College of Medicine - Tucson

June 2, 2020
Researchers found that loneliness and anxiety-induced insomnia may have contributed to a spike in suicidal thoughts in the United States during April's wide lockdown period.
Research is being rapidly released about the virus that causes COVID-19, antibody detection and possible treatments.
June 1, 2020
The College of Medicine – Phoenix is helping evaluate the quality of the research being released rapidly about the virus that causes COVID-19.
David Duron (left) and John Streicher. (Photo: Noelle Haro-Gomez/University of Arizona Health Sciences)
May 5, 2020
Researchers found that inhibiting heat shock protein 90 in the spinal cord enhanced effectiveness of opioid therapy and could decrease its side effects. The findings suggest doctors may be able to prescribe less of drug, but patients would get the same level of pain relief with reduced side effects.
Dr. Marvin Slepian
May 4, 2020
A paper published in two medical journals last week offers guidelines for physicians treating coronavirus patients requiring advanced life-saving therapies.
Several UArizona research teams, including one co-led by Michael Johnson, assistant professor of immunobiology, will investigate novel COVID-19 treatments. (Photo: Nicole Swinteck/Department of Immunobiology)
April 28, 2020
Thirteen research teams will address various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic with financial support from a rapid-turnaround seed grants supplied through the BIO5 Institute and state funding. The grants amount to more than $500,000.
The antibody blood test can detect whether people have been exposed to and mounted an immune response to COVID-19. (Photo: Kris Hanning/University of Arizona Health Sciences)
April 27, 2020
The first phase of testing will include 3,000 health care workers and first responders in Pima County, as well as 1,500 members of the general public.
April 20, 2020
AZCOVIDTXT will allow people to report the health and wellness condition in their household on a weekly basis through brief surveys on their mobile phones.
Medical student Christian Bergman distributes breakfast to a homeless man. (Photo by Rick Kopstein/Biocommunications)
April 8, 2020
Students in the College of Medicine – Tucson are screening the local homeless population for COVID-19 symptoms, while also providing meals and supportive care.
Facing a statewide and national shortage of COVID-19 collection kits, UArizona researchers and volunteers have produced more than 1,650 kits and hope to produce 500 a day. (Photo: University of Arizona Health Sciences)
April 3, 2020
UArizona Health Sciences shipped 250 COVID-19 sample collection kits to the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, which has been particularly hard hit by the new coronavirus.

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