DoM Blog

By Barry Edwards

In July 2016, the University of Arizona and Banner Health were selected as one of four initial Regional Medical Centers in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us℠ Research Program, a cornerstone of the Precision Medicine Initiative.

By Susan Ellis, MA, EdS

At the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, our faculty physicians help educate more than 70 fellows in advanced training in subspecialties from cardiology to rheumatology, 130 internal medicine residents and about 450 medical students—these last largely through electives, clerkships and sub-internships in their third and fourth years.

By Rachele S. Peterson, MS

With more than $100 million in awards across nearly 100 grant proposals in the current fiscal year, there’s never been a better time to be a researcher in the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

By Phillip H. Factor, DO, FCCP

A couple of weeks ago, I was rounding in the South Campus Intensive Care Unit where we had a patient with ACEI-induced angioedema. The gentleman developed facial swelling shortly after starting an ACE inhibitor (ACEI) that was prescribed for hypertension. It was his first-ever episode, there was no family history and he was improving with conservative management.

By Phillip H. Factor, DO, FCCP

The single greatest impediment to error prevention in the medical industry is “that we punish people for making mistakes.”
Dr. Lucian Leape
Harvard School of Public Health
Testimony before Congress on Health Care Quality Improvement