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A few days into her trip to Spain, Kara Dunn, University of Arizona Honors College physiology major and Flinn Scholar, woke up paralyzed. Her brother, Ryan Dunn, wrote in a GoFundMe page that, after waking up June 5 “completely paralyzed in a place far from home,” Kara Dunn was rushed to a hospital and diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder where a person’s body attacks their nerves. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, but it’s often preceded by a respiratory infection or stomach flu. Kara Dunn “The onset of the disorder was very sudden,” Ryan Dunn wrote on June 9. “Just the night before, Kara started feeling ill and had tingling sensations in her hands and face. She decided to sleep it off but woke up the next morning unable to move. At the hospital, she was sedated and intubated for severe pneumonia, which further complicated her condition.” Ryan Dunn wrote that he traveled to Spain to be with his sister while she was in the hospital, but as a medical student at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, he did not know how long he could stay in the country and wants to bring his sister home so she can recover. “All we want is for Kara to be able to come home and get the best treatment available so she can regain her strength,” Ryan Dunn wrote. “However, the only way this is possible is if she is air evacuated to Arizona.” In an email interview with Jasmine Demers, Daily Wildcat editor in chief, Ryan Dunn said that after further research, it may cost closer to $150,000 to transport Kara home, which is three times more than they originally expected.

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FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND ROUNDUP

Third annual Mexican Food Festival Ask someone from New York City or Boston about Tucson, and the response you’re bound to get is, “The little border town with the Mexican food, ya?” Well, you can thank events like this Saturday’s Tucson 23: Mexican Food Festival for that recognition. Treat your dad to an early Father’s Day treat by grabbing tickets for the premiere showcase of Tucson’s Mexican food culture hosted by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. With more than 20 different restaurants on hand, even the mildest salsa pallet should be represented. Named for the 23-mile stretch of Tucson — from South Tucson to the Catalina Foothills — with the highest concentration of Mexican and Mexican-American cuisine restaurants in Southern Arizona, the event is in its third year and will also feature libations and cocktails as part of admission. On top of great tacos and brew, the host resort JW Marriot Star Pass is also known for its patio views. Take the scenery in with carnitas from El Charro washed down with locally distilled spirits from Three Wells Distilling Company. General Admission Tickets are $60 for guests age 18 and up. Admission includes libation (21 and up) and menu samplings from all restaurants and

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additional wineries, breweries and exhibitors. According to the events website, tickets are expected to sell out. Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase until sold out. Tickets will be $75 the day of the event, if available. Youth tickets (ages 5 to 17) will be available to purchase the day-of at admissions for $20 with a parent/guardian who has a general admission ticket. Children 5 and under are free. -Eddie Celaya “Brew at the Zoo” The Reid Park Zoo and Craft Tucson will be hosting its annual “Brew at the Zoo” event on Saturday, June 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. With 14 tasting tickets, all attendees will have the chance sample a variety of local craft brews including those from 1912 Brewing Co., Barrio Brewing Co. and Ten Fifty-Five Brewing. Not only will attendees get to hang out with Reid Park Zoo’s resident animals, but there will also be live music, games, prizes, glass painting, henna tattoos and food for purchase. This 21 and older event is $55 per person at the gate. All funds raised from this event will go towards the zoo’s education programs, conservation efforts and improvements to the zoo for its animals. -Jasmine Demers

Bisbee Pride Weekend Bisbee Pride will be returning June 15-17, 2018 for a weekend of film screenings, dances, performances and pub crawls. The event, which was started in 2004 by a small group of LGBT friends, is now put on by Bisbee Pride, Inc., a 501c (3) nonprofit organization committed to the goals of wellness, education, human rights and acceptance within the LGBTQ and greater Cochise County community. Friday’s schedule includes a Pride Village, a free showing of “Call Me By Your Name,” a lingerie pub crawl, the Copper Queen Hotel Street Dance for $10, music at the Bisbee Royale for $30 and a drag karaoke contest. Saturday boasts a parade, pride village, Copper Queen pool party, free music at the Family Stage, the Drag Day Stage and the Latino Stage, music at the Bisbee Royale for $30 and the Transcendance for $10 with DJ Cue. Sunday finishes off the weekend strong with Twisted Sister Bingo and Bloody Mary Bar at the Copper Queen Hotel (bingo cards $1) and music at St. Elmo. For more information visit bisbeepride.com -Marissa Heffernan

Justify, with Mike Smith up, leads in the home stretch to win the Triple Crown at the 150th Belmont Stakes, in Elmont, N.Y., on Saturday, June 9. (Courtesy David Wexler/New York Daily News/Tribune News Service)


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Repeal of net neutrality means trouble for all BY DAILY WILDCAT OPINIONS BOARD @DailyWildcat

On June 11, the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality officially went into effect. This will have significant effects on the internet as we know it today, but Congress has already invoked the Congressional Review Act in an attempt to overturn the repeal. The Senate has passed it, but the House has not yet voted. What does all this mean for your daily life, and what does it mean for journalism? To start, if you’re not familiar with some of the terms in the first paragraph, don’t worry. Essentially, the Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications and enforces America’s communications laws and regulations. Net neutrality is the concept that internet service providers must treat all data the same, so they can’t charge more or change the download speed of any data because of type of user, content, website, platform or application (a practice known as throttling). ISPs can’t throttle sites they don’t agree with, or sites that other ISPs create. Lately, the term has been used to describe a series of past laws from the FCC that made those principles law. FCC commissioner, Ajit Pai, wants to reverse many of those laws, because doing so will foster more competition and improve innovation, he said. Those who support net neutrality are concerned because internet access could become more

expensive, with providers able to charge extra for each service. The quality of service could also be affected and some websites might be completely blocked. There has been an outpouring of opposition, and in response Congress invoked the Congressional Review Act, a law Congress can use to overturn regulations made by various federal government agencies – including the FCC. If a regulation is overturned under the CRA, it cannot be reissued in substantially the same form. So far, the CRA has passed in the Senate, but still has to be voted on in the House and approved by the president. For consumers, the repeal of net neutrality could mean having to pay higher rates for internet access depending on what you use it for – for example, social media sites might cost extra per month and streaming could be slowed significantly. Websites you don’t pay for could be blocked or service to certain websites could be slowed down considerably, depending on who your ISP is and what content that ISP wants you to access. The internet would not be the same free-access platform it is today, which raises concerns that what was once a leveler and equalizer will become one more resource only those with money can fully access. For journalism, the repeal of net neutrality could be disastrous. Many news organizations have moved to digital content as print becomes too expensive to maintain – but if the internet becomes too expensive, more and more news organizations could be forced to close.

