Congratulations to Arthur F. Gmitro, PhD, the 2016 Founders Day lecturer at the UA College of Medicine!
Christopher Justinich, MD, will provide pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition care to children. He brings special expertise in the area of food allergic disorders of the GI tract, and in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)—an inflammatory disease of the esophagus.
Free and open to the public, the lecture by Kenneth A. Hood, DO, will discuss the latest approaches to surgical and non-surgical options for common and complex types of back issues, in addition to sharing the latest research into novel treatments and procedures for back pain and injury.
During an interprofessional learning workshop that included sites at Oxford University in the United Kingdom and Arizona, UA Health Sciences students learn while UA experts teach the value of virtual care through telemedicine and health education simulation technology.
Keith Maggert, PhD, with the University of Arizona Cancer Center and associate professor of cellular and molecular medicine, has been awarded a $1.7 million NIH grant and has been recognized for his high-risk/high-reward research that has the potential to change the way we think about epigenetics in disease.
University of Arizona anthropologist Dr. David Raichlen will provide a free public lecture on how medical history and time spent sitting versus being physically active affects your health. He will share details of his research during the Endocrinology Grand Rounds at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 3-4 p.m.
Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona
William Cance, MD, will lead the UACC efforts in Phoenix at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. He will play a critical role in the integration of the Tucson and Phoenix campuses and developing one Cancer Center in two sites.
Five-year National Institute on Aging program project grant led by Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.
Funds raised from this annual event will be used for “greatest-need” projects at the UA Steele Center and a variety of Kids of Steele service projects.
Known for his pioneering research on the molecular and circuit origins of chronic pain and discoveries that may lead to new treatments, Dr. Porreca received the award and delivered the Ronald Melzack Distinguished Lecture during the 16th World Congress on Pain®, attended by the world’s top pain researchers and clinicians.
Developed in consultation with medical professionals, the new Spanish language classes created for undergraduate and graduate health students are open for enrollment, classes begin in spring semester 2017.
Selenium has been a popular nutritional supplement for decades, touted for its antioxidant properties and its role in stopping free radicals from damaging cells and DNA. Studies have shown a deficiency of this micronutrient to be associated with cancer risk. However, a UA-led study indicates selenium supplementation significantly increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Save the date for the 2016 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend: October 28-29!
David G. Marrero, PhD, an expert in the field of clinical trials in type 2 diabetes and translational research, has been appointed director of the newly established UA Health Sciences Center for Border Health.
Sarver Heart Center is celebrating its 30-year anniversary, building on its history of life-saving innovations, research and patient care by focusing on advancing heart disease research.
Dr. Vasudha Goel joins the UA Department of Anesthesiology chronic pain management team; Drs. Drew Kurtzman and Vivian Shi join the UA Division of Dermatology; UA nephrologist publishes book on kidney disease and diabetes; 2016 Radiology Awards honor Drs. Taljanovic and Gimber; Dr. Victor J. Gonzalez awarded grant to investigate new radiotherapy breast cancer treatment.
Corrine Self, MD, will present on “Understanding Lewy Body Dementia”—a common form of dementia that affects cognitive functions for organization and planning as well as visual-spatial areas—at the next talk in the UA Center on Aging’s lecture series. The free lecture, open to the public, also may be viewed live and archived online.
Get out and play is a call often heard to increase physical activity and optimize health, but in one the first articles published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, UA Health Sciences researchers discuss how augmented reality games can lead to acute treatment in a trauma center.
The grocery store chain and radio station have joined forces to conduct a breast cancer awareness drive in Bashas’ stores throughout Southern and Eastern Arizona to support breast cancer research at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.