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.

AAMCNews  (PhoenixMed)

Exposing vulnerabilities: How hackers could target your medical devices.

Nov 14, 2018

UA Researchers Study Link Between Menstrual Cycle and Quitting Smoking  

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson received a $347,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how the menstrual cycle impacts quit efforts in women of reproductive age who smoke.

UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities Welcomes New Director, Wendy Parent-Johnson, PhD  

Dr. Parent-Johnson will lead the UA Sonoran Center, which focuses on the issues of health, wellness, employment and community inclusion for adults with developmental and other disabilities, across the life span.

UA to Support Smokers on Their Journey to Quit  

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is building a robust tobacco-cessation program to provide support to tobacco users hoping to quit.

New UA/Banner Health Valley Fever Clinical Guidelines to Help Avoid Delays in Diagnosis  

Banner Health has launched new clinical practice protocols developed with input from the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence to help physicians more quickly diagnose and treat patients with Valley fever infections.

Nov 13, 2018

All of Us Research Program in Tucson to Host Awareness Event Nov. 15  

The All of Us Research Program in Tucson is hosting an awareness event open to the public on Thursday, Nov. 15, to promote the national effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate health-related research.

UA Camp Wellness Celebrates 50th Camp with Special ‘Jubilation Celebration’  

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will speak at this special event, celebrating Camp Wellness’ 50th camp and the students who completed the nine-week program.

Nov 9, 2018

College Hosts Biomarker Research Symposium  (PhoenixMed)

Symposium shed light on how biomarker discoveries can be applied to the treatment of diseases.

Nov 7, 2018

Banner – University Medicine Hiring Event  

4-7 p.m. Nov. 13, UA College of Medicine – Tucson Plaza

Nov 6, 2018

UA Psychologist to Lead New Core Effort of Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Center  

As this public health crisis escalates, researchers are working fervently to better understand the disease and who is most at risk for developing it, as well as to find ways to detect it earlier and to slow or halt its progress.

UA’s Dr. Donata Vercelli Elected First Female Secretary General of International Allergy Collegium  

Donata Vercelli, MD, has been elected secretary general of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum, a group of distinguished international physicians and scientists who study the emerging field of allergy and clinical immunology. As secretary general, Dr. Vercelli eventually will become the first female president of the organization.

Nov 2, 2018

10th Annual Heroes Day Honors Local First Responders  

9 a.m. Nov. 8 Awards Ceremony, La Encantada

Nov 1, 2018

UA Professor Receives Grant for Innovative Research in Preventing Heart Failure  

NIH grant will allow Taben Hale, PhD, to study cardiac fibroblasts.

Medical School Launches Next-Level Branding Campaign  (PhoenixMed)

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is asking health care leaders and medical school peers across the country to reimagine Phoenix, It’s all here. Today, the College unveils a next-level...

Oct 31, 2018

UA Targeting Rhabdomyosarcoma, a Rare Pediatric Cancer With Few Treatment Options  

UA Cancer Center researcher harnesses “big data” to identify targeted treatments for rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that mostly strikes children and teenagers.

AZ Higher Education Confronting Opioid Crisis  (PhoenixMed)

Statewide opioid curriculum to be implemented by 18 graduate and undergraduate health programs.

UA Professor Receives Grant for Innovative Research in Preventing Heart Failure  (PhoenixMed)

A University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix researcher has received a $393,493 grant from the National Institutes of Health to further her research in reducing the risk of heart failure in patients with high blood pressure.


Oct 30, 2018

UA Pharmacologists Seek to Prevent Opioid Tolerance, Addiction  

A $1.7 million federal grant will help researchers striving to put an end to opioid tolerance — a phenomenon that often leads to opioid dependence, abuse and addiction.

Oct 29, 2018

‘Conquering Arthritis...Meet the University of Arizona Arthritis Center Researchers,’ Nov. 8  

An opportunity to visit one-on-one with UA Arthritis Center faculty members, physicians and scientists to learn about the Center’s leading-edge research.

Two UA Surgery Professors Named to Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™  

University of Arizona Surgery Professors Leigh Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS, and James H. McClenathan, MD, FACS, have been recognized for their contributions to surgical education.