Smaller websites could be blocked out by internet providers, and customers, when faced with having to pay more for access to news sites, might choose not to visit at all. Net neutrality rules also control how many homes a single broadband provider can reach, and the FCC said it will revisit regulations on how many TV stations a single company can own. A rule controlling mergers between TV and newspaper organizations has already been abolished, so smaller news organizations are in even more danger, and one large company, like Sinclair, could end up controlling all news, a prospect that threatens democracy itself. The internet needs to remain free and open, for the good of journalism, for the good of democracy and for the simple good of being able to pay one price and access everything from Netflix to the Wikipedia page about the first bicycle. The Daily Wildcat supports net neutrality, and urges you to as well. Call your representatives in the House (Find them at https:// www.battleforthenet.com) and ask them to overturn the repeal of net neutrality. The fate of the internet we know today quite literally depends on it. Editorials are determined by the Daily Wildcat Opinions Board and are written by its members. They are Editor-in-chief Jasmine Demers, Managing Editor Marissa Heffernan, Engagaement Editor Eddie Celaya and Arts & Life Editor Pascal Albright.

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Baquet, and previous legends like CBS’s Walter Cronkite and The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham. “It is journalists like her that inspire other UA Journalism presenting Zenger award journalists to not lose hope and keep fighting to Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui against strong odds even against the threat For her brave dedication uncovering of death,” said UA School of Journalism government corruption in Mexico, CNN director David Cuillier. en Espanol journalist Carmen Aristegui Aristegui has reported on countless will recieve this year’s John Peter and Anna injustices and controversies involving Catherine Zenger Mexico’s elite, assisting Award for Press in the launch of Freedom. MexicoLeaks and more. The prestigious She remains committed award is given by even through having the University of her and her 15-year-old Arizona School son’s phones targeted of Journalism to with government journalists who spyware. fight not only for Aristegui will be press freedom, but honored at the Student also the people’s Union’s North Ballroom right to know. on October 12. Cuillier The Zenger hopes that Aristegui’s award has been son will be able to given to many attend the event as well. COURTESY CARMEN ARISTEGUI leading journalists, Tickets are now CARMEN ARISTEGUI IS ONE of Mexico’s leading such as last year’s journalists. She will recieve the University of Arizona available for the event winner, New York on the UA Foundations School of Journalism’s Zenger Award for her Times Executive website. investigation on government corruption in Mexico. Editor Dean

the school, including preliminary plans Schwalbe named next director of to set up micro-campuses in different School of Journalism locations in South America. The University of Arizona’s School of “It would be an opportunity for Journalism has named its second female students there to take our journalism director in its nearly 70-year history. Carol Schwalbe, associate professor of classes and they would actually get a university of Arizona degree,” Schwalbe journalism, was named to the position said, noting however that the plans were in late May, and will assume the role “still in the talking stage.” from outgoing director, David Cuillier, Ultimately, Schwalbe wanted on July 1. incoming and “I’m excited about continuing the opportunities students alike to that we have ahead,” know that she Schwalbe said in an would bring the interview. same passion Schwalbe, a she brought to former editor at teaching to her National Geographic new role. magazine, is an “You can feel associate professor comfortable and director of coming and talking graduate studies to me even if for the school. She they don’t have teaches science any issues or any and environmental problems, even journalism, reporting COURTESY JOHN DE DIOS if it’s just a meet and editing. CAROL SCHWABLE HAS BEEN named the group, that would In her new role as Director of the University of Arizona School of be great too,” director, Schwalbe Journalism. She will offically take over the role from Schwalbe said. said that she has outgoing director, David Cuillier, on July 1. her own vision for


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NEWS | CANCER ADVANCEMENTS

Startup hopes to prevent skin cancer BY JON RICE @JSCatReport87

Two University of Arizona research scientists are developing a skin cancer prevention and treatment technique, and Tech Launch Arizona is helping them find interested business partners. Minying Cai, research professor and Victor Hruby, regent’s professor emeritus, both with the department of chemistry and biochemistry, invented a skin cancer preventative and natural tanning treatment that led the pair to found a startup: MCR Therapeutics. According to Hruby, the pair developed “novel compounds for pigmenting [tanning] without sun or UV radiation which can prevent the development of melanoma and other skin cancers.” The practical solutions for the technology are wide-ranging, according to Hruby. “This technology can help the general public by preventing the development of skin cancer, the fastest-growing cancer worldwide and especially in places like Arizona,” he said. On top of using state-of-the-art technology to aid the treatment’s development, the pair also had the help of the UA’s very own technology-based, smallbusiness incubator: Tech Launch Arizona.

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MINYING CAI PICTURED, RESEARCH professor with the department of chemistry and biochemistry, and Victor J. Hruby have developed a treatment that will prevent skin cancer.

According to its mission statement, “Tech Launch Arizona is the office of the University of Arizona that creates social and economic impact through commercializing inventions stemming from UA research.” In the case of the treatment being

developed by Hruby and Cai, that means helping develop MCR Therapeutics. According to Rakhi Gibbons, director of licensing for TLA, that entails business legwork. “We work with them to develop what

the right path for that technology might be,” she said. “It really depends on what the compound is — if it is a natural compound … if it is a synthetic compound. That really is what is going to guide your further research.” Part of that pathway means maneuvering through various federal regulatory agencies and corporate red tape, something researchers might not be familiar with. “We help them know what it means to be ‘entrepreneurial,’” Gibbons said. “As far as venture capitalist, we do make introductions and open the door for them.” After that, Gibbons said it’s a matter of getting the treatment tested. That can be a long process. “Any time a drug is developed, the last part of the process is testing on humans,” Gibbons said. “There is testing being done on tissues. They even do some testing on small animals like rats and small mice. When I am talking about this research, it is 16 years before you can ever put it in a human.” Gibbons said success would be defined by what the doctors ultimately decide to do with the treatment technology. “The goal of the company is to move these novel peptides for the uses that Dr. Hruby and Cai did, then to really start to develop a pathway, the drug pathway,” Gibbons said.

