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UArizona Cancer Center Receives $8.5M Gift to Establish Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute  
October 21, 2020

The gift from breast cancer survivor and longtime UArizona supporter Ginny Clements establishes an endowment for the new institute, along with endowed positions and renovated lab space.


UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Find Biomarker that Can Appear Before Stomach Cancer Develops  
October 20, 2020

A microRNA that can be found in a blood sample may make it easier to detect gastric cancer and could lead to improved treatment for diseases that are resistant to common immunotherapies.


UArizona Health Sciences Study Shows SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Provide Lasting Immunity  
October 12, 2020

Researchers developed one of the most accurate COVID-19 antibody tests available and now have shown antibodies persist for months after infection, providing long-term immunity.


NIH New Innovator Award to Fund UArizona Health Sciences Research on Opioid Addiction and Relapse in Postpartum Women  
October 7, 2020

The $2.3 million National Institutes of Health grant will enable Dr. Alicia Allen to explore how women’s hormones influence postpartum opioid relapse and if they may be used as a preventative strategy.


UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Phoenix VA to Launch Innovative Research Space  
October 6, 2020

The Phoenix VA Health Care System Research Space will be an incubator for medical discovery, new technologies and clinical care on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.


UArizona Prepares to Offer More In-Person Classes  
October 6, 2020

On Oct. 12, the university hopes to resume in-person instruction for classes of 30 or fewer students that were designated in-person or flex in-person courses at the time of registration.


Many Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Patients Can Skip Radiation, UArizona Health Sciences Collaborative Study Finds  
October 6, 2020

University of Arizona Cancer Center researcher Dr. Daniel Persky led a study that found many patients with the most common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), can safely skip radiation and receive fewer chemotherapy treatments.


UA Sarver Heart Center, Banner – University Medicine Tucson Welcome New Cardiologists  
October 5, 2020

The new faculty cardiologists, Drs. Keng Pineda and Andrew Williams, bring expertise in interventional cardiology, cardiac imaging, cardio-oncology and sports cardiology to the University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner – University Medicine Tucson.


Meds Mobile App from UArizona Health Sciences to Provide Greater Autonomy for Older Adults with Hypertension  
October 5, 2020

As more older adults use smartphones, College of Pharmacy researcher Dr. Jeannie Lee hopes to improve medication adherence and blood pressure rates with a management system in the palm of their hand.


UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Identify New Target for Developing Flavivirus Vaccines  
October 2, 2020

Antibodies normally fight viruses, but in the case of flaviviruses, they can make infections worse. Researchers took a closer look at antibody production to figure out why.


Pain Relief Caused by SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Help Explain COVID-19 Spread  
October 1, 2020

Research shows SARS-CoV-2 promotes pain relief through the receptor neuropilin-1, which gives scientists a new target for non-opioid pain therapeutics and offers one possible explanation for the unrelenting spread of COVID-19.


Immune System Changes May Cause High Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women  
September 30, 2020

A new study finds menopause-induced changes to protective immune cells may add to a spike in high blood pressure in postmenopausal women – findings with implications for sex differences in COVID-19 responses.


UArizona Sees Improvement in COVID-19 Numbers, Compliance  
September 29, 2020

The number of positive test results on campus decreased following a 14-day shelter-in-place recommendation.


Genetic and Viral Interactions in Development of Sinusitis Focus of University of Arizona Health Sciences Surgeon-Scientist  
September 28, 2020

A $2.2 million federal grant will allow Dr. Eugene Chang, a sinus surgeon at the UArizona College of Medicine - Tucson, to investigate human genetic viral interactions in the development of sinus disease.


Potential Target to Diagnose, Monitor Cervical Cancer Treatment Aim of UArizona Health Sciences Researchers  
September 25, 2020

Dr. Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz’s research team found proteins called immune checkpoint inhibitors in the cervicovaginal environment that may help predict if a woman suffers from abnormal cell growth or cancer.


Future Primary Care Physicians Grateful for Full-Tuition Scholarship, Excited to Serve their Communities  
September 24, 2020

Sixteen first-year students are among 32 new PCP Scholarship recipients this academic year at the UArizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix – both schools still have scholarships available.


UArizona Health Sciences Exceeds $200M in Research Funding for First Time, Boosted by COVID-19 Collaborations  
September 24, 2020

University of Arizona Health Sciences passes $200 million milestone in research funding in fiscal year 2020, addressing some of the world’s most challenging health conditions, including COVID-19.


University to Continue Holding Only ‘Essential Courses’ in Person Through Oct. 2  
September 22, 2020

While the campus has seen a spike in cases over the last few weeks, Friday’s positivity rate was down from last week, and no new students were admitted to isolation housing over the weekend.


UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Receives Prestigious 7-Year Reaccreditation; also Celebrating 20th Anniversary  
September 21, 2020

Council on Education for Public Health awards full reaccreditation to the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, an exemplary achievement as it celebrates 20th anniversary as part of university.


Dr. Monica Kraft to Lead All of Us Research Program at UArizona and Banner Health  
September 21, 2020

Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to collect and study data from at least 1 million people in the United States.


Training Award for UArizona Health Sciences Addiction Medicine Fellowship to Help Combat Opioid Crises, Assist Underserved Communities  
September 17, 2020

The Addiction Medicine Fellowship program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will use a $1.4 million federal grant to increase its training capacity, help combat Arizona’s opioid epidemic and increase services to rural and underserved communities across the state.


UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Prepare First Potential Drug Therapy for Vascular Dementia for Clinical Trials  
September 16, 2020

Dr. Meredith Hay won a $5.7 million grant for clinical trials on a novel peptide therapy that, if successful, would be the first drug to treat vascular dementia – the second most common form of dementia.


Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union Tracks Virus Strains in State  
September 16, 2020

Molecular clock analysis showed no widespread community distribution of the highly contagious coronavirus disease in Arizona until mid-February.


UArizona, County Issue Shelter-in-Place Recommendation for Students  
September 15, 2020

UArizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins said the university expected to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, but it has become too much, necessitating a shelter-in-place recommendation similar to what the state faced in the spring.


Internationally Recognized Radiologist Named UArizona Chair of Medical Imaging  
September 14, 2020

Joining the University of Arizona Health Sciences in October, Dr. Geoffrey Rubin holds six U.S. patents for medical image analysis and is past chairman of radiology at Duke University School of Medicine.


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