Alumni

Alumni News

UArizona Health Sciences Study Shows SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Provide Lasting Immunity

  TUCSON, Ariz. – One of the most significant questions about the novel coronavirus is whether people who are infected are immune from reinfection and, if so, for how long.  To determine the answer, University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers studied the production of antibodies from a sample of nearly 6,000 people and found immunity...


Future Primary Care Physicians Grateful for Full-Tuition Scholarship, Excited to Serve their Communities

  TUCSON, Ariz. – Earlier this year, the University of Arizona Health Sciences partnered with the State of Arizona to launch the UArizona Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program, which addresses two critical issues in health care: Arizona’s shortage of primary care physicians and the rising amount of debt for medical students. The program...


Green Light Therapy Shown to Reduce Migraine Frequency, Intensity

TUCSON, Ariz. – New research from the University of Arizona Health Sciences found that people who suffer from migraine may benefit from green light therapy, which was shown to reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches and improve patient quality of life. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraine is the third most prevalent...


University, County Work Together at ‘Critical Time’ for COVID-19 Mitigation

The University of Arizona continues to work in partnership with the county and city to slow the spread of COVID-19, President Robert C. Robbins, MD, said today in a briefing on the university’s reentry progress. Theresa Cullen, MD, director of the Pima County Health Department and an associate professor of family and community medicine in the...


UArizona Steele Children’s Research Center Announces $5M in Gifts Honoring Dr. Fayez K. Ghishan

TUCSON, Ariz. — In honor of the 25th anniversary of Fayez K. Ghishan, MD, as director of the Steele Children’s Research Center at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, members of the Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center have contributed $5 million to establish an endowment in his name. The endowment celebrates and...


2020 UArizona Arthritis Center ‘Bear Down for Health: Sport and Science in the Era of COVID-19’ Livestream, Sept. 16

NOTE TO WRITERS/EDITORS: Media are welcome to cover this event. Participants will be available for interviews in advance. To make arrangements, please contact Tracy Shake, UArizona Arthritis Center, shake@arthritis.arizona.edu. TUCSON, Ariz. – Building upon a long tradition of mutual support, the University of Arizona Arthritis Center once...


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Studies Statins for Stroke Therapy

  TUCSON, Ariz. — Every year in the United States, about 800,000 people experience a stroke. Many are left with neurological complications such as paralysis on one side of the body, speech and language problems, vision issues, behavioral changes, and memory loss. Researchers at the University of Arizona Health Sciences aim to reduce these...


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Seeks Safer, More Effective Leukemia Treatment

TUCSON, Ariz. – A potentially safer, more effective chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who need a particular bone marrow transplant procedure is under study at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. The procedure is known as a haploidentical (half-matched) bone marrow transplantation, or “haplo-...


Health Disparities in Advanced Heart Failure Treatment – Intersection of Race and Sex

TUCSON, Ariz. – Physicians revealed biases affecting women, particularly African American women, when evaluating heart failure patients for advanced heart disease therapies such as heart transplants and ventricular assist devices (VADs), according to recently published research led by the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona Health...


Constitution Has Answers for Balancing Health and Liberties Amid COVID-19, UArizona Experts Say

TUCSON, Ariz. – As COVID-19 affects every aspect of American life, it has also emerged as a politically polarizing issue, and measures to mitigate the disease’s spread have brought about debates on balancing public health and civil liberty. Three University of Arizona experts weighed in on how norms and values defined in the U.S. Constitution...


UArizona Reports Record Number of Startups for Fiscal Year 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. – Based on the innovations of world-class entrepreneurial researchers, the University of Arizona launched 19 startups in fiscal year 2020. Not only was this a record number of startups in a single year for the university, it also brings the total number of startups created through the work of Tech Launch Arizona – the office that...


People and Programs ‘On The Move’ at UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has announced significant new appointments, promotions, honors, awards and other notable items in recent weeks, including: Dr. Janet Corral Joins College as Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs Janet Corral, PhD, has joined the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson as the...


Nationally Recognized Geriatric Psychiatrist Appointed UArizona Chair of Psychiatry

TUCSON, Ariz. – Following a national search, Jordan Karp, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and medical director of digital strategies for behavioral health at Banner – University Medicine Tucson, effective Thursday, Oct. 1. Dr. Karp currently serves as a...


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

TUCSON, Ariz. – Humans are social creatures and the isolation caused by sheltering-in-place can impact our mental health. That’s very significant when you consider the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 36% of the U.S. population is experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression disorder as a result of social distancing and stay-at-...


Brian Panique Named Senior Director of Development

Brian Panique has been appointed the senior director of development at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, effective Wednesday, July 1. Panique holds more than 10 years of experience in fundraising, including supporting non-profit organizations such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  “Brian has a strong background in health care...


UArizona Physician, Med Student Biking across Midwest on Health Care ‘Listening Tour’ in Age of COVID-19

TUCSON, Ariz. – Paul Gordon, MD, MPH, professor, University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine in the College of Medicine – Tucson and Julia Liatti, a first-year medical student (and avid bicyclist), are embarking on a multi-state bicycle “listening tour” to hear what people in rural areas of the United States think about the U...


UArizona Medical Student Effort to Distribute COVID-19 Awareness Posters in Spanish Gains Supporters Near and Far

TUCSON, Ariz. – It was a simple plan: Design a few posters to underscore the importance of social distancing, handwashing and wearing masks in public during the COVID-19 pandemic – but in Spanish, where such literature was scarce. And spread them around areas where Latinos typically may shop. Now, the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson...


Drs. Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes Host New Integrative Medicine Podcast, ‘Body of Wonder’

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) at the University of Arizona announced the launch of a new podcast series, “Body of Wonder,” with four exciting episodes ready for listeners now. The show is recorded at the Tucson home of integrative medicine pioneer, Andrew Weil, MD, founding director of the center, and...


UArizona Medical Student Selected for National Scholarship Supporting Physician Workforce Diversity

TUCSON, Ariz. – Third-year medical student Aaron Bia is one of 10 students in the nation selected for the inaugural ElevateMeD Scholarship. As a recipient, Bia will receive $10,000 for each of his remaining years at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. ElevateMeD is a nonprofit organization committed to increasing physician...


UArizona President to Have Blood Drawn for COVID-19 Antibody Testing

TUCSON, Ariz. — University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins, MD, will be among the first group of general population members to have their blood drawn for the COVID-19 antibody test developed by UArizona researchers. The event will occur Thursday, April 30, 11 a.m. (PT) at the UArizona Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center, 640 N. National...


Pages