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Dr. Sally Reel Appointed Associate VP of Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Collaboration and Community Engagement  
March 25, 2014

Sally Reel, PhD, RN, FNP, BC, FAAN, FAANP, associate dean for academic practice, university distinguished outreach professor and clinical professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, has been appointed associate vice president for health sciences interprofessional education, collaboration and community engagement.


Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos Appointed Associate Vice President for Precision Health Sciences at the Arizona Health Sciences Center  
March 25, 2014

Dr. Ramos is responsible for developing precision-health strategies and approaches to health outcomes and health-care delivery, and will lead development of personal diagnostics and therapeutics.


‘Magic Carpet Ride’ Gala Raises $125,000 for UA Steele Children’s Research Center and Diamond Children’s  
March 25, 2014

Funds raised from the gala will support autoimmune disorders research at the UA Steele Center and clinical programs at Diamond Children’s.


UA Med Students in Phoenix Learn Next Destination at Match Day  
March 24, 2014

Class of 37 from Downtown Phoenix Campus Will Be Fourth to Graduate


MATCH DAY 2014: NATIONAL RESIDENCY MATCHING PROGRAM  
March 20, 2014

For the University of Arizona College of Medicine Class of 2014


Medical Decision Making and You  
March 20, 2014

Best-selling author Jerome Groopman, MD, and noted endocrinologist Pamela Hartzband, MD, will share their insight and provide an entirely new attitude and set of tools for making medical decisions at a free lecture April 1.


UA College of Medicine - Tucson Welcomes New Assistant Dean for Student Affairs  
March 19, 2014

Violet Siwik, MD, has been named the new assistant dean for Student Affairs at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson.


To Honor Stephen: ‘Kick Cancer for Stephen’ Foundation Donates Sony PlayStations and Snacks to Diamond Children’s  
March 18, 2014

The Kick Cancer for Stephen Foundation was created in memory of Stephen Placencia, who died on Jan. 14, 2008, at the young age of 17 from fibrolamellar hepatocellualar carcinoma—a rare form of liver cancer.


Cancer Biology graduate program, Parkinson’s research to benefit from estate gift to the University of Arizona  
March 18, 2014

The Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center will benefit from a planned estate gift from Tim and Diane Bowden, whose multi-million dollar gift also will support Parkinson’s disease research being conducted by Scott J. Sherman, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Neurology in the UA College of Medicine.


MATCH DAY 2014 - National Residency Matching Program  
March 17, 2014

For the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Classes of 2014 (FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 10 A.M.)


‘Battles of the Bad Back,’ April 2  
March 17, 2014

Free lecture, open to the public, by physical therapist Randy Raugh, PT, DPT, author of “Prime for Life: Functional Fitness for Ageless Living.”


Arizona Telemedicine Program Expands Award-Winning Telemedicine Training Programs to Flagstaff  
March 17, 2014

Pioneering training conference on April 1 will showcase Arizona telehealth successes and innovations, featuring nationally recognized programs.


UA Researchers Awarded Collaborative Flinn Foundation Grant to Unravel Lung Virome  
March 13, 2014

Research team to study role of CMV persistence in the lung and its effect on the pulmonary virome, as well as translate findings to treatments.


Study Led by UA’s Dr. C. Kent Kwoh Finds Glucosamine Fails to Prevent Deterioration of Knee Cartilage, Decrease Pain  
March 12, 2014

The findings, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, indicate that glucosamine does not decrease pain or improve knee bone marrow lesions—thought to be a source of pain in those with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, affecting 27 million Americans over age 25.


University of Arizona Leads Asthma Study with Tucson Unified School District and American Lung Association  
March 11, 2014

Program will be implemented in 16 TUSD elementary schools beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.


UA College of Pharmacy Faculty Members Awarded $1.7 Million to Investigate Exposure to Arsenic  
March 10, 2014

Donna Zhang, PhD, is the principal investigator, and Eli Chapman, PhD, is the corresponding principal investigator.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘How Clinical Research has Revolutionized Care of Women and Men with Cardiovascular Disorders’  
March 10, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley


Check, Call, Compress! Teaching the Community Lifesaving CPR  
March 10, 2014

Building on the momentum gained thanks to a donation from the Click Family Foundation, the life-saving training of chest-compression-only CPR is being researched and conducted throughout the Tucson community, including area high schools, at the Tucson Festival of Books and with the employees of the Jim Click Automotive team.


UA Study of HIV-Related Lung Diseases to Help Understanding of Pulmonary Immunity and Vaccine Responses  
March 10, 2014

Dr. Kenneth S. Knox and his UA College of Medicine – Tucson research team aim to understand the causes of HIV-associated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary hypertension and immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS), funded by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.


People on the Move at the University of Arizona Health Network  
March 5, 2014

Sarah Frost has been named chief operating officer of the Hospital Division of the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN). Michelle Ziemba, RN, has been appointed associate vice president for Perioperative and Emergency Services.


Dr. Scott Lick to Join UA Department of Surgery in April as Director of Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery  
March 5, 2014

Scott D. Lick, MD, has been appointed professor of surgery and director of Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery and The University of Arizona Medical Center starting April 1.


UA’s Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books a Celebration of STEM Learning and Literacy  
March 4, 2014

The University of Arizona open the doors to our science-rich campus as part of the nationally-recognized Tucson Festival of Books, March 15 and 16th, 9:30am – 5:30pm, free admission and parking.


Leading nutrition conference to assemble world experts in Texas in May  
February 27, 2014

11th year of the conference reaches out to health care providers in Lone Star State


UA Steele Center Discovery Leads to New Understanding of Proteins’ Role in IBD-related Bone Mineral Density Loss  
February 27, 2014

Researchers at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that two proteins play a key role in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)-related inflammation and subsequent bone mineral loss. Results of this study point to the possibility that the klotho protein could one day be used as supplemental therapy to treat IBD patients with osteopenia and osteoporosis.


Health Sciences Education Building Collects Numerous Awards  (PhoenixMed)
February 27, 2014

The new anchor of the University of Arizona’s campus in downtown Phoenix has already...


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