Dr. Dan Spaite's Lecture on Continuous Chest Compressions Put Into Action, Saves Life

Feb 11, 2015

Driver revived after suffering heart attack at the wheel

Nogales International, Feb. 9, 2015

A Rio Rico man who suffered a heart attack while driving this weekend was rescued by local firefighters who had just finished a Minimally Interrupted Cardiac Resuscitation (MICR) course taught by our own Dan Spaite, MD, Base Hospital medical director. The rescue was featured in a Nogales International newspaper article.

The Base Hospital Programs at University and South Campuses provide annual training to EMS providers on pre-hospital procedures that increase patient survival. "This was such a rewarding moment, to have just completed the MICR lecture when the call came in," said Mary Ann Matter, RN, base hospital service line manager. "When the Rio Rico and Tubac crews returned to the training center, they were STOKED about the call and how great it was to have a ‘save.’" EMS providers from Rio Rico, Tubac, Nogales, Arivaca, Patagonia Lake State Park, Sonoita-Elgin, Helmet Peak and Pascua Pueblo attended the Saturday training, hosted by the Rio Rico Fire District. Read more.

Dr. Bentley Bobrow Joins Department of Emergency Medicine at UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Feb 5, 2015

Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, FACEP, FAHA, internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of resuscitation science and emergency medical care, has joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson as distinguished professor. He also will join Daniel Spaite, MD, as co-director of EMS research and associate director of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center - Phoenix. Read more.

Dr. Ben Bobrow Arizona Republic interview on bystander CPR: "Key to Saving Life is In Your Hands"

Jan 15, 2015

Cardiac arrest — when the heart completely stops beating — is a major public health problem. It occurs approximately 400,000 times annually in the United States and accounts for one out of five natural deaths. Bobrow, also medical director for the Arizona Department of Health Services' Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, answered some common questions about "hands-only" CPR. Read more.

AEMRC Offers Courses During Emergency Preparedness Week Feb. 23-26

Jan 12, 2015

Emergency preparedness courses presented by the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center


Dr. Mazda Shirazi Interviewed by Cronkite News on Arizona Heroin Epidemic

Jan 12, 2015

Geography, transportation and increased demand each play a role in making Tucson one of the epicenters of the state’s heroin epidemic. Dr. Mazda Shirazi, a medical toxicologist at the University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy, said Tucson’s proximity to the border makes it a hub for Mexican heroin smugglers looking to drop off drugs for distribution around the western United States. Read Cronkite News: Border's proximity makes Tucson hub for heroin epidemic.


Dr. Kurt Denninghoff MedPage Today interview on hormone therapy for TBI clinical trial

Dec 22, 2014

"No one was sadder than I was when I heard that the drug wasn't showing a benefit," said Kurt Denninghoff, MD, of the University of Arizona, who served as "hub principal investigator" at one of the 21 sites in the trial. 


Former Triathlete Turned Doctor

Dec 20, 2014

The UA Department of Emergency Medicine’s first informatics fellow Brent Lorenzen, MD, spent nearly 25 years as a competitor and coach. As a swimmer, he was a junior national finalist in high school and an All-Ivy first-team selection at Harvard University. He and his fellow Harvard swim team members were Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League champions for three years.

Abstract Accepted by The Society of Critical Care Medicine

Dec 18, 2014

Cameron Hypes, MD, clinical instructor and critical care fellow, has been selected by The Society of Critical Care Medicine to present his abstract on airway management in the ICU, " Video Laryngoscopy Improves Odds of First Attempt Success at Intubation in the Intensive Care Unit."


AZ Research Shows 9-1-1 Dispatchers Giving CPR Instruction Saves Lives

Nov 17, 2014

Guidelines For Bystanders Before Responders Arrive Cited at Heart Association Meeting