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Holiday Miracle on Ice: Tucson Roadrunners Hockey Player Thanks Teams for Saving his Life
December 20, 2016
After collapsing at a Nov. 19 game, Tucson Roadrunners hockey team captain Craig Cunningham is recovering from cardiac arrest at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

Past ATS President Dr. Nicholas Hill Launches 2016 Winter Lung Series Conference
December 15, 2016

The first speaker in the Winter Lung Series Conferences, the world-renowned and past American Thoracic Society president Dr. Nicholas Hill spoke today at the College of Medicine – Tucson on “Group 2 Pulmonary Hypertension: A Conundrum Wrapped in an Enigma.” Next up is Northwestern’s Dr. Scott Budinger on Thursday, Jan. 26, noon-1 p.m…


DOM Chair Offers Congratulatory 2016 Year-In-Review
December 14, 2016

DOM faculty and staff enjoyed an exciting year with many accomplishments to our credit. Clinically, our pulmonary and critical care team help revive the Lung Transplant Program and the Kidney Transplant Program broke all records. Research awards and publication for our faculty were through the roof in 2016. And recruitment success means many new faces and expanded programs across our now 14 divisions, with the addition in 2017 of the Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine…


Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Offers Free Webinars – ‘Anti-Inflammatory Medications’ Next Topic, Dec. 14
December 13, 2016

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is offering a free webinar, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14, on “Anti-Inflammatory Medications” as part of its PFF Disease Education Webinar Series. David J. Lederer, MD, co-director of the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Interstitial Lung Disease Program—a PFF Care Center Network site like Banner – UMC Tucson. Prior webinars also available for viewing…


UA Team Wins $2M NIH Grant to Study Impact of Sleep, Activity on Diabetes
December 12, 2016

A team led by Michelle Perfect, PhD, associate professor in the UA College of Education's Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies and a collaborator with the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences, has been awarded a $2 million grant to study the impact of sleep and daily routines on care for youths with Type 1 diabetes…


Arizona Telemedicine Program to Host Third National Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase Conference, Oct. 2-3 in Phoenix
December 12, 2016
SPS 2017 reflects and stimulates the growing market for telemedicine services and products; the conference will be held in Phoenix, Oct. 2-3, 2017.

Photos, Video Available on DOM Research Seminars, PMI Town Hall, Sleep Center Open House
December 9, 2016

Excellent turnout for recent UA Department of Medicine academic events includes the last two DOM Research Seminar Series (Dec. 8 & Nov. 10) with Drs. Cristine Berry, Larry Mandarino, Louise Hecker and Sai Parthasarathy, the DOM Precision Medicine Town Hall, Dec. 7, and an open house for the new UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences, Dec. 2. See photo galleries and links to archived video of those that were livestreamed as webcasts, too…


UA Surgery Head Leigh Neumayer Named Interim Senior Vice President for Health Sciences
December 9, 2016
University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart has named Dr. Leigh Neumayer as interim senior vice president for health sciences. Her appointment will be effective Jan. 1, 2017, following Dr. Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia's decision to resign his administrative role and step back to faculty.

KOLD 13/FOX 11 TV Air UA Gastroenterologist Interview for Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week
December 7, 2016

Tucson TV news anchor Craig Thomas shared his personal experience with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in an interview with UA Division of Gastroenterology’s Dr. Sasha Taleban, director of our IBD Program, in recognition of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, Dec. 1-7. See the broadcast and learn more about how patients can find therapies and support to reduce the embarrassing affliction’s burden…


Center on Aging Three in the News on Elder Abuse, Biological Sciences and Hearing Loss
December 7, 2016

The UA Center on Aging’s Lisa M. O’Neill, MPH, DBH, Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD, and Rachel Peterson, MPH, made the news recently on three separate topics. O’Neill is part of a WalletHub survey of state-by-state rankings of elder abuse protections, Dr. Nikolich-Žugich was named an officer of the Gerontological Society of America, and Petersen helped train community health workers on issues related to mental health and hearing loss for the elderly… 


