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UA Cancer Center Team Identifies a Switch that May Help Target Dormant Cancer Cells
September 26, 2017

Cells can enter a dormant state called quiescence, and dormant cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments. A team led by UA Cancer Center researcher Guang Yao, PhD, has identified ways to regulate cell dormancy and “wake” these cells from their “slumber” to make them susceptible to cancer treatments.


An Epidemic of Dream Deprivation: UA Review Finds Unrecognized Health Hazard of Sleep Loss
September 26, 2017

UA Center for Integrative Medicine sleep and dream specialist Dr. Rubin Naiman’s comprehensive review of data about the causes, extent and consequences of dream loss includes recommendations for restoring healthy dreaming.


Student-Athlete Launches Campaign to Help Children With Cancer
September 26, 2017

Beach volleyball player Mia Mason, who survived a rare brain tumor as a 12-year-old, is paying it forward. She and her mother, Jeannine Mason, a former UA volleyball player, have established the Mia Mason Fund for immunotherapy research to support pediatric cancer research at the UA Steele Children's Research Center... 


UA Cancer Center and Consulate of Mexico in Tucson to Promote Cancer Screening and Health Literacy among Tucson’s Latinos, Oct. 1
September 26, 2017

The health fair at San Miguel High School will kick off Binational Health Month and will feature health screenings, information and community resources.


Special Flu Shot Clinics Run Sept. 26 through Nov. 2 on Banner, UAHS and UA Campuses
September 25, 2017

Flu season is just around the corner (or already here, if you ask UA Campus Health) and it’s time to get your free vaccine to keep yourself, your colleagues and close friends and family fully immunized and healthy. The first Banner Health flu clinic is Tues., Sept. 26, at UA Cancer Center North Campus, with UA flu shot events on the UAHS campus Oct. 6 and 12 and multiple opportunities for flu shot clinics on main campus through early November…


DOM Research Seminar to Tackle Disparities in Osteoarthritis, Genetics of Pulmonary Disease, Oct. 12
September 21, 2017

The next lectures in the DOM Research Seminar Series focus on “Gender and Race Disparities in Osteoarthritis” and “Genetics and Phenotypic Heterogeneity in Common Diseases (Asthma, COPD, etc.)” with speakers Dr. Ernest Vina, MD, of the UA Division of Rheumatology, and Dr. Deb Meyers, co-chief of the UA Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine. Save the date for Thursday, Oct. 12, noon-1 p.m., Room 5403, UA College of Medicine – Tucson...


UA Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Add a Public Health Credential to your Resume via Graduate Certificate Offerings
September 20, 2017

Graduate certificates available in Global Health and Development, Health Administration, Public Health, as well as, Clinical and Translational Research from the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. The deadline for admissions to the Spring 2018 semester has been extended to Oct. 15. Use your Qualified Tuition Reduction benefit to sign up today! 


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Attend C. Diff. Awareness Conference Free of Charge, Nov. 9-10, Las Vegas
September 20, 2017

The C Diff Foundation waived registration fees for UA participants at its fifth annual conference at UNLV. Join 200 health-care professionals to share the latest data on prevention, treatment and environmental safety related to Clostridium difficile (C. diff.)—a healthcare-associated infection, irritable bowel syndrome/disease (IBS/IBD), as well as fecal transplant procedures and more...


UA’s Felicia Goodrum Named to the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Inaugural Class of Innovation Fund Investigators
September 20, 2017

With the new funding, Dr. Goodrum is building an interdisciplinary research team to advance understanding of how viruses lie dormant to cause persistent infections.


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Validation Phase Added to New BannerHealth.com ‘ProviderMatch’ Tool, Go-Live Now Late October
September 19, 2017

Banner Health has delayed rollout of its new ProviderMatch, or find-a-provider functionality, on its website from today, Sept. 19, to the end of October. The move allows for a trial period to review content in order to ensure all physicians feel comfortable with new functionalities and how their public profiles are presented. See guidance documents here…


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Research, ‘Pathways to Success,’ Top Topics at DOM Fellows Retreat Tonight, Sept. 19
September 19, 2017

The UA Cancer Center’s Kiewit Auditorium in the Leon F. Levy Building, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., will play host to the 2nd Annual Department of Medicine Fellows Retreat from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, with more than 70 fellows and faculty attending. Program includes talks on career trajectories, mentoring and transitions to academic faculty. Drs. Joe “Skip” Garcia, Tara Carr, Anita Koshy among speakers…


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BIO5 to Host Tech Launch Arizona Research Luncheon on Stem Cell Heart Graft
September 18, 2017

Tech Launch Arizona hosts a research forum on the UA Health Sciences campus Thursday, Oct. 19, noon-1 p.m., that puts the spotlight on Avery Therapeutics Inc., a Tucson start-up that holds the license on a UA-developed, tissue-engineered cardiac graft to treat heart failure. The event is in Room 102 of the Medical Research Building, 1656 E. Mabel St., Tucson…


New Research Evaluates Depression Treatment among Individuals with Dementia and Depression
September 18, 2017

Led by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the study aims to better understand and improve depression treatment among
older individuals with dementia.


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Roughly 600 Show with CVs in Hand for Banner Health Hiring Event in Tucson
September 15, 2017

A nearly overwhelming number of job seekers showed up Sept. 14 for a Banner Health Hiring Event at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. A steady stream filled DuVal Auditorium to apply for 250 available positions posted for clinical facilities associated with the Banner – UMC Tucson and South hospitals and the UA Cancer Center at the North and Orange Grove campuses. See the photos and visit our new DOM Recruitment webpage to learn more about available jobs…


The Science of Consciousness Conference - April 2-7, 2018
September 15, 2017

‘The Science of Consciousness’ Conference will be held from April 2-7, 2018 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.


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UA Obesity & Diabetes Research Study Volunteers Needed
September 14, 2017

The University of Arizona is currently conducting clinical research to advance science to better understand obesity and diabetes, their causes and how to prevent them...


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First 2107-18 DOM Research Seminar, Today, Noon, Room 5403 – Come Hear About Musculoskeletal Insulin Resistance and Genetics of Lung Care for Acute Patients
September 14, 2017

Dr. Craig Stump, Division of Endocrinology, and Dr. Charles Downs, a pulmonary and critical care researcher with the Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine, are the first speakers in this academic year’s DOM Research Seminar Series, set for today, Sept. 14, noon-1 p.m., COM-T Room 5403. A light lunch will be served in the style of Medicine Grand Rounds…


UA’s Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton Awarded the Prestigious 2017 Melvin R. Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery
September 14, 2017

Dr. Brinton, who has pioneered a promising therapy for brain cell regeneration in Alzheimer’s patients, is being recognized for her efforts to develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.


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UA Students Use CyVerse to Help Predict Mosquito-Borne Diseases
September 13, 2017

A University of Arizona course employed CyVerse computational resources to develop proof of concept for a map that predicts the abundance of mosquitoes transmitting diseases such as Zika virus and Dengue fever across the United States. Among UA collaborators are the UA College of Public Health’s Heidi Brown, CALS professor of plant sciences Eric Lyons and Arizona Research Laboratories biocomputing director Nirav Merchant…


South Campus Resident, Infectious Diseases Fellow Latest to Benefit from Bressler-Alpert Society
September 12, 2017

Drs. Francisco Mora and Norm Beatty will use awards from the travel assistance fund to present on their research at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting, Baltimore, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America's ID Week 2017, San Diego. See who contributed to the fund to make their trips possible—and join the list by giving today!


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