Jun 19, 2018

UA Health Sciences’ Research Tackling Health Challenges Supported by NIH Funding to Arizona in FY2017  

As part of the National Institutes of Health’s “NIH in Your State” social media campaign about NIH investment in fiscal year 2017 and the impact of federally funded research on citizens’ health, the NIH recently tweeted that Arizona received $189 million in research support in FY2017. The University of Arizona Health Sciences received $70.3 million in NIH funding during FY2017, conducting research addressing statewide and global health challenges.

USA Today  (PhoenixMed)

Do your kids need sunscreen if they're in the shade? Mansi Sarihan, MD, shared her expertise.

Research Office for Medical Education Debuts at Teaching Symposium  (PhoenixMed)

A new resource office has opened at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix for researchers doing curricular or medical education research.

White Coat Ceremony  (PhoenixMed)

The 12th Annual White Coat Ceremony was held on Friday, July 20. The ceremony, held by 90 percent of medical schools, is a rite of passage to engage in patient and clinical experiences.

That day, the students take their first step...

Jun 15, 2018

Pancreatic Cancer Patients with BRCA Mutation May Benefit from Targeted Drug  

Rachna Shroff, MD, led a landmark study on the use of targeted drugs called PARP inhibitors in pancreatic cancer patients with BRCA mutations.

Jun 14, 2018

Opioid Line to Aid Providers in Addiction Fight  (PhoenixMed)

The free, 24-hour line provides expert guidance to providers treating patients with pain or opioid use disorders.

Jun 13, 2018

Pathway Scholars Complete Program, Next Stop is Medical School  (PhoenixMed)

Pathway Scholars Student Celina VirgenTen Pathway Scholars will begin studies in...

Michael Lawton, MD, Joins the College  (PhoenixMed)

Dr. Lawton appointed college's Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute.

Jun 12, 2018

Patient-Ordered Tests Indicate Valley Fever Uptick in State, UA Infectious Diseases Specialist Says  

Data from patient-ordered tests show a second seasonal surge, says Dr. John Galgiani, a UA professor and director the UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence. This gets ahead of state statistics in a year when big numbers already were predicted and are being borne out.

Jun 11, 2018

UA Medical Students Travel to Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, to Treat Underserved, Practice Medicine  

Medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will help host a free health clinic in the border city.

Success Story: The Journal Telemedicine and e-Health Profiles Arizona Telemedicine Program’s National 2017 Service Provider Showcase  

The article highlights the success of the event that connects hospitals, clinics and other health-care organizations with the physicians, nurses and other health professionals who are available to help meet the organizations' telehealth needs. Attendees gave SPS 2017 rave reviews.

Jun 8, 2018

Carol Olson, MD: Depression and Mental Illnesses Don’t Discriminate  (PhoenixMed)

The deaths of chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade elicit a common question: “How could people so successful and so wealthy — who seem to have everything — commit suicide?”

The answer is that depression and other mental illnesses don’t discriminate. They...

Jun 7, 2018

UA Cancer Center Partners with Nation’s Top Cancer Centers To Endorse Goal to Eliminate HPV-Related Cancers in U.S.  

Joint statement empowers parents, young adults and physicians to increase vaccination rates and screenings to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer.

UA Receives $1.1M for Study of Genetic Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease  

Some people who take statins to lower cholesterol have a slightly higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Genetic epidemiologist Yann Klimentidis, PhD, at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the connection between type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Jun 6, 2018

PharmCamp 2018: Exploring the Exciting Possibilities of Careers in the Health Sciences  

Middle school-age children throughout Southern Arizona have the chance to participate in several weeklong camps that engage them with STEM activities and the chance to explore careers in pharmacy, nursing, medicine, and public health.

Jun 5, 2018

AMA Wire  (PhoenixMed)

Alumnus Haig Aintablian, MD, and others provide advice on how to succeed academically during clinical training.

Jun 4, 2018

UA Health Sciences’ ‘Project Taking Charge’ Benefits Students and Patients  

Deploying an interdisciplinary, team-based outreach model for delivery of care, the University of Arizona Health Sciences’ “Project Taking Charge” works to improve health in Tucson’s most underserved communities through patient self-management.

Cervical Cancer May Be Driven by Imbalance in Vaginal Bacteria, UA Research Finds  

Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has found a direct relationship between “good” bacteria and cervical health and “bad” bacteria and increased cancer risk.

UA College of Nursing Receives $2.5M Grant to Improve Interventions for Cancer Survivors  

The four-year National Cancer Institute grant will enable Terry A. Badger, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, to study whether psychosocial interventions will help ethnically diverse survivors improve their symptoms.

Cervical Cancer May Be Driven by Imbalance in Vaginal Bacteria, UA Research Finds  (PhoenixMed)

Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz, PhD, has Found a Direct Relationship between “Good” Bacteria and Cervical Health and “Bad” Bacteria and Increased Cancer Risk.

Jun 1, 2018

Working to Ensure Diversity in Health Care, UA Health Sciences’ Summer Programs Begin June 4  

The mentorship-based, highly competitive programs work to recruit and ultimately graduate a more diverse student body dedicated to serving Arizona and the nation’s most at-risk and underserved populations.

UA Study Finds Link Between Sleep Loss, Nighttime Snacking, Junk Food Cravings and Obesity  

The study found poor sleep quality was associated with nighttime snacking and a high likelihood of craving junk food. The study also found that junk food cravings were associated with increased risk of obesity, diabetes and other health problems.

Database Created by UA Fellow Improves Veterans' Access to Health Care  (PhoenixMed)

Clinical Informatics fellow Dr. Christopher Hollweg created a database of information to better address veterans' medical needs.

May 31, 2018

UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft Receives Distinguished Achievement Award from American Thoracic Society  

The award—one of ATS’ most important—is one of several honors Dr. Kraft has received in the past year. A physician-scientist renowned for her work on asthma, she served as president of the ATS in 2012-13.

UA Research Shines in International Ranking  

University faculty's research output and influence earn high marks in the latest Center for World University Rankings.