University of Arizona Cancer Center – Phoenix ‘Topped Off’  
May 6, 2014

A construction milestone has been reached at the new University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s outpatient facility in downtown Phoenix as the final beam was set atop the building.

Noted Breast Cancer Surgeon, Researcher Dr. Leigh A. Neumayer, Appointed First Female Head of UA Department of Surgery  
May 6, 2014

Dr. Neumayer, a renowned expert in breast cancer, women’s health and surgical education, will be the UA’s first female head of surgery and one of only six women surgery department heads in the nation.

Spring Season Blooms Allergies: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month  
May 5, 2014

Research clinicians at the University of Arizona Medical Center offer relief during the spring allergy season.

UA Men’s Basketball Team Members to Visit Patients at Diamond Children’s  
May 5, 2014

Four members from the University of Arizona men’s basketball team are scheduled to visit patients at Diamond Children’s on Monday, May 5, 4 p.m., and distribute jars filled with toys and other goodies assembled by volunteers of SHINE ON Tucson

UA Combating Health Disparities to Build Healthier Communities  
April 29, 2014

In honor of National Minority Health Month, the UA recognizes those individuals and programs actively working to address health disparities and other inequities in care.

5th Annual ‘Travels in Medicine: Exploring the Global Health Community’ Photography Exhibit through May 10  
April 28, 2014

Free and open to the public, the exhibit at the Arizona Health Sciences Library provides a glimpse of health care beyond our borders

UA Steele Center to Study Preventing Deadly Intestinal Disease in Premature Babies  
April 28, 2014

The study will expand Dr. Melissa Halpern’s previous research findings that identified changes in intestinal bile acid levels in neonatal rats that develop NEC, compared with those that did not develop the disease.

‘Superheroes Fighting Grime!’ at Diamond Children’s  
April 28, 2014

Superman, Batman and Spiderman made a special visit to Diamond Children's on Tuesday, April 29, to clean windows and visit with patients! Thanks to Skyline Window Cleaning and Mirrored Reflections for contacting the superheroes for this event.

‘Oh My Aching Joints: Exploring the Latest Treatments for Joint Pain,’ May 7  
April 24, 2014

Free lecture, open to the public, by Dr. Jeffrey R. Lisse, in conjunction with Arthritis Awareness Month

White House Names UA’s Howard J. Eng `Champion of Change’  
April 23, 2014

On Thursday, April 24, the White House and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will honor Howard J. Eng and 10 other advocates and community leaders for their work to educate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders about the Affordable Care Act

Staff Excellence Honored at AHSC  
April 18, 2014

Classified staff and appointed personnel at the Arizona Health Sciences Center’s Colleges of Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy and Public Health were recognized for their outstanding contributions to excellence.

Summer Camp for Kids Focuses on Health & Wellness  
April 17, 2014

The Healthy 2B Me Summer Camp is designed to teach kids at an early age the importance of proper nutrition and physical activity while having fun at the same time. The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will offer three sessions: June 9-13; June 23-27; and July 14

UAMC Study: Do Wearable Sensors Predict and Prevent Patient Falls?  
April 17, 2014

Researchers at the University of Arizona Medical Center are studying whether small, wearable sensors that measure a patient’s activity, heart rate, wakefulness and other biometrics can predict and prevent falls, one of the leading causes of injury to hospitalized patients.

UA Sarver Heart Center Expert Offers Insights into New Uses of a Surgical Adhesive in New England Journal of Medicine Review  
April 17, 2014

Dr. Slepian and Danny Bluestein, PhD, professor of bioengineering at Stony Brook University in New York, co-authored a review article in the New England Journal of Medicine (April 17, 2014), citing the benefits of hydrophobic light-activated adhesive (HLAA), a fluid, blood-resistant tissue glue that can be applied as a liquid before a procedure is performed and activated on demand to adhere, cure and bond.

Telemedicine’s Benefits in Arizona Demonstrated at Sold-Out Training Event  
April 16, 2014

Arizona Telemedicine Program’s inaugural Northern Arizona telemedicine training conference showcased Arizona programs applying the technology to improve patient health.

Rock Band ‘Foster the People to Sing and Visit Patients at Diamond Children’s  
April 16, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 3:30- 4:30 p.m. at Diamond Children’s (D4, D5, D6), 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

Dr. Terry Badger Becomes First UA Nursing Professor to Receive Anna M. Shannon Mentorship Award  
April 15, 2014

Western Institute of Nursing honor recognizes an outstanding mentor who demonstrates unselfish efforts to support and promote the professional growth of other nurses in the West.

Pulmonary Researcher Dr. Louise Hecker Joins UA College of Medicine – Tucson  
April 14, 2014

Dr. Hecker will be a key contributor in UA efforts to fully develop novel programs in respiratory medicine, lung biology and drug discovery.

Two UA Nursing Professors Inducted into Prestigious Western Academy of Nurses  
April 14, 2014

Drs. Marylyn McEwen and Kate Sheppard honored by the Western Institute of Nursing for demonstrated excellence in nursing research, practice and education.

TOPCAT Trial Tests Possible Treatment for Patients with Heart Failure and Preserved Heart Pump Function  
April 9, 2014

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and chief of the Division of Cardiology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson serves on the TOPCAT executive committee.

Kids of Steele Team Up Event with UA Coach Rodriguez  
April 9, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 5 – 6 p.m. at Arizona Football Stadium (northeast corner, Gate 2)

Heart Attack Patient Defies Odds with Tailored Surgical Treatment at UA Medical Center  
April 7, 2014

The tailored surgical treatment that gave Barnes a chance at recovery included complicated re-operative off-pump (beating heart) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), which was followed by stenting to help blood flow in an artery that was too diseased for bypass.

Rita Ellsworth Appointed Director of BioCommunications at Arizona Health Sciences Center  
April 4, 2014

Rita Ellsworth, MS, who has more than 28 years of experience in web development, graphic services, “new-media” development and other communication services, has been appointed director of the Division of BioCommunications at the Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC).