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.

Several Department of Medicine faculty were recognized at the May 19 UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson General Faculty Meeting with the 2022 Faculty Excellence Awards.
COM-T Faculty and Departments Honored with Excellence Awards

Among Department of Medicine faculty recognized with 2022 Faculty Excellence Awards at the college's May 19 general faculty meeting were Jarrod M. Mosier, MD; Steffan T. Nawrocki, PhD; Tara Carr, MD; James Knepler, MD; and Lawrence Mandarino, PhD. Also participating as presenters from the department were Rachna Shroff, MD, and Kevin Moynahan, MD.

Women of Impact Awards to be presented by the University of Arizona's Office of Research, Innovation & Impact as part of inaugural Women's History Month honors announced in March 2022.
Women of Impact Awards Include Six from Health Sciences

Jennifer Carew, MD, was one of six UArizona Health Sciences women to receive Women of Impact Awards from the Office of Research, Innovation and Impact as part of inaugural honors for Women’s History Month announced in March. A professor of medicine, Dr. Carew is also co-director of the UArizona Cancer Center's Hematological Malignancies Disease Team.

Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences Construction Underway A new location will give investigators access to state-of-the-art technology to conduct sleep and circadian rhythm research.

John N. Galgiani, MD
Dr. John Galgiani Wins Inaugural UArizona Director’s Award

John Galgiani, MD, director of the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence and infectious diseases professor in the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, was honored as inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Director’s Award and one of 25 faculty members singled out for excellence in teaching, scholarship and outreach.

White Coat Ceremony Celebrates Next Generation of Physicians University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson medical students received their white coats representing their future profession on July 29 at Centennial Hall.

Kevin Moynahan, MD, FACP
Dr. Kevin Moynahan Receives AMSA National Golden Apple Award

Kevin Moynahan, MD, FACP, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson professor of medicine and vice dean for education, received the 2022 National Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Medical Student Association.

Andrew Weil, MD, with the Statuette presented to Dr. Andrew Weil for Integrative Healthcare Symposium 2022 Leadership Award (Courtesy Integrative Healthcare Symposium)
Dr. Andrew Weil Receives Integrative Healthcare Leader Award

World-renowned author and integrative medicine expert, Andrew Weil, MD, founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, was recognized with the top award given by the Integrative Healthcare Symposium.

Randy Horwitz, MD, PhD, medical director for the UArizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
Dr. Randy Horwitz Named Year’s Integrative Medicine Physician

Randy Horwitz, MD, PhD, was named Integrative Medicine Physician of the Year for 2021 by the American Association of Physician Specialists, American Board of Physician Specialists and American Board of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Horwitz helped found ABOIM in 2014 and served as its inaugural chair in 2015-16.

P-MAP Cheers Alumni, Expanding Physician Pipeline Ceremony will honor alumni completing residencies, students receiving medical degrees and students who are preparing to enter medical school in July.

UArizona, OSU Announce Addiction Research Partnership The partnership will advance pain and addiction research and accelerate positive health outcomes in Arizona, Oklahoma and across the country.

ABOR Votes to Confirm 5 New UArizona Regents Professors The Arizona Board of Regents voted to confirm the appointments of University of Arizona Health Sciences faculty members Drs. Juanita Merchant and Donata Vercelli as Regents Professors.

Lecture Focuses on Integrative Medicine and Inflammation Dr. Randy Horwitz will share integrative medicine approaches to treating chronic inflammation and educate participants about healing-oriented medicine.

Rachna T. Shroff, MD
Dr. Rachna Shroff Elected to ASCO Nominating Committee

Rachna T. Shroff, MD, associate professor and associate dean of clinical and translational research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, chief of the UArizona Cancer Center GI Medical Oncology Section, and leader of its GI Clinical Research Team, has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Oncology Nominating Committee.

Sensor Lab Seed Grants Support State-of-the-Art Research The UArizona Health Sciences Sensor Lab awarded seed grants to eight faculty members and two student projects to improve health and wellness.

Future Doctors Celebrate Match Day Fourth-year University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students learned where they’ll launch their careers as new residents.

2022 All of Us Researchers Convention screengrab
Health Sciences Leaders Tout Upcoming All of Us Researchers Convention

Drs. Monica Kraft, Francisco Moreno, Andreas Theodorou and Eric Reiman encourage participation in national event to learn more about All of Us Researcher Workbench and how data is being used to help improve health care solutions and advance careers for students, staff and faculty.

White Coat Ceremony Recognizes Class of 2024 Students College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2024 medical students will receive their white coats on Feb. 25.

Researchers Clear Early Hurdles with Urology Seed Grants The UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Urology awarded seed grants to support early research that may lead to advances in treatments.

Study Shows Vaccine Protects Dogs Against Valley Fever A team led by Valley Fever Center for Excellence researchers successfully tested a vaccine for dogs, with two doses providing high levels of protection.

Training Program to Support Families Affected by Opioid Use Disorders The Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center will oversee the first peer support experiential learning and apprenticeship program in rural Arizona.

COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Infection Severity, Length, Viral Load Real-world data from the AZ HEROES study show COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections, and when breakthrough infections do occur, the level of infection and impact of the disease are significantly reduced.

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education Welcomes First Class The UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson has accepted six high school graduates in a new program that reduces the time to a medical degree to seven years.

NIH Grant To Fund Medical Scientist Training Program The Medical Scientist Training Program is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research.

New Degree to Prepare Students for Health Care Careers A new Bachelor of Science in Medicine expands opportunities for students to pursue jobs in health care, where demand for trained professionals is rising.