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UArizona Psychiatrists Combat Depression, Suicide Spike during COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19’s effects have extended beyond health and economic crises to a mental health one, resulting in more suicides. UArizona Psychiatry professors offer explanations and resources to help.


UArizona, State of Arizona to Expand COVID-19 Antibody Testing Statewide

The University of Arizona – State of Arizona antibody testing initiative will include 31 sites across the state as it expands to all 15 counties.


UArizona Researchers Investigate How COVID-19 Impacts the Brain

COVID-19’s impact on the respiratory system is well-documented, but what does it do to the brain? University of Arizona researchers hope to answer that question by studying people who had the disease.


UArizona Medical Students Distribute COVID-19 Awareness Posters in Spanish Near and Far

Four University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students, three of whom graduate this week, distribute posters in collaborative community effort.


Drs. Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes Host New Integrative Medicine Podcast

The ‘Body of Wonder’ podcast from the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine is recorded in Tucson and acquaints listeners with new ways to think about health and medicine.


UArizona Medical Student Selected for National Scholarship Supporting Physician Workforce Diversity

Aaron Bia, a member of the Navajo Nation set to graduate in May 2021, will receive one of 10 inaugural ElevateMeD Scholarships.


UArizona Health Sciences Colleges Create New Ways to Celebrate Graduates

The five Health Sciences colleges at the University of Arizona plan special ways to mark the rite-of-passage of earning a degree, despite COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home orders.


UArizona Mobile Health Unit Outreach to Spanish-Speakers Crucial Link in COVID-19 Battle

UArizona Cancer Center, Banner – University Medicine continue state-of-the-art cancer care and cutting-edge clinical research during COVID-19 pandemic since “Cancer doesn’t sleep, so neither can we.”


UArizona Researchers Identify Potential Pathway to Make Opioids Safer, More Effective

Researchers from the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson found that inhibiting heat shock protein 90 in the spinal cord enhanced effectiveness of opioid therapy and could decrease its side effects.


Two UArizona Doctors Co-Author ASAIO Paper on Advanced Life Support for COVID-19 Patients

The paper, published in two medical journals last week, lays out best practice guidelines for patients in intensive care units requiring advanced life-saving therapies due to the novel coronavirus.


Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton Featured at Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Virtual Event, May 6

The director of the UArizona Center for Innovation in Brain Science will be joined by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, host of this year’s fundraiser, and the ADDF director to discuss the latest research.


UArizona President to Have Blood Drawn for COVID-19 Antibody Testing

After his blood draw, Dr. Robert C. Robbins will announce plans for the university’s fall semester. Appointments for this first round of testing for 4,500 people in Pima County are filled. No walkups.


College of Medicine – Tucson to Celebrate Class of 2020 Convocation

On May 14, 117 medical students officially will become physicians and earn their Doctor of Medicine degrees.


UArizona Researchers Pivot to Tackle COVID-19, Splitting More Than $500,000 in Funding

Thirteen research teams will address various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic with financial support from rapid-turnaround seed grants supplied through funding from the state and University of Arizona BIO5 Institute.


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.


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