UAHS News Archive

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.


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.


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