People on the Move at University of Arizona Health Sciences
November 2, 2015

Drs. Steven J. Barker, Karen Herbst and C. Kent Kwoh, three University of Arizona Health Sciences affiliated faculty and medical researchers, were recognized by various organizations for outstanding contributions in their fields.

LA Music Awards Honors UA Physician, Researcher, Professor Karen Herbst
November 2, 2015
Dr. Herbst was named Humanitarian of the Year for Medical Research of Rare Tissue Disorders, having been nominated by a patient she diagnosed and is treating for Dercum’s disease.

Lisa O’Neill Named ‘2015 Gerontologist of the Year’ by Arizona Geriatrics Society
November 2, 2015

The director of education for the University of Arizona Center on Aging is recognized for multiple efforts to enhance the quality of life and care for the unique needs of those of advancing age across the state of Arizona.

‘Back Talk: Treating and Preventing Complex and Common Forms of Back Pain’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Lecture, Nov. 4
October 27, 2015
Free and open to the public, the lecture by Patrick Bouley, PT, MS, DPT, will address all aspects of back pain, its treatment and prevention.

Tucson Man, Without a Heartbeat for 17 Minutes, Thanks his Rescuers, Medical Team
October 27, 2015

Cardiac patient Robert Freel of Tucson will be reunited with the two sheriff’s deputies who rescued him and with some of his hospital caregivers at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 29 at Banner – UMC Tucson. Media are invited to cover the reunion and interview Mr. Freel, the deputies and his physicians. Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos also will be present.

The Skin Cancer Institute at the University of Arizona Cancer Center Presents the Sixth Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 7
October 27, 2015
Proceeds will support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona.

Dr. Francisco García Is College of Medicine Alumnus of the Year
October 23, 2015

Enjoy this profile of UA alum Dr. Francisco Garcia, director and CMO of the Pima County Health Department, from Lo Que Pasa, a UA@Work newsletter, on his selection as the Alumnus of the Year for the UA College of Medicine...

UA Researcher Says Intimate Partner Violence Compromises Sleep, Overall Health
October 20, 2015
Study co-authored by University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson sleep expert Michael Grandner, PhD, explores the effects of intimate partner violence on sleep.

UA’s Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine
October 19, 2015

Membership in the National Academy of Medicine—established originally as the Institute of Medicine in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences—is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service.

In First Lecture in ‘Dementia: A Global Challenge’ Series, Speaker to Focus on Vascular Cognitive Impairment
October 14, 2015

Duk L. Na, MD, an international authority on dementia related to cerebrovascular disease, will discuss his latest research on Nov. 20. Three other prominent researchers to speak on related topics, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, through June 2016 in this University of Arizona lecture series.

UA Cardiologist’s Work to Reduce Blood Clots with VAD Rotor Recognized by NIH
October 12, 2015

UA professor of medicine and biomedical engineering Marvin J. Slepian, MD, of the Sarver Heart Center, was recently featured in an article from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering on the NIH website...

Broader Dates for Valley Fever Awareness Week Underscore Significant Research into Tools to Fight This Respiratory Disease
October 12, 2015

With the NIH and FDA supporting efforts to develop better diagnostic tools and vaccines against this respiratory disease endemic to the U.S. Southwest and Northwest Mexico, the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence’s public education campaign gains momentum.

UA Cancer Center, Honors College Partner to Support Breast Cancer Research, Awareness
October 8, 2015

Donations will support breast cancer research conducted by Honors College student Ariane Guthrie and Dr. Jessica Martinez, UA Cancer Center

The University of Arizona Holds Novel Life-Saving Cardiac Resuscitation Training for EMS Professionals
October 7, 2015
The collaborative project, “High Performance CPR University,” aims to train paramedics in state-of-the art cardiac resuscitation techniques.

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, Oct. 21
October 7, 2015
Free public presentation on breast reconstruction options for mastectomy patients

Get Your Shot Tomorrow! Flu Season Approaches
September 30, 2015

Free flu shots are being offered to state employees across the University of Arizona campus, starting Oct. 2, 2015, at the Farmers Market in the University of Arizona Health Sciences Plaza from 9 a.m. to noon and 1  to 2:30 p.m. Most seasonal flu activity happens between October and May, peaking in the U.S. peaks between December and February…

UA Sleep Researcher Authors Section on Sleep Disparities in Congressional Report
September 23, 2015
The burden of insufficient and/or poor quality sleep is felt disproportionately by racial/ethnic minorities and the socioeconomically disadvantaged, according to Michael Grandner, PhD, in the 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America.

Community Education Program, “We’ve Got the Beat: An Update on Atrial Fibrillation” to be held Oct. 17
September 23, 2015

The community is invited to attend “We’ve Got the Beat: An Update on Atrial Fibrillation,” an education program presented by the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, on Oct. 17.

‘Exercise Essentials for Healthy Aging’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Lecture, Oct. 7
September 22, 2015

Free and open to the public, the lecture will provide “An Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Inside Look at Being Smart About Staying Active,” by University of Arizona orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Jolene Hardy, MD.

Dr. Daniel Persky Named Associate Director of Clinical Investigations at UA Cancer Center
September 22, 2015

Daniel Persky, MD, a leading physician-scientist in the field of lymphoma translational research, has been named associate director of clinical investigations and director, Clinical Trials Office (CTO), at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Dr. Persky will work closely with UA Cancer Center leadership to enhance clinical and translational research efforts.