News

Jan 25, 2018

New Faculty Join UA Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center

Asmaa Abu-Maziad, MD, will provide care for children with kidney problems; M. Raphaelle Jean, MD, MPH, will provide care for children with gastrointestinal disorders; and Christine Legler, MD, will provide general pediatric care to children.


Jan 24, 2018

‘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.


Jan 23, 2018

Dr. Neumayer Elected Chair of Board of Regents of American College of Surgeons

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS, interim senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona, was elected chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during its recent annual clinical congress, in San Diego.


$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 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.


Jan 22, 2018

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


Jan 17, 2018

UA Center for Rural Health Receives $2.2M to Reduce Opioid Deaths in Arizona

The Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Arizona Department of Health Services will collaborate on a $2.2 million federal grant to train first responders to recognize opioid overdoses and administer naloxone, a drug used to counter the effects of opioid overdose and save lives.


Jan 9, 2018

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.


Jan 5, 2018

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.


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