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Exploring Copper's Potential as Antibiotic

While antibiotic resistance is on the rise, pharmaceutical companies are making fewer and fewer new antibiotics. UA immunobiologist Michael Johnson says this trend is in urgent need of reversal and believes copper might just be the key.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Arthritis and Heart Disease: Is inflammation the common culprit?,’ April 18 in Green Valley

The free 2019 Green Valley Lecture Series concludes with a focus on arthritis and heart disease.


Dr. Meredith Hay Elected President of the American Physiological Society

Dr. Hay seeks to advance physiology’s brand and increase students’ awareness of physiology as a discipline.


UA Health Sciences Students Win Spot in National CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition

A team of three students from the University of Arizona College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will compete April 12-13 in Minneapolis, Minn., where they will have a chance to win a grand prize of $7,500.


UA, Banner – University Medicine Recognized as ‘Scleroderma Research and Treatment Center’ in Tucson

UA pulmonologists and rheumatologists say the designation will increase patient referrals, improve access to clinical trials and research funding for this autoimmune rheumatic disorder that affects, by some estimates, as many as 300,000 Americans. This is only the second such center in Arizona.


New Patient Tower Opens at Banner – UMC Tucson

Nine-story hospital tower opens to patients April 22; community preview April 7


UAHS Career Development Awards to 4 Junior Faculty Foster Clinical, Translational Research

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Career Development Awards program seeks to nurture the development of new clinical trials and biomedical and behavioral interventions to treat disease and the number of health scientists for our state and nation. This year the awards will fund sleep-, cancer- and cardiovascular disease-related research by four promising young investigators.


‘Escape from Inflammation Nation: Conquering the Inflammation Epidemic on the Path to Health and Resilience, ’ UA Arthritis Center Lecture, April 3

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Floyd “Ski” Chilton will discuss the revolutionary approaches he has developed to prevent, treat and reverse the effects of inflammation as well as to address unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.


Humanism in Medicine Lecture to Focus on Doctor-Patient Conversations, March 25

New York Times contributor and physician Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, will keynote this year’s Cindy Wool Memorial Seminar at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


An Update from Medical Education: March 2019

Get up to speed on what's happening with the College of Medicine – Tucson's educational programs.


UA’s Dr. Khadijah Breathett Selected as One of ‘40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health’

Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, a cardiologist at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center who is a passionate advocate for health equity and conducts research on bias in health care, was selected as one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” for 2019.


Future Physicians Celebrate Match Day

Forty percent of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2019 will remain in Arizona to practice medicine and pursue their residency training. More than one-third of the class will pursue primary care — a physician specialty that is critically low in Arizona and the nation.


Two New Internal Medicine Specialists Join Faculty as UA-Banner Clinician Educators

Drs. Malika Varma and Bulbul Cibei bring broad clinical experience in training internal medicine resident physicians and medical students to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Stroke Prevention and Atrial Fibrillation,’ March 21 in Green Valley

The free 2019 Green Valley Lecture Series continues with a focus on stroke prevention and atrial fibrillation.


News conference to announce that the UA Center for Integrative Medicine will be named for Dr. Andrew Weil, who has committed $15 million to the center, bringing his total giving to $20 million.

A news conference to announce that the UA Center for Integrative Medicine will be named for Dr. Andrew Weil, who has committed $15 million to the center, bringing his total giving to $20 million.


Integrative Medicine Pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil Commits $15M to Name UA Center for Integrative Medicine, Bringing Total Giving to $20M

UA Center for Integrative Medicine will be named for Dr. Andrew Weil, who has committed $15 million to the center, bringing his total giving to $20 million.


Implantable 'Tea Bag' in Development Releases Insulin for Children with Diabetes

A $1.2 million grant from the JDRF will support University of Arizona researchers as they continue to perfect and test an implantable "tea bag" that senses glucose levels and automatically releases insulin when needed.


Soon-to-be-Doctors Learn their Future at Match Day Ceremony at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson

On Friday, March 15, more than 100 medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson simultaneously will open an envelope revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is a rite of passage for soon-to-be doctors.


Lecture: Dr. John P. Howe, III, Former President and CEO of Project HOPE to Speak at UA, March 19

Dr. Howe, the former president and CEO of Project HOPE, will discuss “Health Diplomacy: From Theory to Practice” and its relevance today, describing public health practice in Africa, Asia, South America and the United States March 19. The lecture is presented by the 2019 James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy, which is free and open to the public.


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