UAHS News Archive

Study Changes Guidelines for Sepsis Management

Sep 17, 2019

University of Arizona Health Sciences researcher ends debate among physicians regarding sepsis management.

Renegade Genes Caught Red Handed

Sep 17, 2019

Potentially dangerous genes embedded within human DNA were once thought to be locked down by helpful DNA structures called heterochromatin. A University of Arizona researcher disputes that belief and hopes to take it even further.

UA Named a Top 20 U.S. Public Research Institution by Times Higher Education

Sep 11, 2019

The UA finished 104th overall in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 – a 55-spot leap over the university's position last year.

Noted cardiothoracic surgeon joining the All of Us Research Program leadership team in Arizona

Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Irving Kron named contact principal investigator for Arizona program.

Can the Alzheimer’s Brain Regenerate and Recover?

Sep 5, 2019

A $37.5M grant from NIH will allow the University of Arizona Health Sciences to test a unique treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

UA Health Sciences Awarded $1.4M Grant for Program that Supports Sleep Apnea Patients

Sep 3, 2019

Peers will help newly diagnosed sleep-apnea patients get the most out of CPAP treatment, which saves lives but is difficult for many patients to follow.

UA Health Sciences Research Identifies Brain Inflammation As Potential Target to Treat Tinnitus

Aug 20, 2019

The discovery by Dr. Shaowen Bao and his colleagues could lead to new treatments to silence tinnitus for millions of sufferers.

UA Receives CDC Funding to Educate Next Generation of Occupational Health Professionals

Aug 6, 2019

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has received an $800,000 grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to support graduate-level education in industrial hygiene.

UA Researcher and Doctoral Student Reconcile Scientific Standoff in Colon Cancer Research

Jul 30, 2019

Curtis Thorne, PhD, and UA doctoral student Carly Cabel validated findings from a 2018 collaborative study that identified a possible new therapeutic target for colon cancer – after a Harvard lab challenged the initial results.

Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance Cultivates Student Curiosity

Jul 16, 2019

The SIMI summer program takes the stigma out of ignorance, equipping students with the question-asking skills they need to succeed professionally and intellectually.

UA Receives $1.78M Grant for Mining Safety Study

Jun 25, 2019

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will study alternatives to diesel fuel, used to power equipment in underground mines, to reduce cancer and respiratory disease in miners.

UA Researcher Studying New Treatment to Prolong Survival in Advanced Biliary Tract Cancers

Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Rachna Shroff is seeking a “goldmine of information” in her quest to extend survival and improve quality of life for patients with cancers of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

UA Physician to Study Sleep Apnea and Heart Health

Jun 5, 2019

Dr. Salma Patel will explore mortality related to obstructive sleep apnea in individuals suffering from cardiac arrhythmia, with a future focus on alternative therapies to continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, devices that help some people sleep better.

Stem Cell Study Determines Most Harmful Vape Liquids

May 27, 2019

Novel approach reveals vaping’s effect on endothelial cells and the most harmful flavors.

International Collaboration Aims to Predict Life-Threatening Reaction to Heparin Treatment

May 20, 2019

No tests currently are available to evaluate risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, an adverse reaction to the drug that can result in catastrophic, life-threatening complications in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Colorado Helping Speed up the Future of Health with New Research Program at NCMC

May 14, 2019

Northern Colorado residents are the first in the state to have the opportunity to enroll on-site and become participants in the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program.

Novel Study Discovers ‘Metabolic Fingerprint’ to Help Treat, Diagnose and Prevent Cervical Cancer

May 14, 2019

UA Researchers identified ‘metabolic signatures’ to distinguish HPV, pre-cancerous cervical conditions and cancer.

Using Big Data to Prevent Cardiac Arrhythmias

May 13, 2019

Researchers at the University of Arizona and Banner Health will create alerts to identify patients at risk for developing heart rhythm disorders and sudden cardiac death, thanks to a $766,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

UA to Study Link Between Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides and Childhood ADHD

Apr 29, 2019

Melissa Furlong, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow and environmental epidemiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will study the link between pesticides and childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Arizona, with funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

UA Public Health Graduate Students Receive Prestigious Cancer Research Fellowship

Apr 19, 2019

Three graduate students from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health have received the 2019 Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations Fellowship.