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The UA to become point of distribution for COVID-19 vaccine

The Pima County Health Department has designated the University of Arizona to be one of the points of distribution for vaccination as a part of Phase 1B in the vaccine rollout plan. The UA will administer the Pfizer vaccine at no out-of-pocket expense. They will primarily be serving teachers, educators and childcare workers. This includes teachers, faculty and staff at the K-12 schools in Pima County, Pima Community College and over 15,000 faculty and staff at the UA. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (1/19)
777 14 %
Total (8/4)
127,198 3,646 %
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated January 19, 2021

Staying distanced yet fit at the UA during the COVID-19 pandemic

The "freshman fifteen" used to be a phrase only associated with students entering their first year. However with new restrictions on gyms and increasing cases of the coronavirus in Arizona, it seems like that phrase can now apply to everyone. Thankfully, places on campus and around town are offering socially distanced and safe activities for students. Read more

Healer’s art: Integrating the humanities into medical education

During the last decade, there has been a strong initiative by medical schools around the nation to integrate medical humanities into their curriculum. This movement seeks to train resilient medical students with holistic approaches that will better address the complexities of healing diverse patients. Read more

First-ever sampling of asteroid's surface

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will make its first attempt to collect a sample from asteroid Bennu on Oct. 20.  Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator and a professor of planetary science and cosmochemistry at the University of Arizona, got started on this project in 2004. For seven years, he had worked on writing and developing proposals to send to NASA. He finally won in 2011, and he became the leader of the program.  Read more

Taking a deeper dive into the presidential candidates' healthcare policies

The 2020 presidential election is less than three weeks away, and amidst a global pandemic, the future of the U.S. healthcare system is at the forefront of many voters' minds. Current President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have different beliefs when it comes to the healthcare landscape of the U.S, to say the least. Let's take a deeper look at the healthcare policies of the two presidential candidates. Read more