The University of Arizona

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.

Steele Children’s Researchers to Assess Spina Bifida in Arizona

UANews | November 10, 2010
A $600,000 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant will allow UA scientists to investigate and collect information on children born with spina bifida. Drs. Sydney Rice and Christopher Cunniff are leading the study.

Improving Safety and Quality of Organic Leafy Greens

UANews | November 9, 2010
A USDA-funded project at the UA aims to increase the safety and quality of organic leafy greens and profitability for farmers. The endeavor includes outreach and an education program.