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UA Medical Team Wins Accreditation for Banner – UMC Tucson as Treatment Referral Center by National Pancreas Foundation

Clinicians’ multidisciplinary approach at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has earned Banner – University Medical Center Tucson the designation as the only NPF Center in Arizona and recognition for its ability to handle complex care of patients suffering from pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and related diseases.


UA Study Finds Huge Disparity in the Occurrence of Leg Amputations on Low-Income and Rural Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Study co-author Dr. David Armstrong suggests a three-tiered system to provide earlier coordinated care that could help reduce the disparity in outcomes for patients in outlying communities and for low-income patients with Type 2 diabetes.


Breathing New Life Into Diabetes Treatment

An implantable oxygen generator could one day revolutionize islet cell transplantation in patients with diabetes, a UA surgeon says.


Annual Regional Conference Covers New Approaches to Treating Trauma

The 26th Annual Southwest Regional Trauma Conference, Thursday and Friday, July 30-31, at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., Tucson, aims to deliver the most current information on trauma and its management to all health-care professionals working to combat this major health problem.


Banner University Medical Centers in Phoenix and Tucson named to U.S. News ‘Best Hospital’ ranking

Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner-University Medical Center Tucson have each been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking, and nationally recognized for specialty services.


UA Surgeon Helps Lead Charge Against ‘Medjacking’

Dr. David G. Armstrong joins elite committee studying medical device cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Standard for Connected Diabetes Devices Steering Committee meets for the first time July 20-21 in Bethesda, Md.


UA Researchers Receive $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Develop Mobile, Wearable Technology to Assess Frailty

The senior population in the United States is growing rapidly. People are living longer. However, one 80-year-old person may be more frail and less able to withstand the same medical treatment or surgery than another person the same age. New mobile technologies are being developed at the University of Arizona to assess frailty and to help make evidenced-based improvements in the care of the elderly.


UA Surgeons Perform Dramatic Midair Rescue, Saving Tucson Man’s Life

Dick and Jan Highberger recently met UA vascular surgery resident Dr. Craig Weinkauf for lunch, where they celebrated life and presented a donation to help fund research at the UA.


UA Department of Surgery Recruits Dr. Taylor Riall as Chief of General Surgery/Surgical Oncology

Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, a surgical oncologist specializing in pancreaticobiliary disease (complex disorders of the pancreas and bile ducts) has been named chief of the Division of General Surgery/Surgical Oncology in the University of Arizona Department of Surgery.


UA’s Dr. Rifat Latifi Elected Vice President of International Society of Telemedicine and eHealth

Rifat Latifi, MD, professor and vice-chair of international relations in the University of Arizona Department of Surgery and president and founder of the International Virtual-e-Hospital Foundation, has been elected vice president of the International Society of Telemedicine and eHealth.


UACC students and fellows receive prestigious awards

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is home to some truly gifted young cancer researchers. A number of them have recently received prestigious awards and honors.


Laurence Hurley, PhD, named 13th annual Sydney E. Salmon, MD, Distinguished Investigator

Laurence Hurley, PhD, has been named the winner of the 13th annual Sydney E. Salmon, MD, Distinguished Investigator Award.


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