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Nogales Father, Son Offer Patient/Caregiver View at Spotlight on Stomach Cancer Symposium

Atanasio and Thano Gatzionis, who run a Nogales, Ariz., food distributorship, are among patient and caregiver panelists participating in the Spotlight on Stomach Cancer Symposium hosted Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the HSIB Forum in the Health Sciences Innovation Building, 1670 E. Drachman St., on the University of Arizona Health Sciences Campus in Tucson. Learn about them and register for Saturday!…


UA Cancer Center Receives $8.6M Grant to Lead One of Three NCI Clinical Trials Networks The National Cancer Institute will fund the UA Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network, one of three networks in the nation to perform early-phase cancer-prevention clinical trials.

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Indoors Is Fine with the 3rd Innovations & Inventions Research Fair

After last year’s first chill of fall and drizzling rain during the Innovations & Inventions Research Fair, the indoors of the forum at the Health Sciences Innovation Building was a welcome venue as University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers, faculty and staff gathered Oct. 17 for the third annual event. Drs. Edward Gellmann, Salma Patel and Jennifer Stern represented the DOM. See the video and a mini-photo album to see who else attended…


‘Take Charge Diabetes Mellitus’ Study Seeks Research Volunteers The University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine is recruiting current Banner – University Medicine patients with Type 2 diabetes to join a study about diabetes management and blood sugar control.

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson earns comprehensive stroke center status Banner – University Medical Center Tucson is the first certified comprehensive stroke center in Tucson.

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DOM Physician Wins $100K Bayer Grant to Study Shortness of Breath after Pulmonary Embolism

Dr. Michael Insel, an assistant professor in the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, has won an inaugural Pulmonary Hypertension Accelerated Bayer (PHAB) Award valued at $100,000 to investigate breathlessness in patients after a pulmonary embolism. It’s part of $1 million in grants that Bayer is investing to help propel clinical advancements in treatment for conditions that can lead to pulmonary hypertension...


Preventing Health-care-Associated Infections Focus of UA Health Sciences Researcher Marc Verhougstraete, PhD, assistant professor and environmental microbiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, received a $510,000 CDC research grant to focus on the prevention of health-care-associated infections, a serious threat to patient safety.

Could Near-Infrared Light Give Aging Brains a Boost? With support from a grant from the National Institute on Aging, researchers will test a novel intervention that uses near-infrared light to enhance brain functioning.

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Sarver Heart News Ranges from Stem Cells and Congenital Heart Disease to Diabetes-Heart Disease Connection Review

Among stories in Sarver Heart Center’s latest newsletter: 1) Patient stem cell studies point to causes and treatments of congenital heart disease; 2) Minimally invasive TAVR procedures are now approved for most patients; 3) UA/Banner echocardiography labs were recently reaccredited; 4) More than 140 people attended Sept. 28 Diabetes/Heart Disease Connection Lunch & Learn Program—see the highlights; and 5) Learn how you can join the Cardiology Research Registry…


$5M Gift from Leonard A. Lauder Advances Research to Prevent and Cure Ovarian Cancer The funding will benefit clinical and translational research in the University of Arizona Cancer Center lab of Dr. David Alberts.

UA Steele Children's Research Center Leads Statewide Study of Congenital Heart Defects

The University of Arizona Division of Pediatric Cardiology Congenital Heart Program will explore the public health problem of congenital heart defects among children, adolescents and adults.


UA Cancer Center Launches Statewide Town Hall Series The UACC North Central/East Arizona Cancer Policy Town Hall in Flagstaff on Oct. 14 will kick off a series of five town halls throughout Arizona to engage communities in dialogue to improve cancer prevention and control in Arizona.

UAHS and UA Experts Taking Center Stage at TENWEST Impact Festival

More than 50 speakers from the University of Arizona and 250 overall will take part in the TENWEST Impact Festival, which runs Oct. 11-20 and is expected to draw about 15,000 local, regional and national attendees to downtown Tucson to discuss innovative solutions to the world’s social, environmental and economic issues.


Dr. Roberta Weintraut Awarded Alumna of the Year from Weil Center The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona announced its annual selection from among integrative health practitioners.

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UA Experts Taking Center Stage at TENWEST Impact Festival

More than 50 speakers from the University of Arizona and 250 overall will take part in the TENWEST Impact Festival. It’s expected to draw about 15,000 local, regional and national attendees to downtown Tucson, Oct. 11-20, to discuss innovative solutions to the world’s social, environmental and economic issues. Through 10 days of exhibitions, talks, and interactive experiences, national experts and local heroes seek to inspire ideas and facilitate connections to empower solutions. Everyone has a role. Discover yours. See health topics and the full schedule…


UA Department of Urology to Host Inaugural Golf Benefit for Fight Against Prostate Cancer, Nov. 9 Registration is open and sponsorship opportunities are available for the event, which will be held during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month at Sewailo Golf Club.

UA Research Shows Drug Can Extend Survival Rates for Heart Failure Patients Blood pressure medication can prevent fluid retention and muscle wasting in heart failure.

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Sarver Heart Center Welcomes Two New Cardiologists

Two new cardiologists have joined the faculty at the University of Arizona Division of Cardiology, one of 14 divisions within the UA Department of Medicine, the largest department at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson—Drs. Amitoj Singh and Aaron Wolfson. Learn more about them here…


University of Arizona Health Sciences’ Monica Kraft and Marti Lindsey honored with AZBio Awards

Monica Kraft, MD, named 2019 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year; Marti Lindsey, PhD, named 2019 Michael A. Cusanovich Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year.


Site Picked for New Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

The site has been determined for soon-to-begin construction of the new University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. It will be northeast of the Highland Parking Garage at East Mabel Street and North Vine Avenue, according to documents released ahead of the Arizona Board of Regents meeting Sept. 19 and 20. See an architectural rendering of what it will look like. You also can weigh in on topics you’d like to hear in a new center podcast, “Body of Wonder,” coming in 2020…


New Study has Potential to Improve Lives of ALS Patients

UA Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science researchers receive grant from the Department of Defense to test novel therapeutic.


UA Health Sciences Centers Collaborate to Present Discovering New Medicines at Arizona Summit The Arizona Center for Drug Discovery and the University of Arizona Cancer Center to host Oct. 2 summit in Phoenix to discuss new innovations in drug discovery that will benefit citizens throughout the state and beyond.

University of Arizona Health Sciences Awarded $3.6 Million to Develop New, Accurate Method to Detect, Diagnose Breast Cancer Two highly accomplished researchers in the University of Arizona Department of Medical Imaging, with a long track record of advancing imaging techniques to detect and diagnose breast cancer, receive a new award to develop advanced imaging technology.

UA Health Sciences Researchers Seek to Treat Pain Caused by Chemotherapy Without Opioids UA Health Sciences Start-up company Regulonix Receives Grant as Part of NIH “Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative” (NIH Heal Initiative).

‘High Tech Health’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Oct. 2

Free and open to the public, world-renowned physician-scientist Dr. Marvin Slepian to present October lecture.


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