News Archive: 2016

Pre-Winter Break DOM Faculty, Staff Gatherings Offer Visual Panorama
December 23, 2016

Toward the end of the year, gatherings to celebrate accomplishments, to acknowledge mutual contributions toward those and to look forward in anticipation of the future are customary in all cultures. See photo galleries from the UA Department of Medicine faculty and staff gatherings, as well as the Division of Rheumatology gathering and other images of seasonal décor...

Grand Rounds Getting Crowded with DOM New Additions, Other Events
December 22, 2016

With Infectious Diseases joining UA Department of Medicine divisions who’ve added grand rounds lectures back to their academic calendars—and Nephrology expected to join them soon—space on your calendar may be at a premium this winter. That’s particularly true with other events joining them, including the Winter Lung Series, Sarver 30th Anniversary Series and a new public Banner – UMC Lecture Series to be launched Feb. 2 by Dr. Monica Kraft…

Tucson Roadrunners Hockey Player Who Survived Sudden Cardiac Arrest Thanks Caregivers
December 22, 2016

In a heartfelt first public appearance since suffering sudden cardiac arrest during a hockey game Nov. 19 at Tucson Arena, Tucson Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham and his mother thanked caregivers from Banner – UMC and St. Mary’s Hospital. Like his initial collapse on the ice in a game versus the Manitoba Moose, news of his “miraculous” recovery spread around the globe with articles posted from England to Malaysia…

Cancer Program Earns Accreditation and Commendation from Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
December 22, 2016
The cancer program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson has been granted three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.

‘Medication Discoveries in the Pipeline’ Focus of Next Petersen Clinic Team Rx Reception
December 21, 2016

The Petersen Clinics Pharmacy Group—aka T-Rx Group (or Team Rx)—is providing a presentation on “In the Pipeline: Medication Discoveries” at its next meet-your-pharmacist community event Friday, Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network, 2660 N. 1st Ave…

San Diego Gastroenterologist to Present at DOM Research Seminar as Guest Lecturer
December 21, 2016

A special guest speaker, San Diego gastroenterologist Jesús Rivera-Nieves, MD, a physician-scientist with UC San Diego Health, has been named to present on inflammatory bowel disease at the DOM Research Seminar Series lecture on Thursday, Jan. 12, noon-1 p.m., at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Room 5403…

Holiday Miracle on Ice: Tucson Roadrunners Hockey Player Thanks Teams for Saving his Life
December 20, 2016
After collapsing at a Nov. 19 game, Tucson Roadrunners hockey team captain Craig Cunningham is recovering from cardiac arrest at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

Past ATS President Dr. Nicholas Hill Launches 2016 Winter Lung Series Conferenc
December 15, 2016

The first speaker in the Winter Lung Series Conferences, the world-renowned and past American Thoracic Society president Dr. Nicholas Hill spoke today at the College of Medicine – Tucson on “Group 2 Pulmonary Hypertension: A Conundrum Wrapped in an Enigma.” Next up is Northwestern’s Dr. Scott Budinger on Thursday, Jan. 26, noon-1 p.m…

DOM Chair Offers Congratulatory 2016 Year-In-Review
December 14, 2016

DOM faculty and staff enjoyed an exciting year with many accomplishments to our credit. Clinically, our pulmonary and critical care team help revive the Lung Transplant Program and the Kidney Transplant Program broke all records. Research awards and publication for our faculty were through the roof in 2016. And recruitment success means many new faces and expanded programs across our now 14 divisions, with the addition in 2017 of the Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine…

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Offers Free Webinars – ‘Anti-Inflammatory Medications’ Next Topic, Dec. 14
December 13, 2016

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is offering a free webinar, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14, on “Anti-Inflammatory Medications” as part of its PFF Disease Education Webinar Series. David J. Lederer, MD, co-director of the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Interstitial Lung Disease Program—a PFF Care Center Network site like Banner – UMC Tucson. Prior webinars also available for viewing…

UA Team Wins $2M NIH Grant to Study Impact of Sleep, Activity on Diabetes
December 12, 2016

A team led by Michelle Perfect, PhD, associate professor in the UA College of Education's Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies and a collaborator with the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences, has been awarded a $2 million grant to study the impact of sleep and daily routines on care for youths with Type 1 diabetes…

Arizona Telemedicine Program to Host Third National Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase Conference, Oct. 2-3 in Phoenix
December 12, 2016
SPS 2017 reflects and stimulates the growing market for telemedicine services and products; the conference will be held in Phoenix, Oct. 2-3, 2017.

