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Avoid Inappropriate ‘Anti-COVID-19’ Treatments, Warns Poison and Drug Information Center 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.

UArizona Partners with State to Provide COVID-19 Antibody Tests The state investment will allow UArizona to test 250,000 of Arizona’s front-line workforce.

UArizona Makers Race to Provide Personal Protective Equipment 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 Partners to Form Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union to Track Coronavirus 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 Medical Students Rally to Help Tucson’s Homeless Amid Pandemic 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.

UArizona Health Sciences Ships COVID-19 Collection Kits to Navajo Nation The University of Arizona Health Sciences ships 250 COVID-19 sample collection kits to Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, today.

Dr. Andrew Weil to Discuss COVID-19 Strategies in Webinar 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 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 to Host COVID-19 Webinars Open to Public University of Arizona Global plays host to this three-part webinar series to focus a virtual discussions on different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, led by UArizona experts from a variety of disciplines.

UArizona Medical Students Step Up to Help Health Care Professionals 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 Invention May Help COVID-19 Patients Breathe Easier 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 College of Medicine – Tucson Students Given Option for Early Graduation in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic In coordination with the University of Arizona and College of Medicine – Phoenix, the College of Medicine — Tucson is offering early graduation to the Class of 2020. This option is for qualified students who wish to serve as new physicians to meet the unprecedented health needs that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Integrative Medicine Approaches May Combat COVID-19 The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson offers several strategies to enhance the immune system and reduce the risk of viral infection.

UArizona Cancer Center Joins Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network The University of Arizona Cancer Center will receive $1.4 million as a collaborating center with the national network of academic, public health and community partners, working together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among Hispanic cancer survivors.

Is COVID-19 Making You Stay at Home? Turn Your Home into a Healing Space! Whether for a home office or general living space, the way you lay out your physical environment at home can reduce stress and create calm, say researchers from the University of Arizona.

UArizona Researchers Team to 3D-Print Medical Masks for Banner Engineering and health sciences researchers are teaming up to address the shortage of personal protective equipment in Tucson health care facilities.

Amid Shortage of COVID-19 Collection Kits, UArizona Scientists Race to Make More University researchers produced 1,600 COVID-19 specimen collection kits over the weekend.

Aspiring Physicians Celebrate Match Day, Residency Results One-third of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2020 will remain in Arizona to practice medicine and pursue their residency training. Nearly 50 percent of the class will pursue primary care — a physician specialty that is critically low in Arizona and the nation.

Arizona Telemedicine Program Rapidly Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic The award-winning program of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson at the UArizona Health Sciences will conduct a major online training program regarding the COVID-19 pandemic for health-care providers and administrators, “Developing Telemedicine Services,” Monday, March 23.

UArizona Restructures ‘Match Day’ in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic The Match Day Ceremony hosted by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has been canceled out of caution for student and employee welfare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, graduating medical students will celebrate in small groups and pick up envelopes that detail where they will begin their careers as physicians.

Sarver Heart Center Cancels Green Valley Lecture on Heart Rhythm Disorders, March 19 Out of an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has canceled its Green Valley Lecture scheduled 10 a.m., Thursday, March 19.

UArizona Cancer Center Appoints Dr. Babiker to Leadership Position Dr. Hani Babiker, assistant director of early-phase therapeutics and director of phase I clinical trials, is overseeing the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s early-phase clinical trials, seeking to identify novel drugs and treatments for better cancer care.

Role of Medications, Technology in Heart Rhythm Disorders Topic of Green Valley Lecture, March 19 The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center continues its 2020 Green Valley Lecture Series with a focus on heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Peter Ott will speak on the most common arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation.

Aspiring Doctors to Learn their Future at Match Day Ceremony On Friday, March 20, medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will tear open envelopes simultaneously revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is considered the most exciting day of medical school.

UArizona Sees Tremendous Growth on Latest Rankings for NIH Funding The University of Arizona improves its ranking by 14 spots and nearly doubles the value of awards from five years ago for research dollars funded by the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year 2019.

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