Future Physicians to Begin Their Next Chapter at Match Day Ceremony

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

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.

CMM Researchers Discover Bacterial Extracts with Potential to Prevent SARS-COV-2 Infection

Researchers led by Dr. Vadim Pivniouk have discovered that respiratory bacterial extracts known as OM-85 reduce the ability of the SARS-COV-2 virus to attach to lung cells.

Dr. Carol Gregorio Elected as American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow.

Dr. Carol Gregorio was elected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. AAAS Council elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science, or its applications, are scientifically or socially distinguished.” Dr. Gregorio is being honored “For internationally-recognized contributions toward understanding striated muscle structure, function and disease, using advanced imaging and cell biological approaches.”

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.

Cholesterol 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. Bipin Nair of Amrita University Receives Joint Appointment in CMM

Bipin Nair, PhD, has been appointed as an adjunct professor in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine. Dr. Nair is the Dean of Life Sciences in the School of Biotechnology at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University. Dr. Nair was instrumental in the creation of the dual degree program and internship program shared by Amrita University and UArizona’s CMM Department. Read more about Dr. Bipin Nair here. Read more about the CMM/Amrita Dual Degree Program here.

CMM Internship Program with Amrita University Microcampus Students Featured on UAHS News

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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.

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 Find Surprising Benefit to the 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.

UArizona Health Sciences Researchers to Study Long COVID as Part of National 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.

Dr. Valerie Schaibley Accepted to COM-T Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES)

Congratulations to Dr. Valerie Schaibley for being recognized as a new AMES member! The mission of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is to create and sustain a diverse community of scholars dedicated to excellence and innovation in medical education. AMES recognizes and supports the most accomplished teachers and educators at UACOM-T and, in return, draw on those faculty members for advice and service to the College’s education programs.

Drs. Cindy Miranti and Yitshak Zohar are Co-Investigators on $2.9M NCI Grant

Drs. Cindy Miranti (CMM) and Yitshak Zohar (AME/Engineering) are co-investigators on a grant awarded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the mechanisms that underly prostate cancer development. As part of this collaboration, they developed the first human Prostate-on-Chip model by culturing basal epithelial cells next to prostate stromal cells within a microfluidic device which recapitulates human prostate biology, for basic and translational cancer research.