Drachman Hall, Room B-307
1295 North Martin Avenue
P.O. Box 210202
Tucson, AZ 85721-0202
Tel: (520) 626-1197
Fax: (520) 626-1460
Building 1, Room 1266
550 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2230
Tel: (602) 827-2156
Fax: (602) 827-2074
The Arizona Health Sciences Center is a major contributor to The University of Arizona’s well-earned reputation as one of our nation’s top research institutions.
At the UA College of Medicine at AHSC, the CardioWest temporary Total Artificial Heart was developed, the first artificial wrist was designed and enormous strides have and are being made in the prevention and treatment of such killers as asthma, cancer, diabetes and heart disease, among other achievements. AHSC faculty and students investigate a tremendous range of issues, striving to solve medical mysteries, discover better treatments and cures for disease and improve the quality of life in our communities.
Research centers at the UA College of Pharmacy address a wide spectrum of interests, from drug development to clinical testing to environmental issues, such as hazardous waste and public health concerns specific to the Southwest and the borderlands we share with Mexico.
Faculty from the UA Colleges of Pharmacy, Medicine and Science work collaboratively in venom research and are leaders in the development of antivenom for snake bite, spider bite and scorpion stings. Faculty scholars at the UA College of Nursing are studying dozens of topics in the areas of biological injury, health promotion and aging and chronic illness. These include alternative health care, family care giving and home care, cancer therapies, cardiovascular risk management, management of HIV/AIDS populations, high-risk neonates and health issues in culturally specific populations, among many others.
At the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, research projects frequently overlap with service to communities. Many initiatives are collaborative, involving other AHSC entities and a variety of academic and community agencies. Among the wide-ranging issues addressed are prevention and control of cancer and chronic disease – such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease; environmental and occupational health; health promotion; and health issues in specific populations, including Hispanic and border health, Native American health, rural health, and maternal/women’s, family and child health.
Whether focusing on issues of a cellular nature or addressing concerns of entire communities, AHSC research seeks to better the lives not just of Arizonans, but of people worldwide.