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The University of Arizona Health Sciences eNewsletter
February 2018
SPOTLIGHT
Kristian Doyle, PhD, assistant professor and lab team with the University of Arizona Department of Immunobiology

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson suggest liquefied brain fluid may be one cause of dementia following stroke. The new findings may open the door for developing new treatments to ward off dementia after stroke.

A manicure treatment for the fingernails and hands performed in a nail salon
Researchers at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $2.98 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to determine if a community health worker intervention can reduce exposures to hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
Man with lower back pain
Amid the national opioid crisis, a new online course developed by the UA Center for Integrative Medicine expands medical training for pain treatment.
Nurse instructing a student
Thanks to a four-year diversity grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, the UA College of Nursing will expand its support of students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in nursing in Arizona.
The University of Arizona Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary breast team
The multidisciplinary breast team at the UA Cancer Center and Banner – University Medicine has received accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, an American College of Surgeons’ program that holds breast centers to the highest standards of care.
Jeff Burgess, MD, MPH, associate dean of research and professor at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health
The UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the UA Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources have received a $1.6 million federal grant to develop more effective training methods – including the use of computer games – to improve safety among U.S mine workers.
Illustration of a heart with coronary vessels
Raymond Woosley, MD, PhD, co-director of the Division of Clinical Data Analytics and Decision Support at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, and his team developed a system to calculate each patient’s specific risk of drug-induced long QT syndrome, a medical condition resulting from abnormal electrical signals in the heart.
Francisco Moreno, MD,  during a recent Salud en la Comunidad talk
Collaborating with Tucson organizations, the Hispanic Center of Excellence at the UA Health Sciences has launched “Salud en la Comunidad – Health in the Community,” Spanish-language, interactive and community-building health-education talks.
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Seeking to improve sleep among student-athletes, two UA researchers developed and have enhanced an educational support sleep program and have been awarded an NCAA grant to expand its reach.
An implantable monitoring system called CardioMEMs that measures blood pressure in the lungs
Technology for advanced heart disease is a growing field and has been life changing for patients, thanks to an implantable monitoring system that measures blood pressure in the lungs.
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