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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.


Celina Sanchez is First UA Project SEARCH Intern to Receive Banner – UMC Tucson’s ‘Be Bold, Be Kind, Be Awesome’ Award

Sanchez was given the award for exceptional performance with Project SEARCH at Banner – University Medical Center; the program provides young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities quality unpaid internships for hands-on training and career development.


All of Us Research Program Begins National Enrollment Effort; Nine Banner Sites in Arizona Enrolling Volunteers

Events are planned across the nation to engage diverse communities in the national recruitment effort. In Arizona, Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Sciences have been enrolling volunteers into the program as a National Institutes of Health pilot site since 2017.


UA Cancer Center’s Dr. Tim Bowden Fondly Remembered As Gifted Scientist, Teacher and Mentor

University of Arizona physicians and researchers remember Dr. Bowden as a “friend, mentor, passionate scientist and remarkable human being.”


UA `Active Shooter Drill’ to Test and Train Emergency Responders, May 23

Emergency medicine resident-physicians at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and other first responders will participate in a mass-shooting exercise to prepare for real disasters.


Pharmacology Researchers Seek Solutions to Opioid Epidemic

The UA's focus has been on helping people with chronic pain without using narcotics or other addictive drugs.


UA Surgeons Developing New Tool to Detect Urine Blockage

Surgeons at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson are developing a tool that may make detecting urine blockage simpler for patients.


UA Health Sciences and UA Researchers Awarded ABRC Grants Totaling Nearly $6M for Health Research

The three-year Arizona Biomedical Research Commission Awards will fund research relating to neuropathic and cancer pain, migraines, opioids, antibiotics, antivirals, sinusitis, obesity, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, pulmonary disease and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.


College of Medicine – Tucson Physiology Graduate Wins Excellence in Research Award

Justin John Frere’s innovative student research at the College of Medicine – Tucson has earned him an Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award.


Dr. Rachna Shroff Joins UA Cancer Center as Section Chief of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology

Rachna Shroff, MD, describes her roots in Tucson and her vision for GI oncology within the UA Cancer Center and throughout the state.


Kevin Moynahan, MD, Named 2018 Alumni of the Year

Kevin Moynahan, MD, deputy dean for education, has been named the College of Medicine – Tucson’s Alumni of the Year.


UA Sleep Researcher Receives $3.6M Grant to Study Sleep Health on U.S.-Mexico Border

The Nogales Cardiometabolic Health and Sleep Study seeks to learn more about sleep health and sleep disorders in the border region, how sleep issues are related to social, behavioral and environmental factors and their potential role in regard to risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.


UA Researchers to Study How to Stop Stress from Causing Pain

Researchers at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson have received $2.7 million to learn how stress can produce pain — and how to stop it from occurring.


College of Medicine – Tucson Celebrates 2018 Convocation

On Thursday evening, 114 graduates from the College of Medicine – Tucson will earn their Doctors of Medicine at a ceremony hosted in Centennial Hall.


UA Researcher to Work with Community Partners to Develop ‘Playbook’ for Prescribing Antibiotics in AZ Skilled Nursing Facilities

Katherine Ellingson, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, received a $387,000 Arizona Biomedical Research Commission Investigator Grant to develop a “playbook” for prescribing antibiotics to treat infectious diseases in skilled nursing facilities in Arizona.


UA Health Sciences Colleges’ 2018 Graduates Available for Interviews

Through Saturday, May 12, UAHS colleges are holding convocations; inspirational graduates are available for interviews.


Unlocking Cancer’s Secrets Using the ‘Social Networks’ of Cells

Megha Padi, PhD, of the UA Cancer Center has developed a method for probing the genetic underpinnings of cancer and other diseases, which could lead to better treatments.


Grand Re-Opening of Ronald McDonald Family Room, May 9

A remodeled and expanded Ronald McDonald Family Room re-opens May 9 as a restful haven for parents and relatives of children hospitalized at Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center.


UA Health Sciences Colleges Convocations 2018: Meet Some of the Graduates

The accomplishments of some of the UA Health Sciences’ inspiring graduates are highlighted.


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