In the news / Health and Food Safety

NEWS
Dr. Sadhana Ravishankar was named Inventor of the Year honors for demonstrating a significant commitment to commercialization throughout their career, with a focus on activity in the past year.
 
NEWS
Dr. Sadhana Ravishankar has been named Inventor of the Year honors for demonstrating a significant commitment to commercialization throughout their career, with a focus on activity in the past year.
 
NEWS
Tech Launch Arizona, the office of the University of Arizona that commercializes inventions stemming from research, hosted its eighth annual I-Squared Awards and Expo event. Dr. Sadhana Ravishankar received the Inventor of the Year award.
 
NEWS
To improve patient frailty assessments and identify cases in which frailty is likely to be reversed with treatment, Dr. Sweitzer is collaborating with Nima Toosizadeh, a biomedical engineer who has been studying frailty with the University of Arizona Center on Aging.
 
NEWS
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona has seen 123 cases and four deaths from the West Nile Virus. Nearly all of them are in Maricopa County but that doesn't mean Pima County shouldn't let its guard down. It is likely that this is now part of our lives in the US, and numbers will only increase as mosquito season continues.
 
NEWS
A new UArizona Health Sciences Workforce Education and Training Program, PeerWORKS, has been designed to help people impacted by opioid and substance use disorders. The program will train state-certified health professionals, who are in recovery from a mental illness or substance use disorder, to provide support to those experiencing similar issues.
 
NEWS
Dr. E. Fiona Bailey was awarded a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health, to build on her group’s previous research that showed a respiratory workout entailing 30 breaths a day can lower blood pressure.
 
NEWS
UArizona researchers are expanding the scientific knowledge of cannabis with a focus on two distinct areas – pain and addiction. Members of the Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center are optimistic about the potential of cannabis as a viable non-opioid alternative to treat pain.
 
NEWS
The finalists of the 2021 Copper Cactus Awards have been announced including UArizona innovators from Avery Therapeutics, SaiOx, and uPetsia. The awards ceremony will be held on October 1, 2021.
 
NEWS
The Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center will oversee PeerWORKS, which is a collaboration between UArizona COM-T, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and the Center for Rural Health and the Workforce Development Program. The center received a $2.2M grant to train peer support specialists to serve in integrated care facilities in rural and underserved areas of Arizona.
 
NEWS
UArizona researchers who study how work and living spaces affect physical and mental health, say the pandemic has forced employers to think about how office spaces can reduce employees' stress and enhance their well-being.
 
NEWS
Despite slowdowns in research suffered by universities around the world due to the pandemic, the University of Arizona has experienced solid growth in the commercialization of university inventions. In the last fiscal year alone UArizona received 274 invention disclosures and launched 17 startups.
 
NEWS
Despite slowdowns in research suffered by universities around the world due to the pandemic, the University of Arizona has experienced solid growth in the commercialization of university inventions.
 
NEWS
UArizona College of Engineering provides a recap of their webinar series and their speakers.
 
NEWS
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Career Development Awards (CDA) program recently selected Dr. Amanda Wilson, as one of its four 2021 recipients. Dr. Wilson is interested in the impact of everyday human interactions in built environments on health, especially in terms of microbial exposure and risk assessment and is mentored by BIO5 member, Dr. Paloma Beamer.
 
NEWS
Analysts say copper will become “the new oil” as an in-demand commodity. The Arizona Board of Regents recently approved a new School of Mining and Mineral Resources at the University of Arizona, jointly housed in the College of Engineering and the College of Science and involve the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources. The new school will rely on a holistic approach to mineral resource management.
 
NEWS
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Career Development Awards (CDA) program recently selected Dr. David Tzou, as one of its four 2021 recipients. Mentored by BIO5 member Dr. Gayatri Vedantam, Dr. Tzou’s research focuses on minimizing radiation in kidney stone patients and using ultrasound to guide surgeries for kidney stones and enlarged prostates.
 
NEWS
Dr. Suchol Savagatrup led a team to develop a water test that uses oil droplets, rather than a solid sensor, to immediately detect contaminants. The team’s work could lead not only to another method for detecting water contaminants, but also to better ways of removing pollutants from the environment.