Oct 8, 2014

P-MAP illustrates the college’s strong emphasis on increasing the diversity of its students and addressing the shortage of physicians from under-represented minority groups, particularly Native Americans.
Sruti donated all proceeds from her performance—more than $7,000—to support autism research at the UA Steele Center.

Oct 7, 2014

The goal for this year’s Melanoma Walk is to raise $60,000 to fight melanoma – a $5,000 increase from last year’s fundraising efforts.
Interdisciplinary collaboration and practice, such as Health 360 South at the UA Medical Center – South Campus, is critical to making patient care safer, more efficient and more effective.

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.