For excellence in teaching and mentoring, Zoe Cohen, PhD, of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Physiology, has received the Margaret M. Briehl and Dennis T. Ray Five Star Faculty Award.
The Department of Immunobiology in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson is hosting “National DNA Day” events at three Tucson high schools, April 24, 25 and 26, to highlight the importance of genomic research.
World-renowned neurobiologists and leaders in chemistry will discuss the brain circuits underlying acute and chronic pain, reward, motivation and addiction, and the development of chemical probes as potential novel therapies. The symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Department of Pharmacology and Interim Dean Irving Kron, MD.
Beginning Monday, May 6, through Saturday, May 11, the University of Arizona Health Sciences Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix, Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will hold convocations; inspirational graduates are available for interviews.
The community-wide, family-friendly event brings together resources from throughout Tucson and Pima County to deliver useful information about mental health in a fun, informal setting. The Tucson Palooza Steering Committee is led by Camp Wellness, an award-winning program of the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine.
The American Indian Youth Wellness Camp, a one-week residential camp, integrates American Indian values and culture, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition and exercise to American Indian children from tribes across Arizona.
The collaborative art exhibit features paintings by 23 ArtWorks artists and six artists from the Hozhoni Gallery in Flagstaff that explore the themes of goals, dreaming and imagination. The exhibit runs April 12 – July 26. The opening reception is free and open to the public.
`Father of integrative medicine,’ Dr. Andrew Weil, will go head-to-head with renowned heart surgeon Dr. Irving Kron, interim dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, on whether prevention or intervention strategies are best for optimal health and wellness.
Pain specialists at the University of Arizona and Banner – University Medicine are trying to reduce the use of opioids for patients suffering from chronic non-cancer pain by utilizing alternatives and complementary methods, and a large array of pain intervention procedures.
While antibiotic resistance is on the rise, pharmaceutical companies are making fewer and fewer new antibiotics. UA immunobiologist Michael Johnson says this trend is in urgent need of reversal and believes copper might just be the key.