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Founding Faculty: Dr. Jack M. Layton Recalls 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' Opportunity

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:00am
In 1966, Dr. Jack Layton got an unexpected phone call asking him to help start the UA College of Medicine. He ended up saying yes and became the first department head in the college. The inaugural class later honored him as "The Father of the Class of '71."

UA-Led School Asthma Program Receives National Recognition

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:00am
By allowing schools to stock albuterol and administer it to students who have asthma but who have not brought personal inhalers to school with them, the program is expected to reduce asthma-related absences.

Losing Sleep Over Your Divorce? Your Blood Pressure Could Suffer

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:00am
It's normal for people to experience trouble sleeping after a divorce. But if sleep problems last too long, they can lead to potentially harmful increases in blood pressure, a new UA study finds. The research suggests that poor sleep quality might be one of the reasons divorce is linked to negative health effects.

UA Training Medical Students to Serve Patients in Rural Communities

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:00am
Several UA College of Medicine students are spending the summer serving rural communities, where there's a desperate need for medical specialists.

CDC Awards $4M to Arizona Prevention Research Center

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:00am
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has awarded $4 million to the UA's Arizona Prevention Research Center to study how people and their communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses.

Landmark Merger to Benefit Clinical Research, Student Training and Health Care in Arizona

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:00am
The University of Arizona Health Network and the University of Arizona have entered into an agreement with Banner Health that will result in improved facilities, expanded research, stronger physician training and better health care for Arizonans.

A Boost for Precision Health: UA Genetics Core Accredited for Health Care Services

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:00am
The UA's gene sequencing facility, which specializes in deciphering massive amounts of genetic code in a very short time, has obtained accreditation to expand its services to health care in addition to research.

Global Experts in Antibiotic Resistance to Attend Workshop at UA

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:00am
An upcoming UA workshop will tackle the hot-button issue of antibiotic resistance in agriculture. "Antibiotic Resistance in Agroecosystems: State of the Science" will be held Aug. 5-8 at Biosphere 2, and aims to bring together microbiologists and chemists to identify the most effective methods to track antibiotic resistance in the environment.

Men: Do These 7 Things for Your Heart

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:00am
One of every eight men over age 40 will experience sudden cardiac arrest. In honor of National Men's Health Month, and CPR and AED Awareness Month, Dr. Charles Katzenberg of the UA Sarver Heart Center gives his top tips for preventing heart disease.

UAMC Reactivates Heart Transplant Program

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:00am
The UA Medical Center has reactivated its Heart Transplant Program after receiving approval from the United Network of Organ Sharing. UAMC temporarily suspended the program in December to recruit for – and strengthen – its highly specialized transplant team. The reactivation follows the recent recruitment of Dr. Scott D. Lick and Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer.

NIH Awards UA $2M to Study Recovery of Language After Stroke

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:00am
An interdisciplinary team of UA researchers has received a $2.098 million grant to study recovery of language in the first few months after a stroke. The findings could lead to the development of treatments that help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible.

Slepian-Led Startup Targets Paradigm Shift in Heart Valve Surgery

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:00am
PolyNova, a startup company that has grown out of an inter-institutional collaboration between the UA and Stony Brook University, is developing a novel polymeric prosthetic heart valve. Sarver Heart Center cardiologist Dr. Marvin J. Slepian, professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at the UA, is the founding CEO of the new venture. PolyNova entered an exclusive option to the patent rights jointly held by the two universities earlier this spring.

Nationally Noted Physician-Scientist, Health Administrator Dr. Andrew S. Kraft Named Director of the UA Cancer Center

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:00am
Dr. Andrew S. Kraft, a nationally recognized prostate cancer physician-scientist and cancer center administrator, has been named the Sydney E. Salmon endowed chair and director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and associate vice president for oncology programs for the UA Health Sciences Center. In addition to his cancer center leadership role, Kraft joins the University as a tenured professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine's Division of Hematology/Oncology and senior associate dean for translational research in the College of Medicine.

The UA, a Transfer Destination

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:00am
The UA is greatly expanding the number of articulation agreements it has with community colleges and improving resources and programs available for transfer students. The move is part of a deliberate, cross-institutional effort to increase the number of Arizona residents with baccalaureate degrees.

UA's Dr. Derksen Addresses Physician Shortages, Access to Care at Health Workforce Policy Academy Meeting

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:00am
Dr. Daniel Derksen, director of the UA's Center for Rural Health in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, was keynote speaker at a recent meeting of the National Governors Association's Health Workforce Policy Academy in Washington, D.C. He discussed physician shortages, access to health care in underserved communities and other challenges facing the nation's health workforce.

UA Undergrads Conducting Microgravity Research Aboard NASA's G-Force One

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:00am
NASA has invited the UA Microgravity Research Team to perform experiments in weightlessness aboard the G-Force One. The undergraduate researchers are at the Johnson Space Center this week, studying how polymers made in space could be used for spacecraft repair on long missions.

UA to Host U.S. and Mexico Officials Exploring Collaborations in Education, Innovation, Research

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:00am
Opportunities for educational exchanges, scientific research partnerships and cross-border innovation will take center stage at the sixth and final meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research. The UA is hosting the forum, which happens next week.

Hazzard to Represent UA on Pac-12 Tour of China

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:00am
Jacob Hazzard and other members of the Pac-12 Conference all-star men's basketball team will head to China in August to play a Chinese all-star team, as well as the Shanghai Sharks, the Jiangsu Dragons and the 2013-14 Chinese Basketball Association regular season champion, the Guangdong Southern Tigers.

Jon Dudas Named UA Senior Associate to the President and Secretary of the University

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:00am
The UA has named Jon Dudas, former director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as senior associate to the president and secretary of the university. In the new role, Dudas will help facilitate the UA's relationship with the Arizona Board of Regents and Arizona's other public universities.

Life Story of a Villista: The Lasting Impact of a 15-Year-Old UA Journal Article

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:00am
After meeting a Mexican revolutionary while volunteering in Baja California as a teenager, anthropologist and UA alum Laura Cummings published an enduring oral history that retains its social and cultural significance to this day.

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