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Dr. Joann Sweasy Named Director of University of Arizona Cancer Center
June 26, 2020

In addition, Dr. Sweasy will serve as UArizona chief adviser on cancer-related matters and principal investigator of the National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant.


UArizona College of Nursing Among First to Offer Autism Diagnosis Certificate Program
June 25, 2020

The Autism Spectrum Disorder career track at the University of Arizona will train nurses in diagnosing and managing the issue in children with a focus on early detection.


One Small Molecule, Potential Giant Step to Improve Cognitive Function
June 25, 2020

A $6.1 million study led by Dr. Kathleen Rodgers at the UArizona Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science will test novel small molecules to improve the lives of Alzheimer’s patients.


UArizona Testing App to Alert Students, Employees Exposed to COVID-19
June 18, 2020

COVID Watch sends exposure alerts without having to collect any personally identifying information from users, protecting their anonymity.


Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton Among New Regents Professors Named at UArizona
June 12, 2020

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, director, University of Arizona Center for Innovation in Brain Science, was among five new Regents Professors announced by the Arizona Board of Regents.


Third-year Resident Ana Gonzales, MD, awarded 2020 Norma J. Peal, PhD Award
June 5, 2020

This award recognizes a third-year resident within the South Campus Graduate Medical Education (GME) residency programs who best exemplifies the missions that were close to Ms. Peal.


UArizona Names Surgeon General Carmona to Lead Campus Reentry Plan
May 27, 2020

University of Arizona president, Dr. Robert Robbins announced in April his plans to resume in-person classes Aug. 24, bringing back 45,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff for fall 2020.


Adapting Virtually: Ongoing Webinar Series Promotes Virtual Approaches to Employment Support
May 26, 2020

Webinar Series Promotes Virtual Approaches to Employment Support


UArizona Physician, Med Student Biking across Midwest on Health Care ‘Listening Tour’ in Age of COVID-19
May 20, 2020

Dr. Paul Gordon embarks on a multi-state bicycle “listening tour” to hear what people in rural areas think about the U.S. health care system amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


$2.8M Study to Develop Family-Based Intervention Program for Chronic Disease Prevention among American Indian Youth
May 19, 2020

NIH-funded $2.8 million study seeks to develop, test culturally relevant, community-led intervention that supports American Indian youth in achieving healthy lifestyle choices to reduce health risks.


UArizona, State of Arizona to Expand COVID-19 Antibody Testing Statewide
May 15, 2020

The University of Arizona – State of Arizona antibody testing initiative will include 31 sites across the state as it expands to all 15 counties.


UArizona Medical Student Effort to Distribute COVID-19 Awareness Posters in Spanish Gains Supporters Near and Far
May 13, 2020

Four University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students, three of whom graduate this week, distribute posters in collaborative community effort.


UArizona Medical Student Selected for National Scholarship Supporting Physician Workforce Diversity
May 11, 2020

Aaron Bia, a member of the Navajo Nation set to graduate in May 2021, will receive one of 10 inaugural ElevateMeD Scholarships.


UArizona Health Sciences Colleges Create New Ways to Celebrate Graduates
May 8, 2020

The five Health Sciences colleges at the University of Arizona plan special ways to mark the rite-of-passage of earning a degree, despite COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home orders.


Rattlesnake Bites on the Rise – Watch Where You Step, Says UArizona Poison Center
May 8, 2020

There have been 36 rattlesnake bites reported to the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center this year, with each month in 2020 having more than the previous month so far.


New Safeguards and Procedures Allow Cancer Care, Research to Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic
May 7, 2020

UArizona Cancer Center, Banner – University Medicine continue state-of-the-art cancer care and cutting-edge clinical research during COVID-19 pandemic since “Cancer doesn’t sleep, so neither can we.”


UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson to Celebrate ‘Virtual’ 2020 Convocation
May 4, 2020

On May 14, a total of 117 medical students from the University of Arizona in Tucson officially will become physicians and earn their Doctor of Medicine degrees.


UArizona President to Have Blood Drawn for COVID-19 Antibody Testing
April 29, 2020

After his blood draw, Dr. Robert C. Robbins will announce plans for the university’s fall semester. Appointments for this first round of testing for 4,500 people in Pima County are filled. No walkups.


UArizona Researchers Pivot to Tackle COVID-19, Splitting More Than $500,000 in Funding
April 28, 2020

Thirteen research teams will address various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic with financial support from rapid-turnaround seed grants supplied through funding from the state and University of Arizona BIO5 Institute.


Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center ALERT: Avoid Inappropriate ‘Anti-COVID-19’ Treatments
April 27, 2020

Inappropriate medications and household products used to prevent or treat COVID-19 can cause significant harm and no benefit, University of Arizona-based center warns.


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