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UArizona President Outlines Fall Return to Campus

The university will offer four class formats and implement a range of safety measures on campus when the fall semester begins on Aug. 24 as scheduled with a mix of in-person and remote instruction.


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

Recent notices include appointments for curricular affairs, licensing, sleep medicine, research and student mental health, plus national awards for mentorship, diversity and pancreatic cancer studies.


UArizona, State of Arizona Expand Eligibility for COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Concert with $7.7M Study to Better Understand 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.


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.


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.


UArizona Names Surgeon General Carmona to Lead Campus Reentry Plan

University of Arizona president, Dr. Robert Robbins announced in April his plans to resume in-person classes Aug. 24, bringing back 45,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff for fall 2020.


UArizona, State of Arizona to Expand COVID-19 Antibody Testing Statewide

The University of Arizona – State of Arizona antibody testing initiative will include 31 sites across the state as it expands to all 15 counties.


New Safeguards and Procedures Allow Cancer Care, Research to Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic

UArizona Cancer Center, Banner – University Medicine continue state-of-the-art cancer care and cutting-edge clinical research during COVID-19 pandemic since “Cancer doesn’t sleep, so neither can we.”


UArizona Researchers Pivot to Tackle COVID-19, Splitting More Than $500,000 in Funding

Thirteen research teams will address various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic with financial support from rapid-turnaround seed grants supplied through funding from the state and University of Arizona BIO5 Institute.


UArizona Medical Students Rally to Help Tucson’s Homeless Amid Pandemic

Concerned about how the pandemic will impact the homeless population, University of Arizona Health Sciences students are screening Tucson’s homeless for symptoms of COVID-19.


UArizona Medical Students Step Up to Help Health Care Professionals

More than 70 University of Arizona medical students are helping health care professionals during the COVID-19 crisis by volunteering to provide child care, pet care, grocery shopping and more.


UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson Students Given Option for Early Graduation in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

In coordination with the University of Arizona and College of Medicine – Phoenix, the College of Medicine — Tucson is offering early graduation to the Class of 2020. This option is for qualified students who wish to serve as new physicians to meet the unprecedented health needs that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Aspiring Physicians Celebrate Match Day, Residency Results

One-third of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2020 will remain in Arizona to practice medicine and pursue their residency training. Nearly 50 percent of the class will pursue primary care — a physician specialty that is critically low in Arizona and the nation.


Sarver Heart Center Cancels Green Valley Lecture on Heart Rhythm Disorders, March 19

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has canceled its Green Valley Lecture scheduled 10 a.m., Thursday, March 19.


UArizona Restructures ‘Match Day’ in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Match Day Ceremony hosted by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has been canceled out of caution for student and employee welfare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, graduating medical students will celebrate in small groups and pick up envelopes that detail where they will begin their careers as physicians.


UArizona Cancer Center Appoints Dr. Babiker to Leadership Position

Dr. Hani Babiker, assistant director of early-phase therapeutics and director of phase I clinical trials, is overseeing the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s early-phase clinical trials, seeking to identify novel drugs and treatments for better cancer care.


Role of Medications, Technology in Heart Rhythm Disorders Topic of Green Valley Lecture, March 19

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center continues its 2020 Green Valley Lecture Series with a focus on heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Peter Ott will speak on the most common arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation.


Aspiring Doctors to Learn their Future at Match Day Ceremony

On Friday, March 20, medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will tear open envelopes simultaneously revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is considered the most exciting day of medical school.


Stopping Stroke in its Tracks: Symptoms, Treatments Topic of UArizona Lecture in Green Valley, Feb. 20

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center continues its 2020 Green Valley Lecture Series with a focus on stroke, how it affects health and treatment options to reverse stroke symptoms.


UArizona College of Pharmacy Feb. 21 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Opening of Skaggs Addition

The $26-million expansion includes new chemistry laboratory space that will be used for drug discovery and development and research in the areas of pharmaceutics, pharmacogenomics and pharmacology.


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