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UA Study Finds Huge Disparity in the Occurrence of Leg Amputations on Low-Income and Rural Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
August 31, 2015
Study co-author Dr. David Armstrong suggests a three-tiered system to provide earlier coordinated care that could help reduce the disparity in outcomes for patients in outlying communities and for low-income patients with Type 2 diabetes.

AHSC Memos: Save the Dates for Faculty, State of Health Sciences, Asthma Events
August 28, 2015

Others events include translational sciences seminar, skin cancer research grant deadline and telemedicine “Secrets of Success” training — coming Aug. 28 through Oct. 9…


$1.5M NIH Grant Supports Development of Therapeutic Agent to Reduce AVF Failures in Kidney Dialysis Patients
August 27, 2015

The 2-year project, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, will allow Symic Biomedical – working in collaboration with UA Nephrology Division Chief Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, to perform additional preclinical efficacy studies on a therapeutic agent to reduce arteriovenous fistula failures in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing hemodialysis…


UA Skin Cancer Expert Available to Speak on Melanoma Diagnosis, Treatment and Survival
August 21, 2015
Former President Jimmy Carter’s diagnosis of skin cancer, specifically melanoma, resonates in Arizona, where skin cancer rates rank among the highest in the world.

An Evolution of Passion, From Outer Space to the Human Heart
August 21, 2015

Read this profile from Lo Que Pasa, a UA@Work newsletter, of Dr. Julia Indik and her journey from the UA's Steward Observatory and Lunar & Planetary Laboratory to the Medical Student Research Program and Sarver Heart Center in the Department of Medicine's Divison of Cardiology...


Bone and Muscle Health Subject of UA Arthritis Center’s "Living Healthy With Arthritis" Lecture, Sept. 2
August 20, 2015

Free lecture, open to the public, providing an inside look into the latest research on osteoporosis and prevention of excess bone and muscle loss as we age, by Jeffrey Lisse, MD, international expert and medical director, University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s Osteoporosis Program.


Leading Integrative Medicine Fellowship Expands Faculty
August 20, 2015
Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson brings a deep understanding of University of Arizona programs, hospice, palliative care and integrative medicine.

Join Us Today for the UA Cancer Center’s ‘Better Than Ever’ Fitness Program Kick Off
August 19, 2015

Better Than Ever, a UA Cancer Center community fitness and fundraising program, kicks off of the program’s 16th season, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 5:30-7 p.m., in Kiewit Auditorium. The event, which features food, prizes and more, is free and open to the public...


DOM Media Spotlight – Valley Fever, Kindness Event, Ebola, AEDs & 19 ‘Great Hospitals’ in the West
August 19, 2015

Among recent headlines of interest to or featuring Department of Medicine divisions, programs and staff are the following news items…


Diversity, Ebola & White Coats Make AHSC Top News Items
August 14, 2015

Arizona Public Media looks at efforts by AHSC to increase diversity among our health-care workforce; UACOM and CDC global health experts talk about lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak; and family, friends and faculty cheer 117 new med students as they get their white coats at Centennial Hall...


Advances In Aging Lecture Series, Friday, Aug. 21
August 13, 2015

Geriatric physician Paul Gee, MD, speaks at noon on "Diagnostic Error: How Patients Can Help Us Make the Right Diagnosis" at Behavioral Health Pavilion, Rm 1233a/b, Banner - UMC South


Watch Video of UA, CDC Expert Panel Discussion on Lessons Learned from Ebola Outbreak
August 11, 2015

Missed the Aug. 10 panel discussion featuring CDC and UA experts who have been on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa? Watch it now at the AHSC webcast archive webpage…


Newspaper picks up podcast with Dr. Ken Ramos on ‘House’ episode about genomic challenges
August 7, 2015

A "Science Fiction TV Dinner" podcast based on issues raised in a TV episode of “House, M.D.” offer opportunity to explore genomics questions with the AHSC associate vice president of Precision Health Services and UA professor of medicine…


UA Sarver Heart Center Recruiting Heart Failure Patients for Clinical Study
August 5, 2015
Cardiologists at the Sarver Heart Center are recruiting patients with heart failure for a clinical research study evaluating a cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) investigational device...

‘Ebola: What Are We Learning? In Africa? In America?,’ Aug. 10
August 4, 2015
National and UA College of Medicine – Tucson experts will address this public health challenge in a panel discussion open to the public and health professionals. Dr. Craig Spencer, an emergency medicine physician who made national news after contracting—and surviving—the deadly disease, will report via a pre-taped presentation.

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.


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