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UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App

UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Developing New Imaging Technology to Combat Colorectal Cancer The University of Arizona’s Dr. Maria Altbach is working with industry to improve MRI detection of liver tumor spread to expand therapeutic options and improve survival of colorectal cancer patients.

Pandemic Fuels Rise in Drug-Related Deaths, UArizona Expert Says University of Arizona pharmacologist Dr. Todd Vanderah discusses how the conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the response could be exacerbating drug use and overdose.

UArizona’s $3M Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Grant Targets American Indian Colorectal Cancer Screening A University of Arizona Cancer Center grant aims to improve colorectal cancer screening in Arizona’s American Indian communities, where screening rates lag behind those for others across the nation.

Health Disparities in Advanced Heart Failure Treatment – Intersection of Race and Sex Sarver Heart team led by Khadijah Breathett looking into gender and racial bias found doctors more judgmental on women’s appearance and social support networks, particularly African American women.

UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Seeks Safer, More Effective Leukemia Treatment Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis is studying a new chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who undergo a particular type of bone marrow transplant procedure.

Constitution Has Answers for Balancing Health and Liberties Amid COVID-19, UArizona Experts Say Three experts in constitutional law, environmental law and public health write in a new essay that one of America’s founding documents provides a framework for finding common ground to fight COVID-19.

UArizona Reports Record Number of Startups for Fiscal Year 2020 With 19 new companies added to its roster last fiscal year, the University of Arizona has now launched more than 100 startups since revamping its commercialization operation in late 2012.

UArizona Researchers Detangle Protein Interaction Implicated in Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s New findings by University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson chemists Drs. Wolfgang Peti and Rebecca Page provide a foundation to better understand and treat these neurological disorders.

UArizona President Outlines Fall Return to Campus The university will offer four class formats and implement a range of safety measures on campus when the fall semester begins on Aug. 24 as scheduled with a mix of in-person and remote instruction.

UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Narrow in on Novel Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease A $3.8-million federal grant will allow a team led by the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy to continue to develop a drug to prevent or reverse this devastating neurodegenerative disorder.

People and Programs ‘On The Move’ at UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson Recent notices include appointments for curricular affairs, licensing, sleep medicine, research and student mental health, plus national awards for mentorship, diversity and pancreatic cancer studies.

UArizona, State Expand COVID-19 Antibody Test Eligibility, Launch $7.7M Study on Immunity A free statewide COVID-19 antibody testing program expands to 15 categories of essential workers at high risk of exposure, in concert with a $7.7 million UArizona study to better understand immunity.

UArizona Portable Device May Bring Change to Standard of Care for Skin Cancer With development of a handheld confocal microscopes, researchers at the University of Arizona Health Sciences want to make existing technology more affordable and accessible to a larger number of patients.

UArizona COVID-19 Webinars to Help Recognize, Resolve Isolation’s Impact on Mental Health University of Arizona Psychiatry faculty members will discuss challenges of confinement, share resources and tips, and give guidance on when to seek professional help at two free upcoming webinars.

Superfund Research Center Receives $10.6M to Study Mining Waste, Arsenic-Diabetes Link The center, with leadership from CALS Department of Environmental Science and the College of Pharmacy, has helped address the state's most pressing environmental contamination sites since 1989.

Older Adults Share Fewer Memories as They Age University of Arizona researchers used the EAR app to “eavesdrop” on older adult conversations.

Dr. Joann Sweasy Named Director of University of Arizona Cancer Center In addition, Dr. Sweasy will serve as UArizona chief adviser on cancer-related matters and principal investigator of the National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant.

UArizona College of Pharmacy Researchers Win TRIF Funding for Projects to Fight COVID-19 The funds – administered by the Arizona Board of Regents and University of Arizona BIO5 Institute – enable researchers to combat the global pandemic and positively impact the health of Arizonans.

UArizona Cardiologist Receives ‘Escalator Award’ from Women as One International Organization UArizona Sarver Heart Center physician-scientist Dr. Khadijah Breathett wins international career award she will use to advance her research on health disparities in cardiovascular disease.

One Small Molecule, Potential Giant Step to Improve Cognitive Function A $6.1 million study led by Dr. Kathleen Rodgers at the UArizona Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science will test novel small molecules to improve the lives of Alzheimer’s patients.

Trading Pipets for Keyboards, UArizona’s KEYS Students Go Virtual for Summer Internship The BIO5 KEYS Research Internship Program at the University of Arizona takes a new form this summer as 49 high school students engage in computational projects from the safety of their homes.

UArizona Testing App to Alert Students, Employees Exposed to COVID-19 COVID Watch sends exposure alerts without having to collect any personally identifying information from users, protecting their anonymity.

Precautions in Place as UArizona Student-Athletes Return to Campus Under the watchful eyes of medical professionals and strength and conditioning coaches, the Arizona Wildcats football team began voluntary summer workouts this week.

Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton Among New Regents Professors Named at UArizona Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, director, University of Arizona Center for Innovation in Brain Science, was among five new Regents Professors announced by the Arizona Board of Regents.

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