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CDC and FDA issue joint 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

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (4/11)
350 1 0.3%
Total (8/4)
246,837 4,259 1.7%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated April 12, 2021

Personalized vaccines: The new frontier in cancer treatment

Exciting results from a new clinical study showed that a personalized vaccine combined with an immunotherapy drug had a promising response rate in patients with advanced incurable head and neck cancer. Dr. Julie Bauman, chief of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson, led a phase one clinical trial with the pharmaceutical company, Moderna, to test the combined use of personalized vaccines created from tumor DNA with the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab. Read more

Tips and tools for succeeding in STEM courses

As the semester comes to an end, many may be thinking about what they would have done better to receive the grade that they wanted in a course. People work hard to achieve the grades they earn, yet the key is to identify early on what tools will be most beneficial for you. Read more

Knocking down the COVID-19 disparities through university community partnerships

The University of Arizona, in partnership with Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, made Arizona one of the 11 states that are participating in the National Institute of Health’s Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities. With a $1 million-a-year grant, the Arizona CEAL COVID Consortium is working with over 30 community leaders and organizations to identify and combat COVID-19-related health disparities. Read more

Should professors be more lenient with assignments due to stress and anxiety?

It should come as no surprise that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America has stated that anxiety disorders are affecting approximately 40 million adults in the United States. This translates to having 18.1 percent of the United States population being diagnosed, with only 36.9 percent of that cohort receiving treatment. Read more

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