Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Monday morning probably wasn’t too kind to Cardinals’ starting quarterback Kevin Kolb.Not only was he forced to wake up with extreme soreness in his chest and ribs, but the six-year veteran had to stare the team’s first two-game losing streak of 2012 square in the face.However, for the 58 minutes he did play in the Cardinals’ 19-16 loss Sunday — he left the game late in the fourth quarter after falling awkwardly following a tackle by Buffalo’s Alex Carrington and Chris Kelsay — Kolb was one of the main reasons Arizona even had a fighting chance to pull off another improbable comeback. “With the offensive line the Cardinals have and with the struggles the tackles have had, going up against a tough front four that the Bills can throw out there, Kolb kept them in the game Sunday,” CBS NFL analyst Steve Tasker who called the game with Bill Macatee said Monday. “That game could have gotten out of hand if not for his wheels.”Kolb’s wheels tallied 66 yards on five carries, including a 22-yard scamper on 1st-and-20 that set up the Cardinals’ late game-tying score.Jay Feely’s franchise-record 61-yard field goal might have gotten the headlines, but Tasker told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf that it was Kolb’s intuitiveness and ability to improvise that even gave Feely the chance at an attempt.“That run he had for 22 yards was an absolute back-breaker for the Bills’ defense,” said Tasker, who called Sunday’s game with Bill Macatee. “That was the difference maker. That was a huge, huge spot for him to do that in. He had done that all game and it really frustrated several of the Bills’ players.” – / 19center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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Huntsman Cancer Institute opens Cancer Population Sciences and Huntsman Center for HOPE

first_imgMay 9 2018Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) today announced the opening of the Cancer Population Sciences and Huntsman Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE), a new research and clinical space dedicated to preventing cancer and improving health among underserved populations and improving outcomes in cancer patients. The center recently received $9.7 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to fund a clinical trial researching new and effective approaches to reduce tobacco use.The state-of-the-art space features 11 patient exam and consultation rooms, faculty offices, capabilities for collection and storage of biological samples from patients, such as blood and saliva, and equipment.Cancer health disparities are differences in cancer incidence, prevalence, mortality, survivorship, and related health conditions that exist among different groups of people. Throughout Utah and the Mountain West, groups such as rural and frontier residents, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Hispanics/Latinos, and individuals with low-socioeconomic status often suffer disproportionately from cancer and its side effects.”Our vision is to serve as a bridge between scientists and the community as we strive to achieve equity in health across Utah and the Mountain West,” said David Wetter, PhD, director of the HCI Center for HOPE and professor of population health sciences at the U of U.The center will study ways to reduce cancer risk among underserved individuals who have not been diagnosed with cancer and ways to improve outcomes among underserved populations who have received a cancer diagnosis. This center will utilize tools like mobile health technology to examine social, environmental, and psychosocial factors among different groups to help promote cancer prevention.For example, one study the center is leading focuses on gaining a better understanding of the factors that underlie smoking cessation among LGBTQ individuals who would like to quit smoking. Another, the PCORI-funded study, focuses on increasing the number of low-income smokers at 30 Federally Qualified Health Centers across Utah who receive evidence-based tobacco cessation interventions. The clinic- and patient-level strategies will focus on enhanced support at the point of care and increasing opportunities for smokers to engage in tobacco cessation treatment. Current Utah smoking rates among low income, American Indian/Alaska Native, African American, and LGBTQ communities are significantly higher than the state average.Related StoriesResearchers use AI to develop early gastric cancer endoscopic diagnosis systemNew research links “broken heart syndrome” to cancerLiving with advanced breast cancerAlong with researching health disparities, the center also received funding from the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Center Cessation Initiative to provide tobacco cessation clinical services for cancer patients using the Ask-Advice-Connect intervention. This initiative, pioneered by HCI researchers, is now being adopted in health care systems across the United States.”Tobacco use remains a leading cause of cancer and of death from cancer, but many patients continue to use tobacco after learning of their diagnosis,” said Cho Lam, PhD, HCI investigator and associate professor of population health sciences at the U of U. “Screening every HCI patient for tobacco use, and providing those who are addicted with appropriate tobacco cessation interventions, both during cancer treatment and after, will help improve treatment outcomes, increase patient survival rates, and contribute to a better quality of life.”The center will collaborate with several government and community groups, including the Utah Department of Health and the Association for Utah Community Health.Faculty in the center will also focus on mentorship of scientists from underrepresented groups who are training to become population health scientists. The center has one current postdoctoral scholar, with three additional scholars joining in September 2018. Source: read more

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