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‘The Power of Precision Medicine’ Theme of Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Feb. 16

Accomplished physician-scientist and transformational leader Dr. Kenneth Ramos, an expert on genetics and genomic medicine, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 17th annual conference for those living with arthritis — and those who care for them.


UA Researchers Lead Study to Encourage Children With Asthma to Use their Inhalers

UA researchers are studying if the combination of dispensing asthma inhalers (corticosteroids) in the emergency department and supervising their use in elementary schools will increase the medication’s use among children with asthma and decrease emergency department visits.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Sleep to Your Heart’s Content,’ Jan. 17, in Green Valley

The 2019 free Green Valley Lecture Series begins with a focus on sleep and how it affects heart health.


UA Researchers Developing 15-Minute MRI

UA engineers are using a $2.1 million grant to improve scanning technologies for challenging patient populations.


Free Seminar on Winter Sports and Traumatic Brain Injury

‘Think-A-Head’ 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8


UA Hockey Team to Host Fifth Annual ‘Pink the Rink’ Jan. 19

The University of Arizona Cancer Center will benefit from proceeds raised as the Wildcats sport pink jerseys during the cancer-awareness game.


UA Scientists Discover Diabetes Drug Could be Used to Treat Common Heart Failure Syndrome

A cardiovascular research team at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center investigated in a lab model whether metformin, a common diabetes drug, could be an effective treatment for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). The researchers found that the drug reduced left ventricular stiffness, thereby improving capacity for exercise. Metformin relaxes the left ventricle by making a heart muscle protein called titin more compliant.


Banner – UMC Promotes 2 Hospital Executives

COO and Associate Administrator at Banner – UMC


Happy Holidays from Dean Irv Kron

A message of thanks from the interim dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.


With a Nurse in their Corner, ‘Navigating’ Care Is Getting Easier for Cancer Patients

Banner Health nurse navigators at the University of Arizona Cancer Center are paired with patients to guide them through their cancer journeys.


UA Chemical Biologists Unearth Cause of a Rare Brain Disorder

In pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1b, two key biological structures are blocked from binding to one another — which ultimately stunts critical brain growth.


National Academy of Inventors Welcomes Two UA Professors as Fellows

Two distinguished University of Arizona professors and innovators have been named as National Academy of Inventors Fellows. Thomas Koch, professor and dean of the College of Optical Sciences, and Harrison Barrett, Regents’ Professor of medical imaging, optical sciences and applied mathematics, will now join a growing cadre of distinguished fellows from the UA.


New Faculty Join UA Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine

Family medicine physicians Ashley Krauser, DO, and Ana Mendez, MD, MPH, will provide a wide array of primary care services for patients of all ages across Tucson.


Encryption Requirement for University-owned Laptops

In an effort to preserve the confidentiality and integrity of university data and follow the University of Arizona’s security standards, the College of Medicine – Tucson is requiring the encryption of all university-owned laptops.


Reconnecting the Disconnected: UA Physiology Professor Receives $1.2M NIH Grant to Use AI to Restore Movement in Paralyzed Limbs

When a person is paralyzed by a stroke or an injury, the brain and the neuron networks that control movement become disconnected from the muscles. Dr. Andrew Fuglevand is using artificial intelligence to stimulate multiple muscles to elicit natural movement in ways previous methods have been unable to do.


ArtWorks `Through Our Eyes: Our Arizona-Sonoran Desert’ Opening Reception

The exhibit will display Arizona-Sonoran Desert-inspired paintings from artists at UA ArtWorks, marking the first art exhibit to take place at the UA Campus Recreation Center’s REC Oasis Lounge & Art Gallery.


New Director of Scientific Programs Named for All of Us Research Program at UA-Banner

Pharmacogenetics expert, Jason Hansen Karnes, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, FAHA, has been named director of scientific programs for the All of Us Research Program team at the University of Arizona and Banner Health.


First-Ever Clinical Trial to Treat Liver Cancer Through Immunotherapy is Accepting Patients

UA Cancer Center opens clinical trial in Greater Phoenix for novel liver cancer treatment.


Dr. Victoria Murrain Named Permanent Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Victoria Murrain, DO, has been promoted from interim to permanent deputy dean for diversity and inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UA Scientist Identifies Cellular Gene Signatures for Heart Muscle Regeneration

A research team led by Jared Churko, PhD, director of the University of Arizona iPSC Core in the UA Sarver Heart Center, used a transcriptomic approach — studying what genes are expressed — to identify gene signatures of cell subpopulations identified as atrial-like or ventricular-like. This understanding could lead to regenerative therapy discoveries for the millions of people living with damaged heart muscle caused by heart attacks or other chronic heart conditions.


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