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UA Cancer Center Team Identifies a Switch that May Help Target Dormant Cancer Cells

Cells can enter a dormant state called quiescence, and dormant cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments. A team led by UA Cancer Center researcher Guang Yao, PhD, has identified ways to regulate cell dormancy and “wake” these cells from their “slumber” to make them susceptible to cancer treatments.


An Epidemic of Dream Deprivation: UA Review Finds Unrecognized Health Hazard of Sleep Loss

UA Center for Integrative Medicine sleep and dream specialist Dr. Rubin Naiman’s comprehensive review of data about the causes, extent and consequences of dream loss includes recommendations for restoring healthy dreaming.


Third National Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase, Oct. 2-3

The Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase brings together health-care professionals and technology leaders to improve access to health care in communities that need it most.


Recent Disasters Remind First Responders of the Need for Up-to-Date Hazmat Training

More than 30 regional firefighters from Southern Arizona communities will be participating in the Advanced Hazmat Life Support training offered by the University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center.


UA’s Felicia Goodrum Named to the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Inaugural Class of Innovation Fund Investigators

With the new funding, Dr. Goodrum is building an interdisciplinary research team to advance understanding of how viruses lie dormant to cause persistent infections.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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