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Best in Class: Grads Saving, Improving Lives

The UA's 2017 graduating class wants to help improve the human condition. The class includes a future dermatologist who made rescues during Hurricane Katrina, a researcher studying Tibetan monks, a Chinese-born mining engineer and a musician who has performed around the globe.


UA Health Sciences Convocations 2017

From May 8 through May 13, UAHS colleges are holding convocations as they continue to celebrate milestone anniversaries. Inspirational graduates will be available for interviews.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Right Treatment, Right Person, Right Time: Progress in Precision Cardiovascular Care,’ May 17

Join UA Sarver Heart Center faculty for a community lecture to learn about human "disease in a dish," induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology that has the potential to completely change cardiovascular medicine in terms of understanding individual variation, underlying disease mechanisms, transforming and personalizing drug discovery and targeting treatments.


UA Health Sciences Convocations 2017: Meet Some of the Graduates

UA Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health


Dr. Robert C. Johnson Appointed to the UA Institute for Cellular Transplantation

Dr. Johnson will help accelerate the Institute’s mission to treat diabetes using transplantation of macroencapsulated cells without the need for immunosuppression.


UA Health Sciences Colleges Celebrate 2017 Convocations

Beginning May 8 through May 13, UAHS colleges are holding convocations as they continue to celebrate milestone anniversaries. Inspirational graduates will be available for interviews.


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 Trauma Surgeon Seeing Rise in Burns from Electronic Cigarettes

The researchers' study comes at a time of increasing scrutiny of lithium ion batteries contained in so-called electronic nicotine delivery systems, or ENDS, which include electronic cigarettes.


‘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.


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.


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.


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