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Examining Disparities in Kidney Cancer Mortality Risk  
May 5, 2021

Dr. Ken Batai,has documented an increased risk of mortality among Arizona’s Hispanic American and Native American kidney cancer patients.


New Certificate Prepares Students to Serve Aging Population  
May 5, 2021

A new UArizona Health Sciences program will prepare students to work in the field of gerontology, where demand for specialized professionals is high.


Efforts To Vaccinate Hard-to-reach Communities Expand  
May 4, 2021

A new mobile health unit program is getting more vaccines in the arms of rural, Hispanic and other hard-to-reach populations in southern Arizona.


College of Medicine – Tucson Hosts Virtual Research Day  
April 29, 2021

Data blitzes, spotlight talks and special session on diversity, equity and inclusion highlight the second annual event that is free and open to the public.


COVID-19 Study Expands Efforts to Enroll Spanish-speakers  
April 27, 2021

A dedicated campaign to include an underrepresented group in the AZ HEROES study is expected to produce more meaningful results.


Integrative Medicine Residency Program Hits 100-Site Milestone  
April 27, 2021

Unique curriculum developed at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences is now being taught to medical residents nationally and internationally.


$30,000 Scholarship Awarded to UArizona Medical Student  
April 21, 2021

The UArizona Hillel Foundation has awarded College of Medicine – Tucson student Gabrielle “Gabi” Mintz the Shirley D. Curson Medical Student Scholarship.


Forbes Names UArizona a 'Best Employer for Diversity'  
April 20, 2021

The University of Arizona is a national leader in workforce diversity, according to Forbes.


Internships Aimed at Increasing Oncology Workforce Diversity  
April 20, 2021

Medical students from the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson will shadow UArizona Cancer Center members to explore oncology career opportunities.


Arizona Lottery Presents Scholarship to Future Pediatrician  
April 12, 2021

Mary Beth Putz, a third-year medical student at the UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, was surprised with a scholarship from the Arizona Lottery.


U.S.-Mexico Study Examines Hygiene Hypothesis Amid Pandemic  
April 7, 2021

Researchers are taking a three-pronged approach to analyze asthma in children in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona – even before they’re born.


College Students Wanted for COVID-19 Post-Vaccine Study  
April 5, 2021

The national study will help determine if vaccinated people who are exposed to COVID-19 can still spread the disease.


Pu To Lead Restructured UArizona Cancer Center Program  
April 5, 2021

Working in collaboration with director Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis, Dr. Jeffrey J. Pu will oversee clinical and research efforts for the adult programs.


Future of Healthcare Panel Discussion To Focus on Pandemic  
April 1, 2021

Experts will discuss what has been learned from the coronavirus pandemic and how this knowledge can be used to build a healthier future.


Lecture to Focus on ‘Facts vs. Fiction’ of COVID-19 Vaccines  
March 31, 2021

A free livestreamed lecture by UArizona Health Sciences immunologist Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya offers an expert look at COVID-19 vaccines, variants and immunity.


UArizona Programs Receive Top Scores in US News Best Grad Rankings  
March 31, 2021

Four UArizona Health Sciences colleges performed well in the US News & World Report Best Grad Rankings.


Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program Expands  
March 30, 2021

The full-tuition program aims to improve Arizonans’ health and reduce medical student debt by addressing a dire need for qualified medical professionals.


Developing A Population-Based Dietary Assessment Mobile App  
March 30, 2021

Researchers are developing a mobile assessment tool to more accurately, and in near real-time, track and measure saturated fat and added sugar consumption.


Community Leaders Establish Two Endowed Chairs at UArizona  
March 30, 2021

The $3.5 million gift creates endowed chairs at Sarver Heart Center and the Eller College of Management.


Celebrating Clements, New Hope for Breast Cancer Research  
March 30, 2021

Ginny L. Clements’ 65th anniversary as a breast cancer survivor and the future of breast cancer research and patient care will be discussed at the event.


UArizona Cancer Center Launching Arizona Clinical Trials Network  
March 29, 2021

Arizona residents, including underserved and underrepresented populations, will have better access to cutting-edge cancer therapies.


AZ HEROES Data Confirm COVID-19 Vaccines Highly Effective  
March 29, 2021

AZ HEROES study data show a 90% effective rate after the recommended two doses of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, confirming trial studies.


Emphysema Immune Responses May Lead To New Treatments  
March 25, 2021

With a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francesca Polverino will investigate B cell responses in patients with emphysema.


Experts To Answer COVID-19 Vaccine Questions at Town Hall  
March 23, 2021

Questions about COVID-19 vaccine safety, speed of vaccine development, side effects, efficacy and variants will be answered by at a free virtual town hall.


Cholesterol May Be Key to New Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy  
March 23, 2021

A unique approach to tackling these two diseases has allowed Dr. Gregory Thatcher to look beyond traditional causes to find novel therapies.


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