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UACC Study Works to Improve Breast Cancer Treatment by Combining Nutrition and Medicine  
September 27, 2013

University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers are continuing to seek participants for a study designed to determine if a compound found in broccoli can enhance the health-promoting effects of the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen in women at risk of developing breast cancer or those previously treated for early-stage breast cancer.


Podiatrist Dr. Jennifer Pappalardo Joins UA Department of Surgery  
September 26, 2013

Jennifer L. Pappalardo, DPM, has joined the University of Arizona Department of Surgery Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery as assistant professor. She also is a member of the UA Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) team.


15th Annual Tee Up For Tots Event Raises $90k for UA Steele Children’s Research Center and Family Support Program  
September 26, 2013

Over the past 15 years, Tee Up For Tots has raised more than $1 million for the pediatric cancer research conducted by Steele Center investigators.


Dr. Leslie Boyer Named 2013 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year  
September 26, 2013

The founding director of the VIPER Institute at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson is honored by the Arizona Bioindustry Association for her scorpion antivenom research.


Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, Featured on MedPage Today  
September 24, 2013

Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, professor of pathology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson was recently featured on Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s MedPage Today, along with other healthcare leaders, to weigh in on the notion of shortening medical school to three years.


UA Surgeon Removes Softball-Sized Brain Tumor in New UAMC Procedure  
September 23, 2013

“Brain surgery – no big deal,” said Jessica Valenzuela, who was the first patient to benefit from new neurovascular services provided by UA’s new neurovascular surgeon, Dr. Travis Dumont.


UA Docs Swimming in ABC’s “Shark Tank”  
September 19, 2013

Drs. Richard and Albert Amini, both University of Arizona College of Medicine graduates, will appear on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Friday, September 20 to pitch their website RoloDoc, a site that looks to improve patient and doctor communication.


‘Get to Know the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’ Luncheon, Nov. 6  
September 19, 2013

Keynote speaker Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, discusses the state of the Center


‘The Healthy Weight Philosophy,’ Oct. 2  
September 18, 2013

Free lecture, open to the public, by Canyon Ranch Health Resort Research Director for Exercise Science Dr. Michael Hewitt, presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center.


UA Receives $600,000 CDC Grant for Disaster Preparedness  
September 18, 2013

The Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will lead a national effort to build community resiliency in the event of public health emergencies and national disasters.


René Mercer Joins The University of Arizona Health Network as Clinical Operations Manager, Pediatrics  
September 17, 2013

Mercer will be responsible for the oversight of clinical operations for all pediatric outpatient clinical locations


UA Nursing Professor Receives $1.3M NIH Grant to Analyze the Impact of Nursing Unit Communication on Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes  
September 17, 2013

Research by Barbara B. Brewer, PhD, RN, and her team will help nursing units address the top reason for medical errors: communication issues.


University of Arizona Medication Management Center Receives URAC Drug Therapy Management Accreditation  
September 12, 2013

The pharmacist-run call center has delivered medication therapy management services to more than 1.5 million individuals and by 2014 will be the nation’s largest provider of medication therapy management services.


Southern Arizona First Responders to be Celebrated on ‘Heroes Day’ – Oct. 17  
September 12, 2013

Now in its sixth year, the annual event recognizes law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, Border Patrol agents and other first responders who work to keep the community safe and help citizens in times of crisis.


UA Sarver Heart Center ‘Heart of the Matter’ Luncheon Focuses on Heart Disease in Women, Oct. 12  
September 11, 2013

Program will provide an extensive question-and-answer session to give attendees information to ‘journey toward a better, healthier you.’


‘A Voyage to Health’ at Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson Campus, through Oct. 19  
September 9, 2013

Traveling banner exhibition by the National Library of Medicine explores the history of Kaho‘olawe and traditional voyaging, and how the resurgence of Native Hawaiian culture helped heal the soul of the community.


NIH Awards Dr. Frank Marcus $1.4 Million to Study Genetics, Mechanisms and Phenotypes of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathies  
September 9, 2013

The study seeks a better understanding of newly diagnosed arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) – a significant cause of death in people under age 35 – and progression of clinical characteristics.


Integrative Primary Care Center Opens Doors to Employees of One of the Nation’s Largest Public Utilities  
September 5, 2013

The University of Arizona Integrative Health Center in Phoenix will provide hundreds of Salt River Project employees with world-class conventional and complementary health care


UA Surgeons First in World to Robotically Implant Heart-Assist Device  
September 4, 2013

Drs. Zain Khalpey and Robert Poston are the first to implant a left ventricular assist device using the Da Vinci Surgical Robot.


UA Nursing Doctoral Student One of Six Nationwide to be Awarded Air Force Health Professions Scholarship for Psychiatric Mental Health  
September 4, 2013

Kati Wijdenes commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force while pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree through the UA College of Nursing.


Heart Surgeon Zain Khalpey Appointed to UA Sarver Heart Center’s Tony S. Marnell, Sr. Endowed Chair for Research in Cardiac Surgery  
September 4, 2013

Dr. Khalpey’s research focuses on organogenesis (the formation and development of organs), organ preservation and tissue regeneration.


UA Department of Pediatrics and The University of Arizona Health Network Welcome New Faculty  
September 3, 2013

Pediatric hospitalists Drs. Mridula Aggarwal and Jeffrey Rein will care for children at Diamond Children’s and Tucson Medical Center; neonatologist Dr. Andrea Hobson will care for critically ill newborns and premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Diamond Children’s and Northwest Hospital; pediatric intensivist Dr. Lesta Whalen will care for critically ill children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Units at Diamond Children’s and Tucson Medical Center.


People and Programs on the Move at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson  
August 29, 2013

Dr. David G. Armstrong, Named as a 2013 Raine Visiting Professor by the University of Western Australia (UWA); Dr. Paul Gordon Selected as National Co-Chair of the Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam Committee; Dr. Michele Ley Appointed Director of the Breast Surgery Program at The University of Arizona Cancer Center; University of Arizona Health Network Identifying and Training Qualified Medical Interpreters.


Center for Rural Health Receives Federal Grant to Help Pima County Residents Navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace  
August 27, 2013

The Center for Rural Health at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will help uninsured Pima County Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders navigate Arizona’s health insurance Marketplace starting Oct. 1.


UA Part of $6M Statewide Investigation of American Indian Health  
August 21, 2013

Under a new $6 million federal grant, UA public health researchers are part of a major, statewide investigation of American Indian health.


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