Arizona Bioscience News: Former White House doc talks GlobalMed telemedicine; Tuba City obtains patient simulator; Sierra Vista ranked high for tech workers

August 24, 2017

By brianpowell

Decades later, long-term effects of brain trauma felt by retired NFL football players / KJZZ (8/23)

A retired National Football League player and Goodyear resident talks about his playing days, current condition, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, which is a brain disease linked to football. Read more: NFL brain injury coverage ripples to high school football fields

Former White House doctor sees advantages in telemedicine for U.S. president / Phoenix Business Journal (8/23)

Dr. Connie Mariano, a former White House doctor who practices medicine in Scottsdale, talks about telemedicine and the GlobalMed technology being used in the White House and on Air Force One.

UA conference on STEM & Hispanics / KVOA (8.23)

The University of Arizona has received a $100,000 federal grant to engage Hispanics in science, technology, engineering and math, which includes welcoming thought leaders in STEM and education to campus in November.

Donated bodies benefit UA medical students / Green Valley News (8/23)

The UA’s College of Medicine, Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine’s Willed Body Program, which began 50 years ago, allows future doctors to learn anatomy beyond the textbook.

Education simulator obtained at Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. / Navajo-Hopi Observer (8/22)

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation has added a gastroenterology patient simulator, which will provide training opportunities for gastrointestinal upper and lower endoscopic procedures for students, residents, and physicians in the region.

New pill could help Alzheimer’s patients / ABC15 (8/18)

The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is testing a new drug with the hope it will help two FDA-approved drugs that help control the disease work better.

Sierra Vista ranked in top 3 for tech workers / KVOA (8/17)

Sierra Vista is ranked as the third best city in the United States for tech workers, according to an annual study published by a New York-based personal-finance technology company.