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José Ibeas López, MD, PhD
Spanish Nephrologist to Speak on Kidney Disease as UA Visiting International Scholar, Friday
July 12, 2017

The UA Division of Nephrology will host a Special Conference for visiting international scholar Dr. Jose Ibeas, a nephrology consultant with Spain’s Hospital de Sabadell–Parc Taulí, which is affiliated with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and president elect of the Vascular Access Society, based in Maastricht, Netherlands. On July 14 at 1 p.m. in Room 5403 of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, he’ll discuss challenges and opportunities in treatment of advanced kidney disease in Spain… 


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UANews Summer Stories Cover Health, Science from Tourniquet Comeback to Tillman Scholar
July 11, 2017

Among UANews articles you may have missed this summer, Dr. Andrew Tang touts the lifesaving tourniquet, Dr. Naomi Rance’s research focuses on hot flash relief, Dr. Brian McKay studies Parkinson’s drug effect on macular degeneration, Dr. David Armstrong continues fighting diabetic ulcers, how our brains evolved to need exercise, what summer heat does to our bodies, copper’s antibacterial properties — and more…


Dr. Daniel Persky
Dr. Persky Named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Man of the Year
July 10, 2017

Dr. Daniel Persky, associate professor in the UA Division of Hematology and Oncology, associate director of UACC Clinical Investigations and director of the UACC Clinical Trials Office, was instrumental helping raise $150,000 for the local chapter. The money helps patients afford copays and funds cancer research. In other news, H-H. Sherry Chow receives the Sydney E. Salmon Award and the Cancer Biology Program announces a new Genome Editing Facility… 


University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Opens Multidisciplinary Thoracic Clinic
July 5, 2017

Patients will interact with multiple specialists during a single visit, where information is exchanged, care options are developed and the patient is presented with a comprehensive plan for the treatment and management of their specific diagnosis. The goal is for the patient and their family or partner to be better informed and feel a greater level of connection to their care as well as to their care team.


Heddwen Brooks, PhD
Dr. Heddwen Brooks Wins $1.53M NIH Grant to Study Post-Menopausal Hypertension in Women
June 30, 2017

Dr Heddwen Brooks, Physiological Sciences GIDP chair, professor, Departments of Physiology and Medicine, and associate professor, Department of Pharmacology, has been awarded $1.53 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study postmenopausal hypertension and renal injury in women. She’s joined on her research by Drs. Janko Nikolich-Žugich and "Chip" Brosius…


Banner New Resident Orientation at the Marriott Tucson University Park
Banner New Resident Orientation Event Draws 700 Physicians in Training
June 30, 2017

Incoming University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson residents, chief residents and fellows joined each other Friday, June 23, for the Banner – UMC New Resident Orientation event hosted by the Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel. Across all departments, there are 711 resident physicians in training. Of those, the Internal Medicine program is the largest with 93 at Tucson Campus and 31 at South Campus. See the pictures…


Sarver Heart Center Recognizes Seven Graduating 2017 Cardiology Fellows
June 30, 2017

The University of Arizona Division of Cardiology and UA Sarver Heart Center recently celebrated the graduation of several fellows from its two fellowship training programs. Fellows also presented awards to faculty and Ily Kristine Yumul-Non, MD, was named SAVAHCS Cardiology Fellow of the Year…


Endocrinology fellows graduation party - 2017
Endocrinology Celebrates Class of 2017 Fellows Graduation
June 29, 2017

The UA Division of Endocrinology celebrated the graduation recently of two fellows in the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship Program, Gisell Gonzalez Rios, MD, and Sukhampal Sidhu, MD...


