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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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Curiel-Lewandrowski Accepted into Leadership Fellowship

Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD, professor of medicine and Division of Dermatology chief in the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson has been accepted into the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program. ELAM involves an intensive 1-year fellowship at Philadelphia's Drexel University.

COM-T Faculty Honored with Mentoring Awards

The Department of Medicine's Rachna Shroff, MD, was among nine UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson faculty to receive 2022 Faculty Mentoring Awards at the May 19 General Faculty Meeting. A professor of medicine, Dr. Shroff is the college's associate dean, Clinical and Translational Research, and interim chief, Division of Hematology & Oncology.

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 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.

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.

Dr. Juanita Merchant Awarded Second Term on NAM Council

Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson professor in the Department of Medicine and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was named to a second term on the National Academy of Medicine Council.

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.

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.

Dr. Rachna Shroff Receives Women in Oncology Award

Rachna T. Shroff, MD, associate professor and associate dean of clinical and translational research at the College of Medicine – Tucson, chief of the UArizona Cancer Center GI Medical Oncology Section and leader of its GI Clinical Research Team, was one of three recipients of the 2022 Women in Oncology Awards.

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.

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.

Dr. Steven Goldman Named to National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors named Steven Goldman, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Division of Cardiology, and the C. Leonard Pfeiffer Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at the Sarver Heart Center to its 2022 class of Senior Members.

AHA Lauds Dr. Julia Indik’s Lifetime of Achievement

Electrocardiologist Julia Indik, MD, PhD, director of the Sarver Heart Center’s Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program, was honored with the Laennec Master Clinician Award from the American Heart Association at the group’s virtual 2021 Scientific Sessions in November. The award offers recognizes an individual’s lifetime achievement in patient care and teaching.