Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya
Do vaccines work against omicron? Lab studies are coming, but won't tell whole story.

Lab findings will be among the first tangible results on the omicron variant, but they'll just be one part of the puzzle.

Dr. Michael Kuhns
Improving Health and Wellness Begins with Basic Science

A key contingent at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, basic scientists are undaunted by setbacks, a critical trait for making discoveries.

Researchers See Benefit to Immune System Following Infection

New research uncovered a way by which infections boost the production and function of naïve T cells, the body’s first line of defense against disease.

Researchers to Study Long COVID as Part of NIH Collaborative

The NIH RECOVER Initiative aims to identify risks contributing to post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and approaches for treatment and prevention.

Nikolich-Žugich Named Gerontologist of the Year

The Arizona Geriatrics Society honored Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD, as the 2021 Gerontologist of the Year at its Annual Fall Symposium.

Founders Day Lecture Hororing Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich
Founders Day Lecture Hororing Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich

The 43rd annual Founders Day Lecture will honor Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD. Presenting "Dotting the I's (Immunity) & Crossing the T's (Cells)" lecture to start at 5:15pm on Wednseday, November 17th. The Founders Day lectureship was established in 1979 to commemorate the founding of the College and to recognize and honor UArizona College of Medicine - Tucson faculty for their scientific accomplishments.

Dr. Michael Johnson
Dr. Michael Johnson honored with William A. Hinton Award

The American Society of Microbiologists (ASM) has honored Michael D.L. Johnson, PhD, with its William A. Hinton Award for Advancement of a Diverse Community of Microbiologists for his creation of the National Summer Undergraduate Research Project (NSURP). “I’m very honored,” Dr. Johnson said. “Doing the summer program was definitely not one of those things you do to get an award. It’s more something you do to help the community at large.

David Harris, PhD, MS
Dr. David Harris Honored for Role in COVID-19 Response

David Harris, PhD, MS, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson professor of immunobiology and director of the UArizona Health Sciences Biorepository, has received a 2021 Leader of the Year award in the COVID-19 Response & Management category from the Arizona Capitol Times.

Infection and Inflammation as Drivers of Aging (IIDA)
Congratulations 2021-2022 IIDA T32 Awardees

The Immunobiology department is delighted to recognize and congratulate the 2021-2022 Infection and Inflammation as Drivers of Aging (IIDA) Training Grant Awardees.

Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich
Dr. Nikolich-Žugich Named Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year

Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD, department head and professor of Immunobiology, co-director of the Arizona Center on Aging and member of the BIO5 Institute, has been named the 2021 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year by the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) for his work on aging, immunology, and COVID-19 testing and prevention.

Congratulations Dr. Bhattacharya for receiving the 2021 COM-T Faculty Excellence – Basic and Translational Investigator Award

We would like to congratulate Dr. Bhattacharya for receiving the 2021 COM-T Faculty Excellence – Basic and Translational Investigator Award!

COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Infection Severity, Length, Viral Load

Real-world data from the AZ HEROES study show COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections, and when breakthrough infections do occur, the level of infection and impact of the disease are significantly reduced.

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education Welcomes First Class

The UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson has accepted six high school graduates in a new program that reduces the time to a medical degree to seven years.

Pediatrics Expert Addresses Parents’ Vaccine Questions

A College of Medicine – Tucson assistant professor of pediatrics answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and the risk of side effects in children.

NIH Grant To Fund Medical Scientist Training Program

The Medical Scientist Training Program is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research.

New Degree to Prepare Students for Health Care Careers

A new Bachelor of Science in Medicine expands opportunities for students to pursue jobs in health care, where demand for trained professionals is rising.

Congratulations to Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya on being promoted to the title of Professor (with Tenure) in the IMB department

Congratulations to Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya on being promoted to the title of Professor (with Tenure) in the IMB department. This is the highest academic rank, and Dr.

Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference To Focus On Mental Health and Resiliency

Jordan Karp, MD, an expert on mental health in the aging population, will deliver the keynote address at the Arizona Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference.

College of Medicine – Tucson Hosts Virtual Research Day

Data blitzes, spotlight talks and special session on diversity, equity and inclusion highlight the second annual event that is free and open to the public.

Future of Healthcare Panel Discussion To Focus on Pandemic

Experts will discuss what has been learned from the coronavirus pandemic and how this knowledge can be used to build a healthier future.