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UA Civil Discourse Institute Leads Community Conversations on Mental Health

UANews | June 3, 2013
The UA National Institute for Civil Discourse is joining forces with several other deliberative democracy groups to promote Creating Community Solutions, a series of events around the country that will allow people to engage in dialogue and action on mental health issues. President Barack Obama announced his National Dialogue on Mental Health on June 3 at the White House.

Governor Signs Telemedicine Bill at UA College of Medicine-Phoenix

UANews | May 24, 2013
Gov. Jan Brewer participated in a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 1353, also known as the Telemedicine Reimbursement Parity Act, requiring telemedicine services be covered by health insurance in rural areas of Arizona. The signing took place in the T-Health Institute on the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix campus. The institute is part of the award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program based at the UA College of Medicine-Tucson.

Seed Funding Leads to Major UA Grants

UANews | May 24, 2013
When Tucson judge Jim Himelic died in 2000, his family and friends established a foundation in his honor to raise funds to support ALS research at the UA and elsewhere. UA researchers studying ALS have greatly benefited from the seed money, in some cases subsequently gaining larger grants, and the foundation's major fundraiser this month intends to ensure that such opportunities continue.

Italy-Bound Students to Learn Cooking the Mediterranean Way

UANews | May 23, 2013
Several UA students are headed to Verona, Italy to study the Mediterranean diet and its health benefits through the University's new Mediterranean Diet and Health study abroad program. While in Verona, they will visit an olive oil processing plant, a cheese factory and a pasta factory and will practice cooking with the pros as they learn about the diet's role in disease prevention.

UA Professor Developing Rapid, Disposable Tests for Blood-Borne Disease

UANews | May 22, 2013
Building on research that sent her biking across Tanzania a couple of summers ago to test remote water sources on the spot for bacteria, the UA's Linda Powers is moving into the diagnostic realm: developing fast, disposable blood tests for pathogens that cause diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.

Bringing Neurology Care to Arizona’s Four Corners Region

UANews | May 20, 2013
The UA's Dr. David Labiner has offered quarterly neurology clinics at Indian Health Service and health-care facilities on the Navajo and Hopi reservations for about 15 years and bimonthly ones in Flagstaff for 20 years. Common consultations include treating patients for epilepsy, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, stroke recovery, headaches and neuropathy.