$2.5 million grant for post-chemo help BY VICTOR GARCIA @VicGarcia96

Dr. Terry Badger, a University of Arizona college of nursing professor, has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for her team’s research on helping cancer survivors with symptoms after their chemotherapy treatments. “It’s wonderful, and we are very appreciative that the National Cancer Institute funded us, because this is going to allow us to move forward and take a precision approach,” Badger said. “Our research will help us distinguish which of the treatments will work best for which type of person.” It is an outstanding accomplishment to receive such a grant, according to adjunct professor of psychology Chris Segrin who also worked on the project. He said 92 percent of grants submitted to the National Institute of Health are turned down.

Badger’s research involves two theorybased methods to improve patients’ quality of life. “I’ve been providing social oncology treatments for cancer survivors and their caregivers for the last 18 years,” Badger said. Unfortunately, many cancer treatments result in hurting some patient’s health as a result. “People are given chemicals through chemotherapy that literally attacks the cancer cells, but as they attack the cancer cells, it attacks other cells as well,” Segrin said. According to Segrin, cancer treatments can be like giving patients poison with the hope that cancer cells are eliminated and leave the healthy cells doing well. Side effects can include depression, anxiety, fatigue and stress. “This brings a lot of wear and tear to people psychologically; often they have to stop working. If they are parents they can’t take care of their children as well — if they’re

married their relationship with their spouse isn’t as good because they’ve become terribly ill and a lot of these roles they used to be able to fulfill now have to be put aside,” Segrin said. To fight these side effects, one of the treatments includes something called a Symptom Management and Survivorship handbook. “We developed [the handbook], we mail it to them with lots of information where they need to have a plan to have the right surveillance that they need, looking at their diet for better nutrition and maintain a normal weight and make sure they also participate in physical activity,” said Badger. Another more intensive practice combines the Symptom Management and Survivorship handbook and a telephone interpersonal counseling intervention for managing depressive symptoms on a weekly basis for 12 weeks. With this sort of treatment, patients can

be guided and can precisely determine the dosage and frequency of the treatments they will need. “Before they start getting an intervention from us, they spend almost a whole hour on the phone with us just providing answers to questions, we ask literally over 100 different questions that are about their mental health, physical health, the type of cancer they have, the type of symptoms they are experiencing,” Segrin said. Instead of the more traditional setting where patients drive to a clinic for an appointment, patients can choose Badger’s treatment, and according to Segrin, “patients receive considerately more attention than they probably would with the standard of practice with just a regular physician they would see face-to-face.” Badger and her team look to make this available so that survivors can learn about depression, anxiety, stress or any symptom patients may experience.


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BASEBALL COMES UP SHORT OF POSTSEASON BY AMIT SYAL @ASyal21

Earlier this summer, Arizona baseball wrapped up its 2018 season with a 34-22 overall record as they failed to earn a spot in the College World Series. Arizona commenced their season with an at-home series sweep against Bryant University at Hi Corbett Field, February 17-18. At the Tony Gwynn Classic in San Diego, California, the ‘Cats dropped games against San Diego State and the University of San Diego, contributing to its overall 1-2 tournament record. Crazy enough, the ‘Cats were lucky enough to play in the same stadium where the Super Bowl was held this year. During their trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Wildcats squared off against three different Big 10 teams (Minnesota, Illinois, and Michigan State) at U.S. Bank Stadium where former Arizona Wildcat quarterback, Nick Foles, dominated this past February to bring the Philadelphia Eagles a championship. Arizona returned to Hi Corbett to host and sweep North Dakota State

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THE UA BASEBALL TEAM celebrates winning their first three games of the 2018 season against Bryant University at Hi-Corbett Field in Tucson. The Wildcats finished with a 34-22 record.

in a decisive series of games. This string of wins gave the Wildcats the momentum they needed to travel up to Phoenix, and dominate their biggest rivals, Arizona State. In their match against the Sun Devils, the Wildcats won by a score of 6-2. Last year, Arizona baseball went 4-1 against the Sun Devils, but this

season, in the four games against their state rivals, the Wildcats took three of the four games. The ‘Cats traveled up to Seattle, Washington to play fellow Pac-12 member, the Washington Huskies. Unfortunately for Arizona, they were swept 0-3 after a dismal performance on the road. Soon after, however,

Arizona was able to win their next four series with three against fellow Pac12 teams, Washington State, Oregon State and Southern California. The Wildcats returned to HiCorbett Field to face the 2018 Pac-12 Conference Champion, the Stanford Cardinals. Arizona was swept 0-3 in its series against the top seed.

Soon after, Arizona traveled up to Salt Lake City, Utah to square off against the Utah Utes where Arizona lost the series by a score of 1-2 after dropping the first two games. Arizona returned home to host the UCLA Bruins where it was able to outperform the Bruins, adding another series sweep under it’s belt. In what was definitely its closest series all season, Arizona baseball squeaked past Arizona State in the final of three games by a score of 10-9 to give the Wildcats the overall series win. Arizona won the first of three games by a score of 6-4, but ASU came back to dominate the second game by a score of 10-5. In Arizona’s final series of the 2018 season, it was able to beat out the Oregon Ducks in a tie-breaker third game by a score of 11-4. After dominating the first game (10-2), Oregon slid past Arizona to even the series with a 2-1 win. However, in the last game Arizona mounted a comeback and defeated the Ducks 11-4. Even with the strong finish. Arizona was not able to make the cut for posteseason play and look to bounce back next year.

