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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.

Thought-Controlled Robotic Arm 'Makes a Big Negative a Whole Lot Better'

UANews | July 5, 2013
Dr. Albert Chi, a 2003 graduate of the UA College of Medicine and a trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, is part of a team of engineers and surgeons that has developed the Modular Prosthetic Limb, a robotic arm and hand that a person can control with his or her thoughts. Chi became interested in medicine after a motorcycle accident nearly cost him his left leg and foot.

Bike Program Provides Kids With Wheels, Maintenance Lessons

UANews | July 2, 2013
The UA's Cochise County Cooperative Extension is working with Douglas school children to repair and refurbish donated bicycles. The program, which culminates with a July 4 bicycle rodeo and giveaway, teaches important skills not only in dealing with the bicycles, but in leadership and living a healthy lifestyle.

In the Wake of Flames: UA Researcher Helping Firefighters Cope With Tragedy

UANews | July 2, 2013
Firefighters must often face and cope with tragic events, such as the injury or death of colleagues. UA researchers, in collaboration with the Tucson Fire Department, have been awarded a UA Community Connections grant to develop a system to help firefighters adjust after critical incidences.

Helping Low-Income Families Eat Healthier

UANews | July 1, 2013
Eat your vegetables. Drink your milk. Get moving. It's challenging to motivate family members to make healthy choices. But it's time. In Arizona, 30 percent of children between ages 10 and 17 are either overweight or obese. Obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease and cancer. UA Cooperative Extension and the Arizona Nutrition Network are helping low-income parents use limited resources to buy healthier food.