Fighting the second pandemic: long COVID Researchers are defining long COVID and exploring the underlying cause and consequences of the disease that is affecting millions of people.

Large study provides scientists with deeper insight into long COVID University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers contributed to a National Institutes of Health-funded research effort that identified the most common long COVID symptoms with the aim of improving future diagnostics and treatment.

Six faculty were made full professors in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine (clockwise from upper left): Drs. Deepak Acharya, Jennifer Carew, Steffan Nawrocki, Amy Sussman (the Department of Medicine logo) and Rachna Shroff.
Thirteen faculty get promotions, tenure in Department of Medicine

Six faculty members were named full professors while seven were made associate professors. They fell across seven divisions, five in Hematology & Oncology, two in Nephrology and Pulmonary, and one in Cardiology, Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine. Six were on tenure track and five were clinical scholars.

Family and friends of the late Dr. John T. "Jack" Boyer gather in HSIB Forum of the Health Sciences Innovation building to celebtrate his life.
Photo Gallery: Dr. John T. 'Jack' Boyer Memorial

A moving celebration of life event was held May 16 to honor the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson founding physician who launched three divisions within the Department of Medicine.

UArizona Health Sciences, College of Medicine - Tucson and other sleep researchers line up to cut the ribbon for new Center for Sleep, Circadian Rhythm and Neuroscience Research.
Photo Gallery: New Sleep Center Makes Its Debut with Ribbon-Cutting, Tours

The new state-of-the-art Center for Sleep, Circadian Rhythm and Neuroscience Research, which held an open house May 15, is among the most advanced of its kind for sleep medicine studies anywhere.  

Participants in a new study trusted medical advice generated by artificial intelligence more when their doctors expressed support of the new technology.
Would you trust an AI doctor? New research shows patients are split

A University of Arizona Health Sciences-led study found more than 50% of people don’t fully trust AI-powered medical advice, but many put faith in AI if it’s monitored and guided by human touch. Cardiology's Dr. Marvin Slepian was senior author on the paper published May 19 on the topic.

Second annual Washington D.C. summit to focus on healthy aging

A one-day summit will present the latest research and explore collaborative partnerships designed to find solutions to the challenges and opportunities of healthy aging. Drs. Mindy Fain and Esther Sternberg, from the Department of Medicine, are among the speakers participating.

Overhead image of food, spices and utensils on wooden counter for Docs in the Kitchen dietary health demonstration event with Cookin' Docs logo
Hacienda at the River to Host June 10 ‘Cookin’ Docs’ Reboot Event

Culinary health fundraiser for Gastroenterology Division to feature executive chef David Sullivan, Gastroenterology Chief Dr. Juanita Merchant, Center on Aging Co-Director Dr. Mindy Fain, and Dr. David Lieberman, a New York Times bestselling cookbook author and former Food Network host. Sign up now for this unique cooking demonstration on the nexus of diet and health.

Center for Sleep, Circadian and Neuroscience Research opens new facility

Tours of the Center for Sleep, Circadian and Neuroscience Research’s new location will be offered during a ribbon-cutting and open house May 15.

Fourth-year medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson gather at Old Main for Match Day in March before learining where they'll begin their careers as physicians.
Graduating physicians step forward to begin their professional journeys

Nearly 120 medical students will receive their medical degrees in Centennial Hall on May 11, 2023, where they will take the Hippocratic Oath and be draped with an academic hood to represent their initiation into the field of medicine.

Winners of University of Arizona Department of Medicine 2023 Awards at May 2 ceremony in the Health Sciences Innovation Building's HSIB Forum.
Twenty-three Split Honors at 2023 DOM Awards Ceremony

In a return to in-person presentation, the University of Arizona Department of Medicine 2023 Awards Ceremony highlighted 23 students, residents and fellows in internal medicine with 26 honors for outstanding achievement.

