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UArizona Invention May Help COVID-19 Patients Breathe Easier

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.


UArizona Medical Students Step Up to Help Health Care Professionals

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 to Host COVID-19 Webinars Open to Public

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 College of Medicine – Tucson Students Given Option for Early Graduation in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

In coordination with the University of Arizona and College of Medicine – Phoenix, the College of Medicine — Tucson is offering early graduation to the Class of 2020. This option is for qualified students who wish to serve as new physicians to meet the unprecedented health needs that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.


UArizona Cancer Center Joins Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network

The University of Arizona Cancer Center will receive $1.4 million as a collaborating center with the national network of academic, public health and community partners, working together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among Hispanic cancer survivors.


Integrative Medicine Approaches May Combat COVID-19

The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson offers several strategies to enhance the immune system and reduce the risk of viral infection.


UArizona Researchers Team to 3D-Print Medical Masks for Banner

Engineering and health sciences researchers are teaming up to address the shortage of personal protective equipment in Tucson health care facilities.


Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Jonathan Holmes Appointed UArizona Chair of Ophthalmology

Jonathan M. Holmes, MD, a pediatric eye care and strabismus specialist, has been named the chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


Is COVID-19 Making You Stay at Home? Turn Your Home into a Healing Space!

Whether for a home office or general living space, the way you lay out your physical environment at home can reduce stress and create calm, say researchers from the University of Arizona.


Amid Shortage of COVID-19 Collection Kits, UArizona Scientists Race to Make More

University researchers produced 1,600 COVID-19 specimen collection kits over the weekend.


Aspiring Physicians Celebrate Match Day, Residency Results

One-third of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2020 will remain in Arizona to practice medicine and pursue their residency training. Nearly 50 percent of the class will pursue primary care — a physician specialty that is critically low in Arizona and the nation.


Arizona Telemedicine Program Rapidly Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic

The award-winning program of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson at the UArizona Health Sciences will conduct a major online training program regarding the COVID-19 pandemic for health-care providers and administrators, “Developing Telemedicine Services,” Monday, March 23.


UArizona Restructures ‘Match Day’ in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Match Day Ceremony hosted by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has been canceled out of caution for student and employee welfare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, graduating medical students will celebrate in small groups and pick up envelopes that detail where they will begin their careers as physicians.


Sarver Heart Center Cancels Green Valley Lecture on Heart Rhythm Disorders, March 19

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has canceled its Green Valley Lecture scheduled 10 a.m., Thursday, March 19.


UArizona Cancer Center Appoints Dr. Babiker to Leadership Position

Dr. Hani Babiker, assistant director of early-phase therapeutics and director of phase I clinical trials, is overseeing the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s early-phase clinical trials, seeking to identify novel drugs and treatments for better cancer care.


Role of Medications, Technology in Heart Rhythm Disorders Topic of Green Valley Lecture, March 19

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center continues its 2020 Green Valley Lecture Series with a focus on heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Peter Ott will speak on the most common arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation.


UArizona Sees Tremendous Growth on Latest Rankings for NIH Funding

The University of Arizona improves its ranking by 14 spots and nearly doubles the value of awards from five years ago for research dollars funded by the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year 2019.


Native Americans and Higher Cigarette Use: Stereotype Goes Up in Smoke

University of Arizona Health Sciences study finds when whites and Native Americans in comparable income and education levels are compared, whites consume more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent.


UArizona Health Sciences Study Identifies Hormone that Causes Women to Experience More Pain

A University of Arizona Health Sciences research team led by Dr. Frank Porreca points to prolactin, a neurohormone related to lactation, as the underlying reason women experience more pain than men, and even more so when taking opioids. Their paper on the discovery was featured on the cover of Science Translational Medicine.


UArizona Health Sciences to Host Free, Public Drug Survival Interprofessional Exercise on Opioid Epidemic, March 2

The two-part event will offer training for opioid overdose crisis response, both to the general public and students, in a presentation called “Drug Survival 102,” as well as provide certification training to UArizona health sciences students. Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th U.S. Surgeon General, will provide closing remarks.


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