[Department of Medicine logo with block A for the University of Arizona]
DOM administration undergoes division clinical leadership update

A shuffle of clinical associate directors reflects better management of divisions from Cardiology to Rheumatology, with a new associate director, Monica Rodriguez, joining the team in November.

[Dr. Geoffrey Block will participate in the Navajo Christmas Airlift, flying donations collected in Tucson across the state in time for holiday celebrations.]
Liver Institute Director to fly donations to Navajo Nation

Dr. Geoffrey Block will participate in the Navajo Christmas Airlift, flying donations collected in Tucson across the state in time for holiday celebrations.

[College of Medicine – Tucson Veterans Day flag-raising and blessing ceremony, Nov. 9, at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.]
Flag-raising ceremony part of Veterans Day honors

A group of people gathered at the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson’s main entrance Thursday, Nov. 9, for a flag-raising and blessing ceremony in recognition of Veterans Day. See mini-photo gallery of event and things to do this weekend.

[Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Tucson]
Banner Alzheimer’s to host brain health expo Nov. 11 in English, Spanish

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute will hold a free, bilingual “Brain Health Expo” from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Nov. 11, at the facility located at 2626 E. River Road.

2023 Women of Impact Award winners from University of Arizona Health Sciences
Six Health Sciences faculty named 2023 Women of Impact

Six women from the University of Arizona Health Sciences, including GI Division Chief Dr. Juanita Merchant, received UArizona Women of Impact Awards from the office of Research, Innovation and Impact on Oct. 20. Thirty female faculty and staff members from across campus were honored.

[Dark, curly haired woman wearing maroon blouse stands in front of desert scene with hand on hip]
Dr. Rachna Shroff selected to lead Hematology and Oncology Division

Having served as interim chief of the division at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and UArizona Cancer Center since early 2022, the specialist in pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers hits ground running to realize the division’s full potential.

[Photo of an older white man wearing a doctor's white coat on a yellow background with the words: Celebrating 20 Years of Impact - AZBIOAWARDS]
Dr. John Galgiani receives AZBio Pioneer Award for Life Achievement

The infectious diseases professor and Valley Fever Center for Excellence director recognized for a nearly 50-year career fighting this fungal disease endemic to Arizona and Southwest. See mini-photo gallery from ceremony and day's events.

Paving a path for Valley fever research, treatment, prevention For four decades, John Galgiani, MD, has pioneered translational research and clinical care for Valley fever, a disease more common in Arizona than anywhere else.

[Rachna T. Shroff, MD]
Dr. Rachna Shroff named ASCO Woman Disruptor of the Year

Dr. Rachna Shroff got a new moniker earlier this year as “Woman Disruptor of the Year” by the Healio website during the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting this summer.

[Eugene Levy and Sydney Salmon buildings at the University of Arizona Cancer Center]
Three from DOM named to UArizona Cancer Center interim leadership team

Drs. Juanita Merchant, Rachna Shroff and Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski – all Department of Medicine division chiefs – were picked to lead Arizona’s only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the absence of former director Dr. Joann Sweasy.

[Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD, talks to attendees at Docs in the Kitchen culinary demonstration for healthy eating at the Hacienda at the River retirement community in June 2023.]
Dr. Juanita Merchant named among 2023 cohort of UArizona Women of Impact

The University of Arizona Gastroenterology division chief and UArizona Cancer Center associate director of basic sciences joins 29 others honored by Office of Research, Innovation and Impact.

[Tuba City Regional Health Care Nurses and doctors working in a tent set up for COVID-19 testing.]
Aegis Consortium funds research aimed at reducing the threat of future pandemics

The Aegis Consortium awarded seed funding to eight projects, including one led by Integrative Medicine’s Dr. Esther Sternberg, that align with the UArizona Health Sciences center’s mission to create a pandemic-free future.

[Faces of 11 women from the Department of Medicine who were among winners of the 2023 Women In Medicine & Science Torchbearer Awards]
11 DOM physicians win Women in Medicine & Science Torchbearer Awards

Nearly a dozen women faculty in the Department of Medicine were chosen to be recognized with the inaugural WIMS Torchbearer Awards during Women in Medicine Month. Nine are from the Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.

