UAHS News Archive

New UA Chief of Infectious Diseases Has Long History of Novel Research into HIV, AIDS Prevention

Jan 20, 2016

The University of Colorado – Denver’s Dr. Elizabeth Connick will succeed Dr. Stephen Klotz in April as chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, bringing a broad research portfolio on HIV and AIDS prevention to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

UA Researchers Link Genetic Variation in Pulmonary Protein to Respiratory Disease

Dec 22, 2015

A UA researcher and clinician team has discovered that genetic mutations in a protein associated with asthma can affect a person’s susceptibility to a variety of lung diseases, and could lead to new treatments.

UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives $40,000 from `Courtney’s Courage’ for Pediatric Cancer Research

Dec 22, 2015

Funds will support research at the UA Steele Center that is examining novel immunotherapy strategies against pediatric cancer.

A Man of Vision: Interdisciplinary Researcher and Department Head Art Gmitro

Dec 21, 2015

Arthur F. Gmitro is a very busy man. A professor of medical imaging in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson with a joint appointment in the UA College of Optical Sciences, he holds the Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard Chair in Breast Cancer Imaging and also is head of the UA College of Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering.

UA College of Pharmacy Researcher Investigates New Flu Treatments

Dec 21, 2015

Flu season has arrived, making the work of one University of Arizona researcher important to everyone. Jun Wang is developing new, effective treatments for the influenza A virus.

Cure for Fat Tissue Disorders Sought in UA Alumna’s $1.5 Million Gift to Fund College of Medicine – Tucson Research and Education Program

Dec 15, 2015

UA alumna Felicitie Daftuar’s gift will allow internationally noted endocrinologist Dr. Karen Herbst to establish a new UA College of Medicine – Tucson program to improve imaging and phenotyping of fat tissues and develop educational tools to help physicians better recognize, diagnose and treat patients.

Spicy New Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Moves to Clinical Trials

Dec 7, 2015

UA research team studying the anti-inflammatory impact of turmeric is moving the project out of the laboratory and into patient testing.

UA Awarded $2.9 Million NIH Grant for Binational Diabetes Prevention Study

Nov 24, 2015

A team of researchers from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and El Colegio de Sonora will conduct research to focus on the prevention of cardiovascular disease and its complications among adults with diabetes in Northern Mexico.

UA Researchers Add New Twist in Debate over Free Radicals, Antioxidants in Cardiovascular Health — Less Isn’t Necessarily More

Nov 17, 2015

Eliminating free radicals via anti-oxidative therapies in your diet doesn’t automatically equate to better health as it shifts the dietary balance to so-called “reductive” stress that can lead to inflammation with negative cardiovascular outcomes, particularly for men, UA researchers say.

UA Physician-Researchers Specializing in Chronic Pain Help Patients Discontinue Use of Potentially Addictive Prescription Drugs

Nov 17, 2015

Chronic pain affects more Americans than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined, but medications widely used to treat chronic pain can lead to overuse and addiction, killing nearly 15,000 Americans annually. Drs. Mohab Ibrahim and Amol Patwardhan are applying what they have learned through their research on chronic pain to safer, more effective patient care.

UA-Led Research: Prevention of Macular Degeneration Possible

Nov 8, 2015

Study published online Nov. 4 in the American Journal of Medicine found that the sight-destroying eye disease is delayed or prevented by l-dopa, used to treat Parkinson’s disease.

UA Receives $1.5 Million for Firefighter Safety Research

Oct 22, 2015

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and UA College of Engineering will lead a firefighter safety study in partnership with the Tucson Fire Department to reduce cancer risks among first responders and investigators.

UA’s Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

Oct 19, 2015

Membership in the National Academy of Medicine—established originally as the Institute of Medicine in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences—is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service.

Progesterone Offers No Significant Benefit after Traumatic Brain Injury

Mar 4, 2015

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix were among 49 trauma centers that participated in the NIH study ProTECT III (Progesterone for Traumatic Brain Injury, Experimental Clinical Treatment).

Biotech Entrepreneur Peter N. Allison Appointed Senior Director for Technology Innovation at the Arizona Health Sciences Center at UA

Mar 4, 2015

In his new role, Allison will support opportunities to rapidly transform AHSC’s scientific discoveries and emerging new technologies into diagnostic and therapeutic ‘product solutions’ that seek to transform health care.

New UA Otolaryngology Surgeon and Pharmacology Researcher Set to Pursue Breakthroughs for Airway Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis in New Department

Feb 9, 2015

Two recent faculty additions at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s newest department, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, have teamed up to pursue innovative research to treat airway disorders like cystic fibrosis (CF) and allow patients – often children – a chance at a better life.