• SPBAC Minutes March 17, 2021

      University of Arizona Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC), / (The University of Arizona, 2021-03-17)
    • SPBAC Minutes March 3, 2021

      University of Arizona Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC), / (The University of Arizona, 2021-03-03)
    • Faculty Senate Minutes March 1, 2021

      University of Arizona Faculty Senate (Tucson, AZ), 2021-03-01
    • History of the Christmas Mine, Gila County, Arizona

      Briggs, D.F.; Arizona Geological Survey (Arizona Geological Survey (Tucson, AZ), 2021-03)
    • SPBAC Minutes February 17, 2021

      University of Arizona Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC), / (The University of Arizona, 2021-02-17)
    • SPBAC Minutes February 3, 2021

      University of Arizona Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC), / (The University of Arizona, 2021-02-03)
    • Geologic Map of the northwestern Flagstaff area, Coconino County, Arizona

      Youberg, Ann M.; Ben-Horin, Jeri Y.; Arizona Geological Survey (Arizona Geological Survey (Tucson, AZ), 2021-01-29)
    • Geologic map of the Cunningham Mountain Quadrangle, La Paz County, Arizona

      Johnson, Bradford J.; Ferguson, Charles A.; Pearthree, Philip A.; Richardson, Carson A.; Arizona Geological Survey (Arizona Geological Survey (Tucson, AZ), 2021-01-29)
    • Faculty Senate Minutes January 25, 2021

      University of Arizona Faculty Senate (Tucson, AZ), 2021-01-25
    • SPBAC Minutes January 20, 2021

      University of Arizona Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC), / (The University of Arizona, 2021-01-20)
    • SPBAC Minutes January 6, 2021

      University of Arizona Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC), / (The University of Arizona, 2021-01-06)
    • Geologic map of the Vulture Peak 7.5' Quadrangle, Maricopa County, Arizona

      Cook, Joseph P.; Gootee, Brian F.; Grubensky, Michael J.; Arizona Geological Survey (Arizona Geological Survey (Tucson, AZ), 2021-01)
    • Geologic Map of the Trigo Pass 7 ½ ’ Quadrangle, La Paz County, Arizona

      Ferguson, Charles A.; Pearthree, Philip A.; Arizona Geological Survey (Arizona Geological Survey (Tucson, AZ), 2021-01)
    • Geologic map of the Flores 7 ½' Quadrangle, Yavapai County, Arizona

      Cook, Joseph P.; Gootee, Brian F.; Arizona Geological Survey (Arizona Geological Survey (Tucson, AZ), 2021-01)
    • Geologic Map of the Wickenburg 7.5' Quadrangle, Maricopa and Yavapai County, Arizona

      Gootee, Brian F.; Cook, Joseph P.; Reynolds, Stephen K.; Grubensky, Michael J.; Stimac, James A.; Arizona Geological Survey (Arizona Geological Survey (Tucson, AZ), 2021)
    • Geologic map of Sam Powell Peak 7.5' Quadrangle, Yavapai County, Arizona

      Gootee, Brian F.; Brown, Holly M.; Cook, Joseph P.; Reynolds, Stephen J.; Arizona Geological Survey; U.S. Geological Survey (Arizona Geological Survey (Tucson, AZ), 2021)
    • What do individuals experiencing homelessness want for their care?: A needs assessment survey

      Zeien, Justin; The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix; Hartmark-Hill, Jennifer (The University of Arizona., 2021)
      The homeless population is growing across the United States, particularly in urban areas. Homelessness has a detrimental impact on health and quality of life, especially among the unsheltered homeless population. Oftentimes, there is a disconnect between existing community services and actual needs of individuals experiencing homelessness. The purpose of this study was to identify prioritized needs in an urban unsheltered homeless population and measure associations with self-reported health. We conducted a needs assessment from April-June 2018 of 144 unsheltered homeless individuals in metro Phoenix, Arizona. The 16-question survey investigated perceptions of priority needs, sources of medical care, health literacy, and health status. Survey results were analyzed using Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test, Chi-squared analysis, and multivariable logistic regression. Most respondents (91.6%) identified food as a top need. The majority (64.1%) utilized emergency departments (EDs) as their primary source of care, and 40.1% reported suboptimal health. Suboptimal health was more likely to be reported in those who expressed transportation (OR 3.03, 95% CI: 1.30-7.07) or medical care (OR 2.47, 95% CI: 0.99-6.14) as a top priority need. Health illiteracy (OR 3.68, 95% CI: 0.76-17.9) was associated with suboptimal health, as was obtaining care at an ED (OR 2.05, 95% CI: 0.81-5.25). The data demonstrate that food security was the top priority need of this urban unsheltered population. Interventions improving accessibility to transportation, high-quality medical care, and health education should be implemented to improve the health of this population. Such interventions may also decrease care sought in ED settings. These conclusions are likely generalizable to other unsheltered homeless populations in large urban cities; however, regional and cultural differences exist. Our needs assessment may serve as a template for future needs assessments of other urban unsheltered homeless populations.
    • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Correlates with a Lower Rate of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

      Davis, Mitchell; The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix; Hashemzadeh, Mehrnoosh (The University of Arizona., 2021)
      Background: Platelets are important parts in the pathogenesis of myocardial infarction (MI). In order to study the role of platelet count in MI, we hypothesize that patients with acquired thrombocytopenia such as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) may have lower risk of MI. Using a large database, we studied any correlation between the presence of ITP and ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). Method: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) was used for this study. Using the available NIS database from the years 2001-2011, we analyzed the correlation between STEMI and ITP utilizing International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, and Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) ICD-9 codes. We used uni- and multivariate analysis adjusting for risk factors. Data was extracted from 106,653 patients with ITP and 79,636,090 patients without ITP. Results: Between the years of 2002 and 2011, we were able to observe significant differences between the patients with ITP and those without. We found that the risk of STEMI is significantly reduced in patients with ITP in uni and multivariate analysis in every year of the 10-year period. For example, we found that in 2002 STEMI occurred in 0.09% of patients with ITP vs. 0.13% without ITP (p<0.007). Then in another example in 2011, the same percentage of ITP patients experienced STEMI with a prevalence of 0.09% vs. 0.15 in patients without ITP (p<0.005). This reduction remains significant after multivariate adjustment Conclusion: Based on our large database, the presence of ITP appears to be associated with a lower risk of STEMI. This finding suggests that platelet counts play important role in the pathogenesis of STEMI and low platelet count may exert protective effect from STEMI.
    • The importance of interprofessional communication as perceived by first-year medical students and the influence of early clinical exposure upon these perceptions

      Leslie, Alicia; The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix; Denny, Lee Anne (The University of Arizona., 2021)
      The importance of interprofessional communication in the clinical realm and the beneficial nature of early clinical exposure for medical students have been well documented in the literature. This study evaluates how the opinions of first-year medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix change over the course of the first year in regard to the importance of interprofessional communication. It also aims to discover whether or not students find the two early clinical exposure courses at the College of Medicine to be useful in developing these opinions. This qualitative research study utilizes a survey composed of two free response questions sent out at the beginning and end of the 2018-2019 school year to the Class of 2022. Using thematic analysis, the authors found that many of the themes in responses stayed the same throughout the year. Students appear to particularly appreciate interprofessional communication for its influence in team-based dynamics and high-quality patient care. This study also found that students frequently described one early clinical exposure course, Community Clinical Experience, as influential in developing perceptions about interprofessional communication.