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Global Health, Founders Week Events Highlighted in COM-T Calendar Flyer
September 12, 2017

Looking to keep up with all the fall events planned through the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Try downloading this COM-T Fall calendar flyer, which is particularly useful for activities around Global Health Week in October and Founders Week in November. For the latest updates, though, the DOM Events webpage is always your best bet. You also can download DOM Events directly to your personal calendar via iCal, Outlook, Google or Yahoo…


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UA Pulmonary Division Launches New Newsletter, ‘Lung Matters’
September 11, 2017

The inaugural issue of Lung Matters, a newsletter of activities, accomplishments and accolades for physicians and researchers in the University of Arizona Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PACCS), has been posted to the division’s webpages at the UA Department of Medicine website. Among those spotlighted are Drs. James Knepler, Afshin Sam, Louise Hecker, Monica Kraft, Stefano Guerra, Tara Car and Sarah Patel…


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UA Arthritis Center’s Dr. Ernest Vina Comments in MedPage Today on Significant Findings of Recent Study on Knee Osteoarthritis Disparities
September 11, 2017

UA Division of Rheumatology assistant professor and UA Arthritis Center investigator Ernest R. Vina, MD, was quoted recently in MedPage Today about significant research findings detailed in a paper he wrote which was published in the latest issue of Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism. The study concludes black men are at greater risk for radiographic progression of knee osteoarthritis than black women and whites of both genders—with a need for more race- and gender-specific care interventions…


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UA TREAT Program Offers 3.5 CME Educational Course on Lipedema for Providers, Sept. 30
September 11, 2017

The UA Treatment, Research and Education of Adipose Tissue (TREAT) Program will host a free educational course with 3.5 continuing medical education credits for health care providers to learn more about lipedema—the most common form of fatty or adipose tissue disorder—how to recognize and diagnosis it and the latest research and treatment options. The course will be 8 a.m.-noon, Sat., Sept. 30, at the Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road, Tucson…


Dr. Gordon Ewy to Receive Women's Heart Health Advocate Award at Nov. 3 Luncheon
September 8, 2017

Dr. Gordon Ewy, professor and director emeritus, UA Sarver Heart Center, and founder of the center’s Women's Heart Health Education Committee, will be honored with the Mary Anne Fay Women's Heart Health Advocate Award. It will be presented at the 2017 Heart of Women's Health Luncheon at Skyline Country Club, Friday, Nov. 3. Drs. Elizabeth Juneman and Khadijah Breathett are featured speakers…


UA to Take Home Big Share of 2017 AZBio Awards
September 7, 2017

In October, the Arizona Bioindustry Association will honor industry leaders from across Arizona. Many of those to be honored have deep connections to the UA and have brought UA ideas and inventions to the marketplace. Among them are Drs. Marvin Slepian and Steven Goldman of the UA Division of Cardiology…


Banner Health Career Open House
September 7, 2017

Banner Health invites Southern Arizona job seekers to a Career Open House, 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., to learn about job openings at Banner Health’s two hospitals and dozens of clinics in Tucson. Banner has more than 250 openings in Tucson from entry-level to leadership positions. Job candidates are invited to bring copies of their resume, and be prepared to meet or interview with recruiters and managers...


UA Researcher Earns $450,000 Grant to Advance Clinical Study on Alzheimer’s
September 7, 2017

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at UAHS, received a $450,000 grant to advance her groundbreaking clinical development of the first regenerative therapeutic for Alzheimer’s disease.


UA Researcher Receives Award from St. Baldrick’s Foundation to Fight Childhood Cancer
September 7, 2017

Justina McEvoy, PhD, a research member at the University of Arizona Cancer Center has been named a St. Baldrick’s Scholar.


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SAVAHCS to Host VA-UA College of Medicine – Tucson Research Fair, Sept. 14
September 6, 2017

“A History of Research and Collaboration” is the theme for a research fair sponsored by the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in the R.E. Lindsey, Jr., Auditorium at the Tucson VA Medical Center campus, 3601 S. Sixth Ave., the SAVAHCS flagship facility… 


UA Startup SinfoníaRx Acquired by Health Care Tech Company
September 6, 2017

University of Arizona startup SinfoníaRx, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinfonía HealthCare Corporation, has been acquired by Tabula Rasa HealthCare (NASDAQ: TRHC), a public health care company that provides individualized, data-driven technology solutions.


Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoids Show Promise for Pain Relief
September 5, 2017

The UA's Todd Vanderah and his colleagues have been studying the class of chemical compounds, which may help people find pain relief brought about by metastatic breast cancer.


UA-Invented Sunscreen Licensed to Leading Aloe Vera Supplier
September 1, 2017

Professor Douglas Loy and graduate student Stephanie Tolbert develop their research and bring it to the world through commercialization. The novel formulation binds oxybenzone — the active ingredient in most over-the-counter sunscreens — in such a way that it does not seep into the skin…


Dr. Abbaszadegan will Lead the Clinical Informatics Fellowship with Plans to Revolutionize Health Care Through Information Technology
September 1, 2017

The new director of the Clinical Informatics Fellowship at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has plans to revolutionize health care.


Drs. Linda Garland, Daruka Mahadevan, Heidi Hamann and Nathan Ellis
Two Projects to Promote Translational Research Win $100K UA Cancer Center Support Grants
August 31, 2017

Two projects underscoring basic/clinical partnerships in translational research have been awarded the two-year, $100,000 grants from the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Congratulations to Drs. Linda Garland and Heidi Hamann and Drs. Daruka Mahadevan and Nathan Ellis. This award is supported by the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant…


Join Us on Sept. 9 for ‘Beyond Cancer: Finding Spirit’
August 30, 2017

The focus of this year’s event is “finding spirit” after cancer treatment. Presenters include keynote speaker Miguel Flores Jr. CEO/president of Holistic Wellness Counseling and Consultant Services.


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Infectious Diseases Clinician Hooshang Nematollahi Passes Away
August 29, 2017

UA Infectious Diseases nurse practitioner Hooshang Nematollahi, 62, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, after a long battle with thyroid cancer. His funeral was Aug. 28. A 2008 Fab Fifty nurse in Tucson, Hooshang was the lead clinician for the UA Refugee Preventive Health Screening Program and also worked with patients in the Petersen HIV Clinic. A native of Iran, he had worked previously in oncology, surgery and transplant services…


UA Cancer Center Presents Strategy No. 5 of ‘Bear Down. Beat Cancer. Top 5 Strategies for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk’
August 29, 2017

Your skin health is important regardless of the season. In five weekly installments in August, each Tuesday, the University of Arizona Cancer Center is presenting a strategy for enjoying the sun’s benefits while protecting yourself from cancer-causing UV radiation. This week’s strategy: Skin Cancer Screening


‘Fighting Fire With Food: An Expert's Inside Look at Nutrition and Inflammation...What Does the Science Say?,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Sept. 6
August 25, 2017

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Ann Skulas-Ray, PhD, UA professor of nutritional sciences, will include detailed information about inflammation and where research is headed. At the conclusion of her lecture, she will be joined by fellow UA Professor Donato Romagnolo, MSc, PhD, for an epilogue on “The Mediterranean Diet and its Impact on Inflammation.” Both professors will host the question-and-answer session.


National Institutes of Health Awards $4.8 Million to UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence to Develop Vaccine
August 24, 2017

The center will use the money to accelerate development of a Valley fever vaccine for dogs that one day may lead to a successful human vaccine. A California-based biotech company and Colorado State University have joined the center in the effort.


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