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Students teaching students: A possible answer to the decline in technical skills training in medical school

Student study finds trained medical students can teach peers technical skills at levels comparable to a senior instructor


UA Department of Emergency Medicine Researchers to Study Screening Tool for Teen Suicide Risk

UA researchers hope to develop and validate a patient-friendly, easy-to-use screening tool to identify at risk youths and recommend appropriate resources to help save lives.


‘The Healing Power of Sleep … Chief Nourisher of the Body, Mind and Heart,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, May 3

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy will discuss sleep and its role in disease prevention and population health. Topics discussed will include sleep disorders and the economic burden on the health-care systems of the United States and the world.


Distinguished Cardiologist and Scientist Dr. Guy Reed Named Dean of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix

Dr. Reed brings impressive record of leadership, teaching, research and clinical care


UA Researchers Land $2.27M Federal Grant for Genetic Study of Valley Fever

Taking a precision medicine approach, the project will seek to find answers to why blacks, Hispanics and Asians are more likely to suffer disseminated infections attacking the bones while whites are more apt to suffer central nervous system attacks, and others suffer no attacks.


Dr. James H. McClenathan Receives National Surgical Teaching Award

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Professor of Surgery Dr. James H. McClenathan was honored with the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) Philip J. Wolfson Outstanding Teacher Award on April 21, 2017, at the ASE Annual Meeting.


Building Stronger Communities through Student Scholarship, Service

UA Health Sciences Colleges receive $500,000 gift from Chicanos Por La Causa


Ceremony Honors Southern Arizona Organ Donors

2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 23, Kiewit Auditorium


Third Annual ‘Eat Dessert First Day,’ April 21, Honors Memory of Dana Morgan and Raises Funds for UA Pediatric Cancer Research

The day honors the memory of pediatric cancer patient Dana Morgan and raises funds for pediatric cancer research at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center. A number of restaurants are donating a portion of the day’s proceeds and individual donations can be made online any time.


UA Arthritis Center and UA Athletics Team Up For 2017 Bear Down Luncheon, April 26

Eight-time NCAA champion and Olympic gold and silver medal winning UA softball coach Mike Candrea will be featured speaker at the event, which benefits research to identify the causes, improve the diagnosis and treatment and find cures for the more than 100 forms of arthritis.


UA Students Win 2017 National CLARION Case Competition

An interprofessional team of four UA students – a nursing graduate student, a medical student, a public health master’s student and a nutritional science undergraduate – won the 2017 National CLARION Case Competition and will split a $7,500 scholarship among them.


UA’s Dr. Yves Lussier Invited to Give Keynote Address at ‘Precision Medicine Day,’ April 13 in Houston

Dr. Lussier, director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics and associate vice president for data science and chief knowledge officer at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, will discuss “Delivering Better Treatments Through Data-Driven Science: Post-Genomics Advances in Precision Medicine.”


UA Mobile Health Program Receives $80,831 from Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation

The University of Arizona Mobile Health Program has provided low-cost and no-cost care to underserved families and individuals since 1976. Its focus is on preventive care and primary care.


Courtney’s Courage Donates $30,000 for `Courtney Page Zillman Fellow’ at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center

Courtney Page Zillman Fellow Megan Molin, MS, will conduct research that seeks to understand the best ways to use anticancer drugs to prepare a patient’s immune system for bone marrow transplantation.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Sleeping for Peak Performance and Your Heart,’ April 12

Michael Grandner, PhD, will provide an update on research that shows the links between optimal sleep duration, quality, and timing on heart health, heart-healthy behaviors and physical performance.


Free Screenings for Stroke Risk

Free stroke screenings will be offered at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson’s DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., on Saturday, May 6, from 8 to 11:30 a.m., as part of Stroke Check 2017.


Dr. Wang appointed chair of Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Steven J. Wang, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, effective March 27, 2017.


‘The Health of Americans in a New Political Order’ Topic of Lecture, April 18

Darrell G. Kirch, MD, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will examine the great challenges that health-care professionals face. He is the invited speaker for the 2017 James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy, which is free and open to the public.


A Cardiologist's Inside Look at Cardiovascular Health, Inflammation and Arthritis Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, April 5

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Charles A. Katzenberg, MD, will explore the arthritis-cardiovascular connection.


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