Loneliness a Growing Mental Health Concern as Pandemic Continues

A six-month-long study found an increasing number of people, particularly those under stay-at-home orders, are experiencing high levels of loneliness.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Saira Kalia, MD
Mental Health and the Pandemic

Our Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Saira Kalia, MD, is interviewed for the Arizona Public Media program Arizona Illustrated on the growing emotional impacts of COVID-19, including rising suicide rates.

From left: Whole Health Clinic Practice Management Director Lori Wellman, MC, NCC; Medical Director Ann Mathias, DO; co-founder and Psychiatry Vice Chair Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD.
Whole Health Clinic Wins Arizona Medical Association’s Distinguished Service Award

The College of Medicine – Tucson’s Whole Health Clinic has received the Arizona Medical Association’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award for its service to the community.

Better Sleep Health May Make It Easier for Smokers to Quit

Researchers are expanding research showing that creating good sleeping habits can help people quit smoking to focus on smokers who are HIV positive.

Health care providers are at risk of burnout, especially during the current pandemic.
Fostering Mental Health Support During a Pandemic

Jordan Karp, MD, is the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s new chair of the Department of Psychiatry. He shares tips for how individuals can protect their own mental health, as well as pointers for health care providers looking out for their patients’ wellbeing.

Tohono O’odham Nation Commits $1M to UArizona to Combat COVID-19

The contribution will allow UArizona researchers to continue developing better, more efficient and effective tests for people across the state.

UArizona Increases In-Person Instruction, Cancels Spring Break

The university also will conduct a testing blitz prior to the Thanksgiving holiday in an effort to reduce travel-related spread of COVID-19.

UArizona Plans for Holidays, Spring Semester Amid National COVID-19 Spike

The university is currently allowing courses of up to 50 students to meet on campus. After Thanksgiving, all courses will transition to being fully online.

‘Wellness Wednesdays: Celebrating Health & Holiday’ Series to Provide Encouragement, Sense of Community

Give yourself the gift of good health! The University of Arizona Health Sciences is offering an uplifting program to improve health and reduce stress.

UArizona to Lead Statewide Outreach to Reduce Disparities in COVID-19 Research, Clinical Studies

The Arizona portion of an 11-state effort, funded by a $12 million federal award, to address the uneven impact of the pandemic on racial and ethnic minority communities will be led by the UArizona Health Sciences.