News

Jul 5, 2018

UA Department of Surgery Names Bellal Joseph, MD, to Martin Gluck Endowed Chair as Newly Appointed Chief of Trauma Division

Tenured UA professor, distinguished researcher and trauma surgeon tapped to lead busy trauma division.


Jul 2, 2018

This Virus Actually May Boost — Not Weaken — Our Immune System

Lifelong cytomegalovirus infection may be beneficial, boosting the immune system in old age, when we need it most, according to a study led by University of Arizona researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


UA Receives $4M to Improve U.S. Public Health System

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health provides free training and continuing education to the public health workforce in four states and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands with a focus on the top public health issues of today: childhood obesity, the opioid epidemic and mental health care.


Jun 29, 2018

Noted Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Health Administrator Dr. Irving L. Kron Appointed to Leadership Positions at UA Health Sciences, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Former Chairman of the University of Virginia Department of Surgery will become a key member of UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Michael Dake’s fast-growing Leadership Team.


Jun 27, 2018

College of Public Health to Host Panel Discussion on Current U.S. Immigration Policy, June 29

“Migration is a Human Right: A Call to Action,” is the title of a panel discussion featuring faculty and community leaders, Friday, June 29, at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.


Olympian Billy Mills and UA’s Dr. John N. Galgiani Named Keynote Speakers for Association of American Indian Physicians Conference

Dr. Galgiani, director of the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence, will present “Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis): In Arizona and Beyond” at the conference, which will be held in Scottsdale, July 26–29. Mills is a Valley fever survivor.


Jun 26, 2018

UA Hosts 45th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference, July 26-27

The Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will hold its 45th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference July 26-27 in Flagstaff, Ariz. Maintaining and enhancing gains made in coverage and access to health care, addressing the opioid crisis and the future of the Affordable Care Act in Arizona are some of the key issues to be discussed.


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.


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