The University of Arizona

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.

New Genetic Mutations Found for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

UANews | July 27, 2011
U.S. and Canadian scientists have identified a number of new genetic mutations involved in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Some tumor samples for the cancer-sequencing study came from the Arizona Lymphoma Repository housed in the UA College of Medicine.

UA College of Medicine–Phoenix Admits Fifth Class

UANews | July 26, 2011
With physician shortages expected to top 100,000 nationally by the end of the decade, the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix is doing its part to help meet the needs of Arizona citizens. The fifth class of students began classes on the downtown Phoenix campus this week and is on its way to becoming part of the solution.