Spotlights

Reconnecting the Disconnected: UA Physiology Professor Receives $1.2M NIH Grant to Use AI to Restore Movement in Paralyzed Limbs
When a person is paralyzed by a stroke or an injury, the brain and the neuron networks that control movement become disconnected from the muscles. Dr. Andrew Fuglevand is using artificial intelligence to stimulate multiple muscles to elicit natural movement in ways previous methods have been unable to do.

UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science Awarded Maria Shriver's The Women's Alzheimer's Movement Grant
Led by Roberta Brinton, PhD, the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences has received one of seven research grants awarded by WAM to leading scientific institutions. The grant will allow the Center to continue its WAM-funded research begun in 2016, and to discover critical information about the long-term impact of hormone interventions on women’s risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

First-Ever Clinical Trial to Treat Liver Cancer Through Immunotherapy is Accepting Patients
UA Cancer Center opens clinical trial in Greater Phoenix for novel liver cancer treatment.

UA to Provide Free Training to Increase Number of Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Rural, Underserved Areas
The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, in collaboration with the UA College of Nursing, received a $1.49 million federal grant to provide training to increase the number of certified sexual assault nurse examiners in four states and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands.

New UA/Banner Health Valley Fever Clinical Guidelines to Help Avoid Delays in Diagnosis
Banner Health has launched new clinical practice protocols developed with input from the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence to help physicians more quickly diagnose and treat patients with Valley fever infections.

UA Camp Wellness Celebrates 50th Camp with Special ‘Jubilation Celebration’
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will speak at this special event, celebrating Camp Wellness’ 50th camp and the students who completed the nine-week program.

UA Psychologist to Lead New Core Effort of Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Center
As this public health crisis escalates, researchers are working fervently to better understand the disease and who is most at risk for developing it, as well as to find ways to detect it earlier and to slow or halt its progress.

UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 9th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 3
Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona.

Student-Run Medical Clinic Open House to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the CUP Program
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) program will celebrate its 40th anniversary; through the program, UA medical students provide free medical care and education to the Tucson community and Southern Arizona.

Tucson High Schoolers to Explore Careers in Medicine Oct. 17
Local high school students will attend “A Pathway to Success,” an interactive health-care career fair spearheaded by residents at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.