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UA Department of Medicine to Host British Asthma Expert for Special Lecture, Nov. 20, Noon
November 15, 2017

Dr. Peter Howarth, professor of allergy and respiratory medicine at the UK’s University of Southampton, will offer a special talk on “Epithelial Injury in Severe Asthma,” Monday, Nov. 20, noon-1 p.m., COM-T Room 5403. He is an invited guest speaker courtesy of the UA Department of Medicine Office of the Chair and Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine. A light lunch will be served…


UA Health Sciences Innovation Building ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony Nov. 17: Futuristic Facility Promotes Team-Based Health Professions Education
November 15, 2017

The ‘topping-off’ ceremony for the new $165 million University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building signals the advancement of team-based health professions education in the United States.


Drs. Stefano Guerra, Christina Laukaitis, Franz Rischard and Sasha Taleban
Four from DOM among Promotions Announcements at College of Medicine General Faculty Meeting, Nov. 16
November 14, 2017

Four UA Department of Medicine faculty will be among 35 whose promotions and tenure will be announced at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson General Faculty Meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, in Kiewit Auditorium. Come cheer for Drs. Stefano Guerra, Christina Laukaitis, Franz Rischard and Sasha Taleban. See links to agenda and to add event to your personal schedule (via iCal, Outlook, Google or Yahoo! calendar)…


Is It Obesity or Lipedema? UA Researcher Receives Grant To Study Genetic Risk Factors
November 14, 2017

Yann Klimentidis, PhD, a genetic epidemiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has received funding to study the genetic risk factors for developing lipedema, a painful and body disfiguring condition affecting an estimated 11 percent of U.S. adult women.


UA Study on Impact of Delays in Diagnosing Valley Fever Funded by CDC
November 14, 2017

Dr. Fariba Donovan, an infectious diseases research scientist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, receives contract to examine how the failure to diagnose Valley fever impacts patient health, costs and `antimicrobial stewardship’ of this respiratory infection endemic to the U.S. Southwest.


$8.5M Grant Awarded to Improve Asthma Care with the Navajo Nation
November 14, 2017

National Jewish Health and the University of Arizona bring proven programs to assist underserved population


Dr. Kwan Lee
Dr. Kwan Lee Picked to Head State Chapter of American College of Cardiology
November 9, 2017

UA Division of Cardiology professor and UA Sarver Heart Center member Kwan S. Lee, MD, was elected president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Arizona State Chapter and will serve as president-elect until his term (2019-2022) begins in April 2019, when he’ll also represent the state on the ACC Board of Governors. Read also about his blog posts from TCT 2017, Oct. 29-Nov 2, in Denver…


UA Cancer Center Receives $2M to Investigate Selenium Supplementation
November 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.


Cardiology’s Dr. Raj Janardhanan Speaks at World Congress of Echocardiography
November 7, 2017

The Banner – UMC medical director for non-invasive cardiac imaging gives several talks at Indian conference, presents at grand rounds at colleges in India, Kentucky, has chapter published on TEE in Textbook of Echocardiography and participates as co-author of national update of U.S. contrast echocardiography guidelines…


The Secrets You Need to Know About Inflammation: Free UA Lecture Series Hosted by `Yuma Friends of UA Health Sciences’
November 7, 2017

The Yuma community is invited to a free lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 15, to learn about inflammation and its role in health.


Optimizing Workplace Design for Health: UA Institute on Place and Wellbeing at ‘Greenbuild,’ Nov. 9 in Boston
November 7, 2017

At the world’s largest conference and expo for design-related industry professionals, UAIPW Director Esther Sternberg, MD, and the U.S. General Services Administration will discuss findings of their Wellbuilt for Wellbeing study, which have the potential to positively impact the health of millions of office workers and the cost of lost time due to workplace-related illnesses.


The Reglagene management team
Startup Licenses UA Technology That Shortens Cancer Cell Life
November 6, 2017

The University of Arizona has licensed a drug that aims to shorten the lives of cancer cells to startup Reglagene. The technology, a drug therapy invented at the UA College of Pharmacy and UA BIO5 Institute by Drs. Laurence Hurley and Vijay Gokhale, has proven effective in shortening the lives of target cells, essentially inducing cancer cells to grow old and die…


University of Arizona Scientists Awarded Space Research Grant
November 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
November 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
November 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.


AMES Travel Grants to Present Medical Education Research – Deadline for 1st Cycle, Dec. 1
October 31, 2017

The Academy of Medical Education Scholars at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson announced that the application deadline for the fall cycle of travel grants will be Friday, Dec. 1, for faculty, staff and trainees to present on their medical education research. Requests will be considered up to $750. Reimbursements must be filed within 90 days of travel. A dozen or more applications are expected to be approved…


UA Cancer Center Research Team Explores Anti-Breast Cancer Properties of Soy
October 30, 2017

Genistein, a major compound in soy foods, might aid in the proper functioning of a gene that can malfunction to cause breast cancer. A UA Cancer Center team is exploring genistein's potential to treat a form of breast cancer and help prevent the disease.


Speed Dating for Mentors in Cardiovascular Studies Focus of Sarver Research Fair, Nov. 29
October 27, 2017

Save the date for the 2017 Annual Cardiovascular Disease Research Fair, hosted Wednesday, Nov. 29, 4-6:30 p.m., in Kiewit Auditorium, by the UA Sarver Heart Center and UA Division of Cardiology. The “speed-dating” format allows fellows, residents, post-docs and students a chance to speak with multiple researchers, learn about studies they may want to work on and further develop relationships with potential mentors…


UA Startup ProNeurogen Advances New Therapies for Vascular Dementia, Announces Award of Patents for Intellectual Property
October 26, 2017

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded two patents to the UA based on the team’s novel approach to treating diseases causing memory loss and cognitive impairment.


Banner – UMC Tucson Welcomes Heart, Cancer Surgeons
October 26, 2017

Banner – University Medical Center and the University of Arizona Department of Surgery at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson are pleased to introduce two new surgeons to Southern Arizona this fall.


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