Spotlights

UA Physiology Research Identifies Brain Inflammation As Potential Target to Treat Tinnitus
The discovery by Dr. Shaowen Bao and his colleagues could lead to new treatments to silence tinnitus for millions of sufferers.

UA Receives CDC Funding to Educate Next Generation of Occupational Health Professionals
The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has received an $800,000 grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to support graduate-level education in industrial hygiene.

UA Researcher and Doctoral Student Reconcile Scientific Standoff in Colon Cancer Research
Curtis Thorne, PhD, and UA doctoral student Carly Cabel validated findings from a 2018 collaborative study that identified a possible new therapeutic target for colon cancer – after a Harvard lab challenged the initial results.

UA Fueling Rapid Tucson Tech Growth
Tucson has enjoyed a 90% jump in technology jobs over the last five years, making it one of the top up-and-coming tech markets in North America, according to global commercial real estate services and investment company CBRE.

Dr. Marvin Slepian Elected President of Think Tank That Promotes Medical Device Technology
Dr. Slepian’s extensive research career has resulted in innovative diagnostics and therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases. His work at the University of Arizona has focused on the development and use of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering, drug delivery and medical-device development.

Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance Cultivates Student Curiosity
The SIMI summer program takes the stigma out of ignorance, equipping students with the question-asking skills they need to succeed professionally and intellectually.

Dr. Dan Derksen Named UA College of Medicine – Tucson 2019 Alumnus of the Year
The honor recognizes his commitment to the college’s success and mission.

New EMS Bachelor’s Degree Program Starts This Fall at UA College of Medicine – Tucson
One of a few programs in the nation administered through a clinical department, the UA Bachelor of Science major and minor in EMS is designed to enhance emergency medical professionals’ leadership and clinical skills, preparing them for a future in prehospital medicine.

Using Big Data to Prevent Cardiac Arrhythmias
Researchers at the University of Arizona and Banner Health will create alerts to identify patients at risk for developing heart rhythm disorders and sudden cardiac death, thanks to a $766,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

UA College Partners with Space Tango to Test Diagnostic Tool in Space
Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine will integrate its health platform in the company’s automated CubeLab system to develop an easy way to test astronauts’ health in space.