UAHS In The News
Using a $2.1 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a team of University of Arizona researchers from the College of Engineering, Public Health and Pharmacy are creating faster MRI technologies to accommodate challenging patient populations, including stroke patients, individuals with Parkinson's disease and children. Scan times will be reduced from 40-60 minutes to around 15 minutes – or even shorter if a patient's condition necessitates it.
To help military personnel with these devastating injuries, Dr. John A. Szivek, a biomedical engineer and professor of orthopedic surgery, has received a five-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to launch a study to determine how to heal bone fractures using a combination of 3D printing and adult stem cells.
Drs. Henk L. Granzier, Nancy Sweitzer, and colleagues at the UA Sarver Heart Center investigated in a lab model whether metformin, a common diabetes drug, could be an effective treatment for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).