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Future Primary Care Physicians Grateful for Full-Tuition Scholarship, Excited to Serve their Communities  
September 23, 2020

Sixteen first-year students are among 32 new PCP Scholarship recipients this academic year at the UArizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix – both schools still have scholarships available.


University to Continue Holding Only ‘Essential Courses’ in Person Through Oct. 2  
September 22, 2020

While the campus has seen a spike in cases over the last few weeks, Friday’s positivity rate was down from last week, and no new students were admitted to isolation housing over the weekend.


UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Receives Prestigious 7-Year Reaccreditation  
September 21, 2020

Council on Education for Public Health awards full reaccreditation to the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, an exemplary achievement as it celebrates 20th anniversary as part of university.


Dr. Monica Kraft to Lead All of Us Research Program at UArizona and Banner Health  
September 21, 2020

Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to collect and study data from at least 1 million people in the United States.


Addiction Medicine Fellowship Training Award to Help Combat Opioid Crises, Assist Underserved  
September 17, 2020

The Addiction Medicine Fellowship program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will use a $1.4 million federal grant to increase its training capacity, help combat Arizona’s opioid epidemic and increase services to rural and underserved communities across the state.


Researchers Prepare First Potential Drug Therapy for Vascular Dementia for Clinical Trials  
September 16, 2020

Dr. Meredith Hay won a $5.7 million grant for clinical trials on a novel peptide therapy that, if successful, would be the first drug to treat vascular dementia – the second most common form of dementia.


Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union Tracks Virus Strains in State  
September 16, 2020

Molecular clock analysis showed no widespread community distribution of the highly contagious coronavirus disease in Arizona until mid-February.


UArizona, County Issue Shelter-in-Place Recommendation for Students  
September 15, 2020

UArizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins said the university expected to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, but it has become too much, necessitating a shelter-in-place recommendation similar to what the state faced in the spring.


Internationally Recognized Radiologist Named UArizona Chair of Medical Imaging  
September 14, 2020

Joining the University of Arizona Health Sciences in October, Dr. Geoffrey Rubin holds six U.S. patents for medical image analysis and is past chairman of radiology at Duke University School of Medicine.


UArizona Cancer Center Honored with 2020 Innovator Award  
September 14, 2020

Efforts to keep patients safe in the time of COVID-19 led to significant savings and innovation in chemotherapy delivery and earned University of Arizona Health Sciences center national recognition.


COVID-19 Highlighted Longstanding Problems in Nursing Homes, UArizona Expert Says  
September 11, 2020

Tara Sklar, a health law and policy expert on caring for older adults, talks about recommendations she made to federal, state and local governments to address COVID-19’s spread through American nursing homes.


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher: Enzyme Key to Unlocking Treatment for Cancer, Diabetes  
September 11, 2020

Dr. James Galligan and his University of Arizona College of Pharmacy research team found inhibiting glyoxalase-II enzyme results in slower cell growth, which may help limit disease progression.


How Coronavirus Took Hold in North America and Europe  
September 10, 2020

Early interventions were effective at stamping out coronavirus infections, but subsequent, poorly monitored travel allowed the virus to ignite major outbreaks in Europe and North America, according to a new study.


UArizona Nursing Researcher’s Guided Imagery App Offers Remedy to Stress, Anxiety of Isolation in Pandemic  
September 10, 2020

Dr. Judith Gordon’s research team develops “See Me Serene” project with BIO5 Institute seed funding. Now available free via the App Store and Google Play, it aims to aid people’s mental and physical health.


Green Light Therapy Shown to Reduce Migraine Frequency, Intensity  
September 9, 2020

A study by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers found that green light therapy resulted in about a 60% reduction in the pain intensity of the headache phase and number of days per month people experienced migraine headaches.


University, County Work Together at ‘Critical Time’ for COVID-19 Mitigation  
September 9, 2020

Dr. Theresa Dr. Cullen, director of the Pima County Health Department, said the county, university and other partners are working together on a “layered approach” to COVID-19 mitigation.


Paper Towels vs. Air Hand Dryers: UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Evaluate Effectiveness of Both Hand-Drying Methods  
September 8, 2020

A review of research studies on the hygienic benefits of hand-drying methods compared paper towels to electric warm-air hand dryers. The results found neither method has a clear hygienic advantage.


UArizona to Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing  
September 4, 2020

The university will conduct 5,000 COVID-19 tests per week as part of continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus.


FDA Authorizes Use of UArizona COVID-19 Antibody Test; Testing Expanded to All Arizonans Age 18 and Older  
September 2, 2020

The antibody test determines who has been exposed to and developed an immune response against COVID-19.


‘Discovering New Medicines’ Summit Unites Experts from UArizona Health Sciences, Pharma to Advance Research and Commercialization  
September 2, 2020

Arizona Center for Drug Discovery and University of Arizona Cancer Center host Sept. 15 virtual summit to discuss new innovations in drug discovery to benefit citizens throughout the state and more.


UArizona Steele Children’s Research Center Unveils $5M in Gifts Honoring Dr. Fayez Ghishan  
September 1, 2020

Dr. Fayez K. Ghishan, director of the Steele Children’s Research Center, will hold the Fayez K. Ghishan, MD, PANDA Endowed Directorship.


Arthritis Center ‘Bear Down for Health: Sport and Science in Era of COVID-19’ Livestream, Sept. 16  
August 27, 2020

UArizona Athletics Dave Heeke and Drs. Daniel Derksen and Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will headline this unique livestream presentation of the Arthritis Center’s annual educational fundraiser.


Arizona Poison Centers Warn about Avoiding Inappropriate Medications for COVID-19 Treatment: Oleandrin  
August 25, 2020

Inappropriate medications – such as oleandrin, a derivative of oleander known to be toxic – used to prevent or treat COVID-19 could cause significant harm and no benefit, University of Arizona Health Sciences-based center and Banner Health center warn.


UArizona Researcher to Study Cellular Stress Responses Common in Cancer, Aging  
August 25, 2020

Bolstered by a $1.6 million grant, Dr. Timothy Bolger, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, is studying how cells respond to stress and the role this process has in cancer growth and aging.


Arizona Poison Centers Warn about Avoiding Inappropriate Medications for COVID-19 Treatment: Oleandrin  
August 24, 2020

Inappropriate medications – such as oleandrin, a derivative of oleander known to be toxic – used to prevent or treat COVID-19 could cause significant harm and no benefit, University of Arizona Health Sciences-based center and Banner Health center warn.


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