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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.

UArizona Earns Strong Marks in Two International Rankings The University of Arizona was named one of the top 30 public universities in the United States by the Center for World University Rankings and QS.

UArizona Climbs to 39th in Top 100 Universities Worldwide with U.S. Utility Patents The University of Arizona ranks No. 39 among the top 100 universities globally with the most U.S. patents granted for inventions in 2019 – with the Health Sciences making up a large part of that.

UArizona Awarded $2.4M to Study Stress and Resilience in Vulnerable Latino Populations The federal funding will allow researchers to develop programs that weigh cultural factors to promote better health outcomes in communities with high-poverty Latino populations in Yuma County, Ariz.

UArizona Experts Available to Comment on Coronavirus and Influenza The University of Arizona Health Sciences has a number of news sources/health experts available at university campuses in Tucson and Phoenix for media interviews regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

UArizona Researchers Assess Mental Health Impact of Insomnia, Loneliness and COVID-19 A team of University of Arizona researchers says loneliness and insomnia triggered by fears of COVID-19 may be driving an increase in thoughts of suicide.

UArizona Telemedicine Program Receives Key Federal Funds to Help Communities Combat COVID-19 The Arizona Telemedicine Program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences has been awarded $828,000 in federal funds to help communities expand telehealth programs during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

UArizona Names Surgeon General Carmona to Lead Campus Reentry Plan University of Arizona president, Dr. Robert Robbins announced in April his plans to resume in-person classes Aug. 24, bringing back 45,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff for fall 2020.

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Dr. Nancy Sweitzer to Co-Direct UArizona Health Sciences Clinical Translational Sciences Graduate Program

She and Dr. Ronald Hammer co-lead program to train students in research design and methodology, biostatistics and responsible conduct of research relevant to human health and disease.


UArizona Researcher Awarded $3.4M to Develop Personalized Treatment for Mild Cognitive Impairment A National Institutes of Health grant will support the development of a novel therapy that can enhance memory function and improve brain connectivity.

UArizona Psychiatrists Combat Depression, Suicide Spike during COVID-19 Pandemic COVID-19’s effects have extended beyond health and economic crises to a mental health one, resulting in more suicides. UArizona Psychiatry professors offer explanations and resources to help.

UArizona Researchers Investigate How COVID-19 Impacts the Brain COVID-19’s impact on the respiratory system is well-documented, but what does it do to the brain? University of Arizona researchers hope to answer that question by studying people who had the disease.

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