Spotlight

UA Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Zain Khalpey Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, FETCS, associate professor of surgery at the University of Arizona, surgical co-director of Heart Transplant and director of Mechanical Circulatory Support and Mitral Valve Program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, has been awarded a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar.

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AHSC Launches `BLAISER’ to Enhance Biomedical Research Training Opportunities for Underrepresented Students

To increase the number of translational biomedical research and academic health professional graduates from underrepresented communities, the Arizona Health Sciences Center has announced the new Border Latino & American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) program.  

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AHSC Graduate Programs Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

AHSC Graduate Programs Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

The Arizona Health Sciences Center has again placed several programs among the ranks of the nation’s best, according to the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” that was released this week.

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Abdominal Transplant Surgeon Dr. Robert Harland Joins UA Department of Surgery

Robert C. Harland, MD, has joined the University of Arizona Department of Surgery Division of Abdominal Transplantation as professor, vice chair of academic affairs and surgical director of solid organ transplantation at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

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UAHN Named Ebola Treatment Center by CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has named the University of Arizona Health Network one of 55 Ebola Treatment Centers in the United States. The Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix also was named.

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First White Coat Ceremony for UA Doctor of Nursing Practice Students

On March 9, more than 60 students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online program at the University of Arizona College of Nursing will participate in the college’s first White Coat Ceremony.

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UA Medical Center Recognized for Quality in Transplant Care

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona today  recognized University of Arizona Medical Center—University Campus (UAMC) with a Blue Distinction Center® designation for delivering quality transplant care as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program.  Blue Distinction Centers are hospitals shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective, transparent measures for patient safety and health outcomes that were developed with input from the medical community.

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UAMC, UA College of Medicine Adult Diabetes Program Recognized by ADA

The University of Arizona Medical Center’s adult diabetes education program, based in the Abrams Public Health Center adjacent to UAMC - South Campus, recently received recognition by the Education Recognition Program (ERP) of the American Diabetes Association. 

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UA College of Nursing to Establish First-of-Its-Kind Faculty Fellowship Program in Integrative Nursing with Support from the Lovell Foundation

New program will transform nursing education by preparing faculty at both UA and peer institutions to revise curricula using the science, theory and practice of integrative nursing.

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Dr. Charles Cairns Promoted to Interim Dean of UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Charles B. Cairns, MD, FACEP, FAHA, who has served as vice dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson since September, has been promoted to interim dean of the college, effective Feb. 16, 2015.

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