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UA PTSD Study Seeks Participants to Help Understand and Provide Solutions for Sleep Struggles
June 19, 2017

To gain insights into the relationship between PTSD, light exposure, sleep and brain function the University of Arizona is seeking participants for a six-week sleep research study. June is PTSD awareness month and June 27 is National PTSD Awareness Day.


UA’s Dr. Yves Lussier Honored with Ambassador Award
June 13, 2017

Dr. Lussier, associate vice president for data science and chief knowledge officer at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, and director of the UAHS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics, received the award from his alma mater, the University of Sherbrooke, in Quebec, Canada.


Final DOM Research Seminar of 2016-17 Delivers on Data for Precision Medicine Solutions
June 8, 2017

Drs. Elizabeth Juneman and Andrew Kraft closed out the DOM Research Seminar Series for the 2016-17 academic year, June 8, speaking about electrophysiology in heart failure and targeted therapy of cancer. See the photo gallery and archived video for this and all the lectures in this inaugural year for this series that showcases the breadth and innovation of research into solutions for some of the most challenging medical conditions being conducted at the UA Department of Medicine… 


Dr. Monica Kraft Named Fellow in Executive Leadership Program for Women in Academic Medicine
June 8, 2017

UA Department of Medicine Chair Dr. Monica Kraft was chosen to join the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program as a fellow for its Class of 2017-18. The year-long, part-time fellowship is hosted by the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine. She is the ninth UA faculty member to participate in the program…


UA Research Says H. Pylori Needs Much Closer Attention
June 7, 2017

If the bacterium involved in a host of digestive maladies isn't eradicated after treatment, that could indicate a resistance to antibiotics — and that's worrisome.


UA Sleep Research Links Sleep Disturbances with Controlled, Illegal or Banned Substances Use among College Athletes
June 6, 2017

Student-athletes with sleep difficulties were 151 percent more likely to use cigarettes, 36 percent more likely to drink alcohol and 66 percent more likely to smoke marijuana.


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Class of 2017 Tucson Campus Residents Celebrate Graduation with Honors
June 5, 2017

At the graduation dinner for the Class of 2017 members of the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus, a number of awards were presented—some in recognition of the hard work of three year’s training, others in jest—reflecting the camaraderie developed in that time…


Asthma Research Gets Spotlight in Arizona Republic Op-Ed by UA Senior VPs
June 5, 2017

A recent Arizona Republic op-ed article co-written by the UA senior VPs Drs. Kimberly Andrews Espy (research), and Leigh Neumayer (health sciences), on federally funded research under way at the UA to ease breathing woes of those suffering from asthma. The May 31 article spotlights the work of Drs. Fernando Martinez and Monica Kraft, both of whom received large NIH grants in the past year…


UA Research: `Social Jetlag’ Measured by Differences in Sleep Patterns on Days Off Vs. Work Days, Associated with Poor Overall Health
June 5, 2017

The study suggests that a regular sleep schedule may be an effective, relatively simple and inexpensive preventative treatment for heart disease, as well as many other health problems.


Dr. Phil Hansbro, University of Newcastle, Australia
Australian Respiratory, Immunology Researcher to Give DOM Visiting Lecture, June 5, Noon
June 4, 2017

Dr. Phil Hansbro, professor and chair of immunology and microbiology at Australia’s University of Newcastle will speak on “Understanding Pathogenesis to Develop New Treatments for Respiratory Diseases” as a special DOM Visiting Lecturer on Monday, June 5, noon-1 p.m., in the Chase Bank Auditorium, Room 8403, at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson…


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UA College of Medicine – Tucson First Higher Ed Institution to Adopt Workplace by Facebook
June 2, 2017

By now, hopefully, you’ve seen the emails from Dean Charles Cairns, MD—et al.—announcing the rollout this week at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson of the Workplace by Facebook app, or collaborative platform, to serve as the college’s intranet communications tool. Save the date for WP by FB Kickoff Ice Cream Social, June 6. Learn more about it here…


Designed to Increase Diversity in Health Care, UA Health Sciences’ Summer Programs Commence June 5
June 2, 2017

A campuswide commitment for diversity and inclusion and to improve the health of underserved populations is the focus of four flagship health professions pipeline summer programs at the UA Health Sciences.


