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The University of Arizona Health Sciences eNewsletter
April 2018
SPOTLIGHT

A new $1.9 million grant at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center will help researchers discover ways to prevent a deadly disease that affects thousands of premature infants annually.

Researchers at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and the UA Cancer Center are optimistic about immunotherapy, a treatment that teaches the immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells.
The UA College of Nursing is one of only 31 U.S. schools of nursing selected to receive a prestigious grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs.
Agnes Attakai, MPA, director of health disparities outreach and prevention education for the Center for Rural Health at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has received the Rosemary McKenzie Legacy Award from the National Rural Health Association for her work to improve the health of Native Americans in rural Arizona.
Although awareness of head and neck cancer is low, certain types of it are on the rise – and health-care providers at the UA Cancer Center point to a vaccine-preventable virus as the primary culprit behind this spike.
Randal O. Dull, MD, PhD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.
Researchers from the UA Health Sciences participated in a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study that estimates 1 in 59 children in the United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder, based on tracking across multiple areas of the nation.
After earning her doctorate in physics at Harvard, Megha Padi, PhD, plans to draw from her expertise in bioinformatics, math and biology to expand collaboration at the UA Cancer Center and the entire UA campus.
The UA Arthritis Center will team up with the UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as it presents the 2018 UA Arthritis Center "Bear Down Luncheon," a unique event to benefit the UA Arthritis Center and its research efforts.
More than 200 guests honored women struggling with heart disease  at the 10th annual Red Dress Cocktail Party at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.
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