News Archive: 2023

Reluctant doctor finds her passion helping women, children
September 21, 2023

Dr. Purnima Madhivanan’s mother made her study medicine, but the public health and infectious diseases associate professor’s drive to help the underserved led to a career in health research, teaching and clinical support.

Aegis Consortium funds research aimed at reducing the threat of future pandemics
September 13, 2023

The Aegis Consortium awarded seed funding to eight projects, including one led by Integrative Medicine’s Dr. Esther Sternberg, that align with the UArizona Health Sciences center’s mission to create a pandemic-free future.

11 DOM physicians win Women in Medicine & Science Torchbearer Awards
September 11, 2023

Nearly a dozen women faculty in the Department of Medicine were chosen to be recognized with the inaugural WIMS Torchbearer Awards during Women in Medicine Month. Nine are from the Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.

Meet Members of the Class of 2013 Who Are ‘MedCats for Life’
September 11, 2023

An unusually high number of 2013 graduates remain as faculty at the College of Medicine – Tucson – including Dermatology’s Dr. Daniel Butler, where they find joy in helping to shape the next generation of physicians.

Docs in the Kitchen tackle low-salt diets at next culinary event, Sept. 30
August 29, 2023

Docs in the Kitchen say low-salt diets, such as those required by chronic kidney disease patients, don’t have to be bland. Join Gastroenterology Chief Dr. Juanita Merchant and nephrologist Dr. Amy Sussman for the next gastro-dietary event, Saturday, Sept. 30, at Hacienda at the River.

Bringing a new dermatology discipline to Tucson
August 25, 2023

Dermatology’s Dr. Daniel Butler helped define a new specialty in medicine — geriatric dermatology — and has returned to his hometown to launch a research program devoted to aging skin.

Sleep research center garners design award from engineering journal
August 24, 2023

National journal Engineering News Record has named the Center for Sleep, Circadian and Neuroscience Research winner of the Award of Merit as the Best Small Project in the Southwest for 2023. It and three other UArizona awards will be presented at a Phoenix luncheon in October.

Dr. John Galgiani to receive lifetime achievement award
August 18, 2023

John Galgiani, MD, director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence and a professor in the Department of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases, will receive the AZBio Pioneer Award, which recognizes his career accomplishments, Sept. 27 at a ceremony in Phoenix.

Photo Gallery: Dermatology open house unveils ‘Multispecialty Laser & Aesthetics Program’
August 11, 2023

Open house showcases new services available for those suffering from a variety of dermatological needs as well as training the next generation of physicians on the most advanced laser modalities that offer less pain and faster recovery.

Banner – University Medicine offers AI enhanced colonoscopy screenings
August 9, 2023

The GI Genius Intelligent Endoscopy Module improves colorectal cancer detection by nearly 50%, says Dr. Avin Aggarwal, Banner – UMC South Endoscopy Services medical director.

Research grant helps expand cancer prevention and control workforce
August 8, 2023

A $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will help University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers Drs. Jennifer Bea and Cynthia Thomson establish a training program geared to introduce students to prevention science careers.

Banner – UMC Tucson ranked tops in Southern Arizona again
August 3, 2023

After being displaced for two years as Tucson’s best hospital, Banner Health’s flagship hospital in Southern Arizona is once again No. 1 in the region and No. 2 in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.

Banner – UMC South earns Lown national honor roll status
July 28, 2023

Banner Health’s two University of Arizona-affiliated academic medical centers in Tucson earned No. 1 and No. 2 socially responsible ranking within the state.

Urgent Care data show Valley fever season has begun in Arizona
July 27, 2023

To increase chances of receiving proper care, people with pneumonia symptoms should ask to be tested for Valley fever, says Dr. John Galgiani, an infectious diseases professor and Valley Fever Center for Excellence director at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

Dermatology to host open house for new Multispecialty Laser and Aesthetics Program
July 24, 2023

An open house Tuesday, July 25, will showcase advanced technology and technical skills for trainees as well as translational research opportunities across the university. Service will be largest in state.

New co-leader selected for Cancer Biology Program
July 24, 2023

Dr. Koenraad Van Doorslaer is the new co-leader for the Cancer Biology Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, working alongside current co-leader, Dr. Nathan Ellis, and filling the role of outgoing co-leader, Dr. Cynthia Miranti.

Charles Hsu, MD, named UArizona Cancer Center medical director of clinical trials office
July 24, 2023

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson radiation oncology associate professor Dr. Charles Hsu is now medical director of the UArizona Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office, replacing Dr. Rachna Shroff, interim chief, Division of Hematology & Oncology.

New SSWIMS fellowship aims to elevate women in academic medicine
July 24, 2023

Tapping into nearly a quarter-century of history, the Women in Medicine and Science Program takes its biggest step yet in preparing women for leadership positions. Among DOM participants are Drs. Mindy Fain, Indu Partha, Salma Patel and Olivia Hung – the last two among the inaugural SSWIMS fellows.

Cardiac Cath Lab reopens as retooled, larger operation at South campus
July 13, 2023

Ribbon-cutting ceremony July 10 celebrates completion of renovations.

Drs. Jenn Plitt and Julia Cremer return to Tucson
July 12, 2023

Two new physicians in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine bring experience in geriatrics, palliative and emergency medicine to their UArizona posts.