Message from the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences


Michael D. Dake, MD

A New Direction for Health Sciences

This is an exciting time for the University of Arizona Health Sciences. We are moving forward on multiple fronts as we endeavor to reshape the future of health care and address critical health care challenges across our state and around the world – challenges that certainly are daunting, but that also are providing us with unprecedented opportunities to excel in education and research in more and better ways than ever before.

Helping Mothers, Helping Babies

Keep Your Skin Safe from Summer Sun

Summer is in full swing, are you protecting yourself from potential risks? Ultraviolet light can knock the letters of our DNA out of place, and those “genetic typos” can lead to skin cancers, such as melanoma and basal cell carcinoma.

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New Mexico

Running at Dawn: A Diné Cultural and Health Teaching

Ariel Shirley (Diné), provides a unique perspective of incorporating Diné philosophies with wellness to address chronic health issues using her culture to connect with running.

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The Future of Medicine

There is power in numbers. The All of Us Research Program is a national project bringing together more than 1 million people from all walks of life and from all regions across the nation to share their health data and biological samples to contribute to the future of health care.

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  • Understanding the Eye's 'Plumbing' Could Lead to Future Treatments for Glaucoma, Other Diseases

    A University of Arizona Health Sciences study funded by a $2.3 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Eye Institute could help to develop future treatments for glaucoma and other diseases.

  • Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Expand Services

    Thanks to a new contract with Banner – University Family Care/AHCCCS Complete Care, the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program are able to reach more individuals with mental-health conditions and substance-use disorders.

  • UArizona College of Nursing to Host Ribbon Cutting for Bachelor of Science in Nursing Integrative Health Program, Nov. 13

    Located in Gilbert, Ariz., the new program is the first program nationally to incorporate integrative health content and interventions into a BSN program.

Understanding the Eye's 'Plumbing' Could Lead to Future Treatments for Glaucoma, Other Diseases

A University of Arizona Health Sciences study funded by a $2.3 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Eye Institute could help to develop future treatments for glaucoma and other diseases.

Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Expand Services

Thanks to a new contract with Banner – University Family Care/AHCCCS Complete Care, the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program are able to reach more individuals with mental-health conditions and substance-use disorders.

UArizona College of Nursing to Host Ribbon Cutting for Bachelor of Science in Nursing Integrative Health Program, Nov. 13

Located in Gilbert, Ariz., the new program is the first program nationally to incorporate integrative health content and interventions into a BSN program.

Understanding the Eye's 'Plumbing' Could Lead to Future Treatments for Glaucoma, Other Diseases

A University of Arizona Health Sciences study funded by a $2.3 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Eye Institute could help to develop future treatments for glaucoma and other diseases.

Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Expand Services

Thanks to a new contract with Banner – University Family Care/AHCCCS Complete Care, the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program are able to reach more individuals with mental-health conditions and substance-use disorders.

UArizona College of Nursing to Host Ribbon Cutting for Bachelor of Science in Nursing Integrative Health Program, Nov. 13

Located in Gilbert, Ariz., the new program is the first program nationally to incorporate integrative health content and interventions into a BSN program.

News

Veteran-focused Mental Health Forum, Nov. 8
Nov 6, 2019

Open discussion on post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and local support programs


‘Conquering Arthritis ... Meet UArizona Arthritis Center Researchers’ Subject of Nov. 6 Lecture
Oct 29, 2019

An exclusive opportunity to visit one-on-one with University of Arizona Arthritis Center faculty, physicians and scientists to learn about leading-edge research being conducted at the center.


Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Host ‘Global Peer Support Celebration Day’
Oct 16, 2019

“Global Peer Support Celebration Day” is an annual celebration of peer supporters to recognize their work in helping their peers with mental health, addictions, and/or trauma-related challenges, move along the continuum of recovery and inclusion. This annual, worldwide event takes place each year on the third Thursday in October.


UA Cancer Center Launches Statewide Town Hall Series
Oct 11, 2019

The UACC North Central/East Arizona Cancer Policy Town Hall in Flagstaff on Oct. 14 will kick off a series of five town halls throughout Arizona to engage communities in dialogue to improve cancer prevention and control in Arizona.