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UArizona Researchers Investigate How COVID-19 Impacts the Brain
May 15, 2020
COVID-19’s impact on the respiratory system is well-documented, but what does it do to the brain? University of Arizona researchers hope to answer that question by studying people who had the disease.

Continuously Active Surface Disinfectants May Provide Extra Barrier against Spread of Viruses, UArizona Researchers Find
May 15, 2020
As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, University of Arizona researchers evaluate the potential of antiviral surface coatings in continued defense against environmental spread of viruses.

UArizona, State of Arizona to Expand COVID-19 Antibody Testing Statewide
May 15, 2020
The University of Arizona – State of Arizona antibody testing initiative will include 31 sites across the state as it expands to all 15 counties.

UArizona Medical Students Distribute COVID-19 Awareness Posters in Spanish Near and Far
May 13, 2020
Four University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students, three of whom graduate this week, distribute posters in collaborative community effort.

Drs. Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes Host New Integrative Medicine Podcast
May 12, 2020
The ‘Body of Wonder’ podcast from the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine is recorded in Tucson and acquaints listeners with new ways to think about health and medicine.

UArizona Health Sciences Colleges Create New Ways to Celebrate Graduates
May 8, 2020
The five Health Sciences colleges at the University of Arizona plan special ways to mark the rite-of-passage of earning a degree, despite COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home orders.

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.

UArizona Mobile Health Unit Outreach to Spanish-Speakers Crucial Link in COVID-19 Battle
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 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 Doctors Co-Author ASAIO Paper on Advanced Life Support for 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.

Avoid Inappropriate ‘Anti-COVID-19’ Treatments, Warns Poison and Drug Information Center
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.

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