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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.


New UA Geriatrician to Talk ‘Lewy Body Dementia’ at Advances in Aging Lecture, Oct. 10

Corrine Self, MD, will present on “Understanding Lewy Body Dementia”—a common form of dementia that affects cognitive functions for organization and planning as well as visual-spatial areas—at the next talk in the UA Center on Aging’s lecture series. The free lecture, open to the public, also may be viewed live and archived online.


UA Health Sciences Researchers Outline When Play Becomes Harmful: Pokémon Go and the Potential for Increased Accidents

Get out and play is a call often heard to increase physical activity and optimize health, but in one the first articles published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, UA Health Sciences researchers discuss how augmented reality games can lead to acute treatment in a trauma center.


Bashas' and K-LOVE 88.1 Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Drive to Benefit UA Breast Cancer Research

The grocery store chain and radio station have joined forces to conduct a breast cancer awareness drive in Bashas’ stores throughout Southern and Eastern Arizona to support breast cancer research at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.


3-D Printing and Patient Care: UA Surgeon Shares How the Technology can Saves Lives and Money in The Lancet

Using 3-D models for surgery planning before complex procedures and as a potential means to replicate surgical tools in low-resource areas, Dr. David Armstrong and his lab share with The Lancet, a prestigious UK medical journal, their vision of 3-D printing technology in medicine.


UA Health Sciences Promotes Collaborative Research With Multidisciplinary Program Feasibility Awards

To ensure researchers are competitive in their submission for national research funds to develop cures or new treatments for the world’s most pressing diseases, the UA Health Sciences has awarded four faculty members multidisciplinary program feasibility awards.


$100,000 Grant to UA Researchers Will Help Increase Mammograms and Breast Cancer Awareness for Latinas in Arizona

Drs. Jorge Gomez and Usha Menon, principal investigators on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant, will target their efforts on the U.S.-Mexico border population to decrease cancer disparities in the Hispanic female population.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Earns 2016 Health Professions Diversity Award

The college was honored with INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.


Grand Challenge: Mapping the Human Immune System

UA researcher Adam Buntzman has led an effort to harness supercomputers to create the first map of the human immune system.


$1 Million Gift to Support Integrative Medicine at UA Health Sciences

Chicago-area philanthropist shares passion for work of Dr. Andrew Weil, integrative medicine pioneer and director of the UA Center for Integrative Medicine.


UA Cancer Center to Celebrate 40 years and Prestigious Designation with Festivities in Tucson on Sept. 28 and in Phoenix on Sept. 30

The University of Arizona Cancer Center celebrates its 40th anniversary and the renewal of its prestigious designation from the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Cardiologist Dr. Michael A. LaCombe to Present ‘The Importance of Family History,’ Oct. 6

Free and open to the public, the presentation is part of the Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine series sponsored by the Flinn Foundation.


Med students launch University of Arizona Journal of Medicine

Bonded over their extensive undergraduate research experiences, two medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson founded the College’s first research journal.


‘The Foundations of Health’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Oct. 5

Michael J. Hewitt, PhD, of Canyon Ranch Resort, will share his personal journey of resilience and triumph in this practical and inspiring presentation on true preventive medicine.


Heart Disease and Sleep: Expert Panel Reports That Both Duration and Quality May Impact Heart Health

In its first scientific statement on sleep, the American Heart Association and its committee of heart health and sleep researchers, including Michael Grandner, PhD, of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, find in a review of current evidence that too much or too little sleep, along with sleep-related breathing irregularities and insomnia, may be linked to heart risk factors.


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