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.

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Just remember EARTH: Simple ways to help kids through this uncertain time

The Arizona Daily Star interviewed Noshene Ranjbar, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Division Chief for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Director of Integrative Psychiatry Clinic, about ways to help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety children may be feeling in response to COVID-19.

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Pandemic Sleep Advice Straight From Sleep Researchers

In this article, co-written by Director of UArizona's Department of Psychiatry Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic Michael Grandner, PhD, the authors share that: "In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, we can’t afford not to sleep well right now."

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Working From Home: 4 Reasons to Keep Daily Routines

Michael Grandner, PhD – the director of UArizona's Department of Psychiatry Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic – was interviewed for this article, saying: “In a time of unbalance, create some balance even if you have to do it superficially.”

UArizona Researchers Create Toolkit for Talking to Kids about Coronavirus

Stress experts led by Dr. Patricia Haynes, an associate professor in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, have compiled resources for parents, teachers and administrators for talking to kids during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Prepping for the impact of coronavirus in Arizona

On Friday, March 13, Arizona Public Media's "The Buzz" interviewed Dr. Ole Thienhaus, chair of the psychiatry department at the University of Arizona, to gain perspective on what drives "prepping" behavior, like buying up toilet paper and canned food. He also offered suggestions for how people can handle pandemic anxiety.

UArizona Restructures ‘Match Day’ in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Match Day Ceremony hosted by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has been canceled out of caution for student and employee welfare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, graduating medical students will celebrate in small groups and pick up envelopes that detail where they will begin their careers as physicians.

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can be stressful. Fear and anxiety about a disease may be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Here are a things you can do to support yourself and your loved ones.