UA Researchers to Study Airport Safety to Prepare For Next Infectious Disease Outbreak

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has contracted the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to study Airport public health preparedness and response in the event of an infectious disease outbreak, such as the Zika virus.

‘Lucky’ Match Day for UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2017: Primary Care Residencies Win Largest Share of Students

The students opened Match Day envelopes Friday that revealed where they will go for residency training: nearly half of the class – 47 of 99 students – will pursue primary care, the most critical physician shortage in Arizona.

UA Part of International Alliance to Address African Antivenom Crisis

The African Society of Venimology, the Institute of Biotechnology of the National Autonomous University in Mexico and the VIPER Institute at the University of Arizona partner to provide biotechnology and educational support to confront the snakebite crisis on the African continent.

UA Researchers to Study Airport Safety to Prepare For Next Infectious Disease Outbreak

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has contracted the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to study Airport public health preparedness and response in the event of an infectious disease outbreak, such as the Zika virus.

‘Lucky’ Match Day for UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2017: Primary Care Residencies Win Largest Share of Students

The students opened Match Day envelopes Friday that revealed where they will go for residency training: nearly half of the class – 47 of 99 students – will pursue primary care, the most critical physician shortage in Arizona.

UA Part of International Alliance to Address African Antivenom Crisis

The African Society of Venimology, the Institute of Biotechnology of the National Autonomous University in Mexico and the VIPER Institute at the University of Arizona partner to provide biotechnology and educational support to confront the snakebite crisis on the African continent.
  • UA Researchers to Study Airport Safety to Prepare For Next Infectious Disease Outbreak

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has contracted the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to study Airport public health preparedness and response in the event of an infectious disease outbreak, such as the Zika virus.
  • ‘Lucky’ Match Day for UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2017: Primary Care Residencies Win Largest Share of Students

    The students opened Match Day envelopes Friday that revealed where they will go for residency training: nearly half of the class – 47 of 99 students – will pursue primary care, the most critical physician shortage in Arizona.
  • UA Part of International Alliance to Address African Antivenom Crisis

    The African Society of Venimology, the Institute of Biotechnology of the National Autonomous University in Mexico and the VIPER Institute at the University of Arizona partner to provide biotechnology and educational support to confront the snakebite crisis on the African continent.

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Mar 22 2017 - 1:28pm
Dr. Dan Derksen, professor of public health policy and director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is available to explain the projected impact of the American Health Care Act on Medicare.
Mar 21 2017 - 1:29pm
To advance and improve patient care and alleviate the challenges of training new cardiology-specialized physicians to master cardiac procedures, the University of Arizona Health Sciences and the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix share simulated training.
Mar 20 2017 - 3:04pm
Placement rates for UA students into pharmacy residencies exceed the national average.
Mar 17 2017 - 10:11am
La Société africaine de Vénimologie, l'Institut de biotechnologie de l'Université nationale autonome du Mexique et l'Institut VIPER de l'Université de l'Arizona se sont alliés pour offrir des services dans le domaine des biotechnologies et de la formation dans le but de faire face à l’insuffisance de la prise en charge des morsures de serpent sur le continent africain.
Mar 16 2017 - 2:35pm
La Sociedad Africana de Venenología, el Instituto de Biotecnología de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México y el Instituto VIPER de la Universidad de Arizona se han asociado para enfrentar la actual crisis de antivenenos para el tratamiento adecuado de mordeduras de serpientes en el continente africano.

UAHS In The News

The University of Arizona’s pharmacy school has received more than $12 million toward an expansion and renovation project.  The renovations at the Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center at the UA Health Sciences on the Tuscon campus  will increase new drug discoveries, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology and expand space for teaching and research.

An international alliance with experts from the United States, Mexico and Africa has come together to address the issue with a project to improve access to quality antivenoms and to save lives in regions with high snakebite incidence. "The world lacks sufficient antivenom for those who need it most; most doctors lack training to use it; and the per-dose cost to provide antivenom in low quantities is extremely high," said Leslie Boyer, MD, director of the UA Venom Immunochemistry, Pharmacology and Emergency Response (VIPER) Institute. Correcting the problem will require simultaneous effort by physicians, patients, ministries of health and drug companies, she said.

Arizona could lose $46.8 million in federal public health funding over the next five years via a cut included in the House Republican health bill, likely forcing local health departments to reduce or cut public health programs. Dr. Daniel Derksen, professor and director of the Arizona Center for Rural Health, said it is critical to fund public health efforts such as preventing the spread of the Zika virus. Lack of funding now could lead to higher health and fiscal costs down the road. "When somebody has a child with microcephaly, the consequences are lifelong," Derksen said. "It is very expensive care and has devastating consequences in terms of brain development and physical disabilities."