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Dr. Jorge Jaramillo Gomez, Global Leader in Cancer Research, Joins UA Health Sciences
February 24, 2016

Jorge Gomez, MD, PhD, a global health cancer research leader, translational researcher and health disparities expert, formerly with the National Cancer Institute, joins the University of Arizona Health Sciences.


‘The Path to Optimal Health: How to Eat and How to Move,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Lecture, March 2
February 22, 2016
Free and open to the public, the lecture by Canyon Ranch Health Resort’s Param Dedhia, MD, will address practical approaches to weight management and exercise, and the benefits for joint disease and other chronic conditions.

UA Awarded NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant to Study Student-Athletes’ Sleep
February 17, 2016

A team of University of Arizona researchers has been awarded a National Collegiate Athletic Association grant to study student-athletes’ circadian rhythms and sleep to enhance their psychosocial well-being and mental health.


UA Health Sciences Appoints Noted Health Leader Dr. Akinlolu O. Ojo as Associate Vice President for Clinical Research and Global Health Initiatives
February 10, 2016

An international leader in chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation research and clinical care with a focus on health disparities, Dr. Ojo brings extensive experience in the development and management of multicenter clinical trials and global health research.


Asthma, COPD Topic of Thursday’s Lung Conference Lecture
February 2, 2016

Speaking Thursday, Feb. 4, at noon in Room 8403, Dr. Gene Bleecker, director of Wake Forest University’s Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research, has been added to the line-up of presenters for the 2015-16 Winter Series Lung Conference, co-sponsored by PACCS and the Arizona Respiratory Center…


Of 7,500 Applicants, Last of 450 Internal Medicine Residency Candidates Finish Interviews, Tours
January 29, 2016

Final Applicant Visit Day events preceding the 2016-17 Resident Match Day ceremonies took place in January. In all, nearly 3,500 applications were received for each UA Internal Medicine Residency Program—at Tucson and South campus—and more than 400 candidates interviewed for about 40 positions. The Dermatology Residency Program got more than 450 applications and interviewed about 45 candidates...


UA Researchers Identify Food Additive that May Help Prevent Skin Cancer
January 21, 2016

Unlike sunscreen, the nutritional compound protects skin from the inside out.


New UA Chief of Infectious Diseases Has Long History of Novel Research into HIV, AIDS Prevention
January 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 Endocrinologist Dr. Merri Pendergrass Chosen for Top State Award by American Diabetes Association
January 12, 2016

The head of the Adult Diabetes Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will be among a dozen to be honored Thursday at annual awards dinner in Phoenix.


Leading Nutrition Conference to Assemble World Experts in Denver in March
January 11, 2016

13th conference by the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine reaches out to health-care providers


‘Tomorrow’s Cures Today,’ Inaugural Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Symposium, Jan. 30
January 8, 2016

The free event, presented by the University of Arizona Health Sciences, UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, is open to UA faculty, staff and students as well as health professionals and the public.


Dr. David Labiner
University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 2016 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference Addresses ‘Pain and Your Brain,’ Jan. 23
January 8, 2016

Conference features keynote speaker Dr. David M. Labiner, head of the UA Department of Neurology; a lunch roundtable and breakout sessions with doctors and alternative therapy practitioners.


UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center Receives $1.69M Grant from Maternal and Child Health Bureau to Train Leaders to Care for Kids with Pulmonary Disorders
January 8, 2016
The UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center serves as a regional and national resource center for training and educating the next generation of leaders who care for children with chronic pulmonary disorders within the disciplines of medicine, nursing, nutrition, social work, pharmacy and family advocacy.

UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives $40,000 from `Courtney’s Courage’ for Pediatric Cancer Research
December 22, 2015
Funds will support research at the UA Steele Center that is examining novel immunotherapy strategies against pediatric cancer.

Dr. Jil Tardiff
UAHS Announces: Happy Holidays with Cardiology Newsletter, Grand Rounds, Advances in Aging and Cell Therapy Symposium
December 21, 2015

Cardiology brings in Case Western's Daniel Simon, MD, in the "Hunt for Acute MI Genes"; GI's Sasha Taleban, MD, talks "Inflammatory Bowel Disease & the Elderly"; Translational & Regenerative Medicine announces Jan. 30 all-day symposium, and BCD Colloquium spring schedule includes Dr. Jil Tardiff...


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


Dr. Hart Boosts Health Sciences' Innovation in Letter, Blog Post and Report
December 18, 2015

UA President Ann Weaver Hart put the spotlight this past week on UA Health Sciences and innovative research and researchers’ accomplishments, including Cardiology’s Marvin Slepian, MD, and the Valley Fever Center for Excellence, which announced today the award of $2 million in NIH funding to participate in clinical trials that will start here in January…


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