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Faculty Affairs Announces 2020 Faculty Meeting Dates

In an effort to help faculty better prepare for Faculty Meetings, the Office of Faculty Affairs has announced the dates of all four meetings that will take place this year.


Faculty Inducted as Regents Professor and Distinguished Outreach Faculty

Two College of Medicine – Tucson faculty members have been recognized for their achievements by the University of Arizona President’s Office and Arizona Board of Regents.


Blue Light Can Help Heal Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Psychiatry professor William "Scott" Killgore used blue light to reset sleep patterns in adults recovering from concussions.


Four Cardiologists Join UArizona Sarver Heart Center

The new faculty cardiologists bring expertise in interventional cardiology, cardiac imaging, heart failure and transplant cardiology to the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center. Schedule an appointment today.


From Big Data to Precision Cures

UArizona Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science leverages big data in an effort to close the gap on cognitive health span, thanks to a $1.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging.


UArizona Hockey to Host ‘Pink the Rink’ Game, Jan. 18

The Arizona Wildcat ice hockey team will raise awareness for cancer and contribute proceeds to the UArizona Cancer Center when it faces Missouri State on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Tucson Arena. Honor a loved one by buying a jersey to support cancer research.


Lecture on Heart Failure, When to Seek Specialist, Jan. 16

Sarver Heart Center launches its free 2020 Green Valley Lecture Series at the Canoa Hills Social Center with Dr. Aaron Wolfson focusing on heart failure, how it affects health and options to optimize lifestyle changes.


Ed Xia Appointed Assistant Dean for Information Technology

Xia holds more than 18 years of experience in higher education; his new role begins January 6, 2020.


Faculty Affairs Launches Professional Development Podcast

The first episode of the College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty Learning Exchange podcast, or FLEXcast, aired this December.


Many Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Patients Can Skip Radiation, Suggests Study Led by UArizona Researcher

Results from a SWOG Cancer Research Network study, led by Daniel Persky, MD, found many patients with the most common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can skip radiation treatment, reducing both costs and the time to heal from treatment.


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Seeks New Way to Understand Human Aging

Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich has received a prestigious $4.5 million MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health to pursue a new, more promising way to study human aging.


Ronald Sorensen Joins UArizona Family and Community Medicine to Lead Community Engagement

Sorensen will provide leadership, strategic direction and executive administrative support to the department’s community outreach programs and activities.


Benefits of Active Learning Are All About Activity

Active learning sessions result in a reset of student attention has been tested by researchers at the University of Arizona.


UArizona Colleges of Medicine to Provide Free Tuition for Primary Care Medical Students

The University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will cover tuition for medical students who commit to practice primary care or another designated critical-access specialty in rural or urban underserved communities in Arizona.


UArizona Health Sciences Leads Prevention of Chronic Disease in Arizona Border Region

The Arizona Prevention Research Center at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will continue its mission to prevent chronic disease among underserved populations in the Arizona border region thanks to a $7.5 million grant from the CDC.


Meet the Dean: A Q&A with Dr. Michael Abecassis

Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA, was appointed dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson effective Monday, Nov. 4. The Dean’s Office recently sat down and chatted with Dr. Abecassis about his life and vision for the College.


Understanding the Eye's 'Plumbing' Could Lead to Future Treatments for Glaucoma, Other Diseases

A College of Medicine – Tucson study funded by a $2.3 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Eye Institute could help to develop future treatments for glaucoma and other diseases.


Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Expand Services

Thanks to a new contract with Banner – University Family Care/AHCCCS Complete Care, the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program are able to reach more individuals with mental-health conditions and substance-use disorders.


Veteran-focused Mental Health Forum, Nov. 8

Open discussion on post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and local support programs


‘Revolutionary’ New Class Challenges UArizona Students to Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is offering innovative curricula for students to influence human health and build entrepreneurial skills.


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