News Archive: 2021

Healthy Dose Blog: Five Things You Should Know About Valley Fever
November 15, 2021

While rare nationally, Valley fever is common in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Every year, 150,000 people in the U.S. are infected, and Arizona is home to two-thirds of them. 

Study Shows Vaccine Protects Dogs Against Valley Fever
October 25, 2021
A team led by Valley Fever Center for Excellence researchers successfully tested a vaccine for dogs, with two doses providing high levels of protection.

Training Program to Support Families Affected by Opioid Use Disorders
September 7, 2021
The Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center will oversee the first peer support experiential learning and apprenticeship program in rural Arizona.

COM-T Faculty and Departments Honored with Faculty Excellence Awards
August 12, 2021

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson presented the winners of the 2021 Faculty Excellence Awards at the August 11 Faculty Excellence Reception. Among those earning recognition were Drs. Laura Meinke and Bhupinder Natt.

COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Infection Severity, Length, Viral Load
June 29, 2021
Real-world data from the AZ HEROES study show COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections, and when breakthrough infections do occur, the level of infection and impact of the disease are significantly reduced.

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education Welcomes First Class
June 27, 2021
The UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson has accepted six high school graduates in a new program that reduces the time to a medical degree to seven years.

NIH Grant To Fund Medical Scientist Training Program
June 15, 2021
The Medical Scientist Training Program is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research.

Valley Fever Center for Excellence Celebrates 25 Years
June 10, 2021

The center, led by Dr. John Galgiani, a professor in the Department of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, focuses on research, outreach and education to fulfill its mission of protecting people against a deadly fungal disease native to the Southwest.

New Degree to Prepare Students for Health Care Careers
June 8, 2021
A new Bachelor of Science in Medicine expands opportunities for students to pursue jobs in health care, where demand for trained professionals is rising.

Dr. Juanita Merchant Recognized as Inspiring Black Scientist
June 1, 2021

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD, has been named one of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America by Cell Mentor, an online resource from Cell Press and Cell Signaling Technology that provides early-career researchers with career insights, publishing advice, and techniques on experimental processes and procedures.

Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference To Focus On Mental Health and Resiliency
May 11, 2021
Jordan Karp, MD, an expert on mental health in the aging population, will deliver the keynote address at the Arizona Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference.

College of Medicine – Tucson Hosts Virtual Research Day
April 28, 2021
Data blitzes, spotlight talks and special session on diversity, equity and inclusion highlight the second annual event that is free and open to the public.

$30,000 Scholarship Awarded to UArizona Medical Student
April 20, 2021
The UArizona Hillel Foundation has awarded College of Medicine – Tucson student Gabrielle “Gabi” Mintz the Shirley D. Curson Medical Student Scholarship.

Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program Expands
March 29, 2021
The full-tuition program aims to improve Arizonans’ health and reduce medical student debt by addressing a dire need for qualified medical professionals.

Match Day Marks Next Step for Future Doctors
March 19, 2021
On Match Day, about 120 UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson students learned where they’ll launch their careers as new residents after graduation.

Match Day Celebration to Disclose Where Future Doctors Will Train
March 18, 2021
About 120 students in the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Class of 2021 learn where they’ll launch medical careers as resident physicians in virtual ceremony Friday, March 19.

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.