UA Health Sciences Supports Diverse and Determined Pathways to Medicine
May 17, 2016

Four UA students share their stories of being accepted into the UA Health Sciences Pathways Programs. The Phoenix- and Tucson-based programs have successfully changed the diversity of the UA Colleges of Medicine and ultimately will impact the diversity of the medical workforce.

Four of 25 Tucson Campus IM Residents Take Top Honors in Research AHD Poster Competition
May 10, 2016

Twenty-five participants in the 2016 Research Academic Half-Day poster competition for residents in the Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus shared their work for viewing and judging April 28 in DuVal Auditorium. Top honors went to Roberto Bernardo, MD; Justin Lee, MBBS; Jawad Bilal, MBBS, and Manjinder Kaur, DO. See a photo collage here…

Dr. Gregorio named Vice Dean for Innovation and Development for UA College of Medicine – Tucson
May 10, 2016
Carol Gregorio, PhD, has been appointed vice dean for innovation and development in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (COM-T), effective May 9.

Celebrating the Career of Dr. David Albert, UA Cancer Center Throws a Party
May 9, 2016

For his May 8 retirement, the UA Cancer Center honored its director emeritus and regents professor Dr. David S. Alberts with a scientific symposium, a “Celebrating a Stellar Career” tribute and a large reception. A key player in the center’s founding as well as that of the UA Skin Cancer Institute, he has dedicated himself to building a $5 million endowment to support the institute. See the pictures and find how you might support that effort…

Dr. Akinlolu Ojo Leads Discussion About Precision Medicine with Bioscience Leaders
May 9, 2016

He was the Keynote Speaker at this Year’s AZBio Expo

Preventing Asthma in Children: University of Arizona Researchers Are One Step Closer
May 5, 2016
Leaders at the University of Arizona Health Sciences predict that a preventive medicine will be a landmark achievement in the history of asthma research. The national study is funded by a $27 million National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute grant.

Women with Heart Disease Often Don’t Realize It
May 5, 2016

Research shows that women and health-care professionals both have difficulty recognizing symptoms of heart disease in women, which can lead to delayed treatment and incorrect diagnoses, says University of Arizona nursing professor Anne Rosenfeld.

Help Is Just a Phone Call Away – Telephone CPR Improves Cardiac Arrest Outcomes, UA Research Finds
May 4, 2016
“These outcomes demonstrate that it is feasible to save lives from cardiac arrest through implementing and measuring this key intervention of Telephone-CPR instructions delivered by 9-1-1 dispatchers,” said UA Emergency Medicine researcher Dr. Bentley J. Bobrow.

Two New Leadership Appointments Announced at UA Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion
May 3, 2016
Oscar Beita, MPH, and Lydia Kennedy, MEd, who currently work within the UA Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will be taking on new leadership roles.

People and Programs on the Move at Banner – University Medical Center
May 2, 2016
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

UA Zika Expert to Speak at Partners in Public Health Luncheon, May 4
May 2, 2016
Open to the public, the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health event will be held at the Arizona Inn, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Opioid Research by UAHS MD-PhD Student Alex Sandweiss Receives Three Awards
May 2, 2016
Understanding how opioids activate the reward pathway leading to addiction is crucial to developing a non-addictive pain reliever, says Sandweiss, who also is arranger/director for the singing group DocApella

‘Decoding Osteoarthritis…New Approaches to Prevention and Treatment Using Your Brain and Body’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, May 4
April 29, 2016
Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Charles Ratzlaff will discuss the prevention and management of knee and hip osteoarthritis with an emphasis on neuromuscular re-training.

Archived Medicine Grand Rounds Now on iTunes
April 28, 2016

Did you know that you can view/listen to UA Department of Medicine Grand Rounds via Apple’s iTunes? It's true...

Making Precision Medicine a Reality: Genomics Researchers Discover Road Map to Disease Origin
April 28, 2016

University of Arizona Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University researchers are one step closer to understanding the genetic and biological basis of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and rheumatoid arthritis – and to identifying new drug targets and therapies.

Coming soon: New website for Banner - UMC
April 22, 2016

Banner Health—the chief clinical partner for the UA Health Sciences colleges—will soon launch a redesigned, more customer-friendly public website that’s designed to be mobile-friendly and offers new functionality and features. Views are geocentrically coordinated to clinical programs and services of the nearest Banner facilities. Preview it via video highlights here…

The James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy Presents Dr. Victoria Maizes, Internationally Recognized Leader in Integrative Medicine, May 6
April 20, 2016
Dr. Maizes will describe local and national initiatives that are being implemented and producing meaningful change, from school-based mindfulness programs to community gardens as well as University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine programs that can enhance well-being and improve the health of our society. The lecture is free and open to the public.

UA Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Health Advocate Wanda Moore Says Knowledge is Power in Regard to Heart Disease
April 18, 2016
April is National Minority Health Month and the UA Sarver Heart Center Community Coalition for Heart Health Education, a minority outreach program, works year-round to raise awareness of heart health disparities.

UA Health Sciences Leaders Among Phoenix Magazine’s Top 25 `Maestros of Medicine’
April 18, 2016
Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD, and Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, FACEP, FAHA, made Phoenix Magazine’s list of the top 25 most influential people involved in Phoenix health care.

We’re Taking Red Steps to Rise above Heart Failure
April 14, 2016
April 14 is Heart Failure Society of America’s Red Steps Challenge – 6 million red steps to raise awareness of the 6 million Americans who are living with heart failure