A Research Scientist, Doing the Heavy Lifting
Release Date: Oct 8 2020

Andrea Jeffers Wellington was featured in a scientist spotlight about her work in a research lab at the University of Arizona that studies diabetic retinopathy, hopeful that this work will ultimately lead to solutions that will help prevent sight-threatening damage.

UArizona Prepares to Offer More In-Person Classes
Release Date: Oct 6 2020

On Oct. 12, the university hopes to resume in-person instruction for classes of 30 or fewer students that were designated in-person or flex in-person courses at the time of registration.

Immune System Changes May Cause High Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women
Release Date: Sep 30 2020

A new study finds menopause-induced changes to protective immune cells may add to a spike in high blood pressure in postmenopausal women – findings with implications for sex differences in COVID-19 responses.

UArizona Sees Improvement in COVID-19 Numbers, Compliance
Release Date: Sep 29 2020

The number of positive test results on campus decreased following a 14-day shelter-in-place recommendation.

Health Sciences Exceeds $200M in Research Funding for First Time, Boosted by COVID-19 Collaborations
Release Date: Sep 24 2020

University of Arizona Health Sciences passes $200 million milestone in research funding in fiscal year 2020, addressing some of the world’s most challenging health conditions, including COVID-19.

Future Primary Care Physicians Grateful for Full-Tuition Scholarship, Excited to Serve their Communities
Release Date: Sep 23 2020

Sixteen first-year students are among 32 new PCP Scholarship recipients this academic year at the UArizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix – both schools still have scholarships available.

University to Continue Holding Only ‘Essential Courses’ in Person Through Oct. 2
Release Date: Sep 22 2020

While the campus has seen a spike in cases over the last few weeks, Friday’s positivity rate was down from last week, and no new students were admitted to isolation housing over the weekend.

Dr. Monica Kraft to Lead All of Us Research Program at UArizona and Banner Health
Release Date: Sep 22 2020

Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to collect and study data from at least 1 million people in the United States.

Researchers Prepare First Potential Drug Therapy for Vascular Dementia for Clinical Trials
Release Date: 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
Release Date: 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.

University, County Work Together at ‘Critical Time’ for COVID-19 Mitigation
Release Date: 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
Release Date: 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.

FDA Authorizes Use of UArizona COVID-19 Antibody Test; Testing Expanded to All Arizonans Age 18 and Older
Release Date: Sep 2 2020

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

UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App
Release Date: Aug 20 2020

UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App

People and Programs ‘On The Move’ at UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Release Date: Jul 24 2020

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 Expand COVID-19 Antibody Test Eligibility, Launch $7.7M Study on Immunity
Release Date: Jul 22 2020

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.

Pandemic Provides Unique Learning Experience for Journalism Students
Release Date: Jun 24 2020

The pandemic presented a once-in-a-career opportunity for UArizona student journalists, including Amit Syal, physiology major and the Wildcat's assistant news editor and health and science reporter.

UArizona Names Surgeon General Carmona to Lead Campus Reentry Plan
Release Date: May 27 2020

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 Researchers Investigate How COVID-19 Impacts the Brain
Release Date: May 15 2020

COVID-19’s impact on the respiratory system is well-documented, but what does it do to the brain? University of Arizona researchers hope to answer that question by studying people who had the disease.

Physiology Undergraduates receive UArizona Freeman Award
Release Date: May 14 2020

Congratulations to Physiology Seniors, Marcos Gomez Ambriz and Ahmad B. Shahin, on being selected 2020 Freeman Award Winners.

Dr. Rankin and Dr. Stanescu Receive Prestigious UArizona Teaching Awards
Release Date: May 14 2020

Associate Professor Lucinda (Cindy) Rankin, PhD, received the 2020 Maria Teresa Velez Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Award. Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Director Claudia Stanescu, PhD, was awarded the College of Medicine – Tucson Dean's list for Excellence in Teaching Award.

PSIO Instructor Davina Dobbins Selected for Leadership Award
Release Date: May 13 2020

Davina Dobbins, a member of the UArizona Department of Physiology teaching staff, receives the Outstanding Graduate/Professional Student Leadership Award.

Physiology Professor Among UArizona Researchers Pivoting to Tackle COVID-19
Release Date: Apr 29 2020

Scott Boitano, PhD, professor of physiology, is among 13 teams of UArizona researchers to jump-start projects to fight COVID-19, thanks to seed funding through the BIO5 institute.

Dr. Ann Baldwin Publishes Book on Reiki in Clinical Practice
Release Date: Apr 22 2020

Ann Linda Baldwin, PhD, professor of physiology at the University of Arizona, has published the book, "Reiki in Clinical Practice: A Science-based Guide," in which she hopes to bridge the gap between energy healing and quantitative scientific inquiry.

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson Students Given Option for Early Graduation in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Release Date: Mar 30 2020

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.