News

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.


UA’s Dr. Yves Lussier Honored with Ambassador Award

Dr. Lussier, associate vice president for data science and chief knowledge officer at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, and director of the UAHS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics, received the award from his alma mater, the University of Sherbrooke, in Quebec, Canada.


Jun 7, 2017

Open House & Recruiting Event for Experienced Nurses

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10, Banner – UMC Tucson


UA Research Says H. Pylori Needs Much Closer Attention

If the bacterium involved in a host of digestive maladies isn't eradicated after treatment, that could indicate a resistance to antibiotics — and that's worrisome.


UA Researcher Uses Advanced Analytics to Identify Individuals at Risk of Potentially Inappropriate Prescription Opioid Use

The UA College of Pharmacy’s Jenny Lo-Ciganic, PhD, has been awarded a $100,000 grant to evaluate Medicare administrative claims data for more than 3 million beneficiaries and generate accurate prediction algorithms of inappropriate opioid use that can better guide payers and
health-care providers to implement effective interventions.


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