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UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Developing New Imaging Technology to Combat Colorectal Cancer

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

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

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.


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Studies Statins for Stroke Therapy

A $2.8 million grant will fund research to develop an improved therapeutic treatment for acute ischemic stroke patients that may help them recover faster with fewer long-term complications.


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Seeks Safer, More Effective Leukemia Treatment

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.


Health Disparities in Advanced Heart Failure Treatment – Intersection of Race and Sex

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.


Constitution Has Answers for Balancing Health and Liberties Amid COVID-19, UArizona Experts Say

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

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

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 Aims to Provide Rapid Tests for Those Exposed to Biothreats, Such as COVID-19

With Department of Defense funding, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix leads effort to develop portable device to detect biological threats, like the virus that causes COVID-19.


People and Programs ‘On The Move’ at UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson

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 President Outlines Fall Return to Campus

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, State Expand COVID-19 Antibody Test Eligibility, Launch $7.7M Study on Immunity

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.


Nationally Recognized Geriatric Psychiatrist Appointed UArizona Chair of Psychiatry

Dr. Jordan Karp, an expert in geriatric psychiatry, depression treatment and suicide prevention, is named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UArizona Portable Device May Bring Change to Standard of Care for Skin Cancer

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.


$2.58M in Federal Funds Allow UArizona to Study Poorly Understood Fungal Asthma

Dr. Yin Chen and a University of Arizona Health Sciences research team hope to alleviate unmet medical need for this form of asthma that affects nearly a third of all asthma patients worldwide.


UArizona COVID-19 Webinars to Help Recognize, Resolve Isolation’s Impact on Mental Health

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.


UArizona Public Health Researchers Weigh in on the Best (and Worst) Materials for Masks

Researchers study the effectiveness of different materials for homemade facemasks to provide guidance for the public.


Older Adults Share Fewer Memories as They Age

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

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.


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