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UA Medical Students’ Residencies to be Revealed at Match Day Ceremony March 16
March 12, 2018
On Friday, March 16, more than 100 medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson simultaneously will open an envelope revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is a rite of passage for soon-to-be doctors.

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Banner – UMC South Earns Spot on National ‘100 Top Hospitals’ List, Everest Award
March 9, 2018

Banner – University Medical Center South in Tucson and Banner – UMC Phoenix have been named to the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals list—formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals—by IBM Watson Health. Banner – UMC South also was named one of 13 “Everest Award” winners by IBM Watson for improvements over the past five years…


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Several UA Department of Medicine Docs to Serve on Panels at National Health Journalist Event
March 8, 2018

Five University of Arizona Department of Medicine physicians were asked to participate on panels during the Health Journalism 2018 conference hosted, April 12-15, in Phoenix by the Association of Health Care Journalists and Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism—Drs. John Galgiani, Steve Goldman, Sai Parthasarathy, Ken Ramos and Esther Sternberg. Their topics range from precision medicine to valley fever. See who else will be there from the UA and Banner Health...


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See Fellows Match in Internal Medicine Subspecialties Both at, from UA Department of Medicine
March 6, 2018

Thirty-four physicians matched into fellowships in advanced training for internal medicine subspecialties at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson—10 of them from UA internal medicine residency programs. Another 17 UA internal medicine residents and two dermatology residents matched to fellowships elsewhere (from Mayo Scottsdale to Mass General). New fellows start July 1. See who’s coming and who’s going…


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Devastation, Recovery in a Hurricane’s Wake, with Drs. Tammy and Lolu Ojo
March 2, 2018

After Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean last September, the University of Arizona Department of Medicine’s Drs. Tammy Clark (Pulmonary) and Akinlolu Ojo (Nephrology) traveled to the island of Tortola, part of the British Virgin Islands, on a medical mission. They’ve been back twice since to assist clinical teams following the Category 5 storm’s devastation. See a mini-photo gallery…


UA Research Team Led by Center for Integrative Medicine Wins FLEXI Award for Wearable Hydration Monitor
March 2, 2018

Congratulations to the University of Arizona flexible hybrid electronics research team led by the UA Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM), which was part of the winning group for a R&D Achievement Award at the FLEXI Awards in Monterey, Calif., in February. The multidisciplinary team includes Drs. Esther Sternberg and Perry Skeath…


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Banner Health Newsletter FAQs on Asthma Feature Dr. Tara Carr
March 1, 2018

For those gearing up for the pollen and dust of spring, UA pulmonary allergist Dr. Tara Carr has a few good words for you. She was spotlighted in a Banner Health healthy living newsletter Feb. 28 on “Asthma: Frequently Asked Questions.” It's the first Banner Ask the Expert feature with a Tucson physician. Read about it here…


Two More UA Internal Medicine Trainees Win Bressler-Alpert Travel Awards
March 1, 2018

Two trainees in internal medicine at the University of Arizona Department of Medicine were presented with Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Awards this week to present their research at academic conferences. Dr. Luke Gabe, a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellow, and Dr. Shilpa Junna, an Internal Medicine Residency Program (University Campus) resident, are the first in 2018 to receive awards…


UA Cancer Center, College of Ag Team Examines Mediterranean Diet's Role in Cancer Prevention
March 1, 2018
March is National Nutrition Month. University of Arizona researchers are interested in how the Mediterranean diet can contribute to better health.

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Two-Step Authentication Required for All UA Faculty, Staff, DCCs on WebAuth Applications by April
February 28, 2018

To protect you and the University of Arizona against cybersecurity threats, NetID+, the university’s two-step authentication service will be required for all online application logins that need UA WebAuth confirmation whether for on campus, mobile or offsite use. For staff and DCCs, this will be required by April 3—and April 10 for all faculty, with students added at a later date. See info on 30-day authorizations to save time…


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National Cancer Institute Official Presents on HPV-Associated Cancers at Collaborative Grand Rounds
February 28, 2018

It’s not too late to see Dr. Doug Lowy, NCI deputy director (acting director 2015-2017), speak on “Precision Medicine for the Prevention of HPV-associated Cancer,” which emphasized vaccination and screening to reduce incidence of cervical cancer. His lecture, part of the University of Arizona Cancer Center Collaborative Grand Rounds, Feb. 27, is available via archived video. See a photo gallery from his talk here, too…


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New March 8 DOM Research Seminar Lineup Focuses on Biomarkers in Lung, Heart Muscle Disease
February 28, 2018

Dr. Jil Tardiff, a UA Sarver Heart Center cardiologist, replaces Dr. Yves Lussier for the UA Department of Medicine Research Seminar, noon-1 p.m., Thurs., March 8, in COM-T Room 5403. She’ll discuss her research on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The other speaker for this seminar, Dr. Stefano Guerra, a pulmonary epidemiologist with the UA Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center, will talk on his research to end persistence of asthma into adulthood. Both are NIH-funded principal investigators. Dr. Lussier’s presentation is moved to the June 7 seminar…


UA’s Dr. Esther Sternberg and Dr. Casey Lindberg Presenters at CDC Webinar, ‘Physical Work Environments and Individual Health Outcomes,’ Feb. 28
February 27, 2018
Drs. Sternberg and Lindberg are two of six presenters at the live webcast, part of the CDC’s Design For Health series that explores mechanisms to optimize the built environment for health. The webinar is free and open to the public.

‘Let’s Talk About the Brain,’ Free Public Lecture, March 13
February 27, 2018
Explore the “universe” of the brain at an evening of TED Talk-style lectures featuring three University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson researchers discussing their work involving pain, autism and emotions. The lecture is in observance of Brain Awareness Week, March 12-18.

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UA/Banner Physicians First to Navigate New Cerner Mobile App
February 26, 2018

The Cerner Mobile App roll out is now under way as of Feb. 26. Banner – University Medical Group physicians and clinical facilities of Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South are the first within Banner Health to use the app. See important details and a “Quick Walk-Through” here… 


‘Inflammation and Pain: The Latest Discoveries from the World of Integrative Medicine’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, March 7
February 23, 2018

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Randy J. Horwitz will discuss the latest complementary and alternative therapies for managing pain and reducing inflammation that may alter the way we understand and ultimately treat medical conditions.


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UA, Banner Clinicians and Staff Celebrate New Banner – UMC/U.S. News Signage
February 23, 2018

Several dozen UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medicine faculty, clinicians and staff gathered on the front lawn of the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson front lawn in recognition of new hospital signage honoring its best U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings in a decade. See mini-photo gallery…


With UA Roots, Avery Therapeutics Selected for Flinn Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program
February 22, 2018

Flinn Foundation to provide $30,000 to six Arizona firms through program. The Tucson startup company—led by Drs. Steve Goldman, Jordan Lancaster and Jen Watson Koevary—conducted its basic science research in a University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center lab. It’s also been assisted by Tech Launch Arizona, the commercialization arm of the UA tasked with helping bring innovations developed at the university to market…


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Banner - University Medicine Names New Leadership
February 22, 2018

Larry M. Goldberg, of Trinity Health, becomes president of Banner Health’s academic medicine division effective April 30. Kathy Bollinger, who’s led the division since its creation with the merger of Banner with the University of Arizona Health Network in February 2015, will delay her retirement until his arrival…


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