UAHS News Archive

UA College of Nursing Receives $1.6M Grant to Examine the Healing Potential of Curcumin for Acute Lung Injury

Jun 19, 2018

The five-year National Institutes of Health grant will enable Charles Downs, PhD, to study whether the non-pharmacological supplement curcumin can prevent lung injury.


UA Health Sciences’ Research Tackling Health Challenges Supported by NIH Funding to Arizona in FY2017

Jun 19, 2018

As part of the National Institutes of Health’s “NIH in Your State” social media campaign about NIH investment in fiscal year 2017 and the impact of federally funded research on citizens’ health, the NIH recently tweeted that Arizona received $189 million in research support in FY2017. The University of Arizona Health Sciences received $70.3 million in NIH funding during FY2017, conducting research addressing statewide and global health challenges.


Pancreatic Cancer Patients with BRCA Mutation May Benefit from Targeted Drug

Jun 15, 2018

Rachna Shroff, MD, led a landmark study on the use of targeted drugs called PARP inhibitors in pancreatic cancer patients with BRCA mutations.


UA Receives $1.1M for Study of Genetic Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease

Jun 7, 2018

Some people who take statins to lower cholesterol have a slightly higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Genetic epidemiologist Yann Klimentidis, PhD, at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the connection between type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


Cervical Cancer May Be Driven by Imbalance in Vaginal Bacteria, UA Research Finds

Jun 4, 2018

Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has found a direct relationship between “good” bacteria and cervical health and “bad” bacteria and increased cancer risk.


UA College of Nursing Receives $2.5M Grant to Improve Interventions for Cancer Survivors

Jun 4, 2018

The four-year National Cancer Institute grant will enable Terry A. Badger, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, to study whether psychosocial interventions will help ethnically diverse survivors improve their symptoms.


UA Research Shines in International Ranking

May 31, 2018

University faculty's research output and influence earn high marks in the latest Center for World University Rankings.


All of Us Research Program Begins National Enrollment Effort; Nine Banner Sites in Arizona Enrolling Volunteers

May 24, 2018

Events are planned across the nation to engage diverse communities in the national recruitment effort. In Arizona, Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Sciences have been enrolling volunteers into the program as a National Institutes of Health pilot site since 2017.


Pharmacology Researchers Seek Solutions to Opioid Epidemic

May 21, 2018

The UA's focus has been on helping people with chronic pain without using narcotics or other addictive drugs.


UA Surgeons Developing New Tool to Detect Urine Blockage

May 19, 2018

Surgeons at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson are developing a tool that may make detecting urine blockage simpler for patients.


UA Health Sciences and UA Researchers Awarded ABRC Grants Totaling Nearly $6M for Health Research

May 17, 2018

The three-year Arizona Biomedical Research Commission Awards will fund research relating to neuropathic and cancer pain, migraines, opioids, antibiotics, antivirals, sinusitis, obesity, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, pulmonary disease and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.


Enzyme's Movement May Be Key to New Cancer Drugs

May 15, 2018

Interfering with the motion of a kinase enzyme might be a new approach for the development of anti-cancer drugs.


UA Sleep Researcher Receives $3.6M Grant to Study Sleep Health on U.S.-Mexico Border

May 14, 2018

The Nogales Cardiometabolic Health and Sleep Study seeks to learn more about sleep health and sleep disorders in the border region, how sleep issues are related to social, behavioral and environmental factors and their potential role in regard to risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.


UA Researchers to Study How to Stop Stress from Causing Pain

May 14, 2018

Researchers at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson have received $2.7 million to learn how stress can produce pain — and how to stop it from occurring.


Unlocking Cancer’s Secrets Using the ‘Social Networks’ of Cells

May 8, 2018

Megha Padi, PhD, of the UA Cancer Center has developed a method for probing the genetic underpinnings of cancer and other diseases, which could lead to better treatments.


UA, Banner Health Receive Largest NIH Award in Arizona History

May 3, 2018

The University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner Health have received a $9 million award from the National Institutes of Health for the All of Us Research Program. The program, which will total $60 million over five years, represents the largest NIH award in Arizona history and is tied to an effort to enroll 1 million or more participants across the country.


UAHS Researchers Contribute to National CDC Study that Estimates 1 in 59 U.S. Children Having an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Apr 26, 2018

In Arizona, the findings were slightly lower, with 1 in 71 8-year-old children in Maricopa County identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


New UA Research Study Aims to Predict and Prevent Deadly Disease in Premature Infants

Apr 24, 2018

Study aims to develop the first predictive test to identify and prevent necrotizing enterocolitis, a disease that kills thousands of premature babies each year.


Dr. Megha Padi Arrives from String Theory Background at Harvard to Expand Collaboration in Bioinformatics at UA Cancer Center

Apr 23, 2018

Megha Padi, PhD, harnesses the computational power of bioinformatics to learn more about cancer and how best to treat it — and empowers other cancer researchers to do the same.


Five UA Faculty Members Named Regents' Professors

Apr 16, 2018

The Arizona Board of Regents has appointed five UA professors as Regents' Professors, the highest level of recognition bestowed on faculty in the Arizona state university system.


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