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Nov 29, 2018

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.


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.


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.


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