• Department of Medicine researchers are internationally known across a wide range of medical subspecialties in internal medicine from cardiology to rheumatology.

  • From treatments for devastating diseases to the challenges of translating research into global health action, we find innovative solutions to the world’s most urgent health care needs.

  • Our precision medicine research uses big data, longitudinal studies and clinical trials to help patients live fuller lives through individualized therapies.

The UA College of Medicine has a long history of academic excellence. One of the central roles of the Office of Research is to facilitate academic growth by providing an extensive array of support for junior investigators as they begin their independent careers.

Jil Tardiff, MD, PhD
Vice Chair for Research

Research

Multiple resources exist throughout the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, UA Health Sciences and UA’s main campus for basic as well as clinical researchers and investigators to further their aims at therapeutic and technological breakthroughs to advance patient care and find innovative remedies for those suffering from common medical conditions as well as complex diseases.

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Lecture Series at the UA Department of Medicine

  • Medicine Grand Rounds
    Weekly lectures with a brief hiatus in mid-summer. Video archived at UAHS BioCommunications Webcast page (except for MMRs).
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  • DOM Research Seminar Series
    Begun in 2016, this monthly lecture series occurs on the second Thursday of the month from September to June.
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  • Winter Lung Series Conferences
    Ongoing since 2002. 
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  • Sleep Medicine Lecture Series

Research Projects

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVC/D) is an inherited disorder and one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in athletes and young, apparently healthy adults.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and is a leading cause of pain and disability among the elderly.

In the U.S. Southwest, Coccidioidomycosis (cocci) or Valley fever is an endemic fungal infection. It typically presents as a self-limited pulmonary illness.

Spotlight

Research of Dr. Steve Klotz spans a range of interests. Bites from kissing bugs are the most common cause of bite-associated anaphylaxis in the United States and, in his HIV research, his team is combatting depression and frailty in patients with computer-driven, virtual reality exercise games...

Research News

DOM Research Seminar to Tackle Disparities in Osteoarthritis, Genetics of Pulmonary Disease, Oct. 12

The next lectures in the DOM Research Seminar Series focus on “Gender and Race Disparities in Osteoarthritis” and “Genetics and Phenotypic Heterogeneity in Common Diseases (Asthma, COPD, etc.)” with speakers Dr. Ernest Vina, MD, of the UA Division of Rheumatology, and Dr. Deb Meyers, co-chief of the UA Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine. Save the date for Thursday, Oct. 12, noon-1 p.m., Room 5403, UA College of Medicine – Tucson...


First 2107-18 DOM Research Seminar, Today, Noon, Room 5403 – Come Hear About Musculoskeletal Insulin Resistance and Genetics of Lung Care for Acute Patients

Dr. Craig Stump, Division of Endocrinology, and Dr. Charles Downs, a pulmonary and critical care researcher with the Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine, are the first speakers in this academic year’s DOM Research Seminar Series, set for today, Sept. 14, noon-1 p.m., COM-T Room 5403. A light lunch will be served in the style of Medicine Grand Rounds…


Dr. Gordon Ewy to Receive Women's Heart Health Advocate Award at Nov. 3 Luncheon

Dr. Gordon Ewy, professor and director emeritus, UA Sarver Heart Center, and founder of the center’s Women's Heart Health Education Committee, will be honored with the Mary Anne Fay Women's Heart Health Advocate Award. It will be presented at the 2017 Heart of Women's Health Luncheon at Skyline Country Club, Friday, Nov. 3. Drs. Elizabeth Juneman and Khadijah Breathett are featured speakers…