Spotlights

UA PTSD Study Seeks Participants to Help Understand and Provide Solutions for Sleep Struggles
To gain insights into the relationship between PTSD, light exposure, sleep and brain function the University of Arizona is seeking participants for a six-week sleep research study. June is PTSD awareness month and June 27 is National PTSD Awareness Day.

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Granted Full Accreditation
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or LCME. The LCME is the national accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to M.D. degrees in the United States and Canada.

UA’s Dr. Yves Lussier Honored with Ambassador Award
Dr. Lussier, associate vice president for data science and chief knowledge officer at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, and director of the UAHS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics, received the award from his alma mater, the University of Sherbrooke, in Quebec, Canada.

UA Research Says H. Pylori Needs Much Closer Attention
If the bacterium involved in a host of digestive maladies isn't eradicated after treatment, that could indicate a resistance to antibiotics — and that's worrisome.

Designed to Increase Diversity in Health Care, UA Health Sciences’ Summer Programs Commence June 5
A campuswide commitment for diversity and inclusion and to improve the health of underserved populations is the focus of four flagship health professions pipeline summer programs at the UA Health Sciences.

Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase Speakers Announced
The Arizona Telemedicine Program’s third national Service Provider Showcase will be held Oct. 2-3 in Phoenix

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.

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.

UA Expert Available for Comment on the Revised Congressional Budget Office Analysis of the American Health Care Act
Daniel Derksen, MD, professor of public health policy and director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is available to explain the projected impact of the American Health Care Act on Medicare.

Transplant, Vascular, Endocrine Surgeons Join Tucson Faculty
The University of Arizona Department of Surgery and Banner – University Medical Center recently welcomed several new surgeons to Tucson. All are members of Banner – University Medical Group, the practice plan composed of faculty physicians of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.