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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UA professor and geospatial extension specialist Barron Orr has been selected to participate on a new United Nations panel comprising the world’s top climate and arid lands scientists. The group's charge: to recommend sustainable international policies and practices to combat desertification.
As part of visits this year to Arizona communities that the UA serves through its land-grant mission, UA President Ann Weaver Hart visited and toured the border community of Nogales. While there, Hart affirmed the UA's commitment to collaborating with and serving rural and border communities.
A new course is teaching UA medical students how to save lives in the wilderness. Through outdoor simulations, the Wilderness Medicine and Advanced Wilderness Life Support class teaches students how to apply their medical expertise with limited resources.
UA researcher Judith Gordon is developing a mobile app aimed at helping women avoid weight gain after they quit smoking through exercise and better eating. It might seem like a lot to tackle all at once, but Gordon says the combination makes sense because the behaviors are interrelated.
When cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Sreekumar Subramanian first saw Charles Barnes he knew the odds were stacked against the patient, who had suffered a massive heart attack, was in a coma, and was given a 25 percent chance of survival. The heart team at the UA Medical Center and UA Sarver Heart Center were able to save the patient's life by performing "hybrid" surgical procedures tailored to his condition.
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. The Sinus and Allergy Clinic at the UA Health Network is the only facility in southern Arizona that offers a coordinated approach to nasal and sinus problems, allowing patients to see ear, nose and throat specialists and a board-certified allergist on the same day.
The five-story University of Arizona Cancer Center is the newest addition to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, home to the award-winning Health Sciences Education Building.
Dr. Leigh A. Neumayer, a renowned expert in breast cancer, women’s health and surgical education, will be the first woman to lead the UA's surgery department and one of only six women surgery department heads in the nation.