UA Center for Rural Health Receives $2.2M to Reduce Opioid Deaths in Arizona
The Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Arizona Department of Health Services will collaborate on a $2.2 million federal grant to train first responders to recognize opioid overdoses and administer naloxone, a drug used to counter the effects of opioid overdose and save lives.
UA Experts: Valley Fever Cases See Major Spike in November; New Rapid Assay Test Should Help Reduce Diagnosis Delays
An uptick in reported cases of Valley fever indicates a likely sharp increase in infections next year. At the same time, federal clearance for a rapid assay test developed with assistance from the University of Arizona should help reduce delays in diagnosing the respiratory fungal disease caused by spores found in area soils.
UA Health Sciences Innovation Building ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony Nov. 17: Futuristic Facility Promotes Team-Based Health Professions Education
The ‘topping-off’ ceremony for the new $165 million University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building signals the advancement of team-based health professions education in the United States.
UA Study on Impact of Delays in Diagnosing Valley Fever Funded by CDC
Dr. Fariba Donovan, an infectious diseases research scientist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, receives contract to examine how the failure to diagnose Valley fever impacts patient health, costs and `antimicrobial stewardship’ of this respiratory infection endemic to the U.S. Southwest.