May 18, 2015

Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel from across Southern Arizona will be honored Tuesday, May 19, 8 a.m.-noon, at a celebration event in Kiewit Auditorium, Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, in recognition of National EMS Week May 18-23.
Two pediatric clinics in Tucson were recognized by The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI) as centers of excellence for achieving 90 percent or higher in their immunization rates and excellence in immunization education.
Proceeds will support pediatric research efforts, including cancer research in the area of immunotherapy through the newly established, “PANDA Children’s Anti-Tumor Immunity Program,” at the UA Steele Center.

May 15, 2015

The first 10 students accepted to the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s new Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway program include two immigrants from Africa, three Hispanic students, three Native American students and two Native American-Hispanic students.

May 14, 2015

The 2015 Leadership Award from the ATS Pulmonary Circulation Assembly is given “in appreciation of decades of leadership and devoted service in the pulmonary circulation research community.”

May 13, 2015

These are a few of the inspiring UA medical, nursing, pharmacy and public health graduates marking the completion of their educational pathways to the health professions.
UA College of Medicine – Tucson and UA Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health Celebrate 2015 Convocations

May 11, 2015

Hanna Phan, PharmD, assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and a Banner – University Medical Center Tucson pediatric pharmacist, was presented with the Presidential Citation Award from the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) at the Pediatric Pharmacy Association Conference.
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.

May 8, 2015