UAHS News Archive

Training Award for UArizona Health Sciences Addiction Medicine Fellowship to Help Combat Opioid Crises, Assist Underserved Communities

Sep 17, 2020

The Addiction Medicine Fellowship program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will use a $1.4 million federal grant to increase its training capacity, help combat Arizona’s opioid epidemic and increase services to rural and underserved communities across the state.


Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union Tracks Virus Strains in State

Sep 16, 2020

Molecular clock analysis showed no widespread community distribution of the highly contagious coronavirus disease in Arizona until mid-February.


UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Prepare First Potential Drug Therapy for Vascular Dementia for Clinical Trials

Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Meredith Hay won a $5.7 million grant for clinical trials on a novel peptide therapy that, if successful, would be the first drug to treat vascular dementia – the second most common form of dementia.


UArizona, County Issue Shelter-in-Place Recommendation for Students

Sep 15, 2020

UArizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins said the university expected to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, but it has become too much, necessitating a shelter-in-place recommendation similar to what the state faced in the spring.


UArizona Cancer Center Honored with 2020 Innovator Award

Sep 14, 2020

Efforts to keep patients safe in the time of COVID-19 led to significant savings and innovation in chemotherapy delivery and earned University of Arizona Health Sciences center national recognition.


How Coronavirus Took Hold in North America and Europe

Sep 14, 2020

Early interventions were effective at stamping out coronavirus infections, but subsequent, poorly monitored travel allowed the virus to ignite major outbreaks in Europe and North America, according to a new study.


Internationally Recognized Radiologist Named UArizona Chair of Medical Imaging

Sep 14, 2020

Joining the University of Arizona Health Sciences in October, Dr. Geoffrey Rubin holds six U.S. patents for medical image analysis and is past chairman of radiology at Duke University School of Medicine.


COVID-19 Highlighted Longstanding Problems in Nursing Homes, UArizona Expert Says

Sep 14, 2020

Tara Sklar, a health law and policy expert on caring for older adults, talks about recommendations she made to federal, state and local governments to address COVID-19’s spread through American nursing homes.


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

Sep 11, 2020

Dr. Theresa Dr. Cullen, director of the Pima County Health Department, said the county, university and other partners are working together on a “layered approach” to COVID-19 mitigation.


UArizona to Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing

Sep 11, 2020

The university will conduct 5,000 COVID-19 tests per week as part of continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus.


Enzyme May Be Key to Unlocking Treatment for Cancer, Diabetes, UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Says

Sep 11, 2020

Dr. James Galligan and his University of Arizona College of Pharmacy research team found inhibiting glyoxalase-II enzyme results in slower cell growth, which may help limit disease progression.


New Guided Imagery App from UArizona Nursing Researcher to Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety of Social Isolation in Pandemic

Sep 10, 2020

Dr. Judith Gordon’s research team develops “See Me Serene” project with BIO5 Institute seed funding. Now available free via the App Store and Google Play, it aims to aid people’s mental and physical health.


Green Light Therapy Shown to Reduce Migraine Frequency, Intensity

Sep 9, 2020

A study by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers found that green light therapy resulted in about a 60% reduction in the pain intensity of the headache phase and number of days per month people experienced migraine headaches.


Paper Towels vs. Air Hand Dryers: UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Evaluate Effectiveness of Both Hand-Drying Methods

Sep 8, 2020

A review of research studies on the hygienic benefits of hand-drying methods compared paper towels to electric warm-air hand dryers. The results found neither method has a clear hygienic advantage.


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

Sep 8, 2020

Dr. Fayez K. Ghishan, director of the Steele Children’s Research Center, will hold the Fayez K. Ghishan, MD, PANDA Endowed Directorship.


‘Discovering New Medicines’ Summit Unites Experts from UArizona Health Sciences, Pharma to Advance Research and Commercialization

Sep 2, 2020

Arizona Center for Drug Discovery and University of Arizona Cancer Center host Sept. 15 virtual summit to discuss new innovations in drug discovery to benefit citizens throughout the state and more.


FDA Authorizes Use of UArizona COVID-19 Antibody Test; Testing Expanded to All Arizonans Age 18 and Older

Sep 2, 2020

The antibody test determines who has been exposed to and developed an immune response against COVID-19.


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

Aug 27, 2020

UArizona Athletics Dave Heeke and Drs. Daniel Derksen and Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will headline this unique livestream presentation of the Arthritis Center’s annual educational fundraiser.


Breast Cancer Therapy Associated with Reduced Risk of Neurodegenerative Disease in Women

Aug 24, 2020

A University of Arizona Health Sciences cohort study of more than 50,000 menopausal women showed significant decrease in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.


Three New Cardiologists Broaden UArizona Health Sciences, Banner – University Medicine Breadth of Services in Tucson

Aug 20, 2020

Drs. Arka Chatterjee, Talal Moukabary and Madhan Sundaram bring significant expertise in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology to the Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medicine Tucson.


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