The University of Arizona

Breakthrough in Retinal Implants Expected to Restore Sight to the Blind

UANews | November 4, 2013
UA associate professor Wolfgang Fink is researching ways to improve retinal implants for people who have lost their sight. Implant patients can usually detect the presence of light, but the images they see are very low resolution. Fink and his colleagues think they can improve the technology so that implant patients could make out something as detailed as a bird flying in the sky.

UA Intervention Emphasizes Wellness for Adults With Hearing Loss

UANews | November 1, 2013
A UA research team has launched a new project investigating barriers to access to hearing health care along the U.S.-Mexico border. UA assistant professor Nicole Marrone is leading the National Institutes of Health-funded project, which will involve audiologists, public health researchers, community health workers and translators.

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, SynDaver Strike Formal Collaboration

UANews | October 31, 2013
Medical education at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has received a big boost with the latest in simulation technology from SynDaver Labs, manufacturer of the world's most sophisticated synthetic human tissues and body parts. The exclusive collaboration between the medical school and Tampa, Fla.,-based SynDaver Labs could create up to 1,000 jobs over the next several years.

New Grant to Enhance Health Information for Hispanic Women

UANews | October 21, 2013
With support from a new $878,000 grant, the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at the UA’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public will lead a multidisciplinary team that will work to provide health information to underserved Hispanic women and their families in Pima County.

UA Integrative Health Center Brings Whole-Person Health Care to Hundreds in Phoenix

UANews | October 18, 2013
The UA Integrative Health Center in Phoenix provides conventional medical care plus complementary care – including acupuncture, chiropractic care, mind-body therapies, nutrition evaluations, health coaching and wellness groups, as well as classes like yoga and Tai Chi. The center, the first in the nation to implement the integrative primary care model developed at the UA's Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month.

Dr. Leslie Boyer Named 2013 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year

UANews | September 26, 2013
Toxicologist and pediatrician Dr. Leslie Boyer, founding director of the UA's VIPER Institute, has been named the 2013 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year by the Arizona Bioindustry Association. Boyer was lead investigator for a scorpion antivenom clinical trials program that resulted in FDA approval of the antivenom Anascorp.