The University of Arizona

Increasing Numbers of American Indian Physicians is Top Priority for UA Grad

UANews | July 12, 2013
The number of Native American students entering medical school in the United States has been dropping in recent years. For Dr. Nicole Stern, a 1998 graduate of the UA College of Medicine and president of the Association of American Indian Physicians, reversing that trend is priority No. 1.

Harpist Provides Music Therapy to Diamond Children’s Patients

UANews | July 11, 2013
Research indicates that music therapy stabilizes heart rates and regulates blood pressure, in addition to providing other health benefits. Harpist David Pavlovich plays for the pediatric patients at The University of Arizona Medical Center – Diamond Children’s. His weekly visits are made possible through ongoing support from the nonprofit organization SHINE ON Tucson.

UA Pharmacists Lead National Effort to Improve Drug Warning Systems

UANews | July 10, 2013
UA College of Pharmacy professor Dan Malone and his collaborators are working to address potentially dangerous weaknesses in drug warning systems, which are used nationwide.

UA Summer Camp Aids Preschoolers with Language Disorders

UANews | July 10, 2013
UA speech, language and hearing pathologists are teaming up with parents from the Tucson community to offer a preschool summer camp for children with language disorders. The camp also gives the researchers an opportunity to improve methods to treat such disorders.

FDA Names UA Antivenom Expert Hero of Rare Diseases

UANews | July 9, 2013
For her groundbreaking work on developing treatments for snakebites and scorpion stings, UA physician-scientist Leslie Boyer has been named a Hero of Rare Diseases by the FDA. Boyer is the founding director of the VIPER (Venom Immunochemistry, Pharmacology and Emergency Response) Institute at the UA College of Medicine.

More than 100 UA Physicians Among 'Best Doctors in America'

UANews | July 8, 2013
More than 100 UA physicians are ranked among the 2013 Best Doctors in America. The prestigious national list, compiled for more than 20 years by Best Doctors Inc., includes about 45,000 U.S. physicians in more than 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine. They represent the top 3 to 5 percent of specialists in the country.