News - Internal Medicine Residency - Tucson Campus

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.


Photo Gallery: Cookin’ Docs event offers tips for those with sensitive palates

Hosted by the Hacienda at the River retirement community, the chef and participating physicians – Drs. Juanita Merchant, Mindy Fain, David Lieberman and Kanwal Bains – provided three recipes for ratatouille as tasty options for celiac disease sufferers who must eat gluten-free.


Dr. Victoria Maizes receives integrative medicine honor

Dr. Victoria Maizes, executive director, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, received the 2023 Bravewell Distinguished Service Award from the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, its highest honor.


Thirteen faculty get promotions, tenure in Department of Medicine

Six faculty members were named full professors and seven 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 are on tenure track and five 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.


UArizona Internal Medicine Resident Wins at ArMA Conference for Clinical Vignette

Second-year resident Dr. Pallabi Shrestha, of the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program in Tucson, takes first place at Arizona Medical Association Annual Meeting in Phoenix.


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.


Dr. Kelly Palmer Named Assistant Director of Diversity at UArizona Cancer Center

Dr. Kelly Palmer is now assistant director of Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility for the University of Arizona Cancer Center and will work collaboratively with IDEA associate director, Dr. Jennifer Hatcher, for enduring structural change at the center.


New vice chairs announced at DOM general faculty meeting

Chair Dr. James Liao expanded the ranks of vice chairs serving the Department of Medicine with several new posts announced at faculty gathering on April 12.


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.


Department of Medicine Does Well Again at College Faculty Awards

Sixteen Department of Medicine faculty members were among those recognized March 2 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson 2023 Faculty Awards.


Study Finds Valley Fever Training Improves Early Recognition of the Disease

The findings of researchers from Banner Urgent Care Services and the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence are being used to improve patient care by identifying the illness sooner, preventing infection spread and reducing treatment costs.


Liao Named New Department of Medicine Chair

A fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians, James Liao, MD, joins the University of Arizona Health Sciences from the University of Chicago.


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.


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