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UA Mobile App Tracks Zika Virus For Summer Travelers

Now available in Spanish, Kidenga is the free smartphone app that allows users to report symptoms of illness and mosquito activity. The app was created by researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to detect outbreaks of Zika, dengue and chikungunya.


UA Geriatrician Receives Award to Improve Health Outcomes of Seriously Ill Elders

UA Center on Aging member Monica Vandivort, MD, will use a $50,000 start-up grant from the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AzAHEC) for a clinical research initiative to improve health outcomes of seriously ill elders in Sierra Vista.


Grant will Help UA Evaluate if Telemedicine Effective for Insomnia Patients

Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, director of the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences, has received a $250,000 grant from the American Sleep Medicine Foundation to evaluate how telemedicine can assist in the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.


UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft Elected Fellow of European Respiratory Society

Monica Kraft, MD, chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious European Respiratory Society.


White Coat Ceremony, Class of 2021 at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson

The 23nd annual ceremony marks the students’ entrance into the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UA Offers Free Health Screening Services to Vulnerable Residents in Pima County

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Mexico Section of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission are bringing health promotion and education services to underserved residents in Pima County, and giving an interprofessional team of UA Health Sciences students experience working in the community.


Study Finds Molecular Explanation for Struggles of Obese Asthmatics

More so than others, obese asthma patients struggle with control of their disease — and symptoms that worsen with time. A team of researchers found an explanation and has begun developing a therapy to address it.


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DOM Physicians Make Up a Quarter of UA ‘Top Doctors’ in 2017

Congratulations to the 98 physicians associated with the UA College of Medicine – Tucson who were included among the 2017 Top Doctors in July’s edition of Tucson Lifestyle. Twenty-five of those are affiliated with the UA Department of Medicine, the largest department in the college with more than 200 faculty physicians. The local list is pulled from a national listing compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd…


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Dr. Parthasarathy Picked for UA Academic Leadership Institute Fellowship

Interim chief of the UA pulmonary division and UAHS Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences director, Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy is among 24 UA faculty and staff chosen for the Academic Leadership Institute’s Class of 2017-18 fellows. It involves a yearlong professional development program in which current and emerging campus leaders participate in discussions and workshops to help them further develop their leadership skills. Sessions start in August...


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UA Wildcats Football Supports Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Research

A number of University of Arizona student-athletes with the Wildcat Football team will be at Brother John’s restaurant in Tucson on Friday, July 21, 5-7 p.m., to support cystic fibrosis research and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Southern Arizona. The event is hosted by the UA chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Come meet the players and support their efforts to help find remedies to rare diseases...


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Cardiology Launches 2 New Fellowships, More Sarver Grants, Honors Announced

The UA Division of Cardiology announced two new one-year fellowships for heart failure and electrophysiology. Dr. Nancy Sweitzer wins a $2.6 million NIH grant to counter cognitive loss in CABG surgery patients. Dr. Heddwen Brooks awarded $1.53 million NIH grant to look at postmenopausal hypertension in women. These are just a few stories in latest Sarver Heart Center Newsletter


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Dr. Khalpey Named a ‘Leading Physician in the World’ by IAHCP

The International Association of HealthCare Professionals has accepted Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, FETCS, FACS, a prominent UA cardiothoracic surgeon, to its organization and will include him in its upcoming publication of The Leading Physicians of the World… 


José Ibeas López, MD, PhD
Spanish Nephrologist to Speak on Kidney Disease as UA Visiting International Scholar, Friday

The UA Division of Nephrology will host a Special Conference for visiting international scholar Dr. Jose Ibeas, a nephrology consultant with Spain’s Hospital de Sabadell–Parc Taulí, which is affiliated with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and president elect of the Vascular Access Society, based in Maastricht, Netherlands. On July 14 at 1 p.m. in Room 5403 of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, he’ll discuss challenges and opportunities in treatment of advanced kidney disease in Spain… 


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UANews Summer Stories Cover Health, Science from Tourniquet Comeback to Tillman Scholar

Among UANews articles you may have missed this summer, Dr. Andrew Tang touts the lifesaving tourniquet, Dr. Naomi Rance’s research focuses on hot flash relief, Dr. Brian McKay studies Parkinson’s drug effect on macular degeneration, Dr. David Armstrong continues fighting diabetic ulcers, how our brains evolved to need exercise, what summer heat does to our bodies, copper’s antibacterial properties — and more…


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Dr. Persky Named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Man of the Year

Dr. Daniel Persky, associate professor in the UA Division of Hematology and Oncology, associate director of UACC Clinical Investigations and director of the UACC Clinical Trials Office, was instrumental helping raise $150,000 for the local chapter. The money helps patients afford copays and funds cancer research. In other news, H-H. Sherry Chow receives the Sydney E. Salmon Award and the Cancer Biology Program announces a new Genome Editing Facility… 


University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Opens Multidisciplinary Thoracic Clinic

Patients will interact with multiple specialists during a single visit, where information is exchanged, care options are developed and the patient is presented with a comprehensive plan for the treatment and management of their specific diagnosis. The goal is for the patient and their family or partner to be better informed and feel a greater level of connection to their care as well as to their care team.


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Banner New Resident Orientation Event Draws 700 Physicians in Training

Incoming University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson residents, chief residents and fellows joined each other Friday, Jan. 23, for the Banner – UMC New Resident Orientation event hosted by the Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel. Across all departments, there are 711 resident physicians in training. Of those, the Internal Medicine program is the largest with 93 at Tucson Campus and 31 at South Campus. See the pictures…


Sarver Heart Center Recognizes Seven Graduating 2017 Cardiology Fellows

The University of Arizona Division of Cardiology and UA Sarver Heart Center recently celebrated the graduation of several fellows from its two fellowship training programs. Fellows also presented awards to faculty and Ily Kristine Yumul-Non, MD, was named SAVAHCS Cardiology Fellow of the Year…


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Endocrinology Celebrates Class of 2017 Fellows Graduation

The UA Division of Endocrinology celebrated the graduation recently of two fellows in the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship Program, Gisell Gonzalez Rios, MD, and Sukhampal Sidhu, MD...


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The Fix Is In for Email Notifications – How to ‘Disarm’ Your Workplace by Facebook Account

Not impressed by Workplace by Facebook’s stated goal of reducing your email inbox clutter? Before you ban it to your Junk E-mail folder, know that you can adjust your settings to eliminate email notifications until better controls can be added later. Here’s how along with a few tips on how to navigate Workplace as well as find or create groups of interest to you. Many already exist for the Department of Medicine. Check it out…


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