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DOM Faculty Turn Out in Force for 50th Anniversary UA College of Medicine Research Fair

Couldn’t make it to the Innovations & Inventions Research Fair, Oct. 18? No worries. See the photo gallery from the inaugural event hosted as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. A number of presenters represented the Department of Medicine on everything from asthma to diabetes research…


VCU Pulmonologist to Headline DOM Research Seminar as Guest Speaker, Nov. 9

Dr. Judith Voynow, a pediatric pulmonologist with Virginia Commonwealth University and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Va., will speak on “Neutrophil Elastase and Chronic Inflammatory Lung Disease” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 12-1 p.m., UAHS Room 5403. The cystic fibrosis specialist is a guest speaker for the next DOM Research Seminar Series lecture presented by the UA Department of Medicine...


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DOM to Take ACP Researcher of the Year, Med Student of the Year and Laureate Awards

Two physicians with the UA Department of Medicine—Chair Dr. Monica Kraft, and Dr. Kevin Moynahan, deputy dean of education, UA College of Medicine – Tucson—are among honorees to be recognized this weekend, Oct. 20-22, at the 2017 Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) – Arizona Chapter. Morgan Whitaker also will receive the Medical Student of the Year Award. Host venue—DoubleTree Reid Park. See the program, register now…


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Native American Cancer Prevention Issues Call for Funding Proposals

To identify collaborative cancer-related research projects for funding to start Sept. 1, 2019 (pending NIH approval), the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention invites Letters of Intent from interested investigator teams. The NACP is working to define and eliminate obstacles to health equity in areas of Native American cancer incidence, mortality, survivorship, and representation. Letters are due Oct. 30 with a Feb. 5, 2018, deadline to submit full proposals…


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UA-Led Study on How Insulin Controls Glucose Uptake Picked for Cover of Proteomics Journal

An article coauthored by UA researchers—including Drs. Paul Langlais and Larry Mandarino—in the UA Division of Endocrinology affiliated with the UAHS Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, made the October 2017 cover of the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. A paper based on the UA-led study into how insulin controls glucose uptake by cells published in the issue reveals the discovery of a new series of protein networks and identifies new biology that may have broader disease implications…


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Submit Your Research Poster for Founders’ Day Jr. Investigator Forum, Nov. 17

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson is seeking submissions for a Founder’s Day Junior Investigator Poster Forum, Friday, Nov. 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m., in the UAHS Plaza. It’s part of a broader calendar of Founders’ Week activities coinciding with the college’s 50th anniversary. Each presenting author’s name is entered into a Fitbit raffle — must be present to win. Entry deadline Nov. 8…


UAHS Research Administration Provides Advice on How to Get Your Study Listed on Website

For physicians and others at the UA Department of Medicine involved in clinical research who are looking to get their studies listed on the UA Health Sciences Clinical Research Studies website, look for tips here on how to do exactly that. The process is simpler than you may think. Just fill out the “Optional Services” page of the Research Intake Form…


More Than One Path to Success, DOM Fellows Learn at 2nd Annual Retreat

The 2nd Annual DOM Fellows Retreat was well attended with about 55 fellows and fellowship directors participating on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the UA Cancer Center’s Kiewit Auditorium. Headlining were Drs. Joe “Skip” Garcia, Tara Carr, Anita Koshy, Sai Parthasarathy and Monica Kraft. The event was organized by DOM Vice Chair for Research Dr. Jil Tardiff. See the photos, watch the video…


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...


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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…


UA to Take Home Big Share of 2017 AZBio Awards

In October, the Arizona Bioindustry Association will honor industry leaders from across Arizona. Many of those to be honored have deep connections to the UA and have brought UA ideas and inventions to the marketplace. Among them are Drs. Marvin Slepian and Steven Goldman of the UA Division of Cardiology…


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SAVAHCS to Host VA-UA College of Medicine – Tucson Research Fair, Sept. 14

“A History of Research and Collaboration” is the theme for a research fair sponsored by the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in the R.E. Lindsey, Jr., Auditorium at the Tucson VA Medical Center campus, 3601 S. Sixth Ave., the SAVAHCS flagship facility… 


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Two Projects to Promote Translational Research Win $100K UA Cancer Center Support Grants

Two projects underscoring basic/clinical partnerships in translational research have been awarded the two-year, $100,000 grants from the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Congratulations to Drs. Linda Garland and Heidi Hamann and Drs. Daruka Mahadevan and Nathan Ellis. This award is supported by the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant…


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NIH Awards $4.8M Grant to UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence to Accelerate Vaccine Development

The center, led by Dr. John Galgiani, will use the money to speed development of a Valley fever vaccine for dogs that it’s hoped will lead to a successful human vaccine. A California-based biotech company, Anivive Lifesciences, which has licensed the candidate vaccine from the UA, and Colorado State University have joined the center in that effort…


UAHS Healthy Dose Blog Focuses on Your Brain, Healing Ceremonies, Lung Cancer & Sun Safety

If you haven’t kept up with the UA Health Sciences’ Healthy Dose Blog, you might be missing some interesting stories on and by colleagues. Topics this summer include “NURSE-ing Your Brain to Protect it From Stress,” “The Healing Power of Ceremony,” “How Precision Medicine is Directing Cancer Therapy Today” and “Eight Ways to Play it Safe in the Sun”…


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ASN Kidney News Shines on ‘All of Us’ Research Program in Arizona

UA nephrologist Dr. Akinlolu Ojo, a principal investigator on the Arizona All of Us℠/Precision Medicine Initiative Research Program, was quoted in an article on the program that appears in the August issue of the ASN Kidney News, a publication of the American Society of Nephrology. Read the full article here…


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Diabetes, Pulmonology Topics for First Talk in Second Year of DOM Research Seminar Series, Sept. 14

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 Thursday, Sept. 14, noon-1 p.m., COM-T Room 5403. See current 2017-18 calendar of speakers here, including Nov. 9 guest speaker Dr. Judith Voynow, of VCU’s Children’s Hospital of Richmond Cystic Fibrosis Center…


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Once in a Decade Symposium Catalyzes Recent Media Buzz on Valley Fever

A burst in media coverage recently on Valley fever coincides with a yearly  increase in cases around monsoon season, but this year a journal article with significant findings, newly funded research into genetics of the disease and a syndicated video on research into a vaccine—as well as a global symposium at Stanford University—make for a busy summer for infectious diseases specialist Dr. John Galgiani, director of the UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence…


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Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Could Reduce Hospitalizations for COPD Patients, says UA Study

The UA pulmonary division’s Drs. Sai Parthasarathy and Stefano Guerra are co-authors on the study in the American Journal of Medicine that notes, at a time when chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalizations are at an all-time high, 92 percent of U.S. COPD patients studied didn’t receive therapy to help them breath better while sleeping. The study was the subject of several articles in July…


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