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Feast Restaurant to Host Next Petersen Clinics 'Meet-Your-Pharmacist' Event, April 17
March 23, 2018

The Petersen Clinics Pharmacy Group—aka T-Rx Group (or Team Rx)—is hosting a dinner and gathering at its next meet-your-pharmacist community event Thursday, April 17, 6:30 p.m., at the Feast Restaurant, 3719 E. Speedway, Blvd., Tucson. The meal is sponsored by Viiv Healthcare...

Future Physicians Celebrate Match Day at UA College of Medicine – Tucson
March 20, 2018

One-third of medical students in the Class of 2018 will remain in Arizona to pursue their residency training; more than half of the class will pursue primary care — a physician specialty that is critically low in Arizona and the nation.

The Intestinal Microbiome and Fecal Transplants’ Promise for Treating Digestive and Autoimmune Diseases Discussed in Free Public Lecture, March 23
March 19, 2018

Speaker Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will discuss the intestinal microbiome and how it can be changed to alter the outcome of patients suffering from a variety of illnesses, as well as the future of fecal transplantation and manipulation. The presentation is part of the Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture series.

Dave Reyes, who's headed for the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program, and his family
2018 Match Day for UA College of Medicine – Tucson Wows Crowd in New Venue
March 16, 2018

Congratulations to 114 University of Arizona medical students who matched into residency programs on Match Day 2018—March 16. Hosted by U.S. medical schools, ceremonies are for students who’ll graduate this spring and become doctors-in-training when residency programs begin July 1. Forty-seven candidates nationwide matched into UA internal medicine residency programs—eight from the UA—and three into the advanced dermatology program. See who from the DOM was there as well as who matched where…

Free Tours of New Banner - UMC Tower
March 16, 2018

Nine-Story Patient Tower to Open in Spring 2019

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Get a CatCard or Your CatCard Checked for 6OPC/7OPC Office Space Entry, March 19-22
March 15, 2018

For Faculty/Staff/Students/DCCs convenience, the UA Health Sciences Planning and Facilities Office has arranged for a CatCard event on our campus (AHS Library Rm. 2150P) March 19-22 for half days. This is important as security is being added to doors of former clinical space being renovated for office use by several UA College of Medicine – Tucson departments, including the Department of Medicine. You’ll need a CatCard and pin to get in after hours, on weekends or during holiday closures. See times and details…

Drs. Bime, Juneman, Koppula Chosen for ‘Class of 2018’ Banner Leadership Program
March 14, 2018

Drs. Christian Bimé (Pulmonary), Elizabeth Juneman (Cardiology), and Sireesha Koppula (Nephrology) are the three University of Arizona Department of Medicine representatives among 72 clinicians—14 from Tucson—included in the “Class of 2018” for the Banner Health Advanced Leadership for Physicians Program. It’s the largest leadership class ever for Banner. See who else got picked…

Skin Disorders, Valley Fever Focus of DOM Research Seminar Lectures, April 12
March 13, 2018

The University of Arizona Division of Dermatology’s Dr. Vivian Shi and Division of Infectious Diseases’ Dr. John Galgiani, director of the UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence, will offer lectures on “The ‘Gaps’ in Eczematous Dermatoses” and “Updating Valley Fever Serology: It’s Not World War II Anymore” for the UA Department of Medicine Research Seminar Series lectures April 12. See link to video, photo galleries from prior lectures…

UA Medical Students’ Residencies to be Revealed at Match Day Ceremony March 16
March 12, 2018

On Friday, March 16, more than 100 medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson simultaneously will open an envelope revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is a rite of passage for soon-to-be doctors.

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Banner – UMC South Earns Spot on National ‘100 Top Hospitals’ List, Everest Award
March 9, 2018

Banner – University Medical Center South in Tucson and Banner – UMC Phoenix have been named to the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals list—formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals—by IBM Watson Health. Banner – UMC South also was named one of 13 “Everest Award” winners by IBM Watson for improvements over the past five years…

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Several UA Department of Medicine Docs to Serve on Panels at National Health Journalist Event
March 8, 2018

Five University of Arizona Department of Medicine physicians were asked to participate on panels during the Health Journalism 2018 conference hosted, April 12-15, in Phoenix by the Association of Health Care Journalists and Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism—Drs. John Galgiani, Steve Goldman, Sai Parthasarathy, Ken Ramos and Esther Sternberg. Their topics range from precision medicine to valley fever. See who else will be there from the UA and Banner Health...

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See Fellows Match in Internal Medicine Subspecialties Both at, from UA Department of Medicine
March 6, 2018

Thirty-four physicians matched into fellowships in advanced training for internal medicine subspecialties at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson—10 of them from UA internal medicine residency programs. Another 17 UA internal medicine residents and two dermatology residents matched to fellowships elsewhere (from Mayo Scottsdale to Mass General). New fellows start July 1. See who’s coming and who’s going…

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Devastation, Recovery in a Hurricane’s Wake, with Drs. Tammy and Lolu Ojo
March 2, 2018

After Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean last September, the University of Arizona Department of Medicine’s Drs. Tammy Clark (Pulmonary) and Akinlolu Ojo (Nephrology) traveled to the island of Tortola, part of the British Virgin Islands, on a medical mission. They’ve been back twice since to assist clinical teams following the Category 5 storm’s devastation. See a mini-photo gallery…

UA Research Team Led by Center for Integrative Medicine Wins FLEXI Award for Wearable Hydration Monitor
March 2, 2018

Congratulations to the University of Arizona flexible hybrid electronics research team led by the UA Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM), which was part of the winning group for a R&D Achievement Award at the FLEXI Awards in Monterey, Calif., in February. The multidisciplinary team includes Drs. Esther Sternberg and Perry Skeath…

Allergy collage with Dr. Tara Carr
Banner Health Newsletter FAQs on Asthma Feature Dr. Tara Carr
March 1, 2018

For those gearing up for the pollen and dust of spring, UA pulmonary allergist Dr. Tara Carr has a few good words for you. She was spotlighted in a Banner Health healthy living newsletter Feb. 28 on “Asthma: Frequently Asked Questions.” It's the first Banner Ask the Expert feature with a Tucson physician. Read about it here…

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…