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

Pima County AED Scavenger Hunt Participants Find More Than 1,300 Defibrillators

Nov 3, 2014

$5,000 grand prize presentation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5.

From the American College of Surgeons: Injury Prevention Intervention Cuts Distracted Driving in Half, According To Trauma Surgeons

Oct 29, 2014

Just knowing about the true perils of texting and cell phone use while driving helps keep drivers’ minds and eyes on the road.

UA Department of Emergency Medicine Seeks Community Input On Study of a New Airway Device

Oct 1, 2014

The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking community input on a clinical trial that requires a medical procedure to be performed without patient consent. The study will determine if a new device to secure breathing tubes holds the emergency breathing tubes more securely than currently used devices. The trial, which is set to begin this fall at the University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus, will be performed on critically ill or injured patients who are unable to provide informed consent.

Residency Program Adds Subspecialty Tracks

Sep 9, 2014

New elective track program provides our residents the opportunity to obtain more in-depth exposure to a subspecialty area.