Jun 4, 2018

UA College of Nursing Receives $2.5M Grant to Improve Interventions for Cancer Survivors  

The four-year National Cancer Institute grant will enable Terry A. Badger, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, to study whether psychosocial interventions will help ethnically diverse survivors improve their symptoms.

Cervical Cancer May Be Driven by Imbalance in Vaginal Bacteria, UA Research Finds  (PhoenixMed)

Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz, PhD, has Found a Direct Relationship between “Good” Bacteria and Cervical Health and “Bad” Bacteria and Increased Cancer Risk.

Jun 1, 2018

Working to Ensure Diversity in Health Care, UA Health Sciences’ Summer Programs Begin June 4  

The mentorship-based, highly competitive programs work to recruit and ultimately graduate a more diverse student body dedicated to serving Arizona and the nation’s most at-risk and underserved populations.

UA Study Finds Link Between Sleep Loss, Nighttime Snacking, Junk Food Cravings and Obesity  

The study found poor sleep quality was associated with nighttime snacking and a high likelihood of craving junk food. The study also found that junk food cravings were associated with increased risk of obesity, diabetes and other health problems.

Database Created by UA Fellow Improves Veterans' Access to Health Care  (PhoenixMed)

Clinical Informatics fellow Dr. Christopher Hollweg created a database of information to better address veterans' medical needs.

May 31, 2018

UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft Receives Distinguished Achievement Award from American Thoracic Society  

The award—one of ATS’ most important—is one of several honors Dr. Kraft has received in the past year. A physician-scientist renowned for her work on asthma, she served as president of the ATS in 2012-13.

UA Research Shines in International Ranking  

University faculty's research output and influence earn high marks in the latest Center for World University Rankings.

Medical Scribe Program Receives $500k Grant  (PhoenixMed)

The Primary Care Medical Scribe Program seeks to improve opportunities in health care and mentorship through medical scribes. 

May 30, 2018

Celina Sanchez is First UA Project SEARCH Intern to Receive Banner – UMC Tucson’s ‘Be Bold, Be Kind, Be Awesome’ Award  

Sanchez was given the award for exceptional performance with Project SEARCH at Banner – University Medical Center; the program provides young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities quality unpaid internships for hands-on training and career development.

May 29, 2018

UA Receives $1.7M Grant to Increase Number of Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in Rural and Border Areas  

Grant provides University of Arizona College of Nursing students opportunity to focus on interprofessional collaborative care at medically underserved sites.

Q and A with Renowned Cancer Surgeon  (PhoenixMed)

Renowned oncologist Sir Murray Brennan, MD, presents ‘Evolution of Cancer Care’ at General Surgery Grand Rounds.

May 25, 2018

Students Travel to Dominican Republic to Treat Underserved  (PhoenixMed)

Medical students departed the U.S. on May 27 to travel to the Dominican Republic, where they provided care to the underserved.

May 24, 2018

All of Us Research Program Begins National Enrollment Effort; Nine Banner Sites in Arizona Enrolling Volunteers  

Events are planned across the nation to engage diverse communities in the national recruitment effort. In Arizona, Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Sciences have been enrolling volunteers into the program as a National Institutes of Health pilot site since 2017.

Residents and Fellows Present at Annual High Value Care Competition  (PhoenixMed)

Four High Value Care semi-finalists presented at the Fifth Annual House Staff Quality and Safety Day, discussing their inventive, cost-effective and research-backed projects that will improve health care.

More than 130 residents and fellows from the University of Arizona College of...

May 23, 2018

UA Cancer Center’s Dr. Tim Bowden Fondly Remembered As Gifted Scientist, Teacher and Mentor  

University of Arizona physicians and researchers remember Dr. Bowden as a “friend, mentor, passionate scientist and remarkable human being.”

UA Family Medicine Podcast Wins Innovative Program Award  (PhoenixMed)

The American Family Physician Podcast, produced by family medicine residents at the college, recently won an innovation award.

Commencement Profile: Amy Picone  (PhoenixMed)

Amy Picone, Class of 2018 alumna, will soon join the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix's Family Medicine Residency.

May 22, 2018

UA `Active Shooter Drill’ to Test and Train Emergency Responders, May 23  

Emergency medicine resident-physicians at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and other first responders will participate in a mass-shooting exercise to prepare for real disasters.

Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship  (PhoenixMed)

Second-year student Kathleen Hanlon awarded a prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research fellowship.

May 21, 2018

Pharmacology Researchers Seek Solutions to Opioid Epidemic  

The UA's focus has been on helping people with chronic pain without using narcotics or other addictive drugs.

USA Today  (PhoenixMed)

Can I do anything to ensure my newborn doesn't develop allergies? Chris Couch, MD, shares his expertise. 

May 19, 2018

UA Surgeons Developing New Tool to Detect Urine Blockage  

Surgeons at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson are developing a tool that may make detecting urine blockage simpler for patients.

May 17, 2018

UA Health Sciences and UA Researchers Awarded ABRC Grants Totaling Nearly $6M for Health Research  

The three-year Arizona Biomedical Research Commission Awards will fund research relating to neuropathic and cancer pain, migraines, opioids, antibiotics, antivirals, sinusitis, obesity, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, pulmonary disease and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.

May 16, 2018

College Hosts 22nd Academic Excellence Day  (PhoenixMed)

Residents, fellows and physicians present research their findings at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.

Physician Analyzes Life Expectancy Inequality  (PhoenixMed)

As health disparities widen for life expectancy, Murtaza Akhter, MD, studies research showing links in racial inequality.