People and Places On The Move At the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
Dr. Rifat Latifi Appointed to Telemedicine Advisory Group
Rifat Latifi, MD, associate professor, Trauma and Critical Care, has been appointed to serve on the Telemedicine Advisory Group of the European Space Agency (ESA) to study the current status and recommend new applications of satellites in telemedicine. The recommendation of this group will be used by ESA and other institutions and satellite providers around the world to provide satellite support to telemedicine initiatives, especially in developing countries and rural regions of developed countries. Dr. Latifi is the only American in this group.
Dr. Robert Krouse to Study Quality of Life after Surgery
Robert Krouse, MD, assistant professor of surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology, received a three-year $1.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study health-related quality-of-life issues in colorectal-cancer survivors.
Specifically, Dr. Krouse's research will focus on patients with intestinal stomas, or ostomies, which are the surgical exteriorization of the bowel to the anterior abdominal wall. "Researchers and clinicians increasingly are recognizing the importance of assessing quality-of-life outcomes when evaluating the efficacy of medical therapies or procedures," Dr. Krouse says. A major focus is the quality of life of cancer survivors, since the treatment itself often has significant long-term effects. Dr. Krouse, who specializes in quality-of-life health care and palliative surgery, is a member of the American College of Surgeons Surgical Palliative Care Task Force.
Angela Bayardo Joins AHSC Biomedical Communications
Angela Bayardo has joined the Division of Biomedical Communications at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center as teleconference producer, working with presenters in grand rounds and other videoconference events. Bayardo, who replaces Bob Frazier (who retires at the end of June), previously worked for 17 years as a photo-journalist at KVOA-TV. She brings considerable television production and photography skills to the UA.
UA Nursing Student Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship
Diana Shayevich, a graduate student at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, has been awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship for 2004-2005. She will receive $5,000 to aid in her education.
Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and most distinguished national honor society dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all fields of higher education. This honor counts Shayevich among 100 students nationally to receive the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship and Award of Excellence.