Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich

UArizona Health Sciences seeks new way to understand human aging

Dec. 9, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. - The human body gets stressed every single day. Whether we contract a minor infection or even argue with a loved one, these small stressors impact our immune system. Over time, these repeated stressors can impact how we age, says Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD, an internationally noted immunologist and co-director of the University of Arizona Center on Aging at the College of Medicine - Tucson.
Now, thanks to a $4.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the physician-scientist will study how common infectious, psychological and physical stressors affect our immunity, lifespan and the aging process. The new grant is called a MERIT Award (Method to Extend Research in Time) will double funding from five years of funding to 10.

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Researchers to Compete in ‘Shark Tank,’ Demo Technology, More at Research Day, Feb. 13

Feb. 2, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona researchers will go head-to-head for a $10,000 prize on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in a shark tank-style competition hosted by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

Innovative ideas will be pitched to a panel of “sharks,” a cast of UA celebrity judges who include UA President Robert Robbins, MD; the competition will be emceed by UA Provost Jeffrey Goldberg, PhD.

The event is part of Research Day, a first-of-its-kind, daylong event coordinated by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

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