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People and Programs on the Move at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson  
October 30, 2020

Two faculty members inducted to National Academy of Inventors, ‘Gut Group’ team wins $250,000 for gastrointestinal cancer research, Dr. Chalasani wins NCI team leadership award, and new physicians join as pediatrics, infectious disease specialists.


Scientists Expand PET Imaging Options Through Simpler Chemistry  
October 29, 2020

The University of Arizona has licensed new radio-labeling chemistry for PET contrast agents to startup TheraCea Pharma.


UArizona Health Sciences to Lead Statewide Outreach to Reduce Disparities in COVID-19 Research, Clinical Studies  
October 29, 2020

The Arizona portion of an 11-state effort, funded by a $12 million federal award, to address the uneven impact of the pandemic on racial and ethnic minority communities will be led by the UArizona Health Sciences.


People and Programs on the Move in Public Health at the UArizona Health Sciences  
October 28, 2020

Recent notices for the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health include a new national cancer prevention lifestyle guideline led by Dr. Cynthia Thomson, a study on yoga’s benefits for the elderly, childhood obesity prevention and Dr. Heather Carter’s new post.


Swish, Gargle, Repeat: UArizona Researcher Explores Mouth Rinse Test as Alternative to COVID-19 Nasal Swab  
October 27, 2020

A new diagnostic test for coronavirus relies on gargling with saltwater instead of using a nasal swab. Initial results have been encouraging, UArizona virology expert Dr. Michael Worobey says.


As Holidays Near, UArizona President Urges Campus to ‘Stay Focused’ on Public Health  
October 26, 2020

The university remains in stage two of its reentry plan this week, with classes of up to 50 students given the option to meet on campus.


Children’s Cleft Lip and Palate Specialist Joins UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Banner – University Medicine  
October 22, 2020

With UArizona faculty appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Jonathan Skirko will provide clinical care in advanced pediatric ear, nose and throat medicine at Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s.


UArizona Cancer Center Receives $8.5M Gift to Establish Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute  
October 21, 2020

The gift from breast cancer survivor and longtime UArizona supporter Ginny Clements establishes an endowment for the new institute, along with endowed positions and renovated lab space.


UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Find Biomarker that Can Appear Before Stomach Cancer Develops  
October 20, 2020

A microRNA that can be found in a blood sample may make it easier to detect gastric cancer and could lead to improved treatment for diseases that are resistant to common immunotherapies.


Tohono O’odham Nation Commits $1M to UArizona to Combat COVID-19  
October 19, 2020

The contribution will allow UArizona researchers to continue developing better, more efficient and effective tests for people across the state.


UArizona Increases In-Person Instruction, Cancels Spring Break  
October 19, 2020

The university also will conduct a testing blitz prior to the Thanksgiving holiday in an effort to reduce travel-related spread of COVID-19.


People and Programs ‘On The Move’ at UArizona College of Pharmacy  
October 15, 2020

Recent college notices include a new co-director from Brazil for the Arizona Center for Drug Discovery, prestigious editor posts for two faculty members, and awards and appointments to important pharmaceutical industry committees.


UArizona Welcomes More Students to Campus  
October 12, 2020

The university will expand in-person instruction with half the semester left to go, bringing about 1,500 more students to campus a week.


UArizona Health Sciences Study Shows SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Provide Lasting Immunity  
October 12, 2020

Researchers developed one of the most accurate COVID-19 antibody tests available and now have shown antibodies persist for months after infection, providing long-term immunity.


NIH New Innovator Award to Fund UArizona Health Sciences Research on Opioid Addiction and Relapse in Postpartum Women  
October 7, 2020

The $2.3 million National Institutes of Health grant will enable Dr. Alicia Allen to explore how women’s hormones influence postpartum opioid relapse and if they may be used as a preventative strategy.


UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Phoenix VA to Launch Innovative Research Space  
October 6, 2020

The Phoenix VA Health Care System Research Space will be an incubator for medical discovery, new technologies and clinical care on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.


UArizona Prepares to Offer More In-Person Classes  
October 6, 2020

On Oct. 12, the university hopes to resume in-person instruction for classes of 30 or fewer students that were designated in-person or flex in-person courses at the time of registration.


Many Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Patients Can Skip Radiation, UArizona Health Sciences Collaborative Study Finds  
October 6, 2020

University of Arizona Cancer Center researcher Dr. Daniel Persky led a study that found many patients with the most common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), can safely skip radiation and receive fewer chemotherapy treatments.


UA Sarver Heart Center, Banner – University Medicine Tucson Welcome New Cardiologists  
October 5, 2020

The new faculty cardiologists, Drs. Keng Pineda and Andrew Williams, bring expertise in interventional cardiology, cardiac imaging, cardio-oncology and sports cardiology to the University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner – University Medicine Tucson.


Meds Mobile App from UArizona Health Sciences to Provide Greater Autonomy for Older Adults with Hypertension  
October 5, 2020

As more older adults use smartphones, College of Pharmacy researcher Dr. Jeannie Lee hopes to improve medication adherence and blood pressure rates with a management system in the palm of their hand.


UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Identify New Target for Developing Flavivirus Vaccines  
October 2, 2020

Antibodies normally fight viruses, but in the case of flaviviruses, they can make infections worse. Researchers took a closer look at antibody production to figure out why.


Pain Relief Caused by SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Help Explain COVID-19 Spread  
October 1, 2020

Research shows SARS-CoV-2 promotes pain relief through the receptor neuropilin-1, which gives scientists a new target for non-opioid pain therapeutics and offers one possible explanation for the unrelenting spread of COVID-19.


Immune System Changes May Cause High Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women  
September 30, 2020

A new study finds menopause-induced changes to protective immune cells may add to a spike in high blood pressure in postmenopausal women – findings with implications for sex differences in COVID-19 responses.


UArizona Sees Improvement in COVID-19 Numbers, Compliance  
September 29, 2020

The number of positive test results on campus decreased following a 14-day shelter-in-place recommendation.


Genetic and Viral Interactions in Development of Sinusitis Focus of University of Arizona Health Sciences Surgeon-Scientist  
September 28, 2020

A $2.2 million federal grant will allow Dr. Eugene Chang, a sinus surgeon at the UArizona College of Medicine - Tucson, to investigate human genetic viral interactions in the development of sinus disease.


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