- College of Medicine – Tucson. The Sunnyside High School Health Career Scholars Program is a health career after-school club offered during the school year with a summer school component. Some students delayed family vacation plans to participate in the week-long program that began on Tuesday. Students learn about health careers, practice hands-on skills and receive guidance on college entrance requirements and financial aid. Activities include introductions to chemicals and the environment, Chinese medicine, suturing, epidemic and pandemic preparedness, tours of Arizona Health Science Center facilities and more. The program is a part of AZ-HOPE (Arizona Health Opportunities Pathways to Excellence), a statewide comprehensive effort funded... [read more]
UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives $10,000 Grant to Support the ‘PANDA Share a Hug’ ProgramThe men’s Scottsdale Active 20/30 Club has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Phoenix Women’s Board of the UA Steele Children’s Research Center. The Phoenix Women’s Board – known as PANDA (People Acting Now Discover Answers) – has raised funds for the Steele Center since 1999. This grant will support the “PANDA Share a Hug” program, enabling PANDA to purchase more than 1,000 stuffed panda bears that will be given to pediatric patients treated by Steele Center physicians. “Children love stuffed animals, and these pandas will make patients feel better and put a smile on their faces,” said Lori Stratton, director of development for the Steele Center. “We will begin with giving the stuffed pandas to patients at the PANDA Children’s Aerodigestive Disorders Center.” “We are so grateful to the men’s... [read more]
Registration Still Open for ‘Building Better Joints: The Future of Cartilage Tissue Engineering,’ June 5Registration still is open for “Building Better Joints: The Future of Cartilage Tissue Engineering,” a free presentation, open to the public, on Wednesday, June 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. Light refreshments are provided. Cutting-edge developments in the future of joint resurfacing will be discussed by top UA orthopaedic innovator and researcher John A. Szivek, PhD, widely recognized for his studies of bone and cartilage regeneration with the goal of repairing damaged joints. Dr. Szivek will lead participants through the current treatments for arthritis and defect repair while detailing exciting research and advances in cartilage regeneration and engineering strategies. He also will discuss the key elements of joint structure and osteoarthritis. Seating is limited and prior registration is requested. ... [read more]
- Tucson campus graduates, and six of the 41 Phoenix campus graduates. At the other schools ranked by the AAFP, the percent of graduates choosing family medicine over the three-year period ranged from 15.4 percent to nearly 21 percent. (Note: The AAFP award is called the “Top Ten Award,” because it previously was given to 10... [read more]
Coming to Our Senses: Rethinking Depression and Its Treatment: Charles Raison, MD, at TEDxTucsonSalon.... [read more]
Dr. Raison is internationally recognized for his studies examining novel mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of major depression and other stress-related emotional and physical conditions. He holds a joint appointment as associate professor with the Department of Psychiatry at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and as the Barry and Janet Lang Associate Professor of Integrative Mental Health with the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences. >> Watch now
- University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. The institute is part of the award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program based at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Senate Bill 1353, sponsored by Sen. Gail Griffin, says beginning in 2015 insurers must cover patient care services provided through the telemedicine service programs, if the insurers pay for the services when they are provided in a traditional clinic or hospital setting. The Arizona Telemedicine Program was established by the AZ State... [read more]
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UA College of Nursing Launches Health 360 South, an Interprofessional And Collaborative Primary-Care PracticeThe University of Arizona College of Nursing has received a $1.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Health 360 South, an interprofessional primary-care practice at The University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus. Health 360 South, a collaboration with the UA College of Medicine –Tucson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, is an innovative approach to “team-based” primary care, in line with the growing recognition that interprofessional practice is critical to making patient care safer, more efficient and more effective for patients. Health 360 South seeks to achieve: Coordinated, comprehensive care for patients and families with, or risk for, chronic disease; Interprofessional clinical training opportunities for health sciences students, and; Community engagement with interprofessional health-care teams focused on disease prevention and health promotion. Leading the Health 360 South... [read more]
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Four times a year, two University of Arizona neurologists drive 1,200 miles across Arizona's Four Corners area to deliver clinical expertise to an underserved indigenous population that otherwise would have to do without such specialty care or travel several hours for it to Flagstaff, Phoenix or Tucson.
Dr. David Labiner, head of the UA neurology department, has offered quarterly neurology clinics at Indian Health Service and health-care facilities on the Navajo and Hopi reservations for about 15 years and bimonthly ones in Flagstaff for 20 years. Common consultations include treating patients for epilepsy, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, stroke recovery, headaches and neuropathy.
"We get paid a flat fee no matter how many patients we see in a day – so, from a purely business sense, they (IHS and tribal health authorities) are providing specialty service in a much more efficient way. And...[read more]