The University of Arizona

First Nurses Graduate from UA College of Nursing Phoenix Campus

UANews | August 13, 2013
The UA's Master of Science for Entry to the Profession of Nursing is the only program of its kind in Arizona, and it has just graduated its first group of students at its Phoenix campus. The 16 new nurses hold degrees in disciplines that include education, veterinary science, anthropology and law.

How Neurons Get Wired

UANews | August 13, 2013
UA scientists have discovered an unknown mechanism that establishes polarity in developing nerve cells. Understanding how nerve cells make connections is an important step in developing cures for nerve damage resulting from spinal cord injuries or neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Future Doctors Receive White Coats

UANews | August 12, 2013
Incoming students at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson donned their physician’s coats for the first time during the 19th annual White Coat Ceremony. The event marked the start of medical training for the class of 2017, which includes 62 women and 53 men, ranging in age from 21 to 48.

UA Research Sheds New Light on Epilepsy Rates Along U.S.-Mexico Border

UANews | August 9, 2013
A UA study of epilepsy rates along the U.S.-Mexico border found a dramatic reversal of expectations in regards to epilepsy rates among Hispanics. Researchers found - contrary to prior studies, done in major cities - that prevalence of epilepsy in Hispanics was half of that in non-Hispanic whites.

Watch Out for Bites from 'Invisible' Snakes

UANews | August 8, 2013
Experts at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center are advising people to be especially cautious about rattlesnakes in the weeks ahead. Baby rattlesnakes are born in July and August and have no rattle until they first shed their skins, so they make no warning sound before striking.

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.