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The University of Arizona Health Sciences eNewsletter
October 2017
SPOTLIGHT

University of Arizona startup SinfoníaRx, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinfonía HealthCare Corporation, has been acquired by Tabula Rasa HealthCare, a public-health care company that provides individualized, data-driven technology solutions.

University of Arizona student-athlete Mia Mason is jumping at the opportunity to make a positive impact on children with cancer.
The UA Health Sciences’ Office of Diversity and Inclusion is offering a free mental health wellness program for students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health at the Tucson campus.
A study by scientists at the University of Arizona and the University of Pittsburgh may hold the key to targeting dormant or inactive cancer cells, which are resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments.
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson has been ranked among the best hospitals in the nation for cancer, geriatrics, gynecology and pulmonary care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Hospitals’ ratings.
A trial will look at whether a naturally occurring compound, known as angiotensin 1-7, relieves cognitive deficits after heart bypass.
Women who are not overweight may have an increased risk of cancer, according to research led by Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD, professor of health promotion sciences at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.
A silent epidemic of dream loss is at the root of many of the health concerns attributed to sleep loss, according to Rubin Naiman, PhD, a sleep and dream specialist at the UA Center for Integrative Medicine.
Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, received the 2017 Melvin R. Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery for her groundbreaking research to develop precision therapeutics to delay, treat – and potentially cure – Alzheimer’s disease.
The Arizona Telemedicine Program at the UA College of Medicine Tucson and the UA Center for Rural Health at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health have partnered to create a program to train primary care providers to treat rheumatic diseases.
Felicia Goodrum, PhD, has been named to the Pew Charitable Trusts’ inaugural class of Innovation Fund investigators, she joins researchers throughout the country selected to build interdisciplinary teams to solve some of today’s most challenging questions in biomedical research.
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