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$1 Million Gift to Support Integrative Medicine at UA Health Sciences
September 28, 2016

Chicago-area philanthropist shares passion for work of Dr. Andrew Weil, integrative medicine pioneer and director of the UA Center for Integrative Medicine.


New UA Geriatrician to Talk ‘Lewy Body Dementia’ at Advances in Aging Lecture, Oct. 10
September 27, 2016

Corinne Self, MD, will present on “Understanding Lewy Body Dementia”—a common form of dementia that affects cognitive functions for organization and planning as well as visual-spatial areas—at the next talk in the Advances in Aging Lecture Series, Monday, Oct. 10, noon-1 p.m. in Kiewit Auditorium, 1515 N. Campbell Ave. in Tucson...


UA Researchers Launch App for 'Citizen-Scientists' to Track Zika Virus
September 27, 2016

Scientists at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health launched Kidenga, a free smartphone app for Android and iOS that allows users to report mosquito activity, symptoms of illness and help detect outbreaks...


Read All About South Campus Residency Program in Fall Newsletter
September 26, 2016

The latest issue of the South Campus Pulse, the newsletter of the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus at Banner – University Medical Center South is out. Read about new residents, who’s presenting posters in New Orleans, who’s getting published in the British Medical Journal and Journal of American Medicine, weddings, engagements, case reports, profiles and more… 


Hemodialysis, Feline Parasite Subject of Next DOM Research Seminar, Oct. 13
September 26, 2016

Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury will speak about hemodialysis and vascular access, while Dr. Anita Koshy will discuss how the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, common in cat feces and contaminated food, affects the central nervous system. Theirs is the second of 10 lectures pairing a senior and junior faculty investigator from the Department of Medicine through June 2017…


Grateful Lung Cancer Survivor to Speak at Oct. 5 Living Healthy With Arthritis Lecture
September 26, 2016

The UA Arthritis Center has extended a special invitation to their colleagues in the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and Division of Hematology and Oncology to attend the Living Healthy With Arthritis lecture on Oct. 5, which features Canyon Ranch's Michael Hewitt, PhD, a lung cancer survivor who was treated at Banner – UMC Tucson...


Cardiologist Dr. Michael A. LaCombe to Present ‘The Importance of Family History,’ Oct. 6
September 23, 2016

Free and open to the public, the presentation is part of the Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine series sponsored by the Flinn Foundation.


Heart Disease and Sleep: Expert Panel Reports That Both Duration and Quality May Impact Heart Health
September 21, 2016

In its first scientific statement on sleep, the American Heart Association and its committee of heart health and sleep researchers, including Michael Grandner, PhD, of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, find in a review of current evidence that too much or too little sleep, along with sleep-related breathing irregularities and insomnia, may be linked to heart risk factors.


UA-Led Team Receives PCORI Engagement Award for Patient-Centered SLEEP2 Project
September 21, 2016

The University of Arizona, Project Sleep and the Sleep Research Network are teaming up to engage patients, scientists and other stakeholders as partners in sleep research; the first of four events for sleep researchers and the public will be held Friday, Oct. 7, in Bethesda, Md.


UPDATE: Nearly 40 Show for Cancer Center Open House, Next Events on BRA Day, Oct. 22, and GI Cancers, Oct. 27
September 16, 2016

Three dozen-plus people turned out Sept. 9 for the UA Cancer Center Open House to hear a talk about “Lymphoma & Leukemia” by Drs. Daniel Persky and Ravi Krishnadasan. Next event, Sat., Oct. 22, focuses on Breast Reconstruction Awareness and the UACC Breast Health Team with a program also Thu., Oct. 27, on GI cancers… 


Standing Room Only for Initial DOM Research Seminar on Asthma
September 8, 2016

The first lecture in the UA Department of Medicine's Research Seminar Series filled the seats in UAHS 8403 on Sept. 8 to hear Drs. Monica Kraft and Julie Ledford discuss their research on "Surfactant Protein-A (SP-A) & Asthma: From Basic Science to Translational Research." The next speakers in the series are Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Chief, Division of Nephrology, and Dr. Anita Koshy, assistant professor in the Departments of Neurology and Immunobiology, at noon Thursday, Oct. 13...


