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UA Dementia Education and Practice Lauded in Commonwealth Fund Report on ‘Transforming Care’ in Aging
December 21, 2017

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson, UA Center on Aging and Banner Health—are highlighted in a recent Commonwealth Fund report on “Transforming Care – In Focus: Spreading Innovative Approaches to Dementia Care” that was released just prior to the end of 2017. It focuses on novel approaches to care, quoting Dr. Mindy Fain on the center’s work with rural and indigenous communities. Among other programs noted are those from Johns Hopkins, Indiana University, NYU, UCLA and UC San Francisco…


Holiday Galleries Help Spread Good Cheer at End of Year—Bye 2017
December 20, 2017

Traditionally, there are lots of parties at the year-end to celebrate the hard work that went into our many achievements as well as multiple overlapping holidays for all creeds. Here’s a review of a handful held by the UA Department of Medicine, its divisions and centers of excellence—not to mention costumed festiveness at the Banner holiday meal…


Photo gallery from Oct. 5 DOM Faculty Meet-n-Greet event
Fall Photo Galleries Showcase Busy Agenda for UA Department of Medicine in 2017
December 19, 2017

This past fall sped by so quickly it was difficult to keep track of the many fabulous events across the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus. See photo galleries from “Medical Student Meet-n-Greet with DOM Faculty” on Oct. 5 to the "Cancer Immunotherapy Minisymposium" on Dec. 15. In between, see photos for the Annual Cardiology Research Fair, the Innovation & Invention Research Fair, Founders Week activities, special lectures, fellow’s retreat and the topping off ceremony for the Health Sciences Innovation Building… 


UA Experts: Valley Fever Cases See Major Spike in November; New Rapid Assay Test Should Help Reduce Diagnosis Delays
December 14, 2017

An uptick in reported cases of Valley fever indicates a likely sharp increase in infections next year. At the same time, federal clearance for a rapid assay test developed with assistance from the University of Arizona should help reduce delays in diagnosing the respiratory fungal disease caused by spores found in area soils.


BizTucson, Tucson Lifestyle Pay Tribute to UA Health Sciences, DOM Docs in 2017
December 13, 2017

Dementia, breast cancer, game-changing medical technologies, top doctors, women who lead, UA as a ‘hotbed of innovation’ and a special report on the UA College of Medicine – Tucson anniversary, “Picking up Speed at 50”—all are themes for magazine coverage for the UA Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Department of Medicine in the past year. Among faculty spotlighted were Drs. Pavani Chalasani, Mindy Fain, John Galgiani, Mathew Hutchinson, Monica Kraft, Akinololu Ojo and Andrew Weil…


Dr. Swazo Named Latest Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Award Winner
December 12, 2017

Dr. Roberto Swazo, a resident in the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus, is the third person this academic year to win a Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Award. He’ll present his research at the 47th Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine in San Antonio in February. The award is funded through the society, whose members include current and former UA Department of Medicine faculty… 


Manon L. O’Connor Joins UA College of Medicine – Tucson As Senior Director of Development
December 11, 2017

Development professional adds extensive experience to UA Health Sciences’ fundraising team.


Rheumatology Roundup: Dr. Kwoh on Healio, Giving Tuesday, Meet the Researchers, Yuma Lecture Series—just a sampling of fall offerings
December 8, 2017

Dr. Kent Kwoh was interviewed in a Healio Rheumatology video at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting, the Arthritis Center hosted a “#GivingTuesday” online fundraising campaign Nov. 28, Dr. Dominick Sudano was in Rheumatology News for work with the UA Telemedicine Center to expand care to Arizona’s rural communities, and Dr. Shariq Chudhri gets a U.S. News & World Report mention on statins, cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis…


University of Arizona Core Facilities
BIO5 to Host 2nd Annual University of Arizona Core Facilities Fair, Feb. 20
December 7, 2017

The University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation (RDI) will host the second annual UA Core Facilities Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the UA BIO5 Institute, Room 103, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a networking reception to follow in the lobby of the new BioSciences Research Laboratory building….