‘CATS MAKE HISTORY AT 2018 MLB DRAFT BY AMIT SYAL @ASyal21

Arizona baseball saw its legacy shine last week as six standout players were drafted in the first 10 rounds of the 2018 MLB Draft and eight were drafted overall. Junior first baseman Alfonso Rivas was picked up by the Oakland Athletics as the 113th overall pick in the fourth round. This past season, Rivas hit seven home runs, 15 doubles, three triples and 52 RBI’s, and helped the Wildcats defeat some standout teams this year, such as Arizona State, Southern California and UCLA. Following Rivas was his former teammate Cody Deason, who was picked up by the Houston Astros in the fifth round with the 162nd overall pick. Deason, a right-handed pitcher, posted a 2.87 ERA in 91 innings and helped the Wildcats win some crucial games down the stretch this season. Deason still has one year of eligibility left at Arizona, so the option to return to Tucson remains. Right-handed pitcher Michael Flynn was selected in the sixth round with the 174th overall

pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Flynn was Arizona’s No. 2 starter during this season as a junior. He posted a 4.89 ERA in 73.2 innings. Like Deason, Flynn has one year of eligibility left to play for the Wildcats. Joining Cody Deason and current Astro and former Wildcat JJ Matijevic will be catcher Cesar Salazar who was the 222nd overall pick. This past season, Salazar hit four home runs, 11 doubles, and 42 RBI to help the ‘Cats end with a 34-22 overall record. In the eighth round, for the 230nd pick, Tylor Megill is east-coast bound due to being picked by the New York Mets. Cal Stevenson will be headed north of the border to Toronto after being picked up by the Blue Jays in the 10th round. In his last season, senior Stevenson hit one home run, six triples, three doubles and 26 RBI, even after suffering a hand injury mid-season. Other selections included infielder Travis Moniot and catcher/outfielder Ryan Haug. Moniot was a 17th round, 498th overall pick by the White Sox and Haug was a 27th round, 804th overall pick by the Pirates. Arizona tops the list of the schools with the most number of draft picks in the first ten rounds this year alongside Kentucky and Oregon State.

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ARIZONA PITCHER CODY DEASON throws during the UA-New Mexico State baseball game on April 25 at Hi Corbett Field. Deason was drafted by the defending World Series Champions, the Houston Astros, in the 5th round in the 2018 MLB Draft.


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JULIAN ARMENTA SHARES HIS photos with Jenny Sandoval, both students in the Donald W. Carson Journalism Diversity Workshop for Arizona High School Students. They produced The Chronicle newpaper at the end of a week-long workshop filled with lectures, reporting and other journalism activities.

Passionate high-schoolers inspire student journalist COLUMNIST PASCAL ALBRIGHT @pascalloves

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s a journalist, I am always looking for ways to give back to the community, whether it be through my reporting or, in this case, through mentoring high school students in the Donald W. Carson Journalism Diversity Workshop for Arizona High School Students. The program ran from Sunday, June 3, through Saturday, June 9, and it was packed with guest speakers, late nights, early mornings, countless meetings, reporting time, campus outings, plenty of stress, interviews and so much more. There were 11 high school students at the University of Arizona workshop, coming from schools like Tucson High Magnet School, Winslow High School, Tohono O’odham High School and a handful of others, some with journalism programs and some without. I was one of the five college student mentors, along with Simon Asher, Kirshana Guy, Jane Bendickson and Zeina Peterson, led by director of the workshop Daniel Andrés Domínguez and writing coach and content editor Susan Knight,Associate Professor of Practice in the UA school

of Journalism,who helped the students produce an eight-page newspaper called The Chronicle over the course of the week. I myself took part in this week-long workshop when I was in high school, and it is the reason I decided to pursue the craft, so when I was asked to be a mentor, I was all in. After parents left Sunday afternoon, I met the students at our first budget meeting and I saw their passion. The students came to the camp with clear ideas of what they wanted to report on, who they wanted to talk to and how they wanted to end the week. It was amazing to see such passion from students ranging from ages 15 through 17. As the week progressed the students were asked to take photos, write peer profiles, write a story on the guest speakers, produce a multi-media piece — all while working on their main stories. At times we started the day at 8:20 a.m. and ended it at midnight or later. As a college student I have learned to balance my time and priorities. During the week, on top of my mentor duties, I still worked on The Daily Wildcat, I was taking an online class, my mother was leaving for Paris for the summer and I had to stay in Gila Dorm as a dorm guard for the students — my plate was full. All my other duties aside, I found it imperative that I help these students as much as I could.

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NEWS | TRIPLE CROWN WRAP-UP

Wild(cat) Horses: UA dominates Belmont In the last leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher and a horse named for UA’s most famous football alum made the Big Apple a Wildcat affair BY EDDIE CELAYA @reporterEddie

On Saturday afternoon at Belmont Racetrack outside New York City, University of Arizona graduate Bob Baffert’s horse, Justify, took home the most prestigious championship in horse racing: The Triple Crown. A three-year-old colt, Justify is Baffert’s second horse in four years to earn the Crown, but he wasn’t the only horse competing Saturday with a UA connection. Here are the four big UA winners from this Triple Crown season. 1. Bob Baffert and Justify The Nogales-born Baffert graduated from UA’s Race Track Industry Program, part of the university’s School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Active in his youth as a quarter horse trainer, he got his start at Rillito Downs Race Track just up First Avenue, on River Road. “It’s been monumental in starting my career,” Baffert told local CBS affiliate KOLD in 2011. “It was a stepping stone for me.” Baffert made the jump to thoroughbred racing seamlessly after graduation from RTIP, training eventual two-race Triple Crown winners Point Given and War Emblem. Baffert would eventually break through where other trainers failed, snapping a 37-year drought between Triple Crown Winners with American Pharoah. His second Triple Crown puts him in rarefied air as only the second trainer ever to accomplish the feat. A prolific trainer of high-level thoroughbreds, Baffert also had another horse in the race: Restoring Hope, who finished eighth. However, it was Justify that stole the show. He is only the second undefeated Triple Crown champion, with a record of 4-0, including the three big-money races. The win also made the colt the most valuable horse in racing history, his value eclipsing $75 million, according to ESPN. And Baffert and Justify’s ownership team have no intentions of retiring the colt yet. “He’s now become a household name,” said Elliott Walden, the CEO and racing manager for WinStar Farm — Justify’s majority owners — to USA Today. “I’m looking forward to his next race just as much as you guys are.” 2. Gronkowski (the horse) The second-place finisher, Gronkowski, was named for the UA and New England Patriot tight end Rob Gronkowski. Although under the primary ownership of Phoenix Thoroughbred, Ltd., the famous footballer bought a minority stake in the colt in April of this year. Upon buying the horse, Gronkowski told the Washington Post that he’d “never dealt with horses.” He also looked forward to perhaps taking the horse through its paces. “Hopefully I can get a ride on the horse,” Gronkowski said. “I’m not trying to ride it for a full speed ride. I just want to get the feel of what it’s like to be on top of one. Maybe I’ll go for a full speed ride once I get comfortable.” In true Gronkowski (the man) style, the three-time Super Bowl Champion bet $69 on his eponymously named horse,

