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Banner Health partners with Safeway to open grocery store-based health clinics

Banner Quick Care clinics coming to Chandler, Tempe and Tucson in August


Tech Blog: Peptides Developed at UA College of Medicine - Tucson Prove Promising in Treatment of Asthma

Listen to the second episode of our podcast, Invented Arizona, where we interview Monica Kraft, MD and Julie Ledford, Ph.D. about this asthma treatment.


UA Mobile App Tracks Zika Virus For Summer Travelers

Now available in Spanish, Kidenga is the free smartphone app that allows users to report symptoms of illness and mosquito activity. The app was created by researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to detect outbreaks of Zika, dengue and chikungunya.


Grant will Help UA Evaluate if Telemedicine Effective for Insomnia Patients

Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, director of the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences, has received a $250,000 grant from the American Sleep Medicine Foundation to evaluate how telemedicine can assist in the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.


UA Geriatrician Receives Award to Improve Health Outcomes of Seriously Ill Elders

UA Center on Aging member Monica Vandivort, MD, will use a $50,000 start-up grant from the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AzAHEC) for a clinical research initiative to improve health outcomes of seriously ill elders in Sierra Vista.


UA Health Sciences Launches Bus Stop Ad Campaign To Increase Diversity in Health Care

The UA Health Sciences is working to increase the diversity of the health-care workforce with the “!Eres Tu! This is you!” Tucson bus stop ad campaign that features current students and faculty members who share their passion and commitment to the field.


Video: 23rd Annual White Coat Ceremony Welcomed Class of 2021 to the UA College of Medicine - Tucson

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson welcomed 120 students into the Class of 2021 during the College’s 23rd annual White Coat Ceremony Friday, July 21, at Centennial Hall on the UA Main Campus.


UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft Elected Fellow of European Respiratory Society

Monica Kraft, MD, chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious European Respiratory Society.


White Coat Ceremony, Class of 2021 at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson

The 23nd annual ceremony marks the students’ entrance into the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UA Researchers to Study Protein’s Role in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colon Cancer

With a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, researchers at the UA Steele Children's Research Center are seeking a better understanding of the NHE8 protein's role in the development of inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, and its contribution to the stability of the gut microbiome – the community of bacteria that inhabit the intestines and influence the immune system.


UA Offers Free Health Screening Services to Vulnerable Residents in Pima County

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Mexico Section of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission are bringing health promotion and education services to underserved residents in Pima County, and giving an interprofessional team of UA Health Sciences students experience working in the community.


UA Scientist's Research May Lead to Treatment for Hot Flashes

Dr. Naomi Rance's basic scientific findings on estrogen may end up offering relief to millions of women.


Tourniquet Makes a Comeback as Lifesaver

After falling out of favor over various concerns, it is back in the spotlight as a go-to emergency tool — which it was in June for the victim of a rollover crash in metro Tucson. Dr. Andrew Tang of Banner University Medical Center – Tucson is a proponent of tourniquet use.


Study Finds Molecular Explanation for Struggles of Obese Asthmatics

More so than others, obese asthma patients struggle with control of their disease — and symptoms that worsen with time. A team of researchers found an explanation and has begun developing a therapy to address it.


University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Opens Multidisciplinary Thoracic Clinic

Patients will interact with multiple specialists during a single visit, where information is exchanged, care options are developed and the patient is presented with a comprehensive plan for the treatment and management of their specific diagnosis. The goal is for the patient and their family or partner to be better informed and feel a greater level of connection to their care as well as to their care team.


UA Researchers to Evaluate Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Two University of Arizona investigators were awarded a two-year, $415,491 grant to develop an oral drug approved to treat multiple sclerosis.


UA’s Dr. Archita Receives Grant from Liver Disease Foundation

Archita Desai, MD, a research associate with the University of Arizona Liver Research Institute, won a two-year, $150,000 grant from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease Foundation to examine health-care utilization by advanced liver disease patients to better determine when care can be better managed for more optimal outcomes and potentially at lower costs over the long term.


Dr. Nancy Sweitzer Named Editor-in-Chief of Circulation: Heart Failure

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and chief of cardiology at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, is the new editor-in-chief of ‘Circulation: Heart Failure,’ a scientific journal of the American Heart Association.


Quest to Prevent Macular Degeneration Continues With UA Researcher’s $1.7M NIH Grant

Brian McKay, PhD, will continue his work that has shown that l-dopa—used to treat Parkinson’s disease—can delay or prevent the sight-destroying eye disease.


Benjamin Alouidor Awarded the Best Student Scientific Award at the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology's 55th International Conference

Benjamin Alouidor, a first year Master’s student in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Medical Pharmacology-Perfusion Sciences Graduate Program was awarded the Best Student Scientific Award at the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology’s 55th International Conference, held May 2017 in Boston, MA.


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