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2018 Complex Diseases Spring Colloquium Zeroes in on Genetics of Maladies
January 10, 2018

A Weekly Colloquium on Problems in the Biology of Complex Diseases will feature several speakers and topics of interest to University of Arizona Department of Medicine physicians and investigators. These include DOM faculty, Drs. Xignan Li, Deb Meyers, Gene Bleecker and Stefano Guerra, who are among the speakers. The series runs through April 27…


Dr. Andrew Weil (turquoise shirt) with AzCIM integrative health program students
UA Integrative Medicine Welcomes Allied Health Professionals for IHeLP 2018 Spring Class
January 9, 2018

The University of Arizona Division of Integrative Medicine and UA Center for Integrative Medicine welcomed its 2018 Spring Class of Integrative Health & Lifestyle Program (IHeLp) members to Tucson this week for a retreat held Jan. 7-10 at Westward Look Resort. The students—nurses, therapists, dietitians and other health professionals whose coursework is largely online—travel to Tucson for hands-on experience...


UA Physician-Scientist Awarded Grant to Develop First Diagnostic Test for Schizophrenia
January 9, 2018
Amelia Gallitano, MD, PhD, studies genetic pathways and their response to the environment, hoping to improve treatments for mental illness.

Dozens of Dynamic DOM Investigators to Be on Hand for 2nd P.I. Research Poster Night, Jan. 24
January 8, 2018

This open format research fair recognizes work across the UA Department of Medicine by faculty physicians and scientists who serve as principal investigators on projects financed by federal grants to develop innovative therapies to the world’s most challenging health problems. Come to Kiewit Auditorium. Ask questions, listen, learn and lay the groundwork for future collaboration, mentorship and training…


Banner Checks Off New Year’s Resolution #1 with Initial Outpatient Clinic Moves to UMC North
January 8, 2018

UA Health Sciences sent a “Construction Notice” memo Jan. 5 that Banner – University Medical Center completed vacating the outpatient clinics (OPCs) within UAHS Building 201, which also houses the UA College of Medicine – Tucson—specifically on floors 2 and 4 through 8. Work began Monday, Jan. 8, to renovate those former clinics for faculty offices and administrative space displaced by the new 9-story, hospital tower being built now…


UA Sarver Heart Center and The Heart Series Present: ‘Tools You Can Use to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke’ - Jan. 13 in Oro Valley
January 5, 2018
Join UA Sarver Heart Center faculty member Charles Katzenberg, MD, who will discuss specific actions to prevent heart disease and stroke during this free community lecture.

“Aging and Our Immunity” Theme of UA Arthritis Center’s 16th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 27
January 5, 2018
World-renowned aging and the immune system researcher Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will deliver the keynote address. The conference addresses health and services that help improve daily life for those living with arthritis—and those who care for them.

UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘New Ways to Diagnose and Treat Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias’ – Jan. 18 in Green Valley
January 5, 2018
The 2018 free Green Valley Lecture Series begins with a focus on atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Serena Scott with ACLGM-LEAD logo
Dr. Serena Scott Picked as 2018 LEAD Scholar in Internal Medicine by ACLGIM
January 3, 2018

Dr. Serena Scott, an assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has been named a member of the 2018 LEAD Certificate Program for the Association of Chief and Leaders of General Internal Medicine…


A photo collage from Drs. Monica Kraft and Tammy Ojo's Dec. 21 tour of Banner - University Medicine North
Curtain about to Rise for New Adult Health Clinics at Banner – University Medicine North
December 22, 2017

It’s a week until showtime for Banner – University Medicine North, the new $100 million, 208,000-square-foot outpatient clinical facility at 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Building 2. See photo galleries and news and webposts about the big event, including for the Dec. 11 public “sneak peak” and a Dec. 14 UA News feature spotlight on that event complete with video…


UA Dementia Education and Practice Lauded in Commonwealth Fund Report on ‘Transforming Care’ in Aging
December 21, 2017

