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UArizona Health Sciences Researcher to Study Cellular Stress Responses Common in Cancer, Aging  
August 25, 2020

Bolstered by a $1.6 million grant, Dr. Timothy Bolger, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, is studying how cells respond to stress and the role this process has in cancer growth and aging.


Breast Cancer Therapy Associated with Reduced Risk of Neurodegenerative Disease in Women  
August 24, 2020

A University of Arizona Health Sciences cohort study of more than 50,000 menopausal women showed significant decrease in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.


UArizona Health Sciences Study Seeks to Understand Relationship among Endometriosis, Infertility and Stroke in Women  
August 21, 2020

Drs. Leslie Farland and Melanie Bell at the UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to lead a federally funded research study to investigate a link among endometriosis, infertility and stroke in women.


Log-in Sept. 2 for UArizona Health Sciences Lecture: ‘Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma for Osteoarthritis: Hope or Hype?’  
August 21, 2020

Free and open to the public, the livestreamed online lecture by University of Arizona Arthritis Center Director Dr. C. Kent Kwoh will focus on the mechanisms of stem cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma therapies to treat osteoarthritis.


UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App  
August 20, 2020

UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App


$1M Gift from UArizona Alumni Bolsters Nursing’s Health Care Simulation Technology  
August 19, 2020

The gift will fund educational support, including enhanced simulation facilities at the Tucson and Gilbert campuses, for University of Arizona nursing students.


Three New Cardiologists Broaden UArizona Health Sciences, Banner – University Medicine Breadth of Services in Tucson  
August 19, 2020

Drs. Arka Chatterjee, Talal Moukabary and Madhan Sundaram bring significant expertise in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology to the Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medicine Tucson.


UArizona Steele Children’s Research Center Seeks to Enhance Care for Children with Complex Lung Disorders  
August 17, 2020

A new federal grant ensures the Pediatric Pulmonary Center at the University of Arizona Health Sciences will continue building skills of health-care providers to care for such children and their families.


UArizona College of Nursing Celebrates People and Programs ‘On The Move’  
August 17, 2020

Notices for the college include new hires for master’s degree program and perinatal mother-infant health; kudos for nursing workforce diversity and telephone-based cancer prevention programs; and research on tai chi and heart disease.


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Developing New Imaging Technology to Combat Colorectal Cancer  
August 14, 2020

The University of Arizona’s Dr. Maria Altbach is working with industry to improve MRI detection of liver tumor spread to expand therapeutic options and improve survival of colorectal cancer patients.


Pandemic Fuels Rise in Drug-Related Deaths, UArizona Expert Says  
August 11, 2020

University of Arizona pharmacologist Dr. Todd Vanderah discusses how the conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the response could be exacerbating drug use and overdose.


UArizona Health Sciences’ $3M in Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Funding to Target Improved Colorectal Cancer Outcomes for American Indians  
August 10, 2020

A University of Arizona Cancer Center grant aims to improve colorectal cancer screening in Arizona’s American Indian communities, where screening rates lag behind those for others across the nation.


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Studies Statins for Stroke Therapy  
August 6, 2020

A $2.8 million grant will fund research to develop an improved therapeutic treatment for acute ischemic stroke patients that may help them recover faster with fewer long-term complications.


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Seeks Safer, More Effective Leukemia Treatment  
August 3, 2020

Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis is studying a new chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who undergo a particular type of bone marrow transplant procedure.


Health Disparities in Advanced Heart Failure Treatment – Intersection of Race and Sex  
July 31, 2020

Sarver Heart team led by Khadijah Breathett looking into gender and racial bias found doctors more judgmental on women’s appearance and social support networks, particularly African American women.


Constitution Has Answers for Balancing Health and Liberties Amid COVID-19, UArizona Experts Say  
July 30, 2020

Three experts in constitutional law, environmental law and public health write in a new essay that one of America’s founding documents provides a framework for finding common ground to fight COVID-19.


UArizona Health Sciences First-of-Its-Kind Study Offers Insight into Bacteria Found in Bacterial Vaginosis  
July 29, 2020

A University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix study could help researchers develop treatment for common vaginal infection that affects more than 3 million U.S. women a year.


UArizona Reports Record Number of Startups for Fiscal Year 2020  
July 29, 2020

With 19 new companies added to its roster last fiscal year, the University of Arizona has now launched more than 100 startups since revamping its commercialization operation in late 2012.


UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Narrow in on Novel Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease  
July 28, 2020

A $3.8-million federal grant will allow a team led by the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy to continue to develop a drug to prevent or reverse this devastating neurodegenerative disorder.


UArizona Researchers Detangle Protein Interaction Implicated in Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s  
July 28, 2020

New findings by University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson chemists Drs. Wolfgang Peti and Rebecca Page provide a foundation to better understand and treat these neurological disorders.


UArizona Aims to Provide Rapid Tests for First Responders, Those on Battlefields Exposed to Biothreats, Such as COVID-19  
July 27, 2020

With Department of Defense funding, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix leads effort to develop portable device to detect biological threats, like the virus that causes COVID-19.


People and Programs ‘On The Move’ at UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson  
July 24, 2020

Recent notices include appointments for curricular affairs, licensing, sleep medicine, research and student mental health, plus national awards for mentorship, diversity and pancreatic cancer studies.


UArizona President Outlines Fall Return to Campus  
July 23, 2020

The university will offer four class formats and implement a range of safety measures on campus when the fall semester begins on Aug. 24 as scheduled with a mix of in-person and remote instruction.


UArizona, State of Arizona Expand Eligibility for COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Concert with $7.7M Study to Better Understand Immunity  
July 22, 2020

A free statewide COVID-19 antibody testing program expands to 15 categories of essential workers at high risk of exposure, in concert with a $7.7 million UArizona study to better understand immunity.


Nationally Recognized Geriatric Psychiatrist Appointed UArizona Chair of Psychiatry  
July 20, 2020

Dr. Jordan Karp, expert in geriatric psychiatry, depression treatment and suicide prevention, is named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


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