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AZ HEROES Awarded $15M to Further Study COVID-19 Immunity  
July 20, 2021

A research study that started by analyzing COVID-19 immunity and vaccine effectiveness in frontline workers is broadening to include children.


College of Medicine – Tucson Med Students to Get White Coats  
July 19, 2021

Medical students, 120 each in the Class of 2025 and Class of 2024, will receive the frocks of their future profession at Centennial Hall events.


The Entourage Effect: Cannabis Terpenes and Pain Relief  
July 14, 2021

Researchers in the Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center have found that terpenes mimic cannabinoids and produce similar pain-relieving effects.


Bacteria Are Key to Vaginal Health, Researchers Say  
July 13, 2021

A recent study by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix defines a mechanistic role for an understudied bacteria family in gynecologic disease.


Advancing Hormone Therapies to Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk  
July 9, 2021

When it comes to post-menopausal hormone therapy, the type, route and duration all play a role in reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.


Study Seeks to Keep Newly Quit Smokers from Relapsing  
July 7, 2021

A UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson study aims to reduce relapse rates of recently quit smokers by training them to help others quit smoking.


Federal Grant to Continue Health Services to Rural Arizona  
July 1, 2021

The support of the Arizona Center for Rural Health assures Arizona’s rural populations will continue to benefit from health programs and services.


New Degree Will Focus on Wellness and Health Promotion  
June 30, 2021

A new Bachelor of Arts in Wellness and Health Promotion Practice prepares students to work in emerging roles such as health educators and wellness coaches.


COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Infection Severity, Length, Viral Load  
June 30, 2021

Real-world data from the AZ HEROES study show COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections, and when breakthrough infections do occur, the level of infection and impact of the disease are significantly reduced.


Cancer Response to Tumor Stiffness May Predict Metastasis  
June 30, 2021

A score that quantifies the changes that make breast cancer cells more aggressive could help identify patients at risk for bone metastasis.


UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education Welcomes First Class  
June 28, 2021

The UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson has accepted six high school graduates in a new program that reduces the time to a medical degree to seven years.


Assessment Tool Helps Future Pharmacists Prepare for Work in the Community  
June 25, 2021

A recent University of Arizona College of Pharmacy study suggests that Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) may be a valuable means of assessing clinical skills while providing pharmacy students learning experiences in community pharmacy settings.


Building a Resilient Brain To Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease  
June 23, 2021

Fei Yin, PhD, of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine the role of an Alzheimer’s risk-factor gene in regulating the brain energy production system.


UArizona Health Sciences Study Provides Hope to Head and Neck Cancer Patients  
June 23, 2021

A new treatment for head and neck cancer shows promising results in a clinical trial led by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers.


Walmart Gives Day Supports Sarver Heart Center Outreach  
June 17, 2021

Walmart awards $20,000 to UArizona Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Program/Community Coalition for Heart Health Education on National Day of Giving.


Pediatrics Expert Addresses Parents’ Vaccine Questions  
June 16, 2021

A College of Medicine – Tucson assistant professor of pediatrics answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and the risk of side effects in children.


NIH Grant To Fund Medical Scientist Training Program  
June 16, 2021

The Medical Scientist Training Program is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research.


Gift Will Support Medical Training for Native Healers  
June 15, 2021

The gift will fund training for practitioners of Indigenous healing traditions and those working in underserved communities.


UArizona College of Pharmacy Ranked No. 7 in Research  
June 14, 2021

The College has advanced several spots over the past year based on significant increases in research funding.


New Degree to Prepare Students for Health Care Careers  
June 9, 2021

A new Bachelor of Science in Medicine expands opportunities for students to pursue jobs in health care, where demand for trained professionals is rising.


Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference To Focus On Mental Health and Resiliency  
May 12, 2021

Jordan Karp, MD, an expert on mental health in the aging population, will deliver the keynote address at the Arizona Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference.


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.


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