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UA, Banner Health Receive Largest NIH Award in Arizona History

The University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner Health have received a $9 million award from the National Institutes of Health for the All of Us Research Program. The program, which will total $60 million over five years, represents the largest NIH award in Arizona history and is tied to an effort to enroll 1 million or more participants across the country.


UA Health Sciences Colleges Celebrate 2018 Convocations

Beginning Monday, May 7, through Saturday, May 12, UAHS colleges are holding convocations; inspirational graduates are available for interviews.


UA Health Sciences Colleges 2018 Convocations Details

More details about the ceremonies.


New Medical Spanish Program to Develop Certified Bilingual Physicians

A new medical Spanish program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will train residents and fellows to be culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate physicians to enhance the physician-patient relationship.


Dr. David Kilgore Receives Alumni of the Year Award

The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine announced its inaugural award: Dr. Kilgore of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine was selected from among integrative health practitioners.


UAHS Researchers Contribute to National CDC Study that Estimates 1 in 59 U.S. Children Having an Autism Spectrum Disorder

In Arizona, the findings were slightly lower, with 1 in 71 8-year-old children in Maricopa County identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


2018 University of Arizona Arthritis Center Bear Down Luncheon Teams Up With UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, May 9

Dave Heeke, UA vice president for athletics, will be the guest speaker at the event that benefits research to identify the causes and improve the diagnosis and treatment of the more than 100 forms of arthritis.


UA’s Agnes Attakai Receives National Rural Health Award

The National Rural Health Association has presented Agnes Attakai, MPA, director of health disparities outreach and prevention education at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, the Rosemary McKenzie Legacy Award for her work as a champion of health equity in Arizona and nationally to reduce health disparities among Arizona’s Native Americans.


New UA Research Study Aims to Predict and Prevent Deadly Disease in Premature Infants

Study aims to develop the first predictive test to identify and prevent necrotizing enterocolitis, a disease that kills thousands of premature babies each year.


Fred DuVal to Keynote College of Medicine – Tucson Convocation

Fred DuVal, son of the founding dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, will keynote the 2018 Doctor of Medicine convocation ceremony.


Dr. Megha Padi Arrives from String Theory Background at Harvard to Expand Collaboration in Bioinformatics at UA Cancer Center

Megha Padi, PhD, harnesses the computational power of bioinformatics to learn more about cancer and how best to treat it — and empowers other cancer researchers to do the same.


UA Cancer Center, Banner – University Medicine to Observe Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month With Free Presentation, Screenings

The UA Cancer Center is enlisting dental professionals to incorporate head and neck cancer screenings into routine checkups.


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Physiology Undergrads Receive UA's Pillars of Excellence Award

Christie Rosputni and Maya Lowney, undergraduates in the College of Medicine - Tucson's physiology program, have received the Pillars of Excellence Award. Only 10 students from across campus are awarded this honor every year.


‘Battling the Opioid Epidemic: UA Experts see the Light Through Groundbreaking Research’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, May 2

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Drs. Mohab M. Ibrahim and Todd W. Vanderah—members of one of the largest groups in the world studying chronic pain and treatment alternatives—will explore their exciting research on medications and therapies designed to inhibit chronic pain without unwanted side effects, including addiction.


Fourth Annual ‘Eat Dessert First Day,’ April 21, Honors Memory of Dana Morgan and Raises Funds for UA Pediatric Cancer Research

The day honors the memory of pediatric cancer patient Dana Morgan and raises funds for pediatric cancer research at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center. Local restaurants will donate a portion of the day’s proceeds and individual donations can be made online any time.


Allan Hamilton, MD, Named Regents' Professor

The Arizona Board of Regents has appointed five UA professors as Regents' Professors, the highest level of recognition bestowed on faculty in the Arizona state university system.


Dr. Michael D. Dake

In his new position, Dake will lead the integration of undergraduate and graduate education, research and clinical activities among the UA health colleges and their clinical partners. He comes to the UA from Stanford University and will start on June 4.


Immunotherapy: Cancer's New Frontier

Cancer patients' immune systems are receiving a boost from checkpoint inhibitors and other laboratory-made antibodies, which train T cells to attack cancer. An expanded understanding of cancer, genetics and immunobiology could revolutionize treatment.


Resident’s Art Selected for Display in Washington, DC

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected a painting by Jacqueline Huynh, MD, for display in Washington, D.C.


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