Q&A

Q&A
 

There's No Substitute for a Good Night's Sleep, UA Expert Says

UA sleep expert Scott Killgore provides insights into sleep deprivation and how it affects decision making. Caffeine can help you feel more awake, he says, but don't be fooled into thinking your brain is functioning normally. "You're making decisions just as badly as a sleep-deprived person without any caffeine."

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SALT's Standing as World Leader Drew New Director to UA

Gabrielle Miller says she was drawn to the UA by "the opportunity to be continuously and energetically curious." As director, she hopes to strengthen the SALT Center's impact on student success and contribute to the UA's reputation as a world leader in educating undergraduates who learn differently.

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UA Cardiologist Talks About a New Way to Help Patients Watch Out for Their Health

Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, a cardiologist and professor of medicine, is part of a new effort that uses video to inform patients about their conditions and their options. "Doctorpedia is something that many patients need especially now when doctors have less and less time to spend with their patients," he says. "What we try to do with Doctorpedia is give a balanced view to let people know that there are often choices, and there are advantages and disadvantages to those choices."

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Q&A With UA Burn Surgeon Gary Vercruysse

Gary Vercruysse, a burn surgeon at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, served as a military surgeon in Iran and Iraq before coming to work for the UA. Lo Que Pasa talked with Vercruysse about why he chose medicine as a career, his experience in the military, and how he and his colleagues are readying for the opening of the Banner – UMC Tucson burn center, which Vercruysse will head up.

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Student Employee Profile: Holly Durr

As if studying, homework and extracurricular activities aren't enough, some students add a campus job to their balancing act. In this occasional Lo Que Pasa series, find out how working for the University contributes to student employees' college experience. This week, meet Holly Durr, a senior who works at Worlds of Words and for Residence Life.

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