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University of Arizona Scientists Awarded Space Research Grant
November 6, 2017

The Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine is doing its part to protect the health of astronauts on long-duration missions, including NASA's Journey to Mars.


Preventing Heart Disease Among Hispanic Diabetes Patients in Arizona, Focus of UA Research
November 6, 2017

Reducing cardiovascular disease and complications among Hispanic diabetes patients in Arizona is the focus of a new research project for Tomas Nuño, PhD, assistant professor of public health practice and translational research at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health – Phoenix and the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson


National Cancer Institute Grant Will Support UA Cancer Center Researchers Investigating Lung Cancer Stigma
November 3, 2017

Lung cancer patients are more likely to experience depression, lower quality of life and reduced engagement in care. A UA Cancer Center team will test the effectiveness of a contextual cognitive-behavioral treatment in promoting coping tools to lung cancer patients.


AMES Travel Grants to Present Medical Education Research – Deadline for 1st Cycle, Dec. 1
October 31, 2017

The Academy of Medical Education Scholars at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson announced that the application deadline for the fall cycle of travel grants will be Friday, Dec. 1, for faculty, staff and trainees to present on their medical education research. Requests will be considered up to $750. Reimbursements must be filed within 90 days of travel. A dozen or more applications are expected to be approved…


UA Cancer Center Research Team Explores Anti-Breast Cancer Properties of Soy
October 30, 2017

Genistein, a major compound in soy foods, might aid in the proper functioning of a gene that can malfunction to cause breast cancer. A UA Cancer Center team is exploring genistein's potential to treat a form of breast cancer and help prevent the disease.


Speed Dating for Mentors in Cardiovascular Studies Focus of Sarver Research Fair, Nov. 29
October 27, 2017

Save the date for the 2017 Annual Cardiovascular Disease Research Fair, hosted Wednesday, Nov. 29, 4-6:30 p.m., in Kiewit Auditorium, by the UA Sarver Heart Center and UA Division of Cardiology. The “speed-dating” format allows fellows, residents, post-docs and students a chance to speak with multiple researchers, learn about studies they may want to work on and further develop relationships with potential mentors…


UA Startup ProNeurogen Advances New Therapies for Vascular Dementia, Announces Award of Patents for Intellectual Property
October 26, 2017

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded two patents to the UA based on the team’s novel approach to treating diseases causing memory loss and cognitive impairment.


Banner – UMC Tucson Welcomes Heart, Cancer Surgeons
October 26, 2017

Banner – University Medical Center and the University of Arizona Department of Surgery at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson are pleased to introduce two new surgeons to Southern Arizona this fall.


DOM Takes Third of College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty Teaching Awards
October 25, 2017

Eleven of 36 awards presented at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s 38th Annual Faculty Teaching Awards and the Vernon & Virginia Furrow Awards went to faculty and housestaff in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Amy Sussman took four and Dr. John Bloom took two, including the Basic Science Educator of the Year Lifetime Award that came with an honorary chair…


Four Internal Medicine Residents Take Honors at ACP Arizona Chapter Scientific Meeting
October 25, 2017

As well as previously announced Laureate Award and Researcher of the Year and Med Student of the Year awards for the UA Department of Medicine, four physicians in the UA Internal Medicine Residency Programs won prizes in the case report and research poster competitions—Drs. Francisco Mora, Marlena Szewczyk, Sara Sari and Thomas Hanzlik. See photos and who else competed…


‘Imagine a Future Free of the Pain of Arthritis…Meet the UA Arthritis Center Researchers,’ Nov. 1
October 25, 2017

An exclusive opportunity to visit one-on-one with University of Arizona Arthritis Center faculty, physicians and scientists to learn about cutting-edge research being conducted at the center.


50th anniversary balloons
DOM Faculty Turn Out in Force for 50th Anniversary UA College of Medicine Research Fair
October 23, 2017

Couldn’t make it to the Innovations & Inventions Research Fair, Oct. 18? No worries. See the photo gallery from the inaugural event hosted as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. A number of presenters represented the Department of Medicine on everything from asthma to cancer to diabetes research…


VCU Pulmonologist to Headline DOM Research Seminar as Guest Speaker, Nov. 9
October 23, 2017

Dr. Judith Voynow, a pediatric pulmonologist with Virginia Commonwealth University and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Va., will speak on “Neutrophil Elastase and Chronic Inflammatory Lung Disease” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 12-1 p.m., UAHS Room 5403. The cystic fibrosis specialist is a guest speaker for the next DOM Research Seminar Series lecture presented by the UA Department of Medicine...


UA Expert on Science of Place and Well-being Named Chair of National Library of Medicine Board of Regents
October 19, 2017

Dr. Esther Sternberg, director of research at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, will lead outreach and education efforts of the National Library of Medicine, one of the world’s largest biomedical libraries.


ACP Arizona Chapter 2017 Scientific Meeting
DOM to Take ACP Researcher of the Year, Med Student of the Year and Laureate Awards
October 17, 2017

Two physicians with the UA Department of Medicine—Chair Dr. Monica Kraft, and Dr. Kevin Moynahan, deputy dean of education, UA College of Medicine – Tucson—are among honorees to be recognized this weekend, Oct. 20-22, at the 2017 Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) – Arizona Chapter. Morgan Whitaker also will receive the Medical Student of the Year Award. Host venue—DoubleTree Reid Park. See the program, register now…


Extra Step Required to Push Your ‘Find-a-Provider’ Profile to Public View
October 16, 2017

New information regarding the Find-a-Provider project for Banner Health on how online profiles are listed for physician, mid-level and advanced practice providers requires review of those profiles to ensure recent changes are live. The Kyruus site used to edit profiles is not public facing, so edits there may still need to be pushed to BannerHealth.com for patients to be able to see them. See additional advice… 


Future doctors at COM-Phoenix Connect2STEM event
COM-T Faculty Invited to Help Youth ‘Embrace Your Inner Nerd’ at Phoenix Connect2STEM Event
October 12, 2017

The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has issued an invitation to faculty, researchers and staff at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson to participate in its 4th annual Connect2STEM mega outreach event in January. RSVP for an informational session on Wed., Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-noon, in Phoenix. Depending upon interest level, a separate session will be hosted for Tucson participants. See links to learn more… 


UA Snakebite Treatment Makes Major Advance
October 9, 2017

Giving hope that his treatment may work in humans, Vance G. Nielsen, MD, of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has published results showing his carbon monoxide-iron-based therapy can inhibit snake venom’s effects for up to an hour in animals. The treatment eventually could be delivered with a device similar to an EpiPen autoinjector and stocked on ambulances and in first-aid kits.


UA image collage from Workplace by Facebook posts
Don’t Know What You’ve Been Missing on ‘Workplace’ App? Check here to see posts, video, photos and catch up!
October 6, 2017

If you’ve turned off your notifications and haven’t checked your Workplace by Facebook through the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson recently, you’ve been missing out on first notices about a number of happenings. That includes last night’s DOM Meet-n-Greet at the MRB, today’s free flu shot clinic at the Farmers Market in UAHS Plaza and Buffmire Lecture with NYU’s Dr. Jerome Lowenstein. See what else you might have missed, from August to now…


UA Health Sciences Faculty Members, Programs and Banner – UMC Tucson Recognized as `Influential Health and Medical Leaders’
October 6, 2017

University of Arizona Health Sciences-affiliated faculty members and its clinical partner, Banner– University Medical Center Tucson were recently announced the winners of Tucson Local Media's annual Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards.


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