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A Calmer Horse is Just a Sniff Away

Researchers in the Department of Physiology have found that a quick sniff of lavender can lower heart rate and keep horses calm.


Dr. C. Kent Kwoh Named to Prestigious Committee of American College of Rheumatology

C. Kent Kwoh, MD, chief of the University of Arizona Division of Rheumatology, director of the UA Arthritis Center and holder of the Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, will serve a three-year term on the Division Directors Special Committee, which is charged with advancing rheumatology through support of clinical care, research, education and advocacy.


COLLEGE OF MEDICINE – TUCSON DEAN SEARCH

The search is underway for a new dean of the College of Medicine – Tucson.


College of Medicine – Tucson Recognizes Employee Excellence

This year, three staff members were recipients of the Lura Hanekamp Dedicated Staff Award for Excellence.


Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research Closing Ceremony

Participants in the BLAISER program will give five-minute presentations about their summer research experiences in the 10-week program which helps underrepresented students, including Latino, Native American and African American undergraduate juniors and seniors, become nationally competitive medical school, health professions and biosciences-focused graduate school applicants.


Medicine is More Than a Science for UA Medical Students in Tucson

Orientation week activities emphasize empathy for future patients.


UA Mobile Health Program Begins Providing Free Health Care Services at Amity Foundation’s Circle Tree Ranch and Dragonfly Village

A new collaboration with the Amity Foundation enables the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Mobile Health Program to provide full-service primary care at no cost to students at Amity’s Circle Tree Ranch and Dragonfly Village.


Future Doctors to Receive and Don First White Coats at UA, July 27

Newly accepted medical students who make up the Class of 2022 will participate in a White Coat Ceremony at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UA’s Anne Ryan, JD, Director of the Tucson Family Advocacy Program, Awarded Legal Aid Attorney of the Year

Ryan received this prestigious award for her commitment to provide free legal services to underserved and low-income individuals. She also teaches family medicine health-care providers about legal issues that impact health and how they can become more effective advocates for their patients.


Dr. Steve Goldman Appointed to C. Leonard Pfeiffer Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at UA Sarver Heart Center

Steve Goldman, MD, a highly productive heart research scientist and cardiology professor, was named to fill the Pfeiffer Chair.


UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Welcome Cardiologist Specializing in Heart Rhythm Disorders

Dr. Rupa Bala, a cardiac electrophysiologist who has expertise in treating atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and complex heart-rhythm disorders, joined the faculty of University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center.


Colon Cancer Expert Joins UA/Banner as Chief of Gastroenterology

Dr. Juanita Merchant, a National Academy of Medicine member and renowned physician-scientist on gastrointestinal chronic inflammation and cancer, joins the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and will see patients at Banner – University Medicine North.


UA Clinical Trial to Repurpose Ketamine for Parkinson’s Patients

A decades-old drug known as ketamine is being repurposed to potentially help Parkinson’s patients in a new clinical trial at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson


Leader in Disabilities Education Jared Schultz, PhD, Joins UA College of Education and UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities

Dr. Schultz will teach graduate counseling courses in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program in the UA College of Education. As the research director for the Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities, he will conduct research on current programs, as well as develop new research and programming initiatives.


Nationally Recognized Pediatrician, UA Alum to Keynote 2018 White Coat Ceremony

Alok Patel, MD, a member of the College of Medicine – Tucson’s Class of 2012, will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 White Coat Ceremony.


Anesthesiology Department Gains Internationally Recognized Physician-Scientist as Visionary Leader

Randal O. Dull, MD, PhD, has been named the chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UA Researchers Preparing For Quick Radiation Diagnostic Test In Case of a Nuclear Disaster

Researchers’ goal is to improve radiation testing through gene expression.


UA Department of Surgery Names Bellal Joseph, MD, to Martin Gluck Endowed Chair as Newly Appointed Chief of Trauma Division

Tenured UA professor, distinguished researcher and trauma surgeon tapped to lead busy trauma division.


This Virus Actually May Boost — Not Weaken — Our Immune System

Lifelong cytomegalovirus infection may be beneficial, boosting the immune system in old age, when we need it most, according to a study led by University of Arizona researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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