News

Don’t Miss Precision Medicine Panel Discussion on March 9

Arizona cohort leaders of the All of Us℠ Research Program/Precision Medicine Initiative and the deans of the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will hold a PMI Panel Discussion on Thursday, March 9, at 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the fifth floor auditorium, Room 5403. Light refreshments will be served. Bring your questions. Faculty are asked to RSVP by March 7…


‘Feeding Your Genome’ Just the Ticket for Nutritional Health, Feb. 22-24

The UA Department of Nutritional Sciences is hosting a conference offering the latest research and practical approaches in the emerging field of precision nutrition and health. The Gene Smart Diet author Dr. Ski Chilton headlines an opening night Food, Wine and Healthy Living Event. Other speakers include Drs. Ken Ramos, Donato Romagnolo, Melanie Hingle, Beth Jacobs and ASU’s Matthew Buman and NAU’s Greg Caporaso…


UA Center for Integrative Medicine Receives $1M Gift To Transform Health Care

The gift from Iris Cantor, chairman and president of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, will advance integrative medicine education and clinical care.


University of Utah Pulmonary Chief Addresses Winter Series Lung Conference

University of Utah pulmonary chief Robert Paine, MD, was the presenter Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Winter Series Lung Conference in UA College of Medicine – Tucson Room 8403. His topic was “Oxygen, Pulmonary Innate Immunity and Goldilocks—What Happens When Things Aren’t Right”…


Combined WLSC/DOM Research Seminar, March 9, to Feature Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Expert

Dr. Serpil Erzurum, a world-renowned translational physician-scientist on respiratory diseases from Case Western University and the Cleveland Clinic, is the speaker for a now combined event that merges the Winter Lung Series Conference (WLSC) and DOM Research Seminar Series lectures, noon-1 p.m., March 9, in Room 5403 of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson…


Emergency Medicine News Focuses on Critical Care, CPR Training and ECG Screenings

Drs. Jarrod Mosier, associate program director, Critical Care Fellowship, Cameron Hypes, ICU associate medical director, Banner – UMC Tucson, UA Sarver Heart Center members Drs. Ben Bobrow and Daniel Spaite, and several others get kudos in the latest newsletter from the UA Department of Emergency Medicine. Topics include CPR training around the world, promotions, awards and free ECG screenings for 310 students at Flowing Wells Junior High…


Solidarity Week 2017 Launches Today, Finishes with Friday Ring-of-Hands - Noon

The UA College of Medicine -Tucson student chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society will stage a variety of events this week to recognize kind, compassionate patient care for Solidarity Week—culminated in Tucson by a ring-of-hands on Friday, Feb. 17, at noon, in the UAHS Plaza. Join Drs. Randy Friese, Andy Theodorou and COM-T Dean Charles Cairns, as well as Banner UMC Tucson CEO Tom Dickson…


See BUMG Newsletter for Doc Video Profiles, Cerner Champions and Critical Care Training

Visit the Banner Health YouTube Channel for physician profile videos on 42 Banner – University Medical Group doctors (with more to come), physician champions step up for the Cerner transition in June and “The Practice of Advanced Critical Care,” a sim-based training event at the COM-Phoenix Center for Simulation & Innovation will be Feb. 17-18—these are only a few items you may have missed in the BUMG Wildcat Connection newsletter…


Better Luck Next Year for Nephrology Consult Inclusion in Arizona Telemedicine Coverage

UA nephrologist Dr. Bijin Thajudeen, who travels monthly to see chronic kidney disease patients in Douglas, Ariz., was among physicians who provided expert testimony on legislation to expand private insurance coverage for kidney and urology services in Arizona for telemedicine patient medical consultations. Unfortunately, the bill was assigned to committee with only urology included for possible coverage, but he was energized by the process and will try again…


UA Receives Merck Foundation Funds to Promote Patient-Centered Cancer Care for Latinos, Underserved

Collaborative effort brings together the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, the UA Department of Psychology, UA Cancer Center and many community partners, including El Rio Community Health Center and the Arizona Community Health Worker Outreach Network.


