Spotlight

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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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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