Monica Kraft, MD, named 2019 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year; Marti Lindsey, PhD, named 2019 Michael A. Cusanovich Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year.
For her excellence and distinction in research, Donata Vercelli, MD, has been awarded the University of Arizona Koffler Prize for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.
Dr. Kraft, professor and chair of the UA Department of Medicine, the Robert and Irene Flynn Endowed Chair in Medicine and deputy director of the Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center at the UA Health Sciences, and her research partner, a UA assistant professor of immunobiology, medicine and cellular and molecular medicine, will use the $10,000 prize for work on mimetic compounds related to a therapy involving a peptide, surfactant protein A (SP-A), that they’re developing to reduce the severity and frequency of asthmatic attacks.
The American Thoracic Society has picked University of Arizona Department of Medicine Chair Monica Kraft, MD, to receive its Elizabeth A. Rich Award at the Women’s Forum of the ATS 2019 International Conference
University of Arizona Department of Medicine Chair Monica Kraft, MD, has been named a finalist for “Healthcare Champion” in the Women of Influence Awards sponsored by Inside Tucson Business a publication of TucsonLocalMedia.com.
Breathe easy, because the University of Arizona Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center and the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center are leading a study funded by the National Institutes of Health that is looking for a solution to the alarming amount of Emergency Room visits by children suffering from asthma attacks.
The lineup is set for the Weekly Colloquium on Problems in the Biology of Complex Diseases, which once again features several speakers and topics of interest to University of Arizona Department of Medicine physicians and investigators.
UA researchers are studying if the combination of dispensing asthma inhalers (corticosteroids) in the emergency department and supervising their use in elementary schools will increase the medication’s use among children with asthma and decrease emergency department visits.
Interim Chief of the University of Arizona Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, has been hired by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as an expert advisor to complete the collaborative effort on a five-year, strategic plan to lay out research goals for sleep medicine and circadian sciences.
Individuals with a particular genetic factor may be more resistant to plaque build-up and have a reduced risk for coronary artery disease.