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UA Medical Simulation Fellow Dr. Kate Hughes Receives National Award for Outstanding Resident of the Year

Kate Hughes, DO, a fellow in Medical Simulation at the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine and clinical instructor at Banner – University Medical Center, has been named the 2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Emergency Medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) and the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF).


UA Health Sciences Celebrates Milestone Anniversaries During UA Homecoming, Oct. 27-28

This year marks milestone anniversaries at the five UA Health Sciences colleges as they join together to celebrate Homecoming by connecting alumni, faculty and friends with fun and knowledge.


‘Kids of Steele’ Seventh Annual Mini Golf Event, Oct. 22

Funds raised from this annual event will be used for “greatest-need” projects at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center and a variety of Kids of Steele service projects.


UA Expert on Science of Place and Well-being Named Chair of National Library of Medicine Board of Regents

Dr. Esther Sternberg, director of research at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, will lead outreach and education efforts of the National Library of Medicine, one of the world’s largest biomedical libraries.


Ten-year Institutional Accreditation Granted To GME Program at UA College of Medicine – Phoenix

Administration of residency and fellowships programs will shift to UA College of Medicine – Phoenix from Banner Health


Dr. Fayez K. Ghishan Receives ‘Eugene G. Sander Endowed Faculty Fundraising Award’

Dr. Ghishan is the 2017 recipient of the “Eugene G. Sander Endowed Faculty Fundraising Award” in recognition of his 22-year commitment to excellence in fundraising and development for the UA Steele Children’s Research Center.


Innovation and Invention Research Fair in Celebration of UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s 50th Anniversary, Oct. 18

UA College of Medicine – Tucson faculty members and collaborators from other UA colleges, universities and biotech companies will present their latest discoveries and innovations that seek to improve patient care and precision medicine.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Heart of Women’s Health’ Luncheon, Nov. 3

UA Sarver Heart Center faculty members Drs. Elizabeth Juneman, Khadijah Breathett and Nancy K. Sweitzer, among others will share why women need to go beyond the “bikini” view of women’s health.


UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives Record $8.25 Million in Endowment Pledges

The gifts will provide long-term support for critical faculty research in pediatric diseases and also provide researchers access to the latest technology and equipment to find solutions for a broad range of childhood diseases.


Chronic Pain and the Opioid Epidemic – CME Homecoming Lecture, Oct. 27

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Todd Vanderah, Dr. Amol Patwardhan and Dr. Mohab Ibrahim. 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available for participants.


UA Snakebite Treatment Makes Major Advance

Giving hope that his treatment may work in humans, Vance G. Nielsen, MD, of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has published results showing his carbon monoxide-iron-based therapy can inhibit snake venom’s effects for up to an hour in animals. The treatment eventually could be delivered with a device similar to an EpiPen autoinjector and stocked on ambulances and in first-aid kits.


UA Health Sciences Faculty Members, Programs and Banner – UMC Tucson Recognized as `Influential Health and Medical Leaders’

University of Arizona Health Sciences-affiliated faculty members and its clinical partner, Banner– University Medical Center Tucson were recently announced the winners of Tucson Local Media's annual Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards.


UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Welcome Three Cardiologists

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center added three cardiologists to its faculty this summer. All provide patient care at Banner – University Medical Centers in Tucson.


Grant Helps UA’s Southwest Telehealth Resource Center Connect Providers, Rural Patients

A $975,000 cooperative agreement grant from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth will allow the center—part of the Arizona Telemedicine Program headquartered at the UA Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix to continue offering telehealth services to health-care providers in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada through August 2020.


Researchers Receive DOD Grant to Study Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia

Physician-scientist research team awarded $1.3 million grant to study long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Hispanic Center of Excellence

The Hispanic Center of Excellence in collaboration with the University of Arizona Health Sciences community invites you to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage month. #HispanicHeritageMonth


UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 8th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 4

Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona


‘Solving Problems of the Foot and Ankle,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Oct. 4

Free and open to the public, the lecture by L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD, UA associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and biomedical engineering, will discuss foot and ankle health, how to prevent injury and overuse, the latest research and recommendations for a range of problems, with an orthopaedic surgeon’s inside look at advanced forms of diagnosis and treatment, including non-surgical and surgical interventions.


UA Cancer Center Team Identifies a Switch that May Help Target Dormant Cancer Cells

Cells can enter a dormant state called quiescence, and dormant cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments. A team led by UA Cancer Center researcher Guang Yao, PhD, has identified ways to regulate cell dormancy and “wake” these cells from their “slumber” to make them susceptible to cancer treatments.


An Epidemic of Dream Deprivation: UA Review Finds Unrecognized Health Hazard of Sleep Loss

UA Center for Integrative Medicine sleep and dream specialist Dr. Rubin Naiman’s comprehensive review of data about the causes, extent and consequences of dream loss includes recommendations for restoring healthy dreaming.


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