Pima County Receives Grant for Air Monitoring to Study Environmental Justice

The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) has received a grant award, in the amount of $488,210 over three years, from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring for Communities program.

RAIVEN Study Will Examine Efficacy of Flu Vaccines

People ages 18-64 can participate in the Randomized Assessment of Influenza Vaccine Efficacy Network study through a regional site led by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers.

By Better Predicting Asthma Risk, Preventive Treatments Could Bypass Disease Development

A predictive test could help parents and doctors use interventions to prevent asthma during the first two years of life.

Parthasarathy Named All of Us Arizona Health Champion for August

Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy is being honored for his dedication to educating communities about COVID-19 prevention and vaccination.

Dr. Donata Vercelli Appointed as Regents Professor

Donata Vercelli, MD, has been appointed as a Regents Professor, a title awarded to full professors who have garnered the most distinguished accomplishments in research, teaching, scholarship or creative work. Dr. Vercelli, professor of cellular and molecular medicine, associate director of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center, and a member of the BIO5 Institute, came to the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson in 1999.

Antibiotic Treatments for Asthma in Preschoolers Focus of UArizona Health Sciences National Study

Drs. Kurt Denninghoff and Fernando Martinez lead a research team assessing the use of azithromycin for severe wheezing and asthma in children.

Poor growth, nutrition in children may predict respiratory issues in adulthood

Poor growth and nutritional deficits in infants and children may predict respiratory issues later in life, researchers reported in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Undernourished Infants at Risk for Lung Restriction, Weaker Health as Adults, UArizona Health Sciences Study Finds

Infants and children with poor nutrition and growth are more likely to suffer from a serious respiratory condition that has been linked to comorbidities and early mortality as adults, according to an international investigation led by researchers at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.

Undernourished infants at risk for lung restriction, weaker health as adults, study finds

"Participants who were underweight in childhood had a risk of developing lung restriction that was three times higher than children with normal weight," said Dr. Guerra, a professor of medicine and the Henry E. Dahlberg Chair in Asthma Research at the UArizona College of Medicine -- Tucson

Clinical Translational Sciences Graduate Program Leadership Update

I am pleased to announce that Julie Ledford, PhD, has accepted a position as co-director of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Clinical Translational Sciences Graduate Program (CTS). Dr. Ledford will co-lead with Ronald Hammer, PhD, who helped develop and implement CTS and oversees the program in Phoenix.