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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.

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.

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.

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.

Joe G. N. ‘Skip’ Garcia Appointed UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

UANews | June 27, 2013
Dr. Joe G. N. "Skip" Garcia, an internationally noted physician-scientist, has been appointed senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona. An elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Garcia is a highly regarded health administrator, scholar and educator and is charged with leading the growth and success of the UA health sciences.

UA Surgeons Implant Southern Arizona’s First HVAD Pump

UANews | June 26, 2013
Graciela Uribe became the first patient in Southern Arizona to receive a HeartWare HVAD Pump, a new-generation, smaller ventricular-assist device used as a bridge to transplant. The HVAD was implanted by the cardiothoracic surgery team led by Dr. Zain Khalpey, an associate professor in the UA surgery department.