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Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Sponsors UA Lecture on Interstitial Lung Disease, Dec. 8
November 30, 2017

The UA pulmonary division will host a lecture Friday, Dec. 8, 12:30-2:30 p.m., on interstitial lung disease (ILD) sponsored by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in BIO5 Room 103. Speaking will be Dr. Evans Fernández, associate professor with National Jewish Health’s ILD Program and Autoimmune Lung Center. Dr. Sachin Chaudhary, ILD program director at the UA – College of Medicine – Tucson, noted the local program is among 40 nationally that belong to the foundation’s PFF Care Center Network… 


Breast Cancer Risk Reduction: Tips from the UA Cancer Center
November 29, 2017

Breast cancer strikes 1 out of 8 women in her lifetime, but strategies exist that can reduce the risk of developing the disease and detect it earlier, when it is most treatable, according to an expert at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.


Breast Cancer Patients Access Innovative Care through UA Cancer Center Clinical Trials
November 29, 2017

Breast cancer is a top killer, striking 1 of 8 women. In response, the University of Arizona Cancer Center offers clinical trials to find better treatments for the disease.


It’s ‘Giving Tuesday’ — Make Your End-of-Year Charitable Gift Today!
November 28, 2017

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center made note this morning that it’s #GivingTuesday, the latest iteration of post-Thanksgiving spending days (think Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday). See how you can give to the UA Department of Medicine, any of its 14 divisions, or affiliated centers and institutes — and get matching credit from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today only!


Valley Fever, Pulmonary Hypertension Billed for Next DOM Research Seminar, Dec. 14
November 27, 2017

Hear Dr. Fariba Donovan on “Delays in Diagnosis of Coccidioidomycosis in Tucson”—updating work for which she recently won a CDC contract—and Dr. Jason Yuan on “Translational Research on Pulmonary Hypertension” on Thursday, Dec. 14, noon-1 p.m., in Room 5403 of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Simulcast at BUMCS 3030. A light lunch will be served. Watch it LIVE! or archived for later viewing... 


Dr. Fain in Lo Que Pasa
Lo Que Pasa Interviews UA Geriatrician Mindy Fain on Health Care That Hits Home
November 27, 2017

One of Dr. Mindy Fain's areas of interest is frailty – which might not be what you think it is. In this Q&A for the Lo Que Pasa newsletter of UA@Work, the chief of the UA Division of Geriatrics, General Internal and Palliative Medicine and co-director of the UA Center on Aging explains this syndrome as well as the importance of home-based care for seriously ill older adults…


DOM Docs Shoot ‘DoctorPedia’ Videos to Promote Patient Care
November 20, 2017

Several DOM faculty physicians participated in filming this fall of educational videos for the start-up video-based informational website, Doctorpedia™, that educates online health-care seekers and connects them with doctors and fellow patients. Recruited by Dr. Joe Alpert, they include Drs. Janet Campion, Steve Klotz, Merri Pendergrass, and Eugene Trowers. See photos and sample videos…


UA Cancer Center Fall Newsletters Include Profile for Hem-Onc Chief, Phase I Program…
November 17, 2017

In case you missed the news, the ACT Against Cancer and University of Arizona Cancer Center Newsletter have been chock full of news of late. Read about Dr. Julie Bauman, chief, UA Division of Hematology and Oncology; a Phase I Clinical Trials Program overview; research on dormant cancer cells, soy and breast cancer, and vaginal microbiome studies; the Breast Cancer Team seeking NAPBC accreditation, and more…


UA Department of Medicine to Host British Asthma Expert for Special Lecture, Nov. 20, Noon
November 15, 2017

Dr. Peter Howarth, professor of allergy and respiratory medicine at the UK’s University of Southampton, will offer a special talk on “Epithelial Injury in Severe Asthma,” Monday, Nov. 20, noon-1 p.m., COM-T Room 5403. He is an invited guest speaker courtesy of the UA Department of Medicine Office of the Chair and Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine. A light lunch will be served…


UA Health Sciences Innovation Building ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony Nov. 17: Futuristic Facility Promotes Team-Based Health Professions Education
November 15, 2017

The ‘topping-off’ ceremony for the new $165 million University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building signals the advancement of team-based health professions education in the United States.