Pictured is an aerial photo of the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus in Tucson looking northwest from the parking lot east of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the College of Nursing with the Health Sciences Innovation Building upper left and Banner - University Medical Center Tucson upper right
Robbins to Regents: UArizona Health Sciences to advance the frontiers of health and wellness’

University of Arizona Health Sciences has come a long way since the College of Medicine's founding in 1967 and is uniquely poised to help address Arizona's long-term health care needs, President Robert C. Robbins said in a presentation to the Arizona Board of Regents.

Salma Patel, MD, MPH (right), was among Pulmonary division faculty members singled out for honors at the 2023 Faculty Awards for the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson on March 2. She's pictured here with Cellular and Molecular Medicine's James Proffitt, PhD, and presenter Tejal Parikh, MD, an associate dean for the college.
Inaugural Issue of New Newsletter Posts for Pulmonary Division

In the news: American Thoracic Society publishes report on race, ethnicity and pulmonary function tests; grants for Drs. Christian Bimé and David Miller; research publications with significant findings; and honors and awards, including winners of college’s 2023 Faculty Awards. 

Castle Connelly's Top Doctors 2023 logo with photo of five University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson faculty physicians, four from the Department of Medicine, also recognized as part of the Arizona Cancer Center's lung cancer team (clockwise from top left): Madhav Chopra, MD; James Knepler, MD; Stephanie Worrell, MD; Billie Bixby, MD; and Ricklie Julian, MD.
‘Top Doctors’ for 2023 Out in Tucson Lifestyles

With new Chair Dr. James Liao, 22 physicians from the University of Arizona Department of Medicine made the 2023 Top Doctors list featured in the April issue of Tucson Lifestyle magazine.

The reception area at the new University of Arizona Clinical and Translational Sciences Research Center is large, modern and filled with natural light — all improvements over the center’s old space.
CATS Center opens modernized, larger facility

UArizona Health Sciences Clinical and Translational Science Research Center doubled its size and increased research capacity with new space. Drs. Elizabeth Connick, chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Franz Rischard, director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, are quoted.

Health Sciences genome sequencers a leap forward for research Devices allow Health Sciences and other college collaborators greater scale and cost-effective methods to improve care.

At Match Day 2022, fourth-year medical students pick up bags containing envelopes revealing where they have been matched for residency programs. (Photography by University of Arizona Health Sciences Communications, Kris Hanning)
Future Physicians to Begin Their Next Chapter at Match Day Ceremony

On Friday, March 17, 110 College of Medicine – Tucson medical students will simultaneously open envelopes revealing where they will complete their residency training.

Workforce Development at Heart of PCP Scholarship Success Faculty close to the Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program find the effort inspiring as it helps fill clinical gaps in underserved areas of Arizona.

Dr. Frank Marcus and his wife, Janet
Remembering Frank Marcus, MD, Founding Faculty Member

With great sadness, we announce that Frank Marcus, MD, professor emeritus who dedicated more than 50 years to the Division of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and the Sarver Heart Center, passed away at the age of 94. Dr. Marcus was born on March 23, 1928, in Haverstraw, New York, to Samuel and Edith Marcus....

Applying A Team Approach to Health Care Education Interprofessional education modules at the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center teach students the importance of teamwork in health care.

All of Us UArizona-Banner Announces Seed Project Awardees Five new seed projects will use the All of Us Research Program dataset to start a wide variety of new studies.

Liao Named New Department of Medicine Chair A fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians, James Liao, MD, joins the University of Arizona Health Sciences from the University of Chicago.

Multigenerational Faculty Members Take Long View

Parent-child faculty combos have a deeply invested view on how the College of Medicine – Tucson has evolved over the past 55 years, including Drs. Leslie Boyer and her father, Dr. John T. "Jack" Boyer, who founded three divisions in the Department of Medicine.

Scholarship Program Welcomes Latest Cohort of Future Physicians Twenty-seven medical students have been awarded scholarships through the Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program.

Parthasarathy Named All of Us Arizona Health Champion for August Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy is being honored for his dedication to educating communities about COVID-19 prevention and vaccination.