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South Campus GME Scholarly Day Spreads the Wealth on 2018 Awards
May 18, 2018

Hosted by the Graduate Medical Education Office of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – South Campus, the first Jeanne Deinert GME Scholarly Day had enough awards to keep just about everybody happy. Winners included internal medicine residents Drs. Balaji Natrajan, Mahesh Balakrishnan and Roberto Swazo. See the full winners list and a photo gallery…

Tucson Campus Research AHD Winners Present ‘Oral Vignettes’ at Medicine Grand Rounds
May 18, 2018

Three resident physicians—Drs. Darien Reed, Phan Saligrama and Ryan Buckley—in the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus capped off the Research Academic Half Day poster competition three weeks earlier with presentations during the Medicine Grand Rounds on May 16. See the photo galleries. Watch the video…

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COM-T News Roundup: Awards Aplenty for Drs. Moynahan, Sussman and Graduating Med Students
May 17, 2018

Dr. Kevin Moynahan wins the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Alumni of the Year Award, Dr. Amy Sussman is presented with Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, and a graduating medial student receives the UA College of Science’s Undergraduate Research Award for work on T cells and aging with UA Center on Aging co-director Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich, while two more graduates, one working with the elderly the other in sports medicine, share UA's Pillars of Excellence Award…

UA Health Sciences and UA Researchers Awarded ABRC Grants Totaling Nearly $6M for Health Research
May 17, 2018
The three-year Arizona Biomedical Research Commission Awards will fund research relating to neuropathic and cancer pain, migraines, opioids, antibiotics, antivirals, sinusitis, obesity, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, pulmonary disease and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.

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UA Heart Tissue Graft Spinoff to Be Presented with ‘Buzz of BIO’ Award in Boston
May 16, 2018

University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and UA Division of Cardiology spinoff Avery Therapeutics has won another recognition—this one global—with the recent announcement it will receive the “Technologies of Tomorrow” award as a BUZZ of BIO winner at the 2018 BIO International Convention in Boston in June. The tissue-engineered heart graft developer is headed by Drs. Steve Goldman, Jordan Lancaster and Jen Watson Koevary…

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Petersen HIV Clinics to Host Patient Meet-’n-Greet, May 17, at Vero Amore
May 16, 2018

The UA Petersen HIV Clinics will host an annual patient “Meet & Greet” event this Thursday, May 17, at the Neopolitan pizzeria Vero Amore from 5-7 p.m. The event was planned by the clinics’ Consumer Advisory Group, made up largely of patients, to give patients in Southern Arizona an opportunity to learn more about programs and research developments for HIV, and to get a little face time with their care team. Enjoy door prizes, raffles and light refreshments. RSVP ASAP… 

Dr. Rachna Shroff Joins UA Cancer Center as Section Chief of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology
May 15, 2018
Rachna Shroff, MD, describes her roots in Tucson and her vision for GI oncology within the UA Cancer Center and throughout the state.

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How Do You Envision the University of Arizona’s Future? COM-T to Host Strategic Plan Team, May 30
May 14, 2018

The University of Arizona is currently engaged in a campus-wide strategic planning process. Over the past four months, nearly 5,500 members of the Wildcat family in Tucson and around the world have engaged in a conversation to advance the university. Now, it’s the UA Health Sciences’ turn. The Strategic Planning Leadership Team will visit the College of Medicine – Tucson on Wednesday, May 30, noon – 1:30 p.m. in DuVal Auditorium. Lunch will be provided. RSVP now….

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Final Seminar of Academic Year Pairs Duo in Genetic Pathways for Precision Medicine
May 14, 2018

Two researchers with cross-disciplinary roots, Drs. Christina Laukaitis and Paul Langlais, return to the lineup for the next UA Department of Medicine Research Seminar on Thursday, June 16. They’ll offer an in-depth discussion on the genetics and proteomics of solutions under development at the University of Arizona Health Sciences for a joint hypermobility disorder known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and microtubule-associated proteins' impact on insulin control in diabetics…

UA Sleep Researcher Receives $3.6M Grant to Study Sleep Health on U.S.-Mexico Border
May 14, 2018

The Nogales Cardiometabolic Health and Sleep Study seeks to learn more about sleep health and sleep disorders in the border region, how sleep issues are related to social, behavioral and environmental factors and their potential role in regard to risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

UA Researchers to Study How to Stop Stress from Causing Pain
May 14, 2018
Researchers at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson have received $2.7 million to learn how stress can produce pain — and how to stop it from occurring.

