UAHS News Archive

Preventing Heart Disease Among Diabetes Patients in Mexico Focus of UA Public Health Graduate Student’s Study

Sep 12, 2018

Expanding a successful diabetes self-management program, developed by researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and El Colegio de Sonora, to a regional health system in Sonora, Mexico, is the focus of a new research project led by Benjamín Aceves, MPH, MA, public health doctoral candidate.


UA Researchers to Study, Test Potential Drug Candidates for Deadly Lung Disease

Sep 5, 2018

A $4.4 million grant from the Department of Defense will help researchers test two drug candidates for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis — a deadly disease with no cure.


Be Smoke Free: UA College of Nursing Professor to Employ Guided Imagery in Smoking-Cessation Study

Sep 5, 2018

Powered by results from her recent See Me Smoke Free study with women smokers, Judith S. Gordon, PhD, hopes to use guided imagery to help underserved smokers harness the power of their minds to help them quit.


$2.5M Grant to UA Nursing Professor to Ease Cancer Patients’ and Caregivers’ Psychological Distress

Sep 4, 2018

The four-year National Cancer Institute grant will enable Terry A. Badger, PhD, to study a precision approach to decreasing psychological distress in both cancer patients and their family caregivers during treatment.


UA Cancer Biology Graduate Student Travels ‘ROCKy’ Road Toward a Cure for Post-Radiation Dry Mouth

Aug 30, 2018

The Limesand Lab at the University of Arizona is devoted to improving quality of life for head-and-neck cancer survivors, who often suffer from irreversible dry mouth.


Your Office May Be Affecting Your Health

Aug 21, 2018

New UA-led research found that open office seating arrangements offer health benefits not seen in workers in cubicles or private offices.


Dr. Monica Kraft, Renowned Asthma Researcher, Named to Prestigious NIH Advisory Council

Aug 21, 2018

A globally recognized physician-scientist who specializes in severe adult asthma, the pulmonologist and chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine joins UA President Robert C. Robbins, MD, as a member of the council that advises the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and National Institutes of Health.


UA Researchers Identifying Algorithms to Increase Relevant Drug Interaction Alerts

Aug 9, 2018

The algorithms will be incorporated into electronic health record systems to alert providers about relevant, patient-specific, potential drug interactions.


UA Health Sciences’ Angela Valencia Receives Award from National Council of University Research Administrators

Aug 2, 2018

The competitive Catherine Core Travel Award will support her participation in NCURA’s 60th annual meeting, Aug. 5-8, in Washington, D.C., where she will participate in continuing education and professional development.


UA Clinical Trial to Repurpose Ketamine for Parkinson’s Patients

Jul 18, 2018

A decades-old drug known as ketamine is being repurposed to potentially help Parkinson’s patients in a new clinical trial at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson


UA SWEHSC Receives $6.9M Grant to Continue Environmental Health Research in Arid Climates

Jul 11, 2018

The UA Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center studies the effects of arsenic, air particulates, sunlight and other environmental factors to improve the lives of people residing in Arizona, the Southwest and desert climates worldwide.


UA Researchers Preparing For Quick Radiation Diagnostic Test In Case of a Nuclear Disaster

Jul 10, 2018

Researchers’ goal is to improve radiation testing through gene expression.


This Virus Actually May Boost — Not Weaken — Our Immune System

Jul 2, 2018

Lifelong cytomegalovirus infection may be beneficial, boosting the immune system in old age, when we need it most, according to a study led by University of Arizona researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


UA Researchers Develop Novel ‘Lung-on-a-Leaf’ Model to Study Pulmonary Diseases

Jun 20, 2018

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix scientists cross-utilize plant biology, medicine and engineering to create novel platform.


UA College of Nursing Receives $1.6M Grant to Examine the Healing Potential of Curcumin for Acute Lung Injury

Jun 19, 2018

The five-year National Institutes of Health grant will enable Charles Downs, PhD, to study whether the non-pharmacological supplement curcumin can prevent lung injury.


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

Jun 19, 2018

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.


Pancreatic Cancer Patients with BRCA Mutation May Benefit from Targeted Drug

Jun 15, 2018

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


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

Jun 7, 2018

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.


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

Jun 4, 2018

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

Jun 4, 2018

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.


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