News

Two DOM faculty to graduate from SSWIMS fellowship, three more named fellows
May 10, 2024

Drs. Olivia Hung and Salma Patel are among 11 who’ll graduate May 15 in the first class for the Spurring Success for Women in Medicine and Science, or SSWIMS, fellowship at the College of Medicine – Tucson. And Drs. Billie Bixby, Saher Khalid and Amy Klein have been named to the second class.


Seven from DOM recognized by Academy of Medical Education Scholars UArizona chapter
May 8, 2024

Four DOM faculty were inducted recently into the UArizona Chapter of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars, or AMES, at the College of Medicine – Tucson and three others from the department won research grants. Find out who they were here.


Summer 2024 professional development opportunity for UArizona faculty
May 8, 2024

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson faculty are encouraged to apply to participate in NAU Flagstaff program to build bridges and transform institutions in support of graduate STEM education among indigenous and Latinx students.


Surgery Department welcomes new Cardiothoracic Surgery Chief, Scott Silvestry, MD
May 7, 2024

Prior to joining UArizona, Dr. Silvestry was at Advent Health Orlando where he served as co-executive medical director of the Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute and surgical director of Thoracic Transplant Programs.


Dr. Elizabeth Juneman listed among 2024 Rising Star Women of Medicine
May 6, 2024

Women We Admire, a membership organization comprised of accomplished women executives and leaders across the U.S. and Canada, included University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson cardiologist Elizabeth B. Juneman, MD, among the 2024 Rising Star Women of Medicine.


Post-Match Day celebration turns into student-to-student mentoring session, honors for faculty
May 1, 2024

Dr. Amy Sussman, Internal Medicine Student Association’s UArizona Chapter advisor, launched the dinner as a debrief for graduating medical students to share advice with first- and second-year students. She was picked this year by all COM-T students for Outstanding Teacher in Clinical Sciences and Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award honors.


Twenty-three share honors at 2024 Department of Medicine Awards Ceremony
April 30, 2024

In a return to the Arizona Inn for the event, two Class of 2024 students won dual honors: Lupita Molina for top student in nephrology and endocrinology; and Michael Haekwang Kim for infectious diseases and rheumatology. Other key honors included Dr. Daniel Brown – Residency Director's Award; Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine chief fellow Dr. Sarah Upson – Outstanding Medicine Fellow, and Lauren Murphy – the J.W. Smith Outstanding Medical Student of the Year.


Applicants being accepted to new COM-T, Eller Advanced Healthcare Leadership Academy
April 30, 2024

The program developed collaboratively by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Eller College of Management’s Eller Executive Education program re-envisions and replaces COM-T’s Learning to Lead program. Applications are due Friday, May 17. Learn more and get yours in today.


College of Medicine – Tucson welcomes new Sarver Heart Center director, cardiology chief
April 29, 2024

Dr. Hesham Sadek brings experience and an impressive research portfolio from Dallas’ UT Southwestern, where he was associate director of the Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine and a professor of internal medicine/cardiology with joint appointments in biophysics and molecular biology.


Climate change and health focus of Living Healthy with Arthritis Symposium
April 25, 2024

UArizona public health professor Kacey Ernst’s keynote address focuses on health challenges facing people in many parts of the world, including Arizona, due to climate change. Department of Medicine faculty in a related panel discussion include Drs. Fariba Donovan, Randy Horwitz and Julia Jernberg.


Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine to host opening events
April 23, 2024

A public open house on Saturday, May 4, highlights opening week celebrations at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine's new building complex.


Banner Urgent Care implements new technology to detect Valley fever earlier in patients
April 22, 2024

New EHR dashboard for urgent care, developed with Dr. John Galgiani, will help remind physicians to consider testing for Valley fever to speed up detection of the respiratory illness in its early stages before it becomes worse.


DOM faculty, staff spotlighted in UArizona Cancer Center newsletter
April 18, 2024

The latest UA Cancer Center newsletter highlights Dr. Aaron Scott in a “Cancer Bytes” video, Dr. Juanita Merchant as NCI equity leadership team member, Dr. Janet Funk as presenter at breast cancer research symposium, Lisa Quale as Skin Cancer Institute sun safety ambassador advocate, and T32 postdoc training opportunities.


Banner Wellness Center memberships now open to all Banner, COM-T faculty
April 17, 2024

Banner Health makes access to gym available to all via $180 annual membership as way to improve health, fitness and wellness for both Banner and University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson faculty, including resident and fellow physicians.


Sharing memories, experiences all part of IM Specialty Speed Dating benefits
April 16, 2024

With nearly a dozen Department of Medicine faculty members and twice that many medical students participating, April 10 event offered opportunity to share different pathways physicians took to their internal medicine specialties.


Two DOM cardiology faculty join AZ-ACC chapter leadership team
April 15, 2024

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
April 12, 2024

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’
April 5, 2024

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
April 4, 2024

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
April 4, 2024

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.


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