[Photo of Dr. Salma Patel at a SSWIMS fellows event, with photos inset of co-fellow Dr. Olivia Hung (2023-24) and incoming fellows: Drs. Billie Bixby, Saher Khalid and Amy Klein. ]
Two DOM faculty to graduate from SSWIMS fellowship, three more named fellows

Drs. Olivia Hung and Salma Patel are among 11 who’ll graduate May 15 in the first class for the Spurring Success for Women in Medicine and Science, or SSWIMS, fellowship at the College of Medicine – Tucson. And Drs. Billie Bixby, Saher Khalid and Amy Klein have been named to the second class.

[Chair of the UArizona Chapter of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars, or AMES, Tara Carr, MD (far right), presents plaques to newly inducted members, Holly Bullock, MD, MPH (OB-GYN), Saman Nematollahi, MD (Infectious Diseases), Joy Bulger Beck, MD (GGP-General Internal Medicine), Jennifer Plitt, MD (GGP-Palliative Medicine), and Amy Mitchell, MD (OB-GYN). Missing from the photo are other new members, Maria Bishop, MD (Hematology-Oncology), Steven Dudick, MD (OB-GYN), and Aaron Mason, MD (Surgery).]
Seven from DOM recognized by Academy of Medical Education Scholars UArizona chapter

Four DOM faculty were inducted recently into the UArizona Chapter of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars, or AMES, at the College of Medicine – Tucson and three others from the department won research grants. Find out who they were here.

[Illustration of how the Multi-Institutional Transformation and Graduate Student Support Initiative (MITSI) works to build bridges and transform institutions to support graduate STEM education for indigenous and Latinx students.]
Summer 2024 professional development opportunity for UArizona faculty

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson faculty are encouraged to apply to participate in NAU Flagstaff program to build bridges and transform institutions in support of graduate STEM education among indigenous and Latinx students.

[Elizabeth B. Juneman, MD, FACC]
Dr. Elizabeth Juneman listed among 2024 Rising Star Women of Medicine

Women We Admire, a membership organization comprised of accomplished women executives and leaders across the U.S. and Canada, included University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson cardiologist Elizabeth B. Juneman, MD, among the 2024 Rising Star Women of Medicine.

[UArizona Internal Medicine Student Association members with IMSA faculty advisor Amy Sussman, MD (center), at a Post-Match Day celebration at Zinburger in Tucson: Bailey Antonowicz (MS4), Katie Pulling (MS4), Sanjay Menghani (MS4), Lauren Murphy (MS4), Dr. Sussman, Lupita Molina(MS4), Julia Couto (MS4), and Molly Courtright (MS2).]
Post-Match Day celebration turns into student-to-student mentoring session, honors for faculty

Dr. Amy Sussman, Internal Medicine Student Association’s UArizona Chapter advisor, launched the dinner as a debrief for graduating medical students to share advice with first- and second-year students. She was picked this year by all COM-T students for Outstanding Teacher in Clinical Sciences and Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award honors.

[Group photo of DOM Annual Awards Ceremony winners with faculty and collage (at bottom) of shots of Arizona Inn; Drs. Jim Liao, Sarah Upson and Laura Meinke; and Drs. Jim Knepler, Liz Connick and Alex Perry]
Twenty-three share honors at 2024 Department of Medicine Awards Ceremony

In a return to the Arizona Inn for the event, two Class of 2024 students won dual honors: Lupita Molina for top student in nephrology and endocrinology; and Michael Haekwang Kim for infectious diseases and rheumatology. Other key honors included Dr. Daniel Brown – Residency Director's Award; Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine chief fellow Dr. Sarah Upson – Outstanding Medicine Fellow, and Lauren Murphy – the J.W. Smith Outstanding Medical Student of the Year.

[Collage of images for the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Eller College of Management and Eller Executive Education program overseeing the new  Advanced Healthcare Leadership Academy]
Applicants being accepted to new COM-T, Eller Advanced Healthcare Leadership Academy

The program developed collaboratively by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Eller College of Management’s Eller Executive Education program re-envisions and replaces COM-T’s Learning to Lead program. Applications are due Friday, May 17. Learn more and get yours in today.

[Hesham Sadek, MD, PhD]
College of Medicine – Tucson welcomes new Sarver Heart Center director, cardiology chief

Dr. Hesham Sadek brings experience and an impressive research portfolio from Dallas’ UT Southwestern, where he was associate director of the Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine and a professor of internal medicine/cardiology with joint appointments in biophysics and molecular biology.

[Illustration and logo for UArizona Arthritis Center's 2024 Living Healthy With Arthritis Symposium]
Climate change and health focus of Living Healthy with Arthritis Symposium

UArizona public health professor Kacey Ernst’s keynote address focuses on health challenges facing people in many parts of the world, including Arizona, due to climate change. Department of Medicine faculty in a related panel discussion include Drs. Fariba Donovan, Randy Horwitz and Julia Jernberg.

[Photo collage of Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine’s new building complex (Credit: Angela Martinez, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson)]
Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine to host opening events

A public open house on Saturday, May 4, highlights opening week celebrations at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine's new building complex.

[Woman lying in hospital bed holding cloth over her mouth and nose]
Banner Urgent Care implements new technology to detect Valley fever earlier in patients

New EHR dashboard for urgent care, developed with Dr. John Galgiani, will help remind physicians to consider testing for Valley fever to speed up detection of the respiratory illness in its early stages before it becomes worse.

