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Op Ed: Dr. Linda Phillips, "Older people make extraordinary contributions"

Opinion: "Excitement abounds. Rumor has it that Santa Claus, one of the most beloved people in our part of the world, is coming to town. As a gerontologist who has been in the field for around 40 years, I find it ironic that such a very, very old man causes such an excited stir in a country that worships youth."

Dr. Monica Vandivort - House Call Physician of the Year

American Academy of Home Care Medicine recognizes Dr. Monica Vandivort as 2018 House Call Physician of the Year

Dr. Mindy Fain is Recognized during "Women in Medicine" Month

Dr. Mindy Fain is Recognized during "Women in Medicine" Month

UA Immunobiology Chief Awarded $1.5M Grant to Study Threat of Chikungunya to Elderly

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will study why the elderly suffer disproportionately from the emerging mosquito-borne virus.

September is Go4Life Month

Teaching endurance, strength, flexibility and balance to older adults.

UA Department of Surgery Names Bellal Joseph, MD, Chief of Trauma Division

Tenured UA professor, distinguished researcher and trauma surgeon tapped to lead busy trauma division.  

This Virus Actually May Boost — Not Weaken — Our Immune System

Lifelong cytomegalovirus infection may be beneficial, boosting the immune system in old age, when we need it most, according to a study led by University of Arizona researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

UA students highlighted in HBRN Scholar Spotlight

Congratulations to our University of Arizona Healthy Brain Research Network Scholars!

Dr. Jane Mohler on the benefits of lifelong friendships, Daily Star, February 2, 2018

Meaningful relationships and social integration stave off social loneliness

Dr. Jane Mohler on the benefits of physical exercise, Daily Star, January 21, 2018

“All of us want to maintain our independence and well-being,” said Mohler, explaining that falling, cognitive impairment and frailty all represent loss of independence. “Cognitive decline can be staved off or slowed by physical activity.”

“Aging and Our Immunity” Theme of UA Arthritis Center’s 16th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 27

World-renowned aging and the immune system researcher Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will deliver the keynote address. The conference addresses health and services that help improve daily life for those living with arthritis—and those who care for them.

Help Extend and Expand Independence at Home (IAH)

Find out how you can help to extend and expand The Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration program.

UA Center on Aging Joins Nationwide Network For Home-based Primary Care Education

The Home Centered Care Institute, a non-profit organization that works to nationally advance home-based primary care through research, education and training, will partner with the UA and seven other newly named HCCI centers of excellence to increase the number of high-quality home-based primary care professionals in the nation.

UA Geriatrician Receives Award to Improve Health Outcomes of Seriously Ill Elders

UA Center on Aging member Monica Vandivort, MD, will use a $50,000 start-up grant from the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AzAHEC) for a clinical research initiative to improve health outcomes of seriously ill elders in Sierra Vista.

Patient Raps About Parkinson's Disease to Teach Medical Students About Chronic Disease

Patient, Sharon Kha, stands out by performing a motivational rap during a patient panel for medical students to learn about living with chronic disease.

Town Hall Nov 14 - Stop LGBTQ Elder Housing Discrimination

1:30 PM
Donna Liggins Center
2160 N 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ

Hospital Stays can bring on sudden - usually temporary - signs of dementia

Delirium, brain dysfunction that is a side effect of critical illness and its treatments, affects about one-third of patients admitted to hospital intensive care units

New UA Geriatrician to Talk ‘Lewy Body Dementia’ at Advances in Aging Lecture, Oct. 10

Corrine Self, MD, will present on “Understanding Lewy Body Dementia”—a common form of dementia that affects cognitive functions for organization and planning as well as visual-spatial areas—at the next talk in the UA Center on Aging’s lecture series. The free lecture, open to the public, also may be viewed live and archived online.

Coalition Advocate for End-Of-Life Planning - by Rachel Peterson, MA, MPH

Rachel Peterson's article was published in Sombrero, the Official Publication of the Pima County Medical Society

Advances in Aging Lecture Series returns to UA Health Sciences

The popular Advances in Aging lecture series returns to Kiewit Auditorium

There's a Doctor at the Door: Big Expansion in Home Visits Possible

A small, fledgling program through Banner Health is bringing home medical visits to certain chronically ill patients in Tucson

Elders Help Teach Future Professionals

Elders living in Tucson's St. Luke's Assisted Living Center help teach aspiring medical professionals and other UA students about what it's like to age - both physically and emotionally.