Spotlights

UA Neuroscientist Roberta Diaz Brinton Awarded $1M Alzheimer’s Association Grant
Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, is one of six international researchers awarded funding through the Alzheimer’s Association's Part the Cloud program to support early phase human trials of potential therapies to save brain cells.

When Melanoma Spreads to the Brain, Patients with BRAF or MEK Mutations Can Find Novel Treatment at UA Cancer Center
Its ample sun puts residents at risk for melanoma, but Arizona is also home to experimental treatments through early-phase clinical trials at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

UA Researchers Study Link Between Menstrual Cycle and Quitting Smoking
Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson received a $347,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how the menstrual cycle impacts quit efforts in women of reproductive age who smoke.

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.

UA College of Pharmacy Establishes Arizona Center For Drug Discovery
The Center will focus on bridging faculty experts with partners in the pharmacy industry, creating a pipeline for advancing drug discovery and development.