Dr. Swazo Named Latest Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Award Winner
December 12, 2017

Dr. Roberto Swazo, a resident in the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus, is the third person this academic year to win a Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Award. He’ll present his research at the 47th Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine in San Antonio in February. The award is funded through the society, whose members include current and former UA Department of Medicine faculty… 

Manon L. O’Connor Joins UA College of Medicine – Tucson As Senior Director of Development
December 11, 2017

Development professional adds extensive experience to UA Health Sciences’ fundraising team.

University of Arizona Core Facilities
BIO5 to Host 2nd Annual University of Arizona Core Facilities Fair, Feb. 20
December 7, 2017

The University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation (RDI) will host the second annual UA Core Facilities Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the UA BIO5 Institute, Room 103, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a networking reception to follow in the lobby of the new BioSciences Research Laboratory building….

Cerner Insight Sessions for Clinicians Continue with Open Agenda
December 6, 2017

The Cerner Insight Sessions for University of Arizona providers and clinical staff at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South have been revised based on physician feedback to be more open in their format and flexible to allow one-on-one question and answer (Q&A) sessions with individual doctors, it was announced Dec. 6. Learn more…

Jennifer K. Barton, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Barton Named Director of BIO5 Institute
December 6, 2017

After a national search, Dr. Jennifer Barton has been named director of the UA BIO5 Institute. A professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, optical sciences, and agricultural and biosystems engineering, she joined the UA faculty in 1998. She served as BIO5 assistant director from 2009-12, and became interim director in 2015. Her research is on translational biomedical optics, and prevention and early detection of cancer…

Banner - University Medicine North $100 Million Outpatient Campus Opens Dec. 28
December 6, 2017

Public preview of Banner – University Medicine North, Monday, Dec. 11

Public ‘Preview Event’ Planned for Banner – University Medicine North, Dec. 11
December 1, 2017

An open house breakfast for patients and the public is set for Monday, Dec. 11, 7:30-9 a.m., at the new $100-million Banner – University Medicine North outpatient care facility at North Campbell Avenue and Allen Road between the UA Cancer Center Peter & Paula Fasseas Clinic and Ronald McDonald House. Meanwhile, tours for physicians whose clinics are included began Monday. Be sure to sign up with your division’s lead admin. Clinics start moving during winter break, with all fully open by mid-January…

It’s World AIDS Day, Dec. 1—Learn about Top-Rated Care, Innovative Research at UA Division of Infectious Diseases
December 1, 2017

Two blogposts and a feature article posted days before World AIDS Day on behalf of the University of Arizona Division of Infectious Diseases showcase HIV patient care and research innovation in the division and the UA Petersen HIV Clinics at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South that it operates via federal grants through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…

South Campus Resident Picked for American College of Physicians Health Policy Internship
November 30, 2017

As a 2018 American College of Physicians (ACP) resident health policy intern, Dr Radhamani Kannaiyan—a third-year resident in internal medicine—spends four-weeks in Washington, DC, next spring. In that time, she will be developing legislative knowledge and advocacy skills by working directly with ACP’s DC staff and will participate in ACP’s annual Leadership Day, May 22-23, activities...

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Sponsors UA Lecture on Interstitial Lung Disease, Dec. 8
November 30, 2017

The UA pulmonary division will host a lecture Friday, Dec. 8, 12:30-2:30 p.m., on interstitial lung disease (ILD) sponsored by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in BIO5 Room 103. Speaking will be Dr. Evans Fernández, associate professor with National Jewish Health’s ILD Program and Autoimmune Lung Center. Dr. Sachin Chaudhary, ILD program director at the UA – College of Medicine – Tucson, noted the local program is among 40 nationally that belong to the foundation’s PFF Care Center Network… 

Breast Cancer Risk Reduction: Tips from the UA Cancer Center
November 29, 2017

Breast cancer strikes 1 out of 8 women in her lifetime, but strategies exist that can reduce the risk of developing the disease and detect it earlier, when it is most treatable, according to an expert at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Breast Cancer Patients Access Innovative Care through UA Cancer Center Clinical Trials
November 29, 2017

Breast cancer is a top killer, striking 1 of 8 women. In response, the University of Arizona Cancer Center offers clinical trials to find better treatments for the disease.

