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.

UA PTSD Study Seeks Participants to Help Understand and Provide Solutions for Sleep Struggles

To gain insights into the relationship between PTSD, light exposure, sleep and brain function the University of Arizona is seeking participants for a six-week sleep research study. June is PTSD awareness month and June 27 is National PTSD Awareness Day.

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Granted Full Accreditation

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or LCME. The LCME is the national accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to M.D. degrees in the United States and Canada.

Arizona Elks Major Projects Donate $125,000 to the UA Steele Children’s Research Center

Arizona Elks lodges across Arizona have raised funds for the Steele Center for the past 25 years, donating nearly $6.6 million since 1992.

UA’s Dr. Yves Lussier Honored with Ambassador Award

Dr. Lussier, associate vice president for data science and chief knowledge officer at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, and director of the UAHS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics, received the award from his alma mater, the University of Sherbrooke, in Quebec, Canada.

23rd Annual Father of the Year Awards Dinner and Gala Donates $136,000 to the UA Steele Children’s Research Center

Event celebrated six outstanding Tucson fathers while raising funds to support type 1 diabetes research, faculty recruitment and endowment at the UA Steele Center.

UA Research Says H. Pylori Needs Much Closer Attention

If the bacterium involved in a host of digestive maladies isn't eradicated after treatment, that could indicate a resistance to antibiotics — and that's worrisome.

Show your MedCat Pride and Make Your Gift to the White Coat Campaign Today!

Show your MedCat Pride and Make Your Gift to the White Coat Campaign Today!

UA Sleep Research Links Sleep Disturbances with Controlled, Illegal or Banned Substances Use among College Athletes

Student-athletes with sleep difficulties were 151 percent more likely to use cigarettes, 36 percent more likely to drink alcohol and 66 percent more likely to smoke marijuana.

UA Research: `Social Jetlag’ Measured by Differences in Sleep Patterns on Days Off Vs. Work Days, Associated with Poor Overall Health

The study suggests that a regular sleep schedule may be an effective, relatively simple and inexpensive preventative treatment for heart disease, as well as many other health problems.

Designed to Increase Diversity in Health Care, UA Health Sciences’ Summer Programs Commence June 5

A campuswide commitment for diversity and inclusion and to improve the health of underserved populations is the focus of four flagship health professions pipeline summer programs at the UA Health Sciences.

Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase Speakers Announced

The Arizona Telemedicine Program’s third national Service Provider Showcase will be held Oct. 2-3 in Phoenix