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Graduating medical student Riyasha Daulat reflects on her medical education during the pandemic

The path to becoming a physician has seen unprecedented changes during the pandemic. For incoming medical students, the journey has been complicated by limited access to clinical encounters, uncertainty about testing and grades, as well as decreased exposure to other specialties. This uncertainty is compounded by the advent of virtual education in medical training. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (7/15)
57 3 5.3%
Total (8/4)
274,434 4,382 1.6%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from
Updated July 15, 2021

UA College of Medicine selected for an internship program

The American Society of Clinical Oncology is the nation’s leading professional organization of oncologists and cancer researchers. As part of ongoing efforts to increase diversity in the field of oncology, ASCO has selected five medical schools to participate in the Oncology Summer Internship program. This program aims to train upcoming second-year medical students underrepresented in medicine. Read more

UA researcher and his grandfather work together on latest research

Devin Bayly explained their research with an example where he said, “consider two rhyming words like champagne and membrane, or any two you like: a small pleasure is felt when the second word is heard forming a rhyming link with the first. These two inputs to the brain generate an output so there must be a system of neurons to make the link.” Read more

CDC and FDA lift pause on Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

On Tuesday morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a joint statement calling for a pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) coronavirus vaccine. The call came after the two agencies reviewed data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals who received the vaccine. Read more