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Solidarity Week 2018 Events Include Mayoral Address, Circle of Hands, Poetry Slam
February 5, 2018

To honor National Solidarity Day celebrated Feb. 16, dozens of medical students, faculty and staff will join hands and create a human chain representing compassionate patient care. It is a culmination of Solidarity Week, a nationwide movement begun in Tucson after the Jan. 8 mass shooting that promotes patient-centered health care. Don’t miss Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild’s address, Feb. 14, noon, DuVal Auditorium…

Banner – UMC, UA Department of Surgery Welcome 3 New Surgeons
February 5, 2018

Banner – University Medical Center and the University of Arizona Department of Surgery are pleased to welcome three new surgeons to Tucson.

UA Cancer Center Team Targets Tumor Suppressor to Treat ‘Triple-Negative’ Breast Cancer
February 2, 2018

A team led by UA Cancer Center researchers Agnieszka Witkiewicz, MD, and Erik Knudsen, PhD, screened for drugs that could target triple-negative breast cancer tumors, producing several new therapeutic candidates for this difficult-to-treat cancer.

DOM Docs Contribute to Relief in ‘Chronic Inflammation,’ according to Tucson Lifestyle
February 1, 2018

Several faculty physicians from the University of Arizona Department of Medicine—Drs. Monica Kraft, Kent Kwoh, Randy Horwitz and Victoria Maizes—are among authorities consulted for an “In Health” article in the January 2018 issue of Tucson Lifestyle magazine that focuses “Chronic Inflammation: The Road to Relief.” See EXTRA INFO on all DOM local magazine coverage in 2017, too…

New Signage for Liver Institute Installed to Recognize Renaming in Dr. Boyer’s Honor
January 31, 2018

New signage was put in place Jan. 31 to recognize the renaming of the University of Arizona Liver Research Institute last year in recognition of its founding director as the Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute. Dr. Boyer, a former UA Department of Medicine chair who passed away three weeks earlier, was notified of the honor at his retirement party last summer. The gastroenterology division signage also was changed to match the design…

Dr. Victoria Murrain Appointed Interim Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson
January 31, 2018

Victoria Murrain, DO, has been appointed interim deputy dean for diversity and inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Murrain also is assistant dean and designated institutional officer for graduate medical education at the Tucson UA South Campus and associate professor in the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Noted Type 2 Diabetes Expert Dr. David G. Marrero Appointed to National Diabetes Task Force
January 31, 2018

David G. Marrero, PhD, director of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Border Health and professor of public health at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been appointed to a new national diabetes working group and task force to promote equitable and comprehensive diabetes care.

Drs. Christine Laukaitis, Deb Meyers and Sai Parthasarathy confer over a research poster
DOM P.I. Research Poster Night Continues to Shine in Second Year
January 30, 2018

The second pass at the University of Arizona Department of Medicine P.I. Research Poster Session, was held Jan. 24 in Kiewit Auditorium. With over 40 posters listed, see the program for research titles and presenters—and a photo gallery from the evening as well… 

Feb. 8 Lecture: Data Sharing in Clinical Trials featuring Dr. Jeffrey M. Drazen, Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine
January 30, 2018

Dr. Drazen, editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, will discuss data sharing in clinical trials. He is the invited speaker for the 2018 James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy, which is free and open to the public.

TB Expert from UCLA to Offer Medicine Grand Rounds Lecture on ‘World’s Leading Infectious Killer,’ Jan. 31, Noon
January 29, 2018

Marcus A. Horwitz, MD, former chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, will deliver the Medicine Grand Rounds lecture as a special guest speaker Jan. 31, noon-1 p.m., COM-T Room 5403, on the topic: “Fighting the World's Leading Infectious Killer: Advances in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of TB”…

New Pain Management Online Course Launched by UA Center for Integrative Medicine
January 29, 2018

Amid the national opioid crisis, “Integrative Approaches to Pain Management” teaches health-care professionals non-pharmaceutical options.

Save Date for 2nd Annual High School Health Career Fair at Banner – UMC South, Feb. 27
January 26, 2018

Last year, they drew 80 high school students—more than half bringing parents—to the “A Pathway to Success” High School Health Career Fair in the La Galería conference room at Banner – University Medical Center South. This year, organizers are hoping for at least a hundred with five south side high schools participating. The event was the brainchild of two South Campus internal medicine residents, Drs. Roberto Swazo and Norm Beatty—now a UA Infectious Diseases fellow…

New Chiefs of Staff at Banner – UMC Tucson and South
January 25, 2018

Drs. Chan Lowe, an associate professor in the University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics, and Lisa Stoneking, an associate professor in the UA Department of Emergency Medicine, were chosen for two-year terms as chief of staff—Dr. Lowe at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Dr. Stoneking at Banner – UMC South...

Dozens of DOM Faculty Among 140 Banner Physicians to Earn ‘Best Doctor’ Recognition
January 23, 2018

Congratulations to the more than 140 Banner – University Medical Group and community physicians practicing at Banner Health Tucson hospitals and clinics named to the Best Doctors in America® List for 2017-18. Forty-six also are on faculty at the UA Department of Medicine. See who made the list… 

DOM Chair to Receive American Thoracic Society’s 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award
January 23, 2018

UA Department of Medicine Chair Monica Kraft, MD, will receive the American Thoracic Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award at the ATS 2018 International Conference held in San Diego, May 18-23...

$3.6M NIH Grant to UA-Led International Research Consortium Seeks Precision Medicine Solutions to Stopping Asthma in Childhood
January 23, 2018

Dr. Stefano Guerra, a University of Arizona respiratory scientist, will lead an international effort to target deficits of a specific protein found in lung cells as an indicator of persistence of asthma from childhood into adulthood. Results could lead to personalized therapies for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

UA Part of $8.9M Collaborative Grant to Understand How Dangerous Virus `Hides’ to Attack Another Day
January 23, 2018

Dr. Felicia Goodrum and several of the nation’s most prominent human cytomegalovirus researchers have been awarded a five-year, $8.9 million collaborative grant to investigate how the virus lies dormant until it activates and poses life-threatening disease risk.

UA Researchers Create First `Roadmap’ to Understand Ability of Herpesvirus to Remain Dormant in Humans to Attack Another Day
January 23, 2018

A collaborative team of UA researchers have created an in-depth model of the human cytomegalovirus during its sleep-like state in dormancy to better understand how the virus can lie dormant and then reactivate and pose life-threatening disease risk.

UA Arthritis Center Director to Discuss `Osteoarthritis Under the Microscope,’ Feb. 8 in Yuma
January 22, 2018

An inside look into the latest advances in prevention and treatment; free community lecture hosted by Yuma Friends of UA Health Sciences

UA Lung Transplant Docs Help Banner – UMC Tucson Gain ‘Institute of Excellence’ Status with Aetna
January 19, 2018

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and the University of Arizona pulmonary division can add another kudo to their list of accreditations and accolades with Aetna Inc.’s designation of the hospital as an “Institutes of Excellence™ Transplant Facility” for lung transplantation…