Crazy Good, Healthful Treats, Screening and Advice Accompany 1st DPEC Diabetes & Wellness Health Fair
July 20, 2016

With a stupendous response to its inaugural health fair, the UA Division of Endocrinology and Banner – UMC Diabetes Prevention & Education Center were more than happy with the enthusiastic turnout at the fair—held in partnership with the YMCA of Southern Arizona and the American Diabetes Association…

UA Cancer Center Lecture on Carcinoid, Neuroendocrine Cancers Draws Two Dozen
July 20, 2016

Surgeons Yi-Zarn Wang, MD, and Marian Porubsky, MD, and dietitian Michelle Bratton, RD, were among speakers July 17 at a free lecture co-sponsored by Arizona Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Foundation at the UA Cancer Center – North Campus…

UA Pharmacy Professor Wins 2 NIH Grants of $3.6M to Study Arsenic, Lung Cancer
July 19, 2016

UA College of Pharmacy professor Donna Zhang, PhD, is the principal investigator on two new R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health that will provide more than $3 million for her research into how arsenic causes lung cancer...

UA Cancer Center Open House to Focus on Bone Marrow Transplants, Aug. 15
July 19, 2016

Two members of the BMT-Leukemia Multidisciplinary Clinic team, Drs. Faiz Anwer and Amit Agarwal, will be presenters at the next UA Cancer Center North Campus  Open House on Monday, Aug. 15, at the Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic — aka, Banner – UMC North, at 3838 N. Campbell Ave. Another on "Clinical Trials" with Dr. Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD, is scheduled for Thursday, July 28…

UA Sarver Heart Center Welcomes Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dr. Mathew Hutchinson
July 19, 2016
The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center welcomes Mathew D. Hutchinson, MD, as the new director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program in the Division of Cardiology at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson.

UA Health Sciences Study of Devastating Lung Disorders in the Critically Ill Receives $11.4 Million Boost
July 18, 2016
Five-year National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute program project grant led by UA Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia

New Physicians-in-Training Get Oriented at Marriott Event, June 30
July 14, 2016

Incoming interns, residents and fellows at the UA College of Medicine get briefed on patient care, enhancing the patient experience and what’s expected of them as physicians in training at the Banner – UMC Tucson and South hospitals. See photos from the event, held June 30 at the Tucson Marriott University Park…

UA Infectious Diseases Experts to Collaborate on National Effort to Develop HIV Cure
July 13, 2016

Researchers at the University of Arizona will receive about $650,000 as part of the “BELIEVE” team, led by George Washington University, which received a $28 million, five-year Martin Delaney Collaboratory grant from the National Institutes of Health to find a cure for HIV.

Rheumatology Roundup: ARHP Presidents of UA Recognized, Inaugural SCARI Lecture, and Bear Down Luncheon Results
July 12, 2016

Since they couldn’t attend San Francisco’s annual meeting, a reception at the home of Division of Rheumatology Chief Kent Kwoh, MD, served to honor the three former ARHP presidents from Tucson. Other news focuses on the Inaugural Southwestern Clinic and Research Institute (SCARI) Lecture and the Bear Down Luncheon…

Investing in the Next Generation of Cancer Fighters: American Cancer Society Recognizes Promising Research Capabilities at the UA Cancer Center
July 12, 2016
The American Cancer Society has awarded the University of Arizona Cancer Center $360,000 to provide “seed money” for the initiation of projects by promising junior investigators. These start-up funds can yield large returns in future research funding and outcomes.

SAVE THE DATE: Department of Medicine Fellows Retreat, Aug. 11
July 11, 2016

 A special evening “retreat” for all of the Clinical Fellows in the Department of Medicine has been scheduled to introduce our fellows—current and new—to all the academic opportunities we offer and to give them insight regarding how to pursue an investigative career...

New Treatment Approaches, Grateful Survivors At Annual Trauma Conference, Aug. 4-5
July 11, 2016
27th Annual Southwest Regional Trauma Conference

UA Health Sciences and Banner Health Receive Historic Funding as part of Landmark Precision Medicine Initiative® Cohort Program
July 6, 2016

Newly formed network of health-care provider organizations tasked with enrolling U.S. volunteers in a nationwide precision medicine program.

Upcoming Lectures and Wellness Fair at the University of Arizona Health Sciences
July 6, 2016
Free Presentation, Diabetes and Wellness Fair and Open House and Presentation.

Local Cancer Moonshot Summit Draws Crowd, Media
July 1, 2016

Nearly 100 people participated in the regional summit hosted June 29 by the University of Arizona Cancer Center as part of the nationwide Cancer Moonshot events sponsored by the White House as part of an initiative to marshal resources to cure cancer. See photos and links to media coverage…

Cardiology Fellows Arrivals, Destinations Announced
June 30, 2016

The UA Sarver Heart Center announced that there will be seven new faces among incoming fellows in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship tomorrow. Six other fellows in the program are moving on having graduated along with two more from the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program...

Are We Giving Up on Cardiac Arrest Patients Too Soon? – New UA Study Suggests Physicians Need to Give Comatose Cardiac Arrest Survivors Adequate Time before Predicting Outcomes
June 30, 2016
The multicenter study showed the time it takes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients to regain consciousness varies widely and is longer than many had thought. Thousands of lives each year across the country could be saved by simply giving cardiac arrest victims more time to awaken in the hospital.

Banner Unveils New Website – is no more
June 29, 2016

The newly designed, mobile- and customer-friendly public website,, replaces — left over from prior to Banner’s merger with the University of Arizona Health Network last year. Banner requests assistance with information updates, broken links...

Tucson Lifestyle ‘Features’ Janardhanan, Yeager among UA Top Doctors in 2016
June 29, 2016

“Top Doctors” affiliated with the University of Arizona Department of Medicine with special full-page features—as well as listings—in the just-released July issue of Tucson Lifestyle include Cardiology’s Raj Janardhanan, MD, and Hematology & Oncology’s Andrew Yeager, MD...

New UAHS Molecular Research Discovery May Translate to New Treatments for a Number of Viral Diseases
June 29, 2016
Infecting between 50 to 80 percent of the population in the U.S. by the age of 40, the cytomegalovirus, known as CMV, is providing UAHS researchers with answers on how the incurable virus is able to lay dormant and then reactivate to become a life-threatening risk for those with inadequate immune systems.