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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.


College of Medicine – Tucson Recognizes Best in Teaching and Mentoring

Faculty members were recognized for their outstanding dedication to medical education during the College of Medicine – Tucson’s 39th Annual Faculty Teaching Awards Ceremony.


UA Camp Wellness Celebrates 50th Camp with Special ‘Jubilation Celebration’

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will speak at this special event, celebrating Camp Wellness’ 50th camp and the students who completed the nine-week program.


All of Us Research Program in Tucson to Host Awareness Event Nov. 15

The All of Us Research Program in Tucson is hosting an awareness event open to the public on Thursday, Nov. 15, to promote the national effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate health-related research.


Banner – University Medicine Hiring Event

4-7 p.m. Nov. 13, UA College of Medicine – Tucson Plaza


UA’s Dr. Donata Vercelli Elected First Female Secretary General of International Allergy Collegium

Donata Vercelli, MD, has been elected secretary general of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum, a group of distinguished international physicians and scientists who study the emerging field of allergy and clinical immunology. As secretary general, Dr. Vercelli eventually will become the first female president of the organization.


UA Psychologist to Lead New Core Effort of Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Center

As this public health crisis escalates, researchers are working fervently to better understand the disease and who is most at risk for developing it, as well as to find ways to detect it earlier and to slow or halt its progress.


UA Professor Receives Grant for Innovative Research in Preventing Heart Failure

NIH grant will allow Taben Hale, PhD, to study cardiac fibroblasts.


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