Spotlight

Dr. Francisco Moreno Assumes New AHSC Leadership Role to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in Health Care

With the strategic initiative to advance the education, training, recruitment and employment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body that is reflective of the communities it serves, the Arizona Health Sciences Center appoints Dr. Francisco Moreno assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion.

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UA Researchers Find Connection Between Persistent Insomnia, Inflammation and Mortality

An association between persistent insomnia, inflammation and mortality has been found by a University of Arizona research team led by Arizona Respiratory Center faculty members Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, and Stefano Guerra, MD, PhD, MPH.

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AZ Research Shows 9-1-1 Dispatchers Giving CPR Instruction Saves Lives

The three-year Arizona study showed that when the latest AHA’s pre-arrival telephone CPR guidelines published in 2012 were implemented throughout Arizona, the result was an increased the number of bystanders performing CPR as well as survival rates, said Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, medical director of the Bureau of Emergency Medicine Services and Trauma System for the Arizona Department of Health Services.

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UA College of Medicine - Tucson Teaching Awards Recognize Top Educators

Faculty members were recognized for Outstanding Teacher in a Block, the Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching, Outstanding Use of Educational Technology and Staff Support of the Year winners, among others.on Thursday, Nov. 13.

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Valley Fever Drug Receives Fast-Track Designation by the FDA

A potentially curative anti-Valley Fever drug has been given a boost in its development by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Gabriel Ayala Trio Concert to Benefit UA Mobile Health Program, Oct. 12

The renowned Gabriel Ayala Trio will perform Sunday, Oct. 12, in a concert to benefit the University of Arizona Mobile Health Program.

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First Responders to be Honored on 6th Annual Heroes Day, Oct. 2

As part of Heroes Day 2014, people across the Southern Arizona community are invited to say “thank you” to first responders for the work they do all year long. Now in its sixth year, the annual event recognizes law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, Border Patrol agents and other first responders who work to keep the community safe and help citizens in times of crisis.

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UAMC Trauma Center Chosen for Clinical Study on New Drug that May Improve Function after Acute Spinal Cord Injury

The University of Arizona Medical Center is one of 60 trauma centers in the United States, Canada and Europe selected to conduct a clinical trial of a new investigational drug that could help people with acute spinal cord injuries (ASCI) experience less spinal cord damage and have improved function.

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Tucson Fire Department and UA Department of Emergency Medicine Host Community-Wide Scavenger Hunt for Life-Saving Emergency Defibrillators

Tucson and Pima County residents are invited to join a scavenger hunt for automated external defibrillators (AEDs) during the month of September.

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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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