The University of Arizona

UA to Host Conference to Promote Health for Local, Global Communities

UANews | March 26, 2014
A group of physicians and their collaborators from medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health at the UA have coordinated a global health conference, which is now incorporating health concerns in border and rural communities. The Arizona Global Health Conference was organized to share multi-disciplinary approaches to health practices and encourage new interdisciplinary collaborations.

Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos Appointed AVP for Precision Health Sciences

UANews | March 26, 2014
Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos has joined the UA as the new associate vice president for precision health sciences. Ramos is internationally recognized in genomics and predictive biology, environmental and molecular medicine and toxicology.

The Viruses You Don't Know About (Yet)

UANews | March 26, 2014
An interdisciplinary team of UA researchers has received a collaborative Flinn Foundation grant to discover what viruses colonize the lung and how they may influence general health and disease. The grant program aims to translate findings more rapidly into actual patient treatments.

Poisoning: The No. 1 Cause of Unintentional Death in the U.S.

UANews | March 18, 2014
This week is National Poison Prevention Week. The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the UA College of Pharmacy warns individuals to be mindful of potentially toxic substances, especially over-the-counter medications.

Testing for Sleep Apnea in the Comfort of Home

UANews | March 17, 2014
People who suspect they suffer from sleep apnea now have the option of participating in a University of Arizona Medical Center sleep study in the comfort of their own homes. UAMC's Center for Sleep Disorders has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to perform in-home sleep testing. Sleep apnea affects more than 18 million Americans.

UA Leads Asthma Program With Tucson Unified School District and American Lung Association

UANews | March 11, 2014
Approximately 120,000 Arizona children have asthma, and asthma attacks lead to 3,000 hospitalizations each year, costing Arizonans approximately $24 million in direct medical costs. To address this public health issue, the UA's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has partnered with the American Lung Association in Arizona and the Tucson Unified School District to implement a school-based asthma program in selected elementary schools.