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Health Sciences Research

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is a major contributor to UArizona’s well-earned reputation as one of the country's top research institutions. From investigating the biological underpinnings of disease at the molecular level to studying and understanding diverse community health concerns, UArizona Health Sciences researchers are achieving breakthroughs that will improve individuals’ lives. Numerous centers and institutes engage in specialized research and patient care as part of Health Sciences.

College of Medicine - Tucson

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Respiratory Diseases

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College of Medicine - Phoenix

Research partnerships focus on Translational Neurotrauma Research, Alzheimer’s, ALS, cancer and emergency medicine. The College is also collaborating with the Ronald A. Matricaria Institute of Molecular Medicine, to unlock genetic codes and develop drug therapies to improve the outcome for thousands of young patients.

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College of Nursing

From cancer therapy to vascular disease to computers in health care, research at the College of Nursing deals with lifesaving and groundbreaking issues. More than 20 nursing-faculty scholars are investigating dozens of topics.

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College of Pharmacy

Research scientists at the College of Pharmacy study the mechanism of action in drugs, identify adverse effects of drugs and  toxic chemicals, and synthesize and develop pharmaceutical products. We also analyze the impact and outcomes of pharmaceutical products and services within healthcare systems.

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Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

The College’s research encompasses six major areas: Exposure Science and Risk Assessment, Global Health, Health Care Services Research, Advancing Health Equity for Diverse Populations, Health Informatics, Biostatistics and Methodology.

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University of Arizona Cancer Center

The Cancer Center is one of 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation and the only one headquartered in and serving the entire state of Arizona that has been designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the NCI’s highest designation. That designation is reserved for centers focusing on patient care as well as basic and clinical research, prevention, education, outreach and training.

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