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Oct 22, 2019

‘Take Charge Diabetes Mellitus’ Study Seeks Research Volunteers  
The University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine is recruiting current Banner – University Medicine patients with Type 2 diabetes to join a study about diabetes management and blood sugar control.

Oct 21, 2019

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson earns comprehensive stroke center status  
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson is the first certified comprehensive stroke center in Tucson.

Oct 16, 2019

Blood-Collection Device Makes Radiation Testing Quick and Easy  
Developed by a research team at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, the self-collection device quickly can evaluate radiation exposure and help triage emergency treatment in the event of a nuclear attack or accident.

Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Host ‘Global Peer Support Celebration Day’  
“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.

Preventing Health-care-Associated Infections Focus of UA Health Sciences Researcher  
Marc Verhougstraete, PhD, assistant professor and environmental microbiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, received a $510,000 CDC research grant to focus on the prevention of health-care-associated infections, a serious threat to patient safety.

Could Near-Infrared Light Give Aging Brains a Boost?  
With support from a grant from the National Institute on Aging, researchers will test a novel intervention that uses near-infrared light to enhance brain functioning.

Oct 15, 2019

$5M Gift from Leonard A. Lauder Advances Research to Prevent and Cure Ovarian Cancer  
The funding will benefit clinical and translational research in the University of Arizona Cancer Center lab of Dr. David Alberts.

Oct 14, 2019

UA Steele Children's Research Center Leads Statewide Study of Congenital Heart Defects  
The University of Arizona Division of Pediatric Cardiology Congenital Heart Program will explore the public health problem of congenital heart defects among children, adolescents and adults.

Oct 11, 2019

UA Cancer Center Launches Statewide Town Hall Series  
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.

UAHS and UA Experts Taking Center Stage at TENWEST Impact Festival  
More than 50 speakers from the University of Arizona and 250 overall will take part in the TENWEST Impact Festival, which runs Oct. 11-20 and is expected to draw about 15,000 local, regional and national attendees to downtown Tucson to discuss innovative solutions to the world’s social, environmental and economic issues.

Dr. Roberta Weintraut Awarded Alumna of the Year from Weil Center  
The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona announced its annual selection from among integrative health practitioners.

Oct 9, 2019

UA to Lead Multi-University Study on Sexual Assault Prevention  
Elise Lopez and Mary Koss will study the effectiveness of a sexual assault training program that teaches female freshmen how to better recognize risky situations, defend themselves physically, and communicate what they do and don't want sexually.

UA Department of Urology to Host Inaugural Golf Benefit for Fight Against Prostate Cancer, Nov. 9  
Registration is open and sponsorship opportunities are available for the event, which will be held during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month at Sewailo Golf Club.

Providing Health Care to Homeless Children Topic of Free Public Lecture, Oct. 29  
Dr. Randy Christensen has dedicated his life to providing care for children who live on the streets without access to health care. Sponsored by the Flinn Foundation, he will provide a free community lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Oct 8, 2019

UA Research Shows Drug Can Extend Survival Rates for Heart Failure Patients  
Blood pressure medication can prevent fluid retention and muscle wasting in heart failure.

Oct 4, 2019

University of Arizona Health Sciences’ Monica Kraft and Marti Lindsey honored with AZBio Awards  
Monica Kraft, MD, named 2019 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year; Marti Lindsey, PhD, named 2019 Michael A. Cusanovich Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year.

Oct 1, 2019

New Study has Potential to Improve Lives of ALS Patients  
UA Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science researchers receive grant from the Department of Defense to test novel therapeutic.

Sep 30, 2019

UA Health Sciences Centers Collaborate to Present Discovering New Medicines at Arizona Summit  
The Arizona Center for Drug Discovery and the University of Arizona Cancer Center to host Oct. 2 summit in Phoenix to discuss new innovations in drug discovery that will benefit citizens throughout the state and beyond.

Sep 27, 2019

University of Arizona Health Sciences Awarded $3.6 Million to Develop New, Accurate Method to Detect, Diagnose Breast Cancer  
Two highly accomplished researchers in the University of Arizona Department of Medical Imaging, with a long track record of advancing imaging techniques to detect and diagnose breast cancer, receive a new award to develop advanced imaging technology.

Sep 26, 2019

UA Health Sciences Researchers Seek to Treat Pain Caused by Chemotherapy Without Opioids  
UA Health Sciences Start-up company Regulonix Receives Grant as Part of NIH “Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative” (NIH Heal Initiative).

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, VA Health Care System Launch Initiative to Improve Treatment Options for Veterans  
Collaborative program could prevent adverse drug events, save lives and decrease health-care costs.

Sep 25, 2019

Program to Ensure Rural Access to Health Care Receives Federal Funding Boost  
Longstanding University of Arizona Health Sciences program provides technical assistance, training and expertise to Arizona’s 15 critical access hospitals and 31 rural health clinics and EMS providers.

Sep 24, 2019

‘High Tech Health’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Oct. 2  
Free and open to the public, world-renowned physician-scientist Dr. Marvin Slepian to present October lecture.

Dr. David Labiner to Receive Arizona Epilepsy Foundation Award  
The UA Health Sciences faculty member, researcher and Banner physician will be honored during the foundation’s annual gala.

UA Health Sciences Leads $3M NIH Study to Evaluate Sexual Assault Prevention Program in Arizona Bars  
A program to prevent sexual violence in Arizona is the focus of a study led by researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

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