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Dr. Galgiani to Compete in ‘Lightning Round’ at Reimagine Health Research Symposium

Of 30 poster abstracts accepted for the 2nd annual “Reimagine Health: Is My Fate in My Genes?” research symposium sponsored Nov. 20 by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Arizona Biomedical Research Centre and Flinn Foundation, only one will be presented in the event’s “lightning round”—that of Dr. John N. Galgiani, Valley Fever Center of Excellence director. In all, eight posters from Tucson investigators will be on display. See the keynote speaker, agenda and, separately, other news for Valley Fever Awareness Week, Nov. 9-17...

Dr. Louise Hecker receives Innovator of the Year Award at Governor's Celebration of Innovation Expo in Phoenix, Oct. 24
Dr. Louise Hecker Named Academic Innovator of the Year at Governor’s Innovation Awards

At the Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards, Oct. 24, entrepreneurial researchers and friends of the University of Arizona received several awards. Pulmonary researcher Dr. Louise Hecker took the top award in academia for her work on Nox4 small molecule inhibitors to treat fibrotic diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Learn more about the event and other honorees...

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Integrative Medicine All the Rage in University of Arizona Alumni Magazine's Fall Issue

Two feature articles in the current issue of the University of Arizona alumni magazine, Arizona, focus on integrative medicine at the university, highlighting the work of Drs. Andrew Weil, Victoria Maizes and Esther Sternberg, and celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Another focuses on the good feelings generated by murals, including the flying whales at Grant and Campbell, painted by 2005 alumnus Joe Pagac…

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Banner – UMC Tucson, South CEO Receives Women Achievers in Arizona Award

Sarah Frost, chief executive officer of Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South hospitals, was recognized Oct. 29, as one of five female health care leaders and 35 women overall honored with Women Achievers in Arizona awards by the Arizona Capitol Times. The awards’ inaugural ceremony was at the Phoenix Museum of Art…

Community to Get Glimpse into Future of Health Care in New UArizona Health Sciences Innovation Building, Nov. 4–5 The new Health Sciences Innovation Building will provide opportunities for community engagement and a learning environment for Health Sciences students to reshape the future of health care.

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UA Arthritis News: Study Weighs IL Inhibitor Risks, ‘Conquering Arthritis’– Nov. 6, and Journal Adds Dr. Kwoh to Board

Among recent items of interest to arthritis readers, University of Arizona Rheumatology Fellow Dr. Jawad Bilal is lead author on a paper in JAMA Network Open on Interleukin inhibitor risks of infection and cancer in rheumatologic diseases patients published Oct. 18. The UA Arthritis Center’s ‘Meet Our Researchers’ annual event is Nov. 6 in the HSIB Forum—register today. And Rheumatology Chief and Arthritis Center Director Dr. Kent Kwoh has joined the Annals of Internal Medicine editorial board…

‘Conquering Arthritis ... Meet UArizona Arthritis Center Researchers’ Subject of Nov. 6 Lecture An exclusive opportunity to visit one-on-one with University of Arizona Arthritis Center faculty, physicians and scientists to learn about leading-edge research being conducted at the center.

Study Finds Inflammatory Protein Can Protect Against Spread of Herpes Virus UA College of Medicine – Phoenix researchers discover protein function that can improve current therapeutics.

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Hospitalist Dr. Anil Potharaju Named among Ten 2019 Clinical Excellence Award Winners

Dr. Anil Potharaju, a University of Arizona assistant professor of medicine and associate chief in the Division of Inpatient Medicine as well as medical director for inpatient medicine at Banner – University Medical Center South, will receive one of 10 Clinical Excellence Awards to be presented by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson at its next general faculty meeting, Nov. 20, in the HSIB Forum. See who else won and register to attend…

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Second Time’s Charm for South Campus Internal Medicine Residents in Doctors’ Dilemma Contest

The South Campus team of Drs. Alex Alsadi, Sooraj Kumar and Juan Siordia came out on top in the coveted Doctors’ Dilemma® contest at the 2019 Arizona Chapter Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physicians held Oct. 18-19 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park. The same team placed second in the 2018 competition. Nearly a dozen DOM faculty members served as meeting presenters. See who they are, who else won and new features in this year’s program…

Pandemic Flu Exercise at UA Health Sciences in Tucson and Phoenix, Oct. 25 “Pandemic: An Exercise in Disaster Preparedness” is a simulated emergency conducted by the Center for Transformative Interprofessional Healthcare to expose students to issues that may arise during an influenza pandemic.

