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Two More UA Internal Medicine Trainees Win Bressler-Alpert Travel Awards
March 1, 2018

Two trainees in internal medicine at the University of Arizona Department of Medicine were presented with Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Awards this week to present their research at academic conferences. Dr. Luke Gabe, a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellow, and Dr. Shilpa Junna, an Internal Medicine Residency Program (University Campus) resident, are the first in 2018 to receive awards…


UA Cancer Center, College of Ag Team Examines Mediterranean Diet's Role in Cancer Prevention
March 1, 2018

March is National Nutrition Month. University of Arizona researchers are interested in how the Mediterranean diet can contribute to better health.


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Two-Step Authentication Required for All UA Faculty, Staff, DCCs on WebAuth Applications by April
February 28, 2018

To protect you and the University of Arizona against cybersecurity threats, NetID+, the university’s two-step authentication service will be required for all online application logins that need UA WebAuth confirmation whether for on campus, mobile or offsite use. For staff and DCCs, this will be required by April 3—and April 10 for all faculty, with students added at a later date. See info on 30-day authorizations to save time…


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National Cancer Institute Official Presents on HPV-Associated Cancers at Collaborative Grand Rounds
February 28, 2018

It’s not too late to see Dr. Doug Lowy, NCI deputy director (acting director 2015-2017), speak on “Precision Medicine for the Prevention of HPV-associated Cancer,” which emphasized vaccination and screening to reduce incidence of cervical cancer. His lecture, part of the University of Arizona Cancer Center Collaborative Grand Rounds, Feb. 27, is available via archived video. See a photo gallery from his talk here, too…


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New March 8 DOM Research Seminar Lineup Focuses on Biomarkers in Lung, Heart Muscle Disease
February 28, 2018

Dr. Jil Tardiff, a UA Sarver Heart Center cardiologist, replaces Dr. Yves Lussier for the UA Department of Medicine Research Seminar, noon-1 p.m., Thurs., March 8, in COM-T Room 5403. She’ll discuss her research on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The other speaker for this seminar, Dr. Stefano Guerra, a pulmonary epidemiologist with the UA Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center, will talk on his research to end persistence of asthma into adulthood. Both are NIH-funded principal investigators. Dr. Lussier’s presentation is moved to the June 7 seminar…


UA’s Dr. Esther Sternberg and Dr. Casey Lindberg Presenters at CDC Webinar, ‘Physical Work Environments and Individual Health Outcomes,’ Feb. 28
February 27, 2018

Drs. Sternberg and Lindberg are two of six presenters at the live webcast, part of the CDC’s Design For Health series that explores mechanisms to optimize the built environment for health. The webinar is free and open to the public.


‘Let’s Talk About the Brain,’ Free Public Lecture, March 13
February 27, 2018

Explore the “universe” of the brain at an evening of TED Talk-style lectures featuring three University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson researchers discussing their work involving pain, autism and emotions. The lecture is in observance of Brain Awareness Week, March 12-18.


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UA/Banner Physicians First to Navigate New Cerner Mobile App
February 26, 2018

The Cerner Mobile App roll out is now under way as of Feb. 26. Banner – University Medical Group physicians and clinical facilities of Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South are the first within Banner Health to use the app. See important details and a “Quick Walk-Through” here… 


‘Inflammation and Pain: The Latest Discoveries from the World of Integrative Medicine’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, March 7
February 23, 2018

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Randy J. Horwitz will discuss the latest complementary and alternative therapies for managing pain and reducing inflammation that may alter the way we understand and ultimately treat medical conditions.


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UA, Banner Clinicians and Staff Celebrate New Banner – UMC/U.S. News Signage
February 23, 2018

Several dozen UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medicine faculty, clinicians and staff gathered on the front lawn of the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson front lawn in recognition of new hospital signage honoring its best U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings in a decade. See mini-photo gallery…


With UA Roots, Avery Therapeutics Selected for Flinn Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program
February 22, 2018

Flinn Foundation to provide $30,000 to six Arizona firms through program. The Tucson startup company—led by Drs. Steve Goldman, Jordan Lancaster and Jen Watson Koevary—conducted its basic science research in a University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center lab. It’s also been assisted by Tech Launch Arizona, the commercialization arm of the UA tasked with helping bring innovations developed at the university to market…


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Banner - University Medicine Names New Leadership
February 22, 2018

Larry M. Goldberg, of Trinity Health, becomes president of Banner Health’s academic medicine division effective April 30. Kathy Bollinger, who’s led the division since its creation with the merger of Banner with the University of Arizona Health Network in February 2015, will delay her retirement until his arrival…


Pulmonary Innate, Adaptive Immunity and Fibrosis Lecture Sparks Interest at Grand Rounds
February 21, 2018

Bethany Moore, PhD, a professor in the Division of Microbiology and Immunobiology at the University of Michigan, gave a spirited talk on “Innate and Adaptive Immunity and Pulmonary Complications post-Stem Cell Transplant” as a guest speaker Feb. 21 in the University of Arizona Medicine Grand Rounds. See the link to view video…


Free, Public ‘Doc Talks’ Presented in March
February 21, 2018

Topics for 2018 lecture series, hosted by Banner – University Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, include heart attacks, skin cancer, concussion and precision medicine. Talks will take place Tuesdays in March, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Hacienda del Sol Guest Resort.


UA Sleep Research for Student-Athletes Awarded NCAA Grant
February 20, 2018

Building upon the findings of the educational support sleep program they designed, two UA researchers have been awarded an NCAA grant to further enhance their program to help student-athletes get a good night’s sleep.


Big Data and Biomarkers in Lung Disease Subjects of March 8 DOM Research Seminar Lectures
February 16, 2018

Drs. Yves Lussier, director, UAHS Center for Biomedical Informatics & Biostatistics, and Stefano Guerra, population science director, UAHS Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center, head a powerhouse lineup at the next UA Department of Medicine Research Seminar Series lectures, Thursday, March 8, noon-1 p.m., in Room 5403, at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Save the date on your calendar now...


UA College of Medicine Now among More Than 75 Medical Schools Celebrating Solidarity Day
February 16, 2018

Faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students gathered in UAHS Plaza at noon, Feb. 16, to honor National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care with a few short speeches, singing by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson chapter of Docappella and a joining of hands. The UA is where it all began following the Jan. 8, 2010, shooting. See the photo gallery… 


See Update to Department of Medicine Support Staff Listing
February 15, 2018

Stephanie Delgado is the new UA Division of Nephrology administrative associate, starting Jan. 29, while Shannon Andrews joined Jan. 2 as a UA Division of Cardiology administrative assistant. Meanwhile, as of Feb. 12, Sharon Bolin moved to a senior program coordinator role for the Vice Chair of Education Office and continues as coordinator of the UA Nephrology Fellowship Program. See the PDF for a full listing of departmental support staff…


Cardiologist Dr. Joe Alpert picked for Valentine’s Day ‘Lo Que Pasa’ Interview
February 14, 2018

Joseph Alpert, MD, cardiologist with the University of Arizona Division of Cardiology and a UA Sarver Heart member, surrenders to the glare of kleig lights for his Q&A in the latest edition of the UA-@-Work Lo Que Pasa newsletter, posted Feb. 14—Valentine’s Day—2018. His topic Doctorpedia videos in which he has helped recruit local physicians to participate to help educate patients about their medical conditions…


Cancer Center Breast Team Receives Prestigious American College of Surgeons’ NAPBC Accreditation
February 9, 2018

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers recognizes health-care providers that are dedicated to high standards of care and have ambitious goals for quality improvement.


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