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Arizona Society of Respiratory Care conference flyer
UA/Banner Respiratory Therapy Team Takes Statewide Award
August 23, 2017

Kevin Marr, director of respiratory care services at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South campuses, announced last week the Banner – UMC Tucson Respiratory Therapy team had won statewide recognition as the AzSRC Respiratory Therapy Department of the Year. The honor was presented to the team at the Arizona Society of Respiratory Care (AzSRC) annual conference in Phoenix…


John Galgiani, MD, in lab
NIH Awards $4.8M Grant to UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence to Accelerate Vaccine Development
August 22, 2017

The center, led by Dr. John Galgiani, will use the money to speed development of a Valley fever vaccine for dogs that it’s hoped will lead to a successful human vaccine. A California-based biotech company, Anivive Lifesciences, which has licensed the candidate vaccine from the UA, and Colorado State University have joined the center in that effort…


UA Integrative Medicine Residency Program Flourishes
August 22, 2017

Faculty at the UA Center for Integrative Medicine have shown that an online approach works in training more family-medicine residents in integrative medicine. An article in the journal Family Medicine underscores the success of the program in raising awareness, educating and training physicians of the future and other clinical practitioners in alternative and integrative medicine approaches to patient care...


UA Cancer Center Presents Strategy No. 4 of ‘Bear Down. Beat Cancer. Top 5 Strategies for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk’
August 22, 2017

Your skin health is important regardless of the season. In five weekly installments in August, each Tuesday, the University of Arizona Cancer Center is presenting a strategy for enjoying the sun’s benefits while protecting yourself from cancer-causing UV radiation. This week’s strategy: Perform Regular Self-Exams


UAHS Healthy Dose Blog Focuses on Your Brain, Healing Ceremonies, Lung Cancer & Sun Safety
August 21, 2017

If you haven’t kept up with the UA Health Sciences’ Healthy Dose Blog, you might be missing some interesting stories on and by colleagues. Topics this summer include “NURSE-ing Your Brain to Protect it From Stress,” “The Healing Power of Ceremony,” “How Precision Medicine is Directing Cancer Therapy Today” and “Eight Ways to Play it Safe in the Sun”…


collage about Living Will Project, Lovell Foundation and AZPM original documentary, "Passing On"
UA Center on Aging Awarded Grant to Continue End-of-Life Education with Medical Students
August 21, 2017

The David and Lura Lovell Foundation, which funded an award-winning end-of-life documentary that includes mention of the Living Will Project at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has provided a nearly $30,000 grant to continue the educational program for UA medical students. The program teaches them about the importance of advanced care planning and directives and how to communicate with patients and their families on the subject… 


University of Arizona's IP-CRIT Class of 2017
Chief Residents, Community Providers from Across Southern Arizona Participate in Complex Care Training through UA Center on Aging
August 18, 2017

The 8th Annual Interprofessional Chief Resident Immersion Training (IP-CRIT) Program, hosted by UA Center on Aging and College of Medicine – Tucson at Starr Pass Resort, June 10-11, provided leadership, skills and specialized training for Banner – University Medical Center and community-based clinicians. Participating were 39 chief residents with Banner – UMC Tucson and—for the first time—a dozen community providers from Nogales and Sells, Ariz., and Chicago…


Dr. Akinlolu Ojo
ASN Kidney News Shines on ‘All of Us’ Research Program in Arizona
August 17, 2017

UA nephrologist Dr. Akinlolu Ojo, a principal investigator on the Arizona All of Us℠/Precision Medicine Initiative Research Program, was quoted in an article on the program that appears in the August issue of the ASN Kidney News, a publication of the American Society of Nephrology. Read the full article here…


UA Study Finds Energy-Dense Foods May Increase Cancer Risk Among Women of Normal Weight
August 17, 2017

A new study led by Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, professor of health promotion sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, reveals a link between processed foods and cancer risk in women who are not overweight.


