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What You Need to Know About Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine  
December 16, 2020

University of Arizona Health Sciences immunobiologist Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya says the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, and he will take it when it becomes available.


UArizona Health Sciences’ First Bachelor of Science in Nursing Integrative Health Class Prepares for Graduation  
December 14, 2020

Two dozen College of Nursing students will turn their 2020 tassels and join a workforce challenged by COVID-19, armed with a holistic approach to healing.


'Freezer Farm' Ready to Store More Than 1.6M Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine at UArizona  
December 14, 2020

With the first vaccine shipments expected soon, the ultracold storage facility could play an important role in the state's plan for vaccine distribution.


Partnership With Phoenix VA Launches Innovative Research Space at College of Medicine – Phoenix  
December 11, 2020

The Phoenix VA Health Care System Research Space will advance medical discoveries, new technologies and clinical care on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.


Researchers Awarded $8M Grant to Study Depression, Cardiovascular Disease  
December 10, 2020

A research collaboration will examine why women are twice as likely as men to experience depression and heart disease simultaneously.


Building Bridges with Indigenous Communities: Stamets Gift Funds New Scholarship for Fellowship in Integrative Medicine  
December 9, 2020

People with training in local and indigenous healing traditions or working in underserved communities can benefit from the new award.


Loneliness a Growing Mental Health Concern as Pandemic Continues, UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Say  
December 9, 2020

A six-month-long study found an increasing number of people, particularly those under stay-at-home orders, are experiencing high levels of loneliness.


UArizona Professors Elected to National Academy of Inventors  
December 8, 2020

Robert Norwood and Laurence Hurley have been elected as fellows of the academy, the organization's most prestigious designation.


Uncovering the Mind-Body Connection of Touch  
December 8, 2020

Inspired by her work at an orphanage, Dr. Katalin Gothard aims to understand how the brain interprets the social, emotional and physical aspects of touch.


UArizona to Roll Out New COVID-19 Test, Enhanced Requirements in Spring  
December 7, 2020

All students who plan to live on campus or attend in-person classes in the spring will be required to test weekly for COVID-19.


Genetically Engineered T Cells Could Lead to Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases  
December 3, 2020

UArizona Health Sciences immunobiologists have created a five-module chimeric antigen receptor T cell that is showing early potential to fight Type 1 diabetes.


UArizona Nursing Researchers Develop Web-based Skin Cancer Prevention Training for Massage Therapists  
November 30, 2020

E-training helped massage therapists increase their knowledge of skin cancer and become more comfortable discussing risk reduction with clients.


People and Programs on the Move at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson  
November 24, 2020

Among recent notices: Lifetime achievement award for Dr. Ron Weinstein; and Dr. Sam Keim elected to American Board of Emergency Medicine.


UArizona Statewide Study Building Knowledge About Health Risks Before, After COVID-19 Infection  
November 23, 2020

Arizona CoVHORT is a multiyear study that will answer questions about risk factors for COVID-19 and how the virus impacts long-term health outcomes.


Better Sleep Health May Make It Easier for Smokers to Quit  
November 17, 2020

Researchers are expanding research showing that creating good sleeping habits can help people quit smoking to focus on smokers who are HIV positive.


UArizona COVID-19 Testing up 34% in Pre-Holiday Blitz  
November 16, 2020

At 7,541 administered from Nov. 9-13, the university’s COVID-19 testing, which continues through Nov. 25, is succeeding in goal to test large numbers of students before they head home for holidays.


‘Wellness Wednesdays: Celebrating Health & Holiday’ Series to Provide Encouragement, Sense of Community  
November 10, 2020

Give yourself the gift of good health! The University of Arizona Health Sciences is offering an uplifting program to improve health and reduce stress.


Personalized Cancer Vaccine Clinical Trial to Expand Following Promising Early Results  
November 9, 2020

A study investigating a personalized cancer vaccine has reported a 50% response rate for patients with head and neck cancer in its preliminary data.


UArizona Health Sciences Joint Study Finds Dual Inhibitor Strategy May Be Key to Sustainable COVID-19 Treatment  
November 9, 2020

Researchers in the College of Pharmacy say compounds targeting proteins involved in viral replication may further drug development for treating COVID-19.


Pharma Company Licenses UArizona Method for Treating Parkinson's Disease with Ketamine  
November 9, 2020

In pre-clinical studies, researchers found that low-dose ketamine infusions can improve pain, depression and levodopa-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson's patients.


UArizona to Expand COVID-19 Student Testing in Spring  
November 9, 2020

As COVID-19 cases trend upward in Arizona and across the country, numbers on campus remain relatively low, with a testing positivity rate of 0.9%.


UArizona/Banner Offer Urology Services at Cortaro Road Primary Care Clinic  
November 5, 2020

University of Arizona Department of Urology faculty member Dr. Sunchin Kim and general urology nurse practitioner Cara Whittingham will provide patient care at the Cortaro Road Banner clinic in Tucson.


$7.3M Grant Advances UArizona Health Sciences Researcher’s Pursuit of Treatments for Arsenic-Induced Lung Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes  
November 3, 2020

Dr. Donna D. Zhang’s research focuses on developing pharmaceuticals to prevent or treat exposure to arsenic, which has affected more than 160 million people worldwide.


UArizona Plans for Holidays, Spring Semester Amid National COVID-19 Spike  
November 2, 2020

The university is currently allowing courses of up to 50 students to meet on campus. After Thanksgiving, all courses will transition to being fully online.


Lung Ultrasound Training Program to Help Rural Emergency Medicine Providers Diagnose COVID-19 Patients  
November 2, 2020

The tele-ultrasound training program for lung point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) will enable rural emergency departments to more effectively identify and treat suspected COVID-19 patients.


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