Workplace by Facebook teaser
The Fix Is In for Email Notifications – How to ‘Disarm’ Your Workplace by Facebook Account
June 28, 2017

Not impressed by Workplace by Facebook’s stated goal of reducing your email inbox clutter? Before you ban it to your Junk E-mail folder, know that you can adjust your settings to eliminate email notifications until better controls can be added later. Here’s how along with a few tips on how to navigate Workplace as well as find or create groups of interest to you. Many already exist for the Department of Medicine. Check it out…


Newly redesigned UA Center for Integrative Medicine website
Fellowship in Integrative Medicine Offers $15K Scholarship to UA College of Medicine Faculty
June 28, 2017

UA College of Medicine - Tucson and UA College of Medicine - Phoenix faculty qualify for a $15,000 scholarship for the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the UA Center for Integrative Medicine. Read about this and other integrative medicine news…


Teaser of DOM Core & Key Clinical Faculty Guide, 2017-18
2017-18 Medicine Core and Key Clinical Faculty Guide Now Available
June 28, 2017

The Core and Key Clinical Faculty Guide for the UA Department of Medicine has been updated for the 2017-18 academic year beginning July 1. In addition to Dr. Amy Sussman, who became Vice Chair for Education in January, and Susan Ellis, who starts with the DOM Education program July 3, others new to the guide this year are: Drs. Katherina Beeler, Janet Campion, Lori Fantry, Anca Georgescu and Elizabeth Juneman. New chief residents (aka, clinical instructors) also are listed…


UA Researchers to Evaluate Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
June 28, 2017

Two University of Arizona investigators were awarded a two-year, $415,491 grant to develop an oral drug approved to treat multiple sclerosis.


UA’s Dr. Archita Receives Grant from Liver Disease Foundation
June 28, 2017

Archita Desai, MD, a research associate with the University of Arizona Liver Research Institute, won a two-year, $150,000 grant from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease Foundation to examine health-care utilization by advanced liver disease patients to better determine when care can be better managed for more optimal outcomes and potentially at lower costs over the long term.


How to Request Profile, Webpage Updates on the Banner Health Website
June 26, 2017

It’s that time of year again. In June, new physician faces roll in as residency and fellowship programs welcome new trainees and recent training program graduates gain employment at academic medical centers and other hospitals across the country. That means updating your web profile on the UA Department of Medicine website and BannerHealth.com. See these tips to accomplish the task more quickly…


Dr. Nancy Sweitzer
Sweitzer Selected as Editor of the Journal, Circulation: Heart Failure
June 26, 2017

UA Division of Cardiology chief and director of the UA Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer is the new editor-in-chief of Circulation: Heart Failure, a scientific journal of the American Heart Association…


Quest to Prevent Macular Degeneration Continues With UA Researcher’s $1.7M NIH Grant
June 26, 2017

Brian McKay, PhD, will continue his work that has shown that l-dopa—used to treat Parkinson’s disease—can delay or prevent the sight-destroying eye disease.


AMC Approves Drop of Non-Compete Clause from Banner Tucson Provider Contracts
June 20, 2017

Banner Health dropped the non-compete clause for physicians working for Banner – University Medical Group in Tucson, which had been undermining physician recruitment and retention for both the health care company and University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. The move was announced June 7 in an email from co-chairs of the Academic Management Council…


Benjamin Alouidor Awarded the Best Student Scientific Award at the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology's 55th International Conference
June 20, 2017

Benjamin Alouidor, a first year Master’s student in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Medical Pharmacology-Perfusion Sciences Graduate Program was awarded the Best Student Scientific Award at the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology’s 55th International Conference, held May 2017 in Boston, MA.


South Campus Residents Join at the Omni Resort for Grad Night Festivities
June 19, 2017

UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus faculty, residents and staff celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2017 at the Omni Tucson National Resort. Among those recognized with awards were: Drs. Danny Orta, Wei Xiang Wong, Norm Beatty, Anil Potharaju and Vijay Chandiramani…


Home-based primary caregiver cares for patient
Commonwealth Fund Report on Home-Based Primary Care Quotes Dr. Mindy Fain
June 19, 2017

UA Center on Aging Co-Director and Division of Geriatrics, General Internal and Palliative Medicine Chief Dr. Mindy Fain is quoted in a new report from The Commonwealth Fund that supports home-based primary care as a more comprehensive, less expensive and compassionate way to handle health care needs of patients who suffer from severe or chronic illness, frailty or functional limitations. Her comments came as current president of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine…


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