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First Surgeries Today in Banner – UMC’s New ORs in Tower 1

Blessings, ribbon-cutting and a robotic partial nephrectomy.


Implantable 'Tea Bag' in Development Releases Insulin for Children with Diabetes

A $1.2 million grant from the JDRF will support University of Arizona researchers as they continue to perfect and test an implantable "tea bag" that senses glucose levels and automatically releases insulin when needed.


Doc Talks: Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Disease

Wellness expo, free health lecture by university heart specialists, March 5


People On The Move at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medicine

New physician-faculty members join Banner – University Medicine and the UA Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Neurology and Medical Imaging at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson


Two UA Surgery Professors Named to Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™

University of Arizona Surgery Professors Leigh Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS, and James H. McClenathan, MD, FACS, have been recognized for their contributions to surgical education.


UA Department of Surgery Names Bellal Joseph, MD, to Martin Gluck Endowed Chair as Newly Appointed Chief of Trauma Division

Tenured UA professor, distinguished researcher and trauma surgeon tapped to lead busy trauma division.


UA Surgeons Developing New Tool to Detect Urine Blockage

Surgeons at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson are developing a tool that may make detecting urine blockage simpler for patients.


Five UA Faculty Members Named Regents' Professors

The Arizona Board of Regents has appointed five UA professors as Regents' Professors, the highest level of recognition bestowed on faculty in the Arizona state university system.


Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS, elected Chair of ACS Board of Regents

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS, interim senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona, was elected chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during its recent annual clinical congress, in San Diego.


Banner – UMC, UA Department of Surgery Welcome 3 New Surgeons

Banner – University Medical Center and the University of Arizona Department of Surgery are pleased to welcome three new surgeons to Tucson.


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 for Excellence recognize the service and achievement of appointed personnel and staff.


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