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UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Seeks Safer, More Effective Leukemia Treatment  
August 3, 2020

Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis is studying a new chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who undergo a particular type of bone marrow transplant procedure.


Health Disparities in Advanced Heart Failure Treatment – Intersection of Race and Sex  
July 31, 2020

Sarver Heart team led by Khadijah Breathett looking into gender and racial bias found doctors more judgmental on women’s appearance and social support networks, particularly African American women.


Constitution Has Answers for Balancing Health and Liberties Amid COVID-19, UArizona Experts Say  
July 30, 2020

Three experts in constitutional law, environmental law and public health write in a new essay that one of America’s founding documents provides a framework for finding common ground to fight COVID-19.


UArizona Health Sciences First-of-Its-Kind Study Offers Insight into Bacteria Found in Bacterial Vaginosis  
July 29, 2020

A University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix study could help researchers develop treatment for common vaginal infection that affects more than 3 million U.S. women a year.


UArizona Reports Record Number of Startups for Fiscal Year 2020  
July 29, 2020

With 19 new companies added to its roster last fiscal year, the University of Arizona has now launched more than 100 startups since revamping its commercialization operation in late 2012.


UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Narrow in on Novel Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease  
July 28, 2020

A $3.8-million federal grant will allow a team led by the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy to continue to develop a drug to prevent or reverse this devastating neurodegenerative disorder.


UArizona Researchers Detangle Protein Interaction Implicated in Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s  
July 28, 2020

New findings by University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson chemists Drs. Wolfgang Peti and Rebecca Page provide a foundation to better understand and treat these neurological disorders.


UArizona Aims to Provide Rapid Tests for First Responders, Those on Battlefields Exposed to Biothreats, Such as COVID-19  
July 27, 2020

With Department of Defense funding, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix leads effort to develop portable device to detect biological threats, like the virus that causes COVID-19.


People and Programs ‘On The Move’ at UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson  
July 24, 2020

Recent notices include appointments for curricular affairs, licensing, sleep medicine, research and student mental health, plus national awards for mentorship, diversity and pancreatic cancer studies.


UArizona President Outlines Fall Return to Campus  
July 23, 2020

The university will offer four class formats and implement a range of safety measures on campus when the fall semester begins on Aug. 24 as scheduled with a mix of in-person and remote instruction.


UArizona, State of Arizona Expand Eligibility for COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Concert with $7.7M Study to Better Understand Immunity  
July 22, 2020

A free statewide COVID-19 antibody testing program expands to 15 categories of essential workers at high risk of exposure, in concert with a $7.7 million UArizona study to better understand immunity.


Nationally Recognized Geriatric Psychiatrist Appointed UArizona Chair of Psychiatry  
July 20, 2020

Dr. Jordan Karp, expert in geriatric psychiatry, depression treatment and suicide prevention, is named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UArizona Portable Device May Bring Change to Standard of Care for Skin Cancer  
July 15, 2020

With development of a handheld confocal microscopes, researchers at the University of Arizona Health Sciences want to make existing technology more affordable and accessible to a larger number of patients.


$2.58M in Federal Funds Allow UArizona Health Sciences to Study Poorly Understood Fungal Asthma  
July 14, 2020

Dr. Yin Chen and a University of Arizona Health Sciences research team hope to alleviate unmet medical need for this form of asthma that affects nearly a third of all asthma patients worldwide.


UArizona COVID-19 Webinars to Help Recognize, Resolve Isolation’s Impact on Mental Health  
July 8, 2020

University of Arizona Psychiatry faculty members will discuss challenges of confinement, share resources and tips, and give guidance on when to seek professional help at two free upcoming webinars.


UArizona Public Health Researchers Weigh in on the Best (and Worst) Materials for Masks  
July 6, 2020

Researchers study the effectiveness of different materials for homemade facemasks to provide guidance for the public.


Superfund Research Center Receives $10.6M to Study Mining Waste, Arsenic-Diabetes Link  
June 30, 2020

The center, with leadership from CALS Department of Environmental Science and the College of Pharmacy, has helped address the state's most pressing environmental contamination sites since 1989.


Older Adults Share Fewer Memories as They Age  
June 29, 2020

University of Arizona researchers used the EAR app to “eavesdrop” on older adult conversations.


UArizona’s Dr. Allen Prettyman Named Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Director  
June 26, 2020

University of Arizona College of Nursing faculty member Dr. Allen Prettyman was appointed to the role, effective June 1, after a nationwide search.


UArizona Researchers Team Up to Change Outcomes in Traumatic Brain Injuries  
June 26, 2020

University of Arizona and Louisiana Tech scientists have collaborated to improve memory and emotional problems caused by blunt head trauma — their findings appear in Scientific Reports.


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.


Dr. Joann Sweasy Named Director of University of Arizona Cancer Center  
June 25, 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.


One Small Molecule, Potential Giant Step to Improve Cognitive Function  
June 24, 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 Poison Center Warns of Toxic Alcohol Poisonings from Contaminated Hand Sanitizer  
June 24, 2020

Ingesting substances contaminated with methanol can cause blindness, organ failure and even death without hospital treatment, reports the center at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.


UArizona Cardiologist Receives ‘Escalator Award’ from Women as One International Organization  
June 24, 2020

UArizona Sarver Heart Center physician-scientist Dr. Khadijah Breathett wins international career award she will use to advance her research on health disparities in cardiovascular disease.


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