Medicine

Holland Barr with her pediatric immunologist, Dr. Michael Daines
Aug. 22, 2016
The center is the first in the Southwest to conduct research into acute-onset neuropsychiatric disorders that historically have been misdiagnosed or undiagnosed in children.
Agnieszka Witkiewicz and Erik Knudsen investigate tumors on the molecular level in hopes of opening up new approaches to more effective treatment. (Photo: BioCommunications, Kris Hanning)
Aug. 17, 2016
The UA Health Sciences is blazing a trail with the personalized, patient-directed approach necessary to improve treatment outcomes for certain cancers with a poor prognosis.
Julie Ledford and Akarsh Manne, an associate scientific investigator for Dr. Monica Kraft, discuss results from a recent genetic analysis of samples in Ledford's lab at the UA's BIO5 Institute.
Aug. 12, 2016
Researchers will conduct a five-year study to investigate the interrelationship of genetic mediators to reduce lung inflammation and attacks in asthma patients.
Children on an Amish farm near Morristown, New York
Aug. 4, 2016
House dust differences between Amish and Hutterite communities affect immune development and asthma risk, according to a study co-authored by UA Health Sciences researcher Dr. Donata Vercelli.
Often, great inventions start in ideas noted in University researchers' lab notebooks. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Aug. 2, 2016
Tech Launch Arizona has completed its third full year of operation, surpassing all of its established performance metrics. For fiscal 2016, the UA's commercialization arm reported 250 invention disclosures, 278 patents filed and 14 startup companies. Tech Parks Arizona also had a banner year.
Arif Muhammad, Amisha Singh, Kevin Severson, Jessika Iwanski and Nicole Bejany at the ceremony, which honors new medical students as they accept the responsibility of the doctor-patient relationship. Each student receives a acoat and a stethoscope, thanks to UA College of Medicine – Tucson alumni, faculty and friends. (Photo credit: Mark Thaler/UAHS BioCommunications)
Aug. 1, 2016
The UA College of Medicine – Tucson held its white coat ceremony on Friday, formally admitting its largest class. The College of Medicine – Phoenix held its event on July 15.
Aug. 1, 2016
The center is one of only 45 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation — and the only one with headquarters in Arizona. It received its initial NCI designation in 1978.
Dr. Janet Funk is leading a clinical trial to investigate the anti-inflammatory impact of turmeric, a natural supplement and Indian spice.
July 22, 2016
As Dr. Janet Funk and her UA research team recruit participants for a clinical trial involving the spice turmeric, graduate student Laura Hopkins has a personal interest in the outcome.
Dr. Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia is the UA's senior vice president for health sciences, the Dr. Merlin K. DuVal Professor of Medicine and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.
July 18, 2016
Cutting-edge research investigating the genetic basis for devastating disorders in the critically ill, led by Dr. Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia, vice president for health sciences, will receive a major assist from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

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