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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. 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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