Among recent University of Arizona Health Sciences news of note for the UA Department of Medicine are the following items, most included in UAHS Announcements:
BIO5 talks about dogs, bacon, cancer, valley fever and virome in the human lung
Among news items listed in the most recent BIO5 Institute newsletter, which came out Monday, were the following topics:
• What Dogs Are Teaching Us about Cancer
• WHO Report: Bacon and Other Processed Meats Cause Cancer
• Pneumonia-Like Symptoms? It Might Be Valley Fever
Among upcoming BIO5 events is a “Workshop on the Human Virome,” which will focus on a Flinn Foundation study at the UA that examines characterizing the pulmonary microbirome and virome in the human lung. Among the speakers, in the daylong event, Friday, Dec. 4, will be Ken Knox, MD, UA chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and Department of Medicine vice chair for education.
Public Health focuses on cross-border diabetes research, flu & asthma
Among news items listed in the most recent Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health newsletter, which was posted , were the following topics:
• UA Awarded $2.9 Million NIH Grant for Binational Diabetes Prevention Study
• Get Vaccinated, Wash Hands Is What UA Experts Recommend This Flu Season
• UA Researchers Using Telemedicine to Tackle Asthma in Tucson School Children
Dr. Lynn Gerald and the ARC's Clara Erhman
The last item is about a UA Telemedicine Blog that discusses a study launched in the fall of 2014 in 20 schools in the Tucson Unified School District. It’s part of multi-year, NIH-funded research on a school-based asthma prevention program in which each weekday morning more than 260 children with asthma report to their school nurse or health aid. Each child is given their own corticosteroid inhaler, inhales the medication, then returns to class.
IN OTHER NEWS…
Deadline: Monday, Dec. 7
- Research Grants Program - Request for Applications - Supported by AzAHEC
- Research and Project Small Grant Program - Request for Applications - Supported by AzAHEC
- Interprofessional Project Grant Program - Request for Applications - Supported by AzAHEC
- Community Engagement Research Program - Request for Applications - Supported by AzAHEC
Deadline: Friday, Dec. 11
‘Integrative Health Care & Cancer: What’s Hot & Not!’ Dec. 7, Michigan State’s Gwen Wyatt, PhD, RN
Unsure how to discuss the use of integrative therapies with your patients? Join us for a discussion on integrative cancer care and learn best practices for introducing integrative therapies to patients and clinics.
DOM Grand Rounds, Wed., Dec. 9, Noon: ‘Generic Drugs – The Unbranding of Modern Medicine’
Jeremy A. Greene, MD, PhD, author and Johns Hopkins University’s Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine – co-sponsored by UA Telemedicine Program, UA College of Medicine, UA College of Pharmacy and UA College of Law.
IMB Seminar: ‘Genetic analysis of iNKT development’ - Jose Alberola-Ila, MD, PhD - Friday, Dec. 4
A Pew research scholar, Jose Alberola-Ila, MD, PhD, associate member, Immunobiology & Cancer Research Program, Oklahoma Medicla Research Foundation, studies T cell development in the body’s immune system to fight off disease.
Visiting Scholar Presentation, Dec. 7, ‘Evaluation and Sequencing of Symptom Management Interventions in Cancer’
Alla Sikorskii, PhD, MS, associate professor in the Department of Statistics and Probability at Michigan State University, has built a research program in biostatistics with an emphasis on health outcomes and study design.