Image of flyer for DOM Research Seminar Series lecture on 9/14/2017
Diabetes, Pulmonology Topics for First Talk in Second Year of DOM Research Seminar Series, Sept. 14
August 16, 2017

Dr. Craig Stump, Division of Endocrinology, and Dr. Charles Downs, a pulmonary and critical care researcher with the Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine, are the first speakers in this academic year’s DOM Research Seminar Series, set for Thursday, Sept. 14, noon-1 p.m., COM-T Room 5403. See current 2017-18 calendar of speakers here, including Nov. 9 guest speaker Dr. Judith Voynow, of VCU’s Children’s Hospital of Richmond Cystic Fibrosis Center…


Latest UA Cancer Center Hero Awards Goes to Miranti, Dendler
August 15, 2017

Two winners were named Aug. 11 for Hero Awards at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Dr. Cynthia Miranti, program leader for Prostate Cancer Research and professor of cellular & molecular medicine, won the faculty award; and Carroll Dendler, principal accountant in Finance, won the staff award…


UA Cancer Center Presents Strategy No. 3 of ‘Bear Down. Beat Cancer. Top 5 Strategies for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk’
August 15, 2017

Your skin health is important regardless of the season. In five weekly installments in August, each Tuesday, the University of Arizona Cancer Center will present a strategy for enjoying the sun’s benefits while protecting yourself from cancer-causing UV radiation. This week’s strategy: Wear Sunscreen


Banner - UMC Tucson CKD Classes logo
Banner Advanced Kidney Disease Classes Designed to Inform Patients of Treatment Options
August 14, 2017

After a trial run in July, the UA Division of Nephrology and Banner – UMC Tucson will begin a rotating schedule of five informational sessions to help patients with chronic kidney disease and their families better understand how to manage their kidney disease. The free classes begin weekly, Aug. 29. Patients must be referred by a nephrologist…


Dr. John Galgiani in Ivanhoe video update on Valley fever research
Once in a Decade Symposium Catalyzes Recent Media Buzz on Valley Fever
August 11, 2017

A burst in media coverage recently on Valley fever coincides with a yearly  increase in cases around monsoon season, but this year a journal article with significant findings, newly funded research into genetics of the disease and a syndicated video on research into a vaccine—as well as a global symposium at Stanford University—make for a busy summer for infectious diseases specialist Dr. John Galgiani, director of the UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence…


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Updated Contacts for Department of Medicine Admin Staff Now Available
August 10, 2017

The newest member of the UA Department of Medicine administrative staff is Angelica Mercado, an administrative assistant supporting the Banner - University Medical Center South Cardiology team. See and save our updated  departmental UofA/Banner Administrative Support/Program Coordinators List, which is posted here…


Dr. Nikolich-Zugich Honored with Geriatric Research Leadership Roles
August 10, 2017

Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD, was re-elected as chair of the board and CEO of the American Aging Association. His term, which was to expire in 2017, now has been extended through 2020.


Dr. Monica Kraft Selected to Leadership Program for Women in Academic Medicine
August 10, 2017

University of Arizona Department of Medicine Chair Monica Kraft, MD, was selected to join the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program as a fellow for its Class of 2017-18.


Dr. Vivian Shi Receives Foundation Grant to Study Causes of Eczema
August 10, 2017

Vivian Y. Shi, MD, an assistant professor in the University of Arizona Division of Dermatology, has been awarded the 2017 Dermatology Foundation Patient Directed Investigation Grant.


Michelle MacDonald, RDN
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Free Webinar to Spotlight ‘Nutrition and ILD’ – Aug. 16
August 9, 2017

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation webinars enable the community and clinical professionals to easily learn about the disease from leading pulmonary fibrosis specialists. Presenter Michelle MacDonald is a clinical dietitian and certified diabetes educator in the Sections of Nephrology & Diabetology and Clinical Nutritional Services at Denver’s National Jewish Health. This event starts at 11 a.m. AZ/MT. Register and submit any questions you may have today!


Arizona Telemedicine Program and Arizona Center for Rural Health Aim to Make Rheumatology Accessible in Arizona
August 8, 2017

A new pilot program will allow patients to get the specialty rheumatologic care they need, in their own communities from their primary care providers.


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