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UAMC Study: Do Wearable Sensors Predict and Prevent Patient Falls?

Researchers at the University of Arizona Medical Center are studying whether small, wearable sensors that measure a patient’s activity, heart rate, wakefulness and other biometrics can predict and prevent falls, one of the leading causes of injury to hospitalized patients.

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13th Annual Women’s Mental Health Symposium: Integrating a Pediatric Focus

The compelling and diverse mental health topics specific to women and children are the focus of the “13th Annual Women’s Mental Health Symposium: Integrating a Pediatric Focus” on Friday, May 9, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson.

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Dr. Andrew Weil to Prepare, Sample Healthy Recipes at UAMC Café

Andrew Weil, MD, founder and director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, will prepare his Tuscan kale salad and sample his own recipes, prepared by hospital chefs, that are soon to be included on the inpatient room service menu at the University of Arizona Medical Center on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 10 to 11 a.m., in the UAMC - University Campus Café.

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Becker’s Hospital Review: UAMC Among ‘100 Great Hospitals in America’

University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus was named today to the 2014 list of “100 Great Hospitals in America” compiled by Becker’s Hospital Review, a Chicago-based trade publication.

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Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos Appointed Associate Vice President for Precision Health Sciences at the Arizona Health Sciences Center

Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB, who is internationally recognized in genomics and predictive biology, environmental and molecular medicine and toxicology, has been appointed associate vice president for precision health sciences at the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. Dr. Ramos joined the UA March 17.

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Dr. Sally Reel Appointed Associate VP of Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Collaboration and Community Engagement

Sally Reel, PhD, RN, FNP, BC, FAAN, FAANP, associate dean for academic practice, university distinguished outreach professor and clinical professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, has been appointed associate vice president for health sciences interprofessional education, collaboration and community engagement.

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Tonight: UA Steele Children's Research Center Director, Dr. Fayez K. Ghishan, on AZ Illustrated Science

An interview with UA Steele Children’s Research Center director Fayez K. Ghishan, MD will air tonight on AZ Illustrated Science at 6:30 p.m. on KUAT channel 6.

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Study Led by UA’s Dr. C. Kent Kwoh Finds Glucosamine Fails to Prevent Deterioration of Knee Cartilage, Decrease Pain

A short-term study led by C. Kent Kwoh, MD, director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, and a collaborative team of researchers has found that oral glucosamine supplementation is not associated with a lessening of knee cartilage deterioration among individuals with chronic knee pain.

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University of Arizona Leads Asthma Study with Tucson Unified School District and American Lung Association

Approximately 120,000 Arizona children have asthma.  Asthma attacks lead to 3,000 hospitalizations each year, costing Arizonans approximately $24 million in direct medical costs.  To address this public health issue, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona has partnered with the American Lung Association in Arizona and the Tucson Unified School District to implement a school-based asthma program in selected elementary schools.

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Message from the UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

Through six months on the job as senior vice president, I remain greatly impressed by the breadth and richness of the programmatic activities of our health sciences faculty, students and staff.  The spring semester has been filled with a flurry of activity as we quickly move forward on our statewide plan to significantly advance the Arizona Health Sciences Center – in research, patient care, education and service.

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