When it comes to pursuing drug discovery at the University of Arizona, “Everything is finally aligned,” says Rick G. Schnellmann, dean of the College of Pharmacy.
Long after a blaze has gone cold, firefighters still face dangers to their physical and mental health. From PTSD to heightened risks of cancer and suicide, first responders can pay a high price for protecting us all. But a collaboration between the University of Arizona and Tucson Fire Department is helping reduce those costs.
Research led by University of Arizona psychologist Stephen Cowen illustrates how chronic pain may impact cognitive abilities, such as decision-making, as well.
Our aging brains, as Carol Barnes has discovered, are surprisingly resilient. They can adapt, rewire, even reshape their 100 billion cells and 100 trillion synapses.
Michael D. Dake, M.D., an internationally recognized physician-scientist, health educator and innovative medical researcher, is the new senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona. He also will hold an appointment as a professor of radiology.
The University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner Health received a $9 million award from the National Institutes of Health in April for the All of Us Research Program, which may total as much as $60 million over five years, representing the largest NIH award in Arizona history.
On the first day of his summer job in the strawberry fields, Skip Garcia looked around. He was just 11. The work crew was mostly big kids; about 100 high school boys had showed up, along with 30 migrants. Bent over, they all filled large crates with berries in the California sun.
At the University of Arizona, researchers are working to improve access to care, the quality of health care, and the study of medical conditions among minority and underserved communities.
Jil Tardiff shoves aside a stack of medical journals and unrolls a long, white paper across her desk.
It’s a family tree. Squares and circles representing men and women branch across the page. Numbers in the shapes show age at time of death. Too many of those numbers are low; there’s an entire generation of great uncles dead in their 40s and 50s from sudden cardiac arrest, known or suspected.