UAHS In The News
The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the state health department have been awarded a $2.2 million grant to train rural firefighters and police officers in how to recognize and treat opioid overdoses.
Arizona is seeking to create unprecedented "lifetime caps" on Medicaid. "We'd see a dramatic increase in the number of uninsured," said Daniel Derksen, professor of public health at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, about how that provision would impact his state. "You'd also see the rate of closure for rural and critical access hospitals go up - those are the vulnerable parts of the health community that could only absorb a certain amount.
Dr. Amelia Gallitano of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix is working to develop what is believed to be the first biological test to diagnose schizophrenia.