice dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and professor of emergency medicine. He is scheduled to begin his new duties in November.


UA Receives $1.4 Million for Firefighter Safety Research  
September 12, 2014

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will lead a research project in four states to help reduce vehicle crashes and injuries in the fire service.


UA First in World to Use an Amniotic Membrane Patch to Heal the Heart after Surgery  
September 11, 2014

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. A serious complication after heart surgery, AFib increases the risk of stroke and other heart conditions. UA has begun a clinical trial using amniotic membrane to reduce AFib in heart surgery patients.


UA Center for Integrative Medicine Awarded $1.7 Million to Advance Integrative Primary Care  
September 10, 2014

Designation and federal grant funding designed to provide patients broad access to integrative primary care regardless of socioeconomic status.


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