Merchant Named Chief of GI and Hepatology Division at UA

Juanita L. Merchant, MD, PhD, a renowned physician-scientist who has made paradigm-shifting contributions to understanding the gastric response to chronic inflammation and colon cancer, joins the the Pima County Medical Society and the University of Arizona College of Medicine –…

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Joseph Named Chief of Trauma Division at UA

   The University of Arizona Department of Surgery has promoted PCMS member Bellal A. Joseph, MD, FACS, to serve as chief of its Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Emergency Surgery, following a national search. Dr. Joseph joined the faculty…

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UA Receives $4M to Improve U.S. Public Health System

The Western Region Public Health Training Center at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has received a $4 million federal grant to improve the public health system in the United States. The training center is one of 10 university-based…

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Making free markets work in medicine

One of the accepted dogmas in medicine today is that the free markets in American healthcare do not work. The evidence for this usually comes from those pointing to the expense of an American system that is not even able…

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Dr. Kron named Interim Dean of UA College of Medicine

Irving L. Kron, MD, a noted cardiothoracic surgeon and former chairman of the University of Virginia Department of Surgery, has been appointed associate senior vice president for the University of Arizona Health Sciences and interim executive dean of the UA…

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Valley Fever Cases on the Rise in Arizona

Results of patient-ordered tests for Valley fever are showing disease activity, indicating a possible second spike in cases of the respiratory ailment since last fall when the first spike was reported by University of Arizona infectious diseases specialists to have occurred. Recent…

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Arizona Telemedicine Program Profiled in National Journal

The renowned Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP), established in 1996 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, came up against a workforce roadblock in 2013.Hospitals, clinics and other health-care organizations did not know how to connect with the physicians,…

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