News

Dr. Akinlolu Ojo
ASN Kidney News Shines on ‘All of Us’ Research Program in Arizona
August 17, 2017

UA nephrologist Dr. Akinlolu Ojo, a principal investigator on the Arizona All of Us℠/Precision Medicine Initiative Research Program, was quoted in an article on the program that appears in the August issue of the ASN Kidney News, a publication of the American Society of Nephrology. Read the full article here…


UA Study Finds Energy-Dense Foods May Increase Cancer Risk Among Women of Normal Weight
August 17, 2017

A new study led by Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, professor of health promotion sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, reveals a link between processed foods and cancer risk in women who are not overweight.


Image of flyer for DOM Research Seminar Series lecture on 9/14/2017
Diabetes, Pulmonology Topics for First Talk in Second Year of DOM Research Seminar Series, Sept. 14
August 16, 2017

Dr. Craig Stump, Division of Endocrinology, and Dr. Charles Downs, a pulmonary and critical care researcher with the Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine, are the first speakers in this academic year’s DOM Research Seminar Series, set for Thursday, Sept. 14, noon-1 p.m., COM-T Room 5403. See current 2017-18 calendar of speakers here, including Nov. 9 guest speaker Dr. Judith Voynow, of VCU’s Children’s Hospital of Richmond Cystic Fibrosis Center…


Latest UA Cancer Center Hero Awards Goes to Miranti, Dendler
August 15, 2017

Two winners were named Aug. 11 for Hero Awards at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Dr. Cynthia Miranti, program leader for Prostate Cancer Research and professor of cellular & molecular medicine, won the faculty award; and Carroll Dendler, principal accountant in Finance, won the staff award…


UA Cancer Center Presents Strategy No. 3 of ‘Bear Down. Beat Cancer. Top 5 Strategies for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk’
August 15, 2017

Your skin health is important regardless of the season. In five weekly installments in August, each Tuesday, the University of Arizona Cancer Center will present a strategy for enjoying the sun’s benefits while protecting yourself from cancer-causing UV radiation. This week’s strategy: Wear Sunscreen


Banner - UMC Tucson CKD Classes logo
Banner Advanced Kidney Disease Classes Designed to Inform Patients of Treatment Options
August 14, 2017

After a trial run in July, the UA Division of Nephrology and Banner – UMC Tucson will begin a rotating schedule of five informational sessions to help patients with chronic kidney disease and their families better understand how to manage their kidney disease. The free classes begin weekly, Aug. 29. Patients must be referred by a nephrologist…


Dr. John Galgiani in Ivanhoe video update on Valley fever research
Once in a Decade Symposium Catalyzes Recent Media Buzz on Valley Fever
August 11, 2017

A burst in media coverage recently on Valley fever coincides with a yearly  increase in cases around monsoon season, but this year a journal article with significant findings, newly funded research into genetics of the disease and a syndicated video on research into a vaccine—as well as a global symposium at Stanford University—make for a busy summer for infectious diseases specialist Dr. John Galgiani, director of the UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence…


secretary on phone with post-its
Updated Contacts for Department of Medicine Admin Staff Now Available
August 10, 2017

The newest member of the UA Department of Medicine administrative staff is Angelica Mercado, an administrative assistant supporting the Banner - University Medical Center South Cardiology team. See and save our updated  departmental UofA/Banner Administrative Support/Program Coordinators List, which is posted here…


Dr. Nikolich-Zugich Honored with Geriatric Research Leadership Roles
August 10, 2017

Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD, was re-elected as chair of the board and CEO of the American Aging Association. His term, which was to expire in 2017, now has been extended through 2020.


Dr. Monica Kraft Selected to Leadership Program for Women in Academic Medicine
August 10, 2017

University of Arizona Department of Medicine Chair Monica Kraft, MD, was selected to join the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program as a fellow for its Class of 2017-18.


