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.

National Cancer Institute Grant Will Support UA Cancer Center Researchers Investigating Lung Cancer Stigma

Lung cancer patients are more likely to experience depression, lower quality of life and reduced engagement in care. A UA Cancer Center team will test the effectiveness of a contextual cognitive-behavioral treatment in promoting coping tools to lung cancer patients.

Three UA Health Sciences Leaders Honored as 2017 Alumni of the Year

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Colleges of Medicine –Tucson, Nursing and Pharmacy honored three individuals with Alumni of the Year Awards for their many achievements and strong contributions to the UA.

UA Startup Regulonix Licenses Non-opioid Pain Drug Candidates that are More Effective than Morphine and Non-Addictive

UA researchers have invented a new class of non-opioid compounds to treat pain and arm physicians with a viable alternative and have licensed the compounds to the startup Regulonix.

UA Cancer Center Research Team Explores Anti-Breast Cancer Properties of Soy

Genistein, a major compound in soy foods, might aid in the proper functioning of a gene that can malfunction to cause breast cancer. A UA Cancer Center team is exploring genistein's potential to treat a form of breast cancer and help prevent the disease.

Banner – UMC Tucson Welcomes Heart, Cancer Surgeons

Banner – University Medical Center and the University of Arizona Department of Surgery at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson are pleased to introduce two new surgeons to Southern Arizona this fall.

UA Startup ProNeurogen Advances New Therapies for Vascular Dementia, Announces Award of Patents for Intellectual Property

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded two patents to the UA based on the team’s novel approach to treating diseases causing memory loss and cognitive impairment.

‘Imagine a Future Free of the Pain of Arthritis…Meet the UA Arthritis Center Researchers,’ Nov. 1

An exclusive opportunity to visit one-on-one with University of Arizona Arthritis Center faculty, physicians and scientists to learn about cutting-edge research being conducted at the center.

UA Lab Seeks 'Holy Grail of Gerontology'

What if you could experience full health until the very end of your life? UA researchers, led by Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich, think long-lasting immunity from disease might be possible — if the thymus and the T-cells it produces to fight infection can be brought back to work efficiently.

UA Medical Simulation Fellow Dr. Kate Hughes Receives National Award for Outstanding Resident of the Year

Kate Hughes, DO, a fellow in Medical Simulation at the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine and clinical instructor at Banner – University Medical Center, has been named the 2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Emergency Medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) and the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF).

UA Health Sciences Celebrates Milestone Anniversaries During UA Homecoming, Oct. 27-28

This year marks milestone anniversaries at the five UA Health Sciences colleges as they join together to celebrate Homecoming by connecting alumni, faculty and friends with fun and knowledge.

‘Kids of Steele’ Seventh Annual Mini Golf Event, Oct. 22

Funds raised from this annual event will be used for “greatest-need” projects at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center and a variety of Kids of Steele service projects.

Ten-year Institutional Accreditation Granted To GME Program at UA College of Medicine – Phoenix

Administration of residency and fellowships programs will shift to UA College of Medicine – Phoenix from Banner Health

UA Expert on Science of Place and Well-being Named Chair of National Library of Medicine Board of Regents

Dr. Esther Sternberg, director of research at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, will lead outreach and education efforts of the National Library of Medicine, one of the world’s largest biomedical libraries.

Dr. Fayez K. Ghishan Receives ‘Eugene G. Sander Endowed Faculty Fundraising Award’

Dr. Ghishan is the 2017 recipient of the “Eugene G. Sander Endowed Faculty Fundraising Award” in recognition of his 22-year commitment to excellence in fundraising and development for the UA Steele Children’s Research Center.

UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Heart of Women’s Health’ Luncheon, Nov. 3

UA Sarver Heart Center faculty members Drs. Elizabeth Juneman, Khadijah Breathett and Nancy K. Sweitzer, among others will share why women need to go beyond the “bikini” view of women’s health.

Innovation and Invention Research Fair in Celebration of UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s 50th Anniversary, Oct. 18

UA College of Medicine – Tucson faculty members and collaborators from other UA colleges, universities and biotech companies will present their latest discoveries and innovations that seek to improve patient care and precision medicine.

Chronic Pain and the Opioid Epidemic – CME Homecoming Lecture, Oct. 27

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Todd Vanderah, Dr. Amol Patwardhan and Dr. Mohab Ibrahim. 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available for participants.

UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives Record $8.25 Million in Endowment Pledges

The gifts will provide long-term support for critical faculty research in pediatric diseases and also provide researchers access to the latest technology and equipment to find solutions for a broad range of childhood diseases.

UA Snakebite Treatment Makes Major Advance

Giving hope that his treatment may work in humans, Vance G. Nielsen, MD, of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has published results showing his carbon monoxide-iron-based therapy can inhibit snake venom’s effects for up to an hour in animals. The treatment eventually could be delivered with a device similar to an EpiPen autoinjector and stocked on ambulances and in first-aid kits.