UA Receives $10.3M to Help Unlock the Mystery of Alzheimer’s in WomenFive-year National Institute on Aging program project grant led by Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.
UA’s Dr. Frank Porreca Honored by the International Association for the Study of Pain with the Ronald Melzack Lecture AwardKnown for his pioneering research on the molecular and circuit origins of chronic pain and discoveries that may lead to new treatments, Dr. Porreca received the award and delivered the Ronald Melzack Distinguished Lecture during the 16th World Congress on Pain®, attended by the world’s top pain researchers and clinicians.
UA Health Sciences Hispanic Center of Excellence and UA Department of Spanish and Portuguese Introduce Spanish Language Classes for Health Sciences StudentsDeveloped in consultation with medical professionals, the new Spanish language classes created for undergraduate and graduate health students are open for enrollment, classes begin in spring semester 2017.
UAHS In The News
A 12-year study led by a team of University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers is bringing into question the safety and efficacy of selenium, a popular nutritional supplement touted to combat and reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
The Pima County Health Department and the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center have a new hot line for those with concerns about the Zika virus. The phone number, 1-877-518-4633, is for anyone in the community, including
healthcare providers, who has questions about any mosquito-borne illness, including Zika and West Nile.
Rapunzel syndrome is a complication of trichophagia, a disorder in which people have the uncontrollable urge to eat hair they have pulled from their bodies. Dr. Faiz Anwer, assistant professor of medicine at UA College of Medicine - Tucson, has studied this disorder and wants others to be aware of it before people wind up in the hospital requiring surgery.