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DOM winners of 2016-17 COM-T faculty teaching awards
Seven at Department of Medicine to Receive UA College of Medicine Teaching Awards, Oct. 25
October 5, 2017

Educators in the UA Department of Medicine will take home more than a quarter of the honors to be presented at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s 38th Annual Faculty Teaching awards and the Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, noon-1 p.m. Among DOM winners: Drs. Amy Sussman, John Bloom, J.P. Ferreira, Tirdad Zangeneh, Randy Horwitz, Laith Ghazala and Sarah Low. Save it to your calendar and come cheer them on…


COM-T to Sponsor 4 Jr. Scientists to Attend Eureka Translational Medicine Course in Italy – Apply Now!
October 5, 2017

Interested in Translational Medicine? Want to attend the Eureka Translational Medicine course in Italy? The UA College of Medicine – Tucson will sponsor four junior scientists—at postdoctoral/resident or assistant professor level—to attend the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine Certificate Course in Sicily, Italy, April 8-14, 2018. Deadline for applications: Nov. 27, 2017…


UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Welcome Three Cardiologists
October 5, 2017

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center added three cardiologists to its faculty this summer. All provide patient care at Banner – University Medical Centers in Tucson.


Grant Helps UA’s Southwest Telehealth Resource Center Connect Providers, Rural Patients
October 5, 2017

A $975,000 cooperative agreement grant from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth will allow the center—part of the Arizona Telemedicine Program headquartered at the UA Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix to continue offering telehealth services to health-care providers in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada through August 2020.


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Native American Cancer Prevention Issues Call for Funding Proposals
October 4, 2017

To identify collaborative cancer-related research projects for funding to start Sept. 1, 2019 (pending NIH approval), the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention invites Letters of Intent from interested investigator teams. The NACP is working to define and eliminate obstacles to health equity in areas of Native American cancer incidence, mortality, survivorship, and representation. Letters are due Oct. 30 with a Feb. 5, 2018, deadline to submit full proposals…


Molecular & Cellular Proteomics cover for October 2017
UA-Led Study on How Insulin Controls Glucose Uptake Picked for Cover of Proteomics Journal
October 3, 2017

An article coauthored by UA researchers—including Drs. Paul Langlais and Larry Mandarino—in the UA Division of Endocrinology affiliated with the UAHS Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, made the October 2017 cover of the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. A paper based on the UA-led study into how insulin controls glucose uptake by cells published in the issue reveals the discovery of a new series of protein networks and identifies new biology that may have broader disease implications…


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Submit Your Research Poster for Founders’ Day Jr. Investigator Forum, Nov. 17
October 3, 2017

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson is seeking submissions for a Founder’s Day Junior Investigator Poster Forum, Friday, Nov. 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m., in the UAHS Plaza. It’s part of a broader calendar of Founders’ Week activities coinciding with the college’s 50th anniversary. Each presenting author’s name is entered into a Fitbit raffle — must be present to win. Entry deadline Nov. 8…


Researchers Receive DOD Grant to Study Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia
October 3, 2017

Physician-scientist research team awarded $1.3 million grant to study long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury


Dr. Joseph Chao
UA Dermatology Resident Recognized by SAVAHCS
October 2, 2017

Dr. Joseph Chao, a resident in the UA Dermatology Residency Program, was presented with certificate of recognition by the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. He was honored for assisting a VA patient who had fallen this summer. In other news, newly boarded dermatologists continue residency program’s 100 percent pass rate and Dr. Vivian Shi completes medical mission to Oaxaca day before earthquake strikes area… 


UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 8th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 4
October 2, 2017

Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona


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Full Steam Ahead for Cerner Electronic Health Record Go-Live, Oct. 1
September 28, 2017

The launch of the new Cerner electronic health record (EHR) at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South clinical facilities will proceed as scheduled this weekend, with go-live set for just after midnight on Sept. 30. More than 1,200 adoption coaches will provide support over the next several weeks. See last-minute suggestions here as well as links to transition overview and archived video from Sept. 26 UA/Banner Cerner Town Hall…