Dr. Vivian Shi Receives Foundation Grant to Study Causes of Eczema
August 10, 2017

Vivian Y. Shi, MD, an assistant professor in the University of Arizona Division of Dermatology, has been awarded the 2017 Dermatology Foundation Patient Directed Investigation Grant.


Michelle MacDonald, RDN
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Free Webinar to Spotlight ‘Nutrition and ILD’ – Aug. 16
August 9, 2017

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation webinars enable the community and clinical professionals to easily learn about the disease from leading pulmonary fibrosis specialists. Presenter Michelle MacDonald is a clinical dietitian and certified diabetes educator in the Sections of Nephrology & Diabetology and Clinical Nutritional Services at Denver’s National Jewish Health. This event starts at 11 a.m. AZ/MT. Register and submit any questions you may have today!


Arizona Telemedicine Program and Arizona Center for Rural Health Aim to Make Rheumatology Accessible in Arizona
August 8, 2017

A new pilot program will allow patients to get the specialty rheumatologic care they need, in their own communities from their primary care providers.


UA Cancer Center Presents Strategy No. 2 of ‘Bear Down. Beat Cancer. Top 5 Strategies for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk’
August 8, 2017

Your skin health is important regardless of the season. In five weekly installments in August, every Tuesday, the University of Arizona Cancer Center will present a strategy for enjoying the sun’s benefits while protecting yourself from cancer-causing UV radiation. This week’s strategy: Cover Up (with long sleeves, pants, sunglasses and a hat).


Banner – UMC Tucson Among U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’
August 8, 2017

In addition to being No. 1 in Southeastern Arizona and No. 2 in the state, the hospital is nationally ranked in Cancer, Geriatrics, Gynecology and Pulmonary Care, with high-performing ratings in four more specialties (Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Nephrology, and Neurology and  Neurosurgery) and five adult procedures (Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Lung Cancer Surgery).


Patient with Philips' DreamStation S/T machine
Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Could Reduce Hospitalizations for COPD Patients, says UA Study
August 7, 2017

The UA pulmonary division’s Drs. Sai Parthasarathy and Stefano Guerra are co-authors on the study in the American Journal of Medicine that notes, at a time when chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalizations are at an all-time high, 92 percent of U.S. COPD patients studied didn’t receive therapy to help them breath better while sleeping. The study was the subject of several articles in July…


UA Center on Aging Joins Nationwide Network For Home-based Primary Care Education
August 4, 2017

The Home Centered Care Institute, a non-profit organization that works to nationally advance home-based primary care through research, education and training, will partner with the UA and seven other newly named HCCI centers of excellence to increase the number of high-quality home-based primary care professionals in the nation.


Dr. Sophia Airhart, cardiologist
A Dozen New Physicians Join Faculty in 7 Divisions in Department of Medicine
August 3, 2017

The UA Department of Medicine welcomed nearly a dozen new physicians in our various divisions over the past several weeks, among them Dr. Sophia Airhart who started Monday, July 31. This includes three in Inpatient Medicine, two in Cardiology and Hematology and Oncology, and one each in Endocrinology; Nephrology; Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; and Rheumatology. Several more are scheduled to start through mid-October…


Best Hospitals in U.S. News & World Reports icon/image
U.S. News ‘Best Hospital’ Issue Delayed for a Week Due to Data Recalculations
August 3, 2017

If you were checking this week’s issue of U.S. News & World Report for the “Best Hospital” list, you’ll have to come back next week. Due to a data glitch, the magazine pushed back the annual rankings to its Aug. 8 issue. See how subspecialties in UA Department of Medicine have placed over the past decade here…


UA Cancer Center Presents ‘Bear Down. Beat Cancer. Top 5 Strategies for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk’
August 1, 2017

Your skin health is important regardless of the season. In five weekly installments in August, every Tuesday, the University of Arizona Cancer Center will present a strategy for enjoying the sun’s benefits while protecting yourself from cancer-causing UV radiation. This week’s strategy: Avoid the Sun.


Pages