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UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Uncover Potential New Therapy for Concussion-Related Headaches
February 19, 2020

Researchers at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine – Tucson have teamed with scientists at two other institutions to identify the cause of post-brain injury headaches and uncover a potential new therapy for millions of patients.


Local Experts Share Information on Coronavirus
February 14, 2020

An expert panel from the University of Arizona, Banner Health and Pima County Health encouraged the public at an information session Feb. 10 to spread facts, not fear; practice compassion; and wash their hands.


Scientists Study Sweat, the Small Stuff
February 13, 2020

A team of researchers from three University of Arizona colleges, including Dr. Esther Sternberg with the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, is developing new methods to collect and analyze sweat for clues about how the body is functioning.


High School Students to Explore Health Careers at Banner – University Medical Center South, Feb. 12
February 11, 2020

Along with hands-on exercises from intubating a mannequin to peering inside someone’s stomach via ultrasound, Tucson area high school students will get a chance to learn about careers in health care at the “Pathway to Success” health career fair hosted at Banner – University Medical Center South.


UArizona College of Pharmacy Feb. 21 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Opening of Skaggs Addition
February 6, 2020

The $26-million expansion includes new chemistry laboratory space that will be used for drug discovery and development and research in the areas of pharmaceutics, pharmacogenomics and pharmacology.


Dr. Laura Micek-Galinat Joins UArizona Family and Community Medicine, Banner – University Medicine
February 6, 2020

With additional expertise in culinary medicine and integrative medicine, Dr. Micek-Galinat will provide primary patient care at the Banner – University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at Alvernon.


‘Unlocking Secrets of the Microbiome’ Theme of UArizona Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Feb. 8
January 27, 2020

Dr. Donata Vercelli, an expert on the impact of germs that affect our health, delivers the keynote address at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 18th annual “Living Healthy With Arthritis” conference. Other topics include optimal aging, pain management, lupus, dietary strategies, battling infection and the fact-filled, fun “Joint Health Jeopardy.”


Dr. Laura Micek-Galinat Joins UArizona Family and Community Medicine, Banner – University Medicine
January 23, 2020

Dr. Micek-Galinat will provide primary patient care at Banner – University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at Alvernon. She has additional expertise in culinary medicine and integrative medicine.


Addressing Gaps in Care, UArizona Health Sciences Offers Dual Pharmacy-Nursing Degree with Family Nurse Practitioner Add-on
January 9, 2020

Academic partnership between Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing provides innovative solution to alleviate the health-care provider shortage facing the nation


Freestanding Emergency Departments May Increase Out-of-Pocket Spending for Patients
January 9, 2020

Study analyzed freestanding emergency departments in four states, including Arizona.


Ronald Sorensen Joins UArizona Family and Community Medicine to Lead Community Engagement
December 4, 2019

Sorensen will provide leadership, strategic direction and executive administrative support to the department’s community outreach programs and activities.


UArizona Colleges of Medicine to Provide Free Tuition for Primary Care Medical Students
November 22, 2019

The University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will cover tuition for medical students who commit to practice primary care or another designated critical-access specialty in rural or urban underserved communities in Arizona.


Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Expand Services
November 12, 2019

Thanks to a new contract with Banner – University Family Care/AHCCCS Complete Care, the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program are able to reach more individuals with mental-health conditions and substance-use disorders.


‘Take Charge Diabetes Mellitus’ Study Seeks Research Volunteers
October 22, 2019

The University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine is recruiting current Banner – University Medicine patients with Type 2 diabetes to join a study about diabetes management and blood sugar control.


Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Host ‘Global Peer Support Celebration Day’
October 16, 2019

“Global Peer Support Celebration Day” is an annual celebration of peer supporters to recognize their work in helping their peers with mental health, addictions, and/or trauma-related challenges, move along the continuum of recovery and inclusion. This annual, worldwide event takes place each year on the third Thursday in October.


Dr. Wendy Parent-Johnson Receives $75k from AZ Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
September 24, 2019

Wendy Parent-Johnson, PhD, professor and executive director for the UA Sonoran Center of Excellence in Disabilities, received $75,000 from the AZ Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (AZDDPC).


Chief Resident Dr. Emma Goodstein Receives National "Community Service Recognition Award"
September 18, 2019

This award is given to one resident in the U.S. across all specialties by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Organization of Resident Representatives.


Dr. Angela Puthenveetil Joins UA Family and Community Medicine, Banner–University Medicine
September 18, 2019

As a family physician, Dr. Puthenveetil will provide patient care at Banner–University Medicine Cortaro Primary Care clinic, and will be a faculty member for the family medicine residency program at Banner–University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at Alvernon.


New Program Provides Patients Both Medical and Behavioral Health Services at Banner Family Medicine Clinics
August 21, 2019

A new program implemented by the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine provides primary care patients the opportunity to also receive behavioral health-care services at the same location.


Dr. Eamon C. Armstrong Joins Family and Community Medicine
August 12, 2019

Dr. Armstrong will provide clinical care and serve as the department's clerkship director.


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