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Tucson Internal Med Residents Take 1st, 2nd in 4 of 6 Contests at ACP Arizona Chapter Meeting

Physicians in training in the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus took first or second place in four out of a possible six categories for academic contests at the 2018 Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physician’s Arizona Chapter. Congratulations to Drs. Alex Asadi, Nicholas Blackstone, Soraj Kumar, Sidra Raoof, Juan Siordia, Sarah Tariq and Wina Yousman…


All of Us Research Program in Tucson to Host Awareness Event Nov. 15 The All of Us Research Program in Tucson is hosting an awareness event open to the public on Thursday, Nov. 15, to promote the national effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate health-related research.

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Packed House, Agenda Make for Eventful Fall 2018 DOM General Faculty Meeting

With a full agenda at the Fall 2018 General Faculty Meeting for the UA Department of Medicine, seats filled quickly. About 65 people attended with several more watching online to hear addresses by Drs. Michael Dake (Sr. VP, UA Health Sciences), Irv Kron (Dean, UA College of Medicine – Tucson) and Rick Schnellman (Dean, UA College of Pharmacy). Other reports came from Tech Launch Arizona, and Drs. Tammy Ojo (Clinical Affairs) and Amy Sussman (Education). See the photo gallery, view the video…


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Banner – University Medicine Hiring Event Set for Nov. 13 at UA Health Sciences Plaza

Southern Arizonans seeking employment in the medical professions are invited to attend a Banner – University Medicine hiring event from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, to learn about hundreds of health-care job openings across Tucson. It will be held in the plaza south of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, adjacent to Banner – University Medical Center Tucson at 1501 N. Campbell Ave…


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UA Nephrology Celebrates Busy Schedule, Multiple Successes for Third Quarter 2018

Among kudos for the division in the past few months are the opening of a multidisciplinary stone clinic, creation of a Nephrology Fellow Survival App, welcome of a new pancreas and kidney transplant medical director, successful conference presentations and honors, a record 10 kidney transplants in one week and a kidney patient panel talk…  


UA Professor Receives Grant for Innovative Research in Preventing Heart Failure

NIH grant will allow Taben Hale, PhD, to study cardiac fibroblasts.


‘Conquering Arthritis...Meet the University of Arizona Arthritis Center Researchers,’ Nov. 8 An opportunity to visit one-on-one with UA Arthritis Center faculty members, physicians and scientists to learn about the Center’s leading-edge research.

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UA to Co-Host Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Lecture, ‘Empowering the IPF Patient,” at Aloft Tucson University, Dec. 3

Dr. Sachin Chaudhary will co-chair a complimentary 3.5-CME event, “Empowering the IPF Patient,” Dec. 3, at Aloft Tucson University with National Jewish Health’s Dr. Gregory Cosgrove, who also is CMO for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. The event is free and open to the public…


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Four from Department of Medicine Honored with First-Ever COM-T Clinical Excellence Awards

Hospitalist Dr. Bujji Ainapurapu, geriatrician Dr. Monica Vandivort, infectious disease specialist Dr. Tirdad Zangeneh and pathologist Dr. Erika Bracamonte, who heads the Renal Biopsy Service with a dual appointment in the Division of Nephrology, were among 10 University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson faculty to be presented Nov. 7 with the inaugural Clinical Excellence Awards at the college’s quarterly general faculty meeting…


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Banner – UMC Tucson Earns Blue Distinction Center Designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield

Physicians at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson can take much of the credit for recent news Banner – University Medical Center Tucson has been recognized by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association as a Blue Distinction Center® for lung transplants. It’s the second such feat in a year, as the lung transplant program earned Aetna Institutes of Excellence™ status last fall. Both should broaden the geographic base of the program’s clientele…


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Recognizes Best in Clinical Excellence Among Faculty

For their outstanding dedication to clinical care, 10 physicians have received the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s new Clinical Excellence Awards.


Could Wearable Technology Help Patients Monitor Blood Pressure?

A lab simulation model of an artificial artery in the Slepian Lab at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center demonstrates “pulse wave velocity” is a feasible measurement for monitoring blood pressure. Wearable patches show promise for measuring PWV, making them a potentially inexpensive blood-pressure monitoring option.


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Standing, Stretching and Sun: Healthy Office Habits Make a Major Difference

Dr. Esther Sternberg, UA Center for Integrative Medicine research director and the UA's resident expert on workplace well-being, offers advice for staying healthy at the office – like standing, stretching and getting outside. "Add up every day of your working life and these small, incremental improvements truly add up to a much happier, healthier life," she says. "You can think of your office as your new gym..."


