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UA’s Dr. Frank Porreca Honored by the International Association for the Study of Pain with the Ronald Melzack Lecture Award
October 18, 2016
Known for his pioneering research on the molecular and circuit origins of chronic pain and discoveries that may lead to new treatments, Dr. Porreca received the award and delivered the Ronald Melzack Distinguished Lecture during the 16th World Congress on Pain®, attended by the world’s top pain researchers and clinicians.

UA Cancer Center Team Questions the Safety, Efficacy of Selenium to Combat, Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk
October 14, 2016
Selenium has been a popular nutritional supplement for decades, touted for its antioxidant properties and its role in stopping free radicals from damaging cells and DNA. Studies have shown a deficiency of this micronutrient to be associated with cancer risk. However, a UA-led study indicates selenium supplementation significantly increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Antiretroviral Side Effects Topic of Meet-Your-Pharmacist Event for UA Petersen Clinics, Nov. 16
October 13, 2016

The UA Petersen Clinics Pharmacy Group is providing a presentation on “Are Long Term Side Effects Going Extinct?” at its next meet-your-pharmacist community event Wed., Nov. 16, 4-5:30 p.m., at the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation offices. The theme focuses on long term antiretroviral side effects and improvements in therapy. It’s directed at HIV patients and their friends and families…


Endocrinology Grand Rounds to Spotlight Evolution of Activity, Inactivity
October 13, 2016

An associate editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, David Raichlen, PhD, a research scientist from the UA School of Anthropology, will speak on, “An Evolutionary Medicine Perspective on Physical Activity and Inactivity,” at the next Endocrinology Grand Rounds, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 3-4 p.m., UAHS Room 5403…


Susan G. Komen Now Accepting RFPs for Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Funding
October 11, 2016

Susan G. Komen, the Milburn Foundation, and Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation have entered into a groundbreaking partnership to provide a unique funding opportunity addressing key needs in this understudied form of breast cancer. Up to $60,000 is available for research projects for one year. Applications are due Nov. 28…


Noted Type 2 Diabetes Expert Dr. David G. Marrero to Lead New UA Health Sciences Center for Border Health
October 10, 2016
David G. Marrero, PhD, an expert in the field of clinical trials in type 2 diabetes and translational research, has been appointed director of the newly established UA Health Sciences Center for Border Health.

People on the Move at the UA Health Sciences and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
October 7, 2016

Dr. Vasudha Goel joins the UA Department of Anesthesiology chronic pain management team; Drs. Drew Kurtzman and Vivian Shi join the UA Division of Dermatology; UA nephrologist publishes book on kidney disease and diabetes; 2016 Radiology Awards honor Drs. Taljanovic and Gimber; Dr. Victor J. Gonzalez awarded grant to investigate new radiotherapy breast cancer treatment.


CDC Advises: Get Your Flu Shot Early – Next Nearest UA Clinic Oct. 12 at UACC - North, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
October 6, 2016

Eligible UA and state employees were able to get free flu shots across campus, beginning Sept. 30 at the Farmers Market at the College of Medicine – Tucson until Oct. 12 at UA Cancer Center North. The next is Friday, Oct. 7, in the Optical Sciences Building and USB 158. The next flu shot clinic for Banner physicians & staff is Oct. 24 in DuVal Auditorium. More public clinics are available via Healthwaves across Pima County through Dec. 21. See photos of the COM & BIO5 clinics...


UA Health Sciences Researchers Outline When Play Becomes Harmful: Pokémon Go and the Potential for Increased Accidents
October 6, 2016
Get out and play is a call often heard to increase physical activity and optimize health, but in one the first articles published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, UA Health Sciences researchers discuss how augmented reality games can lead to acute treatment in a trauma center.

Bashas' and K-LOVE 88.1 Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Drive to Benefit UA Breast Cancer Research
October 5, 2016
The grocery store chain and radio station have joined forces to conduct a breast cancer awareness drive in Bashas’ stores throughout Southern and Eastern Arizona to support breast cancer research at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

3-D Printing and Patient Care: UA Surgeon Shares How the Technology can Saves Lives and Money in The Lancet
October 5, 2016
Using 3-D models for surgery planning before complex procedures and as a potential means to replicate surgical tools in low-resource areas, Dr. David Armstrong and his lab share with The Lancet, a prestigious UK medical journal, their vision of 3-D printing technology in medicine.

UA Health Sciences Promotes Collaborative Research With Multidisciplinary Program Feasibility Awards
October 4, 2016

To ensure researchers are competitive in their submission for national research funds to develop cures or new treatments for the world’s most pressing diseases, the UA Health Sciences has awarded four faculty members multidisciplinary program feasibility awards. Awardees include Dr. Stephen Black, of the Division of Translational & Regenerative Medicine...


GI Oncology Team to Host Pancreatic, Liver Cancer Community Awareness Event, Oct. 27
October 3, 2016

“Pancreatic & Liver Cancer Awareness” is the theme of the next UA Cancer Center Open House, Thursday, Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m., being billed as a Community Education Event by organizers on the UA Cancer Center Gastrointestinal Oncology Team. Several groups—American Liver Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, American Cancer Society, etc.—also will be present…


BRA Day Participants, Oct. 22, to Receive Free Copy of Dr. Neumayer’s ‘Biography of a Breast’
October 3, 2016

The Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day event will be held on Oct. 22, 2016, at the Komen Arizona office, 2099 E. River Road, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will receive free, signed copy of Meet Virginia: A Biography of a Breast, by UA breast cancer surgeon Leigh Neumayer, MD, who chairs the Department of Surgery at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – UMC… 


$100,000 Grant to UA Researchers Will Help Increase Mammograms and Breast Cancer Awareness for Latinas in Arizona
October 3, 2016
Drs. Jorge Gomez and Usha Menon, principal investigators on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant, will target their efforts on the U.S.-Mexico border population to decrease cancer disparities in the Hispanic female population.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Earns 2016 Health Professions Diversity Award
October 3, 2016
The college was honored with INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.

Sarver Heart Center Celebrates 30 Years with Anniversary Lecture Series
September 30, 2016

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its founding this year, the UA Sarver Heart Center will launch a monthly lecture series beginning with the new director of its Cardiac Electrophysiology Program Mathew Hutchinson, MD, on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Prior registration is required, but the events—to be held in DuVal Auditorium—are free and open to the public…


Thirty New Faculty Begin UA Careers in Department of Medicine since July 1
September 29, 2016

A total of 30 new faculty—including a division chief, associate dean for student affairs, ICU medical director, and three investigators for the new UAHS Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism—have started their practices, teaching and/or research careers in the UA Department of Medicine since July 1, across our 13 divisions and the Informatics section under the UAHS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics...


Lifelong Cancer Fighter Dr. Robert Livingston Passes Away
September 28, 2016

Robert Livingston, MD, 75, an oncologist at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, a professor in the UA Division of Hematology and Oncology and a four-decades long physician-scientist with the Southwest Oncology Group, died Sept. 8. A celebration of his life will be held at the home of David Alberts, MD, a past UA Cancer Center director, on Oct. 15, 4-6 p.m...


$1 Million Gift to Support Integrative Medicine at UA Health Sciences
September 28, 2016

Chicago-area philanthropist shares passion for work of Dr. Andrew Weil, integrative medicine pioneer and director of the UA Center for Integrative Medicine.


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