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Runners' Brains May Have More Connectivity, UA Research Shows

MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to complex tasks like playing a musical instrument. UA anthropologist  David Raichlen, PhD, co-designed the study with UA psychologist Gene Alexander, PhD, who studies brain aging and Alzheimer's disease…


UA Team Wins $2M NIH Grant to Study Impact of Sleep, Activity on Diabetes

A team led by Michelle Perfect, PhD, associate professor in the UA College of Education's Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies and a collaborator with the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences, has been awarded a $2 million grant to study the impact of sleep and daily routines on care for youths with Type 1 diabetes…


Photos, Video Available on DOM Research Seminars, PMI Town Hall, Sleep Center Open House

Excellent turnout for recent UA Department of Medicine academic events includes the last two DOM Research Seminar Series (Dec. 8 & Nov. 10) with Drs. Cristine Berry, Larry Mandarino, Louise Hecker and Sai Parthasarathy, the DOM Precision Medicine Town Hall, Dec. 7, and an open house for the new UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences, Dec. 2. See photo galleries and links to archived video of those that were livestreamed as webcasts, too…


BizTucson Articles in 2016 Highlight Banner Construction, Dr. Weill, Big Data

Banner – UMC’s $400 million hospital tower and $100 million outpatient center,  evolution of  UA Center for Integrative Medicine’s Dr. Andrew Weill from health guru to brand showman, and the confluence of big data and health care with Cyverse’s second $50 million NSF grant are among top stories of the year in BizTucson. Others spotlight Tech Launch, COM – Phoenix Biomedical Sciences Building, diabetes, cancer and precision medicine research funding, and a Sarver Family legacy…


DOM Faculty Expected to Attend Town Hall on Precision Medicine Initiative, Dec. 7

SAVE THE DATE: The UA Department of Medicine will host a “Town Hall Faculty Meeting” on Wed., Dec. 7, 5:15-6:15 p.m., in UAHS 5403 to discuss our role in the White House Precision Medicine Initiative® (PMI). The program is split into an initial presentation followed by breakout into focus groups for further discussion. It will be led by Drs. Monica Kraft, DOM chair, and Akinlolu Ojo, PMI lead principal investigator…


DOM Physicians, Investigators Prolific with Published Papers around the Globe in 2016

With topics ranging from progesterone receptor blocking in breast cancer to epidural corticosteroid injections for radiculopathy and spinal stenosis, authors from the UA Department of Medicine—whether faculty physicians, fellows, residents, post-docs or students interested in internal medicine—have been very busy in the latter half of 2016. Articles, case studies and more were published in everything from the New England Journal of Medicine to the British Medical Journal… 


Call for Abstracts for 3rd Annual UACC Spring Scientific Retreat

Dr. Dean W. Felsher, of Stanford Medicine, will be the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s keynote speaker at the Third Annual UACC Spring Scientific Retreat. Proposed abstracts are now being accepted for consideration for presentation at the retreat, which will be held April 21, 2017. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Dec. 20...


Banner – University Medicine, DOM physicians win accolades as ‘Health and Medical Leaders’

Drs. Karl Kern, Andrew Kraft and Peter Ott were recognized at a gala Sept. 28 at Casino del Sol honoring Southern Arizona Influential Health and Medical Leaders that also named Banner – University Medicine the Outstanding Large Healthcare Organization of the year. Honored too were Dermatology’s Gerald Goldberg and the Stephen M. Gootter Foundation…


Susan G. Komen Now Accepting RFPs for Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Funding

Susan G. Komen, the Milburn Foundation, and Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation have entered into a groundbreaking partnership to provide a unique funding opportunity addressing key needs in this understudied form of breast cancer. Up to $60,000 is available for research projects for one year. Applications are due Nov. 28…


UA Researchers Launch App for 'Citizen-Scientists' to Track Zika Virus

Scientists at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health launched Kidenga, a free smartphone app for Android and iOS that allows users to report mosquito activity, symptoms of illness and help detect outbreaks...


Hemodialysis, Feline Parasite Subject of Next DOM Research Seminar, Oct. 13

Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury will speak about hemodialysis and vascular access, while Dr. Anita Koshy will discuss how the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, common in cat feces and contaminated food, affects the central nervous system. Theirs is the second of 10 lectures pairing a senior and junior faculty investigator from the Department of Medicine through June 2017…


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Archived Medicine Grand Rounds Available on iTunes

Did you know that you can view/listen to UA Department of Medicine Grand Rounds via Apple’s iTunes? It's true...


UA’s Dr. Scott Klewer Receives Congenital Heart Surveillance Grant from the March of Dimes

The Arizona CHSTRONG project will provide a more complete understanding of the social and quality-of-life issues facing individuals with congenital heart disease from throughout the state as they transition into adulthood.


UA Awarded NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant to Study Student-Athletes’ Sleep

A team of University of Arizona researchers has been awarded a National Collegiate Athletic Association grant to study student-athletes’ circadian rhythms and sleep to enhance their psychosocial well-being and mental health.


UAHS Announces: BIO5, COPH News of Note with December Seminars/Lectures and Research Grant Deadlines

Lots of news from two e-newsletters — BIO5 and Public Health focus on cancer, the human virome, diabetes and asthma — and research grant deadlines, upcoming grand rounds, seminars/lectures and faculty development opportunities galore…


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