Call for Entrants, Mentors for 2017 UAHS CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition
December 7, 2016

The UA Health Sciences will host its second annual Local CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition on Feb. 28, 2017. As such, it not only is looking for teams to compete, but also mentors to assist them in their preparations. Deadline for student competitors and faculty mentors is Jan. 18, 2017. See results and photos from last year’s competition…


BizTucson Articles in 2016 Highlight Banner Construction, Dr. Weill, Big Data
December 7, 2016

Banner – UMC’s $400 million hospital tower and $100 million outpatient center,  evolution of  UA Center for Integrative Medicine’s Dr. Andrew Weill from health guru to brand showman, and the confluence of big data and health care with Cyverse’s second $50 million NSF grant are among top stories of the year in BizTucson. Others spotlight Tech Launch, COM – Phoenix Biomedical Sciences Building, diabetes, cancer and precision medicine research funding, and a Sarver Family legacy…


‘Feeding Your Genome,’ a UA Nutritional Sciences Conference, Set for Feb. 22-24 with Lively Lineup
December 6, 2016

Learn how to “feed your genome” at this UA Nutritional Sciences Department annual conference, Feb. 22-24, 2017, with an international cast of speakers focused on nutrition and precision health. Opening night dinner recognizes Tucson’s UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation and features Gene Smart Diet author Dr. Ski Chilton and an international lineup of speakers…


Distinguished Physician-Scientist Dr. Kenneth S. Knox Named Faculty Affairs Associate Dean at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
December 6, 2016

A faculty member at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson since 2008 and chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine since 2010, Dr. Knox takes his talents to the expanding UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.


UA Researchers Go the Distance for Fluid Analysis Via Sweat
December 6, 2016

A first-of-its-kind wearable sensor, tested at the El Tour de Tucson endurance cycling event in 2015, measures biomarkers to reveal the body's response to exercise.


No Ifs, Ands, or ‘Butts:’ UA’s Dr. Judith Gordon Developing New Program to Boost Smokers’ Efforts to Quit Tobacco
December 5, 2016
Dr. Gordon has received a $700,000 NIH grant to create and evaluate a guided imagery program delivered over a telephone quitline and designed to appeal to men and racial and ethnic minorities, who are less likely to use a quitline for help in quitting smoking.

Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Lecture Series: ‘Thinking from the Heart: How to Protect the Brain in Patients with Heart Disease,’ Dec. 14
December 5, 2016
On Dec. 14, Lee Ryan, PhD, professor and department chair, UA College of Science, Department of Psychology, and Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, professor and chief of cardiology and director of the UA Sarver Heart Center, will present a community lecture, part of Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary Lecture Series. This talk will focus on heart disease, memory and cognition.

UA, Banner – UMC Celebrate Record-Breaking Year for Kidney Transplants in Tucson
December 3, 2016

With a year-to-date total of 108 kidney transplants, the multidisciplinary team made of surgeons and transplants specialists with the UA Departments of Surgery and Nephrology—as well as numerous others who supported it from nurses, social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists and lab staff—celebrated Nov. 29 the all-time record achievement at the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson…


DOM Faculty Expected to Attend Town Hall on Precision Medicine Initiative, Dec. 7
December 2, 2016

SAVE THE DATE: The UA Department of Medicine will host a “Town Hall Faculty Meeting” on Wed., Dec. 7, 5:15-6:15 p.m., in UAHS 5403 to discuss our role in the White House Precision Medicine Initiative® (PMI). The program is split into an initial presentation followed by breakout into focus groups for further discussion. It will be led by Drs. Monica Kraft, DOM chair, and Akinlolu Ojo, PMI lead principal investigator…


‘60 Minutes’ Airs Spotlight on Banner Alzheimer’s Research, Clinical Trial
December 2, 2016

The Nov. 27 CBS broadcast spotlighted a Medellin, Colombia, family where every member has been stricken by the neurological disorder. Banner Alzheimer’s Institute research on the family could prove crucial to determining if the disease is preventable. More volunteers are needed, though. View the video and join a registry to help researchers find a cure…


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