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January Reports Record-High COVID Cases in Arizona

As of Jan. 29, more than 413,000 people tested positive for COVID-19. The state is reporting 413,150 people have been infected with the virus so far this month. Doctors say hospitals are still overwhelmed right now. Farshad (Dr. Shad) Fani Marvasti, MD, MPH, director of Public Health, Prevention and Health Promotion at the college, says right now has been the toughest for health care workers. "This has been challenging psychologically and emotionally," said Marvasti.

About the College

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 669 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,600 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.