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UA Sleep Research for Student-Athletes Awarded NCAA Grant

Looking to improve sleep among student-athletes, two University of Arizona researchers developed and have enhanced an educational support sleep program and have been awarded an NCAA grant to expand its reach. Sleep problems are common among student-athletes. The National College Health Assessment surveyed athletes from 2011-2014 and found that 19...


AAMC Official Promotes Inclusive Excellence During Recent UAHS Campus Visit

Sharing the value of inclusive excellence in health professions education, David A. Acosta, MD, chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), visited the University of Arizona Health Sciences on Feb. 7 and 8. Dr. Acosta provides strategic vision and leadership for the AAMC’s diversity and inclusion...


‘Tour of the Heart: How Advances in Imaging Improve Diagnostics and Guide Treatments’ – Feb. 15 in Green Valley

Raj Janardhanan, MD, is the next speaker in the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Green Valley Lecture Series, Thursday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. An associate professor of medicine and medical imaging at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, he will discuss “Tour of the Heart: How Advances in Imaging Improve Diagnostics and...


UA Medical Students to Pledge to Provide Compassionate Patient Care at Solidarity Day Event Feb. 16

DATE/TIME: Noon Friday, Feb. 16 LOCATION: University of Arizona Health Sciences plaza, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson TUCSON, Ariz. – In honor of national Solidarity Day, celebrated on Feb. 16, dozens of medical students, faculty and staff at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will join hands and create a human chain...


More Than 150 COM-T Physicians Recognized as `Best Doctors in America'

More than 150 physicians in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson have been recognized on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2017-2018. Only 4 percent of U.S. physicians earn this prestigious honor. Physicians and their organizations cannot pay to be selected as Best Doctors, nor does Best Doctors pay physicians to be named on...


Dr. Victoria Murrain Appointed Interim Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson

As interim deputy dean for diversity and inclusion she serves as chief diversity officer for the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and, with key stakeholders, will develop a sustainable plan for implementation of clear college-wide policies and strategies pertaining to diversity and inclusion. In that regard, she will establish programs and...


Feb. 8 Lecture: Data Sharing in Clinical Trials featuring Dr. Jeffrey M. Drazen, Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine

Data sharing in clinical trials will be examined by Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD, editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine in a free presentation, open to the public, on Thursday, Feb. 8. The lecture will be held 5 to 6 p.m. at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, 1295 N. Martin Ave., Drachman Hall,...


New Pain Management Online Course Launched by UA Center for Integrative Medicine

With growing awareness of the opioid epidemic, clinicians and patients are seeking to decrease pharmaceutical use, turning to integrative therapies. An all-new online course developed by the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine expands medical training for pain treatment. Current statistics on pain in the United States are...


New Chiefs of Staff at Banner – UMC Tucson and South

The 1,068 physicians who practice at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and the 708 physicians who practice at Banner – University Medical South have elected a chief of staff at each hospital, effective Jan. 1. The chief of staff is the chief administrative officer for hospital physicians, overseeing physician credentialing and peer review...


UA Arthritis Center Director to Discuss `Osteoarthritis Under the Microscope,’ Feb. 8 in Yuma

The Yuma Friends of the University of Arizona Health Sciences will host a free public presentation on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m., at the Goodwill Yuma Career Center, 3097 S. Eighth Ave., Yuma, Ariz. The lecture, “Osteoarthritis Under the Microscope,” will be presented by C. Kent Kwoh, MD, director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center....


“Aging and Our Immunity” Theme of UA Arthritis Center’s 16th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 27

Internationally recognized immunologist and gerontologist Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD, will deliver the keynote address, “Aging and Our Immunity,” at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 16th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference will be held at Banner – University Medical...


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘New Ways to Diagnose and Treat Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias’ – Jan. 18 in Green Valley

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center will kick off its Green Valley Lecture Series, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. with “New Ways to Diagnose and Treat Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias,” with MD. Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm problem, particularly in people over age 60. In many cases, medications may be sufficient...


UA Sarver Heart Center and The Heart Series Present: ‘Tools You Can Use to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke’ - Jan. 13 in Oro Valley

An engaging discussion with Charles Katzenberg, MD, titled “Tools You Can Use to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke,” will provide specific actions to prevent heart disease and stroke. The lecture will take place Saturday, Jan. 13, noon. Dr. Katzenberg is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and...


'The Science of Consciousness' Conference | April 2-7, 2018

'The Science of Consciousness' Conference | April 2-7, 2018 Loews Ventana Canyon Resort - Tucson, Arizona   Final Call for Abstracts – NEW Deadline:   JANUARY 2, 2018 The Science of Consciousness ('TSC') is an interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to all aspects of the study and understanding of conscious...


Manon L. O’Connor Joins UA College of Medicine – Tucson As Senior Director of Development

Manon L. O’Connor has been appointed senior director of development at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, where she will lead development efforts to advance philanthropic priorities for the college. O’Connor comes to the UA with more than 15 years of development experience and expertise and is noted for establishing and...


Banner - University Medicine North $100 Million Outpatient Campus Opens Dec. 28

WHAT:         Public preview of Banner – University Medicine North WHERE:         3838 N. Campbell Ave., Building 2 WHEN:         7:30 – 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 A free light breakfast and self-guided tours of the new facility will be offered at the public preview. To RSVP, please respond here or email Allie@detailmgmt.com. New, unwrapped...


College of Medicine – Tucson: Past, Present, Future

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson is marking its 50th year with a celebration this week featuring free public lectures by founding faculty members and a Junior Investigator Poster Forum.In recognition of the milestone, the UA Health Sciences Office of Public Affairs spoke with the college's dean, Dr. Charles B. Cairns, about the impact the...


UA Health Sciences Innovation Building ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony Nov. 17: Futuristic Facility Promotes Team-Based Health Professions Education

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building, a nine-story, 220,000-square-foot, world-class building designed for clinical-simulation practice, team-based health professions education and community interaction, will hold a “topping-off” ceremony Friday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m., at the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus. The...


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Celebrates its 50th Anniversary during Founders Week, Nov. 13-17

DATES/TIMES/LOCATIONS: MONDAY, NOV. 13, NOON – 1 P.M. (lunch 11:30 a.m.)Founders Week Lecture William S. Dalton, PhD, MD, former dean, UA College of Medicine – Tucson (2001-2002) Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, NOON – 1 P.M. (lunch 11:30 a.m.) Founders Week Lecture...


College of Medicine-Tucson Leader Honored as 2017 Alumna of the Year

Dr. Kathryn Reed, Professor and Head of Obstetrics & Gynecology was honored this Homecoming as the College of Medicine Alumna of the Year.Dr. Reed has been an impactful leader for the College of Medicine, especially regarding women faculty, as well as a national leader for advancing the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is head of the...


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