Dr. Peg AtKisson
Two UA Research-hosted ‘NIH Grant Writing Workshops’ Tailored for Faculty, Postdocs, Feb. 15-16
January 16, 2018

UA Research Development Services has two opportunities for investigators to attend workshops with Peg AtKisson, PhD—a former Tufts University neuroscience research investigator whose team was involved in bringing in $140 million in funded grants—to learn how to improve their applications for funding from the National Institutes of Health. The workshops are at the student union, Feb. 15-16, with opportunities for individual consultations…

Dr. Thomas D. Boyer - portrait
Celebration of Life for Late Past DOM Chair, UA Liver Institute Founder Dr. Tom Boyer, Jan. 21
January 15, 2018

Dr. Tom Boyer, immediate past chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, founding director of the UA Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute and a world leader on research and care of the liver, died on Thursday, Jan. 11, at his home in Tucson after a long battle with cancer. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held at the Skyline Country Club, Sunday, Jan. 11, 3-5 p.m. RSVPs required… 

Drs. Hemanth Gavini, Khadijah Breathett and Monica Kraft film video profiles for Banner Health
Full Court Press on for Videos for Your Banner Health Provider Profile – Help Patients Learn about You Online
January 11, 2018

It’s basketball season and Banner Health has an all-out, full-court press on for filming video profiles of physicians practicing at its two hospitals and multiple outpatient care facilities in Tucson, including Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – UMC South. See who’s done them, how to schedule yours and photos of filming with Drs. Monica Kraft, Hemanth Gavini and Khadijah Breathett…

Dr. Andrew Weil (turquoise shirt) with AzCIM integrative health program students
UA Integrative Medicine Welcomes Allied Health Professionals for IHeLP 2018 Spring Class
January 9, 2018

The University of Arizona Division of Integrative Medicine and UA Center for Integrative Medicine welcomed its 2018 Spring Class of Integrative Health & Lifestyle Program (IHeLp) members to Tucson this week for a retreat held Jan. 7-10 at Westward Look Resort. The students—nurses, therapists, dietitians and other health professionals whose coursework is largely online—travel to Tucson for hands-on experience...

UA Physician-Scientist Awarded Grant to Develop First Diagnostic Test for Schizophrenia
January 9, 2018

Amelia Gallitano, MD, PhD, studies genetic pathways and their response to the environment, hoping to improve treatments for mental illness.

Dozens of Dynamic DOM Investigators to Be on Hand for 2nd P.I. Research Poster Night, Jan. 24
January 8, 2018

This open format research fair recognizes work across the UA Department of Medicine by faculty physicians and scientists who serve as principal investigators on projects financed by federal grants to develop innovative therapies to the world’s most challenging health problems. Come to Kiewit Auditorium. Ask questions, listen, learn and lay the groundwork for future collaboration, mentorship and training…

Banner Checks Off New Year’s Resolution #1 with Initial Outpatient Clinic Moves to UMC North
January 8, 2018

UA Health Sciences sent a “Construction Notice” memo Jan. 5 that Banner – University Medical Center completed vacating the outpatient clinics (OPCs) within UAHS Building 201, which also houses the UA College of Medicine – Tucson—specifically on floors 2 and 4 through 8. Work began Monday, Jan. 8, to renovate those former clinics for faculty offices and administrative space displaced by the new 9-story, hospital tower being built now…

UA Sarver Heart Center and The Heart Series Present: ‘Tools You Can Use to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke’ - Jan. 13 in Oro Valley
January 5, 2018

Join UA Sarver Heart Center faculty member Charles Katzenberg, MD, who will discuss specific actions to prevent heart disease and stroke during this free community lecture.

“Aging and Our Immunity” Theme of UA Arthritis Center’s 16th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 27
January 5, 2018

World-renowned aging and the immune system researcher Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will deliver the keynote address. The conference addresses health and services that help improve daily life for those living with arthritis—and those who care for them.

UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘New Ways to Diagnose and Treat Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias’ – Jan. 18 in Green Valley
January 5, 2018

The 2018 free Green Valley Lecture Series begins with a focus on atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Serena Scott with ACLGM-LEAD logo
Dr. Serena Scott Picked as 2018 LEAD Scholar in Internal Medicine by ACLGIM
January 3, 2018

Dr. Serena Scott, an assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has been named a member of the 2018 LEAD Certificate Program for the Association of Chief and Leaders of General Internal Medicine…

A photo collage from Drs. Monica Kraft and Tammy Ojo's Dec. 21 tour of Banner - University Medicine North
Curtain about to Rise for New Adult Health Clinics at Banner – University Medicine North
December 22, 2017

It’s a week until showtime for Banner – University Medicine North, the new $100 million, 208,000-square-foot outpatient clinical facility at 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Building 2. See photo galleries and news and webposts about the big event, including for the Dec. 11 public “sneak peak” and a Dec. 14 UA News feature spotlight on that event complete with video…

UA Dementia Education and Practice Lauded in Commonwealth Fund Report on ‘Transforming Care’ in Aging
December 21, 2017

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson, UA Center on Aging and Banner Health—are highlighted in a recent Commonwealth Fund report on “Transforming Care – In Focus: Spreading Innovative Approaches to Dementia Care” that was released just prior to the end of 2017. It focuses on novel approaches to care, quoting Dr. Mindy Fain on the center’s work with rural and indigenous communities. Among other programs noted are those from Johns Hopkins, Indiana University, NYU, UCLA and UC San Francisco…

UA Experts: Valley Fever Cases See Major Spike in November; New Rapid Assay Test Should Help Reduce Diagnosis Delays
December 14, 2017

An uptick in reported cases of Valley fever indicates a likely sharp increase in infections next year. At the same time, federal clearance for a rapid assay test developed with assistance from the University of Arizona should help reduce delays in diagnosing the respiratory fungal disease caused by spores found in area soils.

Dr. Swazo Named Latest Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Award Winner
December 12, 2017

Dr. Roberto Swazo, a resident in the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus, is the third person this academic year to win a Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Award. He’ll present his research at the 47th Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine in San Antonio in February. The award is funded through the society, whose members include current and former UA Department of Medicine faculty… 

Manon L. O’Connor Joins UA College of Medicine – Tucson As Senior Director of Development
December 11, 2017

Development professional adds extensive experience to UA Health Sciences’ fundraising team.

University of Arizona Core Facilities
BIO5 to Host 2nd Annual University of Arizona Core Facilities Fair, Feb. 20
December 7, 2017

The University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation (RDI) will host the second annual UA Core Facilities Fair on Monday, Feb. 20, at the UA BIO5 Institute, Room 103, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a networking reception to follow in the lobby of the new BioSciences Research Laboratory building….

Cerner Insight Sessions for Clinicians Continue with Open Agenda
December 6, 2017

The Cerner Insight Sessions for University of Arizona providers and clinical staff at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South have been revised based on physician feedback to be more open in their format and flexible to allow one-on-one question and answer (Q&A) sessions with individual doctors, it was announced Dec. 6. Learn more…

Jennifer K. Barton, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Barton Named Director of BIO5 Institute
December 6, 2017

After a national search, Dr. Jennifer Barton has been named director of the UA BIO5 Institute. A professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, optical sciences, and agricultural and biosystems engineering, she joined the UA faculty in 1998. She served as BIO5 assistant director from 2009-12, and became interim director in 2015. Her research is on translational biomedical optics, and prevention and early detection of cancer…

Banner - University Medicine North $100 Million Outpatient Campus Opens Dec. 28
December 6, 2017

Public preview of Banner – University Medicine North, Monday, Dec. 11