The University of Arizona

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.

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.