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Blue Light Can Help Heal Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
January 17, 2020
Psychiatry professor William "Scott" Killgore used blue light to reset sleep patterns in adults recovering from concussions.

Four Cardiologists Join Sarver Heart Center, UArizona Faculty
January 9, 2020
The new faculty cardiologists bring expertise in interventional cardiology, cardiac imaging, heart failure and transplant cardiology to the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center. Schedule an appointment today.

UArizona Hockey Team to Host Sixth Annual ‘Pink the Rink’ on Jan. 18
January 7, 2020
The Arizona Wildcat ice hockey team will raise awareness for cancer and contribute proceeds to the UArizona Cancer Center when it faces Missouri State on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Tucson Arena. Honor a loved one by buying a jersey to support cancer research.

Heart Failure, When to Seek Specialist Topic of UArizona Lecture in Green Valley, Jan. 16
January 7, 2020
Sarver Heart Center launches its free 2020 Green Valley Lecture Series at the Canoa Hills Social Center with Dr. Aaron Wolfson focusing on heart failure, how it affects health and options to optimize lifestyle changes.

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College Seeks Nominations, Applications for 40th Faculty Teaching Awards, AMES Travel Grants
December 12, 2019

In case you didn’t notice, the 40th Annual University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty Teaching Awards and the Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards ceremony was not held in November per usual. Instead, it’s been moved to Feb. 28, with nominations due by Wednesday, Jan. 8. For faculty, staff and trainees presenting research at conferences (January-June 2020), submit your application for travel awards up to $750 — also due by Jan. 8. See photos/video from last year's event…


Marvin J. Slepian, MD, in his Sarver Heart Center lab [Photo: The University of Arizona Health Sciences, Office of Communications]
Dr. Slepian among Regents Professors, Distinguished Faculty to Be Celebrated Jan. 13
December 12, 2019

Cardiologist Dr. Marvin Slepian was among five University of Arizona faculty members confirmed as Regents Professors — the highest academic recognition awarded to faculty members with distinguished accomplishments — in April. The Jan. 13 ceremony at the Fred Fox School of Music’s Crowder Hall will honor them and other faculty for contributions in the areas of teaching scholarship, research, creative work and community outreach…


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Seeks New Way to Understand Human Aging
December 9, 2019
Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich has received a prestigious $4.5 million MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health to pursue a new, more promising way to study human aging.

Benefits of Active Learning Are All About Activity
December 2, 2019
Active learning sessions result in a reset of student attention has been tested by researchers at the University of Arizona.

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Coming in 2020: Health Screenings to Better Serve UArizona Faculty, Staff
November 26, 2019

Exciting change to university employee health screenings will be here soon, announced the University of Arizona HR Alliance on behalf of UArizona Life & Work Connections. Launching in 2020, this free mini-health screening program will better serve employees, offering multiple sites across main campus for full benefits-eligible employees. They replace the current Department Health Screenings and Individual Health Screenings. See the schedule and find out more…


UArizona Cancer Center Receives $6.85M Grant to Continue Native American Cancer Research, Training, Outreach Program
November 26, 2019
Since 2002, the University of Arizona Cancer Center and Northern Arizona University have received funding from the National Cancer Institute to form the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention, addressing the cancer burden on Native Americans.

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UArizona Ranks in Top 20 in Research Funding
November 25, 2019

The University of Arizona, No. 1 in astronomy and astrophysics expenditures, ranks in the top 4% of all U.S. universities in research and development expenditures, according to data from the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development survey, which ranks more than 900 colleges and universities. UArizona Health Science ranked 48th in research funding with a 21.5% increase in federal dollars over the prior year...


Relative Humidity in the Workplace Can Impact Employee Health
November 25, 2019
A new study suggests that relative humidity levels in the office can impact stress and potentially sleep quality, and cost employers in terms of productivity and sick leave.

UArizona Colleges of Medicine to Provide Free Tuition for Primary Care Medical Students
November 22, 2019
The University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will cover tuition for medical students who commit to practice primary care or another designated critical-access specialty in rural or urban underserved communities in Arizona.

UArizona Health Sciences Leads Prevention of Chronic Disease in Arizona Border Region
November 21, 2019
The Arizona Prevention Research Center at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will continue its mission to prevent chronic disease among underserved populations in the Arizona border region thanks to a $7.5 million grant from the CDC.

Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Expand Services
November 12, 2019
Thanks to a new contract with Banner – University Family Care/AHCCCS Complete Care, the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program are able to reach more individuals with mental-health conditions and substance-use disorders.

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Dr. Galgiani to Compete in ‘Lightning Round’ at Reimagine Health Research Symposium
November 7, 2019

Of 30 poster abstracts accepted for the 2nd annual “Reimagine Health: Is My Fate in My Genes?” research symposium sponsored Nov. 20 by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Arizona Biomedical Research Centre and Flinn Foundation, only one will be presented in the event’s “lightning round”—that of Dr. John N. Galgiani, Valley Fever Center of Excellence director. In all, eight posters from Tucson investigators will be on display. See the keynote speaker, agenda and, separately, other news for Valley Fever Awareness Week, Nov. 9-17...


Dr. Louise Hecker receives Innovator of the Year Award at Governor's Celebration of Innovation Expo in Phoenix, Oct. 24
Dr. Louise Hecker Named Academic Innovator of the Year at Governor’s Innovation Awards
November 1, 2019

At the Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards, Oct. 24, entrepreneurial researchers and friends of the University of Arizona received several awards. Pulmonary researcher Dr. Louise Hecker took the top award in academia for her work on Nox4 small molecule inhibitors to treat fibrotic diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Learn more about the event and other honorees...


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Integrative Medicine All the Rage in University of Arizona Alumni Magazine's Fall Issue
October 31, 2019

Two feature articles in the current issue of the University of Arizona alumni magazine, Arizona, focus on integrative medicine at the university, highlighting the work of Drs. Andrew Weil, Victoria Maizes and Esther Sternberg, and celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Another focuses on the good feelings generated by murals, including the flying whales at Grant and Campbell, painted by 2005 alumnus Joe Pagac…


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Banner – UMC Tucson, South CEO Receives Women Achievers in Arizona Award
October 31, 2019

Sarah Frost, chief executive officer of Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South hospitals, was recognized Oct. 29, as one of five female health care leaders and 35 women overall honored with Women Achievers in Arizona awards by the Arizona Capitol Times. The awards’ inaugural ceremony was at the Phoenix Museum of Art…


Community to Get Glimpse into Future of Health Care in New UArizona Health Sciences Innovation Building, Nov. 4–5
October 31, 2019
The new Health Sciences Innovation Building will provide opportunities for community engagement and a learning environment for Health Sciences students to reshape the future of health care.

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