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Two Banner Academic Medical Centers Earn Spots on National ‘100 Top Hospitals’ List

Accolades for Banner – UMC South, Banner – UMC Phoenix


UA Cancer Center, College of Ag Team Examines Mediterranean Diet's Role in Cancer Prevention

March is National Nutrition Month. University of Arizona researchers are interested in how the Mediterranean diet can contribute to better health.


‘Let’s Talk About the Brain,’ Free Public Lecture, March 13

Explore the “universe” of the brain at an evening of TED Talk-style lectures featuring three University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson researchers discussing their work involving pain, autism and emotions. The lecture is in observance of Brain Awareness Week, March 12-18.


UA’s Dr. Esther Sternberg and Dr. Casey Lindberg Presenters at CDC Webinar, ‘Physical Work Environments and Individual Health Outcomes,’ Feb. 28

Drs. Sternberg and Lindberg are two of six presenters at the live webcast, part of the CDC’s Design For Health series that explores mechanisms to optimize the built environment for health. The webinar is free and open to the public.


Unique Clinical Services at UA-Banner Children’s Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy Center Highlighted in New Video

The CPAE Clinic is currently accepting patients from around the world. Now in its second year of treating patients, the CPAE clinic has already attracted patients from all corners of the United States, Mexico and Thailand. Plans are underway to open a second clinic in Phoenix at Banner – Cardon Children’s Medical Center this spring.


‘Inflammation and Pain: The Latest Discoveries from the World of Integrative Medicine’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, March 7

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Randy J. Horwitz will discuss the latest complementary and alternative therapies for managing pain and reducing inflammation that may alter the way we understand and ultimately treat medical conditions.


UA Department of Pediatrics Establishes Arizona’s First Pediatric Developmental Behavioral Fellowship

The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics has been approved to establish Arizona’s first Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship program to train the next generation of developmental behavioral pediatricians.


Avery Therapeutics Selected for Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program

The Tucson startup company conducted its basic science research in a University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Lab.


UA Health Sciences Community Health Talks are Reaching Out to Underserved Populations in Tucson

The UA Health Sciences Hispanic Center of Excellence has launched “Salud en la Comunidad – Health in the Community” interactive education and community-building health talks in Tucson.


University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Founding and Early Faculty Dinner

More than 200 people attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Founding and Early Faculty Dinner on Monday, Feb. 19. The annual event recognizes the pioneering group of individuals who helped establish the college in 1967. The event, which took place at the Tucson Country Club, featured a special medallion presentation by Dean Charles Cairns, MD.


Free, Public ‘Doc Talks’ Presented in March

Topics for 2018 lecture series, hosted by Banner – University Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, include heart attacks, skin cancer, concussion and precision medicine. Talks will take place Tuesdays in March, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Hacienda del Sol Guest Resort.


UA Study: Brain Liquefaction After Stroke is Toxic to Surviving Brain

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson suggest liquefied brain fluid may be one cause of dementia after stroke.


UA Sleep Research for Student-Athletes Awarded NCAA Grant

Building upon the findings of the educational support sleep program they designed, two UA researchers have been awarded an NCAA grant to further enhance their program to help student-athletes get a good night’s sleep.


AAMC Official Promotes Inclusive Excellence During Recent UAHS Campus Visit

Reinforcing the objective to sustain an academic setting where all belong and are a part of the fundamental fabric of the institution, the UA Health Sciences recently welcomed David A. Acosta, MD, chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges.


UA Fellow Develops Database to Warn Physicians of Possible Drug Interactions for Epilepsy Patients on Ketogenic Diets

Individuals who follow a ketogenic diet to help treat a severe type of epilepsy must avoid carbohydrates, even in their medications.


Cancer Center Breast Team Receives Prestigious American College of Surgeons’ NAPBC Accreditation

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers recognizes health-care providers that are dedicated to high standards of care and have ambitious goals for quality improvement.


UA Medical Students to Pledge to Provide Compassionate Patient Care at Solidarity Day Event Feb. 16

Weeklong events from Feb. 12–16 culminate on Friday, Feb. 16, in celebration of national Solidarity Day, as dozens of University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students, faculty and staff join hands and create a human chain representing solidarity in the compassionate care of patients.


Banner – UMC, UA Department of Surgery Welcome 3 New Surgeons

Banner – University Medical Center and the University of Arizona Department of Surgery are pleased to welcome three new surgeons to Tucson.


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