Spotlight

State of the UA Health Sciences with Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia, MD

Please join us for an informative presentation on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in DuVal Auditorium.  Videoconferenced to Phoenix Biomedical Campus - Lecture Hall C105.

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UA’s Dr. Cecilia Rosales Appointed to Binational Border Health Network

Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, assistant dean of the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health -- Phoenix, was appointed to the Academic Technical Council (ATC) of the Binational Border Health Network (BBHN). The network is comprised of experts from 10 border states to improve response to the challenges posed by public health conditions on the U.S.-México Border.

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University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital Set To Open

As the lone National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center headquartered in the state, The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital is bringing the future of cancer care to downtown Phoenix.

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Message from the UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

Increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of the health-care workforce has been identified as a key factor to addressing health disparities and ensuring the adequate provision of culturally competent care to our nation’s growing minority communities.

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Dr. Dan Derksen Addresses U.S. House Subcommittee About ‘Rural Health Care Disparities Created by Medicare Regulations and Payment’

Dan Derksen, MD, professor of public health policy and management and director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, spoke today before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, in Washington, D.C. Oral testimony at this hearing was from invited witnesses only.

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Annual Regional Conference Covers New Approaches to Treating Trauma

The 26th Annual Southwest Regional Trauma Conference, Thursday and Friday, July 30-31, at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., Tucson, aims to deliver the most current information on trauma and its management to all health-care professionals working to combat this major health problem.

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UA Team Develops Model to Predict Spread of Debilitating Mosquito-Borne Virus, Wins International Competition

A  public health epidemiologist and a mathematician at the University of Arizona teamed up to win an international competition for their development of a model to predict an outbreak of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne viral disease that causes debilitating joint and muscle pain.

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UA Researchers Receive $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Develop Mobile, Wearable Technology to Assess Frailty

The senior population in the United States is growing rapidly. People are living longer. However, one 80-year-old person may be more frail and less able to withstand the same medical treatment or surgery than another person the same age. New mobile technologies are being developed at the University of Arizona to assess frailty and to help make evidenced-based improvements in the care of the elderly.

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UA Sarver Heart Center Scientists Awarded NIH Grant to Study Contractile Proteins that Keep Hearts Beating in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

The Gregorio Lab in the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s Molecular and Cardiovascular Research Program (MCRP) was awarded $1.77 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a study called “Deciphering the Role of Lmod2 in Thin Filament Length Regulation and Dilated Cardiomyopathy” (NIH Grant 1R01HL123078)

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State's First Clinical Practice Doctorate with Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Now Offered through the UA College of Nursing

The state’s first practice doctorate with a nurse anesthesia specialty is now being offered through the University of Arizona College of Nursing.

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