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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 https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated July 15, 2021

Q&A: Professor and astronomer receives $875,000 to study supermassive black holes

  University of Arizona Assistant Professor of astronomy Peter Behroozi received a $875,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The foundation provides funding to scientists who are still within the early stages of their careers as researchers. Behroozi, who also works as an assistant astronomer at the UA's Steward Observatory, will use the money to study supermassive black holes. Read more

Drought research takes over Biosphere 2

An international team of researchers has descended on University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2, sealing off the complex’s rain forest, to conduct a one-of-a-kind study examining the impact of droughts on carbon flow in the ecosystem.   Read more

UA researchers named 'Oscars of Science'

Roll out the red carpet and bring your telescopes; 36 University of Arizona researchers, graduate and undergraduate students were a part of a project that won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize, otherwise known as the “Oscars of Science.” Read more

New planetary science professor orbits towards UA

 Amy Mainzer, Ph. D., is an astronomer and astrophysicist. She is one of the world’s leading asteroid hunters at NASA. She’s the host of popular children’s show about astronomy. And in September, she will join the University of Arizona’s Department of Lunar and Planetary Sciences as a professor of planetary sciences professor.  Read more