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COVID-19 Dominates Top 10 UArizona Health Sciences News Stories of 2020

Antibody tests, groundbreaking research and community outreach are a few of the ways the University of Arizona Health Sciences met the test of a pandemic.


UArizona Welcomes More Students to Campus

The university will expand in-person instruction with half the semester left to go, bringing about 1,500 more students to campus a week.


UArizona COVID-19 Testing up 34% in Pre-Holiday Blitz

At 7,541 administered from Nov. 9-13, the university’s COVID-19 testing, which continues through Nov. 25, is succeeding in goal to test large numbers of students before they head home for holidays.


UArizona Increases In-Person Instruction, Cancels Spring Break

The university also will conduct a testing blitz prior to the Thanksgiving holiday in an effort to reduce travel-related spread of COVID-19.


Tohono O’odham Nation Commits $1M to UArizona to Combat COVID-19

The contribution will allow UArizona researchers to continue developing better, more efficient and effective tests for people across the state.


‘Wellness Wednesdays: Celebrating Health & Holiday’ Series to Provide Encouragement, Sense of Community

Give yourself the gift of good health! The University of Arizona Health Sciences is offering an uplifting program to improve health and reduce stress.


UArizona Health Sciences to Lead Statewide Outreach to Reduce Disparities in COVID-19 Research, Clinical Studies

The Arizona portion of an 11-state effort, funded by a $12 million federal award, to address the uneven impact of the pandemic on racial and ethnic minority communities will be led by the UArizona Health Sciences.


UArizona Prepares to Offer More In-Person Classes

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.


UArizona Sees Improvement in COVID-19 Numbers, Compliance

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


UArizona Health Sciences Exceeds $200M in Research Funding for First Time, Boosted by COVID-19 Collaborations

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

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.


Dr. Monica Kraft to Lead All of Us Research Program at UArizona and Banner Health

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.


University to Continue Holding Only ‘Essential Courses’ in Person Through Oct. 2

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.


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

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

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

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

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

UArizona and Covid Watch Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification App


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.


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