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Baby Boomers Greatest at-Risk Group of the Silent Killer Infection, Hepatitis C; New Clinic at UAMC Offers Free Screenings  
July 14, 2014

Each year, more than 2 million people in this nation are infected with the hepatitis C virus. The group with the greatest number of infected individuals is the baby boomer generation, and now, thanks to a free hepatitis C screening clinic at the University of Arizona Health Network, those who unknowingly carry the silent killer virus, can be screened free of charge.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Earns Accreditation Through 2022  
July 14, 2014

In addition to awarding the college accreditation for a full eight-year cycle, the accreditation authority for MD programs in the U.S. and Canada determined that the college has a number of institutional strengths, including mentorship, counseling, community service and service learning opportunities that are distinctive and worthy of emulation.


More than 100 UAHN Physicians among 'Best Doctors in America'  
July 14, 2014

More than 100 Tucson physicians with the University of Arizona Health Network are ranked among the 2014 Best Doctors in America and are featured in Tucson Lifestyle magazine’s July issue on Best Doctors in Tucson.


UA Discovery Shows Curcumin Blocks the Metastasis of Colon Cancer by a Novel Mechanism  
July 10, 2014

UA researchers discover one of the mechanisms by which curcumin can prevent cancer cell metastasis in colon cancer.


20th Annual Fathers of the Year Awards Dinner and Gala Raises $205,000 for the UA Steele Children’s Research Center  
July 9, 2014

Event celebrates six outstanding Tucson fathers while raising funds to support type 1 diabetes research, clinical programs, faculty recruitment and endowment at the UA Steele Center.


UA Department of Pediatrics and the University of Arizona Health Network Welcome New Faculty to the Division of Critical Care  
July 7, 2014

The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and the University of Arizona Health Network welcome new faculty member Brittany Shutes, MD, assistant professor to the Division of Critical Care.


AHSC & College of Medicine-Tucson Research Administration Offices Combine to Better Support Faculty Research  
July 4, 2014

In response to the recommendations of the AHSC advisory councils to bolster support for faculty research efforts, the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Research Office has combined with the new AHSC Research Administration Office.


CDC Awards $4 Million to Arizona Prevention Research Center  
July 1, 2014

The award will fund public health prevention research at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health with a focus on reducing health disparities among Latinos living in Southern Arizona.


UA Cardiology Fellows Class of 2014 Prepare for Next Phase of Careers  
June 30, 2014

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center celebrated the graduation of five fellows from the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program and two from the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program this June.


The University of Arizona Health Network and Banner Health Launch Effort to Create State-Wide Organization to Transform, Advance Health Care in Arizona  
June 26, 2014

Agreement to result in enhanced, long-term collaboration between Arizona-based Banner and The University of Arizona


Jeff Burgess Appointed Associate Dean for Research  
June 24, 2014

Jeff Burgess, MD, MS, MPH, professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been appointed Associate Dean for Research.


A Boost for Precision Health: UA Genetics Core Accredited for Health Care Services  
June 24, 2014

The UA's gene sequencing facility, which specializes in deciphering massive amounts of genetic code in a very short time, has obtained accreditation to expand its services to health care in addition to research.


Arizona Elks Pediatric Clinic Receives ‘Daniel T. Cloud Outstanding Teen Practice Immunization Award’  
June 19, 2014

This is the second recognition in 12 months that the Arizona Elks Pediatric Clinic at the University of Arizona Medical Center has received for their excellent immunization rates.


Orphaned Ugandan Boy Undergoes Surgery at UAMC to Correct Severely Deformed Spine  
June 18, 2014

University of Arizona and Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgeons teamed up to perform the corrective procedure.


UA Doctor of Nursing Practice Alumna Builds Nursing Capacity in Sierra Leone  
June 17, 2014

Dr. Heidi McGuigan, medical officer at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, Liberia, provides health care to U.S. diplomats and their families and teaches the first-ever critical care course for local nurses.


Dr. Pradeep V. Kadambi Joins Division of Nephrology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson  
June 12, 2014

Also appointed medical director of solid organ transplantation at the University of Arizona Medical Center.


Beads of Courage ‘Celebration of Courage’ Event at Diamond Children’s  
June 12, 2014

Clowns from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will attend the event and provide fun and entertainment for patients and their siblings as well.


Former UA Softball National Champion Becomes Wildcat Student Nurse  
June 10, 2014

Autumn Champion, who has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, returns to the UA to earn her Master of Science, Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) degree.


UAMC Surgery Team Removes 47-pound Tumor in Tucson Woman in High-Risk Procedure  
June 9, 2014

In a complex, 10-hour operation, surgeons at The University of Arizona Medical Center successfully removed a 47.5-pound tumor from a Tucson woman.


Life-Size 3D-Prints by UA Surgeon Dr. Nicholas Giovinco Blur the Line Between Art and Science in ‘Design for Social Impact’ at the Museum of Design Atlanta  
June 9, 2014

Dr. Giovinco’ s work using CT scans to create life-size 3D-printed templates of complex foot and ankle deformities helps doctors prepare for surgery and leads to better patient outcomes and care.


‘Camp Scrubs’ Gives Middle-Schoolers Insights on Clinical Careers  
June 9, 2014

Twenty Middle-Schoolers to Gain Clinical Insights and More at UAMC’s 11th Annual Camp Scrubs, June 9-13


Regents Approve New UA Downtown Phoenix Project  
June 6, 2014

Construction of Biosciences Partnership Building Set to Begin


Nationally Noted Physician-Scientist, Health Administrator Dr. Andrew S. Kraft Named Director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center  
June 6, 2014

Dr. Kraft is scheduled to begin his new leadership role in September. He replaces Anne E. Cress, PhD, who has served as interim director of the UA Cancer Center since July 2013.


Regents Approve New UA Downtown Phoenix Project  (PhoenixMed)
June 6, 2014

The Arizona Board of Regents approved plans to construct a 10-story, 245,000-square-foot research building...


Nursing is a Family Affair for Sisters Pursuing Their Doctor of Nursing Practice Degrees through UA  
June 2, 2014

Inspired by their mother to become nurses, a former oncology nurse and current administrator, Jill and Kim Krmpotic live together, study together and work at the same hospital.


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