News Archive: 2018

Department of Medicine Faculty to Take Quarter of Honors at 2018 College Faculty Teaching Awards
October 21, 2018

Several faculty members and houseofficers from the University of Arizona Department of Medicine will split recognition for nine honors Nov. 8, at noon, in DuVal Auditorium, for the 39th Annual UA College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty Teaching Awards and Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards Ceremonies. Come help us celebrate Drs. Bonnie Barbee, John Bloom, J.P. Ferreira, Elizabeth Juneman, Kris Kumar, Robert Segal, Amy Sussman (and Erika Bracamonte) — NOTE: The date for this has been moved from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, noon, DuVal…

October Tricks & Treats Can Be Found in DOM Facebook Photo Galleries
October 19, 2018

Haven’t been following the University of Arizona Department of Medicine on Facebook of late? You’ve missed a lot of activities and events highlighted there via video and photo posts as well as kudos for faculty members. Click through to learn more about the CUP Program’s 40th Anniversary, 2nd Annual Innovations & Inventions Research Fair, 3rd Annual South Campus “Pathways” High School Health Career Fair and the DOM Faculty Meet-n-Greet on Oct. 4…

Drs. Breathett, Merchant Spotlight DOM Research at 2nd Innovations & Inventions Fair
October 18, 2018

Medical researchers, faculty and staff from the University Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson gathered on a rainy, chilly evening Oct. 16, for the 2018 Innovations and Inventions research fair. The second annual event spotlighted new and up-and-coming basic scientists and clinicians, their research endeavors and success stories. Drs. Khadijah Breathett (Cardiology) and Juanita Merchant (Gastroenterology) represented the UA Department of Medicine. See the photos, watch the video…

UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft Figures Prominently in MD Magazine Coverage of CHEST 2018
October 17, 2018

A renowned University of Arizona pulmonary physician-scientist whose research and clinical interests focus on severe asthma, Dr. Monica Kraft is featured in four articles with videos in MD Magazine and its online presence at related to her participation at the 2018 CHEST Annual Meeting, the yearly conference of the American College of Chest Physicians, in San Antonio, Oct. 6-10...

Thanks to $1.72M Federal Grant: UA Researchers Using Green Light for HIV-Related Pain as Astonishing Therapy Moves to Next Phase of Study
October 17, 2018
Green light therapy results in decreased chronic pain without side effects and has the promise of easy clinical application due to its low cost, efficacy and availability. This new project addresses the critical need for effective non-pharmacological treatments for HIV-related neuropathy and the hypersensitivity associated with antiretroviral therapy.

UA Cardiologist Dr. Kwan Lee Reprises Role as Daily Blogger at TCT2018
October 16, 2018

UA cardiologist Dr. Kwan Lee again authored a daily “Off Script” blog and participated in panel discussions and a poster presentation at TCT2018 in San Diego, a global conference on transcatheter cardiovascular therapeutics, this fall. As an invited speaker in an SCAI delegation, he also spoke at a Vietnam National Heart Association meeting and the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology…

Journal of American Medical Association Article Focuses on Melanoma with UA Input
October 15, 2018

An article that University of Arizona Dermatology’s Dr. Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski co-authored was published Oct. 10 by JAMA Dermatology. Written by members of the Melanoma Prevention Working Group’s Pigmented Lesion Subcommittee, which is affiliated with the U.S. Cooperative Oncology Groups and National Cancer Institute, it notes people with more than one atypical mole that requires excising are at higher risk of melanoma at a separate site…

UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 9th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 3
October 15, 2018
Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona.

UA-Banner Health All of Us Research Program Reaches Enrollment Milestone
October 12, 2018

Joining the national research effort, 15,000 Arizonans have enrolled as All of Us Research Program participants, supported by local partners Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Sciences.

