Spotlights

Aging Research Studies Diabetes, Phishing, Stress
September 15, 2021

Three grants are funding studies to address the diverse needs of an aging population, including treatments and interventions that promote healthy aging.


Study Shows Link Between Arsenic Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes
September 15, 2021

Research led by the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy shows how chronic arsenic exposure disrupts the body’s natural antioxidant defenses, which may contribute to the development of diseases such as Type 2 diabetes.


Newest Primary Care Physician Scholars Announced
September 14, 2021

A new class of 23 medical students received full-tuition scholarships to the UArizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix.


Training Program to Support Families Affected by Opioid Use Disorders
September 8, 2021

The Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center will oversee the first peer support experiential learning and apprenticeship program in rural Arizona.


NIH Grant Advances Research on Women’s Brains, Menopause and Increased Risk for Alzheimer’s
August 31, 2021

The Center for Innovation in Brain Science received a $15.1 million grant from the National Institutes on Aging to investigate perimenopausal brain aging.


Study Suggests Vaccination Push Needed to Fight Delta Variant
August 24, 2021

The AZ HEROES longitudinal study on COVID-19 shows a decline in vaccine effectiveness from 91% prior to delta variant predominance to 66% afterward, suggesting an increased level of vaccination will be required to end the pandemic.


Researchers To Study Impact of Nurse Cannabis and Substance Use on Patient Care
August 18, 2021

A new study led by the University of Arizona College of Nursing will examine the prevalence of cannabis and other substance use in nurses who may work through significant pain and be at risk for substance abuse.


Study Will Test Treatments for Concussion-related Headache
August 5, 2021

Researchers are studying existing therapies and those in clinical trials to pinpoint the most effective medications for concussion-related headaches.


Mild COVID-19 Infections Can Still Cause Long-term Symptoms
August 4, 2021

Data from a University of Arizona Health Sciences longitudinal study on COVID-19 shows that 67% of people with mild or moderate COVID-19 infection develop long COVID, with symptoms that last more than 30 days after a positive test.


Clinical Trial to Study a Breathing Exercise for Sleep Apnea
August 3, 2021

A new clinical trial will assess the impact of inspiratory muscle training on blood pressure in adults with obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension.