NAEVR representative Adiv Johnson, Ph.D. with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. at a pre-Advocacy Day reception

NAEVR representative Adiv Johnson, PhD. with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., PhD. at a pre-Advocacy Day reception.

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Dr. Ralph Fregosi, Professor of Physiology at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine, and Dr. Richard Levine, co-Principal Investigator and Professor of Neuroscience, have been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development to study the chronic nicotine and synaptic transmission in brainstem respiratory neurons.

Congratulations Barrett Howellfor being awarded as one of the scholars.  Barrett Howellfor, who graduated with a degree in Physiology last winter (2009) and was our Physiology Wildcat Award winner.  He is currently a first-year medical student here at the University of Arizona medical school. more>>>

The American Physiological Society Renal Section has elected Heddwen Brooks, Ph.D. as the Chair for 2011-2014.



More than 100 Tucson physicians with the University of Arizona Health Network are ranked among the 2014 Best Doctors in America and are featured in Tucson Lifestyle magazine’s July issue on Best Doctors in Tucson.

Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner-University Medical Center Tucson have each been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking, and nationally recognized for specialty services.
Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix, ranked as the second best hospital in Arizona, is also recognized nationally for geriatrics, nephrology, diabetes/endocrinology and urology services.

CONGRATULATIONS to researchers who were awarded grants from the Sarver Heart Center!

Heddwen Brooks, PhD and John Konhilas, PhD
The John T and Janet K Billington Research Award for Heart Disease in Women, $15,000
Inflammation and its role in increasing cardiovascular and kidney disease in women

Jim Gillard, MD (Dr. Jeff Walkers Lab)
The William and Dorothy Bramble Shaftner Endowment for Heart Research, $10,000
Expanding the utility of troponin as a biomarker of cardiovascular disease

Dr. Patricia Hoyer is recipient of the 2011 Society for the Study of Reproduction Trainee Mentoring Award--

Dr. Charles Tipton is featured in the APS Living History of Physiology Project. The APS has initiated the Living History of Physiology Project. Dr. Tipton is interviewed by Dr. Edward Zambraski who was an early graduate student of Dr. Tipton. The video focuses on his training, career and professional interactions. Click Here to Watch the Full Interview

Physiology Faculty, C. Eugene Settle, PhD is the winner of the 2011 Five Star Faculty Award. Dr. Settles' students seek to be future health care providers and scientists. 

Across campus, UA students and faculty in the sciences and social sciences are engaged in novel research in 15 Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs, which are considered the "crown jewels" of the University.  Please click on link below for full article:


Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs Build Collaboration, Productivity

Stephen H. Wright, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, is the recipient of this year's Faculty Science Forum Founders Day Award. Dr. Wright also is a professor in the UA Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics.

In November Professor Nick Delamere visited the Capitol Hill offices of Arizona
Senators McCain and Kyl as well as the offices of Representatives Giffords and
Grijalva. As President of the Association for Research in Vision and
Ophthalmology, Dr. Delamere was there to discuss funding for basic and clinical
research on the eye and the prevention of eye disease.

Dr. Douglas G. Stuart will be recognized with a Doctor of Science from the UA Graduate College. He has served as head of the UA department of physiology and associate dean for research in the College of Medicine, and, since his retirement in 2002, has been a Regents' Professor Emeritus. Stuart is one of the world's leading electrophysiological investigators of the spinal motor control system, the neurobiology of muscle fatigue and the history of movement neuroscience. to read the full article about Sping commencement click here.


$6M Grant Boosts Molecular Heart Research

Zoe Cohen was inducted as an honorary member of the Golden Key in November 2013. 

The Golden Key International Honor Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 to recognize academic achievement among college and university students. 

Golden Key has over 400 chapters at colleges and universities in 8 countries making it the worlds largest collegiate honor society. 

Membership into Golden Key is offered to undergraduate and graduate students recognized to be among the top 15% of their class, by overall grade performance or by an alternative standard. 

Ronald M. Lynch, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology at the UA College of Medicine, has been selected to chair a grant review committee for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) on "Noninvasive Imaging of Human Pancreatic Beta Cells."

The UA's Erika Eggers has received an Innovative Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to identify the early mechanisms of diabetic retinal damage.

Jeff touched our group in many positive ways. He will be sorely missed. more>>>