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The University of Arizona Health Sciences eNewsletter
September 2019
SPOTLIGHT

A program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences that ensures Arizona’s rural communities have access to high-quality health services has received a $3.5 million, five-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to continue its vital efforts in medically underserved areas of the state.

The UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science has received a $37.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research a potential regenerative therapy for Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers from the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Arizona State University have been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate the effectiveness of a sexual assault prevention training program for employees who work in alcohol-serving establishments near Arizona’s three public universities.
A new study that measured the reliability of administering antibiotics before obtaining blood cultures could end the debate among physicians regarding sepsis management.
Vaping-related respiratory illness cases – and even vaping-related deaths – are on the rise across the nation, and the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the UA College of Pharmacy is cautioning individuals to avoid, or at least minimize, the use of e-cigarettes.
The UA Health Sciences and Diné College have been awarded a $1.3 million NIH grant to develop a cooperative training program to create a pipeline of Navajo students to advance from Diné College to neuroscience programs at top-tier research universities.
The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix is partnering with the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System to provide personalized drug treatment for veterans.
Researchers at the UA Health Sciences are making progress in an effort to develop an effective treatment for neuropathic pain caused by chemotherapy – without using opioids.
UA College of Medicine – Tucson Professor Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, has been awarded nearly $1.4 million for a peer-support program for sleep apnea patients. The funding will be used to implement the findings of a previous research project in which peers were trained to help patients starting treatment for sleep apnea.
Irving Kron, MD, professor of surgery and senior associate vice president for health sciences at the UA, has been named the new contact principal investigator for the All of Us Research Program at the UA Health Sciences and Banner Health.
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