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$7 Million NIH Grant Aims at Helping Asthma Sufferers Better Control Attacks, Breathe Easier
August 11, 2016

Led by Dr. Monica Kraft  at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, researchers will use the National Institutes of Health grant to conduct a five-year study, “Dysfunction of Innate Immunity in Asthma,” to investigate the interrelationship of genetic mediators to reduce lung inflammation and attacks in asthma patients...


UA Cancer Center Open House to Focus Sept. 9 on Lymphoma, Leukemia
August 9, 2016

The UA Cancer Center clinical trials director Daniel Persky, MD, and Ravi Krishnadasan, MD, of the BMT-Leukemia Multidisciplinary Clinic team, will be presenters at the next UA Cancer Center North Campus  Open House on Monday, Aug. 15, at the Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic — aka, Banner – UMC North, at 3838 N. Campbell Ave…


Crane Highlights Speed-Up in UAHS Campus Construction
August 8, 2016

A big crane arrived onsite the last week of July for the big push to erect steelworks behind the new 9-story hospital tower for Banner – University Medical Center Tucson—and already is well under way toward that goal. But it’s one of a few that soon will loom of all three construction sites on the UA Health Sciences campus, including the BSRL and HRIB building projects…


Karlie Passey Steps into New Role at UA Cancer Center
August 5, 2016

The University of Arizona Cancer Center welcomes Karlie Passey in her new role as program manager for the new Office of Membership and Staff Affairs. Duties for human resources and membership at the UACC have been combined into this office, overseen by Passey. She previously was membership coordinator...


Cancer Center Participates in Ward I Back-to-School Fair
August 5, 2016

The UA Cancer Center participated in the 8th Annual Feria de la Lectura—a bilingual literacy fair—at the El Pueblo Activity Center at 101 W. Irvington Ave. on Tucson’s south side July 30. In addition to health screenings, the 3,000 attendees got free backpacks, books, school supplies, bike helmets and other gear for the beginning of the new school year…


‘Class of 2020’ Medical Students Already Breaking Records Before White Coat Ceremony
August 4, 2016

See photos and video of the White Coat Ceremony welcoming the Class of 2020 to the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and UA Department of Medicine faculty physicians who assisted. With a record student body of 135 and the most applications ever received for a class, this year’s incoming medical students begin the journey of their medical careers as record-breakers…


UA Nephrologist Co-Authors Book on Diabetes and Kidney Disease
August 3, 2016

Just released in July by Adis, a publishing unit of Springer Nature, Managing Diabetic Nephropathies in Clinical Practice includes a chapter written by Bijin Thajudeen, MD, an assistant professor in the UA Division of Nephrology who joined the faculty in 2013 after completing his residency and fellowship here. He noted the international scope of the book with authors from Austria, Japan and the United States…


Dozens Show for Cancer Center Clinical Trials Presentation
August 2, 2016

About three dozen people came to learn about the Phase 1 New Therapeutics Program at the UA Cancer Center on Thursday, July 28, during an Open House at the center’s North Campus outpatient clinic, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., that featured Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD, director of the UACC Phase I Clinical Trials Program…


Once Again, Department of Medicine Leads Way on 'Best Hospital' National Rankings
August 2, 2016

National rankings for the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital 2016-17 list recognize two of our specialties—Nephrology (39th) and Geriatrics (46th)—and cite three more specialties—Cancer Care, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, and Pulmonology—along with four common adult procedures and conditions in our department as “high performing”…


UA Cancer Center Retains Prestigious NCI Comprehensive Status with $17.6M Award
August 1, 2016

Comprehensive designation gives Arizonans access to research-driven, highly personalized, cancer care and treatments. The UA Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center headquartered in Arizona and is one of 45 in the nation.


New IDSA Guidance for PCPs on Coccidioidomycosis Led by UA Valley Fever Center Director
July 29, 2016

UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence Director John Galgiani, MD, is the lead author on new updated guidance from the Infectious Diseases Society of America for primary care physicians and other clinicians on treatment and care of patients suffering from coccidioidomycosis, a fungal disease endemic to soils of the Southwest known as Valley Fever…


A Good Line in Often Means Good Results Out
July 29, 2016

With the start of July, a number of new physicians in training are making the rounds and becoming familiar with their clinical colleagues and new duties as residents or fellows. That includes learning in the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) at the UA College of Medicine…


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UA Geriatrics, Palliative Care Chief Supports U.S. Senate Bid to Advance At-Home Primary Care
July 25, 2016

As American Academy of Home Care Medicine president, Dr. Mindy Fain—chief of UA Division of Geriatric, General Internal and Palliative Medicine and co-director of UA Center on Aging—joins backers in Washington, DC, to introduce new legislation to make Medicare’s Independence At Home pilot program permanent…


UA Grad Student Uses Her Rheumatoid Arthritis to Fuel Research
July 22, 2016

Laura Hopkins, a graduate student and member of research team of endocrinologist Janet Funk, MD, has a personal interest in the turmeric study spearheaded by Dr. Funk that’s taking aim on easing symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis…


Grant Funds Research and Clinical Trial to Address Health Disparities in Bone Marrow Transplantation
July 21, 2016

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “Translational Research Program” grant will advance ongoing haplo-BMT research at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center, and support a UA Cancer Center Phase I/II clinical trial based on UA research findings published recently in the British Journal of Haematology.


Crazy Good, Healthful Treats, Screening and Advice Accompany 1st DPEC Diabetes & Wellness Health Fair
July 20, 2016

With a stupendous response to its inaugural health fair, the UA Division of Endocrinology and Banner – UMC Diabetes Prevention & Education Center were more than happy with the enthusiastic turnout at the fair—held in partnership with the YMCA of Southern Arizona and the American Diabetes Association…


UA Cancer Center Lecture on Carcinoid, Neuroendocrine Cancers Draws Two Dozen
July 20, 2016

Surgeons Yi-Zarn Wang, MD, and Marian Porubsky, MD, and dietitian Michelle Bratton, RD, were among speakers July 17 at a free lecture co-sponsored by Arizona Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Foundation at the UA Cancer Center – North Campus…


UA Pharmacy Professor Wins 2 NIH Grants of $3.6M to Study Arsenic, Lung Cancer
July 19, 2016

UA College of Pharmacy professor Donna Zhang, PhD, is the principal investigator on two new R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health that will provide more than $3 million for her research into how arsenic causes lung cancer...


UA Cancer Center Open House to Focus on Bone Marrow Transplants, Aug. 15
July 19, 2016

Two members of the BMT-Leukemia Multidisciplinary Clinic team, Drs. Faiz Anwer and Amit Agarwal, will be presenters at the next UA Cancer Center North Campus  Open House on Monday, Aug. 15, at the Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic — aka, Banner – UMC North, at 3838 N. Campbell Ave. Another on "Clinical Trials" with Dr. Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD, is scheduled for Thursday, July 28…


UA Sarver Heart Center Welcomes Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dr. Mathew Hutchinson
July 19, 2016

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center welcomes Mathew D. Hutchinson, MD, as the new director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program in the Division of Cardiology at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson.


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