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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.


Dr. Michelle Dorsey Selected as White House Leadership Fellow

Dr. Dorsey Chosen as First Physician to Represent the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Thanks to $1.72M Federal Grant: UA Researchers Using Green Light for HIV-Related Pain as Astonishing Therapy Moves to Next Phase of Study

Green light therapy results in decreased chronic pain without side effects and has the promise of easy clinical application due to its low cost, efficacy and availability. This new project addresses the critical need for effective non-pharmacological treatments for HIV-related neuropathy and the hypersensitivity associated with antiretroviral therapy.


UA Health Policy Expert Dr. Dan Derksen Receives Napolitano Award

Daniel Derksen, MD, UA Health Sciences associate vice president for health equity, outreach and interprofessional activities and Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been selected for the 2018 Leonard M. Napolitano, PhD, Award by the University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s Alumni Association.


UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 9th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 3

Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona.


UA-Banner Health All of Us Research Program Reaches Enrollment Milestone

Joining the national research effort, 15,000 Arizonans have enrolled as All of Us Research Program participants, supported by local partners Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Sciences.


Student-Run Medical Clinic Open House to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the CUP Program

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) program celebrated its 40th anniversary; through the program, UA medical students provide free medical care and education to the Tucson community and Southern Arizona.


Tucson High Schoolers to Explore Careers in Medicine Oct. 17

Local high school students will attend “A Pathway to Success,” an interactive health-care career fair spearheaded by residents at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


New UA Researchers to Showcase Medical Innovations and Inventions Oct. 16

Faculty members at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will give brief snapshots of their research at the Innovations and Inventions research fair on Tuesday, Oct. 16.


UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Welcome Three New Cardiologists

The new faculty cardiologists bring expertise in cardiac imaging, cardio-oncology and interventional cardiology.


COLLEGE OF MEDICINE – TUCSON DEAN SEARCH

We are making significant progress in our search for the next dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.


John Ehiri, PhD, to Lead Data Tracking and Evaluation Core for NIH All of Us Research Program at UA-Banner

John Ehiri, PhD, MPH, MSc, professor of public health and chair of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, brings extensive global health experience in program evaluation of previous and ongoing funded projects.


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