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UArizona, State Expand COVID-19 Antibody Test Eligibility, Launch $7.7M Study on Immunity

A free statewide COVID-19 antibody testing program expands to 15 categories of essential workers at high risk of exposure, in concert with a $7.7 million UArizona study to better understand immunity.


Nationally Recognized Geriatric Psychiatrist Appointed UArizona Chair of Psychiatry

Dr. Jordan Karp, an expert in geriatric psychiatry, depression treatment and suicide prevention, is named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UArizona Portable Device May Bring Change to Standard of Care for Skin Cancer

With development of a handheld confocal microscopes, researchers at the University of Arizona Health Sciences want to make existing technology more affordable and accessible to a larger number of patients.


$2.58M in Federal Funds Allow UArizona to Study Poorly Understood Fungal Asthma

Dr. Yin Chen and a University of Arizona Health Sciences research team hope to alleviate unmet medical need for this form of asthma that affects nearly a third of all asthma patients worldwide.


UArizona COVID-19 Webinars to Help Recognize, Resolve Isolation’s Impact on Mental Health

University of Arizona Psychiatry faculty members will discuss challenges of confinement, share resources and tips, and give guidance on when to seek professional help at two free upcoming webinars.


UArizona Public Health Researchers Weigh in on the Best (and Worst) Materials for Masks

Researchers study the effectiveness of different materials for homemade facemasks to provide guidance for the public.


Older Adults Share Fewer Memories as They Age

University of Arizona researchers used the EAR app to “eavesdrop” on older adult conversations.


Dr. Joann Sweasy Named Director of University of Arizona Cancer Center

In addition, Dr. Sweasy will serve as UArizona chief adviser on cancer-related matters and principal investigator of the National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant.


One Small Molecule, Potential Giant Step to Improve Cognitive Function

A $6.1 million study led by Dr. Kathleen Rodgers at the UArizona Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science will test novel small molecules to improve the lives of Alzheimer’s patients.


UArizona Cardiologist Receives ‘Escalator Award’ from Women as One International Organization

UArizona Sarver Heart Center physician-scientist Dr. Khadijah Breathett wins international career award she will use to advance her research on health disparities in cardiovascular disease.


Trading Pipets for Keyboards, UArizona’s KEYS Students Go Virtual for Summer Internship

The BIO5 KEYS Research Internship Program at the University of Arizona takes a new form this summer as 49 high school students engage in computational projects from the safety of their homes.


UArizona Testing App to Alert Students, Employees Exposed to COVID-19

COVID Watch sends exposure alerts without having to collect any personally identifying information from users, protecting their anonymity.


Precautions in Place as UArizona Student-Athletes Return to Campus

Under the watchful eyes of medical professionals and strength and conditioning coaches, the Arizona Wildcats football team began voluntary summer workouts this week.


Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton Among New Regents Professors Named at UArizona

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, director, University of Arizona Center for Innovation in Brain Science, was among five new Regents Professors announced by the Arizona Board of Regents.


UArizona Earns Strong Marks in Two International Rankings

The University of Arizona was named one of the top 30 public universities in the United States by the Center for World University Rankings and QS.


UArizona Climbs to 39th in Top 100 Universities Worldwide with U.S. Utility Patents

The University of Arizona ranks No. 39 among the top 100 universities globally with the most U.S. patents granted for inventions in 2019 – with the Health Sciences making up a large part of that.


UArizona Awarded $2.4M to Study Stress and Resilience in Vulnerable Latino Populations

The federal funding will allow researchers to develop programs that weigh cultural factors to promote better health outcomes in communities with high-poverty Latino populations in Yuma County, Ariz.


UArizona Researchers Assess Mental Health Impact of Insomnia, Loneliness and COVID-19

A team of University of Arizona researchers says loneliness and insomnia triggered by fears of COVID-19 may be driving an increase in thoughts of suicide.


Dr. Nancy Sweitzer to Co-Direct UArizona Health Sciences Clinical Translational Sciences Graduate Program

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center director will co-lead the innovative program with Dr. Ronald Hammer to match students with faculty mentors to train in research design and methodology, biostatistics and responsible conduct of research relevant to human health and disease.


UArizona Telemedicine Program Receives Key Federal Funds to Help Communities Combat COVID-19

The Arizona Telemedicine Program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences has been awarded $828,000 in federal funds to help communities expand telehealth programs during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


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