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Quest to Prevent Macular Degeneration Continues With UA Researcher’s $1.7M NIH Grant

Brian McKay, PhD, will continue his work that has shown that l-dopa—used to treat Parkinson’s disease—can delay or prevent the sight-destroying eye disease.


Benjamin Alouidor Awarded the Best Student Scientific Award at the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology's 55th International Conference

Benjamin Alouidor, a first year Master’s student in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Medical Pharmacology-Perfusion Sciences Graduate Program was awarded the Best Student Scientific Award at the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology’s 55th International Conference, held May 2017 in Boston, MA.


UA PTSD Study Seeks Participants to Help Understand and Provide Solutions for Sleep Struggles

To gain insights into the relationship between PTSD, light exposure, sleep and brain function the University of Arizona is seeking participants for a six-week sleep research study. June is PTSD awareness month and June 27 is National PTSD Awareness Day.


Arizona Elks Major Projects Donate $125,000 to the UA Steele Children’s Research Center

Arizona Elks lodges across Arizona have raised funds for the Steele Center for the past 25 years, donating nearly $6.6 million since 1992.


UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Granted Full Accreditation

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or LCME. The LCME is the national accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to M.D. degrees in the United States and Canada.


UA’s Dr. Yves Lussier Honored with Ambassador Award

Dr. Lussier, associate vice president for data science and chief knowledge officer at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, and director of the UAHS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics, received the award from his alma mater, the University of Sherbrooke, in Quebec, Canada.


23rd Annual Father of the Year Awards Dinner and Gala Donates $136,000 to the UA Steele Children’s Research Center

Event celebrated six outstanding Tucson fathers while raising funds to support type 1 diabetes research, faculty recruitment and endowment at the UA Steele Center.


UA Research Says H. Pylori Needs Much Closer Attention

If the bacterium involved in a host of digestive maladies isn't eradicated after treatment, that could indicate a resistance to antibiotics — and that's worrisome.


Show your MedCat Pride and Make Your Gift to the White Coat Campaign Today!

Show your MedCat Pride and Make Your Gift to the White Coat Campaign Today!


UA Sleep Research Links Sleep Disturbances with Controlled, Illegal or Banned Substances Use among College Athletes

Student-athletes with sleep difficulties were 151 percent more likely to use cigarettes, 36 percent more likely to drink alcohol and 66 percent more likely to smoke marijuana.


UA Research: `Social Jetlag’ Measured by Differences in Sleep Patterns on Days Off Vs. Work Days, Associated with Poor Overall Health

The study suggests that a regular sleep schedule may be an effective, relatively simple and inexpensive preventative treatment for heart disease, as well as many other health problems.


Designed to Increase Diversity in Health Care, UA Health Sciences’ Summer Programs Commence June 5

A campuswide commitment for diversity and inclusion and to improve the health of underserved populations is the focus of four flagship health professions pipeline summer programs at the UA Health Sciences.


Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase Speakers Announced

The Arizona Telemedicine Program’s third national Service Provider Showcase will be held Oct. 2-3 in Phoenix


Engineering a Career in Medicine

Engineering a Career in Medicine


From Refugee Camp to Neurosurgery Accolades

From Refugee Camp to Neurosurgery Accolades


Banner Health Bestows ‘Best of the Best’ Awards to Banner – UMC South, Alvernon Clinic

Banner – University Medical Center South, 2800 E. Ajo Way, was recognized for its top performance among Banner Health hospitals with a 2017 Best of the Best Award at Banner Health’s annual conference for its leaders May 18 in Phoenix.


Building Infrastructure and Good Health, UA Health Professions Students Offer Health Screenings for Construction Workers May 26

Health professions students will offer glucose screenings, blood-pressure monitoring and information on sun safety, hydration, nutrition and smoking cessation for the construction team working on the Health Sciences Innovation Building, in a show of appreciation.


Faculty Mentors Honored for Dedication and Positive Influence

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 College of Medicine Faculty Mentoring Awards.


Big Hunt for Small Molecule to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

Two UA researchers say that finding the ideal molecule could open the door to therapeutic drugs to treat diseases such as ALS.


Transplant, Vascular, Endocrine Surgeons Join Tucson Faculty

The University of Arizona Department of Surgery and Banner – University Medical Center recently welcomed several new surgeons to Tucson. All are members of Banner – University Medical Group, the practice plan composed of faculty physicians of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.


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