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JUSTIFY RED SILKS FINISHES ahead of Gronkowski (white silks) at the finish of the 150th Belmont Stakes on June 9. After winning both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in rainy conditions, Justify led the field from wire-to-wire at Belmont, finishing in a time of 2:28.18.

collecting close to $950 on the colt’s second place finish. 3. Todd Pletcher While Baffert may get the big headlines, another RTIP graduate, Todd Pletcher, also trains thoroughbreds at the very highest level. Before the race, he assessed his and other trainer’s chances at stopping Justify with Forbes Magazine. “I think,” Pletcher said, “like all of us, that we need for Justify to wake up on the wrong side of the bed to have a chance.” After graduating from the UA in 1989, the Dallas, Texas native went on to train under the tutelage of legendary — and still active — trainer D. Wayne Lucas in New York, and soon became Lucas’ assistant. After breaking off on his own in 2004, Pletcher would go on to train multiple Triple Crown-race winners, including filly (the term for a female thoroughbred) Rags to Riches — the first filly to win the Belmont Stakes in over a century. For the Belmont, Pletcher had two horses start: Vino Rosso and Noble Indy. Vino Rosso finished fourth, with Noble Indy rounding out the field in tenth place. 4. UA’s Race Track Industry Program Arizona may not be the first state that blue-blood, East Coast horse aficionados think of when they think of thoroughbred racing. But that’s not something that deters the director of RTIP, Wendy Davis. She said the program is riding high after another Triple

Crown season dominated by UA-educated trainers and are especially proud of Baffert. “It was absolutely fantastic,” she said. “Not only is he a graduate of the program, but also … being from Nogales, being a local person who also went to school here makes it even more special.” Since Baffert’s first Triple Crown in 2014, RTIP has enjoyed a higher profile both locally and nationally, according to Davis. However, because of the program’s limited size, it has not really translated to a spike in applications. “We have a pretty consistent level of interest,” Davis said before pointing out that while interest in the sport may peak during the late spring, most applicants are out doing the every-day work of the track year-round. “Although the rest of the world only watches basically the [Kentucky] Derby and then the Triple Crown if there is a chance for a Triple Crown winner,” she said. “The reality is there are major races every month of the year all throughout the year.” Davis said that with RTIP’s unique approach of having students interested in training horses learn the business side of the trade, and vice-verse, the program has set itself up for long-term success. “The most important thing is understanding how the entire business works,” she said. “Everyone who graduates has the same base of knowledge to draw from.”


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OPINION | JOURNALISM WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP FROM PAGE 7

They worked hard all week, lining up interviews, taking up editorial positions, writing stories, taking initiative and showing lots of passion. At the end of the week the mentors were just there to help with commas — the students took care of everything else. I worked with all the students, helping formulate questions, editing stories, walking across campus in 100-degree weather for an interview, organizing dinner and working on the print edition the last two days. The week ended strong with an awards ceremony and I couldn’t be prouder of how far each of the students grew. I have seen more passion in these students than I usually see in my daily life. On top of their other assignments and lectures, each student covered stories in a week that a professional would have taken more than a week to cover. Sadie Azersky, a senior at Canyon del Oro High School, wrote a story about health alternatives that could solve the opioid crisis among young adults. She talked to health care professionals and others, and as I accompanied her on her first interview, I could see the drive

behind the questions she asked. Dara Garcia, a 16-year old junior from Tohono O’odham High School, wrote a story on school shooting safety awareness in TUSD schools. She also worked on two other stories, one on a peer and one on a lecturer, and her ability to come up with questions for her sources was amazing. In the middle of the workshop, the students invited their parents to a lasagna dinner, provided by Susan Knight, and one of the parents came to the mentors and Susan and said “[My student] has grown so much in these last few days that I hardly recognize her.” That is one of the reasons I am in this career: to inspire and share my skills with others. Being a part of this workshop and having the ability to work with young people and pass on the skills I have learned has made me appreciate my mentors, those who came before me and those who will come after. We are told to take opportunities and give things our best shot. These students gave this workshop week theirs and it really showed. They made me proud to have been a part of this week-long journalism workshop.

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SPORTS | FOOTBALL

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First-year head football coach Kevin Sumlin has made it clear that recruiting from the Lone Star State must be one of Arizona’s top offseason priorities. On June 6, the Wildcats added their fourth commit to their growing 2019 recruiting class. Four-star quarterback Grant Gunnell pledged to the University of Arizona after considering offers from the likes of Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon and LSU. The Houston native was labeled Texas’ top-ranked pro-style quarterback in the 2019 class after throwing for nearly 10,000 yards and scoring 139 total touchdowns between his sophomore and junior seasons at St. Pius X High School in Houston. Gunnell, who at one point was committed to Texas A&M, chose to reevaluate his decision after Sumlin was dismissed as the Aggies head coach last November. The 6-foot-6, 215-pound gunslinger felt that it was ultimately in his best interest to follow Sumlin and offensive

coordinator Noel Mazzone – whom he has developed a strong relationship with – to the desert. Gunnell joins two other Texans, cornerback Logan Wilson and running back Michael Wiley, as the cornerstones of Sumlin’s initial recruiting class. Although Heisman-hopeful Khalil Tate has a firm grip on the Wildcats starting quarterback gig, adding Gunnell to the mix allows Arizona to be confident about the team’s most vital position moving forward. It will also make for a surreal quarterback competition once Tate departs for the NFL. Arizona hasn’t had quality depth behind center for quite some time. Gunnel and a pair of 2018 quarterback commits, Jamarye Joiner and Kevin Doyle, should provide the Wildcats with elite quarterback play for the foreseeable future. Even after Gunnell’s big announcement, Arizona likely hasn’t taken its eyes off Texas, and the Wildcats are certainty thrilled by their newest recruit from the Lone Star State.

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ARIZONA FOOTBALL HEAD COACH Kevin Sumlin watches from the sideline at the Arizona Football spring game on April 14 in the Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats will face off against Brigham Young University in their home opener on Sept. 1.

