Spotlights

UA Nutrition Expert Douglas Taren Named Editor-in-Chief of International Journal Nutrition Reviews
Douglas L. Taren, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs and professor at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is an internationally recognized expert in nutrition, maternal and child health, and global health, whose work has focused on decreasing health disparities within low-income populations.

Dr. C. Kent Kwoh Named to Prestigious Committee of American College of Rheumatology
C. Kent Kwoh, MD, chief of the University of Arizona Division of Rheumatology, director of the UA Arthritis Center and holder of the Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, will serve a three-year term on the Division Directors Special Committee, which is charged with advancing rheumatology through support of clinical care, research, education and advocacy.

UA Researchers Identifying Algorithms to Increase Relevant Drug Interaction Alerts
The algorithms will be incorporated into electronic health record systems to alert providers about relevant, patient-specific, potential drug interactions.

$1.5M Grant to UA Nursing Professor to Reduce E-Cigarette Use Among Youth
UA College of Nursing Professor receives an NIH grant to enhance Click City: Tobacco, an online tobacco-prevention program.

Kelly Reynolds, PhD, to Lead Department of Community, Environment and Policy at UA Zuckerman College of Public Health
Dr. Kelly Reynolds has worked as a researcher and public health educator in environmental science for more than 30 years, specializing in water quality, food safety and disease transmission.

UA’s Anne Ryan, JD, Director of the Tucson Family Advocacy Program, Awarded Legal Aid Attorney of the Year
Ryan received this prestigious award for her commitment to provide free legal services to underserved and low-income individuals. She also teaches family medicine health-care providers about legal issues that impact health and how they can become more effective advocates for their patients.

Two UA Health Sciences Grants Totaling $3.9M Help Ensure Quality Health Care for Arizonans in Rural, Underserved Communities
The Arizona Health Education Centers and Advanced Nursing Education Workforce grants will provide hands-on, community-based immersion training opportunities for health professions students.

Colon Cancer Expert Joins UA/Banner as Chief of Gastroenterology
Dr. Juanita Merchant, a National Academy of Medicine member and renowned physician-scientist on gastrointestinal chronic inflammation and cancer, joins the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and will see patients at Banner – University Medicine North.

Leader in Disabilities Education Jared Schultz, PhD, Joins UA College of Education and UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Dr. Schultz will teach graduate counseling courses in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program in the UA College of Education. As the research director for the Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities, he will conduct research on current programs, as well as develop new research and programming initiatives.

UA Department of Surgery Names Bellal Joseph, MD, to Martin Gluck Endowed Chair as Newly Appointed Chief of Trauma Division
Tenured UA professor, distinguished researcher and trauma surgeon tapped to lead busy trauma division.