News Archive: 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.

People and Programs on the Move in Public Health at the UArizona Health Sciences
October 29, 2020
Recent notices for the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health include a new national cancer prevention lifestyle guideline led by Dr. Cynthia Thomson, a study on yoga’s benefits for the elderly, childhood obesity prevention and Dr. Heather Carter’s new post.

UArizona to Lead Statewide Outreach to Reduce Disparities in COVID-19 Research, Clinical Studies
October 29, 2020
The Arizona portion of an 11-state effort, funded by a $12 million federal award, to address the uneven impact of the pandemic on racial and ethnic minority communities will be led by the UArizona Health Sciences.

UArizona Health Sciences Study Shows SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Provide Lasting Immunity
October 9, 2020
Researchers developed one of the most accurate COVID-19 antibody tests available and now have shown antibodies persist for months after infection, providing long-term immunity.

NIH New Innovator Award to Fund Research on Opioid Addiction and Relapse in Postpartum Women
October 7, 2020
The $2.3 million National Institutes of Health grant will enable Dr. Alicia Allen to explore how women’s hormones influence postpartum opioid relapse and if they may be used as a preventative strategy.

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