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Dr. Janardhanan to Serve on ASE Committee, Faculty of 1000 Section
March 28, 2018

Dr. Raj Janardhanan, of the University of Arizona Division of Cardiology and UA Sarver Heart Center, has accepted positions with the American Society of Echocardiography, as a continuing member-at-large on the Industry Relations Committee, and the United Kingdom-based Faculty of 1000 (F1000), as co-head of peer review for the Valvular Disease Section with Dr. Joe Alpert…


UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Welcome Cardiologist Dr. Joel B. Holland
March 28, 2018
Nationally recognized cardiologist, Dr. Joel Holland, joins the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson faculty after a long career at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

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Purdue University Honors UA Arthritis Center Disability Assessment Director David Smith
March 27, 2018

Disability Assessment Research Clinic (DARC) director at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, David Wayne Smith, DEd, DABPS, DACFE—who’s been with the UA for 50 years and UA College of Medicine – Tucson for 32 years—has been named as one of two recipients of Purdue University's Health and Kinesiology Distinctive Service Award to be awarded in April. See other center news here, too…


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Dr. Bime Chosen for National ATS Committee on Health Equality and Diversity
March 27, 2018

Dr. Christian Bime, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and Medical Intensive Care Unit medical director at Banner – University Medical Center – Tucson, has been appointed to the American Thoracic Society’s Health Equality and Diversity Committee as well as the International Health Committee…


Dr. Janardhanan Honored with Native American Cardiology Outstanding Service Award
March 26, 2018

The University of Arizona Division of Cardiology’s Dr. Raj Janardhanan was presented with the Outstanding Service Award by the UA Native American Cardiology and Medicine Program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. In other honors, he’ll chair a session on multimodality imaging at the American Society of Echocardiography national conference in June and was part of the ASE team that just released new clinical guidelines for contrast echocardiography techniques…


UA Cancer Center, Banner – University Medicine to Observe Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month with Free Presentation, Screenings, April 28
March 26, 2018
April is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month and the UA Cancer Center is enlisting dental professionals to incorporate head and neck cancer screenings into routine checkups.

‘Facts, Fads and Fiction About Joint Replacement Surgery’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, April 4
March 26, 2018
Free and open to the public, the lecture by UA orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Michael Dohm will discuss the operative and non-operative treatment of joint disease, including evidence, outcome and value of current surgical and non-surgical treatments.

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Feast Restaurant to Host Next Petersen Clinics 'Meet-Your-Pharmacist' Event, April 17
March 23, 2018

The Petersen Clinics Pharmacy Group—aka T-Rx Group (or Team Rx)—is hosting a dinner and gathering at its next meet-your-pharmacist community event Thursday, April 17, 6:30 p.m., at the Feast Restaurant, 3719 E. Speedway, Blvd., Tucson. The meal is sponsored by Viiv Healthcare...


Future Physicians Celebrate Match Day at UA College of Medicine – Tucson
March 20, 2018

One-third of medical students in the Class of 2018 will remain in Arizona to pursue their residency training; more than half of the class will pursue primary care — a physician specialty that is critically low in Arizona and the nation.


The Intestinal Microbiome and Fecal Transplants’ Promise for Treating Digestive and Autoimmune Diseases Discussed in Free Public Lecture, March 23
March 19, 2018
Speaker Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will discuss the intestinal microbiome and how it can be changed to alter the outcome of patients suffering from a variety of illnesses, as well as the future of fecal transplantation and manipulation. The presentation is part of the Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture series.

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2018 Match Day for UA College of Medicine – Tucson Wows Crowd in New Venue
March 16, 2018

Congratulations to 114 University of Arizona medical students who matched into residency programs on Match Day 2018—March 16. Hosted by U.S. medical schools, ceremonies are for students who’ll graduate this spring and become doctors-in-training when residency programs begin July 1. Forty-seven candidates nationwide matched into UA internal medicine residency programs—eight from the UA—and three into the advanced dermatology program. See who from the DOM was there as well as who matched where…


Free Tours of New Banner - UMC Tower
March 16, 2018

Nine-Story Patient Tower to Open in Spring 2019


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Get a CatCard or Your CatCard Checked for 6OPC/7OPC Office Space Entry, March 19-22
March 15, 2018

For Faculty/Staff/Students/DCCs convenience, the UA Health Sciences Planning and Facilities Office has arranged for a CatCard event on our campus (AHS Library Rm. 2150P) March 19-22 for half days. This is important as security is being added to doors of former clinical space being renovated for office use by several UA College of Medicine – Tucson departments, including the Department of Medicine. You’ll need a CatCard and pin to get in after hours, on weekends or during holiday closures. See times and details…


Drs. Bime, Juneman, Koppula Chosen for ‘Class of 2018’ Banner Leadership Program
March 14, 2018

Drs. Christian Bimé (Pulmonary), Elizabeth Juneman (Cardiology), and Sireesha Koppula (Nephrology) are the three University of Arizona Department of Medicine representatives among 72 clinicians—14 from Tucson—included in the “Class of 2018” for the Banner Health Advanced Leadership for Physicians Program. It’s the largest leadership class ever for Banner. See who else got picked…


Skin Disorders, Valley Fever Focus of DOM Research Seminar Lectures, April 12
March 13, 2018

The University of Arizona Division of Dermatology’s Dr. Vivian Shi and Division of Infectious Diseases’ Dr. John Galgiani, director of the UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence, will offer lectures on “The ‘Gaps’ in Eczematous Dermatoses” and “Updating Valley Fever Serology: It’s Not World War II Anymore” for the UA Department of Medicine Research Seminar Series lectures April 12. See link to video, photo galleries from prior lectures…


UA Medical Students’ Residencies to be Revealed at Match Day Ceremony March 16
March 12, 2018
On Friday, March 16, more than 100 medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson simultaneously will open an envelope revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is a rite of passage for soon-to-be doctors.

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Banner – UMC South Earns Spot on National ‘100 Top Hospitals’ List, Everest Award
March 9, 2018

Banner – University Medical Center South in Tucson and Banner – UMC Phoenix have been named to the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals list—formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals—by IBM Watson Health. Banner – UMC South also was named one of 13 “Everest Award” winners by IBM Watson for improvements over the past five years…


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Several UA Department of Medicine Docs to Serve on Panels at National Health Journalist Event
March 8, 2018

Five University of Arizona Department of Medicine physicians were asked to participate on panels during the Health Journalism 2018 conference hosted, April 12-15, in Phoenix by the Association of Health Care Journalists and Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism—Drs. John Galgiani, Steve Goldman, Sai Parthasarathy, Ken Ramos and Esther Sternberg. Their topics range from precision medicine to valley fever. See who else will be there from the UA and Banner Health...


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See Fellows Match in Internal Medicine Subspecialties Both at, from UA Department of Medicine
March 6, 2018

Thirty-four physicians matched into fellowships in advanced training for internal medicine subspecialties at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson—10 of them from UA internal medicine residency programs. Another 17 UA internal medicine residents and two dermatology residents matched to fellowships elsewhere (from Mayo Scottsdale to Mass General). New fellows start July 1. See who’s coming and who’s going…


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