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The University of Arizona Health Sciences eNewsletter
January 2018
SPOTLIGHT

University of Arizona researchers are launching an international consortium to determine if better regulation of a protein found in lung cells might impact persistence of asthma from childhood to adulthood, working toward personalized therapies for people with adult chronic asthma.

The University of Arizona’s Felicia Goodrum, PhD, and some of the nation’s most prominent human cytomegalovirus researchers have been awarded a five-year, $8.9 million collaborative grant to investigate how the virus lies dormant until it activates and poses life-threatening disease risk.
Amelia Gallitano, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, has received a grant to develop the first diagnostic test for schizophrenia.
The UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Arizona Department of Health Services have partnered to train first responders to recognize the symptoms of opioid abuse and to administer naloxone, a drug used to counter the effects of opioid overdose and save lives.
The estate of best-selling integrative health author, educator and cancer survivor, Jack Challem, has awarded a $50,000 gift to UA College of Nursing Assistant Professor Thaddeus Pace, PhD.
Courtney’s Courage donated $40,000 to the UA Steele Children’s Research Center to support the “Courtney Page Zillman Fellow” Megan Stanley Molina.
Cancer is expected to exceed cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in Arizona within the next 20 years. While exemplary treatments are available and new immunotherapy treatments hold promise for curing the disease, prevention of cancer is the ultimate goal.
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