UA athletic director Dave Heeke waves to the crowds
UA Athletics, Bear Down Luncheon Help Raise Funds for Arthritis Center Research
May 11, 2018

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center got extra air time May 10 for its 2018 Bear Down Luncheon, held the previous day at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, from KVOA Channel 4 and sports anchor Paul Cicala who emceed the event and introduced guest speaker UA athletic director Dave Heeke. The event helps the center raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for research each year…

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Drs. Breathett, Ramos Pen ‘Healthy Dose’ Blogposts on Medical Bias, Precision Medicine
May 9, 2018

Two articles posted as blogposts to “The Healthy Dose” blog by the University of Arizona Health Sciences tackle tough issues over medical bias with minority patients and the nationwide launch May 6 of the All of Us℠ Research Program—at a moment when the Arizona cohort leads the nation in recruitment and received confirmation that the state’s largest award from the National Institutes of Health just got bigger. Authors include Drs. Khadijah Breathett and Ken Ramos…

UA Researcher to Work with Community Partners to Develop ‘Playbook’ for Prescribing Antibiotics in AZ Skilled Nursing Facilities
May 9, 2018
Katherine Ellingson, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, received a $387,000 Arizona Biomedical Research Commission Investigator Grant to develop a “playbook” for prescribing antibiotics to treat infectious diseases in skilled nursing facilities in Arizona.

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Moving Days Start May 9 for DOM Support Staff into New Space on 6/7OPC
May 8, 2018

Relocation of support staff and some physicians moving to new office space will begin tomorrow, May 9, for folks in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine. Other key DOM dates include May 21 and May 23. The shifts into former outpatient clinic space (6OPC and 7OPC) were facilitated by the clinics’ move to Banner – University Medicine North in December and a need to make way for the new 9-story hospital tower at Banner – UMC Tucson. See a master calendar, mini-photo gallery, the DOM Commons and floor layouts…

Unlocking Cancer’s Secrets Using the ‘Social Networks’ of Cells
May 8, 2018

Megha Padi, PhD, of the UA Cancer Center has developed a method for probing the genetic underpinnings of cancer and other diseases, which could lead to better treatments.

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Banner YouTube Video Interviews Now Linked to Web Profiles for DOM Docs
May 7, 2018

Lights, camera, action! The wait is over for those University of Arizona College of Medicine faculty members who filmed interviews for new Banner Health video profiles around the end of 2017. About 25 videos are now linked to DOM physician profiles at, including nine cardiologists, two gastroenterologists, two infectious disease specialists, two pulmonologists, a dermatologist, a geriatrician, a nephrologist, and a rheumatologist. See who’s featured and how to get yours posted…

UA Health Sciences Colleges Convocations 2018: Meet Some of the Graduates
May 7, 2018
The accomplishments of some of the UA Health Sciences’ inspiring graduates are highlighted.

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Resident, Fellow Poster Winners Announced for Tucson Campus Research Academic Half Day
May 4, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Research Academic Half Day poster winners for the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus— Drs. Darien Reed, Phan Saligrama and Ryan Buckley. They present clinical vignettes at the May 16 Medicine Grand Rounds. See the photo gallery and which fellows won. More than 50 posters were on display for the April 26 event…

Drs. Nancy Sweitzer and Karl Kern
College of Medicine Honors Cardiology’s Drs. Sweitzer, Kern for Their Mentorship
May 4, 2018

Drs. Nancy Sweitzer and Karl Kern, cardiologists and co-directors of the UA Sarver Heart Center, were among 15 UA College of Medicine – Tucson faculty members recognized for their mentorship during the college’s General Faculty Meeting held May 3 in Kiewit Auditorium. See who else was honored and other agenda items…