Researchers to Study Long COVID as Part of NIH Collaborative

The NIH RECOVER Initiative aims to identify risks contributing to post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and approaches for treatment and prevention.

Valley Fever Center for Excellence Promotes Awareness of Disease that Affects Tens of Thousands of Arizonans

A recent survey shows a significant number of insurance providers cover diagnostic lab tests for Valley fever, according to researchers.

New Center to Address Native American Disability Challenges

The Native Center for Disabilities aims to improve disability services and employment access for Native youth and adults with disabilities.

Cullen Named College of Medicine – Tucson Alumni of the Year

Theresa Cullen, MD, also with 27 years at the Indian Health Service, VA and U.S. Public Health Service, hopes to inspire others to a “life of service.”

New Compound Provides Innovative Pain Relief

Researchers targeted a common sodium ion channel to reverse pain and saw positive results that could lead to a non-addictive solution to treat pain.

Breast Cancer Treatment Disparities Exist Among Native Women

Native and Indigenous women had a higher percentage of mastectomy and a lower percentage of lumpectomy compared with white women.

Vascular Surgeon to Study Brain Blood Flow and Alzheimer’s

Researchers hope that finding a connection between carotid disease and Alzheimer’s could provide a new pathway for preventing dementia.

Nikolich-Žugich Named Gerontologist of the Year

The Arizona Geriatrics Society honored Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD, as the 2021 Gerontologist of the Year at its Annual Fall Symposium.

College of Medicine –Tucson Announces New Surgery Chair

Geoffrey Gurtner, MD, will join the College of Medicine – Tucson in January 2022 as head of the Department of Surgery.

Study Shows Vaccine Protects Dogs Against Valley Fever

A team led by Valley Fever Center for Excellence researchers successfully tested a vaccine for dogs, with two doses providing high levels of protection.

UArizona Sarver Heart Center Welcomes New Faculty

Faculty have expertise in interventional cardiology, structural heart disease, advanced heart disease, transplant cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery.

Researchers Identify Mechanism for Slowing Cancer Growth

A newly discovered mechanism for controlling blood vessel growth in tumors points to possible strategies for developing new therapeutic interventions to overcome drug resistance.

UArizona Health Sciences Launches New End-of-Life Care Training

Faculty at UArizona Center on Aging, colleges and centers will use a David and Lura Lovell Foundation grant to enhance end-of-life care education.

Blood Pressure Medication Does Not Increase COVID-19 Risk

Sarver Heart Center researchers clarify the interaction between blood pressure medications and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Aging Research Studies Diabetes, Phishing, Stress

Three grants are funding studies to address the diverse needs of an aging population, including treatments and interventions that promote healthy aging.

Newest Primary Care Physician Scholars Announced

A new class of 23 medical students received full-tuition scholarships to the UArizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix.

Training Program to Support Families Affected by Opioid Use Disorders

The Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center will oversee the first peer support experiential learning and apprenticeship program in rural Arizona.

Researchers To Study Impact of Nurse Cannabis and Substance Use on Patient Care

A new study led by the University of Arizona College of Nursing will examine the prevalence of cannabis and other substance use in nurses who may work through significant pain and be at risk for substance abuse.

Faculty and Departments Honored with Faculty Excellence Awards

Meet the recipients of the 2021 College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty Excellence Awards