News Archive: 2014

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.

Kudos for Internal Medicine Resident – University Campus | August 2013 – November 2014
November 13, 2014

See news bits on awards and accolades as well as papers, abstracts and posters presented and published from residents participating in the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – University Campus from August 2013 through November 2014…

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.

Into the Wild: New Wilderness Medicine Program at UA Hones Patient Care Skills in Austere Conditions
May 20, 2014

The sterile, high tech and fully stocked clinical environment at the University of Arizona Medical Centers provide an ideal learning and teaching environment, but this semester students, residents and faculty had the opportunity to demonstrate their medical skills in the wild, rugged terrain of the Arizona wilderness.

Dr. Jason X.-J. Yuan Appointed Associate Vice President for Translational Health Sciences at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
May 19, 2014

An internationally recognized physician-scientist in pulmonary vascular disease research, Dr. Yuan will provide critical leadership in translational health strategies and training physician-scientists at AHSC.

New One-Click Access to Cutting-Edge Clinical Trials Now Available at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
May 12, 2014

Connecting your family to cutting-edge research through enrollment in clinical trials just got easier, thanks to a new website that makes it easy to find and potentially enroll in current health-related studies at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.

Spring Season Blooms Allergies: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
May 5, 2014

Research clinicians at the University of Arizona Medical Center offer relief during the spring allergy season.

5th Annual ‘Travels in Medicine: Exploring the Global Health Community’ Photography Exhibit through May 10
April 28, 2014

Free and open to the public, the exhibit at the Arizona Health Sciences Library provides a glimpse of health care beyond our borders

‘Oh My Aching Joints: Exploring the Latest Treatments for Joint Pain,’ May 7
April 24, 2014

Free lecture, open to the public, by Dr. Jeffrey R. Lisse, in conjunction with Arthritis Awareness Month

UA Sarver Heart Center Expert Offers Insights into New Uses of a Surgical Adhesive in New England Journal of Medicine
April 17, 2014

UArizona’s Dr. Marvin Slepian and Stonybrook University’s Dr. Danny Bluestein, co-authored a review article citing the benefits of hydrophobic light-activated adhesive (HLAA), a fluid, blood-resistant tissue glue that can be applied as a liquid before a procedure is performed and activated on demand to adhere, cure and bond.