Cancer Center Breast Team Receives Prestigious American College of Surgeons’ NAPBC Accreditation

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers recognizes health-care providers that are dedicated to high standards of care and have ambitious goals for quality improvement.

UA Medical Students to Pledge to Provide Compassionate Patient Care at Solidarity Day Event Feb. 16

Weeklong events from Feb. 12–16 culminate on Friday, Feb. 16, in celebration of national Solidarity Day, as dozens of University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students, faculty and staff join hands and create a human chain representing solidarity in the compassionate care of patients.

UA Receives $1.6 Million for Mining Safety Training Program

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the UA Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources received a $1.6 million federal grant to develop more effective training methods, including using “serious computer games,” to improve safety among U.S. mine workers.

Cancer Center Breast Team Receives Prestigious American College of Surgeons’ NAPBC Accreditation

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers recognizes health-care providers that are dedicated to high standards of care and have ambitious goals for quality improvement.

UA Medical Students to Pledge to Provide Compassionate Patient Care at Solidarity Day Event Feb. 16

Weeklong events from Feb. 12–16 culminate on Friday, Feb. 16, in celebration of national Solidarity Day, as dozens of University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students, faculty and staff join hands and create a human chain representing solidarity in the compassionate care of patients.

UA Receives $1.6 Million for Mining Safety Training Program

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the UA Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources received a $1.6 million federal grant to develop more effective training methods, including using “serious computer games,” to improve safety among U.S. mine workers.
  • Cancer Center Breast Team Receives Prestigious American College of Surgeons’ NAPBC Accreditation

    The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers recognizes health-care providers that are dedicated to high standards of care and have ambitious goals for quality improvement.
  • UA Medical Students to Pledge to Provide Compassionate Patient Care at Solidarity Day Event Feb. 16

    Weeklong events from Feb. 12–16 culminate on Friday, Feb. 16, in celebration of national Solidarity Day, as dozens of University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students, faculty and staff join hands and create a human chain representing solidarity in the compassionate care of patients.
  • UA Receives $1.6 Million for Mining Safety Training Program

    Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the UA Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources received a $1.6 million federal grant to develop more effective training methods, including using “serious computer games,” to improve safety among U.S. mine workers.

People and Programs on the Move

Banner – University Medical Center and the University of Arizona Department of Surgery are pleased to welcome three new surgeons to Tucson.

Victoria Murrain, DO, has been appointed interim deputy dean for diversity and inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Murrain also is assistant dean and designated institutional officer for graduate medical education at the Tucson UA South Campus and associate professor in the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine.

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Feb 9 2018 - 9:34am
Individuals who follow a ketogenic diet to help treat a severe type of epilepsy must avoid carbohydrates, even in their medications.
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Jan 25 2018 - 3:39pm
Drs. Chan Lowe and Lisa Stoneking
Jan 24 2018 - 9:34am
Courtney Page Zillman Fellow Megan Stanley Molina, doctoral candidate under the mentorship of UA Steele Children’s Research Center pediatric cancer researcher Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis conducts research that seeks to understand the best ways to use anticancer drugs to prepare a patient’s immune system for bone marrow transplantation.

UAHS In The News

Dr. Andrew Muth, a physician-scientist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has developed a new database to ensure that individuals on ketogenic diets to help treat a certain kind of epilepsy are not prescribed potentially life-threatening medications that contain carbohydrates.

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the UA Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources received a $1.6 million federal grant to develop more effective training methods, including using “serious computer games,” to improve safety among U.S. mine workers. Principal investigator for the grant is Jeff Burgess, associate dean of research and professor at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

A team led by UA Cancer Center researchers Agnieszka Witkiewicz, MD, and Erik Knudsen, PhD, screened for drugs that could target triple-negative breast cancer tumors, producing several new therapeutic candidates for this difficult-to-treat cancer.