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Creating New Defenses Against Disease After COVID-19

Deepta Bhattacharya, PhD, will discuss how research findings connected to COVID-19 are opening new potential pathways to create defenses against disease.


P-MAP Cheers Alumni, Expanding Physician Pipeline

Ceremony will honor alumni completing residencies, students receiving medical degrees and students who are preparing to enter medical school in July.


Lymph Nodes: Seeking a Solution for Weakened Immune Systems

The body's system for maintaining infection-fighting cells deteriorates faster near the skin than deeper in the body, according to a new study.


UArizona, OSU Announce Addiction Research Partnership

The partnership will advance pain and addiction research and accelerate positive health outcomes in Arizona, Oklahoma and across the country.


ABOR Votes to Confirm 5 New UArizona Regents Professors

The Arizona Board of Regents voted to confirm the appointments of University of Arizona Health Sciences faculty members Drs. Juanita Merchant and Donata Vercelli as Regents Professors.


Wil Pederson
Addressing a Research Gap in Menopausal Asthma

A doctoral student is using the Infection and Inflammation as Drivers of Aging training program to investigate menopause-onset asthma.


Future Doctors Celebrate Match Day

Fourth-year University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students learned where they’ll launch their careers as new residents.


March Proclaimed as “Arizonans in Health Research Month”

Arizona leads the nation in enrolling participants in the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program.


Future Physicians to Begin Next Chapter on Match Day

More than 110 College of Medicine – Tucson medical students will simultaneously open envelopes revealing where they will complete their residency training.


Trevor Tankersley
Trevor Tankersley, Nugent Award Recipient

The Nikolich Lab is excited to announce, Trevor Tankersley has been selected by The Dean of Students Office as the recipient of the Nugent Award to commemorate his achievements as an outstanding senior.


Dr. Michael Johnson and his mom, Barbara Johnson
Duke Honors Dr. Michael Johnson with Changemaker Award

Michael D.L. Johnson, PhD, was honored with a Duke Alumni Changemaker Award during their Alumni Awards 2021 celebration. Dr.


What We Know About the Omicron Variant and Vaccine Efficacy

UArizona Health Sciences expert Deepta Bhattacharya, PhD, discusses the omicron variant, COVID-19 vaccines and the best ways to stay healthy and safe.


Kristian Doyle, PhD
Buildup in Brain Presents New Target to Reduce Dementia Risk from Stroke

Most stroke research focuses on the first few hours, when the brain is deprived of its blood supply and cells start dying. In contrast, Dr. Doyle focuses on the weeks and months after a stroke, leading him into largely uncharted territory.


Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya
Do vaccines work against omicron? Lab studies are coming, but won't tell whole story.

Lab findings will be among the first tangible results on the omicron variant, but they'll just be one part of the puzzle.


Dr. Michael Kuhns
Improving Health and Wellness Begins with Basic Science

A key contingent at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, basic scientists are undaunted by setbacks, a critical trait for making discoveries.


Researchers See Benefit to Immune System Following Infection

New research uncovered a way by which infections boost the production and function of naïve T cells, the body’s first line of defense against disease.


Researchers to Study Long COVID as Part of NIH Collaborative

The NIH RECOVER Initiative aims to identify risks contributing to post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and approaches for treatment and prevention.


Nikolich-Žugich Named Gerontologist of the Year

The Arizona Geriatrics Society honored Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD, as the 2021 Gerontologist of the Year at its Annual Fall Symposium.


Founders Day Lecture Hororing Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich
Founders Day Lecture Hororing Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich

The 43rd annual Founders Day Lecture will honor Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD. Presenting "Dotting the I's (Immunity) & Crossing the T's (Cells)" lecture to start at 5:15pm on Wednseday, November 17th. The Founders Day lectureship was established in 1979 to commemorate the founding of the College and to recognize and honor UArizona College of Medicine - Tucson faculty for their scientific accomplishments.


Dr. Michael Johnson
Dr. Michael Johnson honored with William A. Hinton Award

The American Society of Microbiologists (ASM) has honored Michael D.L. Johnson, PhD, with its William A. Hinton Award for Advancement of a Diverse Community of Microbiologists for his creation of the National Summer Undergraduate Research Project (NSURP). “I’m very honored,” Dr. Johnson said. “Doing the summer program was definitely not one of those things you do to get an award. It’s more something you do to help the community at large.


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