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson, UA Center on Aging and Banner Health—are highlighted in a recent Commonwealth Fund report on “Transforming Care – In Focus: Spreading Innovative Approaches to Dementia Care” that was released just prior to the end of 2017. It focuses on novel approaches to care, quoting Dr. Mindy Fain on the center’s work with rural and indigenous communities. Among other programs noted are those from Johns Hopkins, Indiana University, NYU, UCLA and UC San Francisco…


Holiday Galleries Help Spread Good Cheer at End of Year—Bye 2017
December 20, 2017

Traditionally, there are lots of parties at the year-end to celebrate the hard work that went into our many achievements as well as multiple overlapping holidays for all creeds. Here’s a review of a handful held by the UA Department of Medicine, its divisions and centers of excellence—not to mention costumed festiveness at the Banner holiday meal…


Photo gallery from Oct. 5 DOM Faculty Meet-n-Greet event
Fall Photo Galleries Showcase Busy Agenda for UA Department of Medicine in 2017
December 19, 2017

This past fall sped by so quickly it was difficult to keep track of the many fabulous events across the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus. See photo galleries from “Medical Student Meet-n-Greet with DOM Faculty” on Oct. 5 to the "Cancer Immunotherapy Minisymposium" on Dec. 15. In between, see photos for the Annual Cardiology Research Fair, the Innovation & Invention Research Fair, Founders Week activities, special lectures, fellow’s retreat and the topping off ceremony for the Health Sciences Innovation Building… 


UA Experts: Valley Fever Cases See Major Spike in November; New Rapid Assay Test Should Help Reduce Diagnosis Delays
December 14, 2017
An uptick in reported cases of Valley fever indicates a likely sharp increase in infections next year. At the same time, federal clearance for a rapid assay test developed with assistance from the University of Arizona should help reduce delays in diagnosing the respiratory fungal disease caused by spores found in area soils.

BizTucson, Tucson Lifestyle Pay Tribute to UA Health Sciences, DOM Docs in 2017
December 13, 2017

Dementia, breast cancer, game-changing medical technologies, top doctors, women who lead, UA as a ‘hotbed of innovation’ and a special report on the UA College of Medicine – Tucson anniversary, “Picking up Speed at 50”—all are themes for magazine coverage for the UA Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Department of Medicine in the past year. Among faculty spotlighted were Drs. Pavani Chalasani, Mindy Fain, John Galgiani, Mathew Hutchinson, Monica Kraft, Akinololu Ojo and Andrew Weil…


Dr. Swazo Named Latest Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Award Winner
December 12, 2017

Dr. Roberto Swazo, a resident in the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus, is the third person this academic year to win a Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Award. He’ll present his research at the 47th Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine in San Antonio in February. The award is funded through the society, whose members include current and former UA Department of Medicine faculty… 


Manon L. O’Connor Joins UA College of Medicine – Tucson As Senior Director of Development
December 11, 2017
Development professional adds extensive experience to UA Health Sciences’ fundraising team.

Rheumatology Roundup: Dr. Kwoh on Healio, Giving Tuesday, Meet the Researchers, Yuma Lecture Series—just a sampling of fall offerings
December 8, 2017

Dr. Kent Kwoh was interviewed in a Healio Rheumatology video at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting, the Arthritis Center hosted a “#GivingTuesday” online fundraising campaign Nov. 28, Dr. Dominick Sudano was in Rheumatology News for work with the UA Telemedicine Center to expand care to Arizona’s rural communities, and Dr. Shariq Chudhri gets a U.S. News & World Report mention on statins, cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis…


University of Arizona Core Facilities
BIO5 to Host 2nd Annual University of Arizona Core Facilities Fair, Feb. 20
December 7, 2017

The University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation (RDI) will host the second annual UA Core Facilities Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the UA BIO5 Institute, Room 103, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a networking reception to follow in the lobby of the new BioSciences Research Laboratory building….


Jennifer K. Barton, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Barton Named Director of BIO5 Institute
December 6, 2017

After a national search, Dr. Jennifer Barton has been named director of the UA BIO5 Institute. A professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, optical sciences, and agricultural and biosystems engineering, she joined the UA faculty in 1998. She served as BIO5 assistant director from 2009-12, and became interim director in 2015. Her research is on translational biomedical optics, and prevention and early detection of cancer…


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