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Gootter Grand Slam Earns Ink in BizTucson for Sarver Heart Center, Dr. Karl Kern

UA Sarver Heart Center co-director, Dr. Karl Kern was featured in BizTucson magazine’s Winter 2017 issue in a preview to the Gootter Grand Slam Gala, held March 3 at the Westin La Paloma. The event is part of the Stephen M. Gootter Foundation fundraising to support education, awareness and research into sudden cardiac arrest. About $300,000 was raised through this year's gala. The issue also recognized Banner – UMC, which won a Common Ground Award from the Metropolitan Pima Alliance for neighborhood outreach on construction of its new Tucson campus hospital tower…


Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Make Independence at Home Program Permanent

As president of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine, UA chief of geriatric medicine Mindy Fain, MD, lauds the innovative home-based primary care Medicare program for bringing primary care medical services to Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions in their homes. It has already saved $25 million in its first year. New bill introduced March 2 would make it permanent…


Dr. Monica Kraft, 11 Other UAHS Investigators Secure ABRC Grant Awards Worth Nearly $6M

Twelve UA Health Sciences investigators—including DOM Chair Monica Kraft, MD, cardiologist Steven Goldman, MD, and physiologist Heddwen Brooks, PhD, who is a UA Center on Aging and Sarver Heart Center member—won grants worth a total of $5.85 million over three years from the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission, it was recently announced…


UA Study Finds Belly Fat Poses Higher Risk of Mortality Than Being Overweight For Older Women

In a large multiethnic study by researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, a higher waist circumference – but not being overweight or slightly obese – was associated with premature mortality, indicating that abdominal fat is more deadly than carrying excess weight.


Treatment of Pain Gets Green Light for Clinical Trials

A study by UA researchers, including Dr. Mohab Ibrahim, who presented March 1 on “Tame Your Pain” at the Living Healthy With Arthritis lecture series, revealed that rats with neuropathic pain that were bathed in green LED showed more tolerance for thermal and tactile stimulus. A clinical trial involving people suffering from fibromyalgia is under way…


HPV, Throat Cancer, Need for Vaccine Advocates Big Part of UA Cancer Center Lecture at the J

In the second Bear Down, Beat Cancer lecture, Dr. Julie Bauman, chief, UA Division of Hematology/Oncology and associate director, Translational Research, UA Cancer Center, and Dr. Beth Jacobs, director, Epidemiology Program, UA College of Public Health, spoke March 2 on "Head & Neck Cancer – The Emerging Epidemic"  at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. About 25 people heard them discuss how important the HPV vaccine is for everyone age 8-26 to reduce their risk…


January Match Mix Shows Promise for Incoming Fellows in Advanced Internal Med Training

Thirty-two incoming fellows—half of them graduating UA internal medicine residents—have matched into advanced training programs for the 15 ACGME-accredited fellowship programs in the UA Department of Medicine that start in July. Another 13 UA internal medicine residents are headed to fellowships elsewhere. Next year’s chief residents at Banner – UMC Tucson and South are named here, too. Read all about it…


With Audience of 200, Dr. Kraft Caps Banner ‘Doc Talk’ Lecture Series — Daily Wildcat

Two hundred people showed for the final Doc Talk lecture at the Westin La Paloma on Tuesday evening, Feb. 28, to hear DOM Chair Dr. Monica Kraft talk about the path forward to an asthma cure. It was the last of the Banner Health-sponsored lectures that attracted more than 800 people in Tucson and 400 in Phoenix. It also provided a platform to plug the UAHS/Banner partnership for the All of Us℠/Precision Medicine Initiative. See archived video of all talks here…


Dr. Amy Sussman to Lead Education Programs in Department of Medicine as New Vice Chair

UA nephrologist Dr. Amy Sussman has been named the new Vice Chair for Education within the Department of Medicine adding to her roles as Nephrology Fellowship Program director and department clerkship director. She replaces Dr. Ken Knox who left in December to be associate dean for faculty affairs and development at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix…


University of Arizona Health Sciences Celebrates Anniversaries in 2017

Special anniversary website kicks off yearlong celebrations. This year, several institutions at the UA Health Sciences are celebrating milestone anniversaries and acknowledging the visionaries who worked tirelessly to lay the foundations to establish success at Arizona’s only academic health center. Among those, the College of Pharmacy celebrates its 70th anniversary, College of Nursing its 60th, College of Medicine its 50th, Cancer Center its 40th and Sarver Heart its 30th…


UA Infectious Disease Researcher Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Dr. Kacey Ernst, infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science Public Engagement Fellowship.


Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building Opening Doors to Discovery

The $136-million, 10-story, 245,000-square-foot building is the latest addition to the growing downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Part of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, it’s adjacent to the award-winning Health Sciences Education Building and connected through a walkway labeled the Grand Canyon. Research will focus on cancer drug therapies, molecular medicine, pediatric vaccines and building platforms for DNA and biomarker testing…


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…


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

Thanks to a $1 million commitment from Iris Cantor, a lifelong philanthropist, the UA Center for Integrative Medicine will develop new curricula, train a new generation of integrative health professionals and empower individuals and communities to optimize health and well-being through the establishment of the Iris Cantor Research and Innovation Fund...


‘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…


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”…


Celebrating Compassionate Patient Care

Noon Friday, Feb. 17, UA Health Sciences Plaza.


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…


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