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DOM Faculty Turn Out in Force for 50th Anniversary UA College of Medicine Research Fair
October 23, 2017

Couldn’t make it to the Innovations & Inventions Research Fair, Oct. 18? No worries. See the photo gallery from the inaugural event hosted as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. A number of presenters represented the Department of Medicine on everything from asthma to cancer to diabetes research…

VCU Pulmonologist to Headline DOM Research Seminar as Guest Speaker, Nov. 9
October 23, 2017

Dr. Judith Voynow, a pediatric pulmonologist with Virginia Commonwealth University and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Va., will speak on “Neutrophil Elastase and Chronic Inflammatory Lung Disease” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 12-1 p.m., UAHS Room 5403. The cystic fibrosis specialist is a guest speaker for the next DOM Research Seminar Series lecture presented by the UA Department of Medicine...

UA Expert on Science of Place and Well-being Named Chair of National Library of Medicine Board of Regents
October 19, 2017

Dr. Esther Sternberg, director of research at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, will lead outreach and education efforts of the National Library of Medicine, one of the world’s largest biomedical libraries.

ACP Arizona Chapter 2017 Scientific Meeting
DOM to Take ACP Researcher of the Year, Med Student of the Year and Laureate Awards
October 17, 2017

Two physicians with the UA Department of Medicine—Chair Dr. Monica Kraft, and Dr. Kevin Moynahan, deputy dean of education, UA College of Medicine – Tucson—are among honorees to be recognized this weekend, Oct. 20-22, at the 2017 Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) – Arizona Chapter. Morgan Whitaker also will receive the Medical Student of the Year Award. Host venue—DoubleTree Reid Park. See the program, register now…

Extra Step Required to Push Your ‘Find-a-Provider’ Profile to Public View
October 16, 2017

New information regarding the Find-a-Provider project for Banner Health on how online profiles are listed for physician, mid-level and advanced practice providers requires review of those profiles to ensure recent changes are live. The Kyruus site used to edit profiles is not public facing, so edits there may still need to be pushed to for patients to be able to see them. See additional advice… 

Future doctors at COM-Phoenix Connect2STEM event
COM-T Faculty Invited to Help Youth ‘Embrace Your Inner Nerd’ at Phoenix Connect2STEM Event
October 12, 2017

The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has issued an invitation to faculty, researchers and staff at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson to participate in its 4th annual Connect2STEM mega outreach event in January. RSVP for an informational session on Wed., Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-noon, in Phoenix. Depending upon interest level, a separate session will be hosted for Tucson participants. See links to learn more… 

UA Snakebite Treatment Makes Major Advance
October 9, 2017

Giving hope that his treatment may work in humans, Vance G. Nielsen, MD, of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has published results showing his carbon monoxide-iron-based therapy can inhibit snake venom’s effects for up to an hour in animals. The treatment eventually could be delivered with a device similar to an EpiPen autoinjector and stocked on ambulances and in first-aid kits.

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Don’t Know What You’ve Been Missing on ‘Workplace’ App? Check here to see posts, video, photos and catch up!
October 6, 2017

If you’ve turned off your notifications and haven’t checked your Workplace by Facebook through the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson recently, you’ve been missing out on first notices about a number of happenings. That includes last night’s DOM Meet-n-Greet at the MRB, today’s free flu shot clinic at the Farmers Market in UAHS Plaza and Buffmire Lecture with NYU’s Dr. Jerome Lowenstein. See what else you might have missed, from August to now…

UA Health Sciences Faculty Members, Programs and Banner – UMC Tucson Recognized as `Influential Health and Medical Leaders’
October 6, 2017

University of Arizona Health Sciences-affiliated faculty members and its clinical partner, Banner– University Medical Center Tucson were recently announced the winners of Tucson Local Media's annual Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards.

