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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.

Video: Founder’s Day Lecture honors Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy

Honored as the 2023 Founders Day keynote speaker, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson pulmonary division chief Dr. Parthasarathy is a nationally recognized expert in sleep medicine, conducting important research on sleep, breathing and inflammation.

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.

Honoring Five Inspiring Health Sciences Educators

For 2022 Women in Medicine Month, we highlight five educators who are preparing the next generation of Health Sciences professionals. Among them is Dr. Tara Carr, program director for the Allergy & Immunology Fellowship in the DOM’s Pulmonary division.

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. 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.

COM-T Faculty and Departments Honored with Faculty Excellence Awards

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson presented the winners of the 2021 Faculty Excellence Awards at the August 11 Faculty Excellence Reception. Among those earning recognition were Drs. Laura Meinke and Bhupinder Natt.

Valley Fever Center for Excellence Celebrates 25 Years

The center, led by Dr. John Galgiani, a professor in the Department of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, focuses on research, outreach and education to fulfill its mission of protecting people against a deadly fungal disease native to the Southwest.

UArizona Research Makes ‘Top Studies of 2020’ for Sleep Journal

Kudos to Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy, who authored a paper named among the “Top Studies of 2020” published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Elizabeth Connick Wins National Women’s Health Award for HIV/AIDS Research, Advocacy

Division of Infectious Diseases chief at UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson receives NIH-supported AIDS Clinical Trials Group award at virtual ceremony in November. 

Photo Gallery: Health Sciences Leads and Inspires With ‘I Wear a Mask’

After months apart due to COVID-19, University of Arizona Health Sciences faculty, staff and students are returning to campus. Among changes we're becoming familiar with, all are required to wear face coverings, and team Health Sciences – including Drs. Kevin Moynahan and Indu Partha, for the Department of Medicine – is leading by example.

Dr. Juanita Merchant Wins Mentorship Award from Gastroenterology Group

Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD, has received the 2020 Distinguished Mentor Award from the American Gastroenterological Association. A professor and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dr. Merchant is a cancer biology program researcher at the UArizona Cancer Center, an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, and a renowned physician-scientist on gastric or colon cancer.

Winners Announced for 2019-20 Faculty Teaching Awards

Among those recognized for the College of Medicine – Tucson awards from the Department of Medicine were Drs. Joao Paulo “JP” Ferreira and Elizabeth Juneman. The Department of Medicine also won for outstanding teaching by a clerkship program.

VIDEO – Expert Insights: Is it Valley Fever or is it COVID-19?

Coccioidomycosis, or Valley fever, is a fungal infection that occurs when a person inhales spores that live in the soil. Hot and dry weather conditions allow those spores to become airborne, thus making Arizona a hotspot for Valley fever, especially in the summer. According to experts from the University of Arizona Health Sciences, Valley fever can easily be confused for COVID-19.