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UA Pediatric Infectious Disease Expert Available to Discuss Respiratory Virus Affecting Children in the Midwest  
September 10, 2014

Ten states have contacted the CDC for assistance in investigating clusters of the virus in Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Kentucky.


Arizona Telemedicine Program at AHSC Announces Speakers for Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase  
September 9, 2014

Roster of 31 national telemedicine innovators and luminaries includes CEOs of telemedicine specialty service providers, telemedicine program and medical directors, legal experts and more.


Docs on Bikes, a Public Health Program in Southwest Tucson, Seeks to Promote Healthy Lifestyles  
September 8, 2014

Medical Residents from the El Rio Community Health Center, participated in the first Docs on Bikes event in August. Martha Monroy (wearing UA red), from the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, secured the funding for this program which focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles in Southwest Tucson.


UPH Board Accepts Recommendations of Independent Panel  
September 5, 2014

The University Physicians Healthcare (UPH) Board of Directors voted unanimously today to adopt the recommendations of the independent panel that met last month on the UPH termination of Rainer Gruessner, MD.


Dr. Elizabeth Calhoun Appointed Executive Director of the New Center for Population Science and Discovery at the Arizona Health Sciences Center  
September 5, 2014

Dr. Calhoun is a nationally recognized leader in minority health and health disparities research, with a special focus on breast cancer disparities.


UAMC to Discontinue Home Health Services in October  
September 4, 2014

University of Arizona Medical Center announced today it will discontinue its home health services in the next 30 days.


Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB, Named New MD-PhD Head at UA College of Medicine - Tucson  
September 4, 2014

Building on the University of Arizona tradition of research excellence and the commitment of Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD, and the Arizona Health Sciences Center senior leadership team to nurture and expand the pipeline of clinician-scientists, Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, will serve as the new MD-PhD program director at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.


Women’s Health Research Symposium: Sex and Gender Differences  
September 4, 2014

Presented by the Arizona Health Sciences Library, the event is a forum for the UA campus community to showcase research in women’s health and/or sex and gender differences and to expand cross-campus research collaborations.


UAMC Trauma Center Chosen for Clinical Study on New Drug that May Improve Function after Acute Spinal Cord Injury  
September 3, 2014

If effective, the new drug could provide a therapeutic option that would offer these patients a greater opportunity to live independently and lessen the impact of this life-altering trauma on them, their family and on society.


UA Steele Children’s Research Center Welcomes New Special Events and Development Coordinators  
September 2, 2014

Katie James, MPA, and Michelle MacDonald have joined the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center as coordinators, special events and development.


Tucson Fire Department and UA Department of Emergency Medicine Host Community-Wide Scavenger Hunt for Life-Saving Emergency Defibrillators Sept. 3-30  
September 2, 2014

The HeartMap Tucson Challenge enlists the public’s help to locate the life-saving devices in Tucson and Pima County. The individual or team that identifies the most AEDs wins a $5,000 grand prize.


UA’s Dr. Dan Derksen Appointed Director of The Community, Environment & Policy Division  
August 28, 2014

Dan Derksen, MD, professor and the Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair, has been named director of the community, environment and policy division at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.


Bear Down! Members of the UA Football Team to Visit Patients at Diamond Children’s  
August 27, 2014

Team members will meet in the lobby of Diamond Children’s (1501 N. Campbell Ave.) and then proceed to patient rooms on the fifth and sixth floors.


Changes in Medical Education the Focus of the Fall Donald K. Buffmire Lecture at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, Sept. 3  
August 26, 2014

Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine series sponsored by the Flinn Foundation


UA Professor Dr. Lynn Gerald Receives Lifetime Achievement Award  
August 25, 2014

The award is given to an individual who has provided outstanding service relevant to the behavioral or social aspects of the prevention or treatment of lung diseases, critical illness or sleep disorders.


‘The Art and Work of Dave Cantrell: 30 Years of Excellence’ at the Arizona Health Sciences Library through Oct. 29  
August 22, 2014

Exhibit of nearly 50 examples, including two- and three-dimensional illustrations, of Cantrell’s work as a scientific illustrator, animation specialist and designer with AHSC BioCommunications from 1984 until his death Dec. 17, 2013.


National Health Equity Expert Dr. Winston Wong to Speak at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Sept. 9  
August 22, 2014

Committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in health care, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will host a free Diversity Seminar Series on Sept. 9 featuring Winston Wong, MD, MS, director of disparities improvement and quality initiatives at Kaiser Permanente and a noted expert in population health management.


UA Arthritis Center Presents ‘Outcomes and Evidence on Joint Replacement Surgery,’ Sept. 3  
August 22, 2014

Free lecture, open to the public, by UA orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Michael Dohm, who will discuss current surgical and non-surgical treatments for joint disease, the history of joint replacement surgery and outcomes, and the importance of rehabilitation and nutrition.


¡Vida! Cancer Survivorship Program Honored by Arizona Rural Health Association  
August 21, 2014

Arizona Telemedicine Program broadcasts ¡Vida!, to sites across the state; the UA Cancer Center program was recognized for demonstrating “excellence in the provision of health services” to rural and other medically underserved people.


Dr. Rick Kittles Appointed Director of New Division of Population Genetics at the Arizona Health Sciences Center and UA Professor of Surgery and Public Health  
August 18, 2014

A national leader on cancer health disparities and the role of genes and environment in disease, with a particular interest in prostate cancer, Dr. Kittles is a pioneer in DNA testing to trace the ancestry of African Americans.


UA College of Public Health Welcomes Medical Scientist and Health Policy Researcher Dr. Michael Halpern  
August 18, 2014

Dr. Halpern has more than 20 years of experience in health services research and policy analysis, including evaluating patterns of medical care, quality of care, comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, access to care, and disparities.


Video: New UA Medical Class Shares `Wildcat Pride’ During Orientation and White Coat Ceremony  
August 15, 2014

A new video captures the enthusiasm of the 115 new medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson as they begin rigorous training to become much-needed physicians for our state and beyond.


UA’s Inaugural Class of Integrative Health Professionals Exceeds Expectations  
August 15, 2014

Graduates of Integrative Health and Lifestyle Program are trained ‘to be present and mindful’ in their care of patients and beyond


UA Department of Pediatrics and the University of Arizona Health Network Welcome Pediatric Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Mo Mortazavi  
August 14, 2014

A board-certified pediatric sports medicine physician, Dr. Mortazavi is developing the first dedicated pediatric sports medicine program in Tucson—scheduled to launch Aug. 19 at the UAHN Children’s Multi-Specialty Clinic at Wilmot.


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