DOM winners of 2016-17 COM-T faculty teaching awards
Seven at Department of Medicine to Receive UA College of Medicine Teaching Awards, Oct. 25
October 5, 2017

Educators in the UA Department of Medicine will take home more than a quarter of the honors to be presented at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s 38th Annual Faculty Teaching awards and the Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, noon-1 p.m. Among DOM winners: Drs. Amy Sussman, John Bloom, J.P. Ferreira, Tirdad Zangeneh, Randy Horwitz, Laith Ghazala and Sarah Low. Save it to your calendar and come cheer them on…

COM-T to Sponsor 4 Jr. Scientists to Attend Eureka Translational Medicine Course in Italy – Apply Now!
October 5, 2017

Interested in Translational Medicine? Want to attend the Eureka Translational Medicine course in Italy? The UA College of Medicine – Tucson will sponsor four junior scientists—at postdoctoral/resident or assistant professor level—to attend the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine Certificate Course in Sicily, Italy, April 8-14, 2018. Deadline for applications: Nov. 27, 2017…

UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Welcome Three Cardiologists
October 5, 2017

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center added three cardiologists to its faculty this summer. All provide patient care at Banner – University Medical Centers in Tucson.

Grant Helps UA’s Southwest Telehealth Resource Center Connect Providers, Rural Patients
October 5, 2017

A $975,000 cooperative agreement grant from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth will allow the center—part of the Arizona Telemedicine Program headquartered at the UA Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix to continue offering telehealth services to health-care providers in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada through August 2020.

Native American Cancer Prevention Issues Call for Funding Proposals
October 4, 2017

To identify collaborative cancer-related research projects for funding to start Sept. 1, 2019 (pending NIH approval), the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention invites Letters of Intent from interested investigator teams. The NACP is working to define and eliminate obstacles to health equity in areas of Native American cancer incidence, mortality, survivorship, and representation. Letters are due Oct. 30 with a Feb. 5, 2018, deadline to submit full proposals…

Molecular & Cellular Proteomics cover for October 2017
UA-Led Study on How Insulin Controls Glucose Uptake Picked for Cover of Proteomics Journal
October 3, 2017

An article coauthored by UA researchers—including Drs. Paul Langlais and Larry Mandarino—in the UA Division of Endocrinology affiliated with the UAHS Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, made the October 2017 cover of the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. A paper based on the UA-led study into how insulin controls glucose uptake by cells published in the issue reveals the discovery of a new series of protein networks and identifies new biology that may have broader disease implications…

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Submit Your Research Poster for Founders’ Day Jr. Investigator Forum, Nov. 17
October 3, 2017

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson is seeking submissions for a Founder’s Day Junior Investigator Poster Forum, Friday, Nov. 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m., in the UAHS Plaza. It’s part of a broader calendar of Founders’ Week activities coinciding with the college’s 50th anniversary. Each presenting author’s name is entered into a Fitbit raffle — must be present to win. Entry deadline Nov. 8…

Researchers Receive DOD Grant to Study Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia
October 3, 2017

Physician-scientist research team awarded $1.3 million grant to study long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury

Dr. Joseph Chao
UA Dermatology Resident Recognized by SAVAHCS
October 2, 2017

Dr. Joseph Chao, a resident in the UA Dermatology Residency Program, was presented with certificate of recognition by the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. He was honored for assisting a VA patient who had fallen this summer. In other news, newly boarded dermatologists continue residency program’s 100 percent pass rate and Dr. Vivian Shi completes medical mission to Oaxaca day before earthquake strikes area… 

UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 8th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 4
October 2, 2017

Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona

Physician using EHR on electronic tablet
Full Steam Ahead for Cerner Electronic Health Record Go-Live, Oct. 1
September 28, 2017

The launch of the new Cerner electronic health record (EHR) at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South clinical facilities will proceed as scheduled this weekend, with go-live set for just after midnight on Sept. 30. More than 1,200 adoption coaches will provide support over the next several weeks. See last-minute suggestions here as well as links to transition overview and archived video from Sept. 26 UA/Banner Cerner Town Hall…