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UArizona Regents Professor Submits Designs to DOD for Three Low-Cost Ventilator Prototypes – One Using a Basketball
April 2, 2020
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 College of Medicine – Tucson Students Given Option for Early Graduation in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
March 30, 2020
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
March 27, 2020
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
March 27, 2020
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!
March 27, 2020
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
March 27, 2020
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
March 24, 2020
University researchers produced 1,600 COVID-19 specimen collection kits over the weekend.

Aspiring Physicians Celebrate Match Day, Residency Results
March 20, 2020
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
March 18, 2020
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
March 13, 2020
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
March 13, 2020
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
March 12, 2020
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
March 11, 2020
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
March 10, 2020
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
March 10, 2020
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.

Native Americans and Higher Cigarette Use: Stereotype Goes Up in Smoke
March 5, 2020
University of Arizona Health Sciences study finds when whites and Native Americans in comparable income and education levels are compared, whites consume more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent.

UArizona Health Sciences to Host Free, Public Drug Survival Interprofessional Exercise on Opioid Epidemic, March 2
March 2, 2020
The two-part event will offer training for opioid overdose crisis response, both to the general public and students, in a presentation called “Drug Survival 102,” as well as provide certification training to UArizona health sciences students. Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th U.S. Surgeon General, will provide closing remarks.

‘Battles of the Bad Back’ Subject of UArizona Arthritis Center Lecture, March 4
February 25, 2020
Free and open to the public, the latest Living Healthy With Arthritis lecture features Dr. Venkat Ganapathy, University of Arizona associate professor of orthopedic surgery and Banner – University Medicine Tucson Orthopaedic Spine Service chief, who’ll discuss non-operative and operative treatments for back pain.

UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Uncover Potential New Therapy for Concussion-Related Headaches
February 19, 2020
Researchers at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine – Tucson have teamed with scientists at two other institutions to identify the cause of post-brain injury headaches and uncover a potential new therapy for millions of patients.

Four UArizona Researchers Named Senior Members of National Academy of Inventors
February 17, 2020
The University of Arizona researchers — Drs. Rajesh Khanna, Jordan Lancaster, Jim Schweigerling and Joseph Valacich — are being recognized in areas that include pain therapeutics, heart disease treatment, optical science and online data collection. Two are from the UArizona Health Sciences colleges.

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