The tele-ultrasound training program for lung point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) will enable rural emergency departments to more effectively identify and treat suspected COVID-19 patients.
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.
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.
The contribution will allow UArizona researchers to continue developing better, more efficient and effective tests for people across the state.
The university also will conduct a testing blitz prior to the Thanksgiving holiday in an effort to reduce travel-related spread of 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.
The university will expand in-person instruction with half the semester left to go, bringing about 1,500 more students to campus a week.
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.
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.
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.