DOM First Research Seminar in Room 8403 at Noon, Thursday, Sept. 8
September 7, 2016

The inaugural lecture in the new Department of Medicine Research Seminar Series will be at noon, Sept. 8, in UAHS Room 8403, also known as the Chase Bank Auditorium. Presenting are Drs. Monica Kraft and Julie Ledford with the theme, "Surfactant Protein-A and Asthma: From Basic Science to Translational Research"…


Dr. Janet Funk to Launch Return of ‘Endocrinology Grand Rounds’
September 6, 2016

A new Endocrinology Grand Round lecture series will begin Sept. 13 with Janet Funk, MD, as the initial presenter on the theme, “The Pharmacognosy of Turmeric: Harnessing Nature to Protect Bone.” They’re being revived by new Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Chief Lawrence Mandarino, PhD, with a goal of bringing in visiting scholars—starting with local research academics…


Alzheimer's Association Accelerates Research on Potential Sex Differences in Alzheimer's
September 2, 2016

A study led by Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, director of the Center for Brain Sciences at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, has been chosen among nine projects to receive funding as part of $2.2 million being distributed in the first-ever Alzheimer’s Association Sex and Gender in Alzheimer’s (SAGA) research grant awards to advance understanding of the disproportionate effect Alzheimer’s disease has on women…


Dermatology Welcomes Drs. Kurtzman and Shi
August 31, 2016

The UA Division of Dermatology welcomes two new assistant professors, Vivian Y. Shi, MD, and Drew Kurtzman, MD, who joined the faculty at the UA Department of Medicine and began practicing in Tucson in July…


‘SMART’ Use of Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer Focus of 2016-17 Better Than Ever Winning Grant
August 31, 2016

Setsuko K. Chambers, MD, and the Better Than Ever Scientific Review Committee announced that Victor J. Gonzalez, MD, an assistant professor of Radiation Oncology, won a $20,000 grant award from the UA Cancer Center’s Better Than Ever Program. His research team will use the money to investigate a new technique called Surface Mapped Radiotherapy, or SMART, for a patient-specific approach to breast cancer treatment…


‘Tame Your Pain...An Inside Look at Conventional and Alternative Therapies for Pain Management’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture - Rescheduled to March 1, 2017
August 31, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: Due to widespread storms in Southern Arizona resulting from Hurricane Newton, the following event was rescheduled to Wednesday, March 1, 2017—same time, same location. We apologize for any inconvenience.


‘Advances in Aging Lectures’ Return to Convenience of Central Tucson, Sept. 12
August 29, 2016

Come learn about how Tai Chi may reduce risk of falls among seniors and stroke victims, Mon., Sept. 12, at the newly relocated Advances in Aging Lecture Series, being held this fall in Kiewit Auditorium at the UA Cancer Center from noon to 1 p.m. They return to the UA Health Sciences campus after four years at the Banner – UMC South hospital’s Behavioral Health Pavilion…


New Chief of Hematology and Oncology at UA Health Sciences, a Noted Head and Neck Cancer Specialist, Looks Forward to ‘Homecoming’
August 29, 2016

A member of the National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee and a former Tucsonan, Julie E. Bauman, MD, MPH, joins the UA College of Medicine – Tucson faculty as professor and chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine and the UA Cancer Center...


New National Guidelines for Valley Fever Treatment Led by UAHS Center Director
August 29, 2016

Dr. John Galgiani is among three University of Arizona physicians on an Infectious Diseases Society of America panel that authored updated treatment guidelines for the respiratory disease that’s endemic to the U.S. Southwest. The recommendations are for physicians who may not be aware of the disease as well as those whose patients may have contracted it while visiting the region.


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