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UA Health Sciences Awarded $1.4M Grant for Program that Supports Sleep Apnea Patients
September 3, 2019
Peers will help newly diagnosed sleep-apnea patients get the most out of CPAP treatment, which saves lives but is difficult for many patients to follow.

Call Issued on Nominations for 2nd Annual Clinical Excellence Awards
August 28, 2019

The Second Annual University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Clinical Excellence Award, established in 2018, recognizes physician faculty members at the assistant or associate professor level for outstanding clinical care. This competitive award is acknowledged by a plaque, UA Health Sciences media coverage and carries with it a monetary prize. Deadline for nominations: Friday, Sept. 6, 2019…


Hematology-Oncology’s Dr. Daruka Mahadevan Honored by National Academy of Inventors
August 26, 2019

A University of Arizona professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and Phase 1 Program director at the UA Cancer Center, Dr. Daruka Mahadevan has been recognized as a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging inventors in academia…


New Program Provides Patients Both Medical and Behavioral Health Services at Banner Family Medicine Clinics
August 21, 2019
A new program implemented by the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine provides primary care patients the opportunity to also receive behavioral health-care services at the same location.

UA Health Sciences Research Identifies Brain Inflammation As Potential Target to Treat Tinnitus
August 20, 2019
The discovery by Dr. Shaowen Bao and his colleagues could lead to new treatments to silence tinnitus for millions of sufferers.

New Director and Assistant Director of Fellowship in Integrative Medicine
August 19, 2019

The University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine expands as Drs. Ann Marie Chiasson and Lise Alschuler accept leadership roles in the center’s flagship Fellowship in Integrative Medicine program. The largest such integrative medicine program in the world, it has nearly 1,400 graduates from all 50 states and 28 countries and territories…


Banner – University Medicine Announces El Tour de Tucson Title Sponsorship
August 19, 2019

A commitment to health, wellness and safety assures the November 23 Tucson tour tradition.


Transition in Leadership at University of Arizona Cancer Center Announced
August 16, 2019

Dr. William Cance, interim director for the University of Arizona Cancer Center, has accepted a new position as chief medical and scientific officer at the American Cancer Society, announced Dr. Michael D. Dake, MD, senior vice president, UA Health Sciences. Dr. Joan Sweasy, formerly of the Yale Cancer Center, was named the new interim director, and Hematology and Oncology Chief Dr. Julie Bauman was named deputy director…


Promoted, New Faculty Recognized at College’s Summer General Faculty Meeting
August 15, 2019

Congratulations to the eight new faculty and 12 recently promoted faculty in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine and beyond who were recognized Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the first UA College of Medicine – Tucson General Faculty Meeting hosted in the Health Sciences Innovation Building. See who they are as well as video and photos from the meeting…


UA and Pima County to Launch Academic Health Department
August 15, 2019
The Academic Health Department will help bridge the gap between the education of public health professionals and the practice of public health.

Dr. Juneman Inducted into Arizona Women’s Leadership Forum, Charter 100 AZ
August 15, 2019

Dr. Elizabeth Juneman, a University of Arizona Division of Cardiology and UA Sarver Heart Center member, and director of outpatient cardiology services at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South, was recently honored with induction into the Charter 100 AZ. Founded in 1979, the nonpartisan women’s leadership group recognizes outstanding women and provides a forum for their interaction. Dr. Juneman is the eighth current member from the UA…


Environmental Health Science Pilot Grants Available from SWEHSC – Apply Today!
August 14, 2019

Considering research in environmental health sciences? The Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC), part of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy’s Center for Toxicology, is on the hunt for pilot project applicants. Win an award up to $40,000 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, an NIH unit, for research on how the environment affects people to promote healthier lives. Deadline: 5 p.m., Fri., Sept. 6. Learn more…


Dr. Julie Bauman Named Fellow of National Academic Medicine Leadership Program
August 13, 2019
Dr. Julie Bauman Named Fellow of National Academic Medicine Leadership Program

UA College of Pharmacy Appoints Faculty with Expertise in Pharmacogenomics, Drug Discovery
August 12, 2019

Dr. Qin M. Chen, wife of University of Arizona cardiologist Dr. Joe Alpert, joins the college’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science as a professor of pharmacology and the Holsclaw endowed professor in pharmacogenomics. And Dr. Jutta Wanner joins its Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology as an associate professor and co-director for the Arizona Center for Drug Discovery...


Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop Schedule Announced for Fall 2019
August 11, 2019

The University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery, and Innovation’s Fall 2019 schedule for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshops runs from Aug. 22 to Dec. 4. These interactive, discussion-based sessions—designed for graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers—are open to all members of campus. All workshops count towards fulfillment of RCR education requirements from the NSF and NIH. See topics here and enroll today…


Midsummer ‘Healthy Dose’ Blog Offers Q&A on Sun Safety
August 6, 2019

Lisa Quale, a health educator at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and UA Skin Cancer Institute, discusses the best ways to enjoy the sun’s benefits while protecting yourself from cancer-causing UV radiation in a recent Healthy Dose Blog post at the UA Health Sciences website...


Doc Talks: Child Development and Wellbeing
August 6, 2019

Free health lectures focusing on child development, Tuesday, Aug. 27.


U.S. News Releases Latest 'Best Hospitals' List – See Who Ranked Where
July 30, 2019

It's been two decades since the hospital that serves as the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson's primary clinical partner did not make the U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" national top 50 rankings in at least one adult specialty, procedure or condition. Banner – University Medical Center Tucson attributed it to a new algorithm the magazine uses to calculate the rankings and points to its new, state-of-the-art, $446-million hospital tower as the game-changer that will return it to the market leader in Southern Arizona…


UA Researcher and Doctoral Student Reconcile Scientific Standoff in Colon Cancer Research
July 30, 2019
Curtis Thorne, PhD, and UA doctoral student Carly Cabel validated findings from a 2018 collaborative study that identified a possible new therapeutic target for colon cancer – after a Harvard lab challenged the initial results.

UA Fueling Rapid Tucson Tech Growth
July 30, 2019
Tucson has enjoyed a 90% jump in technology jobs over the last five years, making it one of the top up-and-coming tech markets in North America, according to global commercial real estate services and investment company CBRE.

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