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UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives $40,000 from `Courtney’s Courage’ for Pediatric Cancer Research

Funds will support research at the UA Steele Center that is examining novel immunotherapy strategies against pediatric cancer.


Dr. Jil Tardiff
UAHS Announces: Happy Holidays with Cardiology Newsletter, Grand Rounds, Advances in Aging and Cell Therapy Symposium

Cardiology brings in Case Western's Daniel Simon, MD, in the "Hunt for Acute MI Genes"; GI's Sasha Taleban, MD, talks "Inflammatory Bowel Disease & the Elderly"; Translational & Regenerative Medicine announces Jan. 30 all-day symposium, and BCD Colloquium spring schedule includes Dr. Jil Tardiff...


A Man of Vision: Interdisciplinary Researcher and Department Head Art Gmitro

Arthur F. Gmitro is a very busy man. A professor of medical imaging in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson with a joint appointment in the UA College of Optical Sciences, he holds the Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard Chair in Breast Cancer Imaging and also is head of the UA College of Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering.


UA College of Pharmacy Researcher Investigates New Flu Treatments

Flu season has arrived, making the work of one University of Arizona researcher important to everyone. Jun Wang is developing new, effective treatments for the influenza A virus.


Dr. Hart Boosts Health Sciences' Innovation in Letter, Blog Post and Report

UA President Ann Weaver Hart put the spotlight this past week on UA Health Sciences and innovative research and researchers’ accomplishments, including Cardiology’s Marvin Slepian, MD, and the Valley Fever Center for Excellence, which announced today the award of $2 million in NIH funding to participate in clinical trials that will start here in January…


UA Internal Medicine Residents Get Early Holiday Present – A New Lounge

The new Resident Lounge for the UA Department of Medicine opened Thursday, Dec. 17, to great fanfare with a ribbon-cutting event and red, white, blue and chocolate cupcakes. Drs. Monica Kraft and Laura Meinke clipped the big red bow to cheers of the residents…


Rheumatology News: LHWA Conference Jan. 23, Tucson Lifestyle on Lupus, 1st Eric Gall Endowed Lecture, and the Black-and-White of Knee Replacement

Neurology chief Dr. David Labiner to keynote Living Healthy With Arthritis conference Jan. 23, Dr. Ernest Vina talks lupus in Tucson Lifestyle  article, Stanford prof Katie Lorig gives first Eric Gall Endowed Lecture, a UA professors paper published on African American, white knee replacement preferences… 


UA College of Nursing Professor Marylyn McEwen Receives American Public Health Association Award

Dr. McEwen, expert border-health researcher and mentor, was honored with the Ruth B. Freeman Award for her distinguished career in public health education and research.


UAHS Announces: Cancer Center Holiday Craft Fair, BUMC Research Guidance, Grand Rounds, Visiting Scholars and More

Kiewit Auditorium will host the UACC Craft Fair at noon, Fri., Dec. 18; visiting scholars from IU, Maryland, Northwestern, UC-Riverside, Johns Hopkins, USC and Case Western; multiple grand rounds on DOM themes, and work-life panel discussion that includes Dr. Gordon Carr…


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents “How to Avoid a Heart Attack”

Green Valley Lecture Series with cardiologist from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center in cooperation with Green Valley Recreation, Inc.


DOM Quality & Safety Blog: AHRQ Top Patient Safety Recommendations

Not familiar with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) top patient safety recommendations? Refresh your memory with this first posting of a new blog for the UA Department of Medicine from our vice chair for Quality & Safety, Dr. Phil Factor...


DOM Media Mentions: HIV Drug, Valley Fever Spike and Geriatrics Awards Among Top News Items

Among recent news item topics are a drug, PrEP, that prevents HIV infection, a front page article on a recent Valley Fever spike, two awards from the Arizona Geriatrics Society, and macular degeneration treatment with a Parkinson’s drug…


UAHS Announces: BIO5, COPH News of Note with December Seminars/Lectures and Research Grant Deadlines

Lots of news from two e-newsletters — BIO5 and Public Health focus on cancer, the human virome, diabetes and asthma — and research grant deadlines, upcoming grand rounds, seminars/lectures and faculty development opportunities galore…


UA Awarded $2.9 Million NIH Grant for Binational Diabetes Prevention Study

A team of researchers from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and El Colegio de Sonora will conduct research to focus on the prevention of cardiovascular disease and its complications among adults with diabetes in Northern Mexico.


Haploidentical Bone Marrow Transplantation Offers Hope to Patients with Cancer and Blood Disorders

Also known as haplo BMT, the procedure provides an alternative source of stem cells for patients who need a bone marrow transplant but cannot find a related or unrelated donor match.


DOM Faculty Spotlighted in UA College of Medicine Teaching Awards Ceremony

Five Department of Medicine faculty members came away with seven awards during the 36th UACOM Faculty Teaching Awards and Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards ceremony, Nov. 19, in DuVal Auditorium. See who got recognized…


Higher Health-Care Costs, Diminished Job Performance for Employees Who Have Trouble Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Data Collected on 11,700 employees showed 56 percent reported trouble sleeping. The impact: up to $3,000 more in annual health-care costs and increased absenteeism.


University of Arizona’s Integrative Health Coaching among Nation’s Elite

The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s new health coaching program is one of only a dozen such programs in the United States to be granted national accreditation. Graduates will qualify to sit for the national exam, to be launched in 2016.


UA Researchers Add New Twist in Debate over Free Radicals, Antioxidants in Cardiovascular Health — Less Isn’t Necessarily More

Eliminating free radicals via anti-oxidative therapies in your diet doesn’t automatically equate to better health as it shifts the dietary balance to so-called “reductive” stress that can lead to inflammation with negative cardiovascular outcomes, particularly for men, UA researchers say.


New BUMG Oncology Services Director Named

Returning to Arizona from Florida, Julie Ebersole, RN, MSN, OCN, an experienced leader in ambulatory cancer-care settings, has been hired by Banner – University Medical Group as executive director for Oncology Services in Tucson...


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