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UA Arthritis Center and UA Athletics Team Up For 2016 Desert Diamond Bear Down Luncheon, April 21
April 6, 2016
UA Vice President for Athletics Greg Byrne and “Voice of the Wildcats” Brian Jeffries will be guest speakers at the event, which benefits research to identify the causes, improve the diagnosis and treatment and find cures for the more than 100 forms of arthritis.

UA Cancer Center Researchers Advocate new Approach To Treat Rare Tissue Disorder
March 31, 2016
Overall implications for this new approach suggest that low energy X-rays or electron beams have a high therapeutic ratio in relieving the limiting symptoms of “Scleredema of Buschke” and in improving the quality of life of the patients afflicted by it.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Co-Sponsor Inaugural Desert Lung Disease Conference, April 15-16
March 28, 2016
Continuing medical education credits are available to as many as 150 clinical practitioners expected to attend the two-day event to learn more about advanced lung disease treatment options.

People and Programs On The Move at the University of Arizona Health Sciences
March 28, 2016
Dr. Samuel Keim elected to the board of the American Board of Emergency Medicine; University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center researchers received Best Scientific Presentation Award; Dr. Lynn Gerald, nationally known expert in the area of school-based asthma, received University of Alabama at Birmingham’s highest honor.

Med Student Bachelorette host and contestant at Tucson Match Day festivities
Internal Medicine First Choice for Match Day Surprises
March 21, 2016

Shawn Ong was first to announce winning his top pick for Match Day at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson. Among 99 local students participating in the national event, he's headed for Yale-New Haven for an internal medicine residency. Many chose to stay in Tucson for their resident physician training...


Primary Care Wins the Largest Share of Students in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2016
March 19, 2016
The students opened Match Day envelopes Friday that revealed where they will go for residency training: nearly 40 percent of the class – 39 of 99 students – will pursue primary care, the most critical physician shortage in Arizona.

MATCH DAY 2016
March 17, 2016
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2016 and medical graduates across the country learn where they will go for residency training during National Residency Matching Program ceremonies coordinated to occur at the same time.

UA’s Dr. Scott Klewer Receives Congenital Heart Surveillance Grant from the March of Dimes
March 3, 2016

The Arizona CHSTRONG project will provide a more complete understanding of the social and quality-of-life issues facing individuals with congenital heart disease from throughout the state as they transition into adulthood.


White House Announcement: UA Health Sciences Commits Biomedical Informatics and Genome Medicine Teams to National Precision Medicine Initiative
February 25, 2016

The University of Arizona Health Sciences will commit significant resources to precision medicine – translating large-scale clinical and genomic data to accelerate disease prevention, early detection and treatment – through the UA Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics and the UA Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine.


Dr. Jorge Jaramillo Gomez, Global Leader in Cancer Research, Joins UA Health Sciences
February 24, 2016

Jorge Gomez, MD, PhD, a global health cancer research leader, translational researcher and health disparities expert, formerly with the National Cancer Institute, joins the University of Arizona Health Sciences.


‘The Path to Optimal Health: How to Eat and How to Move,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Lecture, March 2
February 22, 2016
Free and open to the public, the lecture by Canyon Ranch Health Resort’s Param Dedhia, MD, will address practical approaches to weight management and exercise, and the benefits for joint disease and other chronic conditions.

UA Awarded NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant to Study Student-Athletes’ Sleep
February 17, 2016

A team of University of Arizona researchers has been awarded a National Collegiate Athletic Association grant to study student-athletes’ circadian rhythms and sleep to enhance their psychosocial well-being and mental health.


UA Health Sciences Appoints Noted Health Leader Dr. Akinlolu O. Ojo as Associate Vice President for Clinical Research and Global Health Initiatives
February 10, 2016

An international leader in chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation research and clinical care with a focus on health disparities, Dr. Ojo brings extensive experience in the development and management of multicenter clinical trials and global health research.


Asthma, COPD Topic of Thursday’s Lung Conference Lecture
February 2, 2016

Speaking Thursday, Feb. 4, at noon in Room 8403, Dr. Gene Bleecker, director of Wake Forest University’s Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research, has been added to the line-up of presenters for the 2015-16 Winter Series Lung Conference, co-sponsored by PACCS and the Arizona Respiratory Center…


Of 7,500 Applicants, Last of 450 Internal Medicine Residency Candidates Finish Interviews, Tours
January 29, 2016

Final Applicant Visit Day events preceding the 2016-17 Resident Match Day ceremonies took place in January. In all, nearly 3,500 applications were received for each UA Internal Medicine Residency Program—at Tucson and South campus—and more than 400 candidates interviewed for about 40 positions. The Dermatology Residency Program got more than 450 applications and interviewed about 45 candidates...


UA Researchers Identify Food Additive that May Help Prevent Skin Cancer
January 21, 2016

Unlike sunscreen, the nutritional compound protects skin from the inside out.


New UA Chief of Infectious Diseases Has Long History of Novel Research into HIV, AIDS Prevention
January 20, 2016

The University of Colorado – Denver’s Dr. Elizabeth Connick will succeed Dr. Stephen Klotz in April as chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, bringing a broad research portfolio on HIV and AIDS prevention to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UA Endocrinologist Dr. Merri Pendergrass Chosen for Top State Award by American Diabetes Association
January 12, 2016

The head of the Adult Diabetes Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will be among a dozen to be honored Thursday at annual awards dinner in Phoenix.


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