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UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives $1.73M Grant to Explore Triggers of Autoimmune Disease

This study seeks to find answers into the mechanisms that trigger autoimmune disease—diseases that are on the rise in the Western world, and afflict approximately 24 million Americans.


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

Arthur F. Gmitro, PhD, the 2016 Founders Day lecturer at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, says it was a stroke of good luck that he has had great collaborators and students to work with throughout his career, which spans decades and disciplines at the University of Arizona.


Daniel Spaite, MD, Receives Best Abstract Award at AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium

Congratulations to Daniel W. Spaite, MD, on receiving the Best Abstract Award of the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.


UA Public Health Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Nigeria

John Ehiri, PhD, MPH, MSc, professor and chair of the department of health promotion sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will conduct HIV prevention research at the University of Lagos College of Medicine in Nigeria.


UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Website Launch

The website has new features designed for the public and health-care professionals. The launch coincides with Valley Fever Awareness Week, Nov. 12-20, and the 21st Annual Farness Lecture by Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Janis E. Blair, MD, on Nov. 16.


UA Cancer Center Joins National Clinical Trials Network

The University of Arizona Cancer Center’s acceptance into NRG Oncology will increase the Center’s clinical trials portfolio and translational research capabilities.


2016 Faculty Teaching Awards

The 37th annual Faculty Teaching Awards and the Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards, presented by the Academy of Medical Education Scholars.


Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Lecture Series: “Beating Your Odds Against Stroke: An update on prevention, treatments and acting FAST to preserve your brain”

On November 16, Bruce Coull, MD, professor of neurology, will present a community lecture, part of Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary Lecture Series, focused on stroke treatment and prevention.


Sixth Annual ‘Kids of Steele’ Mini Golf Event Raises $91,000 for UA Steele Children’s Research Center

This annual family-friendly event raises funds for “greatest-need” research projects at the UA Steele Center and Kids of Steele service projects.


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


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