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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 Expand COVID-19 Antibody Test Eligibility, Launch $7.7M Study on 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 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.


UArizona College of Pharmacy Researchers Win TRIF Funding for Projects to Fight COVID-19  
June 24, 2020

The funds – administered by the Arizona Board of Regents and University of Arizona BIO5 Institute – enable researchers to combat the global pandemic and positively impact the health of Arizonans.


Trading Pipets for Keyboards, UArizona’s KEYS Students Go Virtual for Summer Internship  
June 19, 2020

The BIO5 KEYS Research Internship Program at the University of Arizona takes a new form this summer as 49 high school students engage in computational projects from the safety of their homes.


UArizona Testing App to Alert Students, Employees Exposed to COVID-19  
June 18, 2020

COVID Watch sends exposure alerts without having to collect any personally identifying information from users, protecting their anonymity.


Precautions in Place as UArizona Student-Athletes Return to Campus  
June 17, 2020

Under the watchful eyes of medical professionals and strength and conditioning coaches, the Arizona Wildcats football team began voluntary summer workouts this week.


Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton Among New Regents Professors Named at UArizona  
June 12, 2020

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, director, University of Arizona Center for Innovation in Brain Science, was among five new Regents Professors announced by the Arizona Board of Regents.


UArizona Earns Strong Marks in Two International Rankings  
June 11, 2020

The University of Arizona was named one of the top 30 public universities in the United States by the Center for World University Rankings and QS.


UArizona Climbs to 39th in Top 100 Universities Worldwide with U.S. Utility Patents  
June 11, 2020

The University of Arizona ranks No. 39 among the top 100 universities globally with the most U.S. patents granted for inventions in 2019 – with the Health Sciences making up a large part of that.


UArizona Awarded $2.4M to Study Stress and Resilience in Vulnerable Latino Populations  
June 8, 2020

The federal funding will allow researchers to develop programs that weigh cultural factors to promote better health outcomes in communities with high-poverty Latino populations in Yuma County, Ariz.


UArizona Researchers Assess Mental Health Impact of Insomnia, Loneliness and COVID-19  
June 2, 2020

A team of University of Arizona researchers says loneliness and insomnia triggered by fears of COVID-19 may be driving an increase in thoughts of suicide.


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