Spotlight

UA’s Dr. Dan Derksen Appointed Director of The Community, Environment & Policy Division

Dan Derksen, MD, professor and the Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair, has been named director of the community, environment and policy division at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

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Buffmire Lecture: “The Evolution of Medical Education”

Changes in Medical Education the Focus of the Fall Donald K. Buffmire Lecture at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, Sept. 3.

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UA Rural Health Conference and Performance Improvement Summit

41st annual conference focuses on access to health care in Arizona’s rural communities. Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8 at Wigwam Resort, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, Ariz.

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New System in Arizona Dramatically Improves Survival from Cardiac Arrest

A new system that sent patients to designated Cardiac Receiving Centers dramatically increased the survival rate of victims of sudden cardiac arrest in Arizona, according to a new study.

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UA College of Medicine – Tucson Earns Accreditation Through 2022

The medical education program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, designed to train the next generation of highly skilled physicians dedicated to improving patient care and advancing the state of medical knowledge, has earned accreditation through 2022, a full eight-year term.

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More than 100 UAHN Physicians among 'Best Doctors in America'

More than 100 Tucson physicians with the University of Arizona Health Network are ranked among the 2014 Best Doctors in America and are featured in Tucson Lifestyle magazine’s July issue on Best Doctors in Tucson.

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Message from the UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

Greetings. I wanted to provide a brief update regarding the ongoing efforts of the four AHSC research advisory councils, which have submitted “white papers,” outlining their initial recommendations to strategically strengthen and expand our basic, clinical and translational research programs.

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Orphaned Ugandan Boy Undergoes Surgery at UAMC to Correct Severely Deformed Spine

Neurosurgeons Ali Baaj, MD, University of Arizona Department of Surgery, and Kumar Kakarla, MD, Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, successfully performed corrective spine surgery June 9 on a severely deformed Ugandan orphan approximately 8 years old at the University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC) in Tucson.

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UAMC Surgery Team Removes 47-pound Tumor in Tucson Woman in High-Risk Procedure

In a complex, 10-hour operation, surgeons at The University of Arizona Medical Center successfully removed a 47.5-pound tumor from a Tucson woman. Despite suffering cardiac arrest during the procedure, the team of surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses brought Marcey DiCaro successfully through the surgery.

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