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Dec 4, 2019

Ronald Sorensen Joins UArizona Family and Community Medicine to Lead Community Engagement  
Sorensen will provide leadership, strategic direction and executive administrative support to the department’s community outreach programs and activities.

Nov 26, 2019

UArizona Cancer Center Receives $6.85M Grant to Continue Native American Cancer Research, Training, Outreach Program  
Since 2002, the University of Arizona Cancer Center and Northern Arizona University have received funding from the National Cancer Institute to form the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention, addressing the cancer burden on Native Americans.

Nov 25, 2019

Relative Humidity in the Workplace Can Impact Employee Health  
A new study suggests that relative humidity levels in the office can impact stress and potentially sleep quality, and cost employers in terms of productivity and sick leave.

Nov 22, 2019

UArizona Colleges of Medicine to Provide Free Tuition for Primary Care Medical Students  
The University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will cover tuition for medical students who commit to practice primary care or another designated critical-access specialty in rural or urban underserved communities in Arizona.

Nov 21, 2019

UArizona Health Sciences Leads Prevention of Chronic Disease in Arizona Border Region  
The Arizona Prevention Research Center at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will continue its mission to prevent chronic disease among underserved populations in the Arizona border region thanks to a $7.5 million grant from the CDC.

Nov 19, 2019

UArizona Nursing’s Dr. Marylyn Morris McEwen Named Associate Dean for Global Nursing  
The new leadership position enables Arizona Nursing to support the UA strategic plan’s fourth pillar, “Arizona Global.”

Nov 14, 2019

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.

Nov 12, 2019

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.

Nov 7, 2019

Veteran-focused Mental Health Forum, Nov. 8  
Open discussion on post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and local support programs

Nov 6, 2019

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.

Nov 1, 2019

‘Revolutionary’ New Class Challenges UArizona Students to Cure Alzheimer’s Disease  
The University of Arizona Health Sciences is offering innovative curricula for students to influence human health and build entrepreneurial skills.

Oct 31, 2019

Community to Get Glimpse into Future of Health Care in New UArizona Health Sciences Innovation Building, Nov. 4–5  
The new Health Sciences Innovation Building will provide opportunities for community engagement and a learning environment for Health Sciences students to reshape the future of health care.

Oct 29, 2019

‘Conquering Arthritis ... Meet UArizona Arthritis Center Researchers’ Subject of Nov. 6 Lecture  
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.

Oct 28, 2019

Study Finds Inflammatory Protein Can Protect Against Spread of Herpes Virus  
UA College of Medicine – Phoenix researchers discover protein function that can improve current therapeutics.

Oct 24, 2019

Pandemic Flu Exercise at UA Health Sciences in Tucson and Phoenix, Oct. 25  
“Pandemic: An Exercise in Disaster Preparedness” is a simulated emergency conducted by the Center for Transformative Interprofessional Healthcare to expose students to issues that may arise during an influenza pandemic.

Oct 23, 2019

UA Cancer Center Receives $8.6M Grant to Lead One of Three NCI Clinical Trials Networks  
The National Cancer Institute will fund the UA Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network, one of three networks in the nation to perform early-phase cancer-prevention clinical trials.

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Study Calls for Forensic Nursing Exams to Include Concussion Evaluation  
TBIs often missed on routine forensic examination for domestic violence victims.

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.

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