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Breathing New Life Into Diabetes Treatment
August 3, 2015

An implantable oxygen generator could one day revolutionize islet cell transplantation in patients with diabetes, a UA surgeon says.


UA Department of Emergency Medicine Welcomes New Faculty Members
July 28, 2015

Jennifer J. Smith, MD, PharmD, assistant professor of emergency medicine and Cameron Hypes, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine.


UA Center on Aging Awarded $2.5 Million Grant to Better Prepare Arizona’s Geriatric Health-care Workforce
July 24, 2015

The University of Arizona Center on Aging is among 44 organizations in 29 states that will receive a three-year grant as part of a new Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) announced by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell during the recent White House Conference on Aging.


JAMA Studies Highlight CPR-AED Benefits Developed at UA Sarver Heart Center
July 22, 2015

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
July 21, 2015

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
July 17, 2015

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
July 9, 2015

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
July 9, 2015

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
July 7, 2015

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
June 12, 2015

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
May 15, 2015

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
March 27, 2015

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
March 27, 2015

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
February 26, 2015

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
February 20, 2015

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
January 30, 2015

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
December 3, 2014

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
November 21, 2014

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.


Most Influential Women in Arizona Business
September 20, 2014

Each year Arizona Business Magazine celebrates the amazing women who make an impact on Arizona business and they have deemed Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of UA Sarver Heart Center, an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and physiologist, one of Arizona’s 2014 Most Influential Women. 


Noted Physician-Scientist Dr. Monica Kraft Appointed Chair of Department of Medicine at UA College of Medicine – Tucson
August 12, 2014

Monica Kraft, MD, an internationally renowned physician-scientist who specializes in translational asthma research, has been named chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. She is scheduled to begin her new duties at the UA in December.


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