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Dec 20, 2018

UA Scientists Discover Diabetes Drug Could be Used to Treat Common Heart Failure Syndrome  

A cardiovascular research team at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center investigated in a lab model whether metformin, a common diabetes drug, could be an effective treatment for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). The researchers found that the drug reduced left ventricular stiffness, thereby improving capacity for exercise. Metformin relaxes the left ventricle by making a heart muscle protein called titin more compliant.


Researchers Study Environmental Factors Affecting Stem Cells, the Pathology of Ancient Remains, Rare Birth Defects Using Informatics, Sleep Disruption After a Brain Injury and the Care of Poisoned Patients  (PhoenixMed)

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is featuring women researchers and faculty who are making inroads in traditionally male-dominated scientific and health care fields.

The special coverage that began this fall as part of Women in Medicine and Science month continues...


reimagine Medicine  (PhoenixMed)

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is pleased to announce the launch of the reimagine Medicine Podcast.

Each month, we will bring together clinicians, researchers, educators, health care thought...


Physician Dedicates Career to Rural Medicine  (PhoenixMed)

Dr. Judith Hunt’s classroom is 100 miles north of the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus, in Payson.

She not only trains University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix students in rural health, but she welcomes...


Dec 19, 2018

UA Fellows Improve Care for AHCCCS Patients  (PhoenixMed)

The Clinical Informatics Fellowship at the College of Medicine – Phoenix partnered with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) to improve data collection and reporting tools used in health care delivery for Medicaid patients.


Dec 17, 2018

Division Chief of Trauma Named  (PhoenixMed)

After a national search, Patrick Bosarge, MD, has been named the inaugural division chief of the Trauma Department at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.

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Cronkite News  (PhoenixMed)

Street Medicine: Bringing Health Care to Phoenix’s Unsheltered Homeless


Dec 14, 2018

With a Nurse in their Corner, ‘Navigating’ Care Is Getting Easier for Cancer Patients  

Banner Health nurse navigators at the University of Arizona Cancer Center are paired with patients to guide them through their cancer journeys.


New Study Indicates Discouraging Trend  (PhoenixMed)

UA Researchers find increasing number of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests related to drug overdose.


Dec 13, 2018

UA Chemical Biologists Unearth Cause of a Rare Brain Disorder  

In pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1b, two key biological structures are blocked from binding to one another — which ultimately stunts critical brain growth.


Dec 12, 2018

New Faculty Join UA Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine  

Family medicine physicians Ashley Krauser, DO, and Ana Mendez, MD, MPH, will provide a wide array of primary care services for patients of all ages across Tucson.


National Academy of Inventors Welcomes Two UA Professors as Fellows  

Two distinguished University of Arizona professors and innovators have been named as National Academy of Inventors Fellows. Thomas Koch, professor and dean of the College of Optical Sciences, and Harrison Barrett, Regents’ Professor of medical imaging, optical sciences and applied mathematics, will now join a growing cadre of distinguished fellows from the UA.


Dec 11, 2018

Healthline  (PhoenixMed)

Three factors that increase women’s risk for heart attack more than men.


KTAR News  (PhoenixMed)

Michael Kruer, MD, has received a $3 million grant to study genomics in cerebral palsy.


Dec 10, 2018

CyberMed Summit Highlights Vulnerabilities of Medical Technology  (PhoenixMed)

Unique symposium brought together thought leaders and experts in medical cybersecurity and featured real-time simulated attacks on medical devices.


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.


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