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UA Experts: Valley Fever Cases See Major Spike in November; New Rapid Assay Test Should Help Reduce Diagnosis Delays

An uptick in reported cases of Valley fever indicates a likely sharp increase in infections next year. At the same time, federal clearance for a rapid assay test developed with assistance from the University of Arizona should help reduce delays in diagnosing the respiratory fungal disease caused by spores found in area soils.


'The Science of Consciousness' Conference | April 2-7, 2018

Held annually since 1994, the conference is hosted by the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, and alternates yearly between Tucson, Arizona and various locations around the world.


Manon L. O’Connor Joins UA College of Medicine – Tucson As Senior Director of Development

Development professional adds extensive experience to UA Health Sciences’ fundraising team.


UA Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Discover Novel Antidepressants

Dr. Deveroux Ferguson awarded $2.3 million grant from National Institutes of Health for research to design new generation of therapeutics.


Banner - University Medicine North $100 Million Outpatient Campus Opens Dec. 28

Public preview of Banner – University Medicine North, Monday, Dec. 11


Seventh Annual ‘Kids of Steele’ Mini Golf Event Breaks Record, Raising $120,000 for UA Steele Children’s Research Center

This annual family-friendly event raises funds for “greatest-need” research projects at the UA Steele Center and Kids of Steele service projects.


Breast Cancer Patients Access Innovative Care through UA Cancer Center Clinical Trials

Breast cancer is a top killer, striking 1 of 8 women. In response, the University of Arizona Cancer Center offers clinical trials to find better treatments for the disease.


Breast Cancer Risk Reduction: Tips from the UA Cancer Center

Breast cancer strikes 1 out of 8 women in her lifetime, but strategies exist that can reduce the risk of developing the disease and detect it earlier, when it is most treatable, according to an expert at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.


UA Health Sciences Innovation Building ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony Nov. 17: Futuristic Facility Promotes Team-Based Health Professions Education

The ‘topping-off’ ceremony for the new $165 million University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building signals the advancement of team-based health professions education in the United States.


$8.5M Grant Awarded to Improve Asthma Care with the Navajo Nation

National Jewish Health and the University of Arizona bring proven programs to assist underserved population


Is It Obesity or Lipedema? UA Researcher Receives Grant To Study Genetic Risk Factors

Yann Klimentidis, PhD, a genetic epidemiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has received funding to study the genetic risk factors for developing lipedema, a painful and body disfiguring condition affecting an estimated 11 percent of U.S. adult women.


UA Study on Impact of Delays in Diagnosing Valley Fever Funded by CDC

Dr. Fariba Donovan, an infectious diseases research scientist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, receives contract to examine how the failure to diagnose Valley fever impacts patient health, costs and `antimicrobial stewardship’ of this respiratory infection endemic to the U.S. Southwest.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Celebrates its 50th Anniversary during Founders Week, Nov. 13-17

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson celebrates its 50th anniversary during Founders Week Nov. 13-17.


UA Cancer Center Receives $2M to Investigate Selenium Supplementation

The grant will continue UA researchers’ investigation of the benefits and harms of selenium supplementation, which could clarify conflicting information about colorectal cancer and diabetes risk in certain populations.


The Secrets You Need to Know About Inflammation: Free UA Lecture Series Hosted by `Yuma Friends of UA Health Sciences’

The Yuma community is invited to a free lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 15, to learn about inflammation and its role in health.


Optimizing Workplace Design for Health: UA Institute on Place and Wellbeing at ‘Greenbuild,’ Nov. 9 in Boston

At the world’s largest conference and expo for design-related industry professionals, UAIPW Director Esther Sternberg, MD, and the U.S. General Services Administration will discuss findings of their Wellbuilt for Wellbeing study, which have the potential to positively impact the health of millions of office workers and the cost of lost time due to workplace-related illnesses.


Preventing Heart Disease Among Hispanic Diabetes Patients in Arizona, Focus of UA Research

Reducing cardiovascular disease and complications among Hispanic diabetes patients in Arizona is the focus of a new research project for Tomas Nuño, PhD, assistant professor of public health practice and translational research at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health – Phoenix and the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson


University of Arizona Scientists Awarded Space Research Grant

The Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine is doing its part to protect the health of astronauts on long-duration missions, including NASA's Journey to Mars.


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