UAHS News Archive

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.

Exploring Copper's Potential as Antibiotic

Apr 3, 2019

While antibiotic resistance is on the rise, pharmaceutical companies are making fewer and fewer new antibiotics. UA immunobiologist Michael Johnson says this trend is in urgent need of reversal and believes copper might just be the key.

UA, Banner – University Medicine Recognized as ‘Scleroderma Research and Treatment Center’ in Tucson

Mar 27, 2019

UA pulmonologists and rheumatologists say the designation will increase patient referrals, improve access to clinical trials and research funding for this autoimmune rheumatic disorder that affects, by some estimates, as many as 300,000 Americans. This is only the second such center in Arizona.

UAHS Career Development Awards to 4 Junior Faculty Foster Clinical, Translational Research

Mar 26, 2019

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Career Development Awards program seeks to nurture the development of new clinical trials and biomedical and behavioral interventions to treat disease and the number of health scientists for our state and nation. This year the awards will fund sleep-, cancer- and cardiovascular disease-related research by four promising young investigators.

On Every Front: Developing a Diverse Scientific Workforce To End the Alzheimer’s Epidemic

Mar 21, 2019

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, has been awarded a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health training program grant to develop a cross-disciplinary and translationally oriented workforce to discover new drugs for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases and shepherd them through the drug-development pipeline.

UA’s Dr. Terry Badger Inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Mar 18, 2019

The honor recognizes Dr. Badger’s substantive research focusing on depression, symptom management and quality of life among cancer survivors and their families.

Implantable 'Tea Bag' in Development Releases Insulin for Children with Diabetes

Mar 8, 2019

A $1.2 million grant from the JDRF will support University of Arizona researchers as they continue to perfect and test an implantable "tea bag" that senses glucose levels and automatically releases insulin when needed.

UA Researcher Seeks to Prevent Heart Failure after a Heart Attack

Mar 4, 2019

American Heart Association funding will allow UA College of Medicine – Phoenix post-doctoral fellow to target fibroblasts.

UA Physicians and Scientists Developing Technology to Prevent Adverse Reactions to Medications

Feb 26, 2019

The Flinn Foundation grant will help the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and Banner Health incorporate precision medicine tailored to a person's genetics.

UA Study Confirms Self-reported Sleep Duration an Accurate, Useful Health Measure in Children

Feb 14, 2019

A new study by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson shows that sleep duration reports by children and their parents are fairly accurate.

Researchers to Compete in ‘Shark Tank,’ Demo Technology, More at Research Day, Feb. 13

Feb 12, 2019

University of Arizona researchers will compete in a Shark Tank-style competition, demonstrate their medical technology and more during Research Day, a first-of-its-kind event coordinated by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

Anti-Cancer Immune Response may be Boosted with Combination Therapy, UA Cancer Center Lab Helps Discover

Jan 30, 2019

The University of Arizona Cancer Center collaborated with researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina to uncover better ways to harness the immune system to fight cancer.

Why Women? — Studying the Role of Gender in Alzheimer’s Disease

Jan 25, 2019

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, received $5.9 million from the National Institute on Aging to study the role of gender in Alzheimer’s disease and develop precision medicine interventions to prevent — and potentially reverse — the course of the disease in both women and men.

First Statewide Study Shows More Cardiac Arrests Due to Opioid Overdoses

Jan 22, 2019

UA medical students’ research shows tragic impact on young people who abuse opioids.

UA Researchers Lead Study to Encourage Children With Asthma to Use their Inhalers

Jan 8, 2019

UA researchers are studying if the combination of dispensing asthma inhalers (corticosteroids) in the emergency department and supervising their use in elementary schools will increase the medication’s use among children with asthma and decrease emergency department visits.

UA Researchers Developing 15-Minute MRI

Jan 3, 2019

UA engineers are using a $2.1 million grant to improve scanning technologies for challenging patient populations.