Spotlights

A Novel Way to Tackle Sun Damage: UA Nurse-Scientist to Teach Massage Therapists about Reducing Skin Cancer Risk
Arizona Biomedical Research Commission to fund University of Arizona College of Nursing professor’s innovative skin cancer prevention intervention.

Researchers Create Unique Catalog of Diseases Linked to Immune System Gene Variations
Generated by a study by researchers with the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the catalog could help identify individuals who are at risk for autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.

UA Professor Lynn Gerald, PhD, Appointed to National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
Lynn Gerald, PhD, Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair and professor of health promotion sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, was appointed to the National Institutes of Health National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP).

Dr. Daniel Derksen Appointed President of the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians
The UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health professor graduated from the UA College of Medicine in 1984 and completed his family medicine residency at the University of New Mexico.

UA Trauma Surgeon Seeing Rise in Burns from Electronic Cigarettes
The researchers' study comes at a time of increasing scrutiny of lithium ion batteries contained in so-called electronic nicotine delivery systems, or ENDS, which include electronic cigarettes.

Click City: Tobacco Prevention Program Awarded Grant to Address E-Cigarette Concerns for 5th and 6th Graders
University of Arizona College of Nursing professor receives National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research grant to enhance online tobacco prevention program.

‘The Healing Power of Sleep … Chief Nourisher of the Body, Mind and Heart,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, May 3
Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy will discuss sleep and its role in disease prevention and population health. Topics discussed will include sleep disorders and the economic burden on the health-care systems of the United States and the world.

Ceremony Honors Southern Arizona Organ Donors
2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 23, Kiewit Auditorium

Dr. Ruth Taylor-Piliae Awarded Grant to Study Older Adult Fall Prevention
Arizona Area Health Education Centers Program (AzAHEC) to fund University of Arizona College of Nursing professor’s fall-prevention intervention.

UA Students Win 2017 National CLARION Case Competition
An interprofessional team of four UA students – a nursing graduate student, a medical student, a public health master’s student and a nutritional science undergraduate – won the 2017 National CLARION Case Competition and will split a $7,500 scholarship among them.