Department of Medicine Chair Named Fellow of the European Respiratory Society
June 1, 2017

University of Arizona Department of Medicine Chair Dr. Monica Kraft has been elected as a Fellow of the European Respiratory Society (FERS). She is one of 17 people and two Americans to receive the honor this year. She has been named previously as a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, American College of Physicians and American College of Chest Physicians…


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You Ought to Be in Pictures – UA-Banner PMI/All of Us Research Program Seeks Faces of Diversity, Volunteers as Early Enrollees
June 1, 2017

The UA-Banner All of Us℠/Precision Medicine Initiative team is looking for people to volunteer to have their photo taken to advertise the diversity of our unique Southwest population AND volunteers – or friendlies – to enroll during this “soft launch” before the national research program goes into full swing later this summer. Good news, you don’t have to be a Banner-bonded patient! Ask your family, friends and colleagues to join. Also see the latest All of Us℠ newsletter for June, out now…


Last Better Than Ever Research Grant Goes to Drs. Chalasani, Gimber for Breast Cancer Imaging
June 1, 2017

The UA Division of Hematology and Oncology’s Dr. Pavani Chalasani and Dr. Lana Gimber, of the UA Department of Medical Imaging, are winners of the 2017-18 Better Than Ever Research Grant for $30,000 from the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Their study focuses on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in breast cancer patients. It’s the final project funded through the BTE program, which began in 2000 and has distributed nearly $2 million in the past two decades…


UA Researchers to Evaluate New Therapeutic Platform in Targeted Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
May 31, 2017

Drs. Louise Hecker and Heidi Mansour won a $415,491 National Institute on Aging grant to see whether the active ingredient in an FDA-approved oral drug that inhibits relapse and progression in multiple sclerosis might be effective in treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), an advanced lung disease that affects the elderly. The two UA researchers will examine efficacy and safety of oral versus inhaled administration of new antioxidant formulations of the drug designed specifically for IPF. Their findings could lead to clinical trials…


Dr. Shi Wins $20,000 Dermatology Foundation Grant to Study Causes of Eczema
May 31, 2017

UA dermatologist Dr. Vivian Shi won the Dermatology Foundation’s 2017 Patient Directed Investigation Grant for $20,000 to study mechanisms involved in regulating anti-oxidative enzymes, skin barrier proteins and inflammatory molecules in patients with atopic dermatitis—or eczema…


DOM Research Seminar Looks at Heart Failure Electrophysiology, Precision Cancer Therapy – June 8
May 25, 2017

The final DOM Research Seminar of the 2016-17 academic year will be Thursday, June 8, Room 5403, noon-1 p.m., with speakers Drs. Elizabeth Juneman, UA Division of Cardiology, and Andrew Kraft, Division of Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Juneman will speak on “Electrophysiology in Heart Failure: Pre-Clinical Assessment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.” Dr. Kraft, director, UA Cancer Center, will talk about, “Targeted Therapy of Cancer – Have We Succeeded?”…


DOM Chair’s Senate Testimony at Odds with ADEQ Chief on Relaxing Air Quality Standards
May 25, 2017

Testimony to a U.S. Senate subcommittee by Department of Medicine Chair Monica Kraft, MD, on legislation that would relax air quality standards stirred up a bit of controversy as reported in an article from Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS in Phoenix. Citing their potential health impact related to asthma, Dr. Kraft spoke against two Senate bills (S. 263 and S. 452) that co-panelist Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Misael Cabrera supported…


Banner Health Bestows ‘Best of the Best’ Awards to Banner – UMC South, Alvernon Clinic
May 25, 2017

Banner – University Medical Center South, 2800 E. Ajo Way, was recognized for its top performance among Banner Health hospitals with a 2017 Best of the Best Award at Banner Health’s annual conference for its leaders May 18 in Phoenix.


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