UAHS News Archive

UA Appoints Dr. Michael D. Dake as Senior VP for Health Sciences

Apr 12, 2018

In his new position, Dake will lead the integration of undergraduate and graduate education, research and clinical activities among the UA health colleges and their clinical partners. He comes to the UA from Stanford University and will start on June 4.


Immunotherapy: Cancer's New Frontier

Apr 6, 2018

Cancer patients' immune systems are receiving a boost from checkpoint inhibitors and other laboratory-made antibodies, which train T cells to attack cancer. An expanded understanding of cancer, genetics and immunobiology could revolutionize treatment.


UA Researcher Receives $1.65M Grant for Innovative Technique To Assess Traumatic Brain Injury

Mar 26, 2018

NIH grant will allow Theresa Currier Thomas, PhD, to study neurotransmissions in real time.


Accolades Begin for New UA Research Building in Downtown Phoenix

Mar 20, 2018

UA Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building wins two awards from real estate and construction industries.


Effect of Medicaid Policies on Health in Arizona Studied by UA Health Sciences, ASU Researchers

Mar 5, 2018

Funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, researchers with the Center for Population Science and Discovery at the University of Arizona Health Sciences are collaborating with the Center for Health Information and Research at Arizona State University in a study to help inform policymakers and other stakeholders about Medicaid funding, administration


UA Cancer Center, College of Ag Team Examines Mediterranean Diet's Role in Cancer Prevention

Mar 1, 2018

March is National Nutrition Month. University of Arizona researchers are interested in how the Mediterranean diet can contribute to better health.


UA Receives $2.98M for Collaborative Study to Reduce Hazardous Chemical Exposure in the Workplace

Feb 26, 2018

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $2.98 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to determine if a community health worker intervention can reduce exposures to hazardous chemicals in the workplace. The research will focus on small businesses―auto repair shops and beauty salons―on the south side of Tucson, Ariz


Avery Therapeutics Selected for Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program

Feb 23, 2018

The Tucson startup company conducted its basic science research in a University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Lab.


UA Sleep Research for Student-Athletes Awarded NCAA Grant

Feb 20, 2018

Building upon the findings of the educational support sleep program they designed, two UA researchers have been awarded an NCAA grant to further enhance their program to help student-athletes get a good night’s sleep.


UA Study: Brain Liquefaction After Stroke is Toxic to Surviving Brain

Feb 20, 2018

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson suggest liquefied brain fluid may be one cause of dementia after stroke.


UA Cancer Center Team Targets Tumor Suppressor to Treat ‘Triple-Negative’ Breast Cancer

Feb 2, 2018

A team led by UA Cancer Center researchers Agnieszka Witkiewicz, MD, and Erik Knudsen, PhD, screened for drugs that could target triple-negative breast cancer tumors, producing several new therapeutic candidates for this difficult-to-treat cancer.


$3.6M NIH Grant to UA-Led International Research Consortium Seeks Precision Medicine Solutions to Stopping Asthma in Childhood

Jan 23, 2018

Dr. Stefano Guerra, a University of Arizona respiratory scientist, will lead an international effort to target deficits of a specific protein found in lung cells as an indicator of persistence of asthma from childhood into adulthood. Results could lead to personalized therapies for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


UA Part of $8.9M Collaborative Grant to Understand How Dangerous Virus `Hides’ to Attack Another Day

Jan 23, 2018

Dr. Felicia Goodrum and several of the nation’s most prominent human cytomegalovirus researchers have been awarded a five-year, $8.9 million collaborative grant to investigate how the virus lies dormant until it activates and poses life-threatening disease risk.


UA Researchers Create First `Roadmap’ to Understand Ability of Herpesvirus to Remain Dormant in Humans to Attack Another Day

Jan 23, 2018

A collaborative team of UA researchers have created an in-depth model of the human cytomegalovirus during its sleep-like state in dormancy to better understand how the virus can lie dormant and then reactivate and pose life-threatening disease risk.


UA Physician-Scientist Awarded Grant to Develop First Diagnostic Test for Schizophrenia

Jan 9, 2018

Amelia Gallitano, MD, PhD, studies genetic pathways and their response to the environment, hoping to improve treatments for mental illness.


UA Cancer Center Receives $2M to Investigate Selenium Supplementation

Nov 8, 2017

The grant will continue UA researchers’ investigation of the benefits and harms of selenium supplementation, which could clarify conflicting information about colorectal cancer and diabetes risk in certain populations.


University of Arizona Scientists Awarded Space Research Grant

Nov 6, 2017

The Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine is doing its part to protect the health of astronauts on long-duration missions, including NASA's Journey to Mars.


Preventing Heart Disease Among Hispanic Diabetes Patients in Arizona, Focus of UA Research

Nov 6, 2017

Reducing cardiovascular disease and complications among Hispanic diabetes patients in Arizona is the focus of a new research project for Tomas Nuño, PhD, assistant professor of public health practice and translational research at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health – Phoenix and the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson


National Cancer Institute Grant Will Support UA Cancer Center Researchers Investigating Lung Cancer Stigma

Nov 3, 2017

Lung cancer patients are more likely to experience depression, lower quality of life and reduced engagement in care. A UA Cancer Center team will test the effectiveness of a contextual cognitive-behavioral treatment in promoting coping tools to lung cancer patients.


UA Startup Regulonix Licenses Non-opioid Pain Drug Candidates that are More Effective than Morphine and Non-Addictive

Oct 31, 2017

UA researchers have invented a new class of non-opioid compounds to treat pain and arm physicians with a viable alternative and have licensed the compounds to the startup Regulonix.


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