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Tucson, AZ, United States
April 25th, 2013

About this event

This TEDxTucsonSalon features three talks by University of Arizona faculty on the Mind, Bio-Mechanical technology, and Female Fertility. Dr. David Armstrong, one of our speakers,is developing SmartSox, which could help prevent amputation in diabetics. The department of surgery's Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance is one of three partners that received more than $2 million to conduct a three-year study on the state-of-the-art socks, which are embedded with sensors that can detect early signs of foot ulcers that could lead to amputation or death.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Charles Raison
    Charles Raison, MD, holds a joint appointment as associate professor with the Department of Psychiatry at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, and as the Barry and Janet Lang Associate Professor of Integrative Mental Health with the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Dr. Raison is internationally recognized for his studies examining novel mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of major depression and other stress-related emotional and physical conditions. The recipient of several teaching awards, Dr. Raison has received research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to his activities at University of Arizona, Dr. Raison is the mental health expert for CNN.com.
  • David Armstrong
    David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, professor of surgery, director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), and scientific director of the Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP) with the Department of Surgery at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Armstrong has published many of the key works in the field of amputation prevention that have spanned an astonishing array of topics, including epidemiology, vascular and infectious diseases, wound healing, neurology, classification, team-building, biomechanics, biology and limb-salvage surgery. He has spoken at symposia in more than 40 countries and has published more peer-reviewed manuscripts than any other podiatric physician in history.
  • Victoria Maizes
    Dr. Victoria Maizes “Beyond Organic” Buying organic doesn’t guarantee your food is free of chemicals arising from production, packaging or contaminated soil and water. Dr. Victoria Maizes, Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and author of Be Fruitful, points to how we can bring truly clean food to market. Dr. Victoria Maizes is Executive Director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and a Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health. Internationally recognized as a leader in integrative medicine, she stewarded the growth of the Center from a small program to a designated Center of Excellence training more than 500 residents and fellows annually. Sought out worldwide as a speaker, in 2010 Dr Maizes co-edited the Oxford University textbook Women’s Integrative Health and in 2013 published Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child. In 2009, Dr. Maizes was named one of the world’s 25 intelligent optimists by ODE magazine.

Venue and Details

University Of Arizona Bookstore
1209 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ,
United States
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