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Scientists at the UA Make Critical End-Stage Liver Disease Discovery

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:00am
The discovery of an unknown cellular pathway has helped scientists and physicians better understand end-stage liver disease and offers a potential target for new therapeutics that could slow or even reverse the disease’s progression.

UA Medical Students Show Off Creativity in Video Submitted for 'Memmy' Award

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:00am
A video produced by UA medical students highlights the lives of four students. The video, submitted this week to the annual Memmy Awards, gives health sciences students a chance to express themselves creatively.

UAMC Among 100 Great Hospitals in America

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:00am
The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus has been named one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review. The medical center is rated highly for its strengths in medical education, research and patient care.

A PhD Less Ordinary

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:00am
To highlight the strength, growth and diversification of the UA’s graduate programs, UANews is focusing on the University’s unique and innovative programs in a multipart series. In this article, we explore programs and initiatives that advance medical technologies, enhance the research enterprise and ensure that UA graduates are workforce-ready.

UA to Host Conference to Promote Health for Local, Global Communities

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:00am
A group of physicians and their collaborators from medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health at the UA have coordinated a global health conference, which is now incorporating health concerns in border and rural communities. The Arizona Global Health Conference was organized to share multi-disciplinary approaches to health practices and encourage new interdisciplinary collaborations.

The Viruses You Don't Know About (Yet)

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:00am
An interdisciplinary team of UA researchers has received a collaborative Flinn Foundation grant to discover what viruses colonize the lung and how they may influence general health and disease. The grant program aims to translate findings more rapidly into actual patient treatments.

Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos Appointed AVP for Precision Health Sciences

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:00am
Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos has joined the UA as the new associate vice president for precision health sciences. Ramos is internationally recognized in genomics and predictive biology, environmental and molecular medicine and toxicology.

Poisoning: The No. 1 Cause of Unintentional Death in the U.S.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:00am
This week is National Poison Prevention Week. The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the UA College of Pharmacy warns individuals to be mindful of potentially toxic substances, especially over-the-counter medications.

Testing for Sleep Apnea in the Comfort of Home

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:00am
People who suspect they suffer from sleep apnea now have the option of participating in a University of Arizona Medical Center sleep study in the comfort of their own homes. UAMC's Center for Sleep Disorders has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to perform in-home sleep testing. Sleep apnea affects more than 18 million Americans.

No Muss, No Fuss With Child-Friendly Movie Monitors at UAMC

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 3:34pm
The UA Medical Center has installed new movie monitors that allow children to watch their favorite videos while getting an MRI, without having to wear bulky goggles or deal with a grainy picture due to magnetic interference. Watching videos can help children relax and stay still during the procedure.

UA Leads Asthma Program With Tucson Unified School District and American Lung Association

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:00am
Approximately 120,000 Arizona children have asthma, and asthma attacks lead to 3,000 hospitalizations each year, costing Arizonans approximately $24 million in direct medical costs. To address this public health issue, the UA's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has partnered with the American Lung Association in Arizona and the Tucson Unified School District to implement a school-based asthma program in selected elementary schools.

Seeing Cancer Differently

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:00am
Ghassan Mouneimne, an assistant professor of cellular and molecular medicine and a UA Cancer Center researcher, is among the nation's finest young cell biologists. But what makes his work unique is his talent in microscopy and graphic design. To illustrate his research, he creates images of cancer cells that look more like works of art.

Orthopedic Surgeons at UA Medical Center Use Google Glass

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:00am
Dr. Jordan Smith and Dr. Jason Wild of the UA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery were selected to be part of the Google Glass Explorer Program. The two surgeons have been using the glasses during select surgical procedures since receiving them in December. "By just winking, the glass captures an image of whatever you're looking at during surgery," Wild says.

Who Won't Take Their Medicine?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 1:40pm

Documentary Focuses on UAMC – S. Arizona's Only Level I Trauma Center

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:00am
The University of Arizona Medical Center is southern Arizona's only Level I trauma center, and it's the busiest in the state, helping nearly 5,000 patients a year. The trauma center's daily activities are the focus of a new documentary, "Level One Trauma," which will air Wednesday night on PBS 6.

Groundbreaking Research Explores Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Sleep

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 4:05pm
It has long been believed that a person with a concussion should stay awake or not sleep for more than a few hours at a time. However, there appears to be no medical evidence to support this belief, according to a new study by researchers at the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix and the Phoenix Children's Hospital.

UA Offers Accelerated Bachelor's to Master’s Program in Environmental Health Sciences

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:00am
The UA's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is offering a five-year Bachelor of Science to Master of Public Health degree option in environmental health sciences. The ideal candidate is a student who has an interest in the environment and its relationship to health, or an interest in protecting the health of the public and workers.

UA Study Shows Aggressive Management of Gunshot Wounds to Brain Significantly Increases Survival

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 4:52pm
Nine out of 10 people with gunshot wounds to the brain usually die. UA trauma surgeons, using a new aggressive resuscitation protocol for patients with gunshot head injuries, have increased survival to nearly five out of 10 victims, according to a recent study published in The American Journal of Surgery.

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