People and Programs On The Move At the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC)

<p>People and Programs On The Move At the AHSC</p>

People and Programs On The Move At the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC)

AHSC Office of Continuing Medical Education Receives 4-Year Accreditation
The Office of Continuing Medical Education at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center received a four-year accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Accreditation is based on a review of written materials, a compliance analysis of essential areas, elements and policies, and an interview with ACCME surveyors.

UA Nursing Faculty Members Receive Award of Distinction
Two UA College of Nursing faculty members received 2003 Awards of Distinction from the Beta Mu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, a nursing honor society. Carrie Merkle, RN, PhD, associate professor, will receive the 2003 Award for Excellence in Nursing Research; Mary Koithan, PhD, RN, CNS, assistant professor, will receive the 2003 Award for Excellence in Nursing Education. Dr. Koithan also was selected Distinguished Lecturer for the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care for 2002-04, a peer-reviewed competitive award that recognizes expertise in clinical and academic education, as well as specific care aspects of HIV/AIDS.

UA Physician Receives Grant to Study Smoking Cessation among Pregnant Women
Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and at the Arizona College of Public Health, received a $37,000 grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a study that maps the natural history of smoking and smoking cessation among pregnant women. The grant was made under the Foundation's program, Smoke-Free Families: Innovations to Stop Smoking During and Beyond Pregnancy.


UA's Head of Orthopaedic Surgery Co-Chairs Course for Physicians
William Grana, MD, head of the UA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, recently co-chaired and participated in a continuing education course for physicians and nurses in Phoenix on Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Options for the Active Patient. Dr. Grana spoke on "Abnormal Anatomy and Biology of Articular Cartilage, the Etiology of Cartilage Injury and Osteoarthritis." Attended by more than 50 physicians and nurses from the Southwest, the course addressed all aspects of nonoperative and operative management of osteoarthritis, from the use of alternative medications to total knee replacement.