News

Jul 17, 2017

Tourniquet Makes a Comeback as Lifesaver

After falling out of favor over various concerns, it is back in the spotlight as a go-to emergency tool — which it was in June for the victim of a rollover crash in metro Tucson. Dr. Andrew Tang of Banner University Medical Center – Tucson is a proponent of tourniquet use.


Study Finds Molecular Explanation for Struggles of Obese Asthmatics

More so than others, obese asthma patients struggle with control of their disease — and symptoms that worsen with time. A team of researchers found an explanation and has begun developing a therapy to address it.


Jul 5, 2017

University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Opens Multidisciplinary Thoracic Clinic

Patients will interact with multiple specialists during a single visit, where information is exchanged, care options are developed and the patient is presented with a comprehensive plan for the treatment and management of their specific diagnosis. The goal is for the patient and their family or partner to be better informed and feel a greater level of connection to their care as well as to their care team.


Jun 28, 2017

UA’s Dr. Archita Receives Grant from Liver Disease Foundation

Archita Desai, MD, a research associate with the University of Arizona Liver Research Institute, won a two-year, $150,000 grant from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease Foundation to examine health-care utilization by advanced liver disease patients to better determine when care can be better managed for more optimal outcomes and potentially at lower costs over the long term.


Jun 26, 2017

Quest to Prevent Macular Degeneration Continues With UA Researcher’s $1.7M NIH Grant

Brian McKay, PhD, will continue his work that has shown that l-dopa—used to treat Parkinson’s disease—can delay or prevent the sight-destroying eye disease.


Jun 20, 2017

Benjamin Alouidor Awarded the Best Student Scientific Award at the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology's 55th International Conference

Benjamin Alouidor, a first year Master’s student in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Medical Pharmacology-Perfusion Sciences Graduate Program was awarded the Best Student Scientific Award at the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology’s 55th International Conference, held May 2017 in Boston, MA.


Jun 19, 2017

UA PTSD Study Seeks Participants to Help Understand and Provide Solutions for Sleep Struggles

To gain insights into the relationship between PTSD, light exposure, sleep and brain function the University of Arizona is seeking participants for a six-week sleep research study. June is PTSD awareness month and June 27 is National PTSD Awareness Day.


Jun 14, 2017

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Granted Full Accreditation

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or LCME. The LCME is the national accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to M.D. degrees in the United States and Canada.


Arizona Elks Major Projects Donate $125,000 to the UA Steele Children’s Research Center

Arizona Elks lodges across Arizona have raised funds for the Steele Center for the past 25 years, donating nearly $6.6 million since 1992.


Jun 13, 2017

23rd Annual Father of the Year Awards Dinner and Gala Donates $136,000 to the UA Steele Children’s Research Center

Event celebrated six outstanding Tucson fathers while raising funds to support type 1 diabetes research, faculty recruitment and endowment at the UA Steele Center.


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