The University of Arizona Health Sciences eNewsletter
February 2019

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Banner Health are collaborating to prevent life-threatening adverse reactions to medications, thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the Flinn Foundation.

We have entered the implementation phase of the UAHS Strategic Plan. We will be working toward three core deliverables that will form the roadmap for execution of each initiative. To that end, we’ve identified a first wave of initiatives to pursue, led by a group of stellar initiative owners and small teams that will be developing charters, business cases and implementation plans for each initiative to ensure the plan’s success.
Patients whose cancer has spread to their brain typically face hours or days of radiation treatments to combat each cancerous lesion. Now a new technique offered at the UA Cancer Center allows radiation oncologists to target as many as 10 brain lesions in a single, painless 90-minute treatment.
Frailty related to HIV infection “is rapidly becoming a specter of the past” and today it “is possible to control HIV infection in all patients,” according to a perspective article authored by a clinical team at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.
In fall 2019, the UA College of Nursing will advance its commitment to integrative heath when it begins offering a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway devoted to blending conventional health care with complementary approaches to mind-body-spirit wellbeing.
The UA College of Pharmacy has appointed Nancy A. Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, an established national leader in pharmacy, as associate dean for the UA College of Pharmacy – Phoenix and as an associate professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science.
Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, associate dean of Phoenix Programs at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and colleagues, received 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.
Recent research by David A. Bull, MD, chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and a member of the UA Sarver Heart Center, has shown that aortic aneurysm ruptures often closely follow a bout of the flu.
A new study by researchers at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson shows that sleep duration reports by children and their parents are fairly accurate.
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