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Brain’s self-cleaning machinery may be key to Alzheimer’s disease
October 19, 2023

Specialized cells take out the trash in the brain, finds UArizona researcher Dr. Fei Yin, of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science. When they break down, waste builds up, possibly setting the stage for Alzheimer’s disease.


Dr. Rachna Shroff selected to lead Hematology and Oncology Division
October 17, 2023

Having served as interim chief of the division at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and UArizona Cancer Center since early 2022, the specialist in pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers hits ground running to realize the division’s full potential.


Second Annual ‘Feast for Your Brain’ Event Brought Healthy Aging Education and Entertainment to Arizonans
October 4, 2023

Members of DanceSequences, an organization that promotes inclusion through movement and group dance, perform in the Health Sciences Innovation Building Forum during the second annual Feast for Your Brain community event whose sponsors included MindCrowd, the Precision Aging Network and UArizona.


Dr. John Galgiani receives AZBio Pioneer Award for Life Achievement
October