On Every Front: Developing a Diverse Scientific Workforce To End the Alzheimer’s Epidemic

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, has been awarded a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health training program grant to develop a cross-disciplinary and translationally oriented workforce to discover new drugs for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases and shepherd them through the drug-development pipeline.

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center Celebrates National Poison Prevention Week

The Center provides the public with tips to prevent opioid misuse and poisonings.

Founder of Immigration Advocacy Group ‘Border Angels’ to Visit UA

Students from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will host the 13th annual Social Justice Symposium, Friday, April 5. The topic is, “Bridges & Barriers: Migration and Public Health,” with keynote speaker Enrique Morones, founder and director of San Diego-based Border Angels, an organization that advocates for immigration and human rights.

On Every Front: Developing a Diverse Scientific Workforce To End the Alzheimer’s Epidemic

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, has been awarded a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health training program grant to develop a cross-disciplinary and translationally oriented workforce to discover new drugs for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases and shepherd them through the drug-development pipeline.

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center Celebrates National Poison Prevention Week

The Center provides the public with tips to prevent opioid misuse and poisonings.

Founder of Immigration Advocacy Group ‘Border Angels’ to Visit UA

Students from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will host the 13th annual Social Justice Symposium, Friday, April 5. The topic is, “Bridges & Barriers: Migration and Public Health,” with keynote speaker Enrique Morones, founder and director of San Diego-based Border Angels, an organization that advocates for immigration and human rights.
  • On Every Front: Developing a Diverse Scientific Workforce To End the Alzheimer’s Epidemic

    Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, has been awarded a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health training program grant to develop a cross-disciplinary and translationally oriented workforce to discover new drugs for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases and shepherd them through the drug-development pipeline.
  • Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center Celebrates National Poison Prevention Week

    The Center provides the public with tips to prevent opioid misuse and poisonings.
  • Founder of Immigration Advocacy Group ‘Border Angels’ to Visit UA

    Students from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will host the 13th annual Social Justice Symposium, Friday, April 5. The topic is, “Bridges & Barriers: Migration and Public Health,” with keynote speaker Enrique Morones, founder and director of San Diego-based Border Angels, an organization that advocates for immigration and human rights.

People and Programs on the Move

Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, a cardiologist at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center who is a passionate advocate for health equity and conducts research on bias in health care, was selected as one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” for 2019.

Drs. Malika Varma and Bulbul Cibei bring broad clinical experience in training internal medicine resident physicians and medical students to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South.

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Mar 20 2019 - 12:25pm
New York Times contributor and physician Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, will keynote this year’s Cindy Wool Memorial Seminar at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.
Mar 20 2019 - 12:05pm
Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Floyd “Ski” Chilton will discuss the revolutionary approaches he has developed to prevent, treat and reverse the effects of inflammation as well as to address unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.
Mar 20 2019 - 9:10am
Sixty-eight students to receive medical degrees on May 6.
Mar 18 2019 - 5:15pm
Fourth-year medical students will begin residency training in the summer.
Mar 12 2019 - 10:00am
A news conference to announce that the UA Center for Integrative Medicine will be named for Dr. Andrew Weil, who has committed $15 million to the center, bringing his total giving to $20 million.

UAHS In The News

In fall 2019, the University of Arizona College of Nursing will advance its commitment to integrative heath when it begins offering a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway devoted to blending conventional health care with complementary approaches to mind-body-spirit wellbeing.

Integrative medicine pioneer, best-selling author and philanthropist Andrew Weil, MD, has committed $15 million to name the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine – adding to his previous gifts totaling $5 million – ensuring the UA is the world's nexus of integrative medicine education, research and innovation.

A $1.2 million grant from the JDRF will support UA researchers as they continue to perfect and test an implantable "tea bag" that senses glucose levels and automatically releases insulin when needed.  Klearchos Papas, PhD, professor in the Departments of Surgery and Medical Imaging at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, could launch clinical trials with the device in the next three to four years.