Banner Health Bestows ‘Best of the Best’ Awards to Banner – UMC South, Alvernon Clinic

Banner – University Medical Center South, 2800 E. Ajo Way, was recognized for its top performance among Banner Health hospitals with a 2017 Best of the Best Award at Banner Health’s annual conference for its leaders May 18 in Phoenix.

Big Hunt for Small Molecule to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

Two UA researchers say that finding the ideal molecule could open the door to therapeutic drugs to treat diseases such as ALS.

Building Infrastructure and Good Health, UA Health Professions Students Will Offer Health Screenings for Construction Workers on May 26

Health professions students will offer glucose screenings, blood-pressure monitoring and information on sun safety, hydration, nutrition and smoking cessation for the construction team working on the Health Sciences Innovation Building, in a show of appreciation.

Banner Health Bestows ‘Best of the Best’ Awards to Banner – UMC South, Alvernon Clinic

Banner – University Medical Center South, 2800 E. Ajo Way, was recognized for its top performance among Banner Health hospitals with a 2017 Best of the Best Award at Banner Health’s annual conference for its leaders May 18 in Phoenix.

Big Hunt for Small Molecule to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

Two UA researchers say that finding the ideal molecule could open the door to therapeutic drugs to treat diseases such as ALS.

Building Infrastructure and Good Health, UA Health Professions Students Will Offer Health Screenings for Construction Workers on May 26

Health professions students will offer glucose screenings, blood-pressure monitoring and information on sun safety, hydration, nutrition and smoking cessation for the construction team working on the Health Sciences Innovation Building, in a show of appreciation.
  • Banner Health Bestows ‘Best of the Best’ Awards to Banner – UMC South, Alvernon Clinic

    Banner – University Medical Center South, 2800 E. Ajo Way, was recognized for its top performance among Banner Health hospitals with a 2017 Best of the Best Award at Banner Health’s annual conference for its leaders May 18 in Phoenix.
  • Big Hunt for Small Molecule to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

    Two UA researchers say that finding the ideal molecule could open the door to therapeutic drugs to treat diseases such as ALS.
  • Building Infrastructure and Good Health, UA Health Professions Students Will Offer Health Screenings for Construction Workers on May 26

    Health professions students will offer glucose screenings, blood-pressure monitoring and information on sun safety, hydration, nutrition and smoking cessation for the construction team working on the Health Sciences Innovation Building, in a show of appreciation.

People and Programs on the Move

Elected by her peers in academic cardiology, Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, was inducted into the organization led by leaders in American cardiology research.

Three of the 12 new members are UA Health Sciences leaders based in Tucson and Phoenix.

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May 23 2017 - 9:13am
Founded in 1996, the ATP was recognized as ‘a true pioneer in bringing telemedicine into the mainstream.’
May 17 2017 - 12:42pm
Rural Health Professions Program allows students to gain clinical experience in rural health.
May 16 2017 - 12:42pm
Nurturing empathy in first- and second-year medical students is a cornerstone of the Creativity in Elder Care program. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix program was modeled after work being done by Gary Glazner, founder and project director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project.
May 15 2017 - 2:55pm
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provide Graduate Nursing Education funding to train Doctor of Nursing Practice students for the burgeoning telehealth field.
May 11 2017 - 9:08am
The UA's 2017 graduating class wants to help improve the human condition. The class includes a future dermatologist who made rescues during Hurricane Katrina, a researcher studying Tibetan monks, a Chinese-born mining engineer and a musician who has performed around the globe.

UAHS In The News

Thousands of Arizonans gained health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Now, Congress is moving to repeal and replace it. To approach an understanding of what might come next, Lorraine Rivera spoke with Daniel Derksen, director of the University of Arizona’s Center for Rural Health. Derksen starts by assessing progress under Obamacare.

Overweight and obese people who shed a lot of excess pounds may have less damage in their knee joints than their counterparts who don’t lose weight, a recent study suggests.  It should also encourage patients to consider the benefits of even a little bit of weight loss,” said Dr. Kent Kwoh, director of the UA Arthritis Center in Tucson.

A study led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy has generated the first comprehensive catalog of diseases associated with variations in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes that regulate the body's immune system