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Statewide Antibody Testing Initiative Reaches Milestone, Expects Vaccine-Related Increase in Registrations The antibody test developed at the UArizona Health Sciences can be used to confirm a positive antibody response after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

People and Programs on the Move at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson AIDS women’s health award to Dr. Liz Connick; Liver Institute wins CDC designation; Dr. Julie Bauman co-chairs cancer prevention committee.

What You Need to Know About Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine University of Arizona Health Sciences immunobiologist Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya says the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, and he will take it when it becomes available.

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.

Catching Up with Our Research Stars

Joyce Hsin-Jung Wu, Microbiota Control Lung Th17 Cell Response and Plasticity Leading to Autoimmune Lung Disease, $1,776,972-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


December 7th, 2020 Virtual Campus Reentry News Conference

Drs. Bhattacharya and Worobey present


Inspiring Next Generation of Diverse STEM Professionals with Metals, Microbes and Music

Dr. Michael Johnson shared lessons of flexibility and creativity with budding STEM professionals during the 5th Annual NIGMS Director’s Early Career Investigator Lecture.


Health Sciences Research Team Creates New Way to Fight Autoimmune Diseases

Michael Kuhns, PhD, and Shio Kobayashi, PhD, a post-doctoral research fellow, study the basic science of T cell activation in the immune system, and they are using that knowledge to find potential


Genetically Engineered T Cells Could Lead to Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases UArizona Health Sciences immunobiologists have created a five-module chimeric antigen receptor T cell that is showing early potential to fight Type 1 diabetes.

A biomimetic five-module chimeric antigen receptor (5MCAR) designed to target and eliminate antigen-specific T cells

Shio Kobayashi, Martin A. Thelin, Heather L. Parrish, Neha R. Deshpande, Mark S. Lee, Alborz Karimzadeh, Monika A. Niewczas, Thomas Serwold, and Michael S. Kuhns


#BlackInImmunoWeek

Black in Immuno is a platform created by a collective of Black immunologists and allies aimed at amplifying, celebrating and supporting Black voices in immunology.


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 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.

Better Sleep Health May Make It Easier for Smokers to Quit Researchers are expanding research showing that creating good sleeping habits can help people quit smoking to focus on smokers who are HIV positive.

This is the latest news on COVID-19 antibodies and immunity

Researchers from the University of Arizona examined nearly antibodies samples from nearly 6,000 people to find that immunity can last for at least five months.


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.

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.

Swish, Gargle, Repeat: UArizona Researcher Explores Mouth Rinse Test as Alternative to COVID-19 Nasal Swab A new diagnostic test for coronavirus relies on gargling with saltwater instead of using a nasal swab. Initial results have been encouraging, UArizona virology expert Dr. Michael Worobey says.

UArizona Plans for Holidays, Spring Semester Amid National COVID-19 Spike The university is currently allowing courses of up to 50 students to meet on campus. After Thanksgiving, all courses will transition to being fully online.

‘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.

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