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UArizona Nursing Volunteers Create Guide for Homemade Face Masks to Address Shortage in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic  
April 7, 2020

Community-minded University of Arizona faculty and staff members are aiding an effort to address the face mask shortage that has challenged health care workers across the country because of high demand for personal protective equipment.


UArizona Medical Students Rally to Help Tucson’s Homeless Amid Pandemic  
April 7, 2020

Concerned about how the pandemic will impact the homeless population, University of Arizona Health Sciences students are screening Tucson’s homeless for symptoms of COVID-19.


Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Jonathan Holmes Appointed UArizona Chair of Ophthalmology  
April 6, 2020

Jonathan M. Holmes, MD, a pediatric eye care and an alignment specialist, has been named the chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UArizona Health Sciences Ships COVID-19 Collection Kits to Navajo Nation  
April 3, 2020

The University of Arizona Health Sciences ships 250 COVID-19 sample collection kits to Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, today.


UArizona Health Sciences Connects Arizona’s Makerspaces in COVID-19 Response  
April 3, 2020

A network formed to support the University of Arizona Health Sciences Design Program proves invaluable in uniting the state’s makerspaces – collaborative workspaces with a variety of high- and low-technology tools for making, learning, exploring and sharing.


Dr. Andrew Weil to Discuss COVID-19 Strategies in Webinar  
April 2, 2020

Six experts from the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, including Drs. Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes, will discuss the exploration of integrative medicine based on the current evidence and research on the coronavirus's spread on April 7.


UArizona Regents Professor Submits Designs to DOD for Three Low-Cost Ventilator Prototypes – One Using a Basketball  
April 2, 2020

Led by Regents Professor Dr. Marvin J. Slepian, a team from the University of Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Defense for three ventilator prototypes – including one using a basketball – that offer simple, low-cost designs featuring easily acquired materials that could be fabricated rapidly and used for full or partial ventilator support.


UArizona Nursing Professor Suggests Using Guided Imagery to Deal with Stress and Social Isolation  
April 2, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Judith Gordon suggests using guided imagery for dealing with the potential negative health effects of social isolation.


UArizona Professors Bring Pandemic Lessons to the (Virtual) Classroom  
April 1, 2020

Faculty in a range of disciplines across the University of Arizona campus are incorporating COVID-19 discussions in their online classes.


UArizona Medical Students Step Up to Help Health Care Professionals  
April 1, 2020

More than 70 University of Arizona medical students are helping health care professionals during the COVID-19 crisis by volunteering to provide child care, pet care, grocery shopping and more.


UArizona Invention May Help COVID-19 Patients Breathe Easier  
April 1, 2020

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Drs. Sairam Parthasarathy and Marvin Slepian, have invented a new respiratory-assist device that may provide fast, safe relief to those who experience difficulty breathing.


UArizona to Host COVID-19 Webinars Open to Public  
March 31, 2020

University of Arizona Global plays host to this three-part webinar series to focus a virtual discussions on different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, led by UArizona experts from a variety of disciplines.


UArizona Expert: Changes to Hospital Policies, Public Behavior Critical for Fighting COVID-19  
March 31, 2020

Infection control expert Kelly Reynolds discusses, among other things, hospital infection control and ventilation measures and how they are being adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic.


UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson Students Given Option for Early Graduation in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic  
March 30, 2020

In coordination with the University of Arizona and College of Medicine – Phoenix, the College of Medicine — Tucson is offering early graduation to the Class of 2020. This option is for qualified students who wish to serve as new physicians to meet the unprecedented health needs that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.


UArizona Cancer Center Joins Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network  
March 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!  
March 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.


University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Will Allow Fourth-Year Students to Graduate Early  
March 27, 2020

Those who qualify can begin serving as early as mid-April.


UArizona Students Support Pima County on Tracking COVID-19 Cases  
March 27, 2020

The SAFER program team, led by Dr. Kristen Pogreba-Brown in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will initiate investigations of positive COVID-19 cases to mitigate its spread and learn more about the risk factors.


UArizona Researchers Team to 3D-Print Medical Masks for Banner  
March 27, 2020

Engineering and health sciences researchers are teaming up to address the shortage of personal protective equipment in Tucson health care facilities.


Integrative Medicine Approaches May Combat COVID-19  
March 27, 2020

The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson offers several strategies to enhance the immune system and reduce the risk of viral infection.


Amid Shortage of COVID-19 Collection Kits, UArizona Scientists Race to Make More  
March 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  
March 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.


UArizona Health Experts, Students Answer Public Calls on COVID-19  
March 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.


University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Hosts Virtual Match Day Celebration  
March 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.


Aspiring Physicians Celebrate Match Day, Residency Results  
March 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.


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