Drs. Stefano Guerra, Christina Laukaitis, Franz Rischard and Sasha Taleban
Four from DOM among Promotions Announcements at College of Medicine General Faculty Meeting, Nov. 16
November 14, 2017

Four UA Department of Medicine faculty will be among 35 whose promotions and tenure will be announced at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson General Faculty Meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, in Kiewit Auditorium. Come cheer for Drs. Stefano Guerra, Christina Laukaitis, Franz Rischard and Sasha Taleban. See links to agenda and to add event to your personal schedule (via iCal, Outlook, Google or Yahoo! calendar)…


Is It Obesity or Lipedema? UA Researcher Receives Grant To Study Genetic Risk Factors
November 14, 2017

Yann Klimentidis, PhD, a genetic epidemiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has received funding to study the genetic risk factors for developing lipedema, a painful and body disfiguring condition affecting an estimated 11 percent of U.S. adult women.


UA Study on Impact of Delays in Diagnosing Valley Fever Funded by CDC
November 14, 2017

Dr. Fariba Donovan, an infectious diseases research scientist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, receives contract to examine how the failure to diagnose Valley fever impacts patient health, costs and `antimicrobial stewardship’ of this respiratory infection endemic to the U.S. Southwest.


$8.5M Grant Awarded to Improve Asthma Care with the Navajo Nation
November 14, 2017

National Jewish Health and the University of Arizona bring proven programs to assist underserved population


Dr. Kwan Lee
Dr. Kwan Lee Picked to Head State Chapter of American College of Cardiology
November 9, 2017

UA Division of Cardiology professor and UA Sarver Heart Center member Kwan S. Lee, MD, was elected president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Arizona State Chapter and will serve as president-elect until his term (2019-2022) begins in April 2019, when he’ll also represent the state on the ACC Board of Governors. Read also about his blog posts from TCT 2017, Oct. 29-Nov 2, in Denver…


UA Cancer Center Receives $2M to Investigate Selenium Supplementation
November 8, 2017

The grant will continue UA researchers’ investigation of the benefits and harms of selenium supplementation, which could clarify conflicting information about colorectal cancer and diabetes risk in certain populations.


Cardiology’s Dr. Raj Janardhanan Speaks at World Congress of Echocardiography
November 7, 2017

The Banner – UMC medical director for non-invasive cardiac imaging gives several talks at Indian conference, presents at grand rounds at colleges in India, Kentucky, has chapter published on TEE in Textbook of Echocardiography and participates as co-author of national update of U.S. contrast echocardiography guidelines…


The Secrets You Need to Know About Inflammation: Free UA Lecture Series Hosted by `Yuma Friends of UA Health Sciences’
November 7, 2017

The Yuma community is invited to a free lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 15, to learn about inflammation and its role in health.


Optimizing Workplace Design for Health: UA Institute on Place and Wellbeing at ‘Greenbuild,’ Nov. 9 in Boston
November 7, 2017

At the world’s largest conference and expo for design-related industry professionals, UAIPW Director Esther Sternberg, MD, and the U.S. General Services Administration will discuss findings of their Wellbuilt for Wellbeing study, which have the potential to positively impact the health of millions of office workers and the cost of lost time due to workplace-related illnesses.


The Reglagene management team
Startup Licenses UA Technology That Shortens Cancer Cell Life
November 6, 2017

The University of Arizona has licensed a drug that aims to shorten the lives of cancer cells to startup Reglagene. The technology, a drug therapy invented at the UA College of Pharmacy and UA BIO5 Institute by Drs. Laurence Hurley and Vijay Gokhale, has proven effective in shortening the lives of target cells, essentially inducing cancer cells to grow old and die…


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