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Oct 9, 2019

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.

Sep 23, 2019

UA Health Sciences and Banner Announce Free Prevention Fair on Falls  
The fair will be held Friday, Sept. 27, from 3 - 5:30 p.m., and includes interactive workshops and a vendor fair.

Sep 20, 2019

UA Cancer Center Adds Six to Advisory Board  
New members to provide leadership support, enhance partnerships in local communities and increase awareness and philanthropy for UA Cancer Center.

Sep 18, 2019

Building a Pipeline from the Nation's First Tribal College to Neuroscience Laboratories  
University of Arizona Health Sciences and Diné College researchers will receive $1.3 million from the National Institutes of Health to train Navajo students in neuroscience programs.

Dr. Angela Puthenveetil Joins UA Family and Community Medicine, Banner–University Medicine  
As a family physician, Dr. Puthenveetil will provide patient care at Banner–University Medicine Cortaro Primary Care clinic, and will be a faculty member for the family medicine residency program at Banner–University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at Alvernon.

Sep 17, 2019

Founder of the Choose Love Movement to Speak at UA, Sept. 19  
Scarlett Lewis, mother of a six-year old victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, will speak at a special event sponsored by the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Study Changes Guidelines for Sepsis Management  
University of Arizona Health Sciences researcher ends debate among physicians regarding sepsis management.

Renegade Genes Caught Red Handed  
Potentially dangerous genes embedded within human DNA were once thought to be locked down by helpful DNA structures called heterochromatin. A University of Arizona researcher disputes that belief and hopes to take it even further.

Sep 12, 2019

UA Named a Top 20 U.S. Public Research Institution by Times Higher Education  
The UA finished 104th overall in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 – a 55-spot leap over the university's position last year.

Sep 11, 2019

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center Warns of Severe Lung Injury Risk with Vaping  
Clinicians treating patients with possible e-cigarette exposure are urged to contact the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at 1-800-222-1222.

Sep 10, 2019

Noted cardiothoracic surgeon joining the All of Us Research Program leadership team in Arizona  
Dr. Irving Kron named contact principal investigator for Arizona program.

Sep 5, 2019

Can the Alzheimer’s Brain Regenerate and Recover?  
A $37.5M grant from NIH will allow the University of Arizona Health Sciences to test a unique treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Sep 3, 2019

UA Health Sciences Awarded $1.4M Grant for Program that Supports Sleep Apnea Patients  
Peers will help newly diagnosed sleep-apnea patients get the most out of CPAP treatment, which saves lives but is difficult for many patients to follow.

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