News

Banner Health announces new urgent care sites in East Valley, West Valley and Tucson

Banner Health is pleased to offer seven new urgent care sites this month and additional sites coming soon.


Understanding the Effects of Concussions or Head Injuries Focus of Two New Research Studies at the UA Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences seeks adult participants who have had a head injury or concussion in the last year or 18 months for two studies to assess health outcomes


Kids of Steele Host ‘Team Up With UA Football Coach Rich Rodriguez,’ March 8

The event is for children 5 years through 8th grade. Children will have the opportunity to participate in practice drills and other football activities with Coach Rodriguez and his staff.


UA Study Finds Belly Fat Poses Higher Risk of Mortality Than Being Overweight For Older Women

In a large multiethnic study by researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, a higher waist circumference – but not being overweight or slightly obese – was associated with premature mortality, indicating that abdominal fat is more deadly than carrying excess weight.


UA Infectious Disease Researcher Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Dr. Kacey Ernst, infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science Public Engagement Fellowship.


University of Arizona Health Sciences Celebrates Anniversaries in 2017

Special anniversary website kicks off yearlong celebrations


Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building Opening Doors to Discovery

Research will focus on cancer drug therapies, molecular medicine, pediatric vaccines and building platforms for DNA and biomarker testing


UA Center for Integrative Medicine Receives $1M Gift To Transform Health Care

The gift from Iris Cantor, chairman and president of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, will advance integrative medicine education and clinical care.


First-Year Med Student Shares Story of Applying to Med School While Being a Patient

Jamie Lawrence, recipient of the 2017 Ann and Robert Volz Scholarship recipient, spoke about her journey at the 2017 Founding & Early Faculty Appreciation Dinner.


Celebrating Compassionate Patient Care

Noon Friday, Feb. 17, UA Health Sciences Plaza.


Dr. Weinstein demonstrating telepathology during a teaching session.

Invented, patented and commercialized by Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, UA professor of pathology and founding director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program, the diagnosis of surgical pathology slides at a distance has benefitted hundreds of thousands of patients around the world.


‘Tame Your Pain...An Inside Look at Conventional and Alternative Therapies for Pain Management’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, March 1

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Mohab Ibrahim will discuss the causes of chronic pain and current treatments for arthritis and related joint pain, including conventional and alternative approaches to pain management and the facts, fads and fiction associated with this complex medical issue.


UA Receives Merck Foundation Funds to Promote Patient-Centered Cancer Care for Latinos, Underserved

Collaborative effort brings together the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, the UA Department of Psychology, UA Cancer Center and many community partners, including El Rio Community Health Center and the Arizona Community Health Worker Outreach Network.


12 New Members Added to Arizona Telemedicine Council: A Forum for ‘Very Creative Ideas’

The visionary group comprised of legislators, health-care executives, physicians, business leaders, agency officials and others keeps the Arizona Telemedicine Program well-informed of health-care needs and opportunities in Arizona.


Two New Divisions at UA Health Sciences Target Precision Medicine Remedies via Advanced Genetic, Genomic Research

Pioneers in research and application of personalized medicine in respiratory disease based on advances in translational genetic studies, Drs. Gene Bleecker and Deb Meyers were recruited from Wake Forest University to head related divisions in the UA Department of Medicine and the UA Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine.


Research Marketplace: New User-Friendly UA Health Sciences Website Links Outside Collaborators with UA Researchers, Services

New UA Health Sciences website facilitates industry collaboration with UA researchers, promotes partnerships and UA expertise.


UA Named a White House Healthy Campus

Students and staff from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received White House honors for their efforts to reach uninsured Americans and get them health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.


Dr. Mahadevan receives national award for cancer drug discovery targeting NHEJ DNA repair

Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD, was named a 2017 recipient of the Harrington Scholar-Innovator Awards.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents `Keeping Your Heart in Sync: What You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation,’ Feb. 16

The presentation is part of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s Green Valley Lecture Series, in cooperation with Green Valley Recreation, Inc.


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