UA Surgery Head Leigh Neumayer Named Interim Senior Vice President for Health SciencesUniversity of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart has named Dr. Leigh Neumayer as interim senior vice president for health sciences. Her appointment will be effective Jan. 1, 2017, following Dr. Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia's decision to resign his administrative role and step back to faculty.
Distinguished Physician-Scientist Dr. Kenneth S. Knox Named Faculty Affairs Associate Dean at the UA College of Medicine – PhoenixA faculty member at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson since 2008 and chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine since 2010, Dr. Knox takes his talents to the expanding UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.
UA Researchers Go the Distance for Fluid Analysis Via SweatA first-of-its-kind wearable sensor, tested at the El Tour de Tucson endurance cycling event in 2015, measures biomarkers to reveal the body's response to exercise.
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Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Joe "Skip" Garcia, informed UA President Ann Weaver Hart that he wants to leave administration and return to full-time teaching. "While I have thoroughly enjoyed my leadership role as senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona, I want to pursue my first love — cutting-edge clinical and translational research and clinical care, and science-based teaching for the next generation of physician scientists and clinicians," Garcia said.
Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will lead a collaborative research project to develop the framework for a long-term study of cancer in firefighters.
“It has been relatively well-established that people who don’t get enough sleep and those whose sleep is of poor quality are more likely to gain weight and become obese,” said Dr. Michael Grandner, director of the sleep and health research program at the UA College of Medicine in Tucson, who wasn’t involved in the study. “We also know that part of the reason for this is that their sleep patterns may be leading them to a more unhealthy diet, which may be causing the weight gain. But up until now, there really wasn’t a specific focus on soda consumption, even though we know that soda is a leading driver of obesity.”