News

Reduced U.S. Cocaine and Methamphetamine Use Linked to Controls on Commercial Chemicals

Study by University of Arizona-led team finds that disruptions in access to sodium permanganate, used in cocaine production, and pseudoephedrine, a methamphetamine precursor chemical, which occurred in 2006 and 2007, were associated with the reductions.


Delivering Health-Care Services to People ‘Where They Need Them’

Two University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson programs that bring health care to rural, underserved communities in Arizona are reaching major milestones this year.


$7 Million NIH Grant to UA College of Medicine – Tucson Aimed at Helping Asthma Sufferers Reduce Severe Attacks

Led by Monica Kraft, MD, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, researchers will use the National Institutes of Health grant to conduct a five-year study, “Dysfunction of Innate Immunity in Asthma,” to investigate the interrelationship of genetic mediators to reduce lung inflammation and attacks in asthma patients.


Arizona Telemedicine Program Receives Federal Grant to Expand Telehealth Services in the Southwest

The grant supports the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, which provides information and technical assistance to health-care providers in communities throughout Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada – including the Navajo Nation – as they set up or expand telehealth programs, reshaping the ways patients engage with medicine.


Growing up on an Amish Farm Protects Children Against Asthma, UAHS Collaborative Research Shows

House dust differences between Amish and Hutterite communities affect immune development and asthma risk, according to study co-authored by University of Arizona Health Sciences researcher Dr. Donata Vercelli published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Banner – UMC Tucson Ranked Among Nation’s ‘Best Hospitals’

And Best in Tucson Metro Area, says U.S. News & World Report


UA Cancer Center Retains Prestigious NCI Comprehensive Status with $17.6M Award

Comprehensive designation gives Arizonans access to research-driven, highly personalized, cancer care and treatments. The UA Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center headquartered in Arizona and is one of 45 in the nation.


White Coat Ceremony, Class of 2020, UA College of Medicine - Tucson

The 22nd annual ceremony marks the students’ entrance into the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives $3 Million Continuation Grant for its Arizona LEND Program

The Arizona LEND Program trains professionals to be leaders in clinical care and research. The training program, which seeks to improve the health of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, trains professionals in more than 15 disciplines.


Grant Funds Research and Clinical Trial to Address Health Disparities in Bone Marrow Transplantation

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “Translational Research Program” grant will advance ongoing haplo-BMT research at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center, and support a UA Cancer Center Phase I/II clinical trial based on UA research findings published recently in the British Journal of Haematology.












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