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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.

Continuously Active Surface Disinfectants May Provide Extra Barrier against Spread of Viruses, UArizona Researchers Find As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, University of Arizona researchers evaluate the potential of antiviral surface coatings in continued defense against environmental spread of viruses.

UArizona, State of Arizona to Expand COVID-19 Antibody Testing Statewide The University of Arizona – State of Arizona antibody testing initiative will include 31 sites across the state as it expands to all 15 counties.

UArizona Medical Students Distribute COVID-19 Awareness Posters in Spanish Near and Far Four University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students, three of whom graduate this week, distribute posters in collaborative community effort.

Drs. Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes Host New Integrative Medicine Podcast The ‘Body of Wonder’ podcast from the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine is recorded in Tucson and acquaints listeners with new ways to think about health and medicine.

UArizona Health Sciences Colleges Create New Ways to Celebrate Graduates The five Health Sciences colleges at the University of Arizona plan special ways to mark the rite-of-passage of earning a degree, despite COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home orders.

Rattlesnake Bites on the Rise – Watch Where You Step, Says UArizona Poison Center There have been 36 rattlesnake bites reported to the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center this year, with each month in 2020 having more than the previous month so far.

UArizona Mobile Health Unit Outreach to Spanish-Speakers Crucial Link in COVID-19 Battle UArizona Cancer Center, Banner – University Medicine continue state-of-the-art cancer care and cutting-edge clinical research during COVID-19 pandemic since “Cancer doesn’t sleep, so neither can we.”

UArizona Mobile Health Unit Outreach to Spanish-Speakers Crucial Link in COVID-19 Battle An internationally recognized program at the University of Arizona is conducting health screenings and referrals by phone and online to help vulnerable communities hit hard by the pandemic.

Two UArizona Doctors Co-Author ASAIO Paper on Advanced Life Support for COVID-19 Patients The paper, published in two medical journals last week, lays out best practice guidelines for patients in intensive care units requiring advanced life-saving therapies due to the novel coronavirus.

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson to Celebrate ‘Virtual’ 2020 Convocation On May 14, a total of 117 medical students from the University of Arizona in Tucson officially will become physicians and earn their Doctor of Medicine degrees.

UArizona Researchers Repurpose Suramin to Fight Oral Mucositis and Diabetic Foot Ulcers 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 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 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 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.

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