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Loneliness a Growing Mental Health Concern as Pandemic Continues

A six-month-long study found an increasing number of people, particularly those under stay-at-home orders, are experiencing high levels of loneliness.


Uncovering the Mind-Body Connection of Touch

Inspired by her work at an orphanage, Dr. Katalin Gothard aims to understand how the brain interprets the social, emotional and physical aspects of touch.


UArizona to Roll Out New COVID-19 Test, Enhanced Requirements in Spring

All students who plan to live on campus or attend in-person classes in the spring will be required to test weekly for COVID-19.


UArizona Health Sciences team takes T cell research to the next level

UArizona Health Sciences immunobiologists have created a five-module chimeric antigen receptor T cell that is showing early potential to fight Type 1 diabetes.


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

Among recent notices: Lifetime achievement award for Dr. Ron Weinstein; and Dr. Sam Keim elected to American Board of Emergency Medicine.


Better Sleep Health May Make It Easier for Smokers to Quit

Researchers are expanding research showing that creating good sleeping habits can help people quit smoking to focus on smokers who are HIV positive.


UArizona COVID-19 Testing up 34% in Pre-Holiday Blitz

At 7,541 administered from Nov. 9-13, the university’s COVID-19 testing, which continues through Nov. 25, is succeeding in goal to test large numbers of students before they head home for holidays.


In memoriam: Kenneth Hatch, MD

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Kenneth Hatch M.D., Professor Emeritus and former Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine – Tucson, passed away after a short illness on November 12, 2020.


‘Wellness Wednesdays: Celebrating Health & Holiday’ Series to Provide Encouragement, Sense of Community

Give yourself the gift of good health! The University of Arizona Health Sciences is offering an uplifting program to improve health and reduce stress.


Personalized Cancer Vaccine Clinical Trial to Expand Following Promising Early Results

A study investigating a personalized cancer vaccine has reported a 50% response rate for patients with head and neck cancer in its preliminary data.


Pharma Company Licenses UArizona Method for Treating Parkinson's Disease with Ketamine

In pre-clinical studies, researchers found that low-dose ketamine infusions can improve pain, depression and levodopa-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson's patients.


UArizona/Banner Offer Urology Services at Cortaro Road Primary Care Clinic

University of Arizona Department of Urology faculty member Dr. Sunchin Kim and general urology nurse practitioner Cara Whittingham will provide patient care at the Cortaro Road Banner clinic in Tucson.


UArizona Plans for Holidays, Spring Semester Amid National COVID-19 Spike

The university is currently allowing courses of up to 50 students to meet on campus. After Thanksgiving, all courses will transition to being fully online.


Lung Ultrasound Training to Help Rural Emergency Medicine Providers Diagnose COVID-19 Patients

The tele-ultrasound training program for lung point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) will enable rural emergency departments to more effectively identify and treat suspected COVID-19 patients.


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

Two faculty members inducted to National Academy of Inventors, ‘Gut Group’ team wins $250,000 for gastrointestinal cancer research, Dr. Chalasani wins NCI team leadership award, and new physicians join as pediatrics, infectious disease specialists.


Scientists Expand PET Imaging Options Through Simpler Chemistry

The University of Arizona has licensed new radio-labeling chemistry for PET contrast agents to startup TheraCea Pharma.


UArizona to Lead Statewide Outreach to Reduce Disparities in COVID-19 Research, Clinical Studies

The Arizona portion of an 11-state effort, funded by a $12 million federal award, to address the uneven impact of the pandemic on racial and ethnic minority communities will be led by the UArizona Health Sciences.


Swish, Gargle, Repeat: UArizona Researcher Explores Mouth Rinse Test as Alternative to COVID-19 Nasal Swab

A new diagnostic test for coronavirus relies on gargling with saltwater instead of using a nasal swab. Initial results have been encouraging, UArizona virology expert Dr. Michael Worobey says.


As Holidays Near, UArizona President Urges Campus to ‘Stay Focused’ on Public Health

The university remains in stage two of its reentry plan this week, with classes of up to 50 students given the option to meet on campus.


Children’s Cleft Lip and Palate Specialist Joins UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Banner – University Medicine

With UArizona faculty appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Jonathan Skirko will provide clinical care in advanced pediatric ear, nose and throat medicine at Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s.


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