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Twenty UA Department of Medicine Physicians Make Preview List for 2019 ‘Top Doctors’
February 21, 2019

Of 247 physicians to be included in the “Top Doctors” issue of Tucson Lifestyle magazine, over 100 have some affiliation with Banner – University Medicine, the primary clinical partner of the University of Arizona Health Sciences colleges—89 have a Banner facility listed as their primary hospital. Twenty of them are from the UA Department of Medicine. Congratulations to our top doctors…


Final African American Heritage Month Talk to Focus Feb. 28 on Disparities in Heart Failure
February 20, 2019

UA cardiologist Dr. Khadijah Breathett will talk at the third and final lecture Feb. 28 in the African American Heritage Month (AAHM) Speaker Series on the topic: “Racial and Gender Disparities in Advanced Heart Failure: Change Starts with You!” She follows two other speakers in this year’s series, Dr. Michael D.L. Johnson, who spoke Feb. 7, and Dr. Victoria Murrain, COM-T deputy dean for Diversity and Inclusion, who speaks Feb. 21. RSVP today to hear her talk…


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Dr. Ken Ramos Accepts Biosciences, Health Posts at Texas A&M University
February 19, 2019

Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos, UA Health Sciences associate vice president for precision health sciences, has accepted a position as executive director of the Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston and assistant vice chancellor for Health Services at the Texas A&M University System. He’ll begin his new duties at the end of March, announced UAHS Senior Vice President Dr. Michael Dake in a memo…


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Dr. Louise Hecker among 3 Research Panelists at Tech Launch Arizona ‘Eureka’ Luncheon
February 19, 2019

The University of Arizona Department of Medicine’s Louise Hecker, PhD, who investigates therapies to combat fibrotic diseases, will be among the panelists for a Tech Launch Arizona-hosted event, “Eureka! Recognizing when Research Gives Rise to Invention,” to be held March 7, noon-1 p.m., at the UA BIO5 Institute, Room 103. She’ll be joined by Drs. Roberta Diaz Brinton and Mohab Ibrahim. RSVP today!...


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Research Day 2019 Crowns DOM Asthma Investigators with Shark Tank Prize
February 15, 2019

The competition was fierce. The pitches of the six research teams hoping to curry favor with the judges were polished. But, in the end, it was the DOM’s Drs. Monica Kraft and Julie Ledford who came out on top in the Shark Day competition that served as the grand finale to Research Day 2019 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. See the photos and the video here…


Doc Talks: Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Disease
February 14, 2019
Wellness expo, free health lecture by university heart specialists, March 5

UA Study Confirms Self-reported Sleep Duration an Accurate, Useful Health Measure in Children
February 14, 2019
A new study by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson shows that sleep duration reports by children and their parents are fairly accurate.

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Dr. Meinke Featured in ASTEC Photo on Winning Grad Researchers
February 13, 2019

Dr. Laura Meinke, director of the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus, was featured in a photo accompanying a story about two UA graduate students and ASTEC research specialists winning a best in show award at the 2019 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), held Jan. 26-30 in San Antonio, Texas…


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Center on Aging Staffer’s Op-Ed in The Hill Explores Impact of High Cost of Drugs on Elderly
February 13, 2019

University of Arizona Center on Aging Research and Education Director Dr. Linda Phillips has authored an op-ed picked up by The Hill, a U.S. political newspaper and website published in Washington, D.C., since 1994, where she paints a scary picture of the financial effect high drug prices have on older Americans…


Researchers to Compete in ‘Shark Tank,’ Demo Technology, More at Research Day, Feb. 13
February 12, 2019

University of Arizona researchers will compete in a Shark Tank-style competition, demonstrate their medical technology and more during Research Day, a first-of-its-kind event coordinated by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.


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Four DOM Faculty Among Six Teams Competing in Shark Tank Talks for Research Day 2019
February 12, 2019

Tomorrow, Feb. 13, is the big day for the Shark Tank at Research Day 2019 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. The list of presenters has been set. Work has been completed to make sure that everyone’s presentation is functional. Presenters include Drs. Eugene Chang, Nathanial Hart, Louise Hecker, Julie Ledford, Monica Kraft, Michael Kuhns and Marvin Slepian. Drs. Robert Robbins and Michael Dake are on the seven-judge panel to determine who wins the $10,000 prize...


