UAHS News Archive

UA Research: `Social Jetlag’ Measured by Differences in Sleep Patterns on Days Off Vs. Work Days, Associated with Poor Overall Health

Jun 5, 2017

The study suggests that a regular sleep schedule may be an effective, relatively simple and inexpensive preventative treatment for heart disease, as well as many other health problems.


Big Hunt for Small Molecule to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

May 24, 2017

Two UA researchers say that finding the ideal molecule could open the door to therapeutic drugs to treat diseases such as ALS.


Researchers Create Unique Catalog of Diseases Linked to Immune System Gene Variations

May 18, 2017

Generated by a study by researchers with the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the catalog could help identify individuals who are at risk for autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.


UA Researchers Land $2.27M Federal Grant for Genetic Study of Valley Fever

Apr 24, 2017

Taking a precision medicine approach, the project will seek to find answers to why blacks, Hispanics and Asians are more likely to suffer disseminated infections attacking the bones while whites are more apt to suffer central nervous system attacks, and others suffer no attacks.


UA Research Informs Public Policy on Stock Inhaler Program in Schools

Apr 11, 2017

Research by the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health provides evidence that stock inhalers can improve the health and safety of children with asthma at school.


UA Researchers to Study Airport Safety to Prepare For Next Infectious Disease Outbreak

Mar 22, 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has contracted the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to study Airport public health preparedness and response in the event of an infectious disease outbreak, such as the Zika virus.


UA Study Finds Belly Fat Poses Higher Risk of Mortality Than Being Overweight For Older Women

Mar 6, 2017

In a large multiethnic study by researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, a higher waist circumference – but not being overweight or slightly obese – was associated with premature mortality, indicating that abdominal fat is more deadly than carrying excess weight.


UA Infectious Disease Researcher Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Feb 28, 2017

Dr. Kacey Ernst, infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science Public Engagement Fellowship.


Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building Opening Doors to Discovery

Feb 23, 2017

Research will focus on cancer drug therapies, molecular medicine, pediatric vaccines and building platforms for DNA and biomarker testing


UA Center for Integrative Medicine Receives $1M Gift To Transform Health Care

Feb 21, 2017

The gift from Iris Cantor, chairman and president of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, will advance integrative medicine education and clinical care.


Two New Divisions at UA Health Sciences Target Precision Medicine Remedies via Advanced Genetic, Genomic Research

Feb 6, 2017

Pioneers in research and application of personalized medicine in respiratory disease based on advances in translational genetic studies, Drs. Gene Bleecker and Deb Meyers were recruited from Wake Forest University to head related divisions in the UA Department of Medicine and the UA Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine.


Research Marketplace: New User-Friendly UA Health Sciences Website Links Outside Collaborators with UA Researchers, Services

Feb 6, 2017

New UA Health Sciences website facilitates industry collaboration with UA researchers, promotes partnerships and UA expertise.


UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives $780k to Study the Perplexing Disorder, `Children’s Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy’

Jan 26, 2017

Funds will enable the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center to launch clinical and basic science research in children’s postinfectious autoimmune encephalopathies.


Vitamin E and Selenium Don’t Prevent Polyps That Can Lead to Colorectal Cancer

Jan 9, 2017

Led by the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Peter Lance, MD, a SWOG review of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) results definitively shows that these two antioxidants don’t prevent colorectal adenomas – polyps that are the premalignant precursors to most colorectal cancers.


UA Researchers Go the Distance for Fluid Analysis Via Sweat

Dec 6, 2016

A first-of-its-kind wearable sensor, tested at the El Tour de Tucson endurance cycling event in 2015, measures biomarkers to reveal the body's response to exercise.


No Ifs, Ands, or ‘Butts:’ UA’s Dr. Judith Gordon Developing New Program to Boost Smokers’ Efforts to Quit Tobacco

Dec 5, 2016

Dr. Gordon has received a $700,000 NIH grant to create and evaluate a guided imagery program delivered over a telephone quitline and designed to appeal to men and racial and ethnic minorities, who are less likely to use a quitline for help in quitting smoking.


UA Receives $1.5 Million to Study Cancer in Firefighters

Nov 30, 2016

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will lead a collaborative research project to develop the framework for a long-term study of cancer in firefighters.


UA Health Sciences Promotes Collaborative Research With Multidisciplinary Program Feasibility Awards

Oct 4, 2016

To ensure researchers are competitive in their submission for national research funds to develop cures or new treatments for the world’s most pressing diseases, the UA Health Sciences has awarded four faculty members multidisciplinary program feasibility awards.


$100,000 Grant to UA Researchers Will Help Increase Mammograms and Breast Cancer Awareness for Latinas in Arizona

Oct 3, 2016

Drs. Jorge Gomez and Usha Menon, principal investigators on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant, will target their efforts on the U.S.-Mexico border population to decrease cancer disparities in the Hispanic female population.


2017 Changes Coming to NIH

Sep 22, 2016

There are a number of important changes which take effect beginning January 2017. Please take the time to review our handy cheat sheet.


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