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University of Arizona Researcher Says It's Valley Fever Season in Phoenix

University of Arizona researchers report a spike in cases of Valley fever in Phoenix. "We have a brand-new tool to understand when the disease is in the community, and it has to do with working with Banner Health, which has 44 urgent cares, most of which are in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area," said John Galgiani, MD, director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona and professor of Internal Medicine with the College of Medicine – Phoenix.

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Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated more than 800 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,700 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Bioscience Core, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.