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Researchers Prepare First Potential Drug Therapy for Vascular Dementia for Clinical Trials

Dr. Meredith Hay won a $5.7 million grant for clinical trials on a novel peptide therapy that, if successful, would be the first drug to treat vascular dementia – the second most common form of dementia.


UArizona, County Issue Shelter-in-Place Recommendation for Students

UArizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins said the university expected to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, but it has become too much, necessitating a shelter-in-place recommendation similar to what the state faced in the spring.


UArizona Cancer Center Honored with 2020 Innovator Award

Efforts to keep patients safe in the time of COVID-19 led to significant savings and innovation in chemotherapy delivery and earned University of Arizona Health Sciences center national recognition.


Internationally Recognized Radiologist Named UArizona Chair of Medical Imaging

Joining the University of Arizona Health Sciences in October, Dr. Geoffrey Rubin holds six U.S. patents for medical image analysis and is past chairman of radiology at Duke University School of Medicine.


Green Light Therapy Shown to Reduce Migraine Frequency, Intensity

A study by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers found that green light therapy resulted in about a 60% reduction in the pain intensity of the headache phase and number of days per month people experienced migraine headaches.


University, County Work Together at ‘Critical Time’ for COVID-19 Mitigation

Dr. Theresa Dr. Cullen, director of the Pima County Health Department, said the county, university and other partners are working together on a “layered approach” to COVID-19 mitigation.


UArizona to Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing

The university will conduct 5,000 COVID-19 tests per week as part of continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus.


FDA Authorizes Use of UArizona COVID-19 Antibody Test; Testing Expanded to All Arizonans Age 18 and Older

The antibody test determines who has been exposed to and developed an immune response against COVID-19.


‘Discovering New Medicines’ Summit Unites Experts from UArizona Health Sciences, Pharma to Advance Research and Commercialization

Arizona Center for Drug Discovery and University of Arizona Cancer Center host Sept. 15 virtual summit to discuss new innovations in drug discovery to benefit citizens throughout the state and more.


UArizona Steele Children’s Research Center Unveils $5M in Gifts Honoring Dr. Fayez Ghishan

Dr. Fayez K. Ghishan, director of the Steele Children’s Research Center, will hold the Fayez K. Ghishan, MD, PANDA Endowed Directorship.


Arthritis Center ‘Bear Down for Health: Sport and Science in Era of COVID-19’ Livestream, Sept. 16

UArizona Athletics Dave Heeke and Drs. Daniel Derksen and Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will headline this unique livestream presentation of the Arthritis Center’s annual educational fundraiser.


Arizona Poison Centers Warn about Avoiding Inappropriate Medications for COVID-19 Treatment: Oleandrin

Inappropriate medications – such as oleandrin, a derivative of oleander known to be toxic – used to prevent or treat COVID-19 could cause significant harm and no benefit, University of Arizona Health Sciences-based center and Banner Health center warn.


UArizona Researcher to Study Cellular Stress Responses Common in Cancer, Aging

Bolstered by a $1.6 million grant, Dr. Timothy Bolger, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, is studying how cells respond to stress and the role this process has in cancer growth and aging.


Breast Cancer Therapy Associated with Reduced Risk of Neurodegenerative Disease in Women

A University of Arizona Health Sciences cohort study of more than 50,000 menopausal women showed significant decrease in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.


UArizona Study Seeks to Understand Endometriosis, Infertility and Stroke in Women

Drs. Leslie Farland and Melanie Bell at the UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to lead a federally funded research study to investigate a link among endometriosis, infertility and stroke in women.


Log-in Sept. 2 for ‘Stem Cell Therapy & Platelet-Rich Plasma for Osteoarthritis: Hope or Hype?’

Free and open to the public, the livestreamed online lecture by University of Arizona Arthritis Center Director Dr. C. Kent Kwoh will focus on the mechanisms of stem cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma therapies to treat osteoarthritis.


UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App

UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App


Three New Cardiologists Broaden UArizona Health Sciences, Banner – University Medicine Breadth of Services in Tucson

Drs. Arka Chatterjee, Talal Moukabary and Madhan Sundaram bring significant expertise in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology to the Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medicine Tucson.


UArizona Steele Children’s Research Center Seeks to Enhance Care for Children with Complex Lung Disorders

A new federal grant ensures the Pediatric Pulmonary Center at the University of Arizona Health Sciences will continue building skills of health-care providers to care for such children and their families.


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Developing New Imaging Technology to Combat Colorectal Cancer

The University of Arizona’s Dr. Maria Altbach is working with industry to improve MRI detection of liver tumor spread to expand therapeutic options and improve survival of colorectal cancer patients.


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