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UA Health Sciences Faculty Members, Programs and Banner – UMC Tucson Recognized as `Influential Health and Medical Leaders’

University of Arizona Health Sciences-affiliated faculty members and its clinical partner, Banner– University Medical Center Tucson were recently announced the winners of Tucson Local Media's annual Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards.


Dr. Lee drew in a large audience during the 2017 American Urological Association Course on Renal Cell Carcinoma in Boston, MA
Dr. Benjamin Lee leads UA Division of Urology at the American Urological Meeting

Dedicated to advancing health and wellness through education and research, Dr. Benjamin Lee moderates the Kidney Cancer Robotics Plenary Session and directs a post-graduate course on Renal Cell Carcinoma at the American Urological Association meeting in Boston, MA, which hosted over 16,000 attendees from around the world. Dr. Christian Twiss debated in a plenary session on the topic of Vaginal Mesh Removal.


Dr. Robert C. Johnson Appointed to the UA Institute for Cellular Transplantation

Dr. Johnson will help accelerate the Institute’s mission to treat diabetes using transplantation of macroencapsulated cells without the need for immunosuppression.


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 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.


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