Research News

Dozens of Dynamic DOM Investigators to Be on Hand for 2nd P.I. Research Poster Night, Jan. 24

This open format research fair recognizes work across the UA Department of Medicine by faculty physicians and scientists who serve as principal investigators on projects financed by federal grants to develop innovative therapies to the world’s most challenging health problems. Come to Kiewit Auditorium. Ask questions, listen, learn and lay the groundwork for future collaboration, mentorship and training…


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

The University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation (RDI) will host the second annual UA Core Facilities Fair on Monday, 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….


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Dr. Jennifer Barton Named Director of BIO5 Institute

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…


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

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)…


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

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… 


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

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

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... 


UA Department of Medicine to Host British Asthma Expert for Special Lecture, Nov. 20, Noon

Dr. Peter Howarth, professor of allergy and respiratory medicine at the UK’s University of Southampton, will offer a special talk on “Epithelial Injury in Severe Asthma,” Monday, Nov. 20, noon-1 p.m., COM-T Room 5403. He is an invited guest speaker courtesy of the UA Department of Medicine Office of the Chair and Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine. A light lunch will be served…


AMES Travel Grants to Present Medical Education Research – Deadline for 1st Cycle, Dec. 1

The Academy of Medical Education Scholars at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson announced that the application deadline for the fall cycle of travel grants will be Friday, Dec. 1, for faculty, staff and trainees to present on their medical education research. Requests will be considered up to $750. Reimbursements must be filed within 90 days of travel. A dozen or more applications are expected to be approved…


Speed Dating for Mentors in Cardiovascular Studies Focus of Sarver Research Fair, Nov. 29

Save the date for the 2017 Annual Cardiovascular Disease Research Fair, hosted Wednesday, Nov. 29, 4-6:30 p.m., in Kiewit Auditorium, by the UA Sarver Heart Center and UA Division of Cardiology. The “speed-dating” format allows fellows, residents, post-docs and students a chance to speak with multiple researchers, learn about studies they may want to work on and further develop relationships with potential mentors…


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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 cancer 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…


Molecular & Cellular Proteomics cover for October 2017
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...


DOM Research Seminar flyer for Sept. 14, 2017
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…


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