News

Dr. Philip E Dew: One of UA College of Medicine's Founding Faculty Passes Away

Philip E Dew, MD, a member of the Founding Faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, died peacefully in Tucson on February 2, 2021.


Media Advisory: UArizona Health Sciences Experts To Speak About Careers in Cardiology

Hosted by Arizona SciTech Institute, the free virtual event is open to middle and high school students, families, educators, and the general public.


Arizona Economic Burden of Valley Fever Totals $736 Million

Expenses for the fungal disease endemic to the Southwest can skyrocket for people whose diagnosis is delayed, leading to more serious infection or death.


UArizona Health Sciences COVID-19 Immunity Study to Test Vaccine Effectiveness, Enroll College Students

The AZ HEROES research study is expanding its scope to assess vaccine effectiveness, as well as increasing eligibility to include college students.


People and Programs on the Move at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Among news items: Dr. Monica Kraft wins Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellowship, and Drs. Sairam Parthasarathy and Michael Grandner sleep studies rated tops for 2020.


Dr. Keith Joiner, MD MPH, named Director for Scholarly Project

Dr. Joiner is Professor of Medicine, Economics, Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Public Health at the University of Arizona.


UArizona Researchers Develop Smartphone-Based COVID-19 Test

The new test aims to combine the speed of existing nasal swab antigen tests with the high accuracy of nasal swab PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, tests.


Initiative Gives Rural EMS Responders 24-hour Access to Emergency Medicine Physicians

The Arizona Rural EMS Advanced Telemedicine Demonstration Initiative will improve patient outcomes by expanding EMS access to potentially lifesaving care.


New OB-GYN Chair Appointed by UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Dr. Chaur-Dong Hsu brings research and clinical expertise from prior leadership posts to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson Names New Anesthesiology Chair

Dr. Kathryn Glas brings clinical and academic expertise in cardiothoracic anesthesiology to the University of Arizona Health Sciences.


Connecting with Dean Abecassis: Reflecting on a First Year

After one year on the job, Dr. Michael Abecassis reflects on progress and shares his vision for the College of Medicine – Tucson.


Statewide Antibody Testing Initiative Reaches Milestone, Expects Vaccine-Related Increase in Registrations

The antibody test developed at the UArizona Health Sciences can be used to confirm a positive antibody response after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.


Trauma Experts Aim to Reduce Deaths by Providing Blood-Clotting Agent

A study found that tranexamic acid, commonly used in cardiac surgery to help stop bleeding, improved the odds of survival for some trauma patients.


People and Programs on the Move at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson

AIDS women’s health award to Dr. Liz Connick; Liver Institute wins CDC designation; Dr. Julie Bauman co-chairs cancer prevention committee.


Rapid Care Guidelines for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Improve Survival

An evaluation of emergency medicine guidelines showed proper care on the scene of a brain injury is critical to survival and ongoing brain health.


COVID-19 Dominates Top 10 UArizona Health Sciences News Stories of 2020

Antibody tests, groundbreaking research and community outreach are a few of the ways the University of Arizona Health Sciences met the test of a pandemic.


What You Need to Know About Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine

University of Arizona Health Sciences immunobiologist Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya says the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, and he will take it when it becomes available.


'Freezer Farm' Ready to Store More Than 1.6M Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine at UArizona

With the first vaccine shipments expected soon, the ultracold storage facility could play an important role in the state's plan for vaccine distribution.


Guest Column: Student Inspired by Alzheimer’s Research

Greg Branigan is a first-generation MD/PhD student driven by research linking a breast cancer drug with Alzheimer’s prevention.


Building Bridges with Indigenous Communities: Stamets Gift Funds New Scholarship for Fellowship in Integrative Medicine

People with training in local and indigenous healing traditions or working in underserved communities can benefit from the new award.


Pages