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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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