UA Center for Rural Health Awarded $3.4 Million To Support Rural Health in ArizonaThe University of Arizona Center for Rural Health, a federally designated State Office of Rural Health, has been improving the health and wellness of rural and vulnerable populations in Arizona for more than 35 years. To continue this mission, the Center was awarded $3.4 million in federal and matching state funds over the next five years.
Record Number of Students Pursue Nursing as Second Career at UAIn the Master’s Entry to the Profession of Nursing program, students holding university degrees in other fields can become registered nurses in only 15 months while earning a master’s degree.
Prominent Physician-Researcher Named Department of Medicine Chair at the UA College of Medicine – PhoenixMichael B. Fallon, MD, FACP, has been named the inaugural chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.
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Fitbit, the leader in the connected health and fitness market, released a simple yet powerful set of sleep tools to help millions of Fitbit users around the world improve their sleep consistency and overall health. These tools are the first in a series of new sleep features being developed in collaboration with Fitbit’s new panel of leading sleep experts that includes Drs. Michael Grandner at the University of Arizona, Allison Siebern at Stanford University, and Michael Smith at Johns Hopkins University.
Immune-system frailty in adults 65 and older is a widespread public health issue. A study led by the Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson points to new cells that may hold a solution.
A new study has identified genetic factors in black men with a strong West African ancestry that are associated with a lower risk of belly fat. The study lead author Yann Klimentidis is an assistant professor with the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Arizona College of Public Health.