Summer training program begins BY ROB KLEIFIELD @RobKAllDay1

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ARIZONA’S TONY FIELDS II warms up before a team scrimmage in the spring football season on April 7 in Arizona Stadium in Tucson.

Last week, the Arizona Wildcat football team reconvened from a month-long break from team activities to start the summer training session. First-year head coach Kevin Sumlin allowed his players some rest after they completed their spring semester finals, but the time has come for them to get focused on the upcoming year. The team-oriented workouts officially began on June 4. Given the restructuring of Arizona’s coaching staff, this summer will be the first go-around for the Wildcats strength and conditioning team under Sumlin. With the departure of former program leader Chris Allen, Arizona’s effort in the weight room and on the field will now be managed by one of Sumlin’s former Texas A&M colleagues, Brian Johnson. Given his experience playing at the collegiate level and in the NFL, Johnson has a vast body of football knowledge. After winning the national championship with LSU in 2003 and enjoying three years in the league, Johnson returned to the

sidelines to become an assistant coach. Prior to working alongside Sumlin at Texas A&M, he spent two years with the San Francisco 49ers. His summer program – broken down weekly – will consist of three days in the weight room and two days of on-field activities, ranging from speed and agility drills to conditioning. Although Sumlin and his position coaches aren’t allowed to offer direct onfield instruction during the summer, that doesn’t mean that football-oriented drills won’t take place. Player-run-practices (or PRPs) are typically how the Wildcats fine-tune their individual and team skills during the off season. Veterans and leaders across the board will be tasked with putting together 7-on7 activities and 11-on-11 team exercises and running each other through positional drills. Coaches might be watching from afar, but players will be in charge of their development and getting ready for the fall. As the summer progresses, be sure to check back for more information on how the Wildcats are gearing up for the upcoming 2018 season.


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On June 5, Florida State won its firstever Women’s College World Series over Washington, an accomplishment that Arizona had its eyes on this season. Despite an impressive 43-16 record, the Wildcats lost in the Super Regionals to third-seed UCLA. With the softball off season officially underway, it’s not too early to take a peek at next year’s Wildcat softball team. Perhaps the most exciting part of the 2019 team will be the addition of pitcher Marissa Schuld. Schuld is an incoming freshman and two-time Arizona Gatorade Player of the year. At Pinnacle High School just up the I-10 in Phoenix, Schuld posted an 11-1 record, a 0.74 earned-run average and 151 strikeouts en route to a Class 6A state softball title. She will join a rotation with senior Taylor McQuillin and junior Alyssa Denham, solidifying Arizona’s pitching core as one of the top in the nation. McQuillin had a strong season as the Wildcats’ ace, earning a 28-12 record, 1.68 ERA and 287 SO in 242 innings of work. Denham also did her fair share on the mound, recording an impressive 10-3 record, 1.85 ERA, and 72 SO in 106 innings. The ‘Cats also have Vanessa Foreman from Lakewood, Calif. joining the rotation, but she will likely be the team’s fourth pitching option. The ‘Cats are only losing three seniors: outfielder Aleah Craighton, outfielder Ashleigh Hughes and catcher Robyn Porter. Hughes was Arizona’s leadoff hitter for the majority of the 2018

campaign and Craighton provided stability in the bottom half of the lineup. Despite these losses, Arizona still has plenty of pop in its lineup. First baseman Alyssa Palomino will be returning for her junior year. This past season she earned first-team National Fastpitch Coaches Association AllAmerican honors. Palomino caught many by surprise this season, given that she was coming off an ACL tear in 2017. She posted breakout numbers in her return from injury, recording a .363 batting average, 19 home runs, 42 runs batted in. One dilemma to keep an eye on will be whether head coach Mike Candrea decides to keep Palomino at first base for health reasons, or if he places her back in the outfield, where she played all of her freshman year. Along with Palomino, Jessie Harper is another former first-team NFCA AllAmerican who will be returning for her junior year. The versatile infielder has produced stand-out numbers in two seasons as a Wildcat. Harper has a combined .337 BA, 37 HR, 107 RBI and a .976 fielding percentage over her first two years. With Palomino and Harper in the top half of the lineup, the offense should remain dangerous in 2019. Utility player Ali Ashner, outfielder Riley Kuderca and catcher Isabel Pacho are among the incoming freshman names to look out for, with each hoping to earn playing time and add additional weaponry to the Wildcat offense. With only three seniors graduating, key stars coming back and promising young talent coming in, the Wildcats should remain legitimate contenders next season.

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ARTS & LIFE | COMMUNITY THEATER

Musical production molds young actors BY MONICA BARICEVIC @monicabaricevic

Arts Express, a performing arts education organization in Southern Arizona, works with students ages 14-24 in Tucson looking to further their acting experiences, meet new friends and produce a theater show at the end of the month-long Arts America Summer Stock program — a program filled with rehearsals, learnings sessions and group activities. Arts Express has been in service for over 30 years, and this summer the youth program ends with the production of the Broadway musical “Big Fish.” “Big Fish” is a tale of adventure and romance that revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman, and his adult son Will, who looks for what is behind his father’s tall stories. According to the Arts Express website, “Big Fish” is “overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, [and] it is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre.” With the Arts Express summer production of the musical, students in the program are excited to perform in musical numbers such as “Stranger,” “Be the Hero,” and “I Don’t Need a Roof,” according to cast members Samantha Adams, Luke Gaff, Anabelle Mali and Matt Milne. The musical production is directed by Dana Milne, choreographed by Simone Jovelet-Manuel and vocally directed by Aj Lepore. According to the Arts Express website, “the story has drawn comparisons to The Odyssey, The Music Man and The Wizard of Oz.” University of Arizona students Gaff and Matt Milne are excited for their growth as actors in the production. Gaff will play the role of Edward Bloom and Milne the role of Will Bloom. “I have grown so much, gaining experience with using different vocal ranges,” said Matt Milne, a junior majoring in Arts and Theater Arts. “The songs are in my upper register and the amazing directing staff makes the experience. Matt Milne also says that his character goes through ranges of emotion, especially in his song “Stranger.” In preparation for the show he says that “there is room for individual expression because you can take each role in a variety of ways. The musical has 15 roles and a handful of extras.” “There is a lot of different interpretations and in studying for the

