Oct 3, 2014

To celebrate the founding of the Student National Medical Association, University of Arizona – Tucson. Medical students will dedicate Oct. 4 to a day of service.
Traveling banner exhibition by the National Library of Medicine explores the African American men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the American Civil War.

Oct 2, 2014

The University of Arizona’s request to designate the antifungal drug nikkomycin Z (NikZ) as a “qualifying infectious disease product” (QIDP) has been granted; clinical trial to begin in late 2015. In observance of Valley Fever Awareness Week 2014, free events for the public and health professionals will be held in Tucson and Phoenix.
The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention has been awarded $13 million from the National Cancer Institute to continue bringing prevention and biomedical research training to Native American communities in Arizona. The partnership focuses on the Hopi Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation and Navajo Nation of Arizona.
As many as 30 percent of breast cancer survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the United States, suffer fatigue several months to years after effective medical treatment.

Oct 1, 2014

The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking community input on a clinical trial that requires a medical procedure to be performed without patient consent. The study will determine if a new device to secure breathing tubes holds the emergency breathing tubes more securely than currently used devices. The trial, which is set to begin this fall at the University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus, will be performed on critically ill or injured patients who are unable to provide informed consent.
Drs. Jason T. Shuffitt and Sue A. Anderson will participate in a newly launched, 12-month program for developing the next generation of national nurse practitioner leaders in health care.
This grant brings Komen’s total research investment in Arizona to more than $4.1 million since 1982. Dr. Miller is one of more than 50 early-career breast cancer researchers to receive a Komen award this year.
Heart Smart Movie and Panel Discussion presented by the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Women’s Heart Health Education Committee

Sep 29, 2014

The Dr. Augusto and Martha Ortiz Endowment helps sustain the UA Mobile Health Program that the Ortizes started in 1976 to provide health care to underserved people of all ages who are unable to pay for health insurance.