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Immune System Changes May Cause High Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women 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 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.

Bear Down for Health: Sport and Science in the Era of COVID-19

This unique panel discussion online program featured experts Daniel Derksen, MD, and Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD, from University of Arizona Health Sciences along with UArizona Vice President fo


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.

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.

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.

2020 NIGMS Director's Early Career Investigator Lecture

Microbes, Metals, Music, and Lessons in Disproving Your Hypothesis​-Michael D. L.


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.

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

Wonder at Home

Drs. Johnson & Nikolich - "Wonder at Home | Staying Informed: COVID-19 Antibody Testing & Immune System Support“ 


Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates

Rather than see productivity plummet with undergraduates out of the lab, Franz, Michael Johnson, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, and other researchers have pivoted to focus on renewi


UArizona Health Sciences Researcher Seeks Safer, More Effective Leukemia Treatment Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis is studying a new chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who undergo a particular type of bone marrow transplant procedure.

Felicia Goodrum Nominated for Prestigious NIH Award

Dr. Felicia Goodrum, professor of immunobiology and member of the BIO5 Institute, has been nominated as the recipient of a NIH award 


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