News Archive

March 9, 2020
On Friday, March 20, medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will tear open envelopes simultaneously revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is considered the most exciting day of medical school.
March 5, 2020
University of Arizona Health Sciences study finds when whites and Native Americans in comparable income and education levels are compared, whites consume more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent.
March 4, 2020
A University of Arizona Health Sciences research team led by Dr. Frank Porreca points to prolactin, a neurohormone related to lactation, as the underlying reason women experience more pain than men, and even more so when taking opioids. Their paper on the discovery was featured on the cover of Science Translational Medicine.
March 4, 2020
A $2-million award from the Indian Health Service to the University of Arizona College of Nursing will establish a new academic program, American Indians in Nursing: Career Advancement and Transition Scholars.
March 2, 2020
The two-part event will offer training for opioid overdose crisis response, both to the general public and students, in a presentation called “Drug Survival 102,” as well as provide certification training to UArizona health sciences students. Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th U.S. Surgeon General, will provide closing remarks.
February 28, 2020
Dr. Insel supports faculty and students who are conducting biological or behavioral studies to improve health outcomes for individuals and populations and students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice and RN-MS programs.
February 26, 2020
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson study finds that women who experience more stressful life events in the year before childbirth have greater odds of using marijuana before and during pregnancy.
February 25, 2020
Free and open to the public, the latest Living Healthy With Arthritis lecture features Dr. Venkat Ganapathy, University of Arizona associate professor of orthopedic surgery and Banner – University Medicine Tucson Orthopaedic Spine Service chief, who’ll discuss non-operative and operative treatments for back pain.
February 21, 2020
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson has earned Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation.
February 19, 2020
Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy researchers will be available to discuss exciting drug-discovery research, how the renovated and expanded Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center will aid their research, and the latest trends in health care.
February 18, 2020
Researchers at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine – Tucson have teamed with scientists at two other institutions to identify the cause of post-brain injury headaches and uncover a potential new therapy for millions of patients.
February 17, 2020
A new scholarship program provides medical students with free tuition in exchange for practicing primary care in an underserved community in Arizona.
February 13, 2020
The University of Arizona is now a top producer of Fulbright students, reports the Institute of Higher Education, ranking it No. 14 among U.S. research institutions and setting a university record with 20 awardees. Of those, five are from the UArizona Health Sciences, including three from the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. They join two faculty members named Fulbright Scholars.
February 13, 2020
A team of researchers from three University of Arizona colleges, including Dr. Esther Sternberg with the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, is developing new methods to collect and analyze sweat for clues about how the body is functioning.
February 11, 2020
The University of Arizona researchers — Drs. Rajesh Khanna, Jordan Lancaster, Jim Schweigerling and Joseph Valacich — are being recognized in areas that include pain therapeutics, heart disease treatment, optical science and online data collection. Two are from the UArizona Health Sciences colleges.
February 11, 2020
An expert panel from the University of Arizona, Banner Health and Pima County Health encouraged the public at an information session Feb. 10 to spread facts, not fear; practice compassion; and wash their hands.
February 10, 2020
Along with hands-on exercises from intubating a mannequin to peering inside someone’s stomach via ultrasound, Tucson area high school students will get a chance to learn about careers in health care at the “Pathway to Success” health career fair hosted at Banner – University Medical Center South.
February 10, 2020
Researchers from the UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to lead a study of occupational exposures to “PFAS chemicals” among firefighters.
February 6, 2020
The $26-million expansion includes new chemistry laboratory space that will be used for drug discovery and development and research in the areas of pharmaceutics, pharmacogenomics and pharmacology.
February 4, 2020
The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center continues its 2020 Green Valley Lecture Series with a focus on stroke, how it affects health and treatment options to reverse stroke symptoms.

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