The University of Arizona

Public Forum to Explore Mental Health Issues

UANews | April 22, 2011
In the wake of the Jan. 8 shooting, the UA College of Medicine and other organizations are presenting a free public discussion on mental illness and the need for mental health services in the community. Panelists will include Ron Barber, district director for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was injured in the attack.

UA, Fire Departments, State, Take on Brain Injury

UANews | April 20, 2011
The Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center at the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix is participating in a project that will bring first responders, the state health department and university researchers together to improve brain injury treatment throughout Arizona.

UA College of Medicine Physicians Voice Opposition to HB2067

UANews | April 18, 2011
The heads of all 14 clinical departments strongly support the efforts of the Arizona Board of Regents to help create a top academic health center at the UA. They unanimously oppose efforts to sever UA Healthcare's relationship to the Arizona Board of Regents and the University.

UA College of Medicine Strongly Opposes Bill That Could Have Devastating Impact on Patient Care, Medical Education, Research

UANews | April 18, 2011
Legislation to restructure the UA Healthcare Board of Directors with political appointees could have a devastating impact on patient care and medical education in Southern Arizona, officials said today at a news conference.

New Procedure at UMC Replaces Pulmonary Valve, Avoids Open-Heart Surgery

UANews | April 15, 2011
Veronica Smith, 26, of Sierra Vista was the first person in Arizona to receive a new pulmonary valve without having open-heart surgery. The procedure took place at University Medical Center.

UA Surgeon Performs Tucson’s First Single-Incision Weight Loss Surgery

UANews | April 11, 2011
A surgeon in the UA department of surgery performed a new surgical weight-loss procedure at University Medical Center that leaves no scar – a first for Southern Arizona. Anna Varela credits the surgery with saving her life.