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Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Lecture Series: ‘Resuscitation Research: More Ways to Cheat Death,’ Jan. 18

On Jan. 18, Karl B. Kern, MD, and Gordon A. Ewy, MD, will present a community lecture, part of Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary Lecture Series, on the Resuscitation Research Group’s history and continued progress to improve care for sudden cardiac arrest patients.


Runners' Brains May Have More Connectivity, UA Research Shows

MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to complex tasks like playing a musical instrument. UA anthropologist  David Raichlen, PhD, co-designed the study with UA psychologist Gene Alexander, PhD, who studies brain aging and Alzheimer's disease…


Well-Heeled or On Your Toes, How We Walk Offers Anthropological Advantage

Walking heel-to-toe gives humans the mechanical advantage of longer "virtual limbs," suggests UA researcher and anthropologist James Webber whose studies includes why we walk on our heels instead of our toes. In medicine, his research is of interest to orthopedics and rheumatology subspecialties…


Vitamin E and Selenium Don’t Prevent Polyps That Can Lead to Colorectal Cancer

Led by the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Peter Lance, MD, a SWOG review of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) results definitively shows that these two antioxidants don’t prevent colorectal adenomas – polyps that are the premalignant precursors to most colorectal cancers.


Wildcat Hockey Team to Host Third Annual `Pink the Rink’ Jan. 20

Wildcat hockey players will sport pink jerseys honoring those who have suffered from cancer when they take on Utah at the Tucson Convention Center. Community members are invited to purchase and place the name of a loved one on a special jersey to be worn by an Arizona player during the game. Proceeds from jersey sales will benefit the University of Arizona Cancer Center.


Pre-Winter Break DOM Faculty, Staff Gatherings Offer Visual Panorama

Toward the end of the year, gatherings to celebrate accomplishments, to acknowledge mutual contributions toward those and to look forward in anticipation of the future are customary in all cultures. See photo galleries from the UA Department of Medicine faculty and staff gatherings, as well as the Division of Rheumatology gathering and other images of seasonal décor...


Grand Rounds Getting Crowded with DOM New Additions, Other Events

With Infectious Diseases joining UA Department of Medicine divisions who’ve added grand rounds lectures back to their academic calendars—and Nephrology expected to join them soon—space on your calendar may be at a premium this winter. That’s particularly true with other events joining them, including the Winter Lung Series, Sarver 30th Anniversary Series and a new public Banner – UMC Lecture Series to be launched Feb. 2 by Dr. Monica Kraft…


Tucson Roadrunners Hockey Player Who Survived Sudden Cardiac Arrest Thanks Caregivers

In a heartfelt first public appearance since suffering sudden cardiac arrest during a hockey game Nov. 19 at Tucson Arena, Tucson Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham and his mother thanked caregivers from Banner – UMC and St. Mary’s Hospital. Like his initial collapse on the ice in a game versus the Manitoba Moose, news of his “miraculous” recovery spread around the globe with articles posted from England to Malaysia…


Cancer Program Earns Accreditation and Commendation from Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

The cancer program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson has been granted three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.


‘Medication Discoveries in the Pipeline’ Focus of Next Petersen Clinic Team Rx Reception

The Petersen Clinics Pharmacy Group—aka T-Rx Group (or Team Rx)—is providing a presentation on “In the Pipeline: Medication Discoveries” at its next meet-your-pharmacist community event Friday, Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network, 2660 N. 1st Ave…


San Diego Gastroenterologist to Present at DOM Research Seminar as Guest Lecturer

A special guest speaker, San Diego gastroenterologist Jesús Rivera-Nieves, MD, a physician-scientist with UC San Diego Health, has been named to present on inflammatory bowel disease at the DOM Research Seminar Series lecture on Thursday, Jan. 12, noon-1 p.m., at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Room 5403…


Holiday Miracle on Ice: Tucson Roadrunners Hockey Player Thanks Teams for Saving his Life

After collapsing at a Nov. 19 game, Tucson Roadrunners hockey team captain Craig Cunningham is recovering from cardiac arrest at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson


Past ATS President Dr. Nicholas Hill Launches 2016 Winter Lung Series Conference

The first speaker in the Winter Lung Series Conferences, the world-renowned and past American Thoracic Society president Dr. Nicholas Hill spoke today at the College of Medicine – Tucson on “Group 2 Pulmonary Hypertension: A Conundrum Wrapped in an Enigma.” Next up is Northwestern’s Dr. Scott Budinger on Thursday, Jan. 26, noon-1 p.m…


DOM Chair Offers Congratulatory 2016 Year-In-Review

DOM faculty and staff enjoyed an exciting year with many accomplishments to our credit. Clinically, our pulmonary and critical care team help revive the Lung Transplant Program and the Kidney Transplant Program broke all records. Research awards and publication for our faculty were through the roof in 2016. And recruitment success means many new faces and expanded programs across our now 14 divisions, with the addition in 2017 of the Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine…


Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Offers Free Webinars – ‘Anti-Inflammatory Medications’ Next Topic, Dec. 14

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is offering a free webinar, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14, on “Anti-Inflammatory Medications” as part of its PFF Disease Education Webinar Series. David J. Lederer, MD, co-director of the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Interstitial Lung Disease Program—a PFF Care Center Network site like Banner – UMC Tucson. Prior webinars also available for viewing…


UA Team Wins $2M NIH Grant to Study Impact of Sleep, Activity on Diabetes

A team led by Michelle Perfect, PhD, associate professor in the UA College of Education's Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies and a collaborator with the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences, has been awarded a $2 million grant to study the impact of sleep and daily routines on care for youths with Type 1 diabetes…


Arizona Telemedicine Program to Host Third National Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase Conference, Oct. 2-3 in Phoenix

SPS 2017 reflects and stimulates the growing market for telemedicine services and products; the conference will be held in Phoenix, Oct. 2-3, 2017.


Photos, Video Available on DOM Research Seminars, PMI Town Hall, Sleep Center Open House

Excellent turnout for recent UA Department of Medicine academic events includes the last two DOM Research Seminar Series (Dec. 8 & Nov. 10) with Drs. Cristine Berry, Larry Mandarino, Louise Hecker and Sai Parthasarathy, the DOM Precision Medicine Town Hall, Dec. 7, and an open house for the new UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences, Dec. 2. See photo galleries and links to archived video of those that were livestreamed as webcasts, too…


UA Surgery Head Leigh Neumayer Named Interim Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart has named Dr. Leigh Neumayer as interim senior vice president for health sciences. Her appointment will be effective Jan. 1, 2017, following Dr. Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia's decision to resign his administrative role and step back to faculty.


KOLD 13/FOX 11 TV Air UA Gastroenterologist Interview for Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week

Tucson TV news anchor Craig Thomas shared his personal experience with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in an interview with UA Division of Gastroenterology’s Dr. Sasha Taleban, director of our IBD Program, in recognition of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, Dec. 1-7. See the broadcast and learn more about how patients can find therapies and support to reduce the embarrassing affliction’s burden…


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