UAHS News Archive

UA Receives $1.78M Grant for Mining Safety Study

Jun 25, 2019

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will study alternatives to diesel fuel, used to power equipment in underground mines, to reduce cancer and respiratory disease in miners.

UA Researcher Studying New Treatment to Prolong Survival in Advanced Biliary Tract Cancers

Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Rachna Shroff is seeking a “goldmine of information” in her quest to extend survival and improve quality of life for patients with cancers of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

UA Physician to Study Sleep Apnea and Heart Health

Jun 5, 2019

Dr. Salma Patel will explore mortality related to obstructive sleep apnea in individuals suffering from cardiac arrhythmia, with a future focus on alternative therapies to continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, devices that help some people sleep better.

Stem Cell Study Determines Most Harmful Vape Liquids

May 27, 2019

Novel approach reveals vaping’s effect on endothelial cells and the most harmful flavors.

International Collaboration Aims to Predict Life-Threatening Reaction to Heparin Treatment

May 20, 2019

No tests currently are available to evaluate risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, an adverse reaction to the drug that can result in catastrophic, life-threatening complications in patients with cardiovascular disease.

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.