News

Oct 5, 2017

Grant Helps UA’s Southwest Telehealth Resource Center Connect Providers, Rural Patients

A $975,000 cooperative agreement grant from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth will allow the center—part of the Arizona Telemedicine Program headquartered at the UA Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix to continue offering telehealth services to health-care providers in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada through August 2020.


Oct 4, 2017

$1 Million Gift to Expand Rural Health Professions Program

The gift from the Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation aims to expand the scope and impact of the college’s Rural Health Professions Program, which exposes students to working in rural areas or with medically underserved populations.


Oct 3, 2017

Researchers Study Biology of Octopuses to Develop Autonomous Robots

Dr. Rebecca Fisher will examine octopuses to inspire the design of a soft-armed robot.


Researchers Receive DOD Grant to Study Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia

Physician-scientist research team awarded $1.3 million grant to study long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury


Oct 2, 2017

UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 8th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 4

Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Hispanic Center of Excellence

The Hispanic Center of Excellence in collaboration with the University of Arizona Health Sciences community invites you to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage month. #HispanicHeritageMonth


Sep 28, 2017

‘Solving Problems of the Foot and Ankle,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Oct. 4

Free and open to the public, the lecture by L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD, UA associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and biomedical engineering, will discuss foot and ankle health, how to prevent injury and overuse, the latest research and recommendations for a range of problems, with an orthopaedic surgeon’s inside look at advanced forms of diagnosis and treatment, including non-surgical and surgical interventions.


Sep 26, 2017

Third National Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase, Oct. 2-3

The Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase brings together health-care professionals and technology leaders to improve access to health care in communities that need it most.


UA Cancer Center Team Identifies a Switch that May Help Target Dormant Cancer Cells

Cells can enter a dormant state called quiescence, and dormant cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments. A team led by UA Cancer Center researcher Guang Yao, PhD, has identified ways to regulate cell dormancy and “wake” these cells from their “slumber” to make them susceptible to cancer treatments.


An Epidemic of Dream Deprivation: UA Review Finds Unrecognized Health Hazard of Sleep Loss

UA Center for Integrative Medicine sleep and dream specialist Dr. Rubin Naiman’s comprehensive review of data about the causes, extent and consequences of dream loss includes recommendations for restoring healthy dreaming.


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