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UA’s Dr. Yves Lussier Honored with Ambassador Award

Dr. Lussier, associate vice president for data science and chief knowledge officer at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, and director of the UAHS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics, received the award from his alma mater, the University of Sherbrooke, in Quebec, Canada.


23rd Annual Father of the Year Awards Dinner and Gala Donates $136,000 to the UA Steele Children’s Research Center

Event celebrated six outstanding Tucson fathers while raising funds to support type 1 diabetes research, faculty recruitment and endowment at the UA Steele Center.


UA Research Says H. Pylori Needs Much Closer Attention

If the bacterium involved in a host of digestive maladies isn't eradicated after treatment, that could indicate a resistance to antibiotics — and that's worrisome.


Show your MedCat Pride and Make Your Gift to the White Coat Campaign Today!

Show your MedCat Pride and Make Your Gift to the White Coat Campaign Today!


UA Sleep Research Links Sleep Disturbances with Controlled, Illegal or Banned Substances Use among College Athletes

Student-athletes with sleep difficulties were 151 percent more likely to use cigarettes, 36 percent more likely to drink alcohol and 66 percent more likely to smoke marijuana.


UA Research: `Social Jetlag’ Measured by Differences in Sleep Patterns on Days Off Vs. Work Days, Associated with Poor Overall Health

The study suggests that a regular sleep schedule may be an effective, relatively simple and inexpensive preventative treatment for heart disease, as well as many other health problems.


Designed to Increase Diversity in Health Care, UA Health Sciences’ Summer Programs Commence June 5

A campuswide commitment for diversity and inclusion and to improve the health of underserved populations is the focus of four flagship health professions pipeline summer programs at the UA Health Sciences.


Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase Speakers Announced

The Arizona Telemedicine Program’s third national Service Provider Showcase will be held Oct. 2-3 in Phoenix


Engineering a Career in Medicine

Engineering a Career in Medicine


From Refugee Camp to Neurosurgery Accolades

From Refugee Camp to Neurosurgery Accolades


Banner Health Bestows ‘Best of the Best’ Awards to Banner – UMC South, Alvernon Clinic

Banner – University Medical Center South, 2800 E. Ajo Way, was recognized for its top performance among Banner Health hospitals with a 2017 Best of the Best Award at Banner Health’s annual conference for its leaders May 18 in Phoenix.


Building Infrastructure and Good Health, UA Health Professions Students Will Offer Health Screenings for Construction Workers on May 26

Health professions students will offer glucose screenings, blood-pressure monitoring and information on sun safety, hydration, nutrition and smoking cessation for the construction team working on the Health Sciences Innovation Building, in a show of appreciation.


Faculty Mentors Honored for Dedication and Positive Influence

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 College of Medicine Faculty Mentoring Awards.


Big Hunt for Small Molecule to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

Two UA researchers say that finding the ideal molecule could open the door to therapeutic drugs to treat diseases such as ALS.


Arizona Telemedicine Program Honored With AZ Business Magazine’s Healthcare Leadership Award

Founded in 1996, the ATP was recognized as ‘a true pioneer in bringing telemedicine into the mainstream.’


Transplant, Vascular, Endocrine Surgeons Join Tucson Faculty

The University of Arizona Department of Surgery and Banner – University Medical Center recently welcomed several new surgeons to Tucson. All are members of Banner – University Medical Group, the practice plan composed of faculty physicians of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.


A Novel Way to Tackle Sun Damage: UA Nurse-Scientist to Teach Massage Therapists about Reducing Skin Cancer Risk

Arizona Biomedical Research Commission to fund University of Arizona College of Nursing professor’s innovative skin cancer prevention intervention.


UA Sarver Heart Center Director Inducted into the Association of University Cardiologists

Elected by her peers in academic cardiology, Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, was inducted into the organization led by leaders in American cardiology research.


Researchers Create Unique Catalog of Diseases Linked to Immune System Gene Variations

Generated by a study by researchers with the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the catalog could help identify individuals who are at risk for autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.


UA Professor Lynn Gerald, PhD, Appointed to National Asthma Education and Prevention Program

Lynn Gerald, PhD, Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair and professor of health promotion sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, was appointed to the National Institutes of Health National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP).


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