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New Research Evaluates Depression Treatment among Individuals with Dementia and Depression

Led by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the study aims to better understand and improve depression treatment among older individuals with dementia.



The Science of Consciousness Conference - April 2-7, 2018

‘The Science of Consciousness’ Conference will be held from April 2-7, 2018 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.


UA Health Sciences Offers Mental Health Wellness Program for Students

A free mental health wellness program is available for students studying medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health at the Tucson campus of the University of Arizona Health Sciences.


UA’s Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton Awarded the Prestigious 2017 Melvin R. Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery

Dr. Brinton, who has pioneered a promising therapy for brain cell regeneration in Alzheimer’s patients, is being recognized for her efforts to develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.


SAVAHCS to host research fair in partnership with UA College of Medicine - Tucson

The research fair, to be held on Sept. 14, will focus on the history of collaborative research between SAVAHCS and the UA College of Medicine - Tucson.


Dr. Alberta Arviso Honored with the Society for the Psychology of Women Sweet Grass Award

Alberta A. Arviso, PhD, received the Sweet Grass Award from the Society for the Psychology of Women.


Banner Health Career Open House

Banner – UMC Tucson, 4-7 p.m. Sept. 14


UA Researcher Earns $450,000 Grant to Advance Clinical Study on Alzheimer’s

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at UAHS, received a $450,000 grant to advance her groundbreaking clinical development of the first regenerative therapeutic for Alzheimer’s disease.


UA Researcher Receives Award from St. Baldrick’s Foundation to Fight Childhood Cancer

Justina McEvoy, PhD, a research member at the University of Arizona Cancer Center has been named a St. Baldrick’s Scholar.


UA Startup SinfoníaRx Acquired by Health Care Tech Company

University of Arizona startup SinfoníaRx, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinfonía HealthCare Corporation, has been acquired by Tabula Rasa HealthCare (NASDAQ: TRHC), a public health care company that provides individualized, data-driven technology solutions.


Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoids Show Promise for Pain Relief

The UA's Todd Vanderah and his colleagues have been studying the class of chemical compounds, which may help people find pain relief brought about by metastatic breast cancer.


UA Team Tackles Better Brain Health

A trial will look at whether a naturally occurring compound, known as angiotensin 1-7, relieves cognitive deficits after heart bypass. The UA collaborators include a cardiologist, a physiologist and a psychologist.


Dr. Abbaszadegan will Lead the Clinical Informatics Fellowship with Plans to Revolutionize Health Care Through Information Technology

The new director of the Clinical Informatics Fellowship at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has plans to revolutionize health care.


Join Us on Sept. 9 for ‘Beyond Cancer: Finding Spirit’

The focus of this year’s event is “finding spirit” after cancer treatment. Presenters include keynote speaker Miguel Flores Jr. CEO/president of Holistic Wellness Counseling and Consultant Services.


UA Cancer Center Presents Strategy No. 5 of ‘Bear Down. Beat Cancer. Top 5 Strategies for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk’

Your skin health is important regardless of the season. In five weekly installments in August, each Tuesday, the University of Arizona Cancer Center is presenting a strategy for enjoying the sun’s benefits while protecting yourself from cancer-causing UV radiation. This week’s strategy: Skin Cancer Screening


‘Fighting Fire With Food: An Expert's Inside Look at Nutrition and Inflammation...What Does the Science Say?,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Sept. 6

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Ann Skulas-Ray, PhD, UA professor of nutritional sciences, will include detailed information about inflammation and where research is headed. At the conclusion of her lecture, she will be joined by fellow UA Professor Donato Romagnolo, MSc, PhD, for an epilogue on “The Mediterranean Diet and its Impact on Inflammation.” Both professors will host the question-and-answer session.


National Institutes of Health Awards $4.8 Million to UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence to Develop Vaccine

The center will use the money to accelerate development of a Valley fever vaccine for dogs that one day may lead to a successful human vaccine. A California-based biotech company and Colorado State University have joined the center in the effort.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Part of New NIH Emergency Medicine Research Effort

The Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) will advance critical emergency medicine research to improve outcomes for patients with neurologic, heart, lung, blood and trauma emergencies.


UA Integrative Medicine Residency Program Flourishes

Faculty at the Center for Integrative Medicine have shown that an online approach works in training more family-medicine residents in integrative medicine.


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