Recent Disasters Remind First Responders of the Need for Up-to-Date Hazmat Training

More than 30 regional firefighters from Southern Arizona communities will be participating in the Advanced Hazmat Life Support training offered by the University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center.

New Research Evaluates Depression Treatment among Individuals with Dementia and Depression

Led by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the study aims to better understand and improve depression treatment among older individuals with dementia.

The Science of Consciousness Conference - April 2-7, 2018

‘The Science of Consciousness’ Conference will be held from April 2-7, 2018 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.

Recent Disasters Remind First Responders of the Need for Up-to-Date Hazmat Training

More than 30 regional firefighters from Southern Arizona communities will be participating in the Advanced Hazmat Life Support training offered by the University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center.

New Research Evaluates Depression Treatment among Individuals with Dementia and Depression

Led by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the study aims to better understand and improve depression treatment among older individuals with dementia.

The Science of Consciousness Conference - April 2-7, 2018

‘The Science of Consciousness’ Conference will be held from April 2-7, 2018 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.
  • Recent Disasters Remind First Responders of the Need for Up-to-Date Hazmat Training

    More than 30 regional firefighters from Southern Arizona communities will be participating in the Advanced Hazmat Life Support training offered by the University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center.
  • New Research Evaluates Depression Treatment among Individuals with Dementia and Depression

    Led by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the study aims to better understand and improve depression treatment among older individuals with dementia.
  • The Science of Consciousness Conference - April 2-7, 2018

    ‘The Science of Consciousness’ Conference will be held from April 2-7, 2018 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.

People and Programs on the Move

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at UAHS, received a $450,000 grant to advance her groundbreaking clinical development of the first regenerative therapeutic for Alzheimer’s disease.

Justina McEvoy, PhD, a research member at the University of Arizona Cancer Center has been named a St. Baldrick’s Scholar.

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Sep 15 2017 - 3:31pm
A free mental health wellness program is available for students studying medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health at the Tucson campus of the University of Arizona Health Sciences.
Sep 13 2017 - 1:37pm
The research fair, to be held on Sept. 14, will focus on the history of collaborative research between SAVAHCS and the UA College of Medicine - Tucson.
Sep 8 2017 - 9:49am
The College of Medicine – Phoenix Faculty Development Committee launched its new mentoring program Aug. 30 with a dinner and keynote address by Sai Parthasarathy, MD, a distinguished physician-researcher specializing in Sleep Medicine.
Sep 7 2017 - 2:16pm
Banner – UMC Tucson, 4-7 p.m. Sept. 14
Sep 1 2017 - 9:52am
The new director of the Clinical Informatics Fellowship at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has plans to revolutionize health care.

UAHS In The News

Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton, director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, has been named the winner of the 2017 Melvin R. Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer's Drug Discovery. The prize, awarded by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), is the first to recognize researchers developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Tucson-based SinfoníaRx, a spinoff from a University of Arizona College of Pharmacy prescription-management program, has been acquired by a Philadelphia-area company specializing in medication management.

The Valley Fever Center for Excellence (VFCE) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson has been awarded a four-year, $4.8 million grant for research to speed development of a vaccine to combat Valley fever, the sometimes deadly respiratory illness caused by Coccidioides spores found in soils of the U.S. Southwest. The funding comes from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a unit of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and aims to enable development of a live, yet safe, vaccine to prevent this fungal disease (also known as coccidioidomycosis, or cocci).