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Hematology/Oncology Professor Wins National Award for Cancer Drug Discovery

Dr. Daruka Mahadevan, professor of hematology/oncology and director, Phase I Program receives Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award for a novel class of cancer drugs and radiation sensitizers targeting NHEJ DNA repair. He is one of 11 physician-scientists from across the country honored with a 2017 award from the Harrington Discovery Institute to support breakthrough discoveries of researchers whose work shows promise to advance the standard of health care…


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Free Webinars on Pulmonary Fibrosis Care, Feb. 15-16

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is promoting two FREE webinars in mid-February of interest to specialists in pulmonary and critical care medicine. The first is on “Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis,” with PFF senior medical advisor and NY Presbyterian/Columbia ILD co-director Dr. David Lederer. The next is on “Transitions of Care in IPF” by Dr. Chris Lettieri, colonel, U.S. Army Medical Corps, and Cheri Lattimer, RN, executive director, National Transitions of Care Coalition. Register today…


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents `Keeping Your Heart in Sync: What You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation,’ Feb. 16

The presentation is part of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s Green Valley Lecture Series, in cooperation with Green Valley Recreation, Inc.


UA Named a White House Healthy Campus

Students and staff from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received White House honors for their efforts to reach uninsured Americans and get them health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.


UA Named for Third Year in Row as a 'College That Pays You Back'

The Princeton Review has highlighted the University's commitment to educational value and post-college success. For the third consecutive year, the UA is among 200 colleges and universities featured in the 2017 edition of "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck"…


DOM Research Seminar, Feb. 9, to Spotlight Biomarkers for ARDS and Osteoarthritis

The next lecture in the DOM Research Seminar Series, Feb. 9, noon-1 p.m., in UAHS Room 5403, will feature as speakers BUMCT Medical ICU Medical Director Christian Bime, MD, and Rheumatology Chief and Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD. Dr. Bime will discuss “SELPLG as a candidate gene is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.” Dr. Kwoh’s talk is on “Imaging Biomarkers of Knee Osteoarthritis”…


Drs. Zangeneh, Ampel Present at Mayo Scottsdale’s ‘Update on Infectious Diseases for Primary Care’

Dr. Tirdad T. Zangeneh, a UA associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and associate program director for the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus, was one of two UA-affiliated physicians to speak at a Mayo Clinic conference in January. He was joined by Dr. Neil Ampel, a UA professor of medicine and affiliated physician with the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System…


Winter Lung Series Conference Hears Northwestern Pulmonary Chief on ‘Macrophage Ontogeny & Age-Related Susceptibility to Lung Disease’

An address by G.R. Scott Budinger, MD, chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital (and Prentice Hospital), drew nearly 45 attendees to the Jan. 26 Winter Series Lung Conference event at the University of Arizona BIO5 Institute…


UA Faculty, Staff Join Banner UMC to Celebrate ‘Topping Off’ New Hospital Tower

Hundreds gathered for a red carpet event to sign the final beams and witness iron workers lift them into place at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, which hosted a “topping off” ceremony for the new hospital patient tower on Jan. 18. The $400 million project is on pace for an April 2019 completion…


Out with a Bang in 2016, DOM Faculty Gear Up for Bigger, Better Things in New Year

Faculty and trainee activities, achievements and awards in 2016's final quarter reflected well on the UA Department of Medicine. Many are included in DOM Chair Monica Kraft’s “2016 Year-in-Review” article from December. Most are new. These include an $800,000 grant to Dr. Christine Laukaitis to study joint hypermobility, a $1.34 million NCI grant to Dr. David Alberts to train cancer postdocs, and Dr. Marvin Slepian’s White House visit to talk about medical collaboration in Cuba…


Student-Athletes Not Sleeping Enough, Intervention Could Help

College athletes are not getting enough sleep, but a simple intervention built around education and support could go a long way in improving sleep quality and, in turn, athletic performance, University of Arizona researchers said during the 2017 NCAA Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. UA researchers have developed an education and support program designed to do just that...


First-Ever PI Research Poster Night by Department of Medicine Pulls in 100 Attendees

The inaugural PI Poster Session to showcase research and collaborative opportunities of principal investigators in the UA Department of Medicine on Jan. 17 at Kiewit Auditorium in the UA Cancer Center’s Leon F. Levy Building, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., was a smashing success with nearly 100 people attending…


Doc Talks: The Future of Medicine

This new lecture series from Banner - University Medicine occurs on Tuesday evenings in February at the Westin La Paloma with mirror presentations Thursday evenings in Phoenix. Dr. Monica Kraft launches the series Feb. 2 in Phoenix with a talk on finding a cure for asthma that she'll give in Tucson on Feb. 28, the last lecture in the series. The Tucson lectures begins Feb. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., with Dr. Eric Reiman on "Preserving Memories: What it Will Take to End Alzheimer’s"...


UA Research, Expertise Had Global Impact in '16—including on Health

Over the past year, the University of Arizona changed the way people view the world, as reflected by news generated here. Among these stories are UA research into better understanding asthma, our inclusion in the White House Precision Medicine Initiative, apps for concussions and tracking the Zika virus, AIDS spread across North America, birth-years and odds you’ll get the flu, BMI’s effect on your brain and more…


Banner Health acquiring Tucson home health agency

Banner announced it is buying Tucson-based SunLife’s Medicare-certified home health business, which provides skilled nursing and physical, occupational and speech therapy to mostly elderly people who are recovering at home from a medical episode that required a hospital stay. The deal is anticipated to close on Jan. 31, providing Banner Home Care its first opportunity to begin serving residents of southern Arizona...


Dr. Esther Sternberg is Keynote Speaker at University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 15th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 28

World renowned for her discoveries in the science of mind-body interactions, place and wellbeing, Dr. Sternberg will deliver the keynote address, “Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Wellbeing,” at this year’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference. The conference addresses health and services that help improve daily life for those living with arthritis – and those who care for them.


Chances for Collaboration, Training to Abound at DOM’s First PI Research Poster Night, Jan. 17

The UA Department of Medicine will host an inaugural Principal Investigators (PI) Poster Session on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in Kiewit Auditorium at the UA Cancer Center. You’ll see a broad taste of the work by faculty physicians and researchers who serve as PIs for numerous federal-grant-supported and otherwise funded projects. Come learn about opportunities for collaboration as well as research training for fellows, residents and students…


UA Physicians Picked for National Advisory Board of SPS 2017 Telehealth Conference

The Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase (SPS) conference picks three UA physicians among 25 national telemedicine thought leaders and health-care innovators to lead its third event in Phoenix this October. Among them are Dr. Joe Alpert, editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Medicine, Dr. Dan Derksen, Arizona Center for Rural Health director, and Dr. Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, former senior VP for health sciences. UA's Dr. Ron Weinstein, the Arizona Telemedicine Program director, also is the event’s honorary co-chair…


UA Cancer Center Teams up With Tucson Jewish Community Center to Deliver Four-Part Cancer Education Series

From precision medicine, to novel drug development, to the new frontiers of immunology, researchers and clinicians from the University of Arizona Cancer Center will discuss the state of cancer research and its impact on the newest and most promising cancer-fighting treatments moving into the clinic.


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