UArizona, State of Arizona to Expand COVID-19 Antibody Testing Statewide


The University of Arizona – State of Arizona antibody testing initiative will include 31 sites across the state as it expands to all 15 counties.

Sarver Heart Center Celebrates Young Investigator's Graduation and Research Success


Already nationally accomplished with completion of a Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellowship and articles published in prestigious journals, such as Circulation Research, Giuliana Repetti, MD, will continue her stellar medial training as an internal medicine resident at the prestigious UCLA ProSTAR Physician-Scientist Training Program.

UArizona Health Sciences Colleges Create New Ways to Celebrate Graduates


The five Health Sciences colleges at the University of Arizona plan special ways to mark the rite-of-passage of earning a degree, despite COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home orders.

The Relationship Between Heart Disease and COVID-19


While the connection between COVID-19 and chronic conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke are known, doctors continue to sort out theories from data-substantiated information. Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer outlines what is known at this time.

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson to Celebrate ‘Virtual’ 2020 Convocation


On May 14, a total of 117 medical students from the University of Arizona in Tucson officially will become physicians and earn their Doctor of Medicine degrees.

Two UArizona Doctors Co-Author ASAIO Paper on Advanced Life Support for COVID-19 Patients


The paper, published in two medical journals last week, lays out best practice guidelines for patients in intensive care units requiring advanced life-saving therapies due to the novel coronavirus.

UArizona President to Have Blood Drawn for COVID-19 Antibody Testing


After his blood draw, Dr. Robert C. Robbins will announce plans for the university’s fall semester. Appointments for this first round of testing for 4,500 people in Pima County are filled. No walkups.

Leading the Compassionate Charge


During the COVID-19 era, Dr. Elizabeth Juneman writes about the compassionate charge heart failure specialists need to advance as they care for some of the most frail patients. Read her "On My Mind" column in Circulation: Heart Failure.

UArizona Regents Professor Submits Designs to DOD for Three Low-Cost Ventilator Prototypes – One Using a Basketball


Led by Regents Professor Dr. Marvin J. Slepian, a team from the University of Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Defense for three ventilator prototypes – including one using a basketball – that offer simple, low-cost designs featuring easily acquired materials that could be fabricated rapidly and used for full or partial ventilator support.

UArizona Medical Students Step Up to Help Health Care Professionals


More than 70 University of Arizona medical students are helping health care professionals during the COVID-19 crisis by volunteering to provide child care, pet care, grocery shopping and more.