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The University of Arizona Health Sciences eNewsletter
August 2019
SPOTLIGHT

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Pima County Health Department will launch an Academic Health Department to enhance public health education, training and research to improve community health in Pima County.

Shaowen Bao, PhD, associate professor of physiology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and his colleagues are closing in on potential treatments for tinnitus by connecting brain inflammation to the condition.
The industrial hygiene program at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is the only one of its kind in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico ― making it key to meeting the strong demand for well-trained occupational health professionals in this region of the United States.
When two studies attempting to identify new colon cancer treatment methods found different results, a researcher at the UA Cancer Center was asked to help settle the uncertainty.
Christopher Hulme, PhD, medicinal chemist at the Arizona Center for Drug Discovery, and Travis Dunckley, PhD, a researcher at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center, are exploring a small molecule drug known as DYR219, that could be effective against a range of neurodegenerative illnesses.
Using technology invented at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, startup INTelico Therapeutics has taken big data to another level, using a novel computational algorithm in machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Professor of Medicine Julie Bauman, MD, MPH, has been named a 2019-2020 fellow of the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women.
A new program implemented at Banner – University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at South Campus and Banner – University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at Alvernon is providing primary care patients the opportunity to receive medical and behavioral health-care services at the same location.
The portable auto-phoropter, created by researchers at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, will determine eye prescriptions faster, cheaper and more accurately.
Prediabetes means a person's blood glucose level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes increases the risk for developing serious health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease. 
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