UAHS News Archive

UArizona Restructures ‘Match Day’ in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 13, 2020

The Match Day Ceremony hosted by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has been canceled out of caution for student and employee welfare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, graduating medical students will celebrate in small groups and pick up envelopes that detail where they will begin their careers as physicians.


UArizona Cancer Center Appoints Dr. Babiker to Leadership Position

Mar 12, 2020

Dr. Hani Babiker, assistant director of early-phase therapeutics and director of phase I clinical trials, is overseeing the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s early-phase clinical trials, seeking to identify novel drugs and treatments for better cancer care.


Aspiring Doctors to Learn their Future at Match Day Ceremony

Mar 10, 2020

On Friday, March 20, medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will tear open envelopes simultaneously revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is considered the most exciting day of medical school.


UArizona Sees Tremendous Growth on Latest Rankings for NIH Funding

Mar 10, 2020

The University of Arizona improves its ranking by 14 spots and nearly doubles the value of awards from five years ago for research dollars funded by the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year 2019.


Native Americans and Higher Cigarette Use: Stereotype Goes Up in Smoke

Mar 5, 2020

University of Arizona Health Sciences study finds when whites and Native Americans in comparable income and education levels are compared, whites consume more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent.


UArizona Health Sciences Study Identifies Hormone that Causes Women to Experience More Pain

Mar 4, 2020

A University of Arizona Health Sciences research team led by Dr. Frank Porreca points to prolactin, a neurohormone related to lactation, as the underlying reason women experience more pain than men, and even more so when taking opioids. Their paper on the discovery was featured on the cover of Science Translational Medicine.


New UArizona Nursing Program Aims to Improve Nursing Career Advancement for American Indian Communities

Mar 4, 2020

A $2-million award from the Indian Health Service to the University of Arizona College of Nursing will establish a new academic program, American Indians in Nursing: Career Advancement and Transition Scholars.


UArizona Health Sciences to Host Free, Public Drug Survival Interprofessional Exercise on Opioid Epidemic, March 2

Mar 2, 2020

The two-part event will offer training for opioid overdose crisis response, both to the general public and students, in a presentation called “Drug Survival 102,” as well as provide certification training to UArizona health sciences students. Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th U.S. Surgeon General, will provide closing remarks.


‘Battles of the Bad Back’ Subject of UArizona Arthritis Center Lecture, March 4

Feb 25, 2020

Free and open to the public, the latest Living Healthy With Arthritis lecture features Dr. Venkat Ganapathy, University of Arizona associate professor of orthopedic surgery and Banner – University Medicine Tucson Orthopaedic Spine Service chief, who’ll discuss non-operative and operative treatments for back pain.


UArizona College of Pharmacy Researchers Available for Interviews at Skaggs Center Grand Opening, Feb. 21

Feb 19, 2020

Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy researchers will be available to discuss exciting drug-discovery research, how the renovated and expanded Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center will aid their research, and the latest trends in health care.


UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Uncover Potential New Therapy for Concussion-Related Headaches

Feb 19, 2020

Researchers at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine – Tucson have teamed with scientists at two other institutions to identify the cause of post-brain injury headaches and uncover a potential new therapy for millions of patients.


Four UArizona Researchers Named Senior Members of National Academy of Inventors

Feb 17, 2020

The University of Arizona researchers — Drs. Rajesh Khanna, Jordan Lancaster, Jim Schweigerling and Joseph Valacich — are being recognized in areas that include pain therapeutics, heart disease treatment, optical science and online data collection. Two are from the UArizona Health Sciences colleges.


UArizona Named 'Top Producer' of Fulbright Students

Feb 13, 2020

The University of Arizona is now a top producer of Fulbright students, reports the Institute of Higher Education, ranking it No. 14 among U.S. research institutions and setting a university record with 20 awardees. Of those, five are from the UArizona Health Sciences, including three from the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. They join two faculty members named Fulbright Scholars.


UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Study Health Risk of a Group of Chemicals in Firefighter Foam and Protective Gear

Feb 10, 2020

Researchers from the UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to lead a study of occupational exposures to “PFAS chemicals” among firefighters.


UArizona College of Pharmacy Feb. 21 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Opening of Skaggs Addition

Feb 6, 2020

The $26-million expansion includes new chemistry laboratory space that will be used for drug discovery and development and research in the areas of pharmaceutics, pharmacogenomics and pharmacology.


UArizona Cancer Center Receives $6.9M Grant to Study Targeted Prevention of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Feb 4, 2020

With funding from the National Cancer Institute, a team of researchers at the University of Arizona Cancer Center is seeking effective preventive and therapeutic strategies to reduce the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer, like squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.


‘Unlocking Secrets of the Microbiome’ Theme of UArizona Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Feb. 8

Jan 27, 2020

Dr. Donata Vercelli, an expert on the impact of germs that affect our health, delivers the keynote address at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 18th annual “Living Healthy With Arthritis” conference. Other topics include optimal aging, pain management, lupus, dietary strategies, battling infection and the fact-filled, fun “Joint Health Jeopardy.”


Blue Light Can Help Heal Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Jan 17, 2020

Psychiatry professor William "Scott" Killgore used blue light to reset sleep patterns in adults recovering from concussions.


Freestanding Emergency Departments May Increase Out-of-Pocket Spending for Patients

Jan 9, 2020

Study analyzed freestanding emergency departments in four states, including Arizona.


From Big Data to Precision Cures

Jan 8, 2020

UArizona Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science leverages big data in an effort to close the gap on cognitive health span, thanks to a $1.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging.


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