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‘Courtney’s Courage’ Empowers Young Scientists to Advance Pediatric Cancer Research

Courtney Page Zillman Fellow Megan Stanley Molina, doctoral candidate under the mentorship of UA Steele Children’s Research Center pediatric cancer researcher Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis conducts research that seeks to understand the best ways to use anticancer drugs to prepare a patient’s immune system for bone marrow transplantation.


UA Part of $8.9M Collaborative Grant to Understand How Dangerous Virus `Hides’ to Attack Another Day

Dr. Felicia Goodrum and several of the nation’s most prominent human cytomegalovirus researchers have been awarded a five-year, $8.9 million collaborative grant to investigate how the virus lies dormant until it activates and poses life-threatening disease risk.


UA Researchers Create First `Roadmap’ to Understand Ability of Herpesvirus to Remain Dormant in Humans to Attack Another Day

A collaborative team of UA researchers have created an in-depth model of the human cytomegalovirus during its sleep-like state in dormancy to better understand how the virus can lie dormant and then reactivate and pose life-threatening disease risk.


$3.6M NIH Grant to UA-Led International Research Consortium Seeks Precision Medicine Solutions to Stopping Asthma in Childhood

Dr. Stefano Guerra, a University of Arizona respiratory scientist, will lead an international effort to target deficits of a specific protein found in lung cells as an indicator of persistence of asthma from childhood into adulthood. Results could lead to personalized therapies for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


UA Arthritis Center Director to Discuss `Osteoarthritis Under the Microscope,’ Feb. 8 in Yuma

An inside look into the latest advances in prevention and treatment; free community lecture hosted by Yuma Friends of UA Health Sciences


UA Physician-Scientist Awarded Grant to Develop First Diagnostic Test for Schizophrenia

Amelia Gallitano, MD, PhD, studies genetic pathways and their response to the environment, hoping to improve treatments for mental illness.


“Aging and Our Immunity” Theme of UA Arthritis Center’s 16th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 27

World-renowned aging and the immune system researcher Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will deliver the keynote address. The conference addresses health and services that help improve daily life for those living with arthritis—and those who care for them.


UA Sarver Heart Center and The Heart Series Present: ‘Tools You Can Use to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke’ - Jan. 13 in Oro Valley

Join UA Sarver Heart Center faculty member Charles Katzenberg, MD, who will discuss specific actions to prevent heart disease and stroke during this free community lecture.


UA Experts: Valley Fever Cases See Major Spike in November; New Rapid Assay Test Should Help Reduce Diagnosis Delays

An uptick in reported cases of Valley fever indicates a likely sharp increase in infections next year. At the same time, federal clearance for a rapid assay test developed with assistance from the University of Arizona should help reduce delays in diagnosing the respiratory fungal disease caused by spores found in area soils.


'The Science of Consciousness' Conference | April 2-7, 2018

Held annually since 1994, the conference is hosted by the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, and alternates yearly between Tucson, Arizona and various locations around the world.


Manon L. O’Connor Joins UA College of Medicine – Tucson As Senior Director of Development

Development professional adds extensive experience to UA Health Sciences’ fundraising team.


UA Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Discover Novel Antidepressants

Dr. Deveroux Ferguson awarded $2.3 million grant from National Institutes of Health for research to design new generation of therapeutics.


Banner - University Medicine North $100 Million Outpatient Campus Opens Dec. 28

Public preview of Banner – University Medicine North, Monday, Dec. 11


Seventh Annual ‘Kids of Steele’ Mini Golf Event Breaks Record, Raising $120,000 for UA Steele Children’s Research Center

This annual family-friendly event raises funds for “greatest-need” research projects at the UA Steele Center and Kids of Steele service projects.


Breast Cancer Patients Access Innovative Care through UA Cancer Center Clinical Trials

Breast cancer is a top killer, striking 1 of 8 women. In response, the University of Arizona Cancer Center offers clinical trials to find better treatments for the disease.


Breast Cancer Risk Reduction: Tips from the UA Cancer Center

Breast cancer strikes 1 out of 8 women in her lifetime, but strategies exist that can reduce the risk of developing the disease and detect it earlier, when it is most treatable, according to an expert at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.


College of Medicine – Tucson: Past, Present, Future

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson is marking its 50th year with a celebration this week featuring free public lectures by founding faculty members and a Junior Investigator Poster Forum.


UA Health Sciences Innovation Building ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony Nov. 17: Futuristic Facility Promotes Team-Based Health Professions Education

The ‘topping-off’ ceremony for the new $165 million University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building signals the advancement of team-based health professions education in the United States.


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