Health

Photo courtesy of College of Medicine – Phoenix
March 30, 2020
In response to a growing need for physicians in the wake of COVID-19, the university's two medical schools are offering eligible students the option of graduating early. The move will allow students to begin working in a clinical setting by mid-April.
In response to a shortage of masks, researchers is working to design, 3D print and test masks for health care workers. Pictured is a mask prototype, fitted on a mannequin.
March 27, 2020
In response to a shortage of personal protective equipment for health care workers, a group of UArizona researchers is working to design, 3D print and test masks for Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.
Master of Fine Arts student Rachel Wilkins models one of the dual-layer masks that she and her fellow students are making. (Photo courtesy of the College of Fine Arts)
March 26, 2020
A group of students in the School of Theatre, Film and Television are putting their costume-making skills to good use by making masks to donate to healthcare workers, first responders and more.
March 25, 2020
Classes will remain online for the rest of the semester. Employees are encouraged to work from home. For the latest, visit the UArizona COVID-19 webpage, accessible from arizona.edu.
March 24, 2020
As millions of Americans continue to stay at home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, UArizona researchers say thoughtful design can help reduce stress and create calm.
Match Day typically draws hundreds of student and families. This year, amid COVID-19 concerns, the traditional ceremony was canceled, and students celebrated virtually or with small groups of family and friends instead. College of Medicine Tucson students Cazandra Zaragoza and Ivan Aispuro (holding T-shirts) celebrated with loved ones at a local park. (Photo: Kris Hanning/University of Arizona Health Sciences)
March 24, 2020
More than 200 students in the College of Medicine - Tucson and College of Medicine - Phoenix learned this week where they will do their residencies.
Working from a formula provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, university scientists produced 1,600 specimen collection kits this weekend.
March 23, 2020
University researchers are working to give public health authorities the ability to test widely for COVID-19 by producing more specimen collection kits.
Briggs Carhart, a master’s degree student in public health, helps the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center field the hundreds of daily calls they receive from people worried about the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: University of Arizona Health Sciences)
March 21, 2020
The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center is taking some of the load off health departments by answering the flood of phone calls from residents concerned about COVID-19.
A coronavirus comic for kids is one of the resources found in the toolkit. (Illustration: Malaka Gharib/NPR)
March 20, 2020
University of Arizona experts have compiled resources to help parents, teachers and administrators talk to kids during the global pandemic.

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