COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Adolescents in Real-World Study

Data from the ongoing AZ HEROES study found that the COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective at preventing infection in Arizona teens.

COVID-19, Cannabis and Valley Fever Lead Coverage in 2021

COVID-19 dominated coverage but research by faculty, staff and students continued to advance health care and make headlines around the world.

New Family and Community Medicine Chair Named

A fellow of the American Academy of Physicians, Kristen Rundell, MD, joins the college from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Bacterial Extracts Could Prevent COVID-19, Study Finds

Bacterial lysate OM-85 blocked SARS-CoV-2 infection by decreasing the coronavirus's ability to bind to the lung cell surface receptor ACE2, research found.

Study Examines Why Asthma Reduces Severity of COVID-19

A research team will study how to better control severe asthma and determine why sufferers are less likely to contract COVID-19, influenza and rhinovirus.

Three UArizona Faculty Members Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Terry Matsunaga, PhD, of the College of Medicine – Tucson, was recognized for his technological contributions to diagnosing problems in the heart.

Researchers See Benefit to Immune System Following Infection

New research uncovered a way by which infections boost the production and function of naïve T cells, the body’s first line of defense against disease.

Valley Fever Center for Excellence Promotes Awareness of Disease that Affects Tens of Thousands of Arizonans

A recent survey shows a significant number of insurance providers cover diagnostic lab tests for Valley fever, according to researchers.

Researchers to Study Long COVID as Part of NIH Collaborative

The NIH RECOVER Initiative aims to identify risks contributing to post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and approaches for treatment and prevention.

New Center to Address Native American Disability Challenges

The Native Center for Disabilities aims to improve disability services and employment access for Native youth and adults with disabilities.

Cullen Named College of Medicine – Tucson Alumni of the Year

Theresa Cullen, MD, also with 27 years at the Indian Health Service, VA and U.S. Public Health Service, hopes to inspire others to a “life of service.”

New Compound Provides Innovative Pain Relief

Researchers targeted a common sodium ion channel to reverse pain and saw positive results that could lead to a non-addictive solution to treat pain.

Breast Cancer Treatment Disparities Exist Among Native Women

Native and Indigenous women had a higher percentage of mastectomy and a lower percentage of lumpectomy compared with white women.

Vascular Surgeon to Study Brain Blood Flow and Alzheimer’s

Researchers hope that finding a connection between carotid disease and Alzheimer’s could provide a new pathway for preventing dementia.

Nikolich-Žugich Named Gerontologist of the Year

The Arizona Geriatrics Society honored Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD, as the 2021 Gerontologist of the Year at its Annual Fall Symposium.

College of Medicine –Tucson Announces New Surgery Chair

Geoffrey Gurtner, MD, will join the College of Medicine – Tucson in January 2022 as head of the Department of Surgery.

Study Shows Vaccine Protects Dogs Against Valley Fever

A team led by Valley Fever Center for Excellence researchers successfully tested a vaccine for dogs, with two doses providing high levels of protection.

UArizona Sarver Heart Center Welcomes New Faculty

Faculty have expertise in interventional cardiology, structural heart disease, advanced heart disease, transplant cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery.

Researchers Identify Mechanism for Slowing Cancer Growth

A newly discovered mechanism for controlling blood vessel growth in tumors points to possible strategies for developing new therapeutic interventions to overcome drug resistance.