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Drs. Amy Sussman to be Honored at UA College of Medicine Senior Awards, May 10
May 4, 2018

UA Department of Medicine Associate Chair for Education Amy Sussman, MD, will be awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Annual Senior Awards Brunch, which will be held (by invitation only) May 10 at the Marriott University Park Grand Ballroom…


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UA Nephrology Cohosts Free Training for Fellows, Residents on Dialysis Vascular Access, May 5
May 4, 2018

The University of Arizona Division of Nephrology will host a Dialysis Access Education Workshop on Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Arizona Simulation Technology & Education Center (ASTEC) on the UA Health Sciences campus. The free event for health-care providers—particularly fellows and residents—is cohosted by LSU-Shreveport. Instructors include LSU’s Dr. Bharat Sachdeva and the UA’s Drs. Chyi Chyi Chong and Gabriel El-Kass. Space is limited. RSVP now…


UA Health Sciences Colleges Celebrate 2018 Convocations
May 3, 2018
Beginning Monday, May 7, through Saturday, May 12, UAHS colleges are holding convocations; inspirational graduates are available for interviews.

UA Health Sciences Colleges 2018 Convocations Details
May 3, 2018
More details about the ceremonies.

UA, Banner Health Receive Largest NIH Award in Arizona History
May 3, 2018
The University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner Health have received a $9 million award from the National Institutes of Health for the All of Us Research Program. The program, which will total $60 million over five years, represents the largest NIH award in Arizona history and is tied to an effort to enroll 1 million or more participants across the country.

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Jeanne Deinert GME Scholarly Day at South Campus Set for May 15
May 2, 2018

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – South Campus Graduate Medical Education Office will host its annual academic research event on May 15 in recognition of the long-time GME office administrator Jeanne Deinert, who died late last year after a brief battle with cancer…


Dr. David Kilgore Receives Alumni of the Year Award
May 2, 2018

The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine—which also functions as the UA Division of Integrative Medicine, one of 14 divisions in the UA Department of Medicine—recently presented its inaugural Alumni of the Year award to Dr. David Kilgore, health sciences clinical professor of family medicine at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine...


New Medical Spanish Program to Develop Certified Bilingual Physicians
May 2, 2018
A new medical Spanish program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will train residents and fellows to be culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate physicians to enhance the physician-patient relationship.

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New DOM Research Seminar Speaker for May 10 to Talk about Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
May 1, 2018

The UA Department of Medicine Research Seminar set for Thursday, May 10, has been combined with the Winter Series Lung Conference lecture with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Dr. Paul Noble now scheduled to speak on “Fundamentals of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)—Navigating the Patient Journey.” Drs. Christina Laukaitis’ and Paul Langlais’ addresses have been pushed to June 14…


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Two UA Med Students Headed to Harvard, Johns Hopkins This Summer for Geriatrics Studies
May 1, 2018

Two University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students—Anthony Maltagliati and John Lee—have been awarded Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program scholarships from the American Federation for Aging Research sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. Maltagliati heads to Harvard and Lee to Johns Hopkins for the summer for research projects in geriatric medicine…


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Start to Finish, April Loaded with Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Outreach at UA
April 30, 2018

The University of Arizona Division of Hematology & Oncology and UA Cancer Center opened and closed April, which is National Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, appropriately with a focus on improved head and neck cancer awareness. This included a Healthy Dose Blog post with Dr. Julie Bauman, a free Public Throat Cancer Screening Event and, in between, a special seminar on HPV-related cancers hosted by the UA College of Public Health…


UA Sleep Medicine Director Talks Remedies for Restlessness in Desert Leaf’s ‘Tired in Tucson’
April 27, 2018

Sleep medicine at the University of Arizona got its fourth splash in the spotlight this month with release of “Tired in Tucson,” an article posted in the May issue of The Desert Leaf, a free monthly publication founded in 1987 and distributed by mail to the Catalina Foothills and Tanque Verde valley communities of Tucson, Ariz. Dr. Sai Parthasarathy, director of the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences, is quoted extensively throughout…


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Dr. Tammy Ojo Gets Nod as Banner Ambulatory Care Medical Director in Tucson
April 26, 2018

Banner – University Medical Group Tucson, the physician practice plan for Banner – University Medicine doctors affiliated with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has named the UA Department of Medicine’s Dr. Tammy Clark Ojo as its executive medical director for ambulatory care in Tucson. In other news, Drs. Tejo Vemulapalli and Sireesha Koppula have been named to the shared post as department associate chair for quality and safety—him for inpatient and her for outpatient operations…


2018 University of Arizona Arthritis Center Bear Down Luncheon Teams Up With UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, May 9
April 26, 2018

Dave Heeke, UA vice president for athletics, will be the guest speaker at the event that benefits research to identify the causes and improve the diagnosis and treatment of the more than 100 forms of arthritis.


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Fred DuVal to Keynote College of Medicine – Tucson Convocation, May 10
April 25, 2018

Fred DuVal, son of the founding dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, will keynote the 2018 Doctor of Medicine convocation ceremony. The event in UA Centennial Hall, 7 p.m., Thursday, May 10, will be livestreamed via the college’s Facebook webpage…


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Drs. Vanderpool, Knox Among 14 to Win ABRC Grant Awards Worth Total of Over $5.92 Million
April 24, 2018

The UA Department of Medicine’s Dr. Rebecca Vanderpool, research investigator, Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine, and Dr. Ken Knox, former pulmonary chief, were recently awarded three-year grants from the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission—among 14 given to the University of Arizona. Her study involves a molecular link in development of right ventricular heart failure in pulmonary hypertension patients. His involves “tissue bioengineering” of a spinach leaf to serve as a model to study lung inflammation. See their co-investigators and funded research list…   


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Dr. Parthasarathy Gives You Reasons to Sleep in Via U.S. News & World Report Article
April 23, 2018

In an article posted to its website Monday, April 23, U.S. News & World Report quotes University of Arizona professor of medicine, Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy, on the practicalities of proper sleep for your health and how today’s hyper-connected globe works against that, affecting your wellbeing in more ways than just sleep…


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UA/Banner Dermatology Consolidating Clinics at New Pima Canyon Location by Mid-June
April 23, 2018

The UA Division of Dermatology outpatient offices at Casas Adobes Plaza are moving in six weeks to coincide with consolidated clinical and administrative operations for the division within Banner – University Medical Group at a new location at 7165 N. Pima Canyon Drive. The new site will open to patients in June. Look for details on a grand opening soon…


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UA Internal Medicine Student Association to Host ACP Journal Club Event on Hep C, April 24
April 23, 2018

The University of Arizona Internal Medicine Student Association is hosting the regional American College of Physicians Journal Club on Tuesday, April 24, 6-8 p.m., in a participatory telecast to be viewable in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson (Room 3230) and Phoenix (B 402). A light meal will be served…


UA Cancer Center, Banner – University Medicine to Observe Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month With Free Presentation, Screenings
April 23, 2018

The UA Cancer Center is enlisting dental professionals to incorporate head and neck cancer screenings into routine checkups.


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