Kathryn Ann Emerick, MD
April is Alcohol Awareness Month

In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, we spoke with Department of Psychiatry Assistant Professor Kathryn Ann Emerick, MD about some of the less-mentioned topics surrounding alcohol use disorder. Dr. Emerick specializes in Addiction Medicine and Adult Psychiatry.

Covid-19: A Doctor Behind the Poetry

"I have had a phone, oil pastels, books, a notebook, and a broken guitar. These have proven to be enough to hold space to accommodate my sense of mission amidst the fear, anxiety, vulnerability, and hopelessness — enough to revisit and spread poetry, art, music and the way of silence."

Emery Mahoney, PhD. Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
April is Autism Awareness Month

In 1970, the Autism Society launched an ongoing nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and assure that all affected by autism spectrum disorder are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible. We interviewed Emery Mahoney, PhD, who is heading up the Banner-University Medical Center South's Child and Adolescent Autism Assessment Clinic to learn more about autism spectrum disorder, and how Banner’s autism clinic is unique in Tucson.

Mind-Body Medicine and Mental Health: The Unseen Needs of the Hour

As a psychiatrist, Dr. Noshene Ranjbar, Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona, is among thousands of practitioners worldwide facilitating small groups and workshops to teach the practice of mind-body skills through The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM). Free small groups facilitated by CMBM faculty are now being offered to assist individuals to work through their experiences of isolation, stress, and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Why You’re Doing Less & Sleeping More

Director of UArizona's Department of Psychiatry Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic Michael Grandner, PhD, shares: "The whole idea of the workday — starting at the same time and place — is a 20th century phenomenon." Now, people are allowing their bodies to fall into a more natural rhythm.

COVID-19 & Vivid Dreams: A Sleep Expert Explains

Michael Grandner, PhD – the director of UArizona's Department of Psychiatry Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic – was interviewed for this article, saying: "Dreams are our brains' processing and organizing and integrating and making sense of things. We're dumped in this new environment and we're trying to figure out our place in it."

Get Some Rest

"A Brief Guide for Those on the COVID-19 Front Lines," by Michael A. Grandner, PhD, MTR

Experts Offer Tips on How to Sleep During COVID-19

The Philadelphia Inquirer spoke with Michael Grandner, PhD – the director of UArizona's Department of Psychiatry Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic – about the importance of a daily routine for getting a good night's rest during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UArizona Medical Students Step Up to Help Health Care Professionals

More than 70 University of Arizona medical students are helping health care professionals during the COVID-19 crisis by volunteering to provide child care, pet care, grocery shopping and more.

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson Students Given Option for Early Graduation in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

In coordination with the University of Arizona and College of Medicine – Phoenix, the College of Medicine — Tucson is offering early graduation to the Class of 2020. This option is for qualified students who wish to serve as new physicians to meet the unprecedented health needs that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.