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GI Division to Host Community Physician Outreach, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Events This Fall
September 28, 2017

The University of Arizona Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology will host two important events this fall—a Gastroenterology/Hepatology Community Meeting with area GI doctors on Oct. 17 and an inflammatory bowel disease training workshop on Nov. 17 facilitated by the University of Chicago’s Dr. David Rubin and Cornerstones Health of Los Angeles… 


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Take Advantage of ‘Home-Based Primary Care Training for Clinicians & Practice Managers,’ Nov. 2-3
September 28, 2017

The UA Center on Aging, in partnership with the Home Centered Care Institute, is proud to offer a new program featuring a first-of-its-kind home-based primary care curriculum to health care providers statewide. The free training is on the UA Health Sciences campus, Tucson, Nov. 2-3. This opportunity is part of the center’s having been chosen as one of eight “centers of excellence” nationwide by HCCI…


UAHS Faculty, Staff Invited to Banner ‘Pink Hard Hat’ Breast Cancer Awareness Event, Sept. 29
September 28, 2017

University of Arizona Health Sciences faculty and staff in Tucson are invited to join hundreds of construction workers building Banner – University Medical Center Tucson’s new hospital tower in a Pink Hard Hat Ribbon display on Friday morning, Sept. 29, 10 a.m., south side of construction site. The event kicks off breast cancer awareness month in October...


‘Solving Problems of the Foot and Ankle,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Oct. 4
September 28, 2017

Free and open to the public, the lecture by L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD, UA associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and biomedical engineering, will discuss foot and ankle health, how to prevent injury and overuse, the latest research and recommendations for a range of problems, with an orthopaedic surgeon’s inside look at advanced forms of diagnosis and treatment, including non-surgical and surgical interventions.


New Websites Launched for UA Division of Infectious Diseases, Petersen HIV Clinics
September 27, 2017

New websites for the UA Division of Infectious Diseases and UA Petersen HIV Clinics—developed in conjunction with UA Health Sciences BioCommunications, the UA Department of Medicine and division faculty and staff—are now live. See a number of new features that underscore the multidisciplinary nature of the division as well as the multiple services it offers in terms of education, research, patient care and community outreach for infection prevention…


UAHS Research Administration Provides Advice on How to Get Your Study Listed on Website
September 27, 2017

For physicians and others at the UA Department of Medicine involved in clinical research who are looking to get their studies listed on the UA Health Sciences Clinical Research Studies website, look for tips here on how to do exactly that. The process is simpler than you may think. Just fill out the “Optional Services” page of the Research Intake Form…


More Than One Path to Success, DOM Fellows Learn at 2nd Annual Retreat
September 26, 2017

The 2nd Annual DOM Fellows Retreat was well attended with about 55 fellows and fellowship directors participating on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the UA Cancer Center’s Kiewit Auditorium. Headlining were Drs. Joe “Skip” Garcia, Tara Carr, Anita Koshy, Sai Parthasarathy and Monica Kraft. The event was organized by DOM Vice Chair for Research Dr. Jil Tardiff. See the photos, watch the video…


New Banner - University Medical Center Tucson hospital tower
Pictorial Provides Progress Report on UA Health Sciences Construction Projects
September 26, 2017

Construction continues apace with expected completion of the new nine-story hospital tower at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson set for mid-2019 and the Banner – UMC North Campus outpatient care center before year-end. See photos from a recent tour of the hospital tower as well as a quick roundup of construction progress on UA Health Sciences’ BioSciences Research Lab and Health Sciences Innovation Building…


Ways to Help Disaster Relief Action – Mexico, the Caribbean, Florida & Texas
September 26, 2017

Earthquakes in Chiapas, Oaxaca and Mexico City, hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria—all wreaked devastation and human tragedy across the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and beyond. The UA Health Sciences Hispanic Center of Excellence offers several ways you can assist in relief efforts throughout the region that keenly represents the beating pulse of Latin America… 


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