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Photo Galleries Underscore Busy New Year for UA Department of Medicine
February 11, 2019

Action at the University of Arizona Department of Medicine began at a brisk pace for 2019. Photo album highlights here include the Third Annual P.I. Poster Session on Jan. 9, distinguished guest speakers, Dr. Ron Poropatich and L.W. Britt on Jan. 22 and Dr. Jim Hogg on Jan. 25, and a 242-photo tour of the soon to be complete new hospital tower for Banner – University Medicine Tucson on Jan. 24. Video links also are available…


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Aortic Diseases: Can We Intervene Before They Turn Deadly?,’ Feb. 21 in Green Valley
February 11, 2019
The free 2019 Green Valley Lecture Series continues with a focus on aortic diseases.

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Billboards, Magazine Article Raise Profile for Valley Fever Awareness in March
February 8, 2019

Public awareness of respiratory risks for Valley fever infection gets a big boost this spring with a billboard campaign in the Phoenix area and a Tucson Lifestyle article. Look for the billboards starting March 4 on I-10 between Elliot and Guadalupe Roads and the AZ-101/AZ-202 Loop interchange. The article, by TL executive editor Anne Kellogg, serves as the March “In Health” feature and puts the spotlight on Drs. John Galgiani and Fariba Donovan's efforts to train physicians on new clinical guidance protocols…


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South Campus Internal Medicine Resident Gets Banner Health ‘MVP’ Patient Praise
February 8, 2019

Dr. Wina P. Yousman, a resident with the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus, was presented this week with an MVP Award from Banner – University Medicine. The “Mission • Values • Purpose” honor involves a patient recognition letter she received calling her “an amazing physician”…


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Service Year Awards, Retiree Dinner Dates Announced for UA Faculty and Staff Milestones
February 7, 2019

Seventeen faculty and staff from the UA Department of Medicine will be among those recognized this spring with years of service and retirement awards presented at events on April 4 and May 23. Years of service honorees include Drs. Clara Curiel, Emad Elquza, Steve Knoper, Linda Snyder, Amy Sussman, and Eugene Trowers and Terri Buchanan, Martha Barron, Corina Mauss, Hermie Molina-Acuña, Maria Santa Cruz and Erica Sontz. Retirees include Drs. Rick Ahmann, Faiz Anwer, Steve Goldschmid, David Johnson and Victoria Sanguinetti…


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Global Health Clinical Course Open to UA/Banner Health Residents, Fellows
February 6, 2019

The Office of Global Health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson would like to inform residents and fellows at Banner – University Medical Center clinical facilities that they are able to enroll in the Global Health: Clinical and Community Care (MED896A) course to prepare to join colleagues abroad on medical missions to broaden their training and clinical experience...  


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AzAHEC Offers Free Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Training Starting Feb. 14
February 6, 2019

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) waiver training will be offered through the five Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AzAHEC) Regional Centers coordinated by the University of Arizona through four weekly 2-hour long sessions, Feb. 14-March 7. Physicians require eight hours of MAT training to apply to the Drug Enforcement Agency for a waiver to provide medication-assisted treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. NPs and PAs require 24 hours of training. Register today!...


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American Thoracic Society to Honor Dr. Monica Kraft at Women’s Forum during ATS 2019
February 5, 2019

The American Thoracic Society has picked Dr. Monica Kraft, chair, University of Arizona Department of Medicine, for its Elizabeth A. Rich Award at the Women’s Forum during the ATS 2019 International Conference in Dallas, May 17-22, at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. The award recognizes her for being a female role model and mentor and for contributions to lung disease research…


Tucson High Schoolers to Explore Careers in Medicine, Other Health Professions, Feb. 20
February 4, 2019
Local high school students will practice their health-care skills, such as CPR and ultrasound imaging, during “A Pathway to Success,” an interactive health-care career fair spearheaded by residents at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson South Campus.

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