role I looked at a lot of other productions and saw how they portrayed their characters in collaboration with the show,” Matt Milne said. Gaff, a sophomore in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Musical Theater program plays the role of Edward Bloom and is loving the show so far. Gaff said that “in every area I feel like I’ve gained a lot.” According to Gaff, relationships started to build in the first week, and he is learning a variety of techniques with his assigned character. “Having to play a role where my character goes from four different ages throughout the show and figuring out how to do that has been difficult but, everyone I am working with has taught me a lot,” Gaff said. Samantha Adams and Anabelle Mali are high school students in the Tucson area looking to further their theatrical experiences through the upcoming production. “I’ve learned a lot about teamwork, and when you have a role, you realize it’s about bonding with your cast,” said Adams, who plays the role of Sandra in the show. Mali plays the role of Josephine and said that she has learned so much as she hasn’t had many big roles before this production. She believes that it is good to understand the goals and responsibility of a major role. Mali said she is “looking forward to performing in the show and growing relationships.” She also expressed how great of an opportunity it is working with the director Dana Milne. The directing staff, Dana Milne, Aj Lepore, and Simone Jovelet-Manuel are pleased to be collaborating together in the upcoming production. Aj Lepore, vocal director of the production, began his teaching of musical theater back in 2012, in the production of “Guys and Dolls” with Dana Milne and Simone Jovelet-Manuel who are working with him in this upcoming musical. Lepore said that Dana Milne and Jovelet-Manuel, are “some of the best at what they do which makes it fun to work with them.” “Aj Lepore, Simone Jovelet-Manuel, and Dana Milne make you great,” said Matt Milne as he looks forward to continuing to work with each for the production. Performances are scheduled for June 29 through July 8 at the Stevie Eller Theater. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for students, military, 65 and over and $10 for children when purchased online. “The music is challenging but amazing,” Gaff said. “In every way I see myself growing.”

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ALIZAA KNIGHT, SOUND TECHNICIAN, controls the music during the Big Fish rehearsal at Salpointe High School. Rehersal runs five days a week until the premiere on June 29.

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MOLLY GLUZHINSKI, ASSISTANT COSTUME designer, helps Conner Taylor put on his costume during the rehearsal of Big Fish.

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DANA MILNE, DIRECTOR, STEPS onto the stage to show her actors how she wants them to perform during a rehearsal of Big Fish. The show will premiere June 29 and run through July 8 at the Stevie Eller Theater.


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KARA DUNN FROM PAGE 1

After two days, the GoFundMe had raised nearly $40,000 of the $50,000 goal, from 673 people. “If you could find it in your hearts, it would mean the world to us if you would be able to spare anything you can afford,” Ryan Dunn wrote. “If not, we completely understand. Please share her story with as many friends and family as possible and keep her in your thoughts and prayers.” The donations range in size from $5 to $500, and the GoFundMe page had amassed 1,100 shares on Facebook by Tuesday afternoon. Over the weekend, Ryan Dunn shared an update on the page, saying his sister was starting to show positive signs of recovery. “From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You,” Ryan Dunn wrote. “Your support has made an unimaginable situation so much easier. Kara breathed without the ventilator for 2 hours today, which is so encouraging! We are on track to get her out of ICU very soon.” In an email interview, Ryan Dunn also had a message from Kara for her supporters. “Kara wants everyone to know that she loves them,” he wrote. “I’ve been telling her about comments, donations, and well wishes, and every time she cries when she hears how much people care.” Carly Stoltenberg, an adjunct professor at Rio Salado College, shared Ryan Dunn’s GoFundMe on her Facebook page, where she wrote about her own experiences with Guillian-Barre Syndrome. “Like me, her illness came on suddenly, causing paralysis and the need to be on a ventilator. I know that all of you are familiar with what I went through just one year ago. It was terrifying for me and for my family and friends. The difference with Kara is that GBS showed up while she

COURTESY RYAN DUNN

KARA DUNN (CENTER) POSES for a family photo with (left to right) her brother Ryan Dunn, stepbrother Andrew Rice, mother Dawn Dunn-Rice and stepfather Tyler Rice.

was in Spain. I cannot imagine how much harder it is for her and her family to be dealing with this while in a foreign country.” Kara Dunn is heading into her junior year at the UA and is also involved in the UA Flying Samaritans, a campus

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NEWS | PROFESSOR RECOGNIZED

Dr. Carol Barnes elected to National Academy of Sciences Dr. Carol Barnes, UA Regents’ Professor of Psychology, Neurology and Neuroscience and one of the leading experts on brain aging, was one of only 84 new members elected and the only new member from Arizona to be recognized by this private, nonprofit organization of the country’s leading researchers BY MARISSA HEFFERNAN @_mheffernan

Recently, Barnes sat down with Daily Wildcat Managing Editor Marissa Heffernan. Their conversation has been edited for length and clarity. Daily Wildcat: What does being elected to the National Academy of Sciences mean to you? Carol Barnes: That’s a really hard question. You just think about, ‘What is the National Academy of Sciences?’ Well, its charter was written in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln, and it was developed to honor a very special, unique group of scientists in the United States. There are some foreign members as well, so to make it into this really very, very small science club, is absolutely thrilling, and of course it’s a capstone of anybody’s career if they are elected … It’s pretty exclusive — it’s a remarkable life achievement. Of course, I am exceptionally grateful … I really don’t know the ins and outs of the Academy yet, I haven’t been properly inducted and I haven’t signed the magic book with all these famous people in it yet. That will happen one year from now ... So I can’t tell you that I know the secret password or handshake or anything yet, because I haven’t participated in the meeting yet. DW: Can you tell me about your work? CB: I found something pretty young in my career that really held my attention, and that is the mystery of why the human brain ages in very specific ways. Different forms of memory change at different rates, but your memory changes as a function of age. Some of this, most of this actually, is normal … Many, many of us have these age-related changes. So what in the brain, first of all, is responsible for laying down memories and how do those processes change over the course of time, and why are they different for different people? … We thought we knew what the biological basis of memory was — the strengthening of the synaptic contacts, the connections made between cells. The pattern of that strengthening is memory — that’s how your memories are laid down. So I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, I can now start to examine where in the aging brain and why and how memory might be altered.’ And so that’s kind of been my path from the 70s until now … My true passion, my grandiose plan, is a national precision in aging center here at the University of Arizona. We are applying for a very large grant soon to fund this … I’m not interested in making you live to 150, I’m just interested in you having a rich cognitive

