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Holiday Miracle on Ice: Tucson Roadrunners Hockey Player Thanks Teams for Saving his Life

After collapsing at a Nov. 19 game, Tucson Roadrunners hockey team captain Craig Cunningham is recovering from cardiac arrest at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson


UA Surgery Head Leigh Neumayer Named Interim Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart has named Dr. Leigh Neumayer as interim senior vice president for health sciences. Her appointment will be effective Jan. 1, 2017, following Dr. Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia's decision to resign his administrative role and step back to faculty.


UA Health Sciences Researchers Outline When Play Becomes Harmful: Pokémon Go and the Potential for Increased Accidents

Get out and play is a call often heard to increase physical activity and optimize health, but in one the first articles published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, UA Health Sciences researchers discuss how augmented reality games can lead to acute treatment in a trauma center.


3-D Printing and Patient Care: UA Surgeon Shares How the Technology can Saves Lives and Money in The Lancet

Using 3-D models for surgery planning before complex procedures and as a potential means to replicate surgical tools in low-resource areas, Dr. David Armstrong and his lab share with The Lancet, a prestigious UK medical journal, their vision of 3-D printing technology in medicine.


Precision Medicine Has Applications for Pancreatic Cancer

Cancers with a particularly poor prognosis pose a major challenge to health care in the 21st century. New research shows that a highly personalized, patient-directed approach is necessary to improve treatment outcomes.


Department of Surgery Welcomes R. John Hurlbert, MD, PhD

Dr. John Hurlbert will join the University of Arizona Division of Neurosurgery on August 15, 2016, in the role of Co-Director of the UA Spine Program. His focus will be program-building, residency and spine fellowship training, and clinical and translational research.


UA Health Sciences Employee Excellence Recognized

Honoring the best of the best, the University of Arizona Health Sciences 2016 Awards of Excellence recognize the service and achievement of appointed personnel and staff.


UA Health Sciences Researchers Look to Collaborate With Cuba on Diabetic Wound Therapy

Diabetic foot ulcers are more costly to treat than the five leading cancers. In response, UAHS physician-scientists David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, and Marvin Slepian, MD, have begun discussions with Cuban researchers to steward the FDA approval for a diabetic foot ulcer healing drug for use in the United States.


UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives $40,000 from `Courtney’s Courage’ for Pediatric Cancer Research

Funds will support research at the UA Steele Center that is examining novel immunotherapy strategies against pediatric cancer.


UAMC’s New Burn Treatment Room Grand Opening

The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus celebrated it's grand opening of their new Burn Treatment Room on Monday, Dec. 15.


UA Department of Surgery Welcomes Back Trauma Surgeon Dr. Rifat Latifi

The University of Arizona Department of Surgery welcomes back Rifat Latifi, MD, as professor of surgery and vice chair of International Affairs. He also is an honorary professor of the medical faculty of University of Tirana, Albania.


UA Medical Center Recognized for Quality in Transplant Care

Hospital Receives Blue Distinction Center® Designation for Delivering Quality Transplant Care


Abdominal Transplant Surgeon Dr. Robert Harland Joins UA Department of Surgery

Robert C. Harland, MD, has joined the University of Arizona Department of Surgery Division of Abdominal Transplantation as professor, vice chair of academic affairs and surgical director of solid organ transplantation at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.


UA Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Zain Khalpey Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Khalpey will continue his collaborative research with Poland’s Ryszard T. Smolenski, MD, PhD, at the Medical University of Gdańsk, studying adult stem cell therapy to repair damaged hearts.


After Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery, Tucson Mom with Parkinson’s Finds Joy in Simple Things

UA neurosurgeon Dr. Willard S. Kasoff performed the surgery on Maureen Raine, who has much to celebrate during April, Parkinson’s Awareness Month.


Banner – University Medical Center Involved in Study that Finds Most Effective Blood Transfusion Combination for Severe Trauma

A national multicenter clinical trial, which included Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, reported that a blood transfusion containing equal parts red blood cells, plasma and platelets is more effective in the treatment of trauma patients suffering from severe blood loss compared to a higher-ratio combination, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Looks to Increase Faculty Diversity From Within

The Health Resources and Services Administration-funded program seeks to increase the engagement, retention and promotion of faculty members from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.


UA Health Sciences Colleges Celebrate Reunion Weekend and Homecoming 2015, Oct. 22-24

The University of Arizona Health Sciences joins the UA Alumni Association in the annual Reunion Weekend Homecoming Celebration, Oct. 22-24.


Dr. Rifat Latifi Receives Prestigious American College of Surgeons/Pfizer International Surgical Volunteerism Award

Rifat Latifi, MD, trauma surgeon in the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, received the 2015 American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism Award.


Nine UA Health Sciences Faculty Members, Programs Named Finalists for `Influential Health and Medical Leaders’ Awards

Finalists for Tucson Local Media’s Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards include nine UA Health Sciences-affiliated faculty members and programs.


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