The University of Arizona

UA Integrative Health Center Brings Whole-Person Health Care to Hundreds in Phoenix

UANews | October 18, 2013
The UA Integrative Health Center in Phoenix provides conventional medical care plus complementary care – including acupuncture, chiropractic care, mind-body therapies, nutrition evaluations, health coaching and wellness groups, as well as classes like yoga and Tai Chi. The center, the first in the nation to implement the integrative primary care model developed at the UA's Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month.

Dr. Leslie Boyer Named 2013 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year

UANews | September 26, 2013
Toxicologist and pediatrician Dr. Leslie Boyer, founding director of the UA's VIPER Institute, has been named the 2013 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year by the Arizona Bioindustry Association. Boyer was lead investigator for a scorpion antivenom clinical trials program that resulted in FDA approval of the antivenom Anascorp.

Screening Athletes to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest

UANews | September 24, 2013
Sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 cause of death for young athletes. The UA's Dr. Jil C. Tardiff is researching a genetic condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac arrest in young people. In collaboration with her colleagues, she is developing an HCM clinic at The University of Arizona Medical Center.

UA Surgeon Removes Softball-Sized Brain Tumor in New UAMC Procedure

UANews | September 23, 2013
Jessica Valenzuela suffered from headaches for years, and they got worse when she became pregnant with twins. After delivering her two boys, the headaches became debilitating, and a scan revealed a softball-sized tumor on the right side of Valenzuela's brain. The UA's Dr. Travis Dumont was able to remove the tumor, performing a procedure never before done at The University of Arizona Medical Center.

UA Receives CDC Grant for Disaster Preparedness

UANews | September 20, 2013
The Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center at the UA's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has been awarded a three-year $600,000 cooperative agreement to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help communities prepare for public health emergencies and mass casualty events. The research is a collaborative effort between federal, state, tribal and local partners.

UA Nursing Professor Receives $1.3M to Analyze Impact of Nursing Unit Communication on Patient Safety, Outcomes

UANews | September 17, 2013
Barbara B. Brewer, clinical associate professor at the UA College of Nursing, has been awarded a four-year, $1.3 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study the top reason for medical errors: communication issues. Brewer and her team will advance the scientific application of social network analysis – the mapping and measurement of communications patterns – in 26 nursing units nationwide, with the goal of improving patient safety and quality outcomes.

Pages