UArizona 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.

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.

Children, myocarditis and COVID-19


“The biggest problem with young people is that children get myocarditis at a particular rate. It’s a disease that affects kids. So when a kid shows up with myocarditis right now, it’s often really hard to tell if it’s myocarditis caused by COVID or myocarditis caused by something else,” said Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD. Parents need to focus on prevention - frequent hand washing, social distancing, and wearing a mask.

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.

UArizona Prepares to Offer More In-Person Classes


On Oct. 12, the university hopes to resume in-person instruction for classes of 30 or fewer students that were designated in-person or flex in-person courses at the time of registration.

Meds Mobile App to Provide Greater Autonomy for Older Adults with Hypertension


As more older adults use smartphones, College of Pharmacy researcher Dr. Jeannie Lee hopes to improve medication adherence and blood pressure rates with a management system in the palm of their hand.

Sarver Heart Center Welcomes 2 New Cardiologists


The new faculty cardiologists, Drs. Keng Pineda and Andrew Williams, bring expertise in interventional cardiology, cardiac imaging, cardio-oncology and sports cardiology to the University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner – University Medicine Tucson.

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.

Sarver Heart Center Members Share Expertise Nationally and Internationally


Learn where Sarver Heart Center members, including Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, Carol Gregorio, PhD, Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, Michael Grandner, PhD, have been sharing their expertise.