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New Radiosurgery Technique a Boon for Cancer Patients

Vastly shortens treatments for metastatic brain lesions


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Preps for Future Disaster with Federal Training Workshop

Leadership from federal and community health agencies will convene at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson for a disaster research training workshop. The workshop will help participants better prepare for a mass disaster that affects the health of the community at large.


New, Minimally Invasive Treatment for Enlarged Prostate Shows Promise

Banner – UMC first to offer PAE in Southern Arizona


Drs. Monica Kraft and Julie Ledford Win $10K ‘Shark Tank’ Prize

Six teams went head-to-head during a shark tank-style competition hosted by the College of Medicine – Tucson. For their work to reduce asthma attacks, Monica Kraft, MD, and Julie Ledford, PhD, were named the competition winners.


An Update from Medical Education

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


Coach Olson in Good Condition at Banner - UMC Tucson

Former University of Arizona Basketball Coach Lute Olson is in good condition today at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson after experiencing a minor stroke over the weekend, according to his physician.


‘The Power of Precision Medicine,’ Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Feb. 16

Accomplished physician-scientist and transformational leader Dr. Kenneth Ramos, an expert on genetics and genomic medicine, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 17th annual conference for those living with arthritis — and those who care for them.


Doc Talks: Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Disease

Wellness expo, free health lecture by university heart specialists, March 5


UA Study Confirms Self-reported Sleep Duration an Accurate, Useful Health Measure in Children

A new study by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson shows that sleep duration reports by children and their parents are fairly accurate.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Aortic Diseases: Can We Intervene Before They Turn Deadly?,’ Feb. 21 in Green Valley

The free 2019 Green Valley Lecture Series continues with a focus on aortic diseases.


UA College of Nursing Launches Bachelor of Science in Nursing Integrative Health Program in Gilbert, Ariz.

The new program will be the first program nationally to incorporate integrative health content and interventions into a BSN nursing program.


Researchers to Compete in ‘Shark Tank,’ Demo Technology, More at Research Day, Feb. 13

University of Arizona researchers will compete in a Shark Tank-style competition, demonstrate their medical technology and more during Research Day, a first-of-its-kind event coordinated by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.


ASTEC Wins Best in Show Award at the 2019 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare

Two graduate researchers in the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) won the Best in Show Award at the 2019 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare.


Tucson High Schoolers to Explore Careers in Medicine, Other Health Professions, Feb. 20

Local high school students will practice their health-care skills, such as CPR and ultrasound imaging, during “A Pathway to Success,” an interactive health-care career fair spearheaded by residents at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson South Campus.


Turns out Some Germs Are Quite Beneficial to Your Health

Recent advances in “next-generation sequencing” have made it possible to gain understanding of the complex nature of microbes and their importance to human health, a UA physician-scientist explains.


Anti-Cancer Immune Response may be Boosted with Combination Therapy, UA Cancer Center Lab Helps Discover

The University of Arizona Cancer Center collaborated with researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina to uncover better ways to harness the immune system to fight cancer.


Dr. Felicia Goodrum Named Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Felicia Goodrum, PhD, is one of only 109 scientists worldwide to receive the distinction this year.


Dean’s Faculty Advisory Committee Meeting: What You Need to Know

The Dean’s Faculty Advisory Committee (DFAC) meets quarterly with Interim Dean Irving Kron, MD, to advise on matters that affect College of Medicine – Tucson faculty. The committee met for the first time this year on January 14. Here’s what was discussed during the meeting.


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

Clinical psychologists Jacob N. Hyde, PsyD, and Janelle Thompson, PsyD, will provide a wide array of behavioral health services for patients of all ages across Tucson.


Why Women? — Studying the Role of Gender in Alzheimer’s Disease

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, received $5.9 million from the National Institute on Aging to study the role of gender in Alzheimer’s disease and develop precision medicine interventions to prevent — and potentially reverse — the course of the disease in both women and men.


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