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Sleep Center Director Gets $250K Grant to Evaluate Telemedicine Consults for Insomnia Patients

With funding from the American Sleep Medicine Foundation, Dr. Sai Parthasarathy and his research team at the UAHS Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences will investigate if delivery of therapy for insomnia is effective and more convenient for patients through telehealth visits rather than conventional in-person consultations. They look to enroll up to 85 patients in a clinical study over next few months...


South Campus internal medicine residents Jessica August, MD, and Rhonda Alkatib, MD
Six UA Internal Medicine Residents Honored at GME Scholarly Day South Campus

Several University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus physicians were among those whose research projects were recognized at the GME Scholarly Day event hosted May 16 at Banner – University Medical Center South’s La Galería auditorium. Among the winners are IM residents Drs. Norm Beatty, Balaji Natarajan and Jessica August. Three others took second place spots…


Three DOM Physicians Recognized at COM Faculty Mentoring Awards

The UA Department of Medicine’s Drs. Jil Tardiff and Jarrod Mosier were recognized with 2017 Faculty Mentoring Awards and Dr. Kent Kwoh with an honorable mention as part of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson General Faculty Meeting held May 17. Other items on the agenda included GME Committee and Medical Student Research Program Committee annual reports and presentations on the SAVAHCS and UAHS New Buildings & Renovation Projects. Read on to see who else was honored…


Researchers Create Unique Catalog of Diseases Linked to Immune System Gene Variations

Generated by a study by researchers with the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the catalog could help identify individuals who are at risk for autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.


New Hospitalists Starting in Division of Inpatient Medicine Soon

Look for new faces soon in the UA Division of Inpatient Medicine. Along with some recent departures come arrivals as well. Those include Drs. Srinivasa Raghavan Madhavan, Nathan R. Copeland, Sujatha Doddi, Ryan McGrath, Sudheer Belur Sreenath and Nadia Ghallab. Dr. Madhavan started in April. Most others are set to arrive this summer…


UA Professor Lynn Gerald, PhD, Appointed to National Asthma Education and Prevention Program

Lynn Gerald, PhD, Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair and professor of health promotion sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, was appointed to the National Institutes of Health National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP).


Banner – UMC Celebrates 2017 National Hospital Week with Picnic Lunch

Banner – University Medicine in Tucson celebrated 2017 National Hospital Week—May 7-13—with a picnic meal for physicians in staff at its two hospital campuses and the Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic at north campus. Burgers, hot dogs, cookies and soda—a good time was had by all. See the pictures… 


Best in Class: Grads Saving, Improving Lives

The UA's 2017 graduating class wants to help improve the human condition. The class includes a future dermatologist who made rescues during Hurricane Katrina, a researcher studying Tibetan monks, a Chinese-born mining engineer and a musician who has performed around the globe.


Sarver Director Emeritus Dr. Gordon Ewy to Receive Honorary Georgetown Degree

Founding UA Division of Cardiology faculty member who oversaw construction of Sarver Heart Center building, to be recognized for his research contributions to defibrillation and resuscitation for cardiac arrest victims with a Doctor of Science (DSc) degree at the Georgetown University School of Medicine commencement, May 26, in Washington, DC’s DAR Constitution Hall…


UA Health Sciences Convocations 2017

From May 8 through May 13, UAHS colleges are holding convocations as they continue to celebrate milestone anniversaries. Inspirational graduates will be available for interviews.


Celebrating the Career of Dr. David Alberts, UA Cancer Center Throws a Party

For his May 8 retirement, the UA Cancer Center honored its director emeritus and regents professor Dr. David S. Alberts with a scientific symposium, a “Celebrating a Stellar Career” tribute and a large reception. A key player in the center’s founding as well as that of the UA Skin Cancer Institute, he has dedicated himself to building a $5 million endowment to support the institute. See the pictures and find how you might support that effort…


UA Health Sciences Convocations 2017: Meet Some of the Graduates

UA Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Right Treatment, Right Person, Right Time: Progress in Precision Cardiovascular Care,’ May 17

Join UA Sarver Heart Center faculty for a community lecture to learn about human "disease in a dish," induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology that has the potential to completely change cardiovascular medicine in terms of understanding individual variation, underlying disease mechanisms, transforming and personalizing drug discovery and targeting treatments.


Dr. Robert C. Johnson Appointed to the UA Institute for Cellular Transplantation

Dr. Johnson will help accelerate the Institute’s mission to treat diabetes using transplantation of macroencapsulated cells without the need for immunosuppression.


Forty Honored at 2017 DOM Annual Awards at Arizona Inn

Forty awards were presented to medical students, residents, fellows and faculty physicians at the Arizona Inn during the annual University of Arizona Department of Medicine Education Awards Reception, May 4. Graduating med student John Dicken was recognized by two divisions, and Drs. Tammer El Aini and Tirdad Zangeneh repeated as winners of teaching awards. See who else won and view the photo gallery…


UA Health Sciences Colleges Celebrate 2017 Convocations

Beginning May 8 through May 13, UAHS colleges are holding convocations as they continue to celebrate milestone anniversaries. Inspirational graduates will be available for interviews.


UA Presence at American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference More Expansive

A large contingent from UA Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allegy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center are set to take the stage with impactful scientific findings at the ATS 2017 International Conference in Washington, DC, May 19-24. They include faculty, researchers, fellows, residents and students from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Two more have won scholarships to attend… 


Three NCI-Funded T32 Research Post-Docs Positions Available at UA Cancer Center

The Cancer Prevention and Control Health Disparities Training T32 Program offers a multi-disciplinary mentored environment integrating behavioral to biological science research focused on cancer disparities and understanding and preventing cancer...


‘The Healing Power of Sleep … Chief Nourisher of the Body, Mind and Heart,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, May 3

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy will discuss sleep and its role in disease prevention and population health. Topics discussed will include sleep disorders and the economic burden on the health-care systems of the United States and the world.


Audience Limited, Topics Weighty at Rescheduled UA-Banner AMC Town Hall

If you missed the April 24 Town Hall Meeting of the Academic Management Council, the UA-Banner entity formed as part of the academic affiliation agreement between Banner Health and the University of Arizona to oversee the Banner – University Medicine Division, no worries. You can view archived video of the event at a link here. Among DOM attendees: Drs. Gordon Carr, Pradeep Kadambi, Frank Marcus…


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