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.
Funds will support research at the UA Steele Center that is examining novel immunotherapy strategies against pediatric cancer.
UA neurosurgeon Dr. Willard S. Kasoff performed the surgery on Maureen Raine, who has much to celebrate during April, Parkinson’s Awareness Month.
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.
The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus celebrated it's grand opening of their new Burn Treatment Room on Monday, Dec. 15.
The University of Arizona Health Sciences joins the UA Alumni Association in the annual Reunion Weekend Homecoming Celebration, Oct. 22-24.
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.
Finalists for Tucson Local Media’s Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards include nine UA Health Sciences-affiliated faculty members and programs.
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.
An implantable oxygen generator could one day revolutionize islet cell transplantation in patients with diabetes, a UA surgeon says.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hospital Receives Blue Distinction Center® Designation for Delivering Quality Transplant Care
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.
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.
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.