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First-Year Student’s Passion for Neuroscience Led Her to a Position at the National Institute of Aging and Medical School
June 20, 2017

First-year medical student Ashley Nelson has spent the last year working at the National Institute of Aging in Baltimore, MD, as a Post-baccalaureate fellow. Since high school, Nelson has had a deep passion for neuroscience, which eventually led her to her goal of becoming a physician scientist and being a part of the medical school's inaugural MD/PhD class.


Paying it Forward: Mentor and Mentee Make Room for Undergrad Researcher
March 21, 2017

Ikeotunye "Ike" Royal Chinyere conducts research under the mentorship of Elizabeth Juneman and Steven Goldman, who was Juneman's mentor.


Opioids and the body: The science of an overdose
January 5, 2017

Cronkite News talked to Alexander Sandweiss from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Arizona.


Alex Sandweiss (Photo: UAHS BioCommunications)
Opioid Research by UAHS MD-PhD Student Alex Sandweiss Receives Three Awards
May 2, 2016

Understanding how opioids activate the reward pathway leading to addiction is crucial to developing a non-addictive pain reliever, says Sandweiss, who also is arranger/director for the singing group DocApella.


Austen Thompson Accepted to Arizona's MD-PhD Program
February 18, 2015

Former Arizona swimmer Austen Thompson has had incredible academic success since he graduated from the University of Arizona in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Thompson was recently accepted into a prestigious MD–PhD program offered at Arizona, where he will be able to get both doctorates as a dual degree over the next seven to eight years. He is one of only five accepted out of 200 plus applicants.