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Rattlesnake Bites on the Rise – Watch Where You Step, Says UArizona Poison Center
May 8, 2020
There have been 36 rattlesnake bites reported to the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center this year, with each month in 2020 having more than the previous month so far.

New Safeguards and Procedures Allow Cancer Care, Research to Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic
May 7, 2020
UArizona Cancer Center, Banner – University Medicine continue state-of-the-art cancer care and cutting-edge clinical research during COVID-19 pandemic since “Cancer doesn’t sleep, so neither can we.”

UArizona Mobile Health Unit Outreach to Spanish-Speakers Offers Crucial Link in COVID-19 Battle
May 7, 2020
An internationally recognized program at the University of Arizona is conducting health screenings and referrals by phone and online to help vulnerable communities hit hard by the pandemic.

Two UArizona Physicians among Authors on ASAIO Paper for Cardiopulmonary Life Support of Advanced COVID-19 Patients
May 4, 2020
The paper, published in two medical journals last week, lays out best practice guidelines for patients in intensive care units requiring advanced life-saving therapies due to the novel coronavirus.

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson to Celebrate ‘Virtual’ 2020 Convocation
May 4, 2020
On May 14, a total of 117 medical students from the University of Arizona in Tucson officially will become physicians and earn their Doctor of Medicine degrees.

UArizona Researchers Repurpose Suramin to Fight Oral Mucositis and Diabetic Foot Ulcers
May 1, 2020
This University of Arizona-led breakthrough has the potential to benefit hundreds of thousands of patients whose current healing options are either partially effective or painful and invasive.

Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton Featured at Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Virtual Event, May 6
May 1, 2020
The director of the UArizona Center for Innovation in Brain Science will be joined by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, host of this year’s fundraiser, and the ADDF director to discuss the latest research.

UArizona President to Have Blood Drawn for COVID-19 Antibody Testing
April 29, 2020
After his blood draw, Dr. Robert C. Robbins will announce plans for the university’s fall semester. Appointments for this first round of testing for 4,500 people in Pima County are filled. No walkups.

UArizona Researchers Pivot to Tackle COVID-19, Splitting More Than $500,000 in Funding
April 28, 2020
Thirteen research teams will address various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic with financial support from rapid-turnaround seed grants supplied through funding from the state and University of Arizona BIO5 Institute.

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center ALERT: Avoid Inappropriate ‘Anti-COVID-19’ Treatments
April 27, 2020
Inappropriate medications and household products used to prevent or treat COVID-19 can cause significant harm and no benefit, University of Arizona-based center warns.

UArizona Partners with State to Provide COVID-19 Antibody Tests
April 15, 2020
The state investment will allow UArizona to test 250,000 of Arizona’s front-line workforce.

UArizona Makers Race to Provide Personal Protective Equipment
April 9, 2020
With 3D printers among their tools, creators across University of Arizona campus are designing and manufacturing solutions for local hospitals short on equipment like masks, face shields and more.

UArizona Partners to Form Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union to Track Coronavirus
April 9, 2020
Genomic sequencing will track the new coronavirus, provide critical data for global biomedical researchers and give Arizona an edge in responding to the pandemic.

UArizona Medical Students Rally to Help Tucson’s Homeless Amid Pandemic
April 7, 2020
Concerned about how the pandemic will impact the homeless population, University of Arizona Health Sciences students are screening Tucson’s homeless for symptoms of COVID-19.

UArizona Health Sciences Ships COVID-19 Collection Kits to Navajo Nation
April 3, 2020
The University of Arizona Health Sciences ships 250 COVID-19 sample collection kits to Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, today.

Dr. Andrew Weil to Discuss COVID-19 Strategies in Webinar
April 3, 2020
Six experts from the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, including Drs. Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes, will discuss the exploration of integrative medicine based on the current evidence and research on the coronavirus's spread on April 7.

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 to Host COVID-19 Webinars Open to Public
April 2, 2020
University of Arizona Global plays host to this three-part webinar series to focus a virtual discussions on different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, led by UArizona experts from a variety of disciplines.

UArizona Medical Students Step Up to Help Health Care Professionals
April 1, 2020
More than 70 University of Arizona medical students are helping health care professionals during the COVID-19 crisis by volunteering to provide child care, pet care, grocery shopping and more.

UArizona Invention May Help COVID-19 Patients Breathe Easier
April 1, 2020
Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Drs. Sairam Parthasarathy and Marvin Slepian, have invented a new respiratory-assist device that may provide fast, safe relief to those who experience difficulty breathing.

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