Spotlights

Examining Disparities in Kidney Cancer Mortality Risk
May 5, 2021

Dr. Ken Batai,has documented an increased risk of mortality among Arizona’s Hispanic American and Native American kidney cancer patients.


New Certificate Prepares Students to Serve Aging Population
May 5, 2021

A new UArizona Health Sciences program will prepare students to work in the field of gerontology, where demand for specialized professionals is high.


Efforts To Vaccinate Hard-to-reach Communities Expand
May 4, 2021

A new mobile health unit program is getting more vaccines in the arms of rural, Hispanic and other hard-to-reach populations in southern Arizona.


COVID-19 Study Expands Efforts to Enroll Spanish-speakers
April 27, 2021

A dedicated campaign to include an underrepresented group in the AZ HEROES study is expected to produce more meaningful results.


Integrative Medicine Residency Program Hits 100-Site Milestone
April 27, 2021

Unique curriculum developed at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences is now being taught to medical residents nationally and internationally.


Internships Aimed at Increasing Oncology Workforce Diversity
April 20, 2021

Medical students from the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson will shadow UArizona Cancer Center members to explore oncology career opportunities.


U.S.-Mexico Study Examines Hygiene Hypothesis Amid Pandemic
April 7, 2021

Researchers are taking a three-pronged approach to analyze asthma in children in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona – even before they’re born.


College Students Wanted for COVID-19 Post-Vaccine Study
April 5, 2021

The national study will help determine if vaccinated people who are exposed to COVID-19 can still spread the disease.


Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program Expands
March 30, 2021

The full-tuition program aims to improve Arizonans’ health and reduce medical student debt by addressing a dire need for qualified medical professionals.


Developing A Population-Based Dietary Assessment Mobile App
March 30, 2021

Researchers are developing a mobile assessment tool to more accurately, and in near real-time, track and measure saturated fat and added sugar consumption.