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Nogales Father, Son Offer Patient/Caregiver View at Spotlight on Stomach Cancer Symposium

Atanasio and Thano Gatzionis, who run a Nogales, Ariz., food distributorship, are among patient and caregiver panelists participating in the Spotlight on Stomach Cancer Symposium hosted Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the HSIB Forum in the Health Sciences Innovation Building, 1670 E. Drachman St., on the University of Arizona Health Sciences Campus in Tucson. Learn about them and register for Saturday!…

UA Cancer Center Receives $8.6M Grant to Lead One of Three NCI Clinical Trials Networks The National Cancer Institute will fund the UA Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network, one of three networks in the nation to perform early-phase cancer-prevention clinical trials.

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Indoors Is Fine with the 3rd Innovations & Inventions Research Fair

After last year’s first chill of fall and drizzling rain during the Innovations & Inventions Research Fair, the indoors of the forum at the Health Sciences Innovation Building was a welcome venue as University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers, faculty and staff gathered Oct. 17 for the third annual event. Drs. Edward Gellmann, Salma Patel and Jennifer Stern represented the DOM. See the video and a mini-photo album to see who else attended…

‘Take Charge Diabetes Mellitus’ Study Seeks Research Volunteers The University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine is recruiting current Banner – University Medicine patients with Type 2 diabetes to join a study about diabetes management and blood sugar control.

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson earns comprehensive stroke center status Banner – University Medical Center Tucson is the first certified comprehensive stroke center in Tucson.

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DOM Physician Wins $100K Bayer Grant to Study Shortness of Breath after Pulmonary Embolism

Dr. Michael Insel, an assistant professor in the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, has won an inaugural Pulmonary Hypertension Accelerated Bayer (PHAB) Award valued at $100,000 to investigate breathlessness in patients after a pulmonary embolism. It’s part of $1 million in grants that Bayer is investing to help propel clinical advancements in treatment for conditions that can lead to pulmonary hypertension...

Preventing Health-care-Associated Infections Focus of UA Health Sciences Researcher Marc Verhougstraete, PhD, assistant professor and environmental microbiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, received a $510,000 CDC research grant to focus on the prevention of health-care-associated infections, a serious threat to patient safety.

Could Near-Infrared Light Give Aging Brains a Boost? With support from a grant from the National Institute on Aging, researchers will test a novel intervention that uses near-infrared light to enhance brain functioning.

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Sarver Heart News Ranges from Stem Cells and Congenital Heart Disease to Diabetes-Heart Disease Connection Review

Among stories in Sarver Heart Center’s latest newsletter: 1) Patient stem cell studies point to causes and treatments of congenital heart disease; 2) Minimally invasive TAVR procedures are now approved for most patients; 3) UA/Banner echocardiography labs were recently reaccredited; 4) More than 140 people attended Sept. 28 Diabetes/Heart Disease Connection Lunch & Learn Program—see the highlights; and 5) Learn how you can join the Cardiology Research Registry…

$5M Gift from Leonard A. Lauder Advances Research to Prevent and Cure Ovarian Cancer The funding will benefit clinical and translational research in the University of Arizona Cancer Center lab of Dr. David Alberts.

UA Steele Children's Research Center Leads Statewide Study of Congenital Heart Defects

The University of Arizona Division of Pediatric Cardiology Congenital Heart Program will explore the public health problem of congenital heart defects among children, adolescents and adults.

UA Cancer Center Launches Statewide Town Hall Series The UACC North Central/East Arizona Cancer Policy Town Hall in Flagstaff on Oct. 14 will kick off a series of five town halls throughout Arizona to engage communities in dialogue to improve cancer prevention and control in Arizona.

UAHS and UA Experts Taking Center Stage at TENWEST Impact Festival

More than 50 speakers from the University of Arizona and 250 overall will take part in the TENWEST Impact Festival, which runs Oct. 11-20 and is expected to draw about 15,000 local, regional and national attendees to downtown Tucson to discuss innovative solutions to the world’s social, environmental and economic issues.

Dr. Roberta Weintraut Awarded Alumna of the Year from Weil Center The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona announced its annual selection from among integrative health practitioners.