News Archive: 2018

Facebook Status: Sick. How People Use the Internet to Cope with Illness
October 3, 2018

In a new book—"Coping with Illness Digitally" (MIT Press), UA communication professor Stephen Rains explores how people diagnosed with serious illnesses turn to social media, online health forums and other digital resources for help coping….

UA Division of Cardiology, Sarver Heart Center, Banner – UMC Welcome Three New Faculty Members
October 2, 2018

Three new cardiologists began work recently at the University of Arizona Division of Cardiology, UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medicine in Tucson, Drs. Nader Makki, Tushar Acharya and Olivia Hung. "With these cardiologists, we continue rapid growth in cardiovascular medicine at the UA and Banner – UMC Tucson and enhance our ability to provide highly personalized care to patients,” said Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer, cardiology chief and center director…

John Ehiri, PhD, to Lead Data Tracking and Evaluation Core for NIH All of Us Research Program at UA-Banner
October 2, 2018

John Ehiri, PhD, MPH, MSc, professor of public health and chair of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, brings extensive global health experience in program evaluation of previous and ongoing funded projects.

Banner – University Medicine Welcomes PCPs, Specialists to Green Valley
October 1, 2018

Several primary care providers and physician subspecialists are now available to see patients at the Banner - University Medicine physician offices at 1141 S. La Canada Drive in Green Valley. They include Drs. Jeff Maudlin, Kapil Lotun, Ranjith Shetty, Craig Weinkauf, David Tzou, Allison Rottman, Vlad Sauciuc as well as Hannah Tiu and Gerald Wolff...

Banner – UMC Tucson Hospitalist Honored for Work on Timely Patient Discharge
September 27, 2018

Dr. Ryan McGrath, a hospitalist for Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and clinical assistant professor in the University of Arizona Division of Inpatient Medicine, was recognized at the Banner Combined Leadership Meeting on Sept. 20 for his work to improve timely patient discharges at the hospital. A key component to reach the facility’s goal is that physicians complete discharge orders by 10 a.m. for those patients being discharged on a given day…

Congratulations to CB2’s Terry Smith for Wildcat Family Spirit Award
September 26, 2018

Kudos to Terry Smith, REDCap program manager for the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics (CB2), for receiving a Wildcat Family Spirit Award for his outstanding work, dedication, and commitment to making REDCap, which supports clinical surveys and databases projects and initiatives, a huge success for university researchers and collaborators…

The Future of Health Care — Insurance, Access to Care, Prescription Benefits — to be Discussed by UA Health-Care Policy Expert, Oct. 3
September 26, 2018

Critical issues facing the U.S. health-care system and the potential impact of the mid-term elections will be discussed by Daniel Derksen, MD, a nationally noted health-care policy expert and associate vice president for health equity, outreach and interprofessional activities at the University of Arizona Sciences. The free lecture will include time for questions and answers.

Banner – University Medicine in Tucson Welcomes New CEO
September 26, 2018

Loyola UMC President Chad Whelan, MD, Starts Today

Celebrating September as Women in Medicine Month
September 25, 2018

As the AMA recognizes September as “Women in Medicine Month,” so too are University of Arizona Health Sciences colleges, departments, divisions and centers and institutes. We’re proud of all the UA Department of Medicine’s many female physicians and their contributions to academic, research and clinical progress. Kudos to you all!

UA Colleges of Law and Pharmacy, Critical Path Institute, Launch Graduate Certificate Program in Regulatory Science
September 25, 2018
Designed for graduate students and working professionals, the certificate program provides specialized training in navigating the path from research to bringing medical products to market.

UA Immunobiology Chief Awarded $1.5M Grant to Study Threat of Chikungunya to Elderly
September 24, 2018
Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will study why the elderly suffer disproportionately from the emerging mosquito-borne virus.

A Dozen New Hospitalists Start at UA Division of Inpatient Medicine, Banner – UMC
September 21, 2018

Eleven hospitalist physicians have started in the University of Arizona Division of Inpatient Medicine since July 1, with another set to start on Oct. 1. They come with a wide range of experiences and clinical and research interests, says Division Chief Dr. Tejo Vemulapalli. Be sure to welcome Drs. Alvaro Altamirano, Tarun Bathini, David Brual, Soham Davé, Roshanak Habibi, Robert Koch, Shilpa Pedapati, Nanda Pullela, Sorabh Sharma, Annie Shergill and Kamaldeep Singh…

Scleroderma and Vasculitis Specialist Dr. Alicia Rodriguez-Pla Joins UA Rheumatology Faculty
September 20, 2018
Also a University of Arizona Arthritis Center member, she trained at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Johns Hopkins University and Boston University and conducted research on lupus at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research in Dallas.

UA Medical Students Create Life-Saving CPR Training Videos in Spanish
September 19, 2018

Work by medical students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, with the Department of Emergency Medicine and Sarver Heart Center, to increase use of chest-compression-only CPR among Hispanics in Arizona just got a new tool. Thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), the student-led Resuscitation Education and CPR Training (REACT) Group, completed two videos in Spanish. Take a look…

Clara Curiel, MD, Wins Recognition as 2018 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year
September 19, 2018
The bioscience industry organization named Dr. Curiel this year’s top researcher for her pioneering work in skin cancer prevention, screening, treatment and community outreach.

UA Trains Next Generation of Cancer Prevention Researchers
September 18, 2018
The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $1.25 million federal grant to train a new generation of students from underserved communities in cancer prevention and control research.

UA Cancer Center News: Post-Radiation Dry Mouth, ‘Evil’ Proteins, Hopi Tribe Alliance, Lymphoma Event
September 17, 2018

These are just a few of the headlines in the just-released September issue of the University of Arizona Cancer Center Newsletter. Welcomes also to Drs. Juan Chipollini and Leslie Farland and new UACC Communications and Public Affairs Director Megan Guthrie. Shared Resource Highlight: Tissue Acquisition and Cellular/Molecular Analysis. Read all about it…

Breast Team Asks, ‘Are You at High Risk for Breast Cancer?’ at Free Educational Presentation, Sept. 29
September 17, 2018
The UA Cancer Center’s Breast Team will educate the public about their risk for breast cancer in a presentation featuring talks about genetics, prevention and more.

UA Study: Sleep Apnea, Congenital Heart Disease May be Deadly Mix for Hospitalized Infants
September 17, 2018
Infants with congenital heart disease and central sleep apnea are four times more likely to die in the hospital, researchers find.

UA Dermatology Celebrates Five-Year Streak of 100% Board Passage Rate
September 14, 2018

Congratulations to the University of Arizona Division of Dermatology team after news its latest four graduates from the Advanced Dermatology Residency Program— Drs. Jessin Blossom, Joseph Chao, Colleen Cotton and Jennifer Sawaya—sailed through their American Board of Dermatology exams. That’s five straight years of perfect scores. (Dr. Cotton is featured in a Dermatology News article, too!)…