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What Sea Squirts Can Teach Us About the Heart

UANews | April 8, 2011
Scientists and clinicians at the UA are working together to develop better diagnostics and therapies to manage heart defects in newborns. An obscure filter-feeding sea animal holds the promise of helping them unravel the complex mechanisms underlying heart formation and develop new diagnostics for congenital heart defects.

Public Health Student Co-Authors Guidebook for Korean Nurses

UANews | April 4, 2011
UA sophomore Jean Chang has co-authored a book to help South Korean nurses who want to get their registered nursing license in the U.S. The book serves as an introduction to the differences and similarities between health-care systems in the U.S. and Korea.

UMC Ranks No. 1 in Tucson Metro Area

UANews | March 29, 2011
University Medical Center has been ranked No. 1 in Tucson in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings. The new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties.

UA First in Arizona to Implant Device, Free Quadriplegic From Ventilator

UANews | March 22, 2011
A surgeon in the UA department of surgery is the first in the state to implant an electrical stimulator to provide high-level spinal cord-injured patients freedom from a ventilator. A 20-year-old patient who sustained a spinal cord injury from a gunshot wound received the device.

UA Wins $11.8M NIH Contract to Study Immunity in Elderly

UANews | March 21, 2011
The UA department of immunobiology and the Arizona Center on Aging have won a five-year, $11.8 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study declining immunity among the aging.

Students Fundraising in Support of Mental Health Awareness

UANews | March 21, 2011
The UA Honors College Student Council is hosting a March 25 benefit open to UA students in support of the Southern Arizona Mental Health Corp. The event is the UA student-run council's annual fundraising and public awareness event.