Precision Medicine Has Applications for Pancreatic Cancer

Cancers with a particularly poor prognosis pose a major challenge to health care in the 21st century. New research shows that a highly personalized, patient-directed approach is necessary to improve treatment outcomes.

Reduced U.S. Cocaine and Methamphetamine Use Linked to Controls on Commercial Chemicals

Study by University of Arizona-led team finds that disruptions in access to sodium permanganate, used in cocaine production, and pseudoephedrine, a methamphetamine precursor chemical, which occurred in 2006 and 2007, were associated with the reductions.

Delivering Health-Care Services to People ‘Where They Need Them’

Two University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson programs that bring health care to rural, underserved communities in Arizona are reaching major milestones this year.

$7 Million NIH Grant to UA College of Medicine – Tucson Aimed at Helping Asthma Sufferers Reduce Severe Attacks

Led by Monica Kraft, MD, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, researchers will use the National Institutes of Health grant to conduct a five-year study, “Dysfunction of Innate Immunity in Asthma,” to investigate the interrelationship of genetic mediators to reduce lung inflammation and attacks in asthma patients.

Arizona Telemedicine Program Receives Federal Grant to Expand Telehealth Services in the Southwest

The grant supports the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, which provides information and technical assistance to health-care providers in communities throughout Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada – including the Navajo Nation – as they set up or expand telehealth programs, reshaping the ways patients engage with medicine.

Growing up on an Amish Farm Protects Children Against Asthma, UAHS Collaborative Research Shows

House dust differences between Amish and Hutterite communities affect immune development and asthma risk, according to study co-authored by University of Arizona Health Sciences researcher Dr. Donata Vercelli published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Banner – UMC Tucson Ranked Among Nation’s ‘Best Hospitals’

And Best in Tucson Metro Area, says U.S. News & World Report

UA Cancer Center Retains Prestigious NCI Comprehensive Status with $17.6M Award

Comprehensive designation gives Arizonans access to research-driven, highly personalized, cancer care and treatments. The UA Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center headquartered in Arizona and is one of 45 in the nation.

White Coat Ceremony, Class of 2020, UA College of Medicine - Tucson

The 22nd annual ceremony marks the students’ entrance into the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives $3 Million Continuation Grant for its Arizona LEND Program

The Arizona LEND Program trains professionals to be leaders in clinical care and research. The training program, which seeks to improve the health of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, trains professionals in more than 15 disciplines.

Grant Funds Research and Clinical Trial to Address Health Disparities in Bone Marrow Transplantation

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “Translational Research Program” grant will advance ongoing haplo-BMT research at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center, and support a UA Cancer Center Phase I/II clinical trial based on UA research findings published recently in the British Journal of Haematology.

Preventing Asthma in Children: Our Researchers are One Step Closer

Efforts to improve the health of children at increased risk for asthma will receive a major boost with the launch of a new University of Arizona Health Sciences-led, federally funded national clinical study. For Fernando D.

Match Day 2016: Primary Care Wins the Largest Share of Students

Fourth-year UA medical students Whitney Burns and Jeffrey Robertson, who met during their first week of medical school, were married on April 2. But on Friday, March 18, their excitement was all about Match Day.

Stethoscope and White Coat Campaign

The Stethoscope and White Coat Campaign gives each incoming medical student a white coat and stethoscope as they begin pursuing their medical degree. It started in 2012, and look how far we've come:

2016 UA Homecoming Weekend Changed to Oct. 27-29

The University of Arizona has moved Homecoming 2016 to Oct. 27-29, and Family Weekend will now be Oct. 14-16. The changes were made to avoid any conflict with the Veterans Day holiday weekend and plans to honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

In Memoriam: Brendan Phibbs, MD

Brendan Phibbs, MD, a cardiologist who was a member of the College of Medicine founding faculty, a medical pioneer, and an author whose World War II memoir was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, died on March 5, 2016. He was 99.

Follow UA Family Physician Paul Gordon on his Bike Trip Across America

When the Affordable Care Act is in the news, it’s usually politicians or prominent health-care policy “wonks” doing the talking. Paul Gordon, MD, MPH – professor and former

50 Years of Memories! Help us 'throwback' each Thursday in 2017

The College of Medicine – Tucson is getting ready to celebrate 50 years of leading medical education in the state of Arizona in 2017.

In Memoriam: John R. Davis, MD

Pathologist John R. Davis, MD, who left the University of Iowa in 1967 to become one of the first professors to join the brand new University of Arizona College of Medicine, died January 30, 2016, after a brief illness. He was 86.