News

Banner Health helping veterans through ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ program

20-Year Army vet starts Monday as systems consultant at Banner – University Medical Group in Tucson


Art Gmitro, PhD, selected as 2016 Founders Day speaker

Dr. Gmitro will give the 2016 Founders Day lecture at noon, November 17, in Kiewit Auditorium


MedPride’s Month of HIV/AIDS Awareness and Action Culminates with All Souls Procession

First-year medical students will carry the AIDS Ribbon at Tucson’s All Souls Procession on November 6.


Art Gmitro, PhD, selected as 2016 Founders Day speaker

Congratulations to Arthur F. Gmitro, PhD, the 2016 Founders Day lecturer at the UA College of Medicine!


Dr. Christopher Justinich Joins UA Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center

Christopher Justinich, MD, will provide pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition care to children. He brings special expertise in the area of food allergic disorders of the GI tract, and in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)—an inflammatory disease of the esophagus.


‘Back in Control – A Spine Surgeon’s Inside Look at Healing Back Pain’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Nov. 2

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Kenneth A. Hood, DO, will discuss the latest approaches to surgical and non-surgical options for common and complex types of back issues, in addition to sharing the latest research into novel treatments and procedures for back pain and injury.


UA Health Sciences’ Virtual Learning Exercise Bridges Continents, Technology and Interdisciplinary Health Training

During an interprofessional learning workshop that included sites at Oxford University in the United Kingdom and Arizona, UA Health Sciences students learn while UA experts teach the value of virtual care through telemedicine and health education simulation technology.


UA Cancer Center Scientist Recognized for ‘Bold Approach to Major Challenges in Biomedical Research’ through NIH Transformative Research Award

Keith Maggert, PhD, with the University of Arizona Cancer Center and associate professor of cellular and molecular medicine, has been awarded a $1.7 million NIH grant and has been recognized for his high-risk/high-reward research that has the potential to change the way we think about epigenetics in disease.


UA Endocrinology Lecture to Put Spotlight on Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior and the Evolution of Human Health, Nov. 8

University of Arizona anthropologist Dr. David Raichlen will provide a free public lecture on how medical history and time spent sitting versus being physically active affects your health. He will share details of his research during the Endocrinology Grand Rounds at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 3-4 p.m.


Renowned Oncology Surgeon and Physician-Scientist Dr. William Cance Joins UA Cancer Center as Deputy Director to Lead Phoenix Efforts

William Cance, MD, will lead the UACC efforts in Phoenix at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. He will play a critical role in the integration of the Tucson and Phoenix campuses and developing one Cancer Center in two sites.


Skin Cancer Institute at UA Cancer Center Presents 7th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 5

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


UA Receives $10.3M to Help Unlock the Mystery of Alzheimer’s in Women

Five-year National Institute on Aging program project grant led by Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.


Kids of Steele Sixth Annual Mini Golf Event to Benefit UA Steele Children’s Research Center

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


UA’s Dr. Frank Porreca Honored by the International Association for the Study of Pain with the Ronald Melzack Lecture Award

Known for his pioneering research on the molecular and circuit origins of chronic pain and discoveries that may lead to new treatments, Dr. Porreca received the award and delivered the Ronald Melzack Distinguished Lecture during the 16th World Congress on Pain®, attended by the world’s top pain researchers and clinicians.


UA Health Sciences Hispanic Center of Excellence and UA Department of Spanish and Portuguese Introduce Spanish Language Classes for Health Sciences Students

Developed in consultation with medical professionals, the new Spanish language classes created for undergraduate and graduate health students are open for enrollment, classes begin in spring semester 2017.


UA Cancer Center Team Questions the Safety, Efficacy of Selenium to Combat, Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

Selenium has been a popular nutritional supplement for decades, touted for its antioxidant properties and its role in stopping free radicals from damaging cells and DNA. Studies have shown a deficiency of this micronutrient to be associated with cancer risk. However, a UA-led study indicates selenium supplementation significantly increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


2016 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend

Save the date for the 2016 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend: October 28-29!


Noted Type 2 Diabetes Expert Dr. David G. Marrero to Lead New UA Health Sciences Center for Border Health

David G. Marrero, PhD, an expert in the field of clinical trials in type 2 diabetes and translational research, has been appointed director of the newly established UA Health Sciences Center for Border Health.


Help Sarver Heart Center Celebrate its 30-Year History

Sarver Heart Center is celebrating its 30-year anniversary, building on its history of life-saving innovations, research and patient care by focusing on advancing heart disease research.


People on the Move at the UA Health Sciences and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

Dr. Vasudha Goel joins the UA Department of Anesthesiology chronic pain management team; Drs. Drew Kurtzman and Vivian Shi join the UA Division of Dermatology; UA nephrologist publishes book on kidney disease and diabetes; 2016 Radiology Awards honor Drs. Taljanovic and Gimber; Dr. Victor J. Gonzalez awarded grant to investigate new radiotherapy breast cancer treatment.


Pages