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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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Life-Size 3D-Prints by UA Surgeon Dr. Nicholas Giovinco Blur the Line Between Art and Science in ‘Design for Social Impact’ at the Museum of Design Atlanta

The line between art and science is blurred in the work of foot and ankle surgeon Nicholas Giovinco, DPM, of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Giovinco’s 3D-printed templates created using CT scans of foot and ankle deformities are featured in “Design for Social Impact,” an exhibition at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) May 25-Aug. 3.

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UAMC Reactivates Heart Transplant Program

For Randall (Randy) Shepherd and his wife, Tiffany Shepherd, the reactivation of University of Arizona Medical Center’s heart transplant program makes them feel like they’re coming home.

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UA Researchers Identify Viral Genes That Control Human Cytomegalovirus Reactivation

University of Arizona researchers have found genes within the human cytomegalovirus (CMV) that control whether it remains latent (inactive) or actively replicates (multiplies). The discovery could lead to targeted therapies that prevent disease caused by reactivation of the virus, which nearly everyone carries.

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Dr. Jason X.-J. Yuan Appointed Associate Vice President for Translational Health Sciences at the Arizona Health Sciences Center

Jason X.-J. Yuan, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized leader in pulmonary vascular disease research, has been appointed associate vice president for translational health sciences at the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona.

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