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UArizona Family-Based Intervention Program Aims to Prevent Chronic Disease 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 Students Distribute COVID-19 Awareness Posters in Spanish 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.


UArizona Mobile Health Unit Outreach to Spanish-Speakers Crucial Link in COVID-19 Battle
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.


Avoid Inappropriate ‘Anti-COVID-19’ Treatments, Warns Poison and Drug Information Center
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, 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 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.


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