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Reconnecting the Disconnected: UA Physiology Professor Receives $1.2M NIH Grant to Use AI to Restore Movement in Paralyzed Limbs

When a person is paralyzed by a stroke or an injury, the brain and the neuron networks that control movement become disconnected from the muscles. Dr. Andrew Fuglevand is using artificial intelligence to stimulate multiple muscles to elicit natural movement in ways previous methods have been unable to do.


ArtWorks `Through Our Eyes: Our Arizona-Sonoran Desert’ Opening Reception

The exhibit will display Arizona-Sonoran Desert-inspired paintings from artists at UA ArtWorks, marking the first art exhibit to take place at the UA Campus Recreation Center’s REC Oasis Lounge & Art Gallery.


New Director of Scientific Programs Named for All of Us Research Program at UA-Banner

Pharmacogenetics expert, Jason Hansen Karnes, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, FAHA, has been named director of scientific programs for the All of Us Research Program team at the University of Arizona and Banner Health.


First-Ever Clinical Trial to Treat Liver Cancer Through Immunotherapy is Accepting Patients

UA Cancer Center opens clinical trial in Greater Phoenix for novel liver cancer treatment.


Dr. Victoria Murrain Named Permanent Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Victoria Murrain, DO, has been promoted from interim to permanent deputy dean for diversity and inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UA Scientist Identifies Cellular Gene Signatures for Heart Muscle Regeneration

A research team led by Jared Churko, PhD, director of the University of Arizona iPSC Core in the UA Sarver Heart Center, used a transcriptomic approach – studying what genes are expressed – to identify gene signatures of cell subpopulations identified as atrial-like or ventricular-like. This understanding could lead to regenerative therapy discoveries for the millions of people living with damaged heart muscle caused by heart attacks or other chronic heart conditions.


UA Researcher Awarded $3 Million to Study Genomics in Cerebral Palsy

Michael Kruer, MD, receives the first federally funded grant to research genetic causes of condition that affects 1 in 250 children.


UA Team Uncovers Promising Lead in Genetic Approach to Treating Glioblastoma

University of Arizona scientists hope they have made progress toward a next-generation drug that may slow tumor growth and boost radiation’s effectiveness in patients with the deadly brain cancer.


UA Researchers Help Discover Genetic Factor That Can Help or Hurt Risk for Heart Disease

Individuals with a particular genetic factor may be more resistant to plaque build-up and have a reduced risk for coronary artery disease.


Philip Krutzsch, A UA College of Medicine Founder, Dies

Philip Krutzsch, PhD, one of the original “Big Three” founders of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7.


UA Researchers Study How to Regrow Long Bone Segments Using 3D Printing

A $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense will support research on 3D-printed scaffolds that support the repair of devastating bone injuries.


Todd Vanderah Delivers 2018 Founders Day Lecture

Every November, the College of Medicine – Tucson celebrates its founding by selecting a Founders Day lecturer. Faculty members nominate a peer for their signficiant contributions to science and for his or her ability to effectively present their research with enthusiasm, vigor and inspiration.


Dr. Ann Mathias Appointed Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs of Family Medicine

In this new role, Dr. Mathias will oversee the clinical operations for all Banner – University Medicine family medicine clinics and clinical service lines.


When Melanoma Spreads to the Brain, Patients with BRAF or MEK Mutations Can Find Novel Treatment at UA Cancer Center

Its ample sun puts residents at risk for melanoma, but Arizona is also home to experimental treatments through early-phase clinical trials at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.


People On The Move at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medicine

New physician-faculty members join Banner – University Medicine and the UA Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Neurology and Medical Imaging at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson


UA Neuroscientist Roberta Diaz Brinton Awarded $1M Alzheimer’s Association Grant

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, is one of six international researchers awarded funding through the Alzheimer’s Association's Part the Cloud program to support early phase human trials of potential therapies to save brain cells.


New UA/Banner Health Valley Fever Clinical Guidelines to Help Avoid Delays in Diagnosis

Banner Health has launched new clinical practice protocols developed with input from the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence to help physicians more quickly diagnose and treat patients with Valley fever infections.


UA to Support Smokers on their Journey to Quit

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is building a robust tobacco-cessation program to provide support to tobacco users hoping to quit.


UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities Welcomes New Director, Wendy Parent-Johnson, PhD

Dr. Parent-Johnson will lead the UA Sonoran Center, which focuses on the issues of health, wellness, employment and community inclusion for adults with developmental and other disabilities, across the life span.


UA Researchers Study Link Between Menstrual Cycle and Quitting Smoking

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson received a $347,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how the menstrual cycle impacts quit efforts in women of reproductive age who smoke.


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