The University of Arizona

UA Professor Named GQ 'Rock Star of Science'

UANews | November 19, 2010
Dr. Eric M. Reiman has been named a 2010 Rock Star of Science, joining scientific leaders and musicians in a campaign to celebrate biomedical research. Reiman participated in a photo shoot for the December issue of GQ Magazine, which pays tribute to "scientific heroes" in medical research.

Fetal Programming in Diabetes

UANews | November 19, 2010
UA researchers are studying high blood sugar in sheep to help establish a
baseline for eventual clinical guidelines in treating pregnant women with
gestational diabetes. Babies born to these women have a greater risk of
developing obesity and Type 2 diabetes when they're older.

UA-Led Program Graduates Risk Managers in Ethiopia

UANews | November 18, 2010
UA instructors fostered the first class of Ethiopian students graduating with master's degrees in disaster risk science and sustainable development at Bahir Dar University. Two more groups are in the pipeline, and plans are to train non-academic professionals as well.

BIO5 Oro Valley Facility to Fast-Track Innovation

UANews | November 18, 2010
The UA has officially dedicated its new BIO5 Oro Valley facility. The space will allow the University to expand its efforts to get new therapies and drug discoveries to the market and patients faster.

UA Economics Professor to Study Rural Hospital Program

UANews | November 17, 2010
A two-year, $500,000 grant will go toward a project to assess the effectiveness of 1997 federal legislation that financially helps qualified hospitals. Gautam Gowisankaran and his colleagues will conduct the research.

Novel Cancer Drug Has Potential, UA Study Reports

UANews | November 12, 2010
Monthly injections of the drug in breast cancer patients whose disease had spread to the bone helped reduce pain and prevent complications with less toxicity than current treatments. Dr. Alison T. Stopeck, director of the Arizona Cancer Center's clinical breast cancer program, led the research.