Medicine Grand Rounds with UT Southwestern's Dr. Una Makris

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson presents:

Topic: “Moving to Improve Pain and Depression in Older Adults: Pilot Results and Next Steps”

[Una Makris, MD]Una Makris, MD

Noon-1 p.m., Lecture Hall, Room 5403
College of Medicine – Tucson
(See flyer below for ALL virtual viewing links.)

— A light lunch will be provided. —


Dr. Makris is an associate professor in the Division of Rheumatic Diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a clinical investigator at the VA North Texas Health Care System and its Dallas VA Medical Center.

She received her undergraduate degree in microbiology from University of California San Diego and  obtained her medical degree from George Washington University Medical School in Washington, DC. She completed her internal medicine residency at University of Washington in Seattle, followed by a rheumatology fellowship at Yale University. She continued at Yale Geriatrics for a postdoctoral fellowship in epidemiology and aging related research. She came to UT Southwestern in 2011 and completed her master’s degree in clinical science in 2015.

Dr. Makris is a health services and outcomes investigator. Her research is focused on the intersection of aging and rheumatic diseases, specifically developing and evaluating novel behavioral interventions targeting older adults with musculoskeletal pain and comorbid depression. Since 2010, her research has been continuously funded by the VA (both career development award and IIR- R01 equivalent), NIH (NIA and NCCIH), PCORI and foundation grants (Rheumatology Research Foundation). She serves on several NIH grant review panels and as chair of the Health Services Study Section for the Rheumatology Research Foundation.

Dr. Makris is passionate about career development and mentorship, especially for specialists in aging research and inter-professional collaborators (including clinical psychology, PT, PharmD). She developed and leads the mentoring program at UTSW for the Rheumatology Fellowship and serves as chair/lead for the new DOM Mentoring Program. She also developed and launched the national inter-institutional mentoring program for the American College of Rheumatology. Recognizing her commitment to mentoring, she won the UT Southwestern 2020 Leaders in Clinical Excellence Awards Mentoring Award.


■ Flyer for this event:  dom_grand_rounds_flyer_2024-04-03_v2.pdf

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds are held in Room 5403, on the fifth floor of the College of Medicine – Tucson. To view Medicine Grand Rounds remotely, see this live weblink: To view it after the fact, click on "Archive" at the top of this same link's webpage and, from the dropdown menu under "Category," select "Medicine Grand Rounds" and click "Search" to find the event you're seeking.

Accreditation Statement: The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with ineligible companies that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnose a variety of internal medicine illnesses
  • Understand more clearly advances in therapy
  • Become truly professional physicians

For questions or accommodations that may be necessary, please contact the Office of the Chair, 520-626-6349 at least three days in advance of event. 

Event Location: 

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Lecture Hall, Room 5403

1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721


Virtual link*:

*Also archived here to view at a later date.

Event Coordinator Name: 
Lisa Torres-Jones
Event Contact Department: 
Department of Medicine, Office of the Chair