V Foundation Grant Allows Dr. Chalasani to Work on Expanding Clinical Trials Across Arizona
October 11, 2018

Dr. Pavani Chalasani, who heads the University of Arizona Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship and leads the UA Cancer Center’s breast cancer clinical research team, is working to improve awareness of clinical trials for breast cancer patients. A nearly $60,000, one-year grant is funding a campaign to increase access to clinical trials in the state…

Student-Run Medical Clinic Open House to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the CUP Program
October 11, 2018

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) program will celebrate its 40th anniversary; through the program, UA medical students provide free medical care and education to the Tucson community and Southern Arizona.

Another Milestone for UA/Banner Tucson Structural Heart Team—First-Ever Bicuspid TAVR-TEE Procedure with No Contrast
October 10, 2018

The University of Arizona Structural Heart Disease Program team in the Division of Cardiology at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson reached another milestone this week in completing the first ever transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure on a patient with a bicuspid aortic valve utilizing only transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to guide them…

Join Doximity Today to Have Your Say on Next U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Survey
October 9, 2018

Are you a physician interested in weighing in on the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Survey? Sign up for Doximity and join the voices of over 70 percent of U.S. doctors and 45 percent of nurse practitioners and physician assistants! See key dates for the 2019 Physician Survey. On Nov. 15, eligible specialists will be sorted into two groups. Both will be surveyed in early 2019….

Tucson High Schoolers to Explore Careers in Medicine Oct. 17
October 9, 2018

Local high school students will attend “A Pathway to Success,” an interactive health-care career fair spearheaded by residents at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

New UA/Banner Health Valley Fever Clinical Guidance Designed to Avert Diagnoses Delays
October 8, 2018

Banner Health has launched new clinical practice protocols developed with input from the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence to help primary care physicians more quickly diagnose and treat patients with Valley fever infections. To that same end, it is making those protocols available to all community physicians in hopes of heading off diagnoses delays that can severely impact patient health, compromise antimicrobial stewardship goals and the cost of treatment…

New UA Researchers to Showcase Medical Innovations and Inventions Oct. 16
October 8, 2018

Faculty members at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will give brief snapshots of their research at the Innovations and Inventions research fair on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

UA Valley Fever Center, ADHS, Tucson’s Pueblo High Host Youth Awareness Poster Contest
October 5, 2018

The Arizona Department of Health Services has partnered with the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence and Tucson’s Pueblo Magnet High School to run an awareness poster contest regarding this fungal disease. The statewide contest started Oct. 1 and will end in the middle of Valley Fever Awareness Week, which this year runs from Nov. 10 to Nov. 18. Winners will be announced and prizes sent out soon after the competition ends on Nov. 14...

Healthy Dose Blog Takes Aim at Valley Fever for Fungal Disease Awareness Week
October 4, 2018

In desert soils of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah a disease lives right under foot, and researchers at University of Arizona are trying to find ways to fight it! This UA Health Sciences blogpost by Drs. Valerie Schaibley and Ken Ramos, of the UAHS Center for Applied Genetics & Genomic Medicine, focuses on Valley fever—a fungal respiratory illness whose effects can be mild in some and crippling—even deadly—in others. Why? That’s what researchers like Dr. John Galgiani and others are working to learn…

UA College of Pharmacy Establishes Arizona Center For Drug Discovery
October 4, 2018
The Center will focus on bridging faculty experts with partners in the pharmacy industry, creating a pipeline for advancing drug discovery and development.

8.0-CME 'Tucson Conference' Date Changed to Feb. 2 at Tucson Marriott University Park
October 3, 2018

An 8.0 CME event, “The Tucson Conference,” will be hosted by Banner – University Medicine and Tucson Medical Center (instead of Oct. 20) will now take place Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Tucson Marriott University Park, 880 E. Second St. Lead organizer for the event is DOM Chair Dr. Monica Kraft and DOM faculty instructors and panelists include Drs. Edwin Aquino, Tara Carr, Steve Knoper, Merri Pendergrass and Nancy Sweitzer. See agenda topics and register today…