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Jun 20, 2018

UA Researchers Develop Novel ‘Lung-on-a-Leaf’ Model to Study Pulmonary Diseases

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix scientists cross-utilize plant biology, medicine and engineering to create novel platform.


Jun 19, 2018

UA College of Nursing Receives $1.6M Grant to Examine the Healing Potential of Curcumin for Acute Lung Injury

The five-year National Institutes of Health grant will enable Charles Downs, PhD, to study whether the non-pharmacological supplement curcumin can prevent lung injury.


UA Health Sciences’ Research Tackling Health Challenges Supported by NIH Funding to Arizona in FY2017

As part of the National Institutes of Health’s “NIH in Your State” social media campaign about NIH investment in fiscal year 2017 and the impact of federally funded research on citizens’ health, the NIH recently tweeted that Arizona received $189 million in research support in FY2017. The University of Arizona Health Sciences received $70.3 million in NIH funding during FY2017, conducting research addressing statewide and global health challenges.


Jun 15, 2018

Pancreatic Cancer Patients with BRCA Mutation May Benefit from Targeted Drug

Rachna Shroff, MD, led a landmark study on the use of targeted drugs called PARP inhibitors in pancreatic cancer patients with BRCA mutations.


Jun 12, 2018

Patient-Ordered Tests Indicate Valley Fever Uptick in State, UA Infectious Diseases Specialist Says

Data from patient-ordered tests show a second seasonal surge, says Dr. John Galgiani, a UA professor and director the UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence. This gets ahead of state statistics in a year when big numbers already were predicted and are being borne out.


Jun 11, 2018

UA Medical Students Travel to Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, to Treat Underserved, Practice Medicine

Medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will help host a free health clinic in the border city.


Success Story: The Journal Telemedicine and e-Health Profiles Arizona Telemedicine Program’s National 2017 Service Provider Showcase

The article highlights the success of the event that connects hospitals, clinics and other health-care organizations with the physicians, nurses and other health professionals who are available to help meet the organizations' telehealth needs. Attendees gave SPS 2017 rave reviews.


Jun 7, 2018

UA Cancer Center Partners with Nation’s Top Cancer Centers To Endorse Goal to Eliminate HPV-Related Cancers in U.S.

Joint statement empowers parents, young adults and physicians to increase vaccination rates and screenings to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer.


UA Receives $1.1M for Study of Genetic Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease

Some people who take statins to lower cholesterol have a slightly higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Genetic epidemiologist Yann Klimentidis, PhD, at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the connection between type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


Jun 6, 2018

PharmCamp 2018: Exploring the Exciting Possibilities of Careers in the Health Sciences

Middle school-age children throughout Southern Arizona have the chance to participate in several weeklong camps that engage them with STEM activities and the chance to explore careers in pharmacy, nursing, medicine, and public health.


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