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UA College of Medicine Puts Out Call for Nominations for New ‘Clinical Excellence Award’
August 24, 2018

The recently established Annual University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Clinical Excellence Award recognizes physician faculty members at the assistant or associate professor level for outstanding clinical care. This competitive award is acknowledged by a plaque, UA Health Sciences media coverage and carries with it a monetary prize. Deadline for nominations: Fri., Sept. 7…

New "Our House: CARE" newsletter launched by Banner – University Medicine
‘Our House’ of C.A.R.E. Newsletter Launched by Banner – University Medicine
August 23, 2018

The Banner – University Medicine Division of Banner Health has launched a new monthly newsletter for physicians and clinical staff that work at Banner – University Medical Center facilities in Tucson and Phoenix. Check your inbox or see the PDF version here for those without access to the Banner intranet. In other news, learn about a Banner Town Hall, Aug. 31, with UA Men's Basketball Coach Sean Miller.…

UA-Hosted Seminar on Fatty Tissue Disorders Converted to Online Course Worth 3.5 CMEs
August 22, 2018

The University of Arizona Treatment, Research and Education of Adipose Tissue (TREAT) Program has taken a free seminar hosted for health care providers last fall and converted it to an online course worth the same 3.5 continuing medical education (CME) hours. Like the seminar, the course is supported by the Lipedema Foundation, which funded creation of the TREAT Program. The course, developed by Drs. Karen Herbst and Elle Ross, helps clinicians learn how to recognize this most common form of fatty or adipose tissue disorder, diagnosis it and the latest research and treatment options…

UA Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop Schedule Announced for Fall 2018
August 22, 2018

Several free “Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshops” are offered this fall to all members of the University of Arizona community. They count toward RCR education required for students, postdocs, and certain junior faculty funded through the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and/or National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The UA Office for Research, Discovery & Innovation offers RCR Certificates to meet requirements set forth by these federal funding agencies. Enroll in one today…

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Submission Deadline for Vernon and Virginia Furrow Excellence in Teaching Awards Nominees, Sept. 14
August 21, 2018

The Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson announced to faculty and department heads that the deadline for submission of nominations for the 2018 Vernon and Virginia Furrow Excellence in Teaching Awards has been set for Friday, Sept. 14. The awards will be presented at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 7, in DuVal Auditorium. Save the date…

Dr. Monica Kraft, Renowned Asthma Researcher, Named to Prestigious NIH Advisory Council
August 21, 2018

A globally recognized physician-scientist who specializes in severe adult asthma, the pulmonologist and chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine joins UA President Robert C. Robbins, MD, as a member of the council that advises the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and National Institutes of Health.

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Funding for New Investigators Available Up to $120,000
August 20, 2018

Up to three grants for new investigators valued at $30,000 each are available along with a fourth at $30,000 for a new investigator “in areas of special interest.” Dr. Andrew Kraft, UA Cancer Center director and associate vice president for oncology programs at the UA Health Sciences, is the principal investigator. All applications are due by Aug 31…

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UA/Banner ‘Doc Talks’ Expands to Offer Fall Series Launched by Dr. Irv Kron
August 17, 2018

A fall version of the popular University of Arizona/Banner Health “Doc Talks” lecture series launches Sept. 4 with Dr. Irving L. Kron, senior associate vice president at the UA Health Sciences campus and interim executive dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. The cardiothoracic surgeon’s topic: “Valves R Us.” Also speaking Sept. 11 in this month-long series will be Dr. Julie Bauman, chief of the UA Division of Hematology and Oncology. Lectures are Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m., at the Westin La Paloma…

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Department of Medicine Continues to Lead U.S. News ‘Best Hospital’ List for Banner – UMC Tucson
August 15, 2018

Kudos to University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson clinical specialties given high placement for Banner – University Medical Center Tucson on recently released U.S. News & World Report 2018-19 “Best Hospitals” rankings. Only one of the three national ranked specialties and six “high performing” specialties or procedures recognized was not associated with the UA Department of Medicine this year…

UA Nutrition Expert Douglas Taren Named Editor-in-Chief of International Journal Nutrition Reviews
August 15, 2018

Douglas L. Taren, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs and professor at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is an internationally recognized expert in nutrition, maternal and child health, and global health, whose work has focused on decreasing health disparities within low-income populations.

