UAHS In The News
WFIRM has been selected by NASA to lead a multi-institutional project to better understand the health risks astronauts face from the exposure to galactic cosmic ray (GCR) and solar energetic particle (SEP) radiation that occurs from long-duration missions in deep space, and to develop countermeasures to keep astronauts safe. This project also brings together the radiobiology and nanotechnology expertise of Dr. Frederic Zenhausern, director of the Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine and his team at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.
An $8.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute will bring to the Navajo Nation two widely successful programs that will aim to improve asthma care over a six-year period. The project will be managed through a collaboration between National Jewish Health, the nation's leading respiratory hospital, and Dr. Lynn Gerald, co-principal investigator, associate director for clinical research with the Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center and Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair and professor at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.
Personalized medicine -- health care tailored to the individual patient -- not only involves the use of prescription medications but vitamins and supplements as well. UA Cancer Center member Elizabeth T. Jacobs, PhD, professor and director of the epidemiology program at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is principal investigator for the project, which is funded by a $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute through June 2022.