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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.


UA Heart Surgeon Dr. Zain Khalpey Receives Grant to Understand Healing Power of Stem Cells
July 28, 2014

Stem cell therapy shows promise in the repair and regeneration of damaged heart tissue from a heart attack, the leading cause of death and disability in Western society. Understanding the mechanisms of how stem cells react in the body could maximize their efficiency and offer better ways to treat people with heart failure.


Baby Boomers Greatest at-Risk Group of the Silent Killer Infection, Hepatitis C; New Clinic at UAMC Offers Free Screenings
July 14, 2014

Each year, more than 2 million people in this nation are infected with the hepatitis C virus. The group with the greatest number of infected individuals is the baby boomer generation, and now, thanks to a free hepatitis C screening clinic at the University of Arizona Health Network, those who unknowingly carry the silent killer virus, can be screened free of charge.


More than 100 UAHN Physicians among 'Best Doctors in America'
July 14, 2014

More than 100 Tucson physicians with the University of Arizona Health Network are ranked among the 2014 Best Doctors in America and are featured in Tucson Lifestyle magazine’s July issue on Best Doctors in Tucson.


Orphaned Ugandan Boy Undergoes Surgery at UAMC to Correct Severely Deformed Spine
June 18, 2014

University of Arizona and Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgeons teamed up to perform the corrective procedure.


Dr. Pradeep V. Kadambi Joins Division of Nephrology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
June 12, 2014

Also appointed medical director of solid organ transplantation at the University of Arizona Medical Center.


UAMC Reactivates Heart Transplant Program
May 28, 2014

The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus has reactivated its Heart Transplant Program after receiving approval from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS).


Neurosurgeon Dr. Willard S. Kasoff Joins UA Department of Surgery To Direct Neuromodulation Program
May 22, 2014

Dr. Kasoff’s appointment expands and strengthens UAMC’s patient services for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and other movement disorders.


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