The University of Arizona Health Sciences eNewsletter
June 2019

After a comprehensive national search, Ida M. “Ki” Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has served as interim dean for the last 10 months at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, has been named dean of the college. Dr. Moore’s appointment begins July 1.

A new treatment that may extend survival for patients with advanced biliary tract cancers — who typically face a grim outlook with average survival of less than a year — is being studied by a UA Cancer Center researcher.
The first students to participate in the Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway program — an intensive medical school prep program for those who have faced greater-than-average challenges — have graduated from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and become physicians.
Banner – University Medicine commissioned five playful wall murals created by local artists to honor the beauty of Tucson and to help promote wellness.
As part of a senior project, UA College of Pharmacy Class of 2019 students analyzed common medications purchased from Mexico against the same name-brand medications from the U.S. Their findings include inconsistencies and recommendations to proceed with caution.
Using stem cells to investigate the impact of e-liquids on cardiovascular disease, a new study has revealed the harmful effects of flavored e-cigarette liquids and e-cigarette use.
Dan Derksen, MD, UA Health Sciences associate vice president for health equity, outreach and interprofessional activities, has been named the UA College of Medicine – Tucson 2019 Alumnus of the Year. The honor is bestowed annually by the UA Alumni Association.
The Arizona Legislature approved a state budget that includes $17.4 million in funding for the UA, of which $8 million in ongoing funding is earmarked to expand the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and support medical students.
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