[Hem-Onc physician Aaron Scott, MD, under the spotlight in new UArizona Cancer Center 'Cancer Bytes' video]
DOM faculty, staff spotlighted in UArizona Cancer Center newsletter

The latest UA Cancer Center newsletter highlights Dr. Aaron Scott in a “Cancer Bytes” video, Dr. Juanita Merchant as NCI equity leadership team member, Dr. Janet Funk as presenter at breast cancer research symposium, Lisa Quale as Skin Cancer Institute sun safety ambassador advocate, and T32 postdoc training opportunities.

[Mosaic of images of the Banner Wellness Center in basement of Banner – University Medical Center Tucson]
Banner Wellness Center memberships now open to all Banner, COM-T faculty

Banner Health makes access to gym available to all via $180 annual membership as way to improve health, fitness and wellness for both Banner and University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson faculty, including resident and fellow physicians.

[Dr. Amy Klein, director of the Hospice & Palliative Care Fellowship in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, talks about the special care needs of her specialty with Kyle Cook (gray shirt) and Ethan Ross (blue shirt) as geriatrician Dr. Julia Cremer looks on. ]
Sharing memories, experiences all part of IM Specialty Speed Dating benefits

With nearly a dozen Department of Medicine faculty members and twice that many medical students participating, April 10 event offered opportunity to share different pathways physicians took to their internal medicine specialties.

[Docs in the Kitchen logo surrounded by birdseye view of ingredients for a Mediterranean diet]
Docs in the Kitchen to focus May 4 on ‘Fiber-Rich Foods for a Healthy Lifestyle’

The gastro-dietary educational event hosted by the UArizona GI Division at Hacienda at the River to look at high-fiber, anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet as complementary to cancer prevention. See the menu and sign up to savor the meal.

[Cover of Tucson Lifestyle magazine's April 2024 issue and first page of its annual Top Doctors list]
DOM physicians make up third of Banner’s ‘Top Doctors’ in Tucson

Twenty-four UArizona Department of Medicine faculty or affiliated physicians were counted among best physicians in the Old Pueblo, according to Castle Connolly’s annual list for 2024. See who they are.

[Advanced directives ease confusion about how a person wants to be treated before they arrive at the hospital. (Photo by Kampus Productions)]
Banner Health offers free event for advance directives April 11

Free event at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 2626 E. River Road, 10:30 a.m. to noon, to help attendees better communicate their wishes for medical treatment and more.

[Flyer for Internal Medicine Specialty Speed Dating Event hosted by UArizona chapter of Internal Medicine Students Association on April 10, 2024, with photos of participating Department of Medicine faculty.]
DOM faculty enlisted for April 10 IM Specialty Speed Dating Event

A dozen faculty members will help give medical students from the UArizona Internal Medicine Student Association insights into residency and fellowship training and further career options.

[Slice of image for flyer on 4.5.24 TMC Internal Medicine Grand Rounds lecture with UArizona Cancer Center's Joshua Melson, MD, on colorectal cancer screening]
DOM faculty share expertise as TMC Internal Medicine Grand Rounds presenters

With its first lecture on Valley fever complete and a second, Friday, April 5, on colorectal cancer, Tucson Medical Center attendings, residents and medical students are eager to hear high-level CME content from DOM faculty. It’s a win-win for all parties.

[Members of the 2020-21 cohort of PRIDE research trainees participate in winter 2020 meeting with mentors and principal investigators in Tucson.]
Applicants sought for lung and sleep health scientist training program

A five-year federal grant renewal to diversify the biomedical research workforce focused on lung health and sleep disorders will expand to address pandemics and disparities in respiratory infections.

[Jennifer Carew, PhD, welcomes Translational Medicine Symposium attendees and introduces opening keynote speaker Northwestern University’s Devalingam Mahalingam, MD, PhD, who spoke on oncolytic virotherapy.]
Translational Medicine Symposium refocuses research on practical remedies

Led by host Dr. Jennifer Carew, the inaugural conference, March 22 in the HSIB Forum, occurs at time of renewed interest in translating basic science from laboratory investigations to practical diagnostics, therapies, procedures and policies to improve health care in clinical settings for all. 

[Logo for Happy National Doctor's Day with illustration of white coat, stethoscope and heart]
COM-T, Banner to celebrate National Doctors’ Day on March 28

As the annual observance falls on a Saturday in 2024, Banner – University Medicine Tucson and the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson will host a special luncheon at three locations here at 11:30 a.m., March 28.

[Kathryn Pulling, one of three graduating COM-T students who'll join the 2024-25 intern class for the Internal Medicine Residency Program - Tucson Campus, extends a fist skyward in celebration]
Showers of joy for 2024 Match Day as future physicians learn where they’ll train

The Department found out who its 42 incoming interns for the Internal Medicine Residency Program will be and 108 College of Medicine – Tucson graduating medical students discovered where they’ll train as resident physicians, including Drs. Sai Parthasarathy and Indu Partha’s daughter. See the list and a mini-photo gallery.

Next generation of physicians to gather for Match Day

A total of 111 medical students from the College of Medicine – Tucson will learn where they will pursue the next phase of their medical training this Friday, March 15, in a ceremony hosted at the Old Main Building.

[Collage of women's faces make up a double-helix related to genomics and precision medicine.]
Cancer Center recognizes members making history now for Women's History Month

A UArizona Cancer Center collage of women's faces spotlights the many talented, dedicated and accomplished female faculty contributions advancing research and patient care today to prevent and treat cancer — 14 out of 78 are from the Department of Medicine. See who they are.