Photos, Video Available on DOM Research Seminars, PMI Town Hall, Sleep Center Open House
December 9, 2016

Excellent turnout for recent UA Department of Medicine academic events includes the last two DOM Research Seminar Series (Dec. 8 & Nov. 10) with Drs. Cristine Berry, Larry Mandarino, Louise Hecker and Sai Parthasarathy, the DOM Precision Medicine Town Hall, Dec. 7, and an open house for the new UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences, Dec. 2. See photo galleries and links to archived video of those that were livestreamed as webcasts, too…

UA Surgery Head Leigh Neumayer Named Interim Senior Vice President for Health Sciences
December 9, 2016
University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart has named Dr. Leigh Neumayer as interim senior vice president for health sciences. Her appointment will be effective Jan. 1, 2017, following Dr. Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia's decision to resign his administrative role and step back to faculty.

KOLD 13/FOX 11 TV Air UA Gastroenterologist Interview for Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week
December 7, 2016

Tucson TV news anchor Craig Thomas shared his personal experience with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in an interview with UA Division of Gastroenterology’s Dr. Sasha Taleban, director of our IBD Program, in recognition of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, Dec. 1-7. See the broadcast and learn more about how patients can find therapies and support to reduce the embarrassing affliction’s burden…

Center on Aging Three in the News on Elder Abuse, Biological Sciences and Hearing Loss
December 7, 2016

The UA Center on Aging’s Lisa M. O’Neill, MPH, DBH, Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD, and Rachel Peterson, MPH, made the news recently on three separate topics. O’Neill is part of a WalletHub survey of state-by-state rankings of elder abuse protections, Dr. Nikolich-Žugich was named an officer of the Gerontological Society of America, and Petersen helped train community health workers on issues related to mental health and hearing loss for the elderly… 

Call for Entrants, Mentors for 2017 UAHS CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition
December 7, 2016

The UA Health Sciences will host its second annual Local CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition on Feb. 28, 2017. As such, it not only is looking for teams to compete, but also mentors to assist them in their preparations. Deadline for student competitors and faculty mentors is Jan. 18, 2017. See results and photos from last year’s competition…

BizTucson Articles in 2016 Highlight Banner Construction, Dr. Weill, Big Data
December 7, 2016

Banner – UMC’s $400 million hospital tower and $100 million outpatient center,  evolution of  UA Center for Integrative Medicine’s Dr. Andrew Weill from health guru to brand showman, and the confluence of big data and health care with Cyverse’s second $50 million NSF grant are among top stories of the year in BizTucson. Others spotlight Tech Launch, COM – Phoenix Biomedical Sciences Building, diabetes, cancer and precision medicine research funding, and a Sarver Family legacy…

‘Feeding Your Genome,’ a UA Nutritional Sciences Conference, Set for Feb. 22-24 with Lively Lineup
December 6, 2016

Learn how to “feed your genome” at this UA Nutritional Sciences Department annual conference, Feb. 22-24, 2017, with an international cast of speakers focused on nutrition and precision health. Opening night dinner recognizes Tucson’s UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation and features Gene Smart Diet author Dr. Ski Chilton and an international lineup of speakers…

Distinguished Physician-Scientist Dr. Kenneth S. Knox Named Faculty Affairs Associate Dean at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
December 6, 2016

A faculty member at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson since 2008 and chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine since 2010, Dr. Knox takes his talents to the expanding UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.