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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.


Camp Wellness Provides COVID-19 Safe Services
April 23, 2020

In response to COVID19, Camp Wellness' focus has been to reduce the burden on hospitals, the Crisis Response Center, and urgent care centers for psychiatric and non-emergent health concerns, by continuing to offer services to people with serious mental illnesses, substance use disorders and general mental health conditions in Tucson and across southern Arizona.


UArizona Launches Two-Way Texting System to Gather and Provide Critical COVID-19 Health Data
April 17, 2020

A research team at the University of Arizona Health Sciences and Data Science Institute has launched a crowd-source texting system to gather vital public health data to help fight COVID-19 in Arizona.


Camp Wellness Adapts to Meet Student Needs via 'Coffee Talks'
April 16, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Camp Wellness (which teaches health and wellness skills in a recovery-oriented environment) has become creative in how it meets the needs of its students—individuals diagnosed with mental illness and substance use disorders.


Jacy Farkas Awarded Prestigious 'Peter Likins Inclusive Excellence Award for Staff'
April 13, 2020

Jacy Farkas, MA, ABD, training director for the Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities, was awarded the Peter Likins Inclusive Excellence Award for Staff from the Initiatives for Organizational Inclusion. This prestigious award honors those who have significantly contributed to enhancing the University of Arizona by creating a diverse and inclusive community.


UArizona Medical Students Step Up to Help Health Care Professionals
April 1, 2020

More than 70 University of Arizona medical students are helping health care professionals during the COVID-19 crisis by volunteering to provide child care, pet care, grocery shopping and more.


UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson Students Given Option for Early Graduation in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
March 30, 2020

In coordination with the University of Arizona and College of Medicine – Phoenix, the College of Medicine — Tucson is offering early graduation to the Class of 2020. This option is for qualified students who wish to serve as new physicians to meet the unprecedented health needs that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.


UArizona Cancer Center Joins Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network
March 27, 2020

The University of Arizona Cancer Center will receive $1.4 million as a collaborating center with the national network of academic, public health and community partners, working together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among Hispanic cancer survivors.


Aspiring Physicians Celebrate Match Day, Residency Results
March 20, 2020

One-third of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2020 will remain in Arizona to practice medicine and pursue their residency training. Nearly 50 percent of the class will pursue primary care — a physician specialty that is critically low in Arizona and the nation.


Arizona Telemedicine Program Rapidly Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic
March 18, 2020

The award-winning program of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson at the UArizona Health Sciences will conduct a major online training program regarding the COVID-19 pandemic for health-care providers and administrators, “Developing Telemedicine Services,” Monday, March 23.


UArizona Restructures ‘Match Day’ in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 13, 2020

The Match Day Ceremony hosted by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has been canceled out of caution for student and employee welfare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, graduating medical students will celebrate in small groups and pick up envelopes that detail where they will begin their careers as physicians.


Sarver Heart Center Cancels Green Valley Lecture on Heart Rhythm Disorders, March 19
March 13, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has canceled its Green Valley Lecture scheduled 10 a.m., Thursday, March 19.


Role of Medications, Technology in Heart Rhythm Disorders Topic of Green Valley Lecture, March 19
March 11, 2020

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center continues its 2020 Green Valley Lecture Series with a focus on heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Peter Ott will speak on the most common arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation.


Aspiring Doctors to Learn their Future at Match Day Ceremony
March 10, 2020

On Friday, March 20, medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will tear open envelopes simultaneously revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is considered the most exciting day of medical school.


UArizona Sees Tremendous Growth on Latest Rankings for NIH Funding
March 10, 2020

The University of Arizona improves its ranking by 14 spots and nearly doubles the value of awards from five years ago for research dollars funded by the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year 2019.


Native Americans and Higher Cigarette Use: Stereotype Goes Up in Smoke
March 5, 2020

University of Arizona Health Sciences study finds when whites and Native Americans in comparable income and education levels are compared, whites consume more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent.


Study: Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Increasingly Common, Linked to Stressful Life Events
February 26, 2020

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson study finds that women who experience more stressful life events in the year before childbirth have greater odds of using marijuana before and during pregnancy.


UArizona College of Pharmacy Researchers Available for Interviews at Skaggs Center Grand Opening, Feb. 21
February 19, 2020

Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy researchers will be available to discuss exciting drug-discovery research, how the renovated and expanded Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center will aid their research, and the latest trends in health care.


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