Dr. James Proffitt Awarded 2023 COM-T Teaching Awards

Assistant Professor James Proffitt received two faculty awards from the College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Proffitt received the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES) award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching, as well as an Award Recognizing Professionalism in Basic Science Teaching.

Training Tomorrow's Genetic Counselors

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and University of Arizona Health Sciences are training some of Arizona's next genetic counselors. Click for more.

CMM Department Ranked #5 in BRIMR 2022 Rankings

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) ranked #5 in the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR) 2022 rankings of Cell Biology/Anatomy Departments within Schools of Medicine. CMM ranked #17 in the 2021 BRIMR rankings. The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research is a nonprofit organization that publishes rankings of institutions, departments, and investigators based on the amount of funding they receive from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) in a given year.

Dr. Donata Vercelli Named AAAS Fellow

Donata Vercelli, MD, Regents Professor in Cellular & Molecular Medicine was named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. Dr. Vercelli was recognized for her research on asthma and airway diseases and the genetic and environmental mechanisms that control susceptibility to complex lung diseases.

Researchers Determined to Prevent Viruses From Winning

Under the shadow of increasing viral threats, researchers at the Aegis Consortium are working to create a pandemic-free future.

CMM Researchers Give Talks at ASCB Meeting

Dr. Mert Colpan, Researcher/Scientist in the Gregorio Lab, and Dr. John Ryniawec, Postdoctoral Resarch Associate in the Rogers Lab, were invited to speak at the 2022 American Society for Cell Biology Meeting.

Applying A Team Approach to Health Care Education

Interprofessional education modules at the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center teach students the importance of teamwork in health care.

Dr. Julie Ledford and Co-PIs Awarded $3.4M Grant for RaeSedo Inc. to Develop New Therapies for Asthma

Dr. Julie Ledford and her co-principle investigators were awarded a Phase 2 Small Business Technology Transfer grant for their startup company RaeSedo, Inc. The project is titled, "Development of SP-A Derived Peptidomimetics for the Treatment of Asthma" and the total award will amount to $3.4 Million over two years. Dr. Scott Boitano (UArizona), Dr. Josef Vagner (UArizona), and Dr. Monica Kraft (Mount Sinai Medicine) are the co-principle investigators on the project. Click for more about their company, RaeSedo.

Dr. Paul Gignac Awarded $1 Million NSF Grant to Form Research Coordination Network

Associate professor Paul Gignac in the department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine has been awarded $1 million by the National Science Foundation to form a Research Coordination Network focused on improving computed tomography data access and stewardship.

Dr. Maria Czuzak Honored with COM-T Mentoring Award

Maria Czuzak, PhD, Associate Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine and Director of Anatomy, received a 2022 Faculty Mentoring Award from the College of Medicine - Tucson. These awards recognize the importance of mentorship for the success of the medical college faculty.

Married Couple are ‘Heart and Soul’ of Willed Body Program

Kat and Jared Alvarado, funeral directors for the Willed Body Program, were featured in a UA Health Sciences news article praising their outstanding contributions to the success of the program.

How 'autoantibodies' could help us understand long COVID and other autoimmune diseases

Michael Kuhns, an associate professor of immunobiology at the University of Arizona who was not affiliated with the ASU study, said that having a better handle on what kinds of autoantibodies exist in healthy people may help scientists evaluate "how robust (a particular autoantibody) might be as a biomarker, even a diagnostic.”

AZ HEROES Research Study Awarded $22M to Continue Evaluation of COVID-19 Immunity, Vaccine Effectiveness

CDC funding will allow research on COVID-19 immunity and vaccine effectiveness to continue as new variants emerge.