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Dr. Joseph Chao
UA Dermatology Resident Recognized by SAVAHCS
October 2, 2017

Dr. Joseph Chao, a resident in the UA Dermatology Residency Program, was presented with certificate of recognition by the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. He was honored for assisting a VA patient who had fallen this summer. In other news, newly boarded dermatologists continue residency program’s 100 percent pass rate and Dr. Vivian Shi completes medical mission to Oaxaca day before earthquake strikes area… 


UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 8th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 4
October 2, 2017

Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona


Physician using EHR on electronic tablet
Full Steam Ahead for Cerner Electronic Health Record Go-Live, Oct. 1
September 28, 2017

The launch of the new Cerner electronic health record (EHR) at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South clinical facilities will proceed as scheduled this weekend, with go-live set for just after midnight on Sept. 30. More than 1,200 adoption coaches will provide support over the next several weeks. See last-minute suggestions here as well as links to transition overview and archived video from Sept. 26 UA/Banner Cerner Town Hall…


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GI Division to Host Community Physician Outreach, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Events This Fall
September 28, 2017

The University of Arizona Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology will host two important events this fall—a Gastroenterology/Hepatology Community Meeting with area GI doctors on Oct. 17 and an inflammatory bowel disease training workshop on Nov. 17 facilitated by the University of Chicago’s Dr. David Rubin and Cornerstones Health of Los Angeles… 


HCCI Home-Based Primary Care course signup webpage
Take Advantage of ‘Home-Based Primary Care Training for Clinicians & Practice Managers,’ Nov. 2-3
September 28, 2017

The UA Center on Aging, in partnership with the Home Centered Care Institute, is proud to offer a new program featuring a first-of-its-kind home-based primary care curriculum to health care providers statewide. The free training is on the UA Health Sciences campus, Tucson, Nov. 2-3. This opportunity is part of the center’s having been chosen as one of eight “centers of excellence” nationwide by HCCI…


UAHS Faculty, Staff Invited to Banner ‘Pink Hard Hat’ Breast Cancer Awareness Event, Sept. 29
September 28, 2017

University of Arizona Health Sciences faculty and staff in Tucson are invited to join hundreds of construction workers building Banner – University Medical Center Tucson’s new hospital tower in a Pink Hard Hat Ribbon display on Friday morning, Sept. 29, 10 a.m., south side of construction site. The event kicks off breast cancer awareness month in October...


‘Solving Problems of the Foot and Ankle,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Oct. 4
September 28, 2017

Free and open to the public, the lecture by L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD, UA associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and biomedical engineering, will discuss foot and ankle health, how to prevent injury and overuse, the latest research and recommendations for a range of problems, with an orthopaedic surgeon’s inside look at advanced forms of diagnosis and treatment, including non-surgical and surgical interventions.


New Websites Launched for UA Division of Infectious Diseases, Petersen HIV Clinics
September 27, 2017

New websites for the UA Division of Infectious Diseases and UA Petersen HIV Clinics—developed in conjunction with UA Health Sciences BioCommunications, the UA Department of Medicine and division faculty and staff—are now live. See a number of new features that underscore the multidisciplinary nature of the division as well as the multiple services it offers in terms of education, research, patient care and community outreach for infection prevention…


UAHS Research Administration Provides Advice on How to Get Your Study Listed on Website
September 27, 2017

For physicians and others at the UA Department of Medicine involved in clinical research who are looking to get their studies listed on the UA Health Sciences Clinical Research Studies website, look for tips here on how to do exactly that. The process is simpler than you may think. Just fill out the “Optional Services” page of the Research Intake Form…


More Than One Path to Success, DOM Fellows Learn at 2nd Annual Retreat
September 26, 2017

The 2nd Annual DOM Fellows Retreat was well attended with about 55 fellows and fellowship directors participating on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the UA Cancer Center’s Kiewit Auditorium. Headlining were Drs. Joe “Skip” Garcia, Tara Carr, Anita Koshy, Sai Parthasarathy and Monica Kraft. The event was organized by DOM Vice Chair for Research Dr. Jil Tardiff. See the photos, watch the video…


