Spotlights

Dr. Terry Badger Named Eleanor Bauwens Endowed Chair of Nursing
The honor recognizes Dr. Badger’s accomplishments as a nationally recognized nurse-scientist and leader in graduate education.

UA Study Confirms Self-reported Sleep Duration an Accurate, Useful Health Measure in Children
A new study by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson shows that sleep duration reports by children and their parents are fairly accurate.

UA College of Nursing Launches Bachelor of Science in Nursing Integrative Health Program in Gilbert, Ariz.
The new program will be the first program nationally to incorporate integrative health content and interventions into a BSN nursing program.

UA’s Dr. Cecilia Rosales Honored for National Preventive Health Services Program
Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, associate dean of Phoenix Programs at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and colleagues, accepted the Ohtli Award from the Mexican government in recognition of a national program to increase access to health services among low-income and immigrant Mexican populations in the United States.

Tucson High Schoolers to Explore Careers in Medicine, Other Health Professions, Feb. 20
Local high school students will practice their health-care skills, such as CPR and ultrasound imaging, during “A Pathway to Success,” an interactive health-care career fair spearheaded by residents at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson South Campus.

‘The Power of Precision Medicine’ Theme of Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Feb. 16
Accomplished physician-scientist and transformational leader Dr. Kenneth Ramos, an expert on genetics and genomic medicine, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 17th annual conference for those living with arthritis — and those who care for them.

UA Hockey Team to Host Fifth Annual ‘Pink the Rink’ Jan. 19
The University of Arizona Cancer Center will benefit from proceeds raised as the Wildcats sport pink jerseys during the cancer-awareness game.

UA Scientists Discover Diabetes Drug Could be Used to Treat Common Heart Failure Syndrome
A cardiovascular research team at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center investigated in a lab model whether metformin, a common diabetes drug, could be an effective treatment for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). The researchers found that the drug reduced left ventricular stiffness, thereby improving capacity for exercise. Metformin relaxes the left ventricle by making a heart muscle protein called titin more compliant.

With a Nurse in their Corner, ‘Navigating’ Care Is Getting Easier for Cancer Patients
Banner Health nurse navigators at the University of Arizona Cancer Center are paired with patients to guide them through their cancer journeys.

UA Chemical Biologists Unearth Cause of a Rare Brain Disorder
In pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1b, two key biological structures are blocked from binding to one another — which ultimately stunts critical brain growth.