The University of Arizona

UA Part of $6M Statewide Investigation of American Indian Health

UANews | August 20, 2013
With a new $6 million federal grant, UA public health researchers are collaborating with Northern Arizona University and Diné College to establish the Center for American Indian Resilience. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities awarded the five-year grant for researchers to investigate health issues in American Indian communities and improve policy and education.

UA Collaborates on NASA Grant Exploring Infectious Microbes and Spaceflight Risk

UANews | August 15, 2013
UA researchers are collaborating on a three-year, $750,000 NASA grant to advance understanding of astronaut crew health and performance during space exploration missions. The project's goal is to better understand infectious disease risks to NASA crews, who are often considered to more susceptible to infections due to a reduced immune function during spaceflight missions.

UA Pharmacologists Awarded $1M to Study Post-Surgical Pain

UANews | August 14, 2013
UA pharmacologists have been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the underlying molecular causes of post-surgery pain, with hopes of developing treatments that prevent such pain from developing.

First Nurses Graduate from UA College of Nursing Phoenix Campus

UANews | August 13, 2013
The UA's Master of Science for Entry to the Profession of Nursing is the only program of its kind in Arizona, and it has just graduated its first group of students at its Phoenix campus. The 16 new nurses hold degrees in disciplines that include education, veterinary science, anthropology and law.

How Neurons Get Wired

UANews | August 13, 2013
UA scientists have discovered an unknown mechanism that establishes polarity in developing nerve cells. Understanding how nerve cells make connections is an important step in developing cures for nerve damage resulting from spinal cord injuries or neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Future Doctors Receive White Coats

UANews | August 12, 2013
Incoming students at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson donned their physician’s coats for the first time during the 19th annual White Coat Ceremony. The event marked the start of medical training for the class of 2017, which includes 62 women and 53 men, ranging in age from 21 to 48.