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UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App
August 20, 2020
UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App

UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Developing New Imaging Technology to Combat Colorectal Cancer
August 14, 2020
The University of Arizona’s Dr. Maria Altbach is working with industry to improve MRI detection of liver tumor spread to expand therapeutic options and improve survival of colorectal cancer patients.

Pandemic Fuels Rise in Drug-Related Deaths, UArizona Expert Says
August 11, 2020
University of Arizona pharmacologist Dr. Todd Vanderah discusses how the conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the response could be exacerbating drug use and overdose.

UArizona’s $3M Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Grant Targets American Indian Colorectal Cancer Screening
August 10, 2020
A University of Arizona Cancer Center grant aims to improve colorectal cancer screening in Arizona’s American Indian communities, where screening rates lag behind those for others across the nation.

Health Disparities in Advanced Heart Failure Treatment – Intersection of Race and Sex
August 3, 2020
Sarver Heart team led by Khadijah Breathett looking into gender and racial bias found doctors more judgmental on women’s appearance and social support networks, particularly African American women.

UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Seeks Safer, More Effective Leukemia Treatment
August 3, 2020
Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis is studying a new chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who undergo a particular type of bone marrow transplant procedure.

Constitution Has Answers for Balancing Health and Liberties Amid COVID-19, UArizona Experts Say
July 30, 2020
Three experts in constitutional law, environmental law and public health write in a new essay that one of America’s founding documents provides a framework for finding common ground to fight COVID-19.

UArizona Reports Record Number of Startups for Fiscal Year 2020
July 30, 2020
With 19 new companies added to its roster last fiscal year, the University of Arizona has now launched more than 100 startups since revamping its commercialization operation in late 2012.

UArizona Researchers Detangle Protein Interaction Implicated in Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s
July 28, 2020
New findings by University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson chemists Drs. Wolfgang Peti and Rebecca Page provide a foundation to better understand and treat these neurological disorders.

UArizona President Outlines Fall Return to Campus
July 28, 2020
The university will offer four class formats and implement a range of safety measures on campus when the fall semester begins on Aug. 24 as scheduled with a mix of in-person and remote instruction.

UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Narrow in on Novel Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease
July 28, 2020
A $3.8-million federal grant will allow a team led by the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy to continue to develop a drug to prevent or reverse this devastating neurodegenerative disorder.

People and Programs ‘On The Move’ at UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
July 24, 2020
Recent notices include appointments for curricular affairs, licensing, sleep medicine, research and student mental health, plus national awards for mentorship, diversity and pancreatic cancer studies.

UArizona, State Expand COVID-19 Antibody Test Eligibility, Launch $7.7M Study on Immunity
July 22, 2020
A free statewide COVID-19 antibody testing program expands to 15 categories of essential workers at high risk of exposure, in concert with a $7.7 million UArizona study to better understand immunity.

UArizona Portable Device May Bring Change to Standard of Care for Skin Cancer
July 15, 2020
With development of a handheld confocal microscopes, researchers at the University of Arizona Health Sciences want to make existing technology more affordable and accessible to a larger number of patients.

UArizona COVID-19 Webinars to Help Recognize, Resolve Isolation’s Impact on Mental Health
July 8, 2020
University of Arizona Psychiatry faculty members will discuss challenges of confinement, share resources and tips, and give guidance on when to seek professional help at two free upcoming webinars.

Superfund Research Center Receives $10.6M to Study Mining Waste, Arsenic-Diabetes Link
June 30, 2020
The center, with leadership from CALS Department of Environmental Science and the College of Pharmacy, has helped address the state's most pressing environmental contamination sites since 1989.

Older Adults Share Fewer Memories as They Age
June 29, 2020
University of Arizona researchers used the EAR app to “eavesdrop” on older adult conversations.

Dr. Joann Sweasy Named Director of University of Arizona Cancer Center
June 26, 2020
In addition, Dr. Sweasy will serve as UArizona chief adviser on cancer-related matters and principal investigator of the National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant.

UArizona College of Pharmacy Researchers Win TRIF Funding for Projects to Fight COVID-19
June 25, 2020
The funds – administered by the Arizona Board of Regents and University of Arizona BIO5 Institute – enable researchers to combat the global pandemic and positively impact the health of Arizonans.

UArizona Cardiologist Receives ‘Escalator Award’ from Women as One International Organization
June 25, 2020
UArizona Sarver Heart Center physician-scientist Dr. Khadijah Breathett wins international career award she will use to advance her research on health disparities in cardiovascular disease.

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