Dr. Monica Kraft
Renowned Asthma Researcher, Dr. Monica Kraft Picked for Prestigious NIH Advisory Post
August 14, 2018

Dr. Monica Kraft, chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, the Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair of Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and deputy director of the UA Health Sciences Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center, attends her first teleconference as an official National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council member in late August. She joins UA President Dr. Robert Robbins, also a member of the NIH/NHLBI advisory group...

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Heart Failure Care Focus of NIH Award for Dr. Khadijah Breathett
August 13, 2018

Dr. Khadijah Breathett, an assistant professor of medicine in the University of Arizona Division of Cardiology and member of the UA Sarver Heart Center, recently was awarded a 5-year, $875,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a unit of the National Institutes of Health, for her research on gender and racial inequities in advanced heart treatment for African-Americans…

Renowned Researcher in Liver Regeneration to Speak Aug. 29 as Candidate for Director, UA Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute
August 10, 2018

The University of Arizona Department of Medicine will host the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Dr. Sanjeev Gupta for a guest lecture Aug. 29, 4-5 p.m., as a candidate for director of the UA Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute. An NIH-funded physician-scientist for nearly 25 years and contributing author to Zakim & Boyer’s Hepatology, he will speak on “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Liver Regeneration”…

Dr. C. Kent Kwoh Named to Prestigious Committee of American College of Rheumatology
August 9, 2018

C. Kent Kwoh, MD, chief of the University of Arizona Division of Rheumatology, director of the UA Arthritis Center and holder of the Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, will serve a three-year term on the Division Directors Special Committee, which is charged with advancing rheumatology through support of clinical care, research, education and advocacy.

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BLAISER Closing Ceremony Brings Kudos for Students, Mentors Alike
August 8, 2018

Four faculty members in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine—Drs. Steve Black, Jane Mohler, Jil Tardiff and Jason Yuan—participated as mentors in the Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) Program and were recognized Aug. 7 at the closing ceremony for the class of 2018 student participants. See the video, program and photos…

Helen Hill among 11 Recognized at 2018 College of Medicine – Tucson Dedicated Staff Awards
August 7, 2018

The University of Arizona Department of Medicine’s Helen Hill, pulmonary fellowship programs manager, was among 11 UA College of Medicine – Tucson employees who were honored at the awards presentation for the 2018 "Lura Hanekamp" Dedicated Staff Awards for Excellence held Aug. 2 in Kiewit Auditorium. See the video and a photo album…

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UA/Banner ‘Top Doctors’ Listings in Tucson Lifestyle Down in 2018
August 3, 2018

If you missed Tucson Lifestyle’s annual “Top Doctors” listings this year, that’s because it got moved from its traditional spot in the July issue to June—where it was a bit crowded by the magazine’s Summer Style and Weddings themes. Overall numbers were down at 85 University of Arizona/Banner – University Medicine physicians who made the list, but those in the UA Department of Medicine remained at about a quarter of the total. See links to the magazine’s best doctors lists back to 2012…

2018 University of Arizona cardiovascular disease fellows celebrate graduation at Lodge on the Desert
Department of Medicine Graduating 2018 Fellows Celebrate Grand Finale to Advanced Training
July 27, 2018

More than 30 fellows in advanced training in subspecialties in internal medicine graduate from their programs this month, including nine in Pulmonary, eight in Cardiology, four in Hematology-Oncology, three in Endocrinology and two each in GI, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology and Rheumatology. See photos of celebrations and where they’re off to next in their careers…

Future Doctors to Receive and Don First White Coats at UA, July 27
July 24, 2018

Newly accepted medical students who make up the Class of 2022 will participate in a White Coat Ceremony at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.