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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…


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…


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.

Bolstering Research in the Health Sciences, UAHS Selects 7 for Career Development Awards
November 6, 2015

The awards to junior faculty members at the University of Arizona Health Sciences will lead to new clinical trials and the development of new biomedical or behavioral interventions to treat disease, while increasing the number of health-scientists.


DOM Media Mentions: Cardiac Arrest Survivor Reunion to Who’s Who Cancer Center Winner
November 5, 2015

A cardiac arrest victim thanked his rescuers, including the UA ECMO and Cardiology teams, sleep disorder, breast cancer and stroke prevention research, and Adrienne Scheck, PhD, wins Who's Who award...


Rheumatology News: EULAR 2016, Joint Health and Taking ACR San Francisco by Storm
November 4, 2015

Dr. Ernest Vina picked for European research exchange, UA ‘Wellbeing’ newsletter features ‘joint health’ article by Dr. Kent Kwoh, and 10 UA Rheumatology team members will present at national conference Nov. 6-11 in San Francisco…


People on the Move at University of Arizona Health Sciences
November 2, 2015

Drs. Steven J. Barker, Karen Herbst and C. Kent Kwoh, three University of Arizona Health Sciences affiliated faculty and medical researchers, were recognized by various organizations for outstanding contributions in their fields.


LA Music Awards Honors UA Physician, Researcher, Professor Karen Herbst
November 2, 2015
Dr. Herbst was named Humanitarian of the Year for Medical Research of Rare Tissue Disorders, having been nominated by a patient she diagnosed and is treating for Dercum’s disease.

Lisa O’Neill Named ‘2015 Gerontologist of the Year’ by Arizona Geriatrics Society
November 2, 2015

The director of education for the University of Arizona Center on Aging is recognized for multiple efforts to enhance the quality of life and care for the unique needs of those of advancing age across the state of Arizona.


‘Back Talk: Treating and Preventing Complex and Common Forms of Back Pain’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Lecture, Nov. 4
October 27, 2015
Free and open to the public, the lecture by Patrick Bouley, PT, MS, DPT, will address all aspects of back pain, its treatment and prevention.

Tucson Man, Without a Heartbeat for 17 Minutes, Thanks his Rescuers, Medical Team
October 27, 2015

Cardiac patient Robert Freel of Tucson will be reunited with the two sheriff’s deputies who rescued him and with some of his hospital caregivers at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 29 at Banner – UMC Tucson. Media are invited to cover the reunion and interview Mr. Freel, the deputies and his physicians. Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos also will be present.


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