Spotlights

UArizona Cancer Center Receives $6.85M Grant to Continue Native American Cancer Research, Training, Outreach Program
Since 2002, the University of Arizona Cancer Center and Northern Arizona University have received funding from the National Cancer Institute to form the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention, addressing the cancer burden on Native Americans.

Understanding the Eye's 'Plumbing' Could Lead to Future Treatments for Glaucoma, Other Diseases
A University of Arizona Health Sciences study funded by a $2.3 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Eye Institute could help to develop future treatments for glaucoma and other diseases.

Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Expand Services
Thanks to a new contract with Banner – University Family Care/AHCCCS Complete Care, the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program are able to reach more individuals with mental-health conditions and substance-use disorders.

UArizona College of Nursing to Host Ribbon Cutting for Bachelor of Science in Nursing Integrative Health Program, Nov. 13
Located in Gilbert, Ariz., the new program is the first program nationally to incorporate integrative health content and interventions into a BSN program.

‘Revolutionary’ New Class Challenges UArizona Students to Cure Alzheimer’s Disease
The University of Arizona Health Sciences is offering innovative curricula for students to influence human health and build entrepreneurial skills.

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson earns comprehensive stroke center status
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson is the first certified comprehensive stroke center in Tucson.

Providing Health Care to Homeless Children Topic of Free Public Lecture, Oct. 29
Dr. Randy Christensen has dedicated his life to providing care for children who live on the streets without access to health care. Sponsored by the Flinn Foundation, he will provide a free community lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

New Study has Potential to Improve Lives of ALS Patients
UA Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science researchers receive grant from the Department of Defense to test novel therapeutic.

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, VA Health Care System Launch Initiative to Improve Treatment Options for Veterans
Collaborative program could prevent adverse drug events, save lives and decrease health-care costs.

Program to Ensure Rural Access to Health Care Receives Federal Funding Boost
Longstanding University of Arizona Health Sciences program provides technical assistance, training and expertise to Arizona’s 15 critical access hospitals and 31 rural health clinics and EMS providers.