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JAMA Studies Highlight CPR-AED Benefits Developed at UA Sarver Heart Center

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week published significant findings in two studies noting improved patient outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) victims, influenced by bystander CPR interventions and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).


Banner University Medical Centers in Phoenix and Tucson named to U.S. News ‘Best Hospital’ ranking

Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner-University Medical Center Tucson have each been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking, and nationally recognized for specialty services.


AHSC Top Media Mentions: Sarver Heart Center Scientists Earn NIH Grants

NIH has awarded $1.77 million to The Gregorio Lab in the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s Molecular and Cardiovascular Research Program (MCRP), led by Carol C. Gregorio, PhD, for a study on “Deciphering the Role of Lmod2 in Thin Filament Length Regulation and Dilated Cardiomyopathy”…


HIV Care Rated Among Best in Nation

Ranked No. 3 in the nation out of 142 academic hospitals with similar programs for excellence in the care of HIV patients, the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson was recognized for its clinical outcomes in the treatment of HIV, led by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Division of Infectious Diseases.


Community Input Needed to Help UA Sarver Heart Center Launch a Clinical Research Study for Cardiac Arrest Patients

University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center researchers are seeking community input on a clinical trial that requires qualified patients to be enrolled when they are unconscious and unable to give consent. This study may improve care for all cardiac arrest patients.


UA Sarver Heart Center Scientists Awarded NIH Grant to Study Contractile Proteins that Keep Hearts Beating in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

UA researchers have identified the connection between thin-filament length and cardiac function, as well as the role thin-filament length dysregulation plays in cardiomyopathies. The new NIH grant will help to uncover insights into novel therapeutic targets for dilated cardiomyopathy.


Sarver Heart Center 'CPR Giant' Working to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

Enjoy this profile of Sarver Heart Center co-director Dr. Karl Kern, who was named a CPR Giant by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation – the third member of the UA Division of Cardiology to receive the honor...


UA Researchers Seek to find if Better Hearing may Halt or Reverse the Slide into Senility

A UA study among the Departments of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, and Psychology – with participation of Geriatrics in the Department of Medicine – received approval to begin accepting human subjects to determine if older adults with prolonged hearing loss get a cognitive boost after cochlear implant surgery...


UA Gains First-Ever Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program Director

Pulmonary's Dr. Janet Campion has been recognized as the adult cystic fibrosis program director for the UA Cystic Fibrosis Center. She also received an $81,000, 3-year PACE Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to support her work to strengthen the adult program...


UA Arthritis Center and UA Athletics Team Up For 2015 Desert Diamond Bear Down Luncheon, April 16

UA Vice President for Athletics Greg Byrne and UA head football Coach Rich Rodriguez will be guest speakers at the event, which benefits research to identify the causes, improve the diagnosis and treatment and find cures for the more than 100 forms of arthritis.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program Chosen to Join the National Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network

The UA interdisciplinary research and clinical care program joins 20 other U.S. academic institutions with specific expertise in treating pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a group of lung disorders that occur when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred.


UAMC, UA College of Medicine Adult Diabetes Program Recognized by ADA

The University of Arizona Medical Center’s adult diabetes education program, based in the Abrams Public Health Center adjacent to UAMC - South Campus, recently received recognition by the Education Recognition Program (ERP) of the American Diabetes Association.


UA Arthritis Center Receives $6.1 Million 5-Year NIH Grant to Help Identify Treatments for Osteoarthritis

UA Arthritis Center researchers, led by Rheumatology chief Dr. Kent Kwoh, are working to identify treatments to slow progression of osteoarthritis, supported by a recent $6.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health...


UA College of Nursing Professor Ruth Taylor-Piliae Receives AHA 2014 Stroke Article of the Year Award

This annual award recognizes the scientific and clinical contributions of cerebrovascular nurses in promoting AHA goals and excellence in cerebrovascular nursing science; Dr. Taylor-Piliae was recognized for her article about the effects of Tai Chi on older stroke survivors.


UA Researchers Find Connection Between Persistent Insomnia, Inflammation and Mortality

Data from an ongoing UA respiratory study spanning more than 40 years shows that persistent (chronic) insomnia is associated with higher levels of inflammation in the blood and a 58 percent increased risk of death.


UA Study Changes Several Beliefs About the Immune System in Aging Adults

Prior beliefs about the immune system in aging adults have been changed by the results of a University of Arizona study recently published in the Journal of Immunobiology. It was written by a research team led by UA Center on Aging co-director and Immunobiology chair Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD...


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