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UA Researchers Develop Novel ‘Lung-on-a-Leaf’ Model to Study Pulmonary Diseases

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix scientists cross-utilize plant biology, medicine and engineering to create novel platform.


UA College of Nursing Receives $1.6M Grant to Examine the Healing Potential of Curcumin for Acute Lung Injury

The five-year National Institutes of Health grant will enable Charles Downs, PhD, to study whether the non-pharmacological supplement curcumin can prevent lung injury.


UA Health Sciences’ Research Tackling Health Challenges Supported by NIH Funding to Arizona in FY2017

As part of the National Institutes of Health’s “NIH in Your State” social media campaign about NIH investment in fiscal year 2017 and the impact of federally funded research on citizens’ health, the NIH recently tweeted that Arizona received $189 million in research support in FY2017. The University of Arizona Health Sciences received $70.3 million in NIH funding during FY2017, conducting research addressing statewide and global health challenges.


Pancreatic Cancer Patients with BRCA Mutation May Benefit from Targeted Drug

Rachna Shroff, MD, led a landmark study on the use of targeted drugs called PARP inhibitors in pancreatic cancer patients with BRCA mutations.


Patient-Ordered Tests Indicate Valley Fever Uptick in State, UA Infectious Diseases Specialist Says

Data from patient-ordered tests show a second seasonal surge, says Dr. John Galgiani, a UA professor and director the UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence. This gets ahead of state statistics in a year when big numbers already were predicted and are being borne out.


UA Medical Students Travel to Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, to Treat Underserved, Practice Medicine

Medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will help host a free health clinic in the border city.


Success Story: The Journal Telemedicine and e-Health Profiles Arizona Telemedicine Program’s National 2017 Service Provider Showcase

The article highlights the success of the event that connects hospitals, clinics and other health-care organizations with the physicians, nurses and other health professionals who are available to help meet the organizations' telehealth needs. Attendees gave SPS 2017 rave reviews.


Retirement Reception for Melanie Bright

Join us as we wish Melanie the best on Monday, June 18: 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Room 2920, UACC.


UA Receives $1.1M for Study of Genetic Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease

Some people who take statins to lower cholesterol have a slightly higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Genetic epidemiologist Yann Klimentidis, PhD, at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the connection between type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


UA Cancer Center Partners with Nation’s Top Cancer Centers To Endorse Goal to Eliminate HPV-Related Cancers in U.S.

Joint statement empowers parents, young adults and physicians to increase vaccination rates and screenings to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer.


College of Medicine – Tucson Launches New Online Learning System

ArizonaMed, the college's current curriculum delivery system, will be retired.


UA College of Nursing Receives $2.5M Grant to Improve Interventions for Cancer Survivors

The four-year National Cancer Institute grant will enable Terry A. Badger, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, to study whether psychosocial interventions will help ethnically diverse survivors improve their symptoms.


Resident Self-Care Course Purchased by USC, Expanded at College of Medicine – Tucson

The University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine (UA CIM) is giving residents and fellows at home and across the country the education and support needed to minimize stress and burnout.


UA Health Sciences’ ‘Project Taking Charge’ Benefits Students and Patients

Deploying an interdisciplinary, team-based outreach model for delivery of care, the University of Arizona Health Sciences’ “Project Taking Charge” works to improve health in Tucson’s most underserved communities through patient self-management.


Cervical Cancer May Be Driven by Imbalance in Vaginal Bacteria, UA Research Finds

Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has found a direct relationship between “good” bacteria and cervical health and “bad” bacteria and increased cancer risk.


UA Study Finds Link Between Sleep Loss, Nighttime Snacking, Junk Food Cravings and Obesity

The study found poor sleep quality was associated with nighttime snacking and a high likelihood of craving junk food. The study also found that junk food cravings were associated with increased risk of obesity, diabetes and other health problems.


Working to Ensure Diversity in Health Care, UA Health Sciences’ Summer Programs Begin June 4

The mentorship-based, highly competitive programs work to recruit and ultimately graduate a more diverse student body dedicated to serving Arizona and the nation’s most at-risk and underserved populations.


Newly Licensed UA Invention Protects Against Skin Cancer and Other Diseases

The University of Arizona has licensed inventions created by two College of Medicine – Tucson appointees to the startup MCR Therapeutics, which develops therapeutics for skin cancer and the treatment of pigment disorders.


UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft Receives Distinguished Achievement Award from American Thoracic Society

The award—one of ATS’ most important—is one of several honors Dr. Kraft has received in the past year. A physician-scientist renowned for her work on asthma, she served as president of the ATS in 2012-13.


Emergency Responders Train to Treat Mass Casualties during UA ‘Active Shooter Drill’

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson residents, physicians and nurses practiced life-saving techniques during an “active shooting drill” at Banner - University Medical Center South Campus on Wednesday, May 23.


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