November 2019

Have you seen the beautiful desert landscapes symbolizing the expansive spirit of the University of Arizona Health Sciences on your local PBS station or the Discovery Channel? Have you read about all the amazing research showcased on the UArizona Health Sciences’ new website, Tomorrow is here?

Michael D. Dake, MD, senior vice president for Health Sciences recently announced “Tomorrow is here,” a new television, digital and social media campaign that reintroduces the Health Sciences to long-time supporters, and presents the academic medical center for the first time to those who may be unaware of its achievements.

The UArizona College of Pharmacy has been ranked eighth in the nation by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, representing a significant jump for the college, which advanced 20 spots in one year.
A new class at the UArizona Health Sciences is preparing students to lead scientific discovery and is challenging them to create a drug that can help patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers at the UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have discovered a function in a pro-inflammatory protein that could play an important part in improving current and future therapeutics for the herpes virus.
Traumatic brain injuries are not evaluated during standard forensic nursing exams following a domestic violence assault, strangulation or rape. But researchers at the UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix say adding neurologic tests to current protocols could help victims seek treatment.
The UArizona Cancer Center has received an $8.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for the UA Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network, which will perform early-phase cancer-prevention clinical trials.
Megha Padi, PhD, of the UArizona Cancer Center has developed a method for probing the genetic underpinnings of cancer and other diseases, which could lead to better treatments.
Could near-infrared light help enhance cognition and reduce Alzheimer's disease risk in older adults? With the support of a new $3.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging — $1.8 million of which will go to UArizona — researchers will investigate.
In the United States, about 1 in 31 hospital patients has at least one health-care-associated infection, costing an estimated $30 billion each year. A $510,000 grant will be used to quantify the occurrence of the most concerning pathogens in hospitals that are difficult to kill or are antibiotic resistant.
The chairman emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies has made a $5 million gift to the UArizona Cancer Center in support of the clinical and translational research of Dr. David S. Alberts, a Health Sciences pioneer and expert in ovarian cancer.
Investigators at the UArizona Steele Children's Research Center are leading a statewide study as part of a national effort to conduct population-based surveillance of congenital heart defects across the life span.
An innovative resistance training device promotes movement for a patient’s lower legs at varied levels of resistance, thereby preventing muscle de-conditioning and venous stasis, which can lead to blood clots.
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