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UArizona Cancer Center Appoints Dr. Babiker to Leadership Position

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

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 Sees Tremendous Growth on Latest Rankings for NIH Funding

The University of Arizona improves its ranking by 14 spots and nearly doubles the value of awards from five years ago for research dollars funded by the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year 2019.


Formerly of the Nikolich Lab, Nico Contreras's grant application is used as an example on the NIH website under the F31 sample application and summary statements! Awesome!


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

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

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.”


UArizona Hockey to Host ‘Pink the Rink’ Game, Jan. 18

The Arizona Wildcat ice hockey team will raise awareness for cancer and contribute proceeds to the UArizona Cancer Center when it faces Missouri State on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Tucson Arena. Honor a loved one by buying a jersey to support cancer research.


Internationally distinguished immunologist Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich, co-director of the UA Center on Aging, received a $4.5 million federal award to study how stress on our immune system can impact how we age.


By Brittany L. Uhlorn 


The latest work out of the Nikolich-Zugich laboratory on CMV infection and fat @PLOSPathogens


UA Department of Immunobiology Brings `National DNA Day’ to Local High Schools

The Department of Immunobiology in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson is hosting “National DNA Day” events at three Tucson high schools, April 24, 25 and 26, to highlight the importance of genomic research.


UA’s Dr. Jeffrey Frelinger Named Distinguished Fellow of the American Association of Immunologists

Jeffrey Frelinger, PhD, has received the highest honor bestowed by the American Association of Immunologists.


Exploring Copper's Potential as Antibiotic

While antibiotic resistance is on the rise, pharmaceutical companies are making fewer and fewer new antibiotics. UA immunobiologist Michael Johnson says this trend is in urgent need of reversal and believes copper might just be the key.


Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Frelinger for being selected as an AAI 2019 Distinguished Fellow!


Congratulations to Dr. Michael Johnson for being selected to speak at the fifth annual NIGMS Director’s Early Career Investigator (ECI) Lecturer for 2020.


Congratulations to Jacob Zbesko and Chris Coplen for receiving the ARCS award ! We are extremely proud of you two. 


Dr. Felicia Goodrum Named Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Felicia Goodrum, PhD, is one of only 109 scientists worldwide to receive the distinction this year.


National Institute of Aging Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21;; PA-­18-­489) PI: Vivian / Thuy-­Vi Nguyen 


The Department of Immunobiology offers our heartfelt congratulations to Drs. Jim Allison and Tasuku Honjo for being awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. This award highlights the power of basic research, patience, and persistence.


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