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New UA/Banner Health Valley Fever Clinical Guidelines to Help Avoid Delays in Diagnosis

Banner Health has launched new clinical practice protocols developed with input from the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence to help physicians more quickly diagnose and treat patients with Valley fever infections.


UA to Support Smokers on their Journey to Quit

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is building a robust tobacco-cessation program to provide support to tobacco users hoping to quit.


UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities Welcomes New Director, Wendy Parent-Johnson, PhD

Dr. Parent-Johnson will lead the UA Sonoran Center, which focuses on the issues of health, wellness, employment and community inclusion for adults with developmental and other disabilities, across the life span.


UA Researchers Study Link Between Menstrual Cycle and Quitting Smoking

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson received a $347,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how the menstrual cycle impacts quit efforts in women of reproductive age who smoke.


College of Medicine – Tucson Recognizes Best in Teaching and Mentoring

Faculty members were recognized for their outstanding dedication to medical education during the College of Medicine – Tucson’s 39th Annual Faculty Teaching Awards Ceremony.


UA Camp Wellness Celebrates 50th Camp with Special ‘Jubilation Celebration’

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will speak at this special event, celebrating Camp Wellness’ 50th camp and the students who completed the nine-week program.


All of Us Research Program in Tucson to Host Awareness Event Nov. 15

The All of Us Research Program in Tucson is hosting an awareness event open to the public on Thursday, Nov. 15, to promote the national effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate health-related research.


Banner – University Medicine Hiring Event

4-7 p.m. Nov. 13, UA College of Medicine – Tucson Plaza


UA’s Dr. Donata Vercelli Elected First Female Secretary General of International Allergy Collegium

Donata Vercelli, MD, has been elected secretary general of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum, a group of distinguished international physicians and scientists who study the emerging field of allergy and clinical immunology. As secretary general, Dr. Vercelli eventually will become the first female president of the organization.


UA Psychologist to Lead New Core Effort of Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Center

As this public health crisis escalates, researchers are working fervently to better understand the disease and who is most at risk for developing it, as well as to find ways to detect it earlier and to slow or halt its progress.


UA Professor Receives Grant for Innovative Research in Preventing Heart Failure

NIH grant will allow Taben Hale, PhD, to study cardiac fibroblasts.


UA Targeting Rhabdomyosarcoma, a Rare Pediatric Cancer With Few Treatment Options

UA Cancer Center researcher harnesses “big data” to identify targeted treatments for rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that mostly strikes children and teenagers.


UA Pharmacologists Seek to Prevent Opioid Tolerance, Addiction

A $1.7 million federal grant will help researchers striving to put an end to opioid tolerance — a phenomenon that often leads to opioid dependence, abuse and addiction.


Meet the Interim Dean: A Q&A with Irving L. Kron, MD

Irving L. Kron, MD, became interim dean of the College of Medicine – Tucson in July 2018. The Dean’s Office recently sat down and chatted with Dr. Kron about his life, experience as a physician and his new role at the University of Arizona.


‘Conquering Arthritis...Meet the University of Arizona Arthritis Center Researchers,’ Nov. 8

An opportunity to visit one-on-one with UA Arthritis Center faculty members, physicians and scientists to learn about the Center’s leading-edge research.


Two UA Surgery Professors Named to Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™

University of Arizona Surgery Professors Leigh Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS, and James H. McClenathan, MD, FACS, have been recognized for their contributions to surgical education.


College of Medicine – Tucson Recognizes Best in Clinical Excellence

For their outstanding dedication to clinical care, 10 physicians have received the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s new Clinical Excellence Awards.


New Faculty Join UA Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine

Family medicine physicians Jeffrey Maudlin, MD, and Shana Semmens, MD, will provide a wide array of primary care services for patients of all ages across Tucson.


Banner – UMC Trauma Center Recognized for Expertise in Treatment of Injured Kids

American College of Surgeons Bestows Level II Pediatric Trauma Verification


Could Wearable Technology Help Patients Monitor Blood Pressure?

A lab simulation model of an artificial artery in the Slepian Lab at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center demonstrates “pulse wave velocity” is a feasible measurement for monitoring blood pressure. Wearable patches show promise for measuring PWV, making them a potentially inexpensive blood-pressure monitoring option.


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