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UArizona Cancer Center Joins Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network  
Mar 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.


Is COVID-19 Making You Stay at Home? Turn Your Home into a Healing Space!  
Mar 27, 2020

Whether for a home office or general living space, the way you lay out your physical environment at home can reduce stress and create calm, say researchers from the University of Arizona.


Amid Shortage of COVID-19 Collection Kits, UArizona Scientists Race to Make More  
Mar 24, 2020

University researchers produced 1,600 COVID-19 specimen collection kits over the weekend.


UArizona Researchers Create Toolkit for Talking to Kids about Coronavirus  
Mar 23, 2020

Stress experts led by Dr. Patricia Haynes, an associate professor in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, have compiled resources for parents, teachers and administrators for talking to kids during the COVID-19 global pandemic.


University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Hosts Virtual Match Day Celebration  
Mar 23, 2020

Pandemic fears were set aside as students celebrated with family through unique Zoom meeting. More than 40 percent of the Class of 2020 will continue training in Arizona, with 30 matching to Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Tucson.


UArizona Health Experts, Students Answer Public Calls on COVID-19  
Mar 23, 2020

Students from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health provide "surge capacity" for overwhelmed county health departments that, in addition to their regular work, are inundated with calls from the public about the novel coronavirus COVID-19.


Aspiring Physicians Celebrate Match Day, Residency Results  
Mar 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  
Mar 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.


Sarver Heart Center Cancels Green Valley Lecture on Heart Rhythm Disorders, March 19  
Mar 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.


UArizona Restructures ‘Match Day’ in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic  
Mar 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.


UArizona Cancer Center Appoints Dr. Babiker to Leadership Position  
Mar 12, 2020

Dr. Hani Babiker, assistant director of early-phase therapeutics and director of phase I clinical trials, is overseeing the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s early-phase clinical trials, seeking to identify novel drugs and treatments for better cancer care.


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


New UArizona Nursing Program Aims to Improve Nursing Career Advancement for American Indian Communities  
Mar 5, 2020

A $2-million award from the Indian Health Service to the University of Arizona College of Nursing will establish a new academic program, American Indians in Nursing: Career Advancement and Transition Scholars.


UArizona Health Sciences Study Identifies Hormone that Causes Women to Experience More Pain  
Mar 4, 2020

A University of Arizona Health Sciences research team led by Dr. Frank Porreca points to prolactin, a neurohormone related to lactation, as the underlying reason women experience more pain than men, and even more so when taking opioids. Their paper on the discovery was featured on the cover of Science Translational Medicine.


UArizona Health Sciences to Host Free, Public Drug Survival Interprofessional Exercise on Opioid Epidemic, March 2  
Mar 2, 2020

The two-part event will offer training for opioid overdose crisis response, both to the general public and students, in a presentation called “Drug Survival 102,” as well as provide certification training to UArizona health sciences students. Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th U.S. Surgeon General, will provide closing remarks.


Dr. Kathleen Insel Appointed Division Chair at UArizona College of Nursing  
Mar 2, 2020

Dr. Insel supports faculty and students who are conducting biological or behavioral studies to improve health outcomes for individuals and populations and students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice and RN-MS programs.


Study: Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Increasingly Common, Linked to Stressful Life Events  
Feb 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.


‘Battles of the Bad Back’ Subject of UArizona Arthritis Center Lecture, March 4  
Feb 26, 2020

Free and open to the public, the latest Living Healthy With Arthritis lecture features Dr. Venkat Ganapathy, University of Arizona associate professor of orthopedic surgery and Banner – University Medicine Tucson Orthopaedic Spine Service chief, who’ll discuss non-operative and operative treatments for back pain.


Banner – University Medicine ED Accredited as Tucson’s only Geriatric Emergency Department  
Feb 21, 2020

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson has earned Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation.


UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Uncover Potential New Therapy for Concussion-Related Headaches  
Feb 19, 2020

Researchers at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine – Tucson have teamed with scientists at two other institutions to identify the cause of post-brain injury headaches and uncover a potential new therapy for millions of patients.


Primary Care Physician Pipeline Bolstered by New UArizona Scholarship  
Feb 18, 2020

A new scholarship program provides medical students with free tuition in exchange for practicing primary care in an underserved community in Arizona.


Four UArizona Researchers Named Senior Members of National Academy of Inventors  
Feb 18, 2020

The University of Arizona researchers — Drs. Rajesh Khanna, Jordan Lancaster, Jim Schweigerling and Joseph Valacich — are being recognized in areas that include pain therapeutics, heart disease treatment, optical science and online data collection. Two are from the UArizona Health Sciences colleges.


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