Sep 24, 2014

The National Cancer Institute has awarded the University of Arizona Cancer Center a $1.8 million grant to continue training cancer researchers for the future.
The award is a $100,000, two-year supplement to the UACC’s Cancer Center Support Grant. Dr. Persky is the first UACC member to be honored with this recognition. The UACC is one of just 41 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and the only one headquartered in Arizona.
Dr. Susan Renz, focused on investigating informed decision-making with nursing home residents, has received a prestigious, one-year fellowship from the UA Graduate College.

Sep 23, 2014

Golf enthusiasts can experience one of Golf Digest’s “75 Best Golf Resorts in North America”; non-golfers can enjoy dinner, auctions and dancing to live music.
First time the ATP has been asked to bring training and consultation expertise to Mexico, where the rapid adoption of telemedicine faces the same challenges as the U.S. in reaching out to different populations and very rural areas.
The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and the University of Arizona Health Network welcome new faculty member Neha Bhasin, MD, assistant professor, to the Division of Hematology/ Oncology.

Sep 19, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. In a timely interview with Hispanic Executive Magazine, Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD, UA senior vice president for health sciences, discusses health issues among Hispanics, the importance of creating an educational pipeline to recruit and train a diverse health-care workforce and other issues.
Experts who have ties to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, are working with the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and are available to talk to reporters. Dr. Pust is not in West Africa but is an internationally recognized expert in global health.

Sep 18, 2014

Free lecture, open to the public, by Michael Hewitt, PhD, Canyon Ranch Health Resort research director for exercise science.

Sep 15, 2014

A nationally recognized leader in emergency and critical care research, Dr. Cairns has been appointed assistant vice president for clinical research and clinical trials at the Arizona Health Sciences Center, vice dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and professor of emergency medicine. He is scheduled to begin his new duties in November.