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UA College of Pharmacy Researcher Investigates New Flu Treatments
December 21, 2015

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
December 18, 2015

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…


Rheumatology News: LHWA Conference Jan. 23, Tucson Lifestyle on Lupus, 1st Eric Gall Endowed Lecture, and the Black-and-White of Knee Replacement
December 17, 2015

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 Internal Medicine Residents Get Early Holiday Present – A New Lounge
December 17, 2015

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…


UA College of Nursing Professor Marylyn McEwen Receives American Public Health Association Award
December 11, 2015

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
December 8, 2015

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”
December 8, 2015

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
November 30, 2015

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...


UAHS Announces: BIO5, COPH News of Note with December Seminars/Lectures and Research Grant Deadlines
November 25, 2015

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…


DOM Media Mentions: HIV Drug, Valley Fever Spike and Geriatrics Awards Among Top News Items
November 25, 2015

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…


UA Awarded $2.9 Million NIH Grant for Binational Diabetes Prevention Study
November 24, 2015

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
November 23, 2015

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
November 19, 2015

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
November 19, 2015

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
November 18, 2015

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
November 17, 2015

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
November 16, 2015

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...


UAHS Announces: Valley Fever Awareness, Career Development Awards, DOM e-Newsletter Launch
November 13, 2015

Healthy Dose blog focuses on tips for Valley Fever, DOM junior faculty recognized in 3 of 7 CDA winners, ‘The Pulse’ open rate nearly double industry average for health care newsletters, research grants, construction and more…


Dr. Jeannie Lee from UA College of Pharmacy Named Geriatrician of Year
November 10, 2015

Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, assistant head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and an associate professor in the same department, has been named the 2015 Geriatrician of the Year by the Arizona Geriatrics Society.


‘Beyond Cancer’ Event on Jan. 30 will Focus on Finding Joy after Treatment
November 9, 2015

Presenters will include keynote speaker Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson from the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and Khevin Barnes, cancer survivor, award-winning comedy magician and laughter yoga instructor.


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