Thanks to $1.72M Federal Grant: UA Researchers Using Green Light for HIV-Related Pain as Astonishing Therapy Moves to Next Phase of Study
October 17, 2018
Green light therapy results in decreased chronic pain without side effects and has the promise of easy clinical application due to its low cost, efficacy and availability. This new project addresses the critical need for effective non-pharmacological treatments for HIV-related neuropathy and the hypersensitivity associated with antiretroviral therapy.

Moles, melanoma and Dr. Clara Curiel-Lewandrowksi, of the UA Skin Cancer Institute
Journal of American Medical Association Article Focuses on Melanoma with UA Input
October 15, 2018

An article that University of Arizona Dermatology’s Dr. Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski co-authored was published Oct. 10 by JAMA Dermatology. Written by members of the Melanoma Prevention Working Group’s Pigmented Lesion Subcommittee, which is affiliated with the U.S. Cooperative Oncology Groups and National Cancer Institute, it notes people with more than one atypical mole that requires excising are at higher risk of melanoma at a separate site…

UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 9th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 3
October 15, 2018
Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona.

UA-Banner Health All of Us Research Program Reaches Enrollment Milestone
October 12, 2018
Joining the national research effort, 15,000 Arizonans have enrolled as All of Us Research Program participants, supported by local partners Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Sciences.

Student-Run Medical Clinic Open House to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the CUP Program
October 11, 2018

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) program will celebrate its 40th anniversary; through the program, UA medical students provide free medical care and education to the Tucson community and Southern Arizona.

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Another Milestone for UA/Banner Tucson Structural Heart Team—First-Ever Bicuspid TAVR-TEE Procedure with No Contrast
October 10, 2018

The University of Arizona Structural Heart Disease Program team in the Division of Cardiology at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson reached another milestone this week in completing the first ever transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure on a patient with a bicuspid aortic valve utilizing only transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to guide them…

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Join Doximity Today to Have Your Say on Next U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Survey
October 9, 2018

Are you a physician interested in weighing in on the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Survey? Sign up for Doximity and join the voices of over 70 percent of U.S. doctors and 45 percent of nurse practitioners and physician assistants! See key dates for the 2019 Physician Survey. On Nov. 15, eligible specialists will be sorted into two groups. Both will be surveyed in early 2019….

Tucson High Schoolers to Explore Careers in Medicine Oct. 17
October 9, 2018
Local high school students will attend “A Pathway to Success,” an interactive health-care career fair spearheaded by residents at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

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New UA/Banner Health Valley Fever Clinical Guidance Designed to Avert Diagnoses Delays
October 8, 2018

Banner Health has launched new clinical practice protocols developed with input from the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence to help primary care physicians more quickly diagnose and treat patients with Valley fever infections. To that same end, it is making those protocols available to all community physicians in hopes of heading off diagnoses delays that can severely impact patient health, compromise antimicrobial stewardship goals and the cost of treatment…

New UA Researchers to Showcase Medical Innovations and Inventions, Oct. 16
October 8, 2018
Faculty members at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will give brief snapshots of their research at the Innovations and Inventions research fair on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

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UA Valley Fever Center, ADHS, Tucson’s Pueblo High Host Youth Awareness Poster Contest
October 5, 2018

The Arizona Department of Health Services has partnered with the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence and Tucson’s Pueblo Magnet High School to run an awareness poster contest regarding this fungal disease. The statewide contest started Oct. 1 and will end in the middle of Valley Fever Awareness Week, which this year runs from Nov. 10 to Nov. 18. Winners will be announced and prizes sent out soon after the competition ends on Nov. 14...

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Healthy Dose Blog Takes Aim at Valley Fever for Fungal Disease Awareness Week
October 4, 2018

In desert soils of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah a disease lives right under foot, and researchers at University of Arizona are trying to find ways to fight it! This UA Health Sciences blogpost by Drs. Valerie Schaibley and Ken Ramos, of the UAHS Center for Applied Genetics & Genomic Medicine, focuses on Valley fever—a fungal respiratory illness whose effects can be mild in some and crippling—even deadly—in others. Why? That’s what researchers like Dr. John Galgiani and others are working to learn…

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Facebook Status: Sick. How People Use the Internet to Cope with Illness
October 3, 2018

In a new book—"Coping with Illness Digitally" (MIT Press), UA communication professor Stephen Rains explores how people diagnosed with serious illnesses turn to social media, online health forums and other digital resources for help coping….

Sarver Heart Center with Drs. Tushary Acharya, Olivia Hung and Nader Makki
UA Division of Cardiology, Sarver Heart Center, Banner – UMC Welcome Three New Faculty Members
October 2, 2018

Three new cardiologists began work recently at the University of Arizona Division of Cardiology, UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medicine in Tucson, Drs. Nader Makki, Tushar Acharya and Olivia Hung. "With these cardiologists, we continue rapid growth in cardiovascular medicine at the UA and Banner – UMC Tucson and enhance our ability to provide highly personalized care to patients,” said Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer, cardiology chief and center director…

John Ehiri, PhD, to Lead Data Tracking and Evaluation Core for NIH All of Us Research Program at UA-Banner
October 2, 2018
John Ehiri, PhD, MPH, MSc, professor of public health and chair of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, brings extensive global health experience in program evaluation of previous and ongoing funded projects.

Banner – University Medicine Welcomes PCPs, Specialists to Green Valley
October 1, 2018

Several primary care providers and physician subspecialists are now available to see patients at the Banner - University Medicine physician offices at 1141 S. La Canada Drive in Green Valley.

Dr. Ryan T. McGrath
Banner – UMC Tucson Hospitalist Honored for Work on Timely Patient Discharge
September 27, 2018

Dr. Ryan McGrath, a hospitalist for Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and clinical assistant professor in the University of Arizona Division of Inpatient Medicine, was recognized at the Banner Combined Leadership Meeting on Sept. 20 for his work to improve timely patient discharges at the hospital. A key component to reach the facility’s goal is that physicians complete discharge orders by 10 a.m. for those patients being discharged on a given day…

Terry Smith with UAHS Center for Biomedical Information & Biostatistics Director Dr. Yves Lussier
Congratulations to CB2’s Terry Smith for Wildcat Family Spirit Award
September 26, 2018

Kudos to Terry Smith, REDCap program manager for the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics (CB2), for receiving a Wildcat Family Spirit Award for his outstanding work, dedication, and commitment to making REDCap, which supports clinical surveys and databases projects and initiatives, a huge success for university researchers and collaborators…

The Future of Health Care — Insurance, Access to Care, Prescription Benefits — to be Discussed by UA Health-Care Policy Expert, Oct. 3
September 26, 2018
Critical issues facing the U.S. health-care system and the potential impact of the mid-term elections will be discussed by Daniel Derksen, MD, a nationally noted health-care policy expert and associate vice president for health equity, outreach and interprofessional activities at the University of Arizona Sciences. The free lecture will include time for questions and answers.

Banner – University Medicine in Tucson Welcomes New CEO
September 26, 2018
Loyola UMC President Chad Whelan, MD, Starts Today