News - Internal Medicine Residency - Tucson Campus

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Future primary care doctors receive scholarships for medical school

Twenty-five medical College of Medicine – Tucson and Phoenix students are the newest recipients of scholarships through the University of Arizona Health Sciences Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Banner – University Medicine offers AI enhanced colonoscopy screenings

The GI Genius Intelligent Endoscopy Module improves colorectal cancer detection by nearly 50%, says Dr. Avin Aggarwal, Banner – UMC South Endoscopy Services medical director.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cardiac Cath Lab reopens as retooled, larger operation at South campus

Ribbon-cutting ceremony July 10 celebrates completion of renovations.

Drs. Jenn Plitt and Julia Cremer return to Tucson

Two new physicians in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine bring experience in geriatrics, palliative and emergency medicine to their UArizona posts.

Call for proposals: Cancer Center Team Science Award

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is now accepting applications on a rolling basis for its Team Science Award for up to $200,000. Complete the application via Arizona Cultivate.

Cardiac Rehab team earns Banner Health Heroes’ honors

Division of Cardiology’s Cardiac Rehabilitation team was recognized as Banner Health Heroes as a grateful patient extolled on its exceptional care.

Indigenous DataSET Fellowship applications due July 15

A new fellowship program led by UArizona’s Dr. Stephanie Russo Carroll seeks 15 early career researchers in any fields of study from public universities and tribal colleges across Arizona to join the inaugural cohort of Indigenous DataSET Fellows for the 2023-24 academic year.

Pulmonary Division celebrates graduates, openings, promotions, research

Among items in new quarterly newsletter from the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine were key findings in two published papers, a ribbon-cutting, fellow graduations and faculty appointments and promotions.

Echocardiography team earns decade-long honors for accreditation

The Division of Cardiology medical imaging team led by Dr. Raj Janardhanan draws distinction for 10-year Green Milestone Recognition for continuous accreditation in adult and pediatric echocardiography.