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Good Vibrations: Mediating Mood Through Brain Ultrasound

UANews | July 16, 2013
UA researchers have developed a novel technique to affect mood through ultrasound vibrations applied to the brain. Their findings, published in the journal Brain Stimulation, could potentially lead to new treatments for psychological and psychiatric disorders.

Program Preps Med Students to Practice in Rural Communities

UANews | July 15, 2013
The UA College of Medicine’s Rural Health Professions Program – now in its 17th year – encourages graduates to practice primary care in rural areas. Graduates of the program practice throughout the state, some mentoring the next generation of rural doctors.

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 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.

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.

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