UA College of Medicine – Tucson Preps for Future Disaster with Federal Training Workshop

Feb 27, 2019

Leadership from federal and community health agencies will convene at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson for a disaster research training workshop. The workshop will help participants better prepare for a mass disaster that affects the health of the community at large.

Where in the World Is Ken?

Feb 13, 2019

Sometimes I travel to see the world; sometimes the world comes to me. Of late, I regularly have been providing some of the medical care at the largest refugee reception center in Tucson. These “centers” are for families, usually with young children, released by ICE. We feed them, screen them for maladies that might affect them during their subsequent travel, house them for one to three nights, provide them with additional clothes they may need, and arrange for their bus or air travel to their sponsor — usually family — elsewhere in the U.S.

Emergency Medicine Receives Funds from Banner Foundation

Feb 5, 2019

Two of Emergency Medicine initiatives and outreach programs were awarded funding from the the Banner Health Foundation's Higher and Best Use Awards program.


First Statewide Study Shows More Cardiac Arrests Due to Opioid Overdoses

Jan 22, 2019

UA medical students’ research shows tragic impact on young people who abuse opioids.

Partnering with Public Health and Police to Treat Opioid Overdoses

Jan 10, 2019

The UA Emergency Medicine physicians are training first responders to recognize opioid overdoses and properly administer the drug naloxone to save lives.

UA Researchers Lead Study to Encourage Children With Asthma to Use their Inhalers

Jan 8, 2019

UA researchers are studying if the combination of dispensing asthma inhalers (corticosteroids) in the emergency department and supervising their use in elementary schools will increase the medication’s use among children with asthma and decrease emergency department visits.

DEM Faculty Recognized for Excellence by UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Nov 14, 2018

Aaron Leetch, MD, was awarded the College of Medicine – Tucson Clinical Excellence Award, and Elaine Situ-LaCasse, MD, received the distinguished AMES Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching Award. 

AHLS December Courses Provide Expertise in Emergency Medical Response

Nov 13, 2018

AHLS is hosting a series of courses in December to train emergency healthcare professionals to effectively treat people exposed to chemical spills, toxic terrorism, and other hazardous materials.

10th Annual Heroes Day Honors Local First Responders

Nov 13, 2018

Among this year’s special honorees was 7-year-old Anthony Castrillo at the 2018 Heroes Day award ceremony Nov. 8.

Where in the World is Ken?

Oct 22, 2018

Your peripatetic faculty member spent July teaching and working at the Emergency Medicine residency in Guyana in South America.