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UA Researchers to Study, Test Potential Drug Candidates for Deadly Lung Disease

A $4.4 million grant from the Department of Defense will help researchers test two drug candidates for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis — a deadly disease with no cure.


Dr. Daniel Persky, left, and Dr. Abhijeet Kumar

University of Arizona Cancer Center physicians Daniel Persky, MD, and Abhijeet Kumar, MD, will be the featured speakers at the free patient education program presented by the Lymphoma Research Foundation. The program is open to patients, caregivers and health-care professionals.


$2.5M Grant to UA Nursing Professor to Ease Cancer Patients’ and Caregivers’ Psychological Distress

The four-year National Cancer Institute grant will enable Terry A. Badger, PhD, to study a precision approach to decreasing psychological distress in both cancer patients and their family caregivers during treatment.


UA Cancer Biology Graduate Student Travels ‘ROCKy’ Road Toward a Cure for Post-Radiation Dry Mouth

The Limesand Lab at the University of Arizona is devoted to improving quality of life for head-and-neck cancer survivors, who often suffer from irreversible dry mouth.


‘From Sick Care to Health Care: Lifestyle Medicine and the Prevention of Chronic Disease’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Sept. 5

Free and open to the public, the lecture features UA Sarver Heart Center cardiologist, Dr. Charles Katzenberg, who will discuss the difference between preventing and treating chronic disease, advances in lifestyle medicine, acute and chronic inflammation, the emerging science about the microbiome and tools people can use to reduce disease risk.


UA-Banner Doctors to Provide Free Community Health Lectures Tuesdays in September at ‘Doc Talks’

Topics include valvular heart disease, throat cancer, medical innovations and neurodegenerative diseases. Talks will take place each Tuesday evening in September.


Health-Care Policy, Rural Health Expert Dr. Daniel Derksen Appointed Associate VP at UA Health Sciences

Dr. Derksen to lead outreach, health equity and interprofessional educational activities as he joins fast-growing leadership team of Dr. Michael Dake, UA senior VP for health sciences.


Dr. Monica Kraft, Renowned Asthma Researcher, Named to Prestigious NIH Advisory Council

A globally recognized physician-scientist who specializes in severe adult asthma, the pulmonologist and chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine joins UA President Robert C. Robbins, MD, as a member of the council that advises the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and National Institutes of Health.


UA Medical Students to Honor Willed Body Donors

Medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will honor individuals who have donated their bodies to medical education at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22.


Banner – UMC Tucson Named Among Nation's 'Best Hospitals'

Specialties in gynecology and pulmonology are recognized among the nation's best in the latest ranking by U.S. News and World Report.


UA Nutrition Expert Douglas Taren Named Editor-in-Chief of International Journal Nutrition Reviews

Douglas L. Taren, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs and professor at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is an internationally recognized expert in nutrition, maternal and child health, and global health, whose work has focused on decreasing health disparities within low-income populations.


Meet a MedCat - Dr. Victoria Stevens, Class of 1976

Victoria Stevens, MD, has had a fulfilling, award-winning career since graduating from the College of Medicine – Tucson in 1976.


A Calmer Horse is Just a Sniff Away

Researchers in the Department of Physiology have found that a quick sniff of lavender can lower heart rate and keep horses calm.


Dr. C. Kent Kwoh Named to Prestigious Committee of American College of Rheumatology

C. Kent Kwoh, MD, chief of the University of Arizona Division of Rheumatology, director of the UA Arthritis Center and holder of the Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, will serve a three-year term on the Division Directors Special Committee, which is charged with advancing rheumatology through support of clinical care, research, education and advocacy.


COLLEGE OF MEDICINE – TUCSON DEAN SEARCH

The search is underway for a new dean of the College of Medicine – Tucson.


Medicine is More Than a Science for UA Medical Students in Tucson

Orientation week activities emphasize empathy for future patients.


UA Mobile Health Program Begins Providing Free Health Care Services at Amity Foundation’s Circle Tree Ranch and Dragonfly Village

A new collaboration with the Amity Foundation enables the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Mobile Health Program to provide full-service primary care at no cost to students at Amity’s Circle Tree Ranch and Dragonfly Village.


College of Medicine – Tucson Recognizes Employee Excellence

This year, three staff members were recipients of the Lura Hanekamp Dedicated Staff Award for Excellence.


Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research Closing Ceremony

Participants in the BLAISER program will give five-minute presentations about their summer research experiences in the 10-week program which helps underrepresented students, including Latino, Native American and African American undergraduate juniors and seniors, become nationally competitive medical school, health professions and biosciences-focused graduate school applicants.


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