Nov 16, 2021
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.
Nov 10, 2021
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.
Nov 02, 2021
A research team led by Jessika Iwanski, MD/Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine (GPMM) and including CMM faculty members Dr. Carol Gregorio and Dr. Jared Churko, studied the effects of blood pressure medication on patients’ susceptibility to COVID-19 infection.
Oct 11, 2021
Drs. Donata Vercelli and Julie Ledford are co-investigators on a grant awarded to Dr. Monica Kraft, Chair of the UArizona Department of Medicine. The grant was received from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to study innate immunity and viral infection in asthma.
Oct 04, 2021
Dr. Noel Warfel's lab has discovered a mechanism to control blood vessel growth in cancerous tumors. Dr. Warfel was recently featured on the local news. Click for more.
Sep 13, 2021
Dr. Carol Gregorio is the inaugural chair holder of the Czarina M. and Humberto S. Lopez Endowed Chair for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research.
Aug 24, 2021
Adam Watson, Gus Mouneimne, and a cadre of stellar collaborators in CMM and beyond, demonstrate that the stiffness of the tumor microenvironment can persistently alter cancer cell behavior, even after dissemination to softer microenvironments, by a process termed “mechanical memory.”
Aug 05, 2021
Drs. Julie Ledford and Michael Johnson were awarded a $2.5M grant to study biomarkers of obstructive lung disease.
Jul 06, 2021
Work from Dr. Noel Warfel’s lab, led by recent CBIO graduate Andrea Casillas, recently published a paper in Oncogene describing a new signaling axis that promotes blood vessel growth in solid tumors.
Jul 01, 2021
Anne E. Cress, PhD, has been named Vice Dean, Operations and Strategy, and chief of staff at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (COM-T) effective July 1, 2021.
May 28, 2021
CMM faculty members Dr. Carol C. Gregorio, Dr. Valerie M. Schaibley, Dr. James V. Proffitt, and Dr. Julie G. Ledford were recognized by the College of Medicine – Tucson for excellence in mentoring, teaching, and leadership.
Apr 07, 2021
Professor Donata Vercelli, MD, received an NIH grant to study asthma in children along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Nov 12, 2020
Work from Research Assistant Professor Darren Cusanovich, PhD's Laboratory in collaboration with his former colleagues at the University of Washington developed a new single-cell chromatin assay that can generate data on 100s of thousands or millions of cells at a time.
Oct 30, 2020
Two faculty members inducted to National Academy of Inventors, ‘Gut Group’ team wins $250,000 for gastrointestinal cancer research, Dr. Chalasani wins NCI team leadership award, and new physicians join as pediatrics, infectious disease specialists.
Aug 21, 2020
Research Assistant Professor Darren Cusanovich, PhD, recently received an ESI MIRA R35 grant, a 5-year award for early career investigators from the NIGMS, for his proposal entitled "Beyond Pseudotime: Enhanced Single-cell Genomics Tools for Understanding the Temporal Dynamics of Development and Disease."
Aug 21, 2020
Dr. Carol Gregorio was recently appointed Assistant Vice Provost for Global Health Sciences and interim Executive Director of UArizona Health Sciences Global and Online.
Jun 10, 2020
Drs. Curtis Thorne (left) and Koenraad Van Doorslaer (right) were featured on Tucson News KOLD-TV to discuss their high-throughput assay that tracks the effect of FDA approved drugs on novel coronavirus replication in lung cells.
Jun 04, 2020
Research from Dr. Casey Romanoski's Laboratory - led by Genetics PhD student Lindsey Stolze - linked polymorphisms in people's DNA sequence with molecular characteristics of how cells convert genetic code into the building blocks for proteins.
Jun 03, 2020
Johan Lindqvist, PhD and the laboratory of Henk Granzier, PhD recently published a paper in Nature Communications describing a novel mouse model of nemaline myopathy, a heterogenous disease with unclear pathological mechanisms.
May 21, 2020
Helen Amerongen, PhD was recently awarded a 2020 College of Medicine Mentoring Award