Spotlights

New Research Evaluates Depression Treatment among Individuals with Dementia and Depression
Led by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the study aims to better understand and improve depression treatment among older individuals with dementia.

The Science of Consciousness Conference - April 2-7, 2018
‘The Science of Consciousness’ Conference will be held from April 2-7, 2018 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.

UA Startup SinfoníaRx Acquired by Health Care Tech Company
University of Arizona startup SinfoníaRx, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinfonía HealthCare Corporation, has been acquired by Tabula Rasa HealthCare (NASDAQ: TRHC), a public health care company that provides individualized, data-driven technology solutions.

UA Team Tackles Better Brain Health
A trial will look at whether a naturally occurring compound, known as angiotensin 1-7, relieves cognitive deficits after heart bypass. The UA collaborators include a cardiologist, a physiologist and a psychologist.

UA Cancer Center Presents Strategy No. 5 of ‘Bear Down. Beat Cancer. Top 5 Strategies for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk’
Your skin health is important regardless of the season. In five weekly installments in August, each Tuesday, the University of Arizona Cancer Center is presenting a strategy for enjoying the sun’s benefits while protecting yourself from cancer-causing UV radiation. This week’s strategy: Skin Cancer Screening

Donation of Power Wheels Mustangs Allows Kids To `Drive’ Themselves to Hospital’s OR
Southern Arizona Mustang Club Donation of Two Power Wheels Mustangs for Pediatric Surgery Patients

Arizona Telemedicine Program and Arizona Center for Rural Health Aim to Make Rheumatology Accessible in Arizona
A new pilot program will allow patients to get the specialty rheumatologic care they need, in their own communities from their primary care providers.

Banner – UMC Tucson Among U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’
Nationally Ranked in Cancer, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Pulmonary Care

UA Center on Aging Joins Nationwide Network For Home-based Primary Care Education
The Home Centered Care Institute, a non-profit organization that works to nationally advance home-based primary care through research, education and training, will partner with the UA and seven other newly named HCCI centers of excellence to increase the number of high-quality home-based primary care professionals in the nation.

Banner Health partners with Safeway to open grocery store-based health clinics
Banner Quick Care clinics coming to Chandler, Tempe and Tucson in August