UArizona Cancer Center Receives $8.5M Gift to Establish Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute

The gift from breast cancer survivor and longtime UArizona supporter Ginny Clements establishes an endowment for the new institute, along with endowed positions and renovated lab space.

Researchers Find Biomarker that Can Appear Before Stomach Cancer Develops

A microRNA that can be found in a blood sample may make it easier to detect gastric cancer and could lead to improved treatment for diseases that are resistant to common immunotherapies.

UArizona Health Sciences Study Shows SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Provide Lasting Immunity

Researchers developed one of the most accurate COVID-19 antibody tests available and now have shown antibodies persist for months after infection, providing long-term immunity.

UArizona Cancer Center Receives $8.5M Gift to Establish Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute

The gift from breast cancer survivor and longtime UArizona supporter Ginny Clements establishes an endowment for the new institute, along with endowed positions and renovated lab space.

Researchers Find Biomarker that Can Appear Before Stomach Cancer Develops

A microRNA that can be found in a blood sample may make it easier to detect gastric cancer and could lead to improved treatment for diseases that are resistant to common immunotherapies.

UArizona Health Sciences Study Shows SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Provide Lasting Immunity

Researchers developed one of the most accurate COVID-19 antibody tests available and now have shown antibodies persist for months after infection, providing long-term immunity.
  • UArizona Cancer Center Receives $8.5M Gift to Establish Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute

    The gift from breast cancer survivor and longtime UArizona supporter Ginny Clements establishes an endowment for the new institute, along with endowed positions and renovated lab space.
  • Researchers Find Biomarker that Can Appear Before Stomach Cancer Develops

    A microRNA that can be found in a blood sample may make it easier to detect gastric cancer and could lead to improved treatment for diseases that are resistant to common immunotherapies.
  • UArizona Health Sciences Study Shows SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Provide Lasting Immunity

    Researchers developed one of the most accurate COVID-19 antibody tests available and now have shown antibodies persist for months after infection, providing long-term immunity.

People and Programs on the Move

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.

Joining the University of Arizona Health Sciences in October, Dr. Geoffrey Rubin holds six U.S. patents for medical image analysis and is past chairman of radiology at Duke University School of Medicine.

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October 22, 2020
With UArizona faculty appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Jonathan Skirko will provide clinical care in advanced pediatric ear, nose and throat medicine at Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s.
October 6, 2020
The Phoenix VA Health Care System Research Space will be an incubator for medical discovery, new technologies and clinical care on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.
October 6, 2020
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.
October 2, 2020
Antibodies normally fight viruses, but in the case of flaviviruses, they can make infections worse. Researchers took a closer look at antibody production to figure out why.
September 29, 2020
The number of positive test results on campus decreased following a 14-day shelter-in-place recommendation.

Health Sciences in the News

University of Arizona's medical college in Phoenix is increasing its enrolling class size to 100 students, up from 80. Dr. Guy Reed, dean of University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, said even with the increased class size, Arizona will have a significant need for more doctors.

"African-American race negatively influenced the decision-making process for heart transplants, especially during discussions among health care providers," said lead author Dr. Khadijah Breathett, assistant professor of medicine and advanced heart failure/transplant cardiologist at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center.

The University of Arizona is using a new state-of-the-art virtual reality simulation center for students to learn, practice, and evaluate their knowledge at the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center.