The UA Integrative Health Center in Phoenix provides conventional medical care plus complementary care – including acupuncture, chiropractic care, mind-body therapies, nutrition evaluations, health coaching and wellness groups, as well as classes like yoga and Tai Chi. The center, the first in the nation to implement the integrative primary care model developed at the UA's Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month.
Toxicologist and pediatrician Dr. Leslie Boyer, founding director of the UA's VIPER Institute, has been named the 2013 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year by the Arizona Bioindustry Association. Boyer was lead investigator for a scorpion antivenom clinical trials program that resulted in FDA approval of the antivenom Anascorp.
Sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 cause of death for young athletes. The UA's Dr. Jil C. Tardiff is researching a genetic condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac arrest in young people. In collaboration with her colleagues, she is developing an HCM clinic at The University of Arizona Medical Center.