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UArizona COVID-19 Testing up 34% in Pre-Holiday Blitz
November 18, 2020

At 7,541 administered from Nov. 9-13, the university’s COVID-19 testing, which continues through Nov. 25, is succeeding in goal to test large numbers of students before they head home for holidays.


UArizona Welcomes More Students to Campus
November 18, 2020

The university will expand in-person instruction with half the semester left to go, bringing about 1,500 more students to campus a week.


The Surprising Effect of Gender on Dropout from Peer Support Specialist Training
November 16, 2020

As one of Arizona’s largest peer support training programs, WDP strives to achieve equity in training for all of its students. Recently, however, WDP found a disparity as to who graduates from their program.


Presentation: Patients Experiencing Mental Health Issues and Health Disparities in the U.S.
November 16, 2020

Drs. Colleen Cagno and Julie Armin facilitated a presentation on 'Patients Experiencing Mental Health Issues and Health Disparities in the U.S.' for first-year medical students


Tohono O’odham Nation Commits $1M to UArizona to Combat COVID-19
November 13, 2020

The contribution will allow UArizona researchers to continue developing better, more efficient and effective tests for people across the state.


UArizona Increases In-Person Instruction, Cancels Spring Break
November 13, 2020

The university also will conduct a testing blitz prior to the Thanksgiving holiday in an effort to reduce travel-related spread of COVID-19.


As Holidays Near, UArizona President Urges Campus to ‘Stay Focused’ on Public Health
November 13, 2020

The university remains in stage two of its reentry plan this week, with classes of up to 50 students given the option to meet on campus.


UArizona Plans for Holidays, Spring Semester Amid National COVID-19 Spike
November 13, 2020

The university is currently allowing courses of up to 50 students to meet on campus. After Thanksgiving, all courses will transition to being fully online.


‘Wellness Wednesdays: Celebrating Health & Holiday’ Series to Provide Encouragement, Sense of Community
November 10, 2020

Give yourself the gift of good health! The University of Arizona Health Sciences is offering an uplifting program to improve health and reduce stress.


NIH New Innovator Award to Fund UArizona Health Sciences Research on Opioid Addiction and Relapse in Postpartum Women
October 7, 2020

The $2.3 million National Institutes of Health grant will enable Dr. Alicia Allen to explore how women’s hormones influence postpartum opioid relapse and if they may be used as a preventative strategy.


UArizona Prepares to Offer More In-Person Classes
October 6, 2020

On Oct. 12, the university hopes to resume in-person instruction for classes of 30 or fewer students that were designated in-person or flex in-person courses at the time of registration.


UArizona Sees Improvement in COVID-19 Numbers, Compliance
September 29, 2020

The number of positive test results on campus decreased following a 14-day shelter-in-place recommendation.


UArizona Health Sciences Exceeds $200M in Research Funding for First Time, Boosted by COVID-19 Collaborations
September 24, 2020

University of Arizona Health Sciences passes $200 million milestone in research funding in fiscal year 2020, addressing some of the world’s most challenging health conditions, including COVID-19.


Future Primary Care Physicians Grateful for Full-Tuition Scholarship, Excited to Serve their Communities
September 23, 2020

Sixteen first-year students are among 32 new PCP Scholarship recipients this academic year at the UArizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix – both schools still have scholarships available.


University to Continue Holding Only ‘Essential Courses’ in Person Through Oct. 2
September 22, 2020

While the campus has seen a spike in cases over the last few weeks, Friday’s positivity rate was down from last week, and no new students were admitted to isolation housing over the weekend.


Sonoran UCEDD Joins National Cohort to Integrate More Developmental Medicine into COM – Tucson Curricula
September 17, 2020

The award enables the Sonoran UCEDD to engage people with disabilities to help teach developmental disability care to health sciences students.


UArizona to Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing
September 11, 2020

The university will conduct 5,000 COVID-19 tests per week as part of continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus.


AIAN Youth Produce Anti-Tobacco and Vaping Video Campaign
September 10, 2020

Students from the Pima County Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) coalition, the TUSD Tribal Images Youth Council and the Tucson Native Youth Council have developed four Public Service Announcements (PSA) to influence non-vaping among American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) youth in Pima County.


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2020 American Indian Youth Wellness 'Camp in a Box'
September 8, 2020

The FCM American Indian Wellness Camp was adapted to "Camp in a Box" this past summer and just successfully concluded.


FDA Authorizes Use of UArizona COVID-19 Antibody Test; Testing Expanded to All Arizonans Age 18 and Older
September 2, 2020

The antibody test determines who has been exposed to and developed an immune response against COVID-19.


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