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Arizona Telemedicine Program Names Nancy Rowe Associate Director for Outreach  
January 30, 2014

Rowe will expand the ATP’s partnerships with hospitals and health-care providers in Northern Arizona.


New Health Innovations Grand Rounds Features UAHN President and CEO  
January 24, 2014

The first in a planned series of multidisciplinary grand rounds events on New Health Innovations will take place on Thursday, February 6 at DuVal Auditorium and is targeted for physicians, professors, fellows, residents, students and staff at the Arizona Health Sciences Center and others interested in health innovation.


The Click Family Foundation Commits Funding to Support Lifesaving Training and Research  
January 24, 2014

Thanks to a donation from the Click Family Foundation for the purchase of a new resuscitation mannequin and skillreporter, life-saving training capabilities will be enhanced and research monitoring the effectiveness of chest-compression-only CPR training by the general public will be conducted.


Dr. Mindy Fain, Leader in Advancing Health Care for Older Adults, Honored with Anne and Alden Hart Endowed Chair in Medicine  
January 22, 2014

University of Arizona Center on Aging Co-Director's many responsibilities with the UA College of Medicine attest to her achievements.


UA College of Nursing Awarded Federal Grant to Increase Number of Qualified Nursing Faculty  
January 21, 2014

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program encourages graduate nursing students to become faculty by providing low-interest loans to support their education and partial loan cancellation in exchange for faculty service.


A Legacy of Giving: Arizona Elks Major Projects Donates $125,000 to the UA Steele Children’s Research Center  
January 16, 2014

This donation is part of the Elks’ commitment to raise $2.5 million for the UA Steele Center over the next 10 years.


UAMC - University Campus Receives Highest Nursing Credential with Magnet® Recognition for the Third Time  
January 16, 2014

UAMC – University Campus was the first hospital in Arizona to earn prestigious Magnet recognition in 2003, and is the only Arizona hospital to win the so-called “Nobel Prize for nursing” three times.


Public Lectures by UA Neurologists Begin in February  
January 15, 2014

The University of Arizona Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, and Pima Council on Aging continue their partnership with a second annual Brain Matters in Neurology monthly lecture series that runs Feb. 12 through April 9 at Tucson’s Jewish Community Center. The lectures are free and open to the public.


Still Time to Register for the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 2014 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 25  
January 14, 2014

The day of inspiration, empowerment and fun features keynote speaker Dr. Richard Carmona, who will discuss “Obesity: From Arthritis to Zoonoses, the Most Potent Accelerator of Chronic Disease,” and a lunch roundtable, “Living Successfully With Arthritis,” with University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Assistant Research Director Perry Skeath, UA Arthritis Center Director Dr. C. Kent Kwoh and retired UA Clinical Lecturer (rheumatology and geriatric) Gail Kershner Riggs.


UA to Host Second Annual Conference on Promoting Successful Aging and Brain Health, Feb. 21  
January 14, 2014

Focusing on reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s disease,” the public conference will feature world-renowned speakers and new and practical information for optimal brain health as we age.


UA Hosts International Plant Breeding Institute  
January 14, 2014

Annual week-long conference focused on state-of-the-art instruction and training in modern plant breeding tools and technologies


Emad Elquza, MD, named medical director at UACC - North Campus  
January 13, 2014

Emad Elquza, MD has been named medical director at the UACC - North Campus. He was selected by leaders of the UA Health Network and the UA College of Medicine to serve as the medical director for the cancer clinics.


UA Heart Surgeon Saves Patient a Second Time 13 Years Later  
January 13, 2014

For Whitney Chase, the second time’s a charm. Second heart procedure should be her last and offers hope for a second child.


UA Emergency Medicine Doc Rescued “Lone Survivor”  
January 10, 2014

The rescue team that recovered, Marcus Luttrell, the real life "Lone Survivor" was led by Dr. Joshua Appel, a 2005 UA College of Medicine - Tucson graduate, who was aided by another UA College of Medicine - Tucson graduate, Chris Piercecchi, MD, class of 2012.


Completed Renovations, New 3T MRI to Expand Funding Opportunities at UA Biomedical Research Lab  
January 10, 2014

The acquisition of the MRI unit, a Siemens 3T Skyra scanner, was made possible through a collaborative effort between the UA Office of Vice President for Research, UA College of Medicine, UA Department of Medical Imaging (formerly Radiology) and the University of Arizona Health Network.


COM Experts: Prefer Dry Heat to Artic Chill? Genetics Might be the Reason  
January 9, 2014

UA College of Medicine experts weigh in on how our genes affect our ability to deal with extreme weather – hot or cold.


After Losing 180 Pounds, Tucson Man Believes Bariatric Surgery  
January 9, 2014

For people battling obesity, the New Year can be a time of renewed commitment and fresh starts. And for those who in the past have tried diet and exercise regimens without success, bariatric surgery might be the answer to a longer, healthier life.


UA Nursing Professor Leslie Ritter Inducted as a Fellow of the American Heart Association  
January 9, 2014

Dr. Ritter investigates ways to decrease inflammatory damage to the brain after stroke, especially in people with conditions that may worsen inflammation, such as diabetes.


Cancer Risk Lower in Women Adhering to Cancer Prevention Guidelines  
January 8, 2014

Postmenopausal women whose behaviors were consistent with the Nutrition and Physical Activity Cancer Prevention Guidelines put forth by the American Cancer Society had lower risk for cancer incidence, and cancer-related and cancer-unrelated death, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research


UA College of Nursing Associate Dean and Professor Sally J. Reel Named University Distinguished Outreach Professor  
January 8, 2014

Dr. Reel recognized for demonstrating scholarship-based outreach through programs to enhance nursing education, address faculty and practitioner shortages, and improve access to quality health care.


UA Approved for Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute  
January 7, 2014

The study of sleep apnea is one of 82 proposals approved for PCORI funding to advance the field of patient-centered comparative effectiveness research and provide patients with information that will help them make better-informed decisions about their care.


UA Medical Center’s Dr. Andreas Theodorou Elected Chair-Elect of ‘AAMC Chief Medical Officer Group’s’ Steering Committee  
January 7, 2014

Andreas Theodorou, MD, chief medical officer for The University of Arizona Medical Center, was elected chair-elect of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Chief Medical Officer Group’s (CMOG) Steering Committee.


No Muss, No Fuss with Child-Friendly Movie Monitors at UAMC - Diamond Children’s  
January 6, 2014

New movie monitors recently installed at UAMC will allow the children to watch their favorite videos without having to wear bulky goggles or deal with a grainy, wavy or lagging picture due to magnetic interference from the MRI itself.


UA Study’s Findings Key to Understanding Immunity as We Age  
January 6, 2014

Research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and University of Arizona Center on Aging published in The Journal of Immunology


UA Receives $1.3 Million in Funding for Mining Safety Research  
January 6, 2014

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources will lead new research projects to help improve mining safety and health.


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