COURTESY CAROL BARNES

DR. CAROL BARNES WAS elected to the National Academy of Sciences. She is one of only 84 new members elected this year to join a group of around 2,400 of the most distinguished scientists in the world.

life until close to death. What we’re trying to do is … make you optimally functional for as long as possible in your individual life. And for each of us it’s going to be different. So that’s why we’re looking at it in a precision medicine way. DW: What are some challenges in this field? CB: The numbers of participants we need to examine needs to be huge if we’re going to make fast progress, because we don’t want to just be able to help the small community that might be around Tucson, that might be very specialized, overeducated, and all sorts of stuff, we want to be able to help a geographically diverse and ethnically diverse [community] … There’s going to be all sorts of things that are different but the only way you can know is if you have people participate and actually find out what their cognition is like, what their lifestyle is like and how these go together and what interventions have been tried with these kinds of people and so forth. We really want to be able to sample

a very much more representative population than has been sampled to date, and that’s going to be hard … but we have a lot of the pieces in place and a lot of great individuals across the university to help. DW: What’s one of your favorite things about this field? CB: I would never ask anybody to work as hard as I work, but the thought of coming in a discovering something new ... that’s what my job is, every day. Come in and put the pieces together in novel ways, try to discover something new. I can’t imagine a better life than a scientist’s life. It is an adventure, it’s interesting, I’m never bored. I love to travel, and so I go to scientific meetings all the time, and I try to take a day for something culturally enriching wherever I am. I love to hike … I’m a pilot, I have two different pilot’s licenses, a single engine land and glider, and I scuba dive and I ski, so the scuba diving is at meetings in the Caribbean and the skiing is at neuroscience meetings, but you can fit things in everywhere.


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NEWS | HEALTH AND MEDICINE

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PARTICIPANTS IN THE ALL Of Us Research program, which just received the largest National Institutes of Health grant in Arizona history. The project aims to make precision medicine more avaliable and inclusive.

Precision medicine project recieves $60 million BY MARISSA HEFERNAN @_mheffernan

Imagine a healthcare system tailored specifically to you — one where doctors take not only your medical records, but your family history and even genetics into consideration. That kind of medicine, precision medicine, is exactly what the University of Arizona and Banner Health “All Of Us” research program is working to achieve, and it just received a boost in funding. The National Institutes of Health had originally promised the project an award of $43.3 million over five years, but that number was increased to $60 million, according to an email President Dr. Robert Robbins sent to the UA community on May 3. That’s the largest NIH award in Arizona history, according to Robbins, who also wrote that he is “incredibly grateful towards all the people from UAHS and Banner who worked to make this program a reality.” The program aims to enroll one million people who will share not only physical samples, but detailed health histories as well as environmental information. The goal, according to the project’s website, is to build a detailed data set to increase research breakthroughs and improve precision medicine. Dr. Kenneth Ramos, associate vice president of precision health sciences, defined precision medicine as not a single achievement, but an accumulation of them. “What we now call precision medicine really is a culmination of essentially 30 years’ worth of medical and research advancements that now have coalesced to provide an opportunity for healthcare providers to take advantage of all these advances and put them to work in making diagnoses, in better optimization of treatment and in higher quality of life for people,” Ramos said. A more local goal, according to Ramos, is to build a clearer picture of the complex, diverse population of Arizona and to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare for all. “All Of Us is the research arm of the precision medicine initiative that we have here at the University of Arizona … to build a large database that allows us to understand the uniqueness and the qualities of Arizona in comparison to other populations,” Ramos said. Dr. Francisco Moreno, associate vice president for diversity and inclusion at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, said a large part of the program is focused on that uniqueness and diversity. “We want to be very inclusive of all people in Arizona,” Moreno said. “Precision medicine is

more affordable than some things in the past. It’s going to be the way we practice for everybody. It’s a way to make medicine more available and accessible for everyone.” A challenge that precision medicine has to overcome, Moreno said, is people that may not see doctors regularly often view doctors negatively. Ramos agreed, saying disadvantaged communities can, understandably, be more guarded about sharing information. “It certainly is a major challenge for disadvantaged communities because of the complexity of the problems they deal with. They sometimes tend to be less trusting of systems of government, and they tend to be more guarded in terms of volunteering for projects like this … it’s actually become a national problem because the under-representation of various populations in medical research translates into less understanding of those issues themselves,” Ramos said. That’s why All Of Us is focusing on those underrepresented populations, according to Ramos. “By making very concerted approaches to different communities in a culturally sensitive manner, we hope to be able to shift the pendulum and increase representation of those individuals in the research and in the medical system in general,” Ramos said. Moreno said All Of Us personnel includes many bilingual individuals, and the program is also having conversations with tribal communities to include them in a culturally sensitive way. This program also seeks to address another large gap in current healthcare, which Ramos said is basing expensive treatments off averages. “When we make a diagnosis and we recommend a treatment, those parameters are defined by average response, which means that if you have any one individual that doesn’t follow the average, that treatment may or may not work the way you intended for it to work,” Ramos said. “There’s a high failure rate, and high failure rate, as you would imagine, translates into increased costs, because instead of one visit, you have to make three visits before you get to the right medicine.” All Of Us and precision medicine will ideally increase efficiency and decrease costs, according to Ramos. To do so, Moreno said the program needs a longterm focus and dedicated participants. “We invite them to participate in research in the future,” Moreno said. “We have to keep people engaged and provide them with a valuable return. We give them information. We want them to be part of the study for 10 years.” Overall, Ramos said he and other scholars in the UA community are lucky to be a part of a national initiative to address health disparities and make precision medicine accessible. “We now stand in a very strong position to make all these great advances accessible to everybody, including our disadvantaged populations in Arizona,” Ramos said. For more information on the All Of Us research program, or to enroll, visit https://www. joinallofus.org/.

It’s a way to make medicine more available and accessible for everyone.”

— DR. FRANCISCO MORENO, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HEALTH SCIENCES


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