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The University of Arizona Health Sciences eNewsletter
March 2019
SPOTLIGHT
Dr. Andrew Weil

Integrative medicine pioneer, best-selling author and philanthropist Andrew Weil, MD, has committed $15 million to name the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine – adding to his previous gifts totaling $5 million – ensuring the UA is the world's nexus of integrative medicine education, research and innovation.

The Zuckerman Family Foundation has issued a $2 million matching challenge to support scholarships and programs at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.
The UA Health Sciences Career Development Awards program provides research training and funding for junior faculty members to foster academic careers in clinical and translational research, has selected its latest round of recipients.
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson's new nine-story hospital tower opens to patients April 22, with a community preview planned for April 7.
A $1.2 million grant from the JDRF will support a Department of Surgery researcher Klearchos Papas, PhD, as he continues perfecting and testing an implantable "tea bag" that senses glucose levels and automatically releases insulin when needed.
On July 27, Terry Badger, PhD, RN, UA College of Nursing, will be inducted into Sigma Foundation for Nursing’s 2019 International Researcher Hall of Fame.
Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the UA Health Sciences, has been awarded a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health training program grant to develop a cross-disciplinary and translationally oriented workforce to discover new drugs for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, associate dean of Phoenix Programs at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and border health expert, has been named interim associate dean of community engagement and outreach.
A cell phone app for pregnant women and new moms struggling with opioid addiction is helping them get to doctor appointments on time, chat online with counselors, message their physician and watch videos that teach them about changing their behavior.
UA pulmonologists and rheumatologists say the designation will increase patient referrals, improve access to clinical trials and research funding for this autoimmune rheumatic disorder that affects as many as 300,000 Americans.
A team of three University of Arizona Health Sciences students won the fourth annual CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition and will compete in the National CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition in Minneapolis, Minn., April 12–13, where they will have a chance to win a grand prize of $7,500.
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