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DOM Physicians, Investigators Prolific with Published Papers around the Globe in 2016

With topics ranging from progesterone receptor blocking in breast cancer to epidural corticosteroid injections for radiculopathy and spinal stenosis, authors from the UA Department of Medicine—whether faculty physicians, fellows, residents, post-docs or students interested in internal medicine—have been very busy in the latter half of 2016. Articles, case studies and more were published in everything from the New England Journal of Medicine to the British Medical Journal… 


Insulin Resistance, COPD Next Topics in DOM Research Seminars, Dec. 8

Dr. Larry Mandarino will talk about diabetes, muscles and insulin resistance while Dr. Cristine Berry will discuss how low lung function trajectories from the Tucson Children’s Respiratory Study serve as an indicator in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the next DOM Research Seminar, Thursday, Dec. 8, noon-1 p.m., in UAHS 5403…


Year You’re Born Can Predict Your Odds in a Flu Pandemic

We are not blank slates with regard to how susceptible we are to emerging strains of flu virus, researchers from the University of Arizona and UCLA have discovered. The findings could provide information that could be relevant for the development of a universal flu vaccine.


COM – Phoenix Inaugural Department of Medicine Chair – Man on a Mission

As the inaugural chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Michael B. Fallon, MD, FACP, has a clean slate and a clear vision…


Banner Flu Season Compliance Deadline Approaches, Get Shot or Exemption by Dec. 5

As of Monday, there were nearly 1,500 people who had not yet gotten a flu shot or their exemption status approved out of nearly 6,500 Banner Health employees at the Banner – UMC Tucson and South hospitals and clinics. Learn about upcoming flu shot clinics and other options to get compliant by Monday, Dec. 5.


Department of Medicine Docs Grab Ink Throughout 2016 in Tucson Lifestyle

Dr. John Cunningham isn’t the only UA faculty physician to grab ink in Tucson Lifestyle in 2016. Read about these others who appeared in earlier editions of the magazine this year, including integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil, endocrinologist and nutritionist Dr. Craig Stump, genomics and pulmonology specialist Dr. Ken Ramos and cardiologist and CPR pioneer Dr. Gordon Ewy…


UA Public Health Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Nigeria

John Ehiri, PhD, MPH, MSc, professor and chair of the department of health promotion sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will conduct HIV prevention research at the University of Lagos College of Medicine in Nigeria.


Annual Farness, Founders Lectures Focus on Fungal Diseases, Medical Imaging

Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Janis Blair gives Farness keynote on Valley Fever and transplants, while Founders Day headliner Dr. Art Gmitro talks about advances and innovation in medical imaging spearheaded at the UA Health Sciences. See a photo gallery and archived video for each lecture…


GI Specialist Gives ‘Gut Check’ a Scope Beyond the Ordinary in Magazine Article

Kudos to Dr. John Cunningham, a UA professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and the Samuel and Winnifred “Quiggy” Witt Endowed Chair in Medicine, who is featured in Tucson Lifestyle’s November issue. Representing Banner – UMC, he’s one of three local gastroenterologists and a nutritionist interviewed for an “In Health” article entitled “Gut Check” on digestive ailments and available treatments…


UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Website Launch

The website has new features designed for the public and health-care professionals. The launch coincides with Valley Fever Awareness Week, Nov. 12-20, and the 21st Annual Farness Lecture by Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Janis E. Blair, MD, on Nov. 16.


UA Cancer Center Joins National Clinical Trials Network

The University of Arizona Cancer Center’s acceptance into NRG Oncology will increase the Center’s clinical trials portfolio and translational research capabilities.


Special Veterans Day Theme to DOM Grand Rounds Draws Standing Ovation

Dr. Dean Winslow, a U.S. Air Force flight surgeon and current professor of medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine, spoke Wednesday, Nov. 9, about his time in Afghanistan and Iraq in a lecture titled, “From Bagram Airfield to Baghdad and Back Again—A U.S. Military Doctor's Experience in Two Wars.” Frequently teary-eyed when discussing patients and colleagues and occasionally humorous and irreverant, he drew the audience to their feet clapping in the end…  


Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Lecture Series: “Beating Your Odds Against Stroke: An update on prevention, treatments and acting FAST to preserve your brain”

On November 16, Bruce Coull, MD, professor of neurology, will present a community lecture, part of Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary Lecture Series, focused on stroke treatment and prevention.


Banner Health helping veterans through ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ program

Banner Health is helping military veterans obtain meaningful employment through the Hiring Our Heroes program, a national group associated with the U.S. Chambers of Commerce that works with vets transitioning to civilian life. Master Sgt.  Alen Schulze, a telecommunication operations chief at Fort Huachuca, is one of two Hire Our Heroes corporate fellowship program graduates recently hired by Banner Health in Arizona…


DOM Faculty Repeat as Winners in the 37th Annual College Teaching Awards

Drs. John Bloom and Amy Sussman were the big winners again from the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty Teaching Awards Ceremony held Nov. 3 in DuVal Auditorium. Both were repeat winners from last year, joined by Drs. Diana Darnell and Brandon Larsen, for the Cardiovascular, Pulmonary & Renal Systems Block of medical student education…


UA Arthritis Center Faculty Headline ‘Spotlight on Arthritis’ Week at Canyon Ranch

UA Arthritis Center faculty Drs. Kent Kwoh, Eric Gall and Dan Latt led the program at Canyon Ranch Health Resort Tucson’s “Spotlight on Arthritis” week lectures. In addition, an article by Dr. Kwoh, Dr. Ernest Vina, Erin Ashbeck and Di Ran on reasons behind disparities in knee replacement surgery ran in the journal of the American College of Rheumatology; and Dr. Kwoh was an invited speaker at an orthopedic conference in Xi’an, China… 


Happy DoM Halloween 2016

A number of offices around the UA Department of Medicine were in the spirit of Halloween and/or the Day of the Dead festivities. Remember to be wary of nut allergies tonight and read about other National Safety Council tips. See who all’s wishing you a ‘boot-iful’ time, including from the Chair’s Office…


UA/Banner Walkers Place 2nd at Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, But Looking for More

More than two dozen strong, the UA/Banner team took second place in fundraising at the 2016 Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes at Rillito Park Race Track on Sunday, Oct. 30. You can still donate to help them reach their $1,000 goal…


UA Researchers Closer Than Ever to Valley Fever Vaccine

Although rarely fatal, the fungal disease—which affects largely the lungs—can prove debilitating to people and their pets. Now, a breakthrough—published in August by the journal Infection & Immunity—by a UA multidisciplinary team in development of a vaccine, highlights the work being done that has drawn in UA specialists in infectious diseases, pulmonary medicine, agriculture and plant sciences to find a vaccine… 


UA Findings Spread Across Globe on How AIDS Spread Across North America

A new technique that allowed researchers from the University of Arizona and Cambridge University to analyze genetic material from serum samples of HIV patients taken before AIDS was known provides a glimpse into the beginnings of the epidemic. Surprise—it began way before “Patient Zero”…


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