News Archive: 2015

UA Researchers Link Genetic Variation in Pulmonary Protein to Respiratory Disease
December 22, 2015

A UA researcher and clinician team has discovered that genetic mutations in a protein associated with asthma can affect a person’s susceptibility to a variety of lung diseases, and could lead to new treatments.

UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives $40,000 from `Courtney’s Courage’ for Pediatric Cancer Research
December 22, 2015

Funds will support research at the UA Steele Center that is examining novel immunotherapy strategies against pediatric cancer.

UAHS Announces: Happy Holidays with Grand Rounds, Advances in Aging and Cell Therapy Symposium
December 21, 2015

Cardiology brings in Case Western's Daniel Simon, MD, in the "Hunt for Acute MI Genes"; GI's Sasha Taleban, MD, talks "Inflammatory Bowel Disease & the Elderly"; Translational & Regenerative Medicine announces Jan. 30 all-day symposium, and BCD Colloquium spring schedule includes Dr. Jil Tardiff...

A Man of Vision: Interdisciplinary Researcher and Department Head Art Gmitro
December 21, 2015

Arthur F. Gmitro is a very busy man. A professor of medical imaging in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson with a joint appointment in the UA College of Optical Sciences, he holds the Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard Chair in Breast Cancer Imaging and also is head of the UA College of Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Hart Boosts Health Sciences in Letter, Blog Post and Report
December 18, 2015

UA President Ann Weaver Hart put the spotlight this past week on UA Health Sciences and innovative research and researchers’ accomplishments, including Cardiology’s Marvin Slepian, MD, and the Valley Fever Center for Excellence, which announced today the award of $2 million in NIH funding to participate in clinical trials that will start here in January…

Rheumatology News: LHWA Conference Jan. 23, Tucson Lifestyle on Lupus, 1st Eric Gall Endowed Lecture, and Black-and-White Views on Knee Replacement
December 17, 2015

Neurology chief Dr. David Labiner to keynote Living Healthy With Arthritis conference Jan. 23, Dr. Ernest Vina talks lupus in Tucson Lifestyle  article, Stanford prof Katie Lorig gives first Eric Gall Endowed Lecture, a UA professors paper published on African American, white knee replacement preferences… 

UA Internal Medicine Residents Get Early Holiday Present – A New Lounge
December 17, 2015

The new Resident Lounge for the UA Department of Medicine opened Thursday, Dec. 17, to great fanfare with a ribbon-cutting event and red, white, blue and chocolate cupcakes. Drs. Monica Kraft and Laura Meinke clipped the big red bow to cheers of the residents…

Cardiology's Slepian One of Two Named Fellows of Academy of Inventors
December 16, 2015

Cardiology's Dr. Marvin J. Slepian and Optical Sciences' James Wyant join those who have impacted quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Earlier this year, Dr. Slepian helped launch the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation and he was recently recognized by NIH bioengineering unit...

Cure for Fat Tissue Disorders Sought in UA Alumna’s $1.5 Million Gift to Fund College of Medicine – Tucson Research and Education Program
December 15, 2015

UA alumna Felicitie Daftuar’s gift will allow internationally noted endocrinologist Dr. Karen Herbst to establish a new UA College of Medicine – Tucson program to improve imaging and phenotyping of fat tissues and develop educational tools to help physicians better recognize, diagnose and treat patients.

UA College of Nursing Professor Marylyn McEwen Receives American Public Health Association Award
December 11, 2015

Dr. McEwen, expert border-health researcher and mentor, was honored with the Ruth B. Freeman Award for her distinguished career in public health education and research.

UAHS Announces: UACC Holiday Craft Fair, BUMC Research Guidance, Grand Rounds, Visiting Scholars and More
December 8, 2015

Kiewit Auditorium will host the UACC Craft Fair at noon, Fri., Dec. 18; visiting scholars from IU, Maryland, Northwestern, UC-Riverside, Johns Hopkins, USC and Case Western; multiple grand rounds on DOM themes, and work-life panel discussion that includes Dr. Gordon Carr…

DOM Chair Seeks Faculty Input in ‘Coffee with Kraft’ Breakfasts
December 8, 2015

In November, DOM Chair Monica Kraft, MD, began holding “Coffee with Kraft” breakfast sessions with department faculty to get feedback on goals and progress in improving education, research and clinical affairs as well as the ongoing transition with Banner – University Medicine…

UA Sarver Heart Center Presents “How to Avoid a Heart Attack”
December 8, 2015

Green Valley Lecture Series with cardiologist from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center in cooperation with Green Valley Recreation, Inc.

Spicy New Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Moves to Clinical Trials
December 7, 2015

UA research team studying the anti-inflammatory impact of turmeric is moving the project out of the laboratory and into patient testing.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Recognizes Top Educators
December 3, 2015

Thirty-sixth annual Faculty Teaching Awards and the Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards ceremony honored faculty members’ outstanding achievements and excellence in teaching.

Accreditation Alliance Allows Las Vegas GI Fellows to Learn about Liver Care at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
December 2, 2015

The first gastroenterology fellows at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas begin cycling through on a one-month rotation at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in a new ACGME-approved affiliation to complete their clinical hepatology training in Tucson.

DOM Quality & Safety Blog: AHRQ Top Patient Safety Recommendations
November 30, 2015

Not familiar with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) top patient safety recommendations? Refresh your memory with this first posting of a new blog for the UA Department of Medicine from our vice chair for Quality & Safety, Dr. Phil Factor...

DOM Media Mentions: HIV Drug, Valley Fever Spike and Geriatrics Awards Among Top News Items
November 25, 2015

Among recent news item topics are a drug, PrEP, that prevents HIV infection, a front page article on a recent Valley Fever spike, two awards from the Arizona Geriatrics Society, and macular degeneration treatment with a Parkinson’s drug…

UAHS Announces: BIO5, COPH News of Note with December Seminars/Lectures and Research Grant Deadlines
November 25, 2015

Lots of news from two e-newsletters — BIO5 and Public Health focus on cancer, the human virome, diabetes and asthma — and research grant deadlines, upcoming grand rounds, seminars/lectures and faculty development opportunities galore…

UA South Campus Resident-Physicians Win Out in Medical Competition to Represent State at National Internal Medicine Meeting
November 24, 2015

University of Arizona physicians-in-training take three top prizes for medical trivia, oral argument and poster contests at a recent American College of Physicians, Arizona chapter meeting, hosted in Tucson. Their next stop is the national competition at ACP’s spring meeting.