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Dr. Amy Sussman to Lead Education Programs in Department of Medicine as New Vice Chair

UA nephrologist Dr. Amy Sussman has been named the new Vice Chair for Education within the Department of Medicine adding to her roles as Nephrology Fellowship Program director and department clerkship director. She replaces Dr. Ken Knox who left in December to be associate dean for faculty affairs and development at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix…


University of Arizona Health Sciences Celebrates Anniversaries in 2017

Special anniversary website kicks off yearlong celebrations. This year, several institutions at the UA Health Sciences are celebrating milestone anniversaries and acknowledging the visionaries who worked tirelessly to lay the foundations to establish success at Arizona’s only academic health center. Among those, the College of Pharmacy celebrates its 70th anniversary, College of Nursing its 60th, College of Medicine its 50th, Cancer Center its 40th and Sarver Heart its 30th…


UA Infectious Disease Researcher Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Dr. Kacey Ernst, infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science Public Engagement Fellowship.


Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building Opening Doors to Discovery

The $136-million, 10-story, 245,000-square-foot building is the latest addition to the growing downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Part of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, it’s adjacent to the award-winning Health Sciences Education Building and connected through a walkway labeled the Grand Canyon. Research will focus on cancer drug therapies, molecular medicine, pediatric vaccines and building platforms for DNA and biomarker testing…


Don’t Miss Precision Medicine Panel Discussion on March 9

Arizona cohort leaders of the All of Us℠ Research Program/Precision Medicine Initiative and the deans of the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will hold a PMI Panel Discussion on Thursday, March 9, at 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the fifth floor auditorium, Room 5403. Light refreshments will be served. Bring your questions. Faculty are asked to RSVP by March 7…


UA Center for Integrative Medicine Receives $1M Gift To Transform Health Care

Thanks to a $1 million commitment from Iris Cantor, a lifelong philanthropist, the UA Center for Integrative Medicine will develop new curricula, train a new generation of integrative health professionals and empower individuals and communities to optimize health and well-being through the establishment of the Iris Cantor Research and Innovation Fund...


‘Feeding Your Genome’ Just the Ticket for Nutritional Health, Feb. 22-24

The UA Department of Nutritional Sciences is hosting a conference offering the latest research and practical approaches in the emerging field of precision nutrition and health. The Gene Smart Diet author Dr. Ski Chilton headlines an opening night Food, Wine and Healthy Living Event. Other speakers include Drs. Ken Ramos, Donato Romagnolo, Melanie Hingle, Beth Jacobs and ASU’s Matthew Buman and NAU’s Greg Caporaso…


University of Utah Pulmonary Chief Addresses Winter Series Lung Conference

University of Utah pulmonary chief Robert Paine, MD, was the presenter Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Winter Series Lung Conference in UA College of Medicine – Tucson Room 8403. His topic was “Oxygen, Pulmonary Innate Immunity and Goldilocks—What Happens When Things Aren’t Right”…


Celebrating Compassionate Patient Care

Noon Friday, Feb. 17, UA Health Sciences Plaza.


Combined WLSC/DOM Research Seminar, March 9, to Feature Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Expert

Dr. Serpil Erzurum, a world-renowned translational physician-scientist on respiratory diseases from Case Western University and the Cleveland Clinic, is the speaker for a now combined event that merges the Winter Lung Series Conference (WLSC) and DOM Research Seminar Series lectures, noon-1 p.m., March 9, in Room 5403 of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson…


Emergency Medicine News Focuses on Critical Care, CPR Training and ECG Screenings

Drs. Jarrod Mosier, associate program director, Critical Care Fellowship, Cameron Hypes, ICU associate medical director, Banner – UMC Tucson, UA Sarver Heart Center members Drs. Ben Bobrow and Daniel Spaite, and several others get kudos in the latest newsletter from the UA Department of Emergency Medicine. Topics include CPR training around the world, promotions, awards and free ECG screenings for 310 students at Flowing Wells Junior High…


Solidarity Week 2017 Launches Today, Finishes with Friday Ring-of-Hands - Noon

The UA College of Medicine -Tucson student chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society will stage a variety of events this week to recognize kind, compassionate patient care for Solidarity Week—culminated in Tucson by a ring-of-hands on Friday, Feb. 17, at noon, in the UAHS Plaza. Join Drs. Randy Friese, Andy Theodorou and COM-T Dean Charles Cairns, as well as Banner UMC Tucson CEO Tom Dickson…


See BUMG Newsletter for Doc Video Profiles, Cerner Champions and Critical Care Training

Visit the Banner Health YouTube Channel for physician profile videos on 42 Banner – University Medical Group doctors (with more to come), physician champions step up for the Cerner transition in June and “The Practice of Advanced Critical Care,” a sim-based training event at the COM-Phoenix Center for Simulation & Innovation will be Feb. 17-18—these are only a few items you may have missed in the BUMG Wildcat Connection newsletter…


Better Luck Next Year for Nephrology Consult Inclusion in Arizona Telemedicine Coverage

UA nephrologist Dr. Bijin Thajudeen, who travels monthly to see chronic kidney disease patients in Douglas, Ariz., was among physicians who provided expert testimony on legislation to expand private insurance coverage for kidney and urology services in Arizona for telemedicine patient medical consultations. Unfortunately, the bill was assigned to committee with only urology included for possible coverage, but he was energized by the process and will try again…


UA Receives Merck Foundation Funds to Promote Patient-Centered Cancer Care for Latinos, Underserved

Collaborative effort brings together the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, the UA Department of Psychology, UA Cancer Center and many community partners, including El Rio Community Health Center and the Arizona Community Health Worker Outreach Network.


‘Tame Your Pain...An Inside Look at Conventional and Alternative Therapies for Pain Management’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, March 1

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Mohab Ibrahim will discuss the causes of chronic pain and current treatments for arthritis and related joint pain, including conventional and alternative approaches to pain management and the facts, fads and fiction associated with this complex medical issue.


DOM Docs in Banner Health Videos that Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Six physicians from the UA Department of Medicine are among those clinicians and staff featured in videos developed by Banner Health to celebrate diversity and inclusion. They include Drs. Elizabeth Connick, Karen Herbst, Tammy Ojo, Merri Pendergrass, John Po and Sai Parthasarathy. Take a look!


Have Your Wine and Chocolate, Too? UA Cardiologist Offers Tips for Valentine’s Day Blog

February challenges us with a combination of national heart month health advice and decadent Valentine's Day temptations. So, how do you strike the balance? In his second “Healthy Dose” blogpost—“Have Your Wine and Chocolate, Too?”—for the UA Health Sciences, Dr. Charles Katzenberg, a cardiologist with the UA Sarver Heart Center, offers advice for indulging in treats while caring for your heart… 


Dr. Nancy Sweitzer Inducted into Association of University Cardiologists

UA Cardiology Chief Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center, was one of eight new members inducted into the Association of University Cardiologists during the group’s 56th annual meeting Jan. 18-20 at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix. She joins four other Sarver Heart Center members who also are AUC inductees… 


Two New Divisions at UA Health Sciences Target Precision Medicine Remedies via Advanced Genetic, Genomic Research

Drs. Gene Bleecker and Deb Meyers—pioneers in research and application of personalized medicine in respiratory disease based on advances in translational genetic studies—have been recruited from Wake Forest University to head related divisions in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine and the UA Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine...


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