‘Tame Your Pain...An Inside Look at Conventional and Alternative Therapies for Pain Management’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, March 1

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Mohab Ibrahim will discuss the causes of chronic pain and current treatments for arthritis and related joint pain, including conventional and alternative approaches to pain management and the facts, fads and fiction associated with this complex medical issue.


DOM Docs in Banner Health Videos that Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Six physicians from the UA Department of Medicine are among those clinicians and staff featured in videos developed by Banner Health to celebrate diversity and inclusion. They include Drs. Elizabeth Connick, Karen Herbst, Tammy Ojo, Merri Pendergrass, John Po and Sai Parthasarathy. Take a look!


Have Your Wine and Chocolate, Too? UA Cardiologist Offers Tips for Valentine’s Day Blog

February challenges us with a combination of national heart month health advice and decadent Valentine's Day temptations. So, how do you strike the balance? In his second “Healthy Dose” blogpost—“Have Your Wine and Chocolate, Too?”—for the UA Health Sciences, Dr. Charles Katzenberg, a cardiologist with the UA Sarver Heart Center, offers advice for indulging in treats while caring for your heart… 


Dr. Nancy Sweitzer Inducted into Association of University Cardiologists

UA Cardiology Chief Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center, was one of eight new members inducted into the Association of University Cardiologists during the group’s 56th annual meeting Jan. 18-20 at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix. She joins four other Sarver Heart Center members who also are AUC inductees… 


Two New Divisions at UA Health Sciences Target Precision Medicine Remedies via Advanced Genetic, Genomic Research

Drs. Gene Bleecker and Deb Meyers—pioneers in research and application of personalized medicine in respiratory disease based on advances in translational genetic studies—have been recruited from Wake Forest University to head related divisions in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine and the UA Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine...


Research Marketplace: New User-Friendly UA Health Sciences Website Links Outside Collaborators with UA Researchers, Services

UA Health Sciences has developed a “Research Marketplace” website that allows potential collaborators, faculty, students and others to identify campus expertise for research, projects, consulting and a variety of other services. Rick Silva, PhD, executive director, UAHS Biomedical Corporate Alliances, said the website makes it easier to “do business with the University of Arizona” and streamlines most engagement processes for industry partnerships in biomedical sciences through one web portal…


Free February Doc Talks Off to Great Start with Dr. Kraft Address on Asthma

Nearly 50 people attended the initial address in the new Banner – UMC “Doc Talk: The Future of Medicine” lecture series, which kicked off Feb. 2 in Phoenix with Dr. Monica Kraft speaking about a cure for asthma. Alzeheimer’s researcher Dr. Eric Reiman is the lead-off speaker in the Tucson series that starts Tuesday at the Westin La Paloma, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Twice the number of people have pre-registered for the event. All lectures are free and food and beverages are provided…


Hematology/Oncology Professor Wins National Award for Cancer Drug Discovery

Dr. Daruka Mahadevan, professor of hematology/oncology and director, Phase I Program receives Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award for a novel class of cancer drugs and radiation sensitizers targeting NHEJ DNA repair. He is one of 11 physician-scientists from across the country honored with a 2017 award from the Harrington Discovery Institute to support breakthrough discoveries of researchers whose work shows promise to advance the standard of health care…


Get Free CME Credits with MedPage Today Weekly Education Update

Looking for ways to amass credits for Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education (CME/CE) units in your specialty or in general? Try MedPage Today’s CME/CE articles, supported with Projects in Knowledge. Answer four survey-style questions after reading and earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per year. And its available via Android/Apple apps…


Free Webinars on Pulmonary Fibrosis Care, Feb. 15-16

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is promoting two FREE webinars in mid-February of interest to specialists in pulmonary and critical care medicine. The first is on “Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis,” with PFF senior medical advisor and NY Presbyterian/Columbia ILD co-director Dr. David Lederer. The next is on “Transitions of Care in IPF” by Dr. Chris Lettieri, colonel, U.S. Army Medical Corps, and Cheri Lattimer, RN, executive director, National Transitions of Care Coalition. Register today…


Pages