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Future Primary Care Physicians Grateful for Full-Tuition Scholarship, Excited to Serve their Communities
September 23, 2020
Sixteen first-year students are among 33 new PCP Scholarship recipients this academic year at the UArizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix – both schools still have scholarships available.

University to Continue Holding Only ‘Essential Courses’ in Person Through Oct. 2
September 22, 2020
While the campus has seen a spike in cases over the last few weeks, Friday’s positivity rate was down from last week, and no new students were admitted to isolation housing over the weekend.

Dr. Monica Kraft to Lead All of Us Research Program at UArizona and Banner Health
September 22, 2020
Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to collect and study data from at least 1 million people in the United States.

Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union Tracks Virus Strains in State
September 16, 2020
Molecular clock analysis showed no widespread community distribution of the highly contagious coronavirus disease in Arizona until mid-February.

UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Prepare First Potential Drug Therapy for Vascular Dementia for Clinical Trials
September 16, 2020
Dr. Meredith Hay won a $5.7 million grant for clinical trials on a novel peptide therapy that, if successful, would be the first drug to treat vascular dementia – the second most common form of dementia.

UArizona, County Issue Shelter-in-Place Recommendation for Students
September 15, 2020
UArizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins said the university expected to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, but it has become too much, necessitating a shelter-in-place recommendation similar to what the state faced in the spring.

UArizona Cancer Center Honored with 2020 Innovator Award
September 14, 2020
Efforts to keep patients safe in the time of COVID-19 led to significant savings and innovation in chemotherapy delivery and earned University of Arizona Health Sciences center national recognition.

How Coronavirus Took Hold in North America and Europe
September 14, 2020
Early interventions were effective at stamping out coronavirus infections, but subsequent, poorly monitored travel allowed the virus to ignite major outbreaks in Europe and North America, according to a new study.

Internationally Recognized Radiologist Named UArizona Chair of Medical Imaging
September 14, 2020
Joining the University of Arizona Health Sciences in October, Dr. Geoffrey Rubin holds six U.S. patents for medical image analysis and is past chairman of radiology at Duke University School of Medicine.

COVID-19 Highlighted Longstanding Problems in Nursing Homes, UArizona Expert Says
September 14, 2020
Tara Sklar, a health law and policy expert on caring for older adults, talks about recommendations she made to federal, state and local governments to address COVID-19’s spread through American nursing homes.

University, County Work Together at ‘Critical Time’ for COVID-19 Mitigation
September 11, 2020
Dr. Theresa Dr. Cullen, director of the Pima County Health Department, said the county, university and other partners are working together on a “layered approach” to COVID-19 mitigation.

UArizona to Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing
September 11, 2020
The university will conduct 5,000 COVID-19 tests per week as part of continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus.

‘Discovering New Medicines’ Summit Unites Experts from UArizona Health Sciences, Pharma to Advance Research and Commercialization
September 2, 2020
Arizona Center for Drug Discovery and University of Arizona Cancer Center host Sept. 15 virtual summit to discuss new innovations in drug discovery to benefit citizens throughout the state and more.

FDA Authorizes Use of UArizona COVID-19 Antibody Test; Testing Expanded to All Arizonans Age 18 and Older
September 2, 2020
The antibody test determines who has been exposed to and developed an immune response against COVID-19.

2020 UArizona Arthritis Center ‘Bear Down for Health: Sport and Science in the Era of COVID-19’ Livestream, Sept. 16
August 27, 2020
UArizona Athletics Dave Heeke and Drs. Daniel Derksen and Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will headline this unique livestream presentation of the Arthritis Center’s annual educational fundraiser.

UArizona Health Sciences Researcher to Study Cellular Stress Responses Common in Cancer, Aging
August 26, 2020
Bolstered by a $1.6 million grant, Dr. Timothy Bolger, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, is studying how cells respond to stress and the role this process has in cancer growth and aging.

Arizona Poison Centers Warn about Avoiding Inappropriate Medications for COVID-19 Treatment: Oleandrin
August 26, 2020
Inappropriate medications – such as oleandrin, a derivative of oleander known to be toxic – used to prevent or treat COVID-19 could cause significant harm and no benefit, University of Arizona Health Sciences-based center and Banner Health center warn.

Breast Cancer Therapy Associated with Reduced Risk of Neurodegenerative Disease in Women
August 24, 2020
A University of Arizona Health Sciences cohort study of more than 50,000 menopausal women showed significant decrease in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.

Log-in Sept. 2 for UArizona Health Sciences Lecture: ‘Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma for Osteoarthritis: Hope or Hype?’
August 24, 2020
Free and open to the public, the livestreamed online lecture by University of Arizona Arthritis Center Director Dr. C. Kent Kwoh will focus on the mechanisms of stem cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma therapies to treat osteoarthritis.

UArizona Health Sciences Study Seeks to Understand Relationship among Endometriosis, Infertility and Stroke in Women
August 24, 2020
Drs. Leslie Farland and Melanie Bell at the UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to lead a federally funded research study to investigate a link among endometriosis, infertility and stroke in women.

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