Spotlights

UA Study Finds Energy-Dense Foods May Increase Cancer Risk Among Women of Normal Weight
A new study led by Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, professor of health promotion sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, reveals a link between processed foods and cancer risk in women who are not overweight.

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

UA Health Sciences Launches Bus Stop Ad Campaign To Increase Diversity in Health Care
The UA Health Sciences is working to increase the diversity of the health-care workforce with the “!Eres Tu! This is you!” Tucson bus stop ad campaign that features current students and faculty members who share their passion and commitment to the field.

Video: 23rd Annual White Coat Ceremony Welcomed Class of 2021 to the UA College of Medicine - Tucson
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson welcomed 120 students into the Class of 2021 during the College’s 23rd annual White Coat Ceremony Friday, July 21, at Centennial Hall on the UA Main Campus.

UA Offers Free Health Screening Services to Vulnerable Residents in Pima County
The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Mexico Section of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission are bringing health promotion and education services to underserved residents in Pima County, and giving an interprofessional team of UA Health Sciences students experience working in the community.

University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Opens Multidisciplinary Thoracic Clinic
Patients will interact with multiple specialists during a single visit, where information is exchanged, care options are developed and the patient is presented with a comprehensive plan for the treatment and management of their specific diagnosis. The goal is for the patient and their family or partner to be better informed and feel a greater level of connection to their care as well as to their care team.

Quest to Prevent Macular Degeneration Continues With UA Researcher’s $1.7M NIH Grant
Brian McKay, PhD, will continue his work that has shown that l-dopa—used to treat Parkinson’s disease—can delay or prevent the sight-destroying eye disease.