Spotlights

Dr. Ida M. “Ki” Moore Named Dean of the UA College of Nursing
Dr. Ida M. “Ki” Moore brings impressive record of research funding, collaborative partnerships and professional development.

UA Researcher Studying New Treatment to Prolong Survival in Advanced Biliary Tract Cancers
Dr. Rachna Shroff is seeking a “goldmine of information” in her quest to extend survival and improve quality of life for patients with cancers of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

New Murals by Local Artists Brighten Tucson Streets
Public art commissioned by Banner – University Medicine

UA Physician to Study Sleep Apnea and Heart Health
Dr. Salma Patel will explore mortality related to obstructive sleep apnea in individuals suffering from cardiac arrhythmia, with a future focus on alternative therapies to continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, devices that help some people sleep better.

Dr. Dan Derksen Named UA College of Medicine – Tucson 2019 Alumnus of the Year
The honor recognizes his commitment to the college’s success and mission.

New EMS Bachelor’s Degree Program Starts This Fall at UA College of Medicine – Tucson
One of a few programs in the nation administered through a clinical department, the UA Bachelor of Science major and minor in EMS is designed to enhance emergency medical professionals’ leadership and clinical skills, preparing them for a future in prehospital medicine.

Using Big Data to Prevent Cardiac Arrhythmias
Researchers at the University of Arizona and Banner Health will create alerts to identify patients at risk for developing heart rhythm disorders and sudden cardiac death, thanks to a $766,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

UA College Partners with Space Tango to Test Diagnostic Tool in Space
Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine will integrate its health platform in the company’s automated CubeLab system to develop an easy way to test astronauts’ health in space.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson to Celebrate 2019 Convocation
On May 9, 102 students officially will become physicians and earn their Doctor of Medicine degrees.

Pain Clinics Could Cut Down on Opioid Use, UA Team Finds
Pain specialists at the University of Arizona and Banner – University Medicine are trying to reduce the use of opioids for patients suffering from chronic non-cancer pain by utilizing alternatives and complementary methods, and a large array of pain intervention procedures.