Department of Medicine Research Seminar Series

DOM Research Seminar Series

This lecture series—spearheaded by UA Department of Medicine Chair Monica Kraft, MD, and Vice Chair for Research Jil Tardiff, MD, PhD—was launched in September 2016. While there is an occasional guest speaker, its intent is to match a junior and senior faculty member from different divisions engaged in research to showcase the high level and broad range of investigations and to highlight the innovative new medical therapies being created or enhanced in our department. Often, this is collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams that include other researchers across the UA College of Medicine, UA Health Sciences colleges and wider UA community.

Lectures occur on the second Thursday of each month from September to June. They're held from noon-1 p.m. in Room 4503 of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. A light lunch is served in the style of Medicine Grand Rounds.

2017-18 Academic Year

NOV. 9, 2017

  • "Surfactant Protein A as an Innate Immune Modulator in Asthma," Monica Kraft, MD — professor and chair, UA Department of Medicine, the Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair of Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and deputy director of the UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center

NOTE: Dr. Judith Voynow, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and physician at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Va., who was originally scheduled as guest speaker for this seminar on “Neutrophil Elastase and Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease,” had a sudden conflicting obligation and was unable to attend.

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OCT. 12, 2017

  • “Genetics and Phenotypic Heterogeneity in Common Diseases (Asthma, COPD, etc.),” Deborah A. Meyers, PhD — co-chief, Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine, and co-director, Division of Pharmacogenomics, UA Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine; and 
  • “Gender and Race Disparities in Osteoarthritis,” Ernest Vina, MD — assistant professor, Division of Rheumatology, and member, UA Arthritis Center

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SEPT. 14, 2017

  • “Renin Angiotensin System (RAS) Induced Skeletal Muscle Insulin Resistance,” Craig S. Stump, MD, PhD (on left at right), an associate professor of medicine in the UA Division of Endocrinology, professor of nutritional sciences at the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, program director of the UA Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Fellowship and a staff physician at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, and
  • “RAGE-Induced Changes in the Proteome of Alveolar Epithelial Cells,” Charles A. Downs, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN, an acute care nurse practitioner and assistant professor at the UA College of Nursing who has a dual appointment as a pulmonary and critical care research investigator with the UA Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine in the UA Department of Medicine. His presentation focused on issues related to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

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Future Seminars

Other lecturers for this academic year include:

  • DEC. 14: Jason X.-J. Yuan, MD — chief, Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine, and associate VP, Translational Health Sciences, UAHS; and Fariba Donovan, MD, PhD — assistant professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, and member, UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence
  • JAN. 11: Frank C. "Chip" Brosius, III, MD — professor, Division of Nephrology; and Vivian Shi, MD — assistant professor, Division of Dermatology
  • FEB. 8: Stephen M. Black, PhD — director, Lung Vascular Pathology Program, Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine; and Jarrod M. Mosier, MD — associate professor of emergency medicine, assistant professor of medicine and associate program director, Critical Care Fellowship
  • MARCH 8: Stefano Guerra, MD, PhD, MPH — professor of medicine, associate professor of public health, associate research scientist, UAHS Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center, and member, BIO5 Institute, and TBD (a second speaker has not yet been scheduled for this date)
  • APRIL 12: John Galgiani, MD — director, UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence, and member, BIO5 Institute, and TBD (a second speaker has not yet been scheduled for this date)
  • MAY 10: TBD
  • JUNE 7: TBD

To inquire about scheduling for open spaces in the above calendar, please contact Claudia Duran, senior program director, Office of the Chair, UA Department of Mediciine, (520) 626-6349 or crduran@deptofmed.arizona.edu

Click here to see the list of DOM Research Seminar speakers for 2016-17, their topics and video and photo gallery links.

About the UA Department of Medicine

The UA Department of Medicine is the largest department in the UA College of Medicine, with more than 200 faculty physicians in 14 divisions covering every subspecialty in internal medicine from Cardiology to Rheumatology. The two newest divisions focus largely on research, Translational and Regenerative Medicine, begun in 2014 and led by Jason Yuan, MD, PhD, and, Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine, created in January 2017 with recruitment of co-chiefs Gene Bleecker, MD, and Deb Meyers, PhD, who also are directors of the Division of Pharmacogenomics in the UA Health Sciences Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine.

Our department trains more than 130 residents in two internal medicine and a dermatology residency program, each accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and more than 70 fellows in 17 ACGME-accredited  fellowship programs. It also participates in the education of nearly 450 medical students through electives and rotations associated with Medicine Clerkship and Sub-Internship Programs. 

We are one of the six original departments of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.