The University of Arizona

UA First in Arizona to Implant Device, Free Quadriplegic From Ventilator

UANews | March 22, 2011
A surgeon in the UA department of surgery is the first in the state to implant an electrical stimulator to provide high-level spinal cord-injured patients freedom from a ventilator. A 20-year-old patient who sustained a spinal cord injury from a gunshot wound received the device.

Students Fundraising in Support of Mental Health Awareness

UANews | March 21, 2011
The UA Honors College Student Council is hosting a March 25 benefit open to UA students in support of the Southern Arizona Mental Health Corp. The event is the UA student-run council's annual fundraising and public awareness event.

UA Wins $11.8M NIH Contract to Study Immunity in Elderly

UANews | March 21, 2011
The UA department of immunobiology and the Arizona Center on Aging have won a five-year, $11.8 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study declining immunity among the aging.

Want to Silence a Gene? Pull Here.

UANews | March 18, 2011
Simply stretching DNA can silence a gene, scientists at the UA have discovered. The finding could point to a previously unknown gene control mechanism and offers the potential to manipulate gene expression in miniaturized applications used in drug discovery or other biotechnological processes.

UA Match Day: Nearly Half Will Stay in AZ for Residencies

UANews | March 18, 2011
UA medical students this week learned where they will do their residency work during Match Day. Nearly half of the students will remain in Arizona, and 56 will pursue primary care. This was the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix's first Match Day.

Arizona Cancer Center Receives $2M Gift for Faculty Hiring

UANews | March 14, 2011
A $2 million gift from the Del E. Webb Foundation of Prescott will support recruiting and hiring faculty and staff members for the Arizona Cancer Center at Phoenix.