UAHS News Archive

UA Researchers Study Link Between Menstrual Cycle and Quitting Smoking

Nov 14, 2018

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson received a $347,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how the menstrual cycle impacts quit efforts in women of reproductive age who smoke.


UA to Support Smokers on Their Journey to Quit

Nov 14, 2018

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is building a robust tobacco-cessation program to provide support to tobacco users hoping to quit.


All of Us Research Program in Tucson to Host Awareness Event Nov. 15

Nov 13, 2018

The All of Us Research Program in Tucson is hosting an awareness event open to the public on Thursday, Nov. 15, to promote the national effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate health-related research.


UA Professor Receives Grant for Innovative Research in Preventing Heart Failure

Nov 1, 2018

NIH grant will allow Taben Hale, PhD, to study cardiac fibroblasts.


UA Targeting Rhabdomyosarcoma, a Rare Pediatric Cancer With Few Treatment Options

Oct 31, 2018

UA Cancer Center researcher harnesses “big data” to identify targeted treatments for rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that mostly strikes children and teenagers.


UA Pharmacologists Seek to Prevent Opioid Tolerance, Addiction

Oct 30, 2018

A $1.7 million federal grant will help researchers striving to put an end to opioid tolerance — a phenomenon that often leads to opioid dependence, abuse and addiction.


Could Wearable Technology Help Patients Monitor Blood Pressure?

Oct 24, 2018

A lab simulation model of an artificial artery in the Slepian Lab at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center demonstrates “pulse wave velocity” is a feasible measurement for monitoring blood pressure. Wearable patches show promise for measuring PWV, making them a potentially inexpensive blood-pressure monitoring option.


Thanks to $1.72M Federal Grant: UA Researchers Using Green Light for HIV-Related Pain as Astonishing Therapy Moves to Next Phase of Study

Oct 17, 2018

Green light therapy results in decreased chronic pain without side effects and has the promise of easy clinical application due to its low cost, efficacy and availability. This new project addresses the critical need for effective non-pharmacological treatments for HIV-related neuropathy and the hypersensitivity associated with antiretroviral therapy.


UA-Banner Health All of Us Research Program Reaches Enrollment Milestone

Oct 12, 2018

Joining the national research effort, 15,000 Arizonans have enrolled as All of Us Research Program participants, supported by local partners Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Sciences.


New UA Researchers to Showcase Medical Innovations and Inventions, Oct. 16

Oct 8, 2018

Faculty members at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will give brief snapshots of their research at the Innovations and Inventions research fair on Tuesday, Oct. 16.


John Ehiri, PhD, to Lead Data Tracking and Evaluation Core for NIH All of Us Research Program at UA-Banner

Oct 2, 2018

John Ehiri, PhD, MPH, MSc, professor of public health and chair of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, brings extensive global health experience in program evaluation of previous and ongoing funded projects.


UA Immunobiology Chief Awarded $1.5M Grant to Study Threat of Chikungunya to Elderly

Sep 24, 2018

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will study why the elderly suffer disproportionately from the emerging mosquito-borne virus.


Clara Curiel, MD, Wins Recognition as 2018 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year

Sep 19, 2018

The bioscience industry organization named Dr. Curiel this year’s top researcher for her pioneering work in skin cancer prevention, screening, treatment and community outreach.


UA Study Reveals Arizona EMTs Face 39-Percent Greater Risk of Suicide

Sep 19, 2018

UA medical student creates resiliency website for emergency workers and develops partnership with forest firefighters to measure its effectiveness.


UA Trains Next Generation of Cancer Prevention Researchers

Sep 18, 2018

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $1.25 million federal grant to train a new generation of students from underserved communities in cancer prevention and control research.


UA Study: Sleep Apnea, Congenital Heart Disease May be Deadly Mix for Hospitalized Infants

Sep 17, 2018

Infants with congenital heart disease and central sleep apnea are four times more likely to die in the hospital, researchers find.


UA Physiology Researcher Continues Studies on Nicotine Exposure During Pregnancy with $1.9 Million NIH Grant

Sep 17, 2018

Although the numbers of nicotine patch and electronic cigarette users during pregnancy are increasing, new research suggests the use of nicotine-replacement therapy is an unsafe alternative to cigarettes. This five-year NIH grant will allow UA physiology researcher Dr. Ralph Fregosi to continue his studies on the short- and long-term developmental risks of nicotine exposure to pre- and post-natal health.


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.


‘Evil’ Proteins a Force for Good in Estrogen Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer

Sep 11, 2018

University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers clarify questions surrounding estrogen’s role in breast cancer, which could lead to more precise treatments for ER-positive breast cancers.


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.


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