Dec 10, 2018

Fighting Hackers: CyberMed Summit Returns With Real-Time Simulations Dec. 13-14  (PhoenixMed)

As medical technology becomes more sophisticated, the potential for malicious cyberhacking of medical devices has become real.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine’s CyberMed Summit returns Dec. 13-14 for a second year with an...

Dec 6, 2018

Reconnecting the Disconnected: UA Physiology Professor Receives $1.2M NIH Grant to Use AI to Restore Movement in Paralyzed Limbs  

When a person is paralyzed by a stroke or an injury, the brain and the neuron networks that control movement become disconnected from the muscles. Dr. Andrew Fuglevand is using artificial intelligence to stimulate multiple muscles to elicit natural movement in ways previous methods have been unable to do.

First Ever Clinical Trial to Treat Liver Cancer Through Immunotherapy  (PhoenixMed)

A novel approach to treat liver cancer using the body’s own immune system is now in clinical trials at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. This will be the first time...

Dec 5, 2018

UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science Awarded Maria Shriver's The Women's Alzheimer's Movement Grant  

Led by Roberta Brinton, PhD, the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences has received one of seven research grants awarded by WAM to leading scientific institutions. The grant will allow the Center to continue its WAM-funded research begun in 2016, and to discover critical information about the long-term impact of hormone interventions on women’s risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

ArtWorks `Through Our Eyes: Our Arizona-Sonoran Desert’ Opening Reception  

The exhibit will display Arizona-Sonoran Desert-inspired paintings from artists at UA ArtWorks, marking the first art exhibit to take place at the UA Campus Recreation Center’s REC Oasis Lounge & Art Gallery.

Dr. Victoria Murrain Named Permanent Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion  

Victoria Murrain, DO, has been promoted from interim to permanent deputy dean for diversity and inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

First-Ever Clinical Trial to Treat Liver Cancer Through Immunotherapy is Accepting Patients  

UA Cancer Center opens clinical trial in Greater Phoenix for novel liver cancer treatment.

New Director of Scientific Programs Named for All of Us Research Program at UA-Banner  

Pharmacogenetics expert, Jason Hansen Karnes, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, FAHA, has been named director of scientific programs for the All of Us Research Program team at the University of Arizona and Banner Health.

Dec 3, 2018

UA Researcher Awarded $3 Million to Study Genomics in Cerebral Palsy  (PhoenixMed)

A physician-scientist at the college has been awarded the first federally funded grant to study whether mutated genes can lead to cerebral palsy.

Nov 30, 2018

UA Scientist Identifies Cellular Gene Signatures for Heart Muscle Regeneration  

A research team led by Jared Churko, PhD, director of the University of Arizona iPSC Core in the UA Sarver Heart Center, used a transcriptomic approach – studying what genes are expressed – to identify gene signatures of cell subpopulations identified as atrial-like or ventricular-like. This understanding could lead to regenerative therapy discoveries for the millions of people living with damaged heart muscle caused by heart attacks or other chronic heart conditions.

Nov 29, 2018

UA Researcher Awarded $3 Million to Study Genomics in Cerebral Palsy  

Michael Kruer, MD, receives the first federally funded grant to research genetic causes of condition that affects 1 in 250 children.

UA Team Uncovers Promising Lead in Genetic Approach to Treating Glioblastoma  

University of Arizona scientists hope they have made progress toward a next-generation drug that may slow tumor growth and boost radiation’s effectiveness in patients with the deadly brain cancer.

Nov 28, 2018

UA to Provide Free Training to Increase Number of Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Rural, Underserved Areas  

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, in collaboration with the UA College of Nursing, received a $1.49 million federal grant to provide training to increase the number of certified sexual assault nurse examiners in four states and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands.

Nov 27, 2018

UA Researchers Help Discover Genetic Factor That Can Help or Hurt Risk for Heart Disease  

Individuals with a particular genetic factor may be more resistant to plaque build-up and have a reduced risk for coronary artery disease.

All In for Students Campaign Raises Funds For Scholarships  (PhoenixMed)

The All In For Students Campaign raises scholarship funds for students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Last year, faculty and staff from the college donated enough money to award scholarships to 10 aspiring physicians. This year, the goal is to...

Nov 26, 2018

UA Researchers Study How to Regrow Long Bone Segments Using 3D Printing  

A $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense will support research on 3D-printed scaffolds that support the repair of devastating bone injuries.

Nov 21, 2018

Student Balances School and Business Ownership  (PhoenixMed)

In addition to being a second-year medical student, Sam Beger is co-owner of Blue House Coffee.

Nov 20, 2018

Chapter of Graduate Women in Science Established  (PhoenixMed)

Three researchers are bringing a chapter of the Graduate Women in Science Organization to Arizona.

Nov 19, 2018

Dr. Ann Mathias Appointed Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs of Family Medicine  

In this new role, Dr. Mathias will oversee the clinical operations for all Banner – University Medicine family medicine clinics and clinical service lines.

reimagine Medicine Podcast Debuts as Part of New Branding Campaign  (PhoenixMed)

As part of its Next-Level branding campaign, the College has launched a podcast — reimagine Medicine.

Nov 15, 2018

UA Neuroscientist Roberta Diaz Brinton Awarded $1M Alzheimer’s Association Grant  

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, is one of six international researchers awarded funding through the Alzheimer’s Association's Part the Cloud program to support early phase human trials of potential therapies to save brain cells.

People On The Move at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medicine  

New physician-faculty members join Banner – University Medicine and the UA Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Neurology and Medical Imaging at the UA College of
Medicine – Tucson

When Melanoma Spreads to the Brain, Patients with BRAF or MEK Mutations Can Find Novel Treatment at UA Cancer Center  

Its ample sun puts residents at risk for melanoma, but Arizona is also home to experimental treatments through early-phase clinical trials at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Faculty Spotlight: Halszka Glowacka, PhD  (PhoenixMed)

Dr. Glowacka’s research focuses on the evolution of the chewing system in primates.

UA Phoenix Among First in the Country to Create an Accredited Addiction Medicine Fellowship  (PhoenixMed)

College of Medicine – Phoenix leads the way in Addiction Medicine through unique fellowship.