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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.


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.


Cusanovich Lab develops new single-cell epigenomic assay and surveys gene regulation across human tissues in Science (November 12, 2020)

Work from Research Assistant Professor Darren Cusanovich, PhD's Laboratory in collaboration with his former colleagues at the University of Washington developed a new single-cell chromatin assay that can generate data on 100s of thousands or millions of cells at a time.


‘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.


People and Programs on the Move at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Two faculty members inducted to National Academy of Inventors, ‘Gut Group’ team wins $250,000 for gastrointestinal cancer research, Dr. Chalasani wins NCI team leadership award, and new physicians join as pediatrics, infectious disease specialists.


UArizona Health Sciences to Lead Statewide Outreach to Reduce Disparities in COVID-19 Research, Clinical Studies

The Arizona portion of an 11-state effort, funded by a $12 million federal award, to address the uneven impact of the pandemic on racial and ethnic minority communities will be led by the UArizona Health Sciences.


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