News Archive: 2013
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
November 5, 2013
The study will use virtual-reality-based exercise combining balance training and a Yoga meditation technique, “Kirtan Kriya.”
October 15, 2013
UA researchers share their recent discoveries with colleagues and the public at ninth annual event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 19, 2013
Keynote speaker Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, discusses the state of the Center
September 11, 2013
Program will provide an extensive question-and-answer session to give attendees information to ‘journey toward a better, healthier you.’
August 8, 2013
New lifestyle transformation programs prepare diverse integrative teams
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.
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.
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.
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.