UAHS News Archive

Valley Fever Center for Excellence Celebrates 25 Years

Jun 9, 2021

The center focuses on research, outreach and education to fulfill its mission of protecting people against a deadly fungal disease native to the Southwest.

Faculty Mentorship Leads to Advancements in Brain Science

Jun 8, 2021

UArizona Health Sciences research may help both premature babies and patients with Alzheimer’s disease

One Vision. Multiple Diseases. Sights on $100M in Funding.

May 27, 2021

As it celebrates five years, the Center for Innovation in Brain Science is well on its way to finding therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.

Examining Disparities in Kidney Cancer Mortality Risk

May 5, 2021

Dr. Ken Batai,has documented an increased risk of mortality among Arizona’s Hispanic American and Native American kidney cancer patients.

Attacking Asthma: 50 Years of Life-changing Discovery

May 4, 2021

The Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center has revolutionized our scientific understanding of asthma and other respiratory diseases.

COVID-19 Study Expands Efforts to Enroll Spanish-speakers

Apr 27, 2021

A dedicated campaign to include an underrepresented group in the AZ HEROES study is expected to produce more meaningful results.

U.S.-Mexico Study Examines Hygiene Hypothesis Amid Pandemic

Apr 7, 2021

Researchers are taking a three-pronged approach to analyze asthma in children in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona – even before they’re born.

College Students Wanted for COVID-19 Post-Vaccine Study

Apr 5, 2021

The national study will help determine if vaccinated people who are exposed to COVID-19 can still spread the disease.

Research Where Parenting and Science Connect

Mar 30, 2021

As a mother and a scientist, Veilia Leybas Nuño, PhD, was eager to study a family-focused intervention for children with ADHD.

Developing A Population-Based Dietary Assessment Mobile App

Mar 30, 2021

Researchers are developing a mobile assessment tool to more accurately, and in near real-time, track and measure saturated fat and added sugar consumption.

AZ HEROES Data Confirm COVID-19 Vaccines Highly Effective

Mar 29, 2021

AZ HEROES study data show a 90% effective rate after the recommended two doses of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, confirming trial studies.

Emphysema Immune Responses May Lead To New Treatments

Mar 25, 2021

With a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francesca Polverino will investigate B cell responses in patients with emphysema.

Tackling Insomnia, Sleep Apnea and ‘Coronasomnia’

Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy says sleep apnea and insomnia are on the rise, and the pandemic has only made matters worse. March is National Sleep Awareness Month.

Cholesterol May Be Key to New Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy

Mar 23, 2021

A unique approach to tackling these two diseases has allowed Dr. Gregory Thatcher to look beyond traditional causes to find novel therapies.

Improving Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Arizona

Mar 19, 2021

A new study will examine the impact of COVID-19 on medication for opioid use disorder access and patient health.

Patients Benefit When Health Care Workers Collaborate

Mar 17, 2021

Researchers at the UArizona College of Pharmacy took a comprehensive look at interprofessional collaborative practice, which has long been central to optimal primary care though limited evidence existed regarding its association with patient outcomes.

Reducing COVID-19 Disparities with Inclusive Outreach

Mar 16, 2021

Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy leads the Arizona team tackling the pandemic’s outsize effect on racial and ethnic minority communities across the country.

Training the Next Generation of Cancer Scholars

Mar 16, 2021

The University of Arizona Cancer Center pairs future translational scientists with mentors who teach them how to bridge the bench and the bedside.

Arizona Center for Drug Discovery to Host Spring Summit

Mar 16, 2021

The Virtual Spring Summit will highlight examples of how academic research is contributing to the drug discovery ecosystem.

Parent-Training Approach Shows Promise in Decreasing ADHD Behaviors in Children

Feb 23, 2021

A study found that ADHD behaviors in children were significantly reduced when parents utilized the Nurtured Heart Approach to parenting.