News - Internal Medicine Residency - Tucson Campus

Two DOM cardiology faculty join AZ-ACC chapter leadership team

Dr. Mathew Hutchinson will serve as president-elect and Dr. Talal Mouckabary will be secretary-treasurer for the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Cardiology in 2024-25.


Colorectal cancer screenings topic for 2nd TMC Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

UArizona gastroenterologist and director of the Cancer Center’s High-Risk Clinic for Gastrointestinal Cancers, Dr. Josh Melson draws a lively audience for April 5 presentation. See mini-photo gallery.


Docs in the Kitchen to focus May 4 on ‘Fiber-Rich Foods for a Healthy Lifestyle’

The gastro-dietary educational event hosted by the UArizona GI Division at Hacienda at the River to look at high-fiber, anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet as complementary to cancer prevention. See the menu and sign up to savor the meal.


DOM physicians make up third of Banner’s ‘Top Doctors’ in Tucson

Twenty-four UArizona Department of Medicine faculty or affiliated physicians were counted among best physicians in the Old Pueblo, according to Castle Connolly’s annual list for 2024. See who they are.


Banner Health offers free event for advance directives April 11

Free event at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 2626 E. River Road, 10:30 a.m. to noon, to help attendees better communicate their wishes for medical treatment and more.


DOM faculty share expertise as TMC Internal Medicine Grand Rounds presenters

With its first lecture on Valley fever complete and a second, Friday, April 5, on colorectal cancer, Tucson Medical Center attendings, residents and medical students are eager to hear high-level CME content from DOM faculty. It’s a win-win for all parties.


Applicants sought for lung and sleep health scientist training program

A five-year federal grant renewal to diversify the biomedical research workforce focused on lung health and sleep disorders will expand to address pandemics and disparities in respiratory infections.


Medical student receives COM-T’s first four-year, full-tuition scholarship

Inspired by her mother’s battle with breast cancer, Rocio Gastelum-Castillo, a first-year medical student who grew up in Nogales, Mexico, aspires to give hope to future patients and help them stay healthy.


Translational Medicine Symposium refocuses research on practical remedies

Led by host Dr. Jennifer Carew, the inaugural conference, March 22 in the HSIB Forum, occurs at time of renewed interest in translating basic science from laboratory investigations to practical diagnostics, therapies, procedures and policies to improve health care in clinical settings for all. 


COM-T, Banner to celebrate National Doctors’ Day on March 28

As the annual observance falls on a Saturday in 2024, Banner – University Medicine Tucson and the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson will host a special luncheon at three locations here at 11:30 a.m., March 28.


C. Kent Kwoh named American College of Rheumatology Master

Presented with the Association of Rheumatology Professionals, the ACR/ARP Master Award is one of the highest honors the college bestows. It serves as a career achievement milestone for accomplished rheumatologists like Dr. Kwoh, who's been UArizona Arthritis Center director and Division of Rheumatology chief since 2013.


Next generation of physicians to gather for Match Day

A total of 111 medical students from the College of Medicine – Tucson will learn where they will pursue the next phase of their medical training this Friday, March 15, in a ceremony hosted at the Old Main Building.


MedCat makes colonoscopy a little less scary

A Class of 2003 alum, gastroenterologist Deepa Shah, MD, is creating a comfortable setting for women to receive colonoscopies — a lifesaving but often stigmatized medical procedure.


Banner begins offering groundbreaking atrial fibrillation device in Tucson

Innovative technology offers new treatment option for patients with potentially life-threatening arrhythmias, with the first procedure in Tucson completed March 4 by Dr. Mathew Hutchinson, cardiac electrophysiology program director and Sarver Heart Center member.


DOM wins 11 awards at 2024 College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty Awards

Eight Department of Medicine faculty split 10 awards and received additional recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by the Internal Medicine Clerkship Program at the 2024 Faculty Awards Ceremony. Scroll down for a mini-photo gallery, too.


Former COM-T vice dean, DOM division chief, residency program director dies

Dr. Jay Wesley Smith, who served at the college from 1970-1999 as a professor of medicine, General Internal Medicine section chief, Internal Medicine Residency Program director and College of Medicine – Tucson vice dean for academic affairs, died Feb. 2 in Tucson at age 87.


Dr. Dawn Coletta featured in Health Sciences video on insulin resistance

The diabetes researcher in the Division of Endocrinology and Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism talks about the importance of studying insulin resistance to advance patient treatment in “Expert Insights” video featured in UArizona HealthSciences Connect newsletter.


UTSW’s Dr. Hesham Sadek starts May 1 as cardiology chief, Sarver Heart Center director

The J. Fred Schoellkopf Jr. Endowed Chair in Cardiology, associate director of the Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine, and professor of medicine, biophysics and molecular biology at Dallas’ UT Southwestern Medical Center will bring a big research portfolio and dynamism to UArizona.


NIH funding increases lead to impressive performance in Blue Ridge rankings

Five colleges increased their National Institutes of Health research funding in 2022-2023, leading to higher rankings for some by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. See how Department of Medicine researchers placed over 15 years in the rankings.


Leading Valley fever expert shares ‘state-of-the-art’ knowledge about fungal disease

John Galgiani, MD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson and director of the college’s Valley Fever Center for Excellence, was recognized for his expertise by the New England Journal of Medicine.


Friday Frontiers seminar features DOM Chair Dr. Liao, new Neurosurgery chair

Dr. James Liao, chair of the Department of Medicine, and Department of Neurosurgery Chair Dr. Julie Pilitsis, headline biomedical science seminar series at BIO5 Institute. See the video as well as a mini-photo gallery.


Translational Medicine Symposium research poster competition submissions due Feb. 22

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from biomedical disciplines across the UArizona Health Sciences can submit research abstracts to the Research Poster Competition of the College of Medicine – Tucson’s Translational Medicine Symposium to be held March 22 in the HSIB Forum.


Researchers discover innovative new treatment approach for multiple myeloma

Through a collaborative study, University of Arizona and USC cancer researchers showed combining several cancer therapies created an effective immune response for patients experiencing relapse or resistance of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer.


Dr. Mosier Named Department of Emergency Medicine’s Vice Chair of Research

The assistant program director for the Critical Care Medicine Track in the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Medicine’s Pulmonary division is the second ever vice chair appointment in the Department of Emergency Medicine.


A loss in the family for UArizona Health Sciences, Colleges of Medicine, Public Health

The College of Medicine – Tucson's sixth dean, Dr. James E. Dalen, died Jan. 16. Long-time DOM and other colleagues note his contributions in a golden era for the college and UArizona Health Sciences, of which he also was vice president. Memorial service set for Mon., Jan. 29, 1 p.m., Vistoso Funeral Home, Oro Valley.


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