News Archive: 2013

UA Study Shows Intensive Exercise Training Program Designed for Dementia Patients Improves Care in Clinical Setting
December 18, 2013

Rehabilitation of basic functional tasks, such as rising from a chair or walking, reduces fall risk, prevents loss of independence and increases mobility-related quality of life in patients with dementia.

University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 2014 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference Features Keynote Speaker Dr. Richard Carmona, Jan. 25
December 10, 2013

Dr. Carmona will address the obesity epidemic and its health, economic and security threat worldwide in his presentation, “Obesity: From Arthritis to Zoonoses, the Most Potent Accelerator of Chronic Disease.” A lunch roundtable, “Living Successfully With Arthritis,” will feature University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Assistant Research Director Perry Skeath, UA Arthritis Center Director Dr. C. Kent Kwoh and retired UA Clinical Lecturer (rheumatology and geriatric) Gail Kershner Riggs.

Renowned Bioinformatician Joins Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona
December 2, 2013

Dr. Yves A. Lussier, accomplished physician-scientist and health system executive, will lead informatics efforts for AHSC, the UA Cancer Center and UA BIO5 Institute

Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer Named Head of University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and Division of Cardiology
November 14, 2013

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, a board-certified advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and physiologist, will become director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and chief of the Division of Cardiology in the UA College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, effective March 1, 2014.

Valley Fever Awareness Week Set for Nov. 9-17
November 12, 2013

The University of Arizona’s Valley Fever Center for Excellence in Tucson and Phoenix will host special events during the 11th annual Valley Fever Awareness Week, with two appearances by U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., co-chairman of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, who will help promote community awareness of the disease and its impacts.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Awarded Prestigious Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Grant
November 7, 2013

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation grant will ensure that hospitalized older adults will be cared for by specialists who have been trained to meet the unique health-care needs of older adults.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Awarded Funds for Pilot Study of Older Adults and Fall Prevention
November 5, 2013

The study will use virtual-reality-based exercise combining balance training and a Yoga meditation technique, “Kirtan Kriya.”

‘Frontiers in Biomedical Research’ 2013 Poster Forum Showcases UA’s Biomedical Research, Oct. 30
October 15, 2013

UA researchers share their recent discoveries with colleagues and the public at ninth annual event.

Blood Cell Gene Expression can Predict Outcomes in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Study Finds
October 14, 2013

UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Joe G. N. “Skip” Garcia is co-senior author of a study published in Science Translational Medicine; results suggest that these potential biomarkers should be evaluated further for prioritizing lung transplantation and for drug studies.

Health Forum: Progressive Action on Diabetes Prevention, Oct. 16
October 14, 2013

Free and open to the public, the event will include information about the latest diabetes treatment and research programs, student involvement opportunities and an open question panel.

Bashas’ and K-LOVE 88.1 kick off breast cancer awareness drive Oct. 1 to benefit University of Arizona Cancer Center breast cancer research
October 10, 2013

Throughout the month of October, nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bashas’ and K-LOVE 88.1 have joined forces to conduct a breast cancer awareness drive in the Bashas’ stores throughout Southern and Eastern Arizona to support breast cancer research at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Longtime UA Cancer Center Director Dr. David S. Alberts Granted Director Emeritus Title
October 10, 2013

David S. Alberts, MD, director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center from 2005-2013, has been granted the director emeritus title by the Arizona Health Sciences Center.

UACC Study Works to Improve Breast Cancer Treatment by Combining Nutrition and Medicine
September 27, 2013

University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers are continuing to seek participants for a study designed to determine if a compound found in broccoli can enhance the health-promoting effects of the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen in women at risk of developing breast cancer or those previously treated for early-stage breast cancer.

‘Get to Know the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’ Luncheon, Nov. 6
September 19, 2013

Keynote speaker Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, discusses the state of the Center

UA Sarver Heart Center ‘Heart of the Matter’ Luncheon Focuses on Heart Disease in Women, Oct. 12
September 11, 2013

Program will provide an extensive question-and-answer session to give attendees information to ‘journey toward a better, healthier you.’

University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Expands Offerings to Broader Range of Health Professionals
August 8, 2013

New lifestyle transformation programs prepare diverse integrative teams

ECMO Program at The University of Arizona Medical Center Receives ‘ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support’
July 17, 2013

The UAMC ECMO program exemplifies the distinction of an academic medical center, with its ability to collaborate with many highly-trained subspecialists to provide life-saving care for individuals with extremely complex illnesses—in Tucson and beyond.

Gregorio Named Interim Director of the UA Sarver Heart Center
July 2, 2013

“Dr. Gregorio is a great leader to bring the UA Sarver Heart Center through this time of transition as we work to conclude the national search for Dr. Ewy’s successor,” said Steve Goldschmid, MD, dean of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson.

Dr. Joe G.N. ‘Skip’ Garcia Appointed UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences
June 27, 2013

Internationally noted physician-scientist, health administrator, scholar and educator joins the UA from the University of Illinois, where he served as the vice president for health affairs.

People and Programs On The Move at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
June 26, 2013

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson held its annual leadership, teaching and quality improvement training, the Interprofessional Chief Resident Immersion Training Program (IP-CRIT), on June 8-9 to improve health outcomes for older adults.