UAHS News Archive

UA Health Sciences and UA Researchers Awarded ABRC Grants Totaling Nearly $6M for Health Research

May 17, 2018

The three-year Arizona Biomedical Research Commission Awards will fund research relating to neuropathic and cancer pain, migraines, opioids, antibiotics, antivirals, sinusitis, obesity, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, pulmonary disease and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.


Enzyme's Movement May Be Key to New Cancer Drugs

May 15, 2018

Interfering with the motion of a kinase enzyme might be a new approach for the development of anti-cancer drugs.


UA Sleep Researcher Receives $3.6M Grant to Study Sleep Health on U.S.-Mexico Border

May 14, 2018

The Nogales Cardiometabolic Health and Sleep Study seeks to learn more about sleep health and sleep disorders in the border region, how sleep issues are related to social, behavioral and environmental factors and their potential role in regard to risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.


UA Researchers to Study How to Stop Stress from Causing Pain

May 14, 2018

Researchers at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson have received $2.7 million to learn how stress can produce pain — and how to stop it from occurring.


Unlocking Cancer’s Secrets Using the ‘Social Networks’ of Cells

May 8, 2018

Megha Padi, PhD, of the UA Cancer Center has developed a method for probing the genetic underpinnings of cancer and other diseases, which could lead to better treatments.


UA, Banner Health Receive Largest NIH Award in Arizona History

May 3, 2018

The University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner Health have received a $9 million award from the National Institutes of Health for the All of Us Research Program. The program, which will total $60 million over five years, represents the largest NIH award in Arizona history and is tied to an effort to enroll 1 million or more participants across the country.


UAHS Researchers Contribute to National CDC Study that Estimates 1 in 59 U.S. Children Having an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Apr 26, 2018

In Arizona, the findings were slightly lower, with 1 in 71 8-year-old children in Maricopa County identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


New UA Research Study Aims to Predict and Prevent Deadly Disease in Premature Infants

Apr 24, 2018

Study aims to develop the first predictive test to identify and prevent necrotizing enterocolitis, a disease that kills thousands of premature babies each year.


Dr. Megha Padi Arrives from String Theory Background at Harvard to Expand Collaboration in Bioinformatics at UA Cancer Center

Apr 23, 2018

Megha Padi, PhD, harnesses the computational power of bioinformatics to learn more about cancer and how best to treat it — and empowers other cancer researchers to do the same.


Five UA Faculty Members Named Regents' Professors

Apr 16, 2018

The Arizona Board of Regents has appointed five UA professors as Regents' Professors, the highest level of recognition bestowed on faculty in the Arizona state university system.


UA Appoints Dr. Michael D. Dake as Senior VP for Health Sciences

Apr 12, 2018

In his new position, Dake will lead the integration of undergraduate and graduate education, research and clinical activities among the UA health colleges and their clinical partners. He comes to the UA from Stanford University and will start on June 4.


Immunotherapy: Cancer's New Frontier

Apr 6, 2018

Cancer patients' immune systems are receiving a boost from checkpoint inhibitors and other laboratory-made antibodies, which train T cells to attack cancer. An expanded understanding of cancer, genetics and immunobiology could revolutionize treatment.


UA Researcher Receives $1.65M Grant for Innovative Technique To Assess Traumatic Brain Injury

Mar 26, 2018

NIH grant will allow Theresa Currier Thomas, PhD, to study neurotransmissions in real time.


Accolades Begin for New UA Research Building in Downtown Phoenix

Mar 20, 2018

UA Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building wins two awards from real estate and construction industries.


Effect of Medicaid Policies on Health in Arizona Studied by UA Health Sciences, ASU Researchers

Mar 5, 2018

Funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, researchers with the Center for Population Science and Discovery at the University of Arizona Health Sciences are collaborating with the Center for Health Information and Research at Arizona State University in a study to help inform policymakers and other stakeholders about Medicaid funding, administration


UA Cancer Center, College of Ag Team Examines Mediterranean Diet's Role in Cancer Prevention

Mar 1, 2018

March is National Nutrition Month. University of Arizona researchers are interested in how the Mediterranean diet can contribute to better health.


UA Receives $2.98M for Collaborative Study to Reduce Hazardous Chemical Exposure in the Workplace

Feb 26, 2018

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $2.98 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to determine if a community health worker intervention can reduce exposures to hazardous chemicals in the workplace. The research will focus on small businesses―auto repair shops and beauty salons―on the south side of Tucson, Ariz


Avery Therapeutics Selected for Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program

Feb 23, 2018

The Tucson startup company conducted its basic science research in a University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Lab.


UA Sleep Research for Student-Athletes Awarded NCAA Grant

Feb 20, 2018

Building upon the findings of the educational support sleep program they designed, two UA researchers have been awarded an NCAA grant to further enhance their program to help student-athletes get a good night’s sleep.


UA Study: Brain Liquefaction After Stroke is Toxic to Surviving Brain

Feb 20, 2018

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson suggest liquefied brain fluid may be one cause of dementia after stroke.


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