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UArizona Health Sciences Excels in Latest Blue Ridge Rankings on NIH Funding
February 17, 2021
Increases in total National Institutes of Health funding have led to higher rankings for several colleges and departments.

Media Advisory: UArizona Health Sciences Experts To Speak About Careers in Cardiology
February 11, 2021
Hosted by Arizona SciTech Institute, the free virtual event is open to middle and high school students, families, educators, and the general public.

Arizona Economic Burden of Valley Fever Totals $736 Million
February 9, 2021
Expenses for the fungal disease endemic to the Southwest can skyrocket for people whose diagnosis is delayed, leading to more serious infection or death.

People and Programs on the Move at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
February 4, 2021
Among news items: Dr. Monica Kraft wins Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellowship, and Drs. Sairam Parthasarathy and Michael Grandner sleep studies rated tops for 2020.

People and Programs on the Move at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
December 18, 2020
AIDS women’s health award to Dr. Liz Connick; Liver Institute wins CDC designation; Dr. Julie Bauman co-chairs cancer prevention committee.

Dr. Elizabeth Connick Wins National Women’s Health Award for HIV/AIDS Research, Advocacy
December 17, 2020

Division of Infectious Diseases chief at UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson receives NIH-supported AIDS Clinical Trials Group award at virtual ceremony in November. 


COVID-19 Dominates Top 10 UArizona Health Sciences News Stories of 2020
December 16, 2020
Antibody tests, groundbreaking research and community outreach are a few of the ways the University of Arizona Health Sciences met the test of a pandemic.

UArizona COVID-19 Testing up 34% in Pre-Holiday Blitz
November 18, 2020
At 7,541 administered from Nov. 9-13, the university’s COVID-19 testing, which continues through Nov. 25, is succeeding in goal to test large numbers of students before they head home for holidays.

UArizona Welcomes More Students to Campus
November 18, 2020
The university will expand in-person instruction with half the semester left to go, bringing about 1,500 more students to campus a week.

Better Sleep Health May Make It Easier for Smokers to Quit
November 17, 2020
Researchers are expanding research showing that creating good sleeping habits can help people quit smoking to focus on smokers who are HIV positive.

Tohono O’odham Nation Commits $1M to UArizona to Combat COVID-19
November 13, 2020
The contribution will allow UArizona researchers to continue developing better, more efficient and effective tests for people across the state.

UArizona Increases In-Person Instruction, Cancels Spring Break
November 13, 2020
The university also will conduct a testing blitz prior to the Thanksgiving holiday in an effort to reduce travel-related spread of COVID-19.

Swish, Gargle, Repeat: UArizona Researcher Explores Mouth Rinse Test as Alternative to COVID-19 Nasal Swab
November 13, 2020
A new diagnostic test for coronavirus relies on gargling with saltwater instead of using a nasal swab. Initial results have been encouraging, UArizona virology expert Dr. Michael Worobey says.

UArizona Plans for Holidays, Spring Semester Amid National COVID-19 Spike
November 13, 2020
The university is currently allowing courses of up to 50 students to meet on campus. After Thanksgiving, all courses will transition to being fully online.

‘Wellness Wednesdays: Celebrating Health & Holiday’ Series to Provide Encouragement, Sense of Community
November 10, 2020
Give yourself the gift of good health! The University of Arizona Health Sciences is offering an uplifting program to improve health and reduce stress.

Personalized Cancer Vaccine Clinical Trial to Expand Following Promising Early Results
November 9, 2020
A study investigating a personalized cancer vaccine has reported a 50% response rate for patients with head and neck cancer in its preliminary data.

UArizona/Banner Offer Urology Services at Cortaro Road Primary Care Clinic
November 5, 2020
University of Arizona Department of Urology faculty member Dr. Sunchin Kim and general urology nurse practitioner Cara Whittingham will provide patient care at the Cortaro Road Banner clinic in Tucson.

$7.3M Grant Advances Researcher’s Pursuit of Treatments for Arsenic-Induced Lung Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes
November 2, 2020
Dr. Donna D. Zhang’s research focuses on developing pharmaceuticals to prevent or treat exposure to arsenic, which has affected more than 160 million people worldwide.

Lung Ultrasound Training to Help Rural Emergency Medicine Providers Diagnose COVID-19 Patients
November 2, 2020
The tele-ultrasound training program for lung point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) will enable rural emergency departments to more effectively identify and treat suspected COVID-19 patients.

People and Programs on the Move at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
October 30, 2020
Two faculty members inducted to National Academy of Inventors, ‘Gut Group’ team wins $250,000 for gastrointestinal cancer research, Dr. Chalasani wins NCI team leadership award, and new physicians join as pediatrics, infectious disease specialists.

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