It’s ‘Giving Tuesday’ — Make Your End-of-Year Charitable Gift Today!
November 28, 2017

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center made note this morning that it’s #GivingTuesday, the latest iteration of post-Thanksgiving spending days (think Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday). See how you can give to the UA Department of Medicine, any of its 14 divisions, or affiliated centers and institutes — and get matching credit from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today only!

Valley Fever, Pulmonary Hypertension Billed for Next DOM Research Seminar, Dec. 14
November 27, 2017

Hear Dr. Fariba Donovan on “Delays in Diagnosis of Coccidioidomycosis in Tucson”—updating work for which she recently won a CDC contract—and Dr. Jason Yuan on “Translational Research on Pulmonary Hypertension” on Thursday, Dec. 14, noon-1 p.m., in Room 5403 of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Simulcast at BUMCS 3030. A light lunch will be served. Watch it LIVE! or archived for later viewing... 

Dr. Fain in Lo Que Pasa
Lo Que Pasa Interviews UA Geriatrician Mindy Fain on Health Care That Hits Home
November 27, 2017

One of Dr. Mindy Fain's areas of interest is frailty – which might not be what you think it is. In this Q&A for the Lo Que Pasa newsletter of UA@Work, the chief of the UA Division of Geriatrics, General Internal and Palliative Medicine and co-director of the UA Center on Aging explains this syndrome as well as the importance of home-based care for seriously ill older adults…

DOM Docs Shoot ‘DoctorPedia’ Videos to Promote Patient Care
November 20, 2017

Several DOM faculty physicians participated in filming this fall of educational videos for the start-up video-based informational website, Doctorpedia™, that educates online health-care seekers and connects them with doctors and fellow patients. Recruited by Dr. Joe Alpert, they include Drs. Janet Campion, Steve Klotz, Merri Pendergrass, and Eugene Trowers. See photos and sample videos…

UA Cancer Center Fall Newsletters Include Profile for Hem-Onc Chief, Phase I Program…
November 17, 2017

In case you missed the news, the ACT Against Cancer and University of Arizona Cancer Center Newsletter have been chock full of news of late. Read about Dr. Julie Bauman, chief, UA Division of Hematology and Oncology; a Phase I Clinical Trials Program overview; research on dormant cancer cells, soy and breast cancer, and vaginal microbiome studies; the Breast Cancer Team seeking NAPBC accreditation, and more…

UA Department of Medicine to Host British Asthma Expert for Special Lecture, Nov. 20, Noon
November 15, 2017

Dr. Peter Howarth, professor of allergy and respiratory medicine at the UK’s University of Southampton, will offer a special talk on “Epithelial Injury in Severe Asthma,” Monday, Nov. 20, noon-1 p.m., COM-T Room 5403. He is an invited guest speaker courtesy of the UA Department of Medicine Office of the Chair and Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine. A light lunch will be served…

UA Health Sciences Innovation Building ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony Nov. 17: Futuristic Facility Promotes Team-Based Health Professions Education
November 15, 2017

The ‘topping-off’ ceremony for the new $165 million University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building signals the advancement of team-based health professions education in the United States.

Drs. Stefano Guerra, Christina Laukaitis, Franz Rischard and Sasha Taleban
Four from DOM among Promotions Announcements at College of Medicine General Faculty Meeting, Nov. 16
November 14, 2017

Four UA Department of Medicine faculty will be among 35 whose promotions and tenure will be announced at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson General Faculty Meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, in Kiewit Auditorium. Come cheer for Drs. Stefano Guerra, Christina Laukaitis, Franz Rischard and Sasha Taleban. See links to agenda and to add event to your personal schedule (via iCal, Outlook, Google or Yahoo! calendar)…