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Jun 27, 2018

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.


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.


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