Spotlights

UA Researchers Develop Novel ‘Lung-on-a-Leaf’ Model to Study Pulmonary Diseases
UA College of Medicine – Phoenix scientists cross-utilize plant biology, medicine and engineering to create novel platform.

UA College of Nursing Receives $1.6M Grant to Examine the Healing Potential of Curcumin for Acute Lung Injury
The five-year National Institutes of Health grant will enable Charles Downs, PhD, to study whether the non-pharmacological supplement curcumin can prevent lung injury.

UA Health Sciences’ Research Tackling Health Challenges Supported by NIH Funding to Arizona in FY2017
As part of the National Institutes of Health’s “NIH in Your State” social media campaign about NIH investment in fiscal year 2017 and the impact of federally funded research on citizens’ health, the NIH recently tweeted that Arizona received $189 million in research support in FY2017. The University of Arizona Health Sciences received $70.3 million in NIH funding during FY2017, conducting research addressing statewide and global health challenges.

UA Cancer Center Partners with Nation’s Top Cancer Centers To Endorse Goal to Eliminate HPV-Related Cancers in U.S.
Joint statement empowers parents, young adults and physicians to increase vaccination rates and screenings to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer.

PharmCamp 2018: Exploring the Exciting Possibilities of Careers in the Health Sciences
Middle school-age children throughout Southern Arizona have the chance to participate in several weeklong camps that engage them with STEM activities and the chance to explore careers in pharmacy, nursing, medicine, and public health.

UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft Receives Distinguished Achievement Award from American Thoracic Society
The award—one of ATS’ most important—is one of several honors Dr. Kraft has received in the past year. A physician-scientist renowned for her work on asthma, she served as president of the ATS in 2012-13.

Celina Sanchez is First UA Project SEARCH Intern to Receive Banner – UMC Tucson’s ‘Be Bold, Be Kind, Be Awesome’ Award
Sanchez was given the award for exceptional performance with Project SEARCH at Banner – University Medical Center; the program provides young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities quality unpaid internships for hands-on training and career development.

UA Receives $1.7M Grant to Increase Number of Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in Rural and Border Areas
Grant provides University of Arizona College of Nursing students opportunity to focus on interprofessional collaborative care at medically underserved sites.

UA Cancer Center’s Dr. Tim Bowden Fondly Remembered As Gifted Scientist, Teacher and Mentor
University of Arizona physicians and researchers remember Dr. Bowden as a “friend, mentor, passionate scientist and remarkable human being.”

Pharmacology Researchers Seek Solutions to Opioid Epidemic
The UA's focus has been on helping people with chronic pain without using narcotics or other addictive drugs.