The University of Arizona

UA's Rural Health Conference Marks 40th Anniversary

UANews | August 8, 2013
The UA's Center for Rural Health will host the 40th annual Arizona Rural Health Conference later this month with keynote speaker Mary Wakefield, administrator of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The conference attracts health care providers, health professionals, administrators, policy makers and leaders from across the state.

UA Launches First National Online Pediatric Integrative Medicine Curriculum

UANews | August 7, 2013
A new online program designed by the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the UA will allow pediatric residents nationwide to learn integrative medicine approaches in addition to their conventional medical training. The unique Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency program takes into account the whole infant, child or adolescent, including all elements of lifestyle and family health.

UA Researchers Explore Root of Diabetic Retinal Damage

UANews | August 6, 2013
The UA's Erika Eggers has received an Innovative Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to identify the early mechanisms of diabetic retinal damage. She and colleague Heddwen Brooks will use a novel approach that examines retinal neurons down to the cellular level in seeking to understand the exact changes that damage vision.

UA Pain Research Team Awarded $2.5M to Tackle Chronic Pain

UANews | August 1, 2013
One in three Americans will suffer from chronic pain at some point in their lives, resulting in an estimated $635 billion per year in medical treatment and lost productivity. The UA's Frank Porreca and his Pain Research Group have been awarded a $2.5 million grant to research the multiple dimensions of pain, including sensory, emotional and cognitive aspects.

UA Experts Collaborate to Reduce Disease-Triggering Inflammation

UANews | July 26, 2013
UA experts in medical, behavioral and family sciences are teaming up to better understand the effects of inflammation and how to manage it. Among the leaders in this area is Charles Raison, associate professor of psychiatry and the Barry and Janet Lang Associate Professor of Integrative Mental Health in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Wear Your Vegetables: Could Broccoli Hold the Key to Skin Cancer Prevention?

UANews | July 24, 2013
UA cancer researcher Sally Dickinson is exploring the potential benefits of applying a broccoli-based ointment to the skin. Her research focuses on how sulforaphane – a naturally occurring compound in broccoli with established chemopreventive properties – could possibly be used to help patients reduce their risk for skin cancer.