Image of spoons with various spices in yellow, orange, green, red... with "Docs in the Kitchen" overlayed on it
Docs in the Kitchen tackle low-salt diets at next culinary event, Sept. 30

Docs in the Kitchen say low-salt diets, such as those required by chronic kidney disease patients, don’t have to be bland. Join Gastroenterology Chief Dr. Juanita Merchant and nephrologist Dr. Amy Sussman for the next gastro-dietary event, Saturday, Sept. 30, at Hacienda at the River.

Sai Parthasarathy, MD, in lobby of Center for Sleep, Circadian & Neuroscience Research at UArizona Health Sciences with white strip across image with verbiage, "ENR Regional Best Projects"
Sleep research center garners design award from engineering journal

National journal Engineering News Record has named the Center for Sleep, Circadian and Neuroscience Research winner of the Award of Merit as the Best Small Project in the Southwest for 2023. It and three other UArizona awards will be presented at a Phoenix luncheon in October.

John Galgiani, MD, director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, was a driving force behind the establishment of the center in 1996.
Dr. John Galgiani to receive lifetime achievement award

John Galgiani, MD, director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence and a professor in the Department of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases, will receive the AZBio Pioneer Award, which recognizes his career accomplishments, Sept. 27 at a ceremony in Phoenix.

Pictured in the Dermatology physician offices are David Chen, MD, Division of Facial Plasic & Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology, Gerald Goldberg, MD, a professor and laser surgery global expert in the Division of Dermatology and Department of Pediatrics, and Rebecca Thiede, MD, associate program director, Advanced Dermatology Residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.
Photo Gallery: Dermatology open house unveils ‘Multispecialty Laser & Aesthetics Program’

Open house showcases new services available for those suffering from a variety of dermatological needs as well as training the next generation of physicians on the most advanced laser modalities that offer less pain and faster recovery.

(From left) Jennifer Bea, PhD, and Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, lead “Student Transformative Experiences to Progress Undergraduate and Graduate Professionals,” or “STEP-UP,” a 10-week, full-time summer program aimed at motivating students to pursue a career in cancer prevention science.
Research grant helps expand cancer prevention and control workforce

A $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will help University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers Drs. Jennifer Bea and Cynthia Thomson establish a training program geared to introduce students to prevention science careers.

Dr. David Alberts: A legacy of encouragement, innovation and scientific rigor

Dr. Alberts, who passed away July 29 at age 83, not only assisted in creating the Arizona Cancer Center in 1976, but also developed the center’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program into one of the top programs in the U.S.

Images of Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
Banner – UMC Tucson ranked tops in Southern Arizona again

After being displaced for two years as Tucson’s best hospital, Banner Health’s flagship hospital in Southern Arizona is once again No. 1 in the region and No. 2 in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.

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Banner – UMC South earns Lown national honor roll status

Banner Health’s two University of Arizona-affiliated academic medical centers in Tucson earned No. 1 and No. 2 socially responsible ranking within the state.

John N. Galgiani, MD
Urgent Care data show Valley fever season has begun in Arizona

To increase chances of receiving proper care, people with pneumonia symptoms should ask to be tested for Valley fever, says Dr. John Galgiani, an infectious diseases professor and Valley Fever Center for Excellence director at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

Banner – University Medicine Tucson Dermatology offices at 7165 N. Pima Canyon Dr. in Tucson
Dermatology to host open house for new Multispecialty Laser and Aesthetics Program

An open house Tuesday, July 25, will showcase advanced technology and technical skills for trainees as well as translational research opportunities across the university. Service will be largest in state.

[The Van Doorslaer Lab, with staff and mascot pictured here, depends on the whole self to tackle the genomic challenges of HPV cancers.]
New co-leader selected for Cancer Biology Program

Dr. Koenraad Van Doorslaer is the new co-leader for the Cancer Biology Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, working alongside current co-leader, Dr. Nathan Ellis, and filling the role of outgoing co-leader, Dr. Cynthia Miranti.

[The University of Arizona Cancer Center's Peter & Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic at the Banner – University Medicine North in Tucson]
Charles Hsu, MD, named UArizona Cancer Center medical director of clinical trials office

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson radiation oncology associate professor Dr. Charles Hsu is now medical director of the UArizona Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office, replacing Dr. Rachna Shroff, interim chief, Division of Hematology & Oncology.