The University of Arizona

If It’s Summer, It’s Also Scorpion Season

UANews | July 11, 2011
Summer in Southern Arizona brings out the shiny auto sunshades, the supersized water bottles – and the scorpions. The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the UA reminds desert citizens that venomous scorpions share the habitat.

High School Students Finishing UA Med-Start Program

UANews | July 7, 2011
Sixty high school students from across Arizona have spent the summer exploring health-care career opportunities that could change the direction of their lives, thanks to Med-Start, a program offered in Tucson and Phoenix by the UA College of Medicine's Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs.

UA Study Plays Key Role in International Lung Research

UANews | July 7, 2011
A long-running UA respiratory study of thousands of Tucson volunteers that began in 1972 continues to yield results and may hold the key to conquering Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S.

$2.2M Grant to Fund Heart Failure Study

UANews | July 1, 2011
Eric Snyder, assistant professor in the UA College of Pharmacy, is the lead investigator on a $2.2 million, five-year study to determine which heart-failure patients will be more susceptible to the development of pulmonary edema, the abnormal build-up of fluid in the lungs.

Phoenix Partnership to Strengthen UA Medical Education

UANews | June 30, 2011
An agreement has been formalized that lays the groundwork for a partnership among the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix, Maricopa Integrated Health System and District Medical Group that covers medical training as the school expands.

Rural Physicians Mentor UA Medical Students

UANews | June 27, 2011
More physicians are practicing in rural Arizona thanks to a select group who volunteer for four to six weeks each summer to mentor medical students from the UA College of Medicine. The Rural Health Professions Program encourages medical school graduates to practice in rural communities.