Spotlights

Dr. Weinstein demonstrating telepathology during a teaching session.
Invented, patented and commercialized by Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, UA professor of pathology and founding director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program, the diagnosis of surgical pathology slides at a distance has benefitted hundreds of thousands of patients around the world.

UA Receives Merck Foundation Funds to Promote Patient-Centered Cancer Care for Latinos, Underserved
Collaborative effort brings together the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, the UA Department of Psychology, UA Cancer Center and many community partners, including El Rio Community Health Center and the Arizona Community Health Worker Outreach Network.

‘Tame Your Pain...An Inside Look at Conventional and Alternative Therapies for Pain Management’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, March 1
Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Mohab Ibrahim will discuss the causes of chronic pain and current treatments for arthritis and related joint pain, including conventional and alternative approaches to pain management and the facts, fads and fiction associated with this complex medical issue.

12 New Members Added to Arizona Telemedicine Council: A Forum for ‘Very Creative Ideas’
The visionary group comprised of legislators, health-care executives, physicians, business leaders, agency officials and others keeps the Arizona Telemedicine Program well-informed of health-care needs and opportunities in Arizona.

Two New Divisions at UA Health Sciences Target Precision Medicine Remedies via Advanced Genetic, Genomic Research
Pioneers in research and application of personalized medicine in respiratory disease based on advances in translational genetic studies, Drs. Gene Bleecker and Deb Meyers were recruited from Wake Forest University to head related divisions in the UA Department of Medicine and the UA Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine.

UA Named a White House Healthy Campus
Students and staff from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received White House honors for their efforts to reach uninsured Americans and get them health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

UA College of Nursing Receives Prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars Grant to Prepare PhD Nurses
Multi-funder initiative aims to help reach National Academy of Medicine goal to build the next generation of PhD-prepared nursing leaders.

Arizona House of Representatives’ Health Committee Session to Feature UA and Banner Health Leaders’ Discussion About the ‘Children’s Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE) Center of Excellence’
Leaders from Banner-University Medicine and the UA will provide an update about the “Children’s Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE) Center of Excellence”—the first center of its kind in the United States.

Student-Athletes Not Sleeping Enough, Intervention Could Help
UA researchers have developed an education and support program designed to improve the sleep habits of busy student-athletes.

Dr. Esther Sternberg is Keynote Speaker at University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 15th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 28
World renowned for her discoveries in the science of mind-body interactions, place and wellbeing, Dr. Sternberg will deliver the keynote address, “Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Wellbeing,” at this year’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference. The conference addresses health and services that help improve daily life for those living with arthritis – and those who care for them.