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Dr. Esther Sternberg is Keynote Speaker at University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 15th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 28

World renowned for her discoveries in the science of mind-body interactions, place and wellbeing, Dr. Sternberg will deliver the keynote address, “Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Wellbeing,” at this year’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference. The conference addresses health and services that help improve daily life for those living with arthritis – and those who care for them.


UA Cancer Center Teams up With Tucson Jewish Community Center to Deliver Four-Part Cancer Education Series

From precision medicine, to novel drug development, to the new frontiers of immunology, researchers and clinicians from the University of Arizona Cancer Center will discuss the state of cancer research and its impact on the newest and most promising cancer-fighting treatments moving into the clinic.


Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Lecture Series: ‘Resuscitation Research: More Ways to Cheat Death,’ Jan. 18

On Jan. 18, Karl B. Kern, MD, and Gordon A. Ewy, MD, will present a community lecture, part of Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary Lecture Series, on the Resuscitation Research Group’s history and continued progress to improve care for sudden cardiac arrest patients.


Vitamin E and Selenium Don’t Prevent Polyps That Can Lead to Colorectal Cancer

Led by the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Peter Lance, MD, a SWOG review of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) results definitively shows that these two antioxidants don’t prevent colorectal adenomas – polyps that are the premalignant precursors to most colorectal cancers.


A Record Year: the 2016 State of the College Address

“I truly believe we are in a great position to transform academic medicine through our undergraduate medical education and training programs; through strategic interdisciplinary and collaborative research; by collaborating with our clinical partner; and by building a strong, engaged and informed faculty,” said University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Dean Charles B. Cairns, MD, FACEP, FAHA.


Wildcat Hockey Team to Host Third Annual `Pink the Rink’ Jan. 20

Wildcat hockey players will sport pink jerseys honoring those who have suffered from cancer when they take on Utah at the Tucson Convention Center. Community members are invited to purchase and place the name of a loved one on a special jersey to be worn by an Arizona player during the game. Proceeds from jersey sales will benefit the University of Arizona Cancer Center.


Holiday Miracle on Ice: Tucson Roadrunners Hockey Player Thanks Teams for Saving his Life

After collapsing at a Nov. 19 game, Tucson Roadrunners hockey team captain Craig Cunningham is recovering from cardiac arrest at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson


Cancer Program Earns Accreditation and Commendation from Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

The cancer program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson has been granted three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.


SPS 2017 Telehealth Conference Names National Advisory Board

Growing national Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase (SPS) conference appoints 25 telemedicine thought leaders and health-care innovators to lead its third event.


UA COM-T Class of 2021 applications surpass 7,200

While medical schools across the country saw a decline in applications this year, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson saw a significant increase and surpassed 7,200 applications for the first time.


‘Kids of Steele’ Spread Holiday Cheer at Diamond Children’s and Outpatient Clinics, Dec. 15

Kids of Steele, the family auxiliary of the UA Steele Children’s Research Center, will spread holiday cheer to children at Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center and at affiliated outpatient clinics.


MD Candidate Kirsten Concha-Moore Receives National Award for Diversity Efforts

Kirsten Concha-Moore received a Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship award at the national AAMC meeting this fall.


Arizona Telemedicine Program to Host Third National Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase Conference, Oct. 2-3 in Phoenix

SPS 2017 reflects and stimulates the growing market for telemedicine services and products; the conference will be held in Phoenix, Oct. 2-3, 2017.


UA Surgery Head Leigh Neumayer Named Interim Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart has named Dr. Leigh Neumayer as interim senior vice president for health sciences. Her appointment will be effective Jan. 1, 2017, following Dr. Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia's decision to resign his administrative role and step back to faculty.


UA Researchers Go the Distance for Fluid Analysis Via Sweat

A first-of-its-kind wearable sensor, tested at the El Tour de Tucson endurance cycling event in 2015, measures biomarkers to reveal the body's response to exercise.


Distinguished Physician-Scientist Dr. Kenneth S. Knox Named Faculty Affairs Associate Dean at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix

A faculty member at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson since 2008 and chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine since 2010, Dr. Knox takes his talents to the expanding UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.


No Ifs, Ands, or ‘Butts:’ UA’s Dr. Judith Gordon Developing New Program to Boost Smokers’ Efforts to Quit Tobacco

Dr. Gordon has received a $700,000 NIH grant to create and evaluate a guided imagery program delivered over a telephone quitline and designed to appeal to men and racial and ethnic minorities, who are less likely to use a quitline for help in quitting smoking.


Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Lecture Series: ‘Thinking from the Heart: How to Protect the Brain in Patients with Heart Disease,’ Dec. 14

On Dec. 14, Lee Ryan, PhD, professor and department chair, UA College of Science, Department of Psychology, and Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, professor and chief of cardiology and director of the UA Sarver Heart Center, will present a community lecture, part of Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary Lecture Series. This talk will focus on heart disease, memory and cognition.


UA Receives $1.5 Million to Study Cancer in Firefighters

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will lead a collaborative research project to develop the framework for a long-term study of cancer in firefighters.


Dr. Gmitro Delivers 2016 Founders Day Lecture, 'Optics, MRI, and Good Luck'

Art Gmitro, PhD, is a champion of uniting disciplines across the University of Arizona. For his work, Dr. Gmitro was recognized as the 2016 Founders Day lecturer at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.


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