The University of Arizona

Clinical Trial to Treat Septic Shock Under Way at UMC

UANews | May 31, 2011
A clinical trial of a new device to treat severe sepsis – the leading cause of death in hospital intensive care units – is under way at UMC. The death rate can be as high as 60 percent for people with underlying medical problems, and some 250,000 Americans die of severe sepsis annually.

Pharmacy Systems Miss Potentially Dangerous Drug Interactions

UANews | May 23, 2011
A study conducted at the UA College of Pharmacy found that only 28 percent of pharmacies' clinical decision support software systems – the computer programs that are in place to alert pharmacists to possible medication problems – correctly identified potentially dangerous drug-drug interactions.

UA Students Awarded Scholarships for Aging Research

UANews | May 20, 2011
Four UA College of Medicine students have won scholarship awards for the Medical Student Training in Aging Research program, which encourages them to consider a career in academic geriatrics and, ultimately, assist in meeting the growing demand for physicians and scientists with skills in aging.

City to Support Phoenix Arizona Cancer Center Facility

UANews | May 18, 2011
The City of Phoenix will provide $14 million to the Arizona Cancer Center for design, construction and other project costs for a proposed cancer center outpatient clinic to be constructed on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix.

Medicine Graduates Reflect Upon Time at UA

UANews | May 13, 2011
The UA College of Medicine is graduating 124 students, 43 percent of whom will remain in Arizona for their residencies. Twenty-four students will begin their residencies in Tucson. The students will train in family and internal medicine and pediatrics.

First Four-Year Phoenix Medical School Class Graduates

UANews | May 13, 2011
The UA College of Medicine-Phoenix has graduated its first class of 24 students. More than half of them will be training in Arizona, and 16 of the 24 will be in primary care programs. The four-year-old downtown Phoenix campus currently has 168 students.