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Mindfulness: An Evening With Jon Kabat-Zinn  
February 26, 2014

The hour-long lecture is free and open to the public with support from the James E. Dalen Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.


Sleep Disorders Center Accredited to Perform Sleep Studies  
February 26, 2014

The Center for Sleep Disorders at the University of Arizona Medical Center -- University Campus has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to perform out-of-center sleep testing.


‘Exercise and the Osteoporosis-Sarcopenia Duo: Promoting a Lifetime of Bone and Muscle Health,’ March 5  
February 26, 2014

Free lecture, open to the public, by Dr. Timothy G. Lohman, professor emeritus, UA Departments of Physiology and Nutritional Sciences; retired director, UA Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition; and principal investigator, BEST (Bone, Estrogen and Strength Training) Study.


Commitment to Equity Earns Dr. Anne L. Wright 2013 Vision Award  
February 25, 2014

Nominated for her long standing commitment to campus diversity and equity, Anne L. Wright, PhD, senior associate dean of faculty affairs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, was awarded the 2013 Vision Award.


Pediatric Researcher Dr. Sam Hawgood to Present ‘Pulmonary Surfactants: From Bubbles to Babies,’ in Tucson, March 11; in Phoenix, March 12  
February 23, 2014

Free presentations, open to the public, part of the Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine series sponsored by the Flinn Foundation.


UA Surgeon Treats Giant Aneurysm with Lifesaving Technique  
February 20, 2014

Using a new minimally invasive treatment called the Pipeline Embolization Device, now available at The University of Arizona Medical Center, Travis Dumont, MD, assistant professor and director of the Neurovascular Program at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, was able to successfully treat the giant aneurysm with less risk of stroke or brain damage.


UA Study Changes Several Beliefs About the Immune System in Aging Adults  
February 19, 2014

Results may help scientists understand which older adults may have impaired immune systems, allowing early intervention to improve protection against infectious diseases, which remain a prominent killer in those over age 65.


Pioneering Pathologist Dr. Anna R. Graham Retires  
February 18, 2014

One of the University of Arizona College of Medicine’s first women medical students, then one of the college’s most respected teachers, Dr. Graham also taught medical science to Tucson middle and high school students and rose to national leadership in the field of pathology.


Who Won't Take Their Medicine?  
February 18, 2014

UA associate professor of anthropology Susan J. Shaw and UA assistant professor of pharmacy Jeannie Lee have received $1.48 million from the National Institutes of Health to study factors that impact medication adherence among residents in Massachusetts, where state law mandated that nearly every resident receive a minimum level of health care insurance coverage.


Orthopaedic Surgeons at University of Arizona Medical Center Utilize Google Glass  
February 18, 2014

Surgeons Jordan Smith, MD, and Jason Wild, MD, of the University of Arizona Department of Orthopaedic Surgery were selected to be part of the Google Glass Explorer Program and have been using the technology on select patients since receiving them this past December.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Sorting Out Heart News You Can Really Use’  
February 17, 2014

Heart Health Lecture at Murphy-Wilmot Public Library


Paying Tribute to Compassionate Care, the UA College of Medicine - Tucson Commemorates Solidarity Day  
February 14, 2014

February 14 is National Solidarity Day and on this day, medical schools and health care institutions across North America and Canada stand in solidarity, undertaking projects to pay tribute to compassionate, patient-centered caregivers.


‘And There’s the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors’ at the Arizona Health Sciences Library, Feb. 17 through March 29  
February 13, 2014

Traveling banner exhibition by the National Library of Medicine explores the four humors—once thought to define peoples’ physical and mental health—and their influence in Shakespeare’s plays.


7-Year-Old Alejandrina Romero to Donate ‘Kindness Packages’ to Patients at Diamond Children’s on Valentine’s Day  
February 13, 2014

Seven-year-old Alejandrina Romero is dedicated to spreading kindness to others. In January she was given an award from the “Shyann Kindness Project” with a challenge to “pass kindness on.”


UA Anesthesiologists Share Expertise as Volunteers in Africa  
February 12, 2014

Heeding the call to volunteer and work two weeks of 24 hour on-call days at a remote hospital in Africa, two University of Arizona Department of Anesthesiology doctors return having taught classes to local health care providers, while also providing anesthesia for patients in need.


UA Event to Connect Students with Bioindustry Companies from Around State, Feb. 12  
February 11, 2014

Networking event to facilitate interaction of next-generation workforce with industry experts for internships, jobs and career advice


Medical Education Program at UA College of Medicine – Tucson to Support Students Accepting Applications through Feb.  
February 11, 2014

The Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway Program, known as P-MAP, is designed to help students who have experienced unique or greater-than-average challenges in preparing to become competitive medical school applicants. Upon successful completion of the year-long P-MAP program, students will be admitted to the UA College of Medicine - Tucson


Amye Leong to Speak About ‘Getting a Grip on Arthritis,’ Feb. 13  
February 7, 2014

The president and CEO of Healthy Motivation and director of strategic relations for The Bone and Joint Decade, The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, is keynote speaker at the Annual Eva M. Holtby Arthritis Conversations and Lunch, sponsored by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center Friends and open to the public.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Dean Steve Goldschmid Accepts New Executive Clinical Practice Role with AHSC and UA Health Network  
February 7, 2014

Steve Goldschmid, MD, who has served as dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson since July 2009, has been appointed associate vice president for clinical affairs at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.


4th Annual National Solidarity Day  
February 6, 2014

On February 14, across North America and Canada, medical schools and other health care institutions including the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, stand in solidarity and undertake projects to pay tribute to all compassionate, patient-centered caregivers.


Spine Surgery from the Side: Minimally Invasive Procedure at UA Medical Center Frees Arizona City Woman from Pain  
February 3, 2014

One of the most recent advances in minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion is the ability to perform fusion surgery through the patient's side. Dr. Ali Baaj, one of a few surgeons who perform this procedure, said these less invasive techniques are the future of spine care.


Wayfinders Make Path Easy for Patients, Visitors at UAMC – University Campus  
February 3, 2014

Wayfinder program’s aim is to help improve visitors’ and patients’ overall experience at UAMC by making it easier for them to get where they’re going. It will expand later to UAMC - South Campus.


UA Hosts First Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) Course in the Southwest, March 7-9  
January 31, 2014

Dr. Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, creator of CBCT, will lead the course, which is open to the public and health-care professionals.


Nancy Koff, PhD Retires Leaving Health Care Legacy and Medical School Endowment  
January 31, 2014

Nancy Koff, Ph.D., retires leaving the COM – Tucson with the lasting legacy in the Nancy Alexander Koff Award to Recognize Humanism in Medicine endowment.


UA Attracts Top International Trauma Fellows Whose Research Helps Set the Standard of Care  
January 30, 2014

The fellowship – one of a handful of its kind in the United States – has drawn 10 international scholars since June 2011.


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