UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Research on COVID-19

For the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the University's COVID-19 webpage.

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PHARMACISTS ON THE FRONTLINES OF COVID-19

May 21, 2020

 

College of Pharmacy scientists, labs and alumni are partnering with pharmaceutical companies, working in emergency departments and helping the public get the medication they need. Read more


STRIVING FOR AN ACCURATE CENSUS AMID THE PANDEMIC

May 20, 2020

 

Geographer Jason Jurjevich discusses the importance of reaching "hard-to-count" populations in Arizona and how the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional challenges for ensuring a fair and accurate census. Read more


RESEARCHERS INVESTIGATE HOW COVID619 IMPACTS THE BRAIN

May 15, 2020

 

COVID-19's impact on the respiratory system is well-documented, but what does it do to the brain? Researchers hope to answer that question by studying people who had the disease. Read more


CONTINUOUSLY ACTIVE SURFACE DISINFECTANTS MAY PROVIDE ADDITIONAL BARRIER AGAINST THE SPREAD OF VIRUSES

May 15, 2020

 

In the battle to slow or prevent the transmission of viruses, such as the novel coronavirus, continuously acting disinfectants could provide a new line of defense, according to a recent University of Arizona study. Read more


TREATING COVID-19 PATIENTS WITH ACUTE HEART FAILURE

May 4, 2020

 

A paper published in two medical journals last week offers guidelines for physicians treating coronavirus patients requiring advanced life-saving therapies. Read more


WHY YOU SHOULDN'T TRUST MEMES ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

April 29, 2020

 

In time of uncertainty, false information is flourishing. UArizona experts in law, journalism and information discuss how to deal with bad information circulating around COVID-19. Read more


UARIZONA RESEARCHERS PIVOT TO TACKLE COVID-19

April 28, 2020

 

Thirteen research teams will address various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic with financial support from a rapid-turnaround seed grants supplied through the BIO5 Institute and state funding. The grants amount to more than $500,000. Read more 


UARIZONA PARTNERSHIP WITH STATE BEGINS COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST

April 27, 2020

 

A first phase of testing will begin April 30 in Pima County and will include 3,000 health care workers and first responders. Read more


COVID-19 HAS CHANGED CONSUMER BEHAVIOR. WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE FUTURE?

April 23, 2020

 

Sabrina Helm, associate professor in the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, talked to UANews about current trends in consumer spending, online shopping and stockpiling and what they might mean for the future of retail. Read more


CORONAVIRUS HAS CREATED CONDITIONS FOR UNIQUE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 'GLOBAL EXPERIMENT'

April 22, 2020

 

Researchers are racing to collect atmospheric and other data, which they can use to determine the extent of the impact of the coronavirus on environmental health. Read more


UARIZONA LAUNCHES TEXTING SYSTEM TO GATHER & PROVIDE COVID-19 INFO

April 20, 2020

 

To address a critical lack of local data as COVID-19 continues to spread, a team of UArizona researchers is launching a two-way texting system to gather and provide valuable information to track COVID-19 in Arizona and identify areas where more resources may be needed. Read more


PHYSICIAN-RESEARCHER ANALYZES DATA TO INFORM COVID-19 PUBLIC POLICY

April 16, 2020

 

Dr. Joe Gerald, an associate professor of public health, helped inform Arizona policymakers during the early stages of the pandemic with weekly reports that identified how COVID-19 was affecting Arizona what the future might bring. Read more


UARIZONA PARTNERS WITH STATE TO PROVIDE COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTS

April 14, 2020

 

The University of Arizona will provide antibody testing for the state of Arizona. The state investment will allow UArizona to test 250,000 of Arizona’s front-line workforce. Read more


ARIZONA COVID-19 GENOMICS UNION TO TRACK CORONAVIRUS

April 8, 2020

 

The newly formed Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union, or ACGU, which includes UArizona virus expert Michael Worobey, will use genomic sequencing to track the new coronavirus. Read more


UARIZONA MAKERS RACE TO PROVIDE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

April 8, 2020

 

UArizona makers are designing and manufacturing solutions to help meet local demand for personal protective equipment such as face shields, intubation hoods and respirators. Read more


UARIZONA HEALTH SCIENCES SHIPS COVID-19 COLLECTION KITS TO NAVAJO NATION

April 3, 2020

 

The University of Arizona Health Sciences shipped 250 COVID-19 sample collection kits to the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, to help in the international effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more


UARIZONA TRACKING CORONAVIRUS THROUGH WASTEWATER ACROSS US

April 2, 2020

 

UArizona researchers are testing wastewater across the country to trace coronavirus prevalence in communities and help public health officials better prepare for the future. Read more


UARIZONA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION AND 4-H JOIN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

April 1, 2020

 

The Blue Ridge University of Arizona 4-H Fab Lab is joining the fight against COVID-19 by making personal protection equipment and prototypes of new designs for ventilator parts. Read more


UARIZONA INVENTION MAY HELP COVID-19 PATIENTS BREATHE EASIER

April 1, 2020

 

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson have invented a new respiratory-assist device that provides fast, safe relief to those who experience difficulty breathing. Read more


INFECTION EXPERT: CHANGES TO HOSPITAL POLICIES, BEHAVIOR CRITICAL FOR FIGHTING COVID-19

March 31, 2020

 

Infection control expert Kelly Reynolds discusses, among other things, hospital infection control and ventilation measures and how they are being adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more


INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE DOCTORS OFFER APPROACHES TO COMBAT COVID-19

March 30, 2020

 

Doctors in the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine are offering lifestyle recommendations to help the public take an integrative approach to preventing COVID-19. Read more


UARIZONA TEAM TO 3D PRINT MEDICAL MASKS

March 27, 2020

 

In response to a shortage of personal protective equipment, UArizona researchers are working to design, 3D print and test masks for health care facilities. Read more


UARIZONA TO INITIATE INVESTIGATIONS OF POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES

March 27, 2020

 

The SAFER team, led by Kristen Pogreba-Brown in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will initiate contact tracing by following up with close contacts of positive-test COVID-19 cases to mitigate its spread. Read more


UARIZONA RESEARCH LABS PRODUCE HAND SANITIZER FOR AREA HEALTH CARE WORKERS

March 26, 2020

 

Researchers in the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences are following WHO guidelines to produce hand sanitizer in the lab. Read more


IS COVID-19 MAKING YOU STAY AT HOME? TURN YOUR HOME INTO A HEALING SPACE

March 24, 2020

 

As millions of Americans continue to stay at home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, UArizona researchers say thoughtful design can help reduce stress and create calm. Read more


AMID SHORTAGE OF COVID-19 COLLECTION KITS, UARIZONA SCIENTISTS RACE TO MAKE MORE

March 23, 2020

 

University researchers are working to give public health authorities the ability to test widely for COVID-19 by producing more specimen collection kits. Read more


AS PANDEMIC UNFOLDS? FEAR AND FINANCE COLLIDE

March 20, 2020

 

Scott Cederburg, associate professor of finance at the University of Arizona, discusses the state of the economy – and what's to come – as industries, investors and consumers across the globe respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 


COVID-19 IS CHANGING THE WAY WE LIVE AND WORK. HOW DO WE COPE?

March 17, 2020

 

UArizona psychologist David Sbarra shares tips for how to take care of your mental health and support children and loved ones in an uncertain time.

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