New Banner - University Medical Center Tucson hospital tower
Pictorial Provides Progress Report on UA Health Sciences Construction Projects
September 26, 2017

Construction continues apace with expected completion of the new nine-story hospital tower at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson set for mid-2019 and the Banner – UMC North Campus outpatient care center before year-end. See photos from a recent tour of the hospital tower as well as a quick roundup of construction progress on UA Health Sciences’ BioSciences Research Lab and Health Sciences Innovation Building…


Ways to Help Disaster Relief Action – Mexico, the Caribbean, Florida & Texas
September 26, 2017

Earthquakes in Chiapas, Oaxaca and Mexico City, hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria—all wreaked devastation and human tragedy across the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and beyond. The UA Health Sciences Hispanic Center of Excellence offers several ways you can assist in relief efforts throughout the region that keenly represents the beating pulse of Latin America… 


UA Cancer Center Team Identifies a Switch that May Help Target Dormant Cancer Cells
September 26, 2017

Cells can enter a dormant state called quiescence, and dormant cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments. A team led by UA Cancer Center researcher Guang Yao, PhD, has identified ways to regulate cell dormancy and “wake” these cells from their “slumber” to make them susceptible to cancer treatments.


An Epidemic of Dream Deprivation: UA Review Finds Unrecognized Health Hazard of Sleep Loss
September 26, 2017

UA Center for Integrative Medicine sleep and dream specialist Dr. Rubin Naiman’s comprehensive review of data about the causes, extent and consequences of dream loss includes recommendations for restoring healthy dreaming.


Student-Athlete Launches Campaign to Help Children With Cancer
September 26, 2017

Beach volleyball player Mia Mason, who survived a rare brain tumor as a 12-year-old, is paying it forward. She and her mother, Jeannine Mason, a former UA volleyball player, have established the Mia Mason Fund for immunotherapy research to support pediatric cancer research at the UA Steele Children's Research Center... 


UA Cancer Center and Consulate of Mexico in Tucson to Promote Cancer Screening and Health Literacy among Tucson’s Latinos, Oct. 1
September 26, 2017

The health fair at San Miguel High School will kick off Binational Health Month and will feature health screenings, information and community resources.


Special Flu Shot Clinics Run Sept. 26 through Nov. 2 on Banner, UAHS and UA Campuses
September 25, 2017

Flu season is just around the corner (or already here, if you ask UA Campus Health) and it’s time to get your free vaccine to keep yourself, your colleagues and close friends and family fully immunized and healthy. The first Banner Health flu clinic is Tues., Sept. 26, at UA Cancer Center North Campus, with UA flu shot events on the UAHS campus Oct. 6 and 12 and multiple opportunities for flu shot clinics on main campus through early November…


DOM Research Seminar to Tackle Disparities in Osteoarthritis, Genetics of Pulmonary Disease, Oct. 12
September 21, 2017

The next lectures in the DOM Research Seminar Series focus on “Gender and Race Disparities in Osteoarthritis” and “Genetics and Phenotypic Heterogeneity in Common Diseases (Asthma, COPD, etc.)” with speakers Dr. Ernest Vina, MD, of the UA Division of Rheumatology, and Dr. Deb Meyers, co-chief of the UA Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine. Save the date for Thursday, Oct. 12, noon-1 p.m., Room 5403, UA College of Medicine – Tucson...


UA Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Add a Public Health Credential to your Resume via Graduate Certificate Offerings
September 20, 2017

Graduate certificates available in Global Health and Development, Health Administration, Public Health, as well as, Clinical and Translational Research from the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. The deadline for admissions to the Spring 2018 semester has been extended to Oct. 15. Use your Qualified Tuition Reduction benefit to sign up today! 


c. diff. conference flyer
Attend C. Diff. Awareness Conference Free of Charge, Nov. 9-10, Las Vegas
September 20, 2017

The C Diff Foundation waived registration fees for UA participants at its fifth annual conference at UNLV. Join 200 health-care professionals to share the latest data on prevention, treatment and environmental safety related to Clostridium difficile (C. diff.)—a healthcare-associated infection, irritable bowel syndrome/disease (IBS/IBD), as well as fecal transplant procedures and more...


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