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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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