Newest Primary Care Physician Scholars Announced

A new class of 23 medical students received full-tuition scholarships to the UArizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix.

Training Program to Support Families Affected by Opioid Use Disorders

The Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center will oversee the first peer support experiential learning and apprenticeship program in rural Arizona.

Researchers To Study Impact of Nurse Cannabis and Substance Use on Patient Care

A new study led by the University of Arizona College of Nursing will examine the prevalence of cannabis and other substance use in nurses who may work through significant pain and be at risk for substance abuse.

Faculty and Departments Honored with Faculty Excellence Awards

Meet the recipients of the 2021 College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty Excellence Awards

Dr. Benjamin Lee Named Chair of Department of Urology

Dr. Lee will continue leading the department after increasing faculty, clinical visits, surgical procedures and research over the last five years.

Study Will Test Treatments for Concussion-related Headache

Researchers are studying existing therapies and those in clinical trials to pinpoint the most effective medications for concussion-related headaches.

Mild COVID-19 Infections Can Still Cause Long-term Symptoms

Data from a University of Arizona Health Sciences longitudinal study on COVID-19 shows that 67% of people with mild or moderate COVID-19 infection develop long COVID, with symptoms that last more than 30 days after a positive test.

Clinical Trial to Study a Breathing Exercise for Sleep Apnea

A new clinical trial will assess the impact of inspiratory muscle training on blood pressure in adults with obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension.

New Program to Boost Rural Behavioral Health Care Workforce

A new program will train psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner students and psychology interns in real-world integrated health care settings.

College of Medicine – Tucson Med Students to Get White Coats

Medical students, 120 each in the Class of 2025 and Class of 2024, will receive the frocks of their future profession at Centennial Hall events.

The Entourage Effect: Cannabis Terpenes and Pain Relief

Researchers in the Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center have found that terpenes mimic cannabinoids and produce similar pain-relieving effects.

Study Seeks to Keep Newly Quit Smokers from Relapsing

A UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson study aims to reduce relapse rates of recently quit smokers by training them to help others quit smoking.

COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Infection Severity, Length, Viral Load

Real-world data from the AZ HEROES study show COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections, and when breakthrough infections do occur, the level of infection and impact of the disease are significantly reduced.

Cancer Response to Tumor Stiffness May Predict Metastasis

A score that quantifies the changes that make breast cancer cells more aggressive could help identify patients at risk for bone metastasis.

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education Welcomes First Class

The UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson has accepted six high school graduates in a new program that reduces the time to a medical degree to seven years.

Walmart Gives Day Supports Sarver Heart Center Outreach

Walmart awards $20,000 to UArizona Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Program/Community Coalition for Heart Health Education on National Day of Giving.

Pediatrics Expert Addresses Parents’ Vaccine Questions

A College of Medicine – Tucson assistant professor of pediatrics answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and the risk of side effects in children.

NIH Grant To Fund Medical Scientist Training Program

The Medical Scientist Training Program is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research.

New Degree to Prepare Students for Health Care Careers

A new Bachelor of Science in Medicine expands opportunities for students to pursue jobs in health care, where demand for trained professionals is rising.

Hall Award Honors Outstanding Residents in Cardiac Care Unit

Internal medicine residents, Colin Anderson, MD, and Samantha Russell, MD, selected as the Hall awardees for Outstanding House Officer in the Cardiac Care Unit.