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UArizona Researchers Repurpose Suramin to Fight Oral Mucositis and Diabetic Foot Ulcers  
May 1, 2020

This University of Arizona-led breakthrough has the potential to benefit hundreds of thousands of patients whose current healing options are either partially effective or painful and invasive.


Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton Featured at Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Virtual Event, May 6  
May 1, 2020

The director of the UArizona Center for Innovation in Brain Science will be joined by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, host of this year’s fundraiser, and the ADDF director to discuss the latest research.


UArizona President to Have Blood Drawn for COVID-19 Antibody Testing  
April 29, 2020

After his blood draw, Dr. Robert C. Robbins will announce plans for the university’s fall semester. Appointments for this first round of testing for 4,500 people in Pima County are filled. No walkups.


UArizona Researchers Pivot to Tackle COVID-19, Splitting More Than $500,000 in Funding  
April 28, 2020

Thirteen research teams will address various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic with financial support from rapid-turnaround seed grants supplied through funding from the state and University of Arizona BIO5 Institute.


Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center ALERT: Avoid Inappropriate ‘Anti-COVID-19’ Treatments  
April 27, 2020

Inappropriate medications and household products used to prevent or treat COVID-19 can cause significant harm and no benefit, University of Arizona-based center warns.


Majority of 2020 Flinn Scholars Choose UArizona  
April 23, 2020

The University of Arizona will welcome 12 of this year's 19 Flinn Scholars, who are among Arizona's highest-achieving high school seniors.


UArizona Launches Two-Way Texting System to Gather and Provide Critical COVID-19 Health Data  
April 20, 2020

A research team at the University of Arizona Health Sciences and Data Science Institute has launched a crowd-source texting system to gather vital public health data to help fight COVID-19 in Arizona.


UArizona Nursing Students Gain Telehealth Experience During COVID-19 Pandemic  
April 16, 2020

The telehealth certificate program at the University of Arizona College of Nursing provides vital clinical experience for students in the Family Nurse Practitioner program.


UArizona Partners with State to Provide COVID-19 Antibody Tests  
April 15, 2020

The state investment will allow UArizona to test 250,000 of Arizona’s front-line workforce.


UArizona Health Sciences ‘Wellness Wednesdays’ Webinars Offer Community Connection during Social Distancing  
April 13, 2020

The free, interactive 30-minute lunchtime webinars feature University of Arizona Health Sciences-affiliated faculty and staff members as presenters and provide information and tools to help support individuals as they navigate the new reality of Arizona’s stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Thirty New Phoenix Physicians Graduate Early to Battle COVID-19  
April 13, 2020

Young doctors-in-training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix choose to forgo traditional commencement ceremony to help the health care community with the pandemic.


UArizona Partners to Form Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union to Track Coronavirus  
April 8, 2020

Genomic sequencing will track the new coronavirus, provide critical data for global biomedical researchers and give Arizona an edge in responding to the pandemic.


UArizona Makers Race to Provide Personal Protective Equipment  
April 8, 2020

With 3D printers among their tools, creators across University of Arizona campus are designing and manufacturing solutions for local hospitals short on equipment like masks, face shields and more.


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 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 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 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.


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