Jennifer K. Barton, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Barton Named Director of BIO5 Institute
December 6, 2017

After a national search, Dr. Jennifer Barton has been named director of the UA BIO5 Institute. A professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, optical sciences, and agricultural and biosystems engineering, she joined the UA faculty in 1998. She served as BIO5 assistant director from 2009-12, and became interim director in 2015. Her research is on translational biomedical optics, and prevention and early detection of cancer…


Banner - University Medicine North $100 Million Outpatient Campus Opens Dec. 28
December 6, 2017

Public preview of Banner – University Medicine North, Monday, Dec. 11


Cerner Insight Sessions for Clinicians Continue with Open Agenda
December 4, 2017

The Cerner Insight Sessions for University of Arizona providers and clinical staff at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South have been revised based on physician feedback to be more open in their format and flexible to allow one-on-one question and answer (Q&A) sessions with individual doctors, it was announced Dec. 6. Learn more…


Public ‘Preview Event’ Planned for Banner – University Medicine North, Dec. 11
December 1, 2017

An open house breakfast for patients and the public is set for Monday, Dec. 11, 7:30-9 a.m., at the new $100-million Banner – University Medicine North outpatient care facility at North Campbell Avenue and Allen Road between the UA Cancer Center Peter & Paula Fasseas Clinic and Ronald McDonald House. Meanwhile, tours for physicians whose clinics are included began Monday. Be sure to sign up with your division’s lead admin. Clinics start moving during winter break, with all fully open by mid-January…


It’s World AIDS Day, Dec. 1—Learn about Top-Rated Care, Innovative Research at UA Division of Infectious Diseases
December 1, 2017

Two blogposts and a feature article posted days before World AIDS Day on behalf of the University of Arizona Division of Infectious Diseases showcase HIV patient care and research innovation in the division and the UA Petersen HIV Clinics at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South that it operates via federal grants through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…


South Campus Resident Picked for American College of Physicians Health Policy Internship
November 30, 2017

As a 2018 American College of Physicians (ACP) resident health policy intern, Dr Radhamani Kannaiyan—a third-year resident in internal medicine—spends four-weeks in Washington, DC, next spring. In that time, she will be developing legislative knowledge and advocacy skills by working directly with ACP’s DC staff and will participate in ACP’s annual Leadership Day, May 22-23, activities...


Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Sponsors UA Lecture on Interstitial Lung Disease, Dec. 8
November 30, 2017

The UA pulmonary division will host a lecture Friday, Dec. 8, 12:30-2:30 p.m., on interstitial lung disease (ILD) sponsored by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in BIO5 Room 103. Speaking will be Dr. Evans Fernández, associate professor with National Jewish Health’s ILD Program and Autoimmune Lung Center. Dr. Sachin Chaudhary, ILD program director at the UA – College of Medicine – Tucson, noted the local program is among 40 nationally that belong to the foundation’s PFF Care Center Network… 


Breast Cancer Risk Reduction: Tips from the UA Cancer Center
November 29, 2017

Breast cancer strikes 1 out of 8 women in her lifetime, but strategies exist that can reduce the risk of developing the disease and detect it earlier, when it is most treatable, according to an expert at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.


Breast Cancer Patients Access Innovative Care through UA Cancer Center Clinical Trials
November 29, 2017

Breast cancer is a top killer, striking 1 of 8 women. In response, the University of Arizona Cancer Center offers clinical trials to find better treatments for the disease.


It’s ‘Giving Tuesday’ — Make Your End-of-Year Charitable Gift Today!
November 28, 2017

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center made note this morning that it’s #GivingTuesday, the latest iteration of post-Thanksgiving spending days (think Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday). See how you can give to the UA Department of Medicine, any of its 14 divisions, or affiliated centers and institutes — and get matching credit from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today only!


Valley Fever, Pulmonary Hypertension Billed for Next DOM Research Seminar, Dec. 14
November 27, 2017

Hear Dr. Fariba Donovan on “Delays in Diagnosis of Coccidioidomycosis in Tucson”—updating work for which she recently won a CDC contract—and Dr. Jason Yuan on “Translational Research on Pulmonary Hypertension” on Thursday, Dec. 14, noon-1 p.m., in Room 5403 of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Simulcast at BUMCS 3030. A light lunch will be served. Watch it LIVE! or archived for later viewing... 


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