The University of Arizona

Med-Start Teaches High Schoolers About Healthcare Careers

UANews | July 8, 2010
The intensive academic program is for Arizona students entering their senior year of high school who are interested in health professions.

Depression, Poor Social Skills Are Linked

UANews | July 8, 2010
Chris Segrin has authored a book chapter detailing the often-ignored social aspects of depression. His research has found that not only do depressed people sometimes lack social skills, but the way in which their relationships operate can contribute to increased feelings of depression.

UA Researchers Present New Sex Evolution Theory

UANews | July 7, 2010
The origin of the evolutionary game – the ability of animals (including humans) and plants to reproduce sexually, genetically  recombine to repair DNA, and produce eggs, sperm or pollen – is an unresolved mystery in biology. UA researchers have a new theory that provides insights into the early evolution of sexual organisms.

Rural Physicians Mentoring UA Medical Students

UANews | June 28, 2010

Physicians in Arizona's rural communities this summer are volunteering to mentor medical students from the UA College of Medicine. The program encourages graduates to practice medicine in rural communities.

Reusable Grocery Bags Contaminated With E. Coli, Other Bacteria

UANews | June 24, 2010
Scientists at the UA and Loma Linda University found that reusable grocery bags carry more than just groceries. Samples taken from dozens of bags, which almost never get washed, showed half contained E. coli and other bacteria that could pose health risks.

UMC, UPH Boards Approve Integration of the Organizations

UANews | June 24, 2010
The integration creates a two-hospital system that will expand patient care, train new physicians and other healthcare professionals, and continue advancing clinical science to diagnose and treat human disease.