The University of Arizona

Rethinking the Purpose of the School Meal

UANews | August 12, 2011
UA research anthropologist Timothy J. Finan has spent years leading evaluations of school feeding programs, finding that more community-based integration is required for sustained, long-term benefits.

Student Programs Promote Health Research Along Border

UANews | August 11, 2011
This summer, seven students gained first-hand experience in health-services research along the U.S.-Mexico border thanks to FRONTERA and the Border Health Scholar Program, offered by the Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs and the UA College of Medicine-Tucson.

J. Lyle Bootman Appointed UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Effective Sept. 5

UANews | August 10, 2011
J. Lyle Bootman, who has served as dean of the UA College of Pharmacy since 1987, is a professor of pharmacy, medicine and public health and a fellow of several professional associations. He will replace Dr. William M. Crist, who plans to retire.

UA Scorpion Antivenom Collaboration Gains FDA Approval

UANews | August 3, 2011
A cross-border collaboration and 12 years of clinical trials conducted by the UA at 27 Arizona hospitals and one hospital in Nevada has resulted in the FDA approval of a drug developed in Mexico for the treatment of patients suffering the effects of a scorpion sting.

Study: Surviving T Cells May Boost Immunity in Aging

UANews | August 2, 2011
Aging brings about a selective decline in the number and function of T cells, a type of white blood cell critical in the immune system's response to infection. But the few T cells that survive the longest may better protect against infections such as the flu, according to a study led by researchers from the UA College of Medicine-Tucson.

White Coat Ceremony Marks Med School Start in Phoenix

UANews | July 29, 2011
Embarking on their journey to become physicians, the newest class of students at the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix received their white coats during ceremonies on Friday. The event marked the formal start to the students' training.