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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.


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%.


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/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 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 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.


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 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.


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 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.


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