$1 Million Gift to Support Integrative Medicine at UA Health SciencesChicago-area philanthropist shares passion for work of Dr. Andrew Weil, integrative medicine pioneer and director of the UA Center for Integrative Medicine.
UA PharmD Students get boost from $1.25 Million Endowment from The ALSAM FoundationGrant is largest endowment ever to College of Pharmacy.
UA Researchers Ask ‘Citizen-Scientists’ to Help Track Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases With New Cell Phone AppScientists at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health launched Kidenga, a free smartphone app for Android and iOS that allows users to report mosquito activity, symptoms of illness and help detect outbreaks.
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Researchers at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health developed and launched a crowd-sourcing mobile app called Kidenga to help track Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases . “If enough people use the app it may be able to detect zip codes that appear to have an uptick of suspicious symptoms,” said Kacey Ernst, PhD, MPH, infectious disease epidemiologist at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health.
Six founding children’s hospitals have signed an agreement to form the Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium, a cutting-edge collaboration of children’s hospitals inspired by the vision of philanthropist Denny Sanford. Banner Children's at Diamond Children's Medical Center is one of them. “Bringing all of these great facilities and brilliant minds together is a major step in improving treatments and finding cures for what ails kids,” said Denny Sanford.
Diagnostic errors — generally defined as delayed, missed and inaccurate diagnoses — account for an estimated 40,000 to 80,000 U.S. deaths each year. Dr. Steven J. Wang, interim chair of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Dr. John Galgiani, director of the UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence both mentioned.