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Healthy Dose Blog Looks at BRCA1, BRCA2 Mutations, HPV for October Posts

Two Healthy Dose Blog posts from the University of Arizona Health Sciences focus our attention on cancer this month, one appropriately—as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—targeting BRACA1 and BRACA2 mutations. The other addresses HPV, which is causes cervical cancer and head-and-neck cancer…


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Department of Medicine Faculty to Take Quarter of Honors at 2018 College Faculty Teaching Awards

Several faculty members and houseofficers from the University of Arizona Department of Medicine will split recognition for nine honors Nov. 8, at noon, in DuVal Auditorium, for the 39th Annual UA College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty Teaching Awards and Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards Ceremonies. Come help us celebrate Drs. Bonnie Barbee, John Bloom, J.P. Ferreira, Elizabeth Juneman, Kris Kumar, Robert Segal, Amy Sussman (and Erika Bracamonte) — NOTE: The date for this has been moved from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, noon, DuVal…


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October Tricks & Treats Can Be Found in DOM Facebook Photo Galleries

Haven’t been following the University of Arizona Department of Medicine on Facebook of late? You’ve missed a lot of activities and events highlighted there via video and photo posts as well as kudos for faculty members. Click through to learn more about the CUP Program’s 40th Anniversary, 2nd Annual Innovations & Inventions Research Fair, 3rd Annual South Campus “Pathways” High School Health Career Fair and the DOM Faculty Meet-n-Greet on Oct. 4…


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Drs. Breathett, Merchant Spotlight DOM Research at 2nd Innovations & Inventions Fair

Medical researchers, faculty and staff from the University Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson gathered on a rainy, chilly evening Oct. 16, for the 2018 Innovations and Inventions research fair. The second annual event spotlighted new and up-and-coming basic scientists and clinicians, their research endeavors and success stories. Drs. Khadijah Breathett (Cardiology) and Juanita Merchant (Gastroenterology) represented the UA Department of Medicine. See the photos, watch the video…


Thanks to $1.72M Federal Grant: UA Researchers Using Green Light for HIV-Related Pain as Astonishing Therapy Moves to Next Phase of Study Green light therapy results in decreased chronic pain without side effects and has the promise of easy clinical application due to its low cost, efficacy and availability. This new project addresses the critical need for effective non-pharmacological treatments for HIV-related neuropathy and the hypersensitivity associated with antiretroviral therapy.

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UA Cardiologist Dr. Kwan Lee Reprises Role as Daily Blogger at TCT2018

UA cardiologist Dr. Kwan Lee again authored a daily “Off Script” blog and participated in panel discussions and a poster presentation at TCT2018 in San Diego, a global conference on transcatheter cardiovascular therapeutics, this fall. As an invited speaker in an SCAI delegation, he also spoke at a Vietnam National Heart Association meeting and the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology…


UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 9th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 3 Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona.

UA-Banner Health All of Us Research Program Reaches Enrollment Milestone

Joining the national research effort, 15,000 Arizonans have enrolled as All of Us Research Program participants, supported by local partners Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Sciences.


V Foundation Grant Allows Dr. Chalasani to Work on Expanding Clinical Trials Across Arizona

Dr. Pavani Chalasani, who heads the University of Arizona Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship and leads the UA Cancer Center’s breast cancer clinical research team, is working to improve awareness of clinical trials for breast cancer patients. A nearly $60,000, one-year grant is funding a campaign to increase access to clinical trials in the state…


Student-Run Medical Clinic Open House to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the CUP Program

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) program will celebrate its 40th anniversary; through the program, UA medical students provide free medical care and education to the Tucson community and Southern Arizona.


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Another Milestone for UA/Banner Tucson Structural Heart Team—First-Ever Bicuspid TAVR-TEE Procedure with No Contrast

The University of Arizona Structural Heart Disease Program team in the Division of Cardiology at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson reached another milestone this week in completing the first ever transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure on a patient with a bicuspid aortic valve utilizing only transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to guide them…


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Join Doximity Today to Have Your Say on Next U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Survey

Are you a physician interested in weighing in on the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Survey? Sign up for Doximity and join the voices of over 70 percent of U.S. doctors and 45 percent of nurse practitioners and physician assistants! See key dates for the 2019 Physician Survey. On Nov. 15, eligible specialists will be sorted into two groups. Both will be surveyed in early 2019….


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