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UArizona Restructures ‘Match Day’ in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 13, 2020

The Match Day Ceremony hosted by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has been canceled out of caution for student and employee welfare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, graduating medical students will celebrate in small groups and pick up envelopes that detail where they will begin their careers as physicians.


UArizona Cancer Center Appoints Dr. Babiker to Leadership Position
March 12, 2020

Dr. Hani Babiker, assistant director of early-phase therapeutics and director of phase I clinical trials, is overseeing the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s early-phase clinical trials, seeking to identify novel drugs and treatments for better cancer care.


Aspiring Doctors to Learn their Future at Match Day Ceremony
March 10, 2020

On Friday, March 20, medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will tear open envelopes simultaneously revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is considered the most exciting day of medical school.


UArizona Health Sciences Study Identifies Hormone that Causes Women to Experience More Pain
March 4, 2020

A University of Arizona Health Sciences research team led by Dr. Frank Porreca points to prolactin, a neurohormone related to lactation, as the underlying reason women experience more pain than men, and even more so when taking opioids. Their paper on the discovery was featured on the cover of Science Translational Medicine.


UArizona College of Pharmacy Researchers Available for Interviews at Skaggs Center Grand Opening, Feb. 21
February 19, 2020

Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy researchers will be available to discuss exciting drug-discovery research, how the renovated and expanded Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center will aid their research, and the latest trends in health care.


UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Uncover Potential New Therapy for Concussion-Related Headaches
February 19, 2020

Researchers at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine – Tucson have teamed with scientists at two other institutions to identify the cause of post-brain injury headaches and uncover a potential new therapy for millions of patients.


Four UArizona Researchers Named Senior Members of National Academy of Inventors
February 17, 2020

The University of Arizona researchers — Drs. Rajesh Khanna, Jordan Lancaster, Jim Schweigerling and Joseph Valacich — are being recognized in areas that include pain therapeutics, heart disease treatment, optical science and online data collection. Two are from the UArizona Health Sciences colleges.


UArizona College of Pharmacy Feb. 21 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Opening of Skaggs Addition
February 6, 2020

The $26-million expansion includes new chemistry laboratory space that will be used for drug discovery and development and research in the areas of pharmaceutics, pharmacogenomics and pharmacology.


‘Secrets of the Microbiome’ Theme for Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Feb. 8
January 27, 2020

Dr. Donata Vercelli, an expert on the impact of germs that affect our health, delivers the keynote address at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 18th annual “Living Healthy With Arthritis” conference. Other topics include optimal aging, pain management, lupus, dietary strategies, battling infection and the fact-filled, fun “Joint Health Jeopardy.”


‘Conquering Arthritis ... Meet UArizona Arthritis Center Researchers’ Subject of Nov. 6 Lecture
October 29, 2019

An exclusive opportunity to visit one-on-one with University of Arizona Arthritis Center faculty, physicians and scientists to learn about leading-edge research being conducted at the center.


Pain Clinics Could Cut Down on Opioid Use, UA Team Finds
April 5, 2019

Pain specialists at the University of Arizona and Banner – University Medicine are trying to reduce the use of opioids for patients suffering from chronic non-cancer pain by utilizing alternatives and complementary methods, and a large array of pain intervention procedures.


The Science of Consciousness 2019
February 4, 2019

Stuart Hameroff MD and the Center for Consciousness Studies (‘CCS’) have received $153,000 from the Penrose Institute for clinical studies of transcranial ultrasound (‘TUS’) for treatment of dementia, brain trauma, addiction and mood disorders. 


‘The Power of Precision Medicine’ Theme of Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Feb. 16
January 17, 2019

Accomplished physician-scientist and transformational leader Dr. Kenneth Ramos, an expert on genetics and genomic medicine, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 17th annual conference for those living with arthritis — and those who care for them.


Dr. Mohab Ibrahim's Interview 'Green Light to Stop Pain'
December 3, 2018

How Green Light may put the brakes on your pain UA study expanding and seeking new patients


‘Conquering Arthritis...Meet the University of Arizona Arthritis Center Researchers,’ Nov. 8
October 29, 2018

An opportunity to visit one-on-one with UA Arthritis Center faculty members, physicians and scientists to learn about the Center’s leading-edge research.


Thanks to $1.72M Federal Grant: UA Researchers Using Green Light for HIV-Related Pain as Astonishing Therapy Moves to Next Phase of Study
October 17, 2018

Green light therapy results in decreased chronic pain without side effects and has the promise of easy clinical application due to its low cost, efficacy and availability. This new project addresses the critical need for effective non-pharmacological treatments for HIV-related neuropathy and the hypersensitivity associated with antiretroviral therapy.


University of Anesthesiology Faculty Garner NIH Funding
July 31, 2018

University of Arizona Anesthesiology faculty Amol Patwardhan, MD, PhD and Mohab Ibrahim, MD, PhD both received notice of awards from NIH this month. 


‘Battling the Opioid Epidemic: UA Experts see the Light Through Groundbreaking Research’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, May 2
April 20, 2018

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Drs. Mohab M. Ibrahim and Todd W. Vanderah—members of one of the largest groups in the world studying chronic pain and treatment alternatives—will explore their exciting research on medications and therapies designed to inhibit chronic pain without unwanted side effects, including addiction.


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