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Majority of 2020 Flinn Scholars Choose UArizona

The University of Arizona will welcome 12 of this year's 19 Flinn Scholars, who are among Arizona's highest-achieving high school seniors.


UArizona Launches Two-Way Texting System to Gather, Provide Critical COVID-19 Health Data

A research team at the University of Arizona Health Sciences and Data Science Institute has launched a crowd-source texting system to gather vital public health data to help fight COVID-19 in Arizona.


UArizona Partners with State to Provide COVID-19 Antibody Tests

The state investment will allow UArizona to test 250,000 of Arizona’s front-line workforce.


UArizona Health Sciences ‘Wellness Wednesdays’ Webinars Offer Community Connection during Social Distancing

The free, interactive 30-minute lunchtime webinars feature University of Arizona Health Sciences-affiliated faculty and staff members as presenters and provide information and tools to help support individuals as they navigate the new reality of Arizona’s stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Medical Students Rally to Help Tucson’s Homeless Amidst Pandemic

Concerned about how the pandemic will hit the homeless population, students are screening Tucson’s homeless for symptoms of COVID-19.


UArizona Health Sciences Ships COVID-19 Collection Kits to Navajo Nation

The University of Arizona Health Sciences ships 250 COVID-19 sample collection kits to Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, today.


UArizona Regents Professor Submits Designs to DOD for Three Low-Cost Ventilator Prototypes – One Using a Basketball

Led by Regents Professor Dr. Marvin J. Slepian, a team from the University of Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Defense for three ventilator prototypes – including one using a basketball – that offer simple, low-cost designs featuring easily acquired materials that could be fabricated rapidly and used for full or partial ventilator support.


Dr. Andrew Weil to Discuss COVID-19 Strategies in Webinar

Six experts from the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, including Drs. Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes, will discuss the exploration of integrative medicine based on the current evidence and research on the coronavirus's spread on April 7.


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 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 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.


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