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The University of Arizona Health Sciences eNewsletter
March 2018
SPOTLIGHT

A scientist at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has received a $1.65 million grant to find out how a traumatic brain injury changes communication in the brain. The project marks the first time an electrochemical assessment will be used to evaluate traumatic brain injury in real time.

Researchers with the Center for Population Science and Discovery at the UA Health Sciences are studying the impact of two Medicaid enrollment freezes and subsequent Medicaid expansions on health-care utilization and expenditures among adults and children in Arizona.
Epilepsy is the fourth most-common neurological condition in children. Research scientist Michael Hammer, PhD, shares his story of finding the genetic mutation that caused his daughter's epilepsy.
Free and open to the public, the lecture by UA orthopaedic surgeon Michael Dohm, MD, will discuss the operative and non-operative treatment of joint disease, including evidence, outcome and value of current surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Banner – University Medical Center South in Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix have been named to the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals list by IBM Watson Health.
Writing for Nutrition Today, Donato Romagnolo, PhD, and Ornella Selmin, PhD, of the UA Cancer Center and UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, respectively, delved into the current research to examine the Mediterranean diet’s association with the prevention of several chronic diseases.
The University of Arizona is one of 17 universities across the nation participating in this elite competition, which is designed to encourage communication among disciplines, especially early on in the careers of health-care professionals, so the values may be carried into practice after graduation.
The UA Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building has received two awards for best new education building.
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