Spotlights

UA Health Sciences Innovation Building ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony Nov. 17: Futuristic Facility Promotes Team-Based Health Professions Education
The ‘topping-off’ ceremony for the new $165 million University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building signals the advancement of team-based health professions education in the United States.

UA Study on Impact of Delays in Diagnosing Valley Fever Funded by CDC
Dr. Fariba Donovan, an infectious diseases research scientist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, receives contract to examine how the failure to diagnose Valley fever impacts patient health, costs and `antimicrobial stewardship’ of this respiratory infection endemic to the U.S. Southwest.

$8.5M Grant Awarded to Improve Asthma Care with the Navajo Nation
National Jewish Health and the University of Arizona bring proven programs to assist underserved population

Optimizing Workplace Design for Health: UA Institute on Place and Wellbeing at ‘Greenbuild,’ Nov. 9 in Boston
At the world’s largest conference and expo for design-related industry professionals, UAIPW Director Esther Sternberg, MD, and the U.S. General Services Administration will discuss findings of their Wellbuilt for Wellbeing study, which have the potential to positively impact the health of millions of office workers and the cost of lost time due to workplace-related illnesses.

UA Startup ProNeurogen Advances New Therapies for Vascular Dementia, Announces Award of Patents for Intellectual Property
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded two patents to the UA based on the team’s novel approach to treating diseases causing memory loss and cognitive impairment.

‘Imagine a Future Free of the Pain of Arthritis…Meet the UA Arthritis Center Researchers,’ Nov. 1
An exclusive opportunity to visit one-on-one with University of Arizona Arthritis Center faculty, physicians and scientists to learn about cutting-edge research being conducted at the center.

UA Expert on Science of Place and Well-being Named Chair of National Library of Medicine Board of Regents
Dr. Esther Sternberg, director of research at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, will lead outreach and education efforts of the National Library of Medicine, one of the world’s largest biomedical libraries.

Ten-year Institutional Accreditation Granted To GME Program at UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Administration of residency and fellowships programs will shift to UA College of Medicine – Phoenix from Banner Health

Dr. Fayez K. Ghishan Receives ‘Eugene G. Sander Endowed Faculty Fundraising Award’
Dr. Ghishan is the 2017 recipient of the “Eugene G. Sander Endowed Faculty Fundraising Award” in recognition of his 22-year commitment to excellence in fundraising and development for the UA Steele Children’s Research Center.

UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives Record $8.25 Million in Endowment Pledges
The gifts will provide long-term support for critical faculty research in pediatric diseases and also provide researchers access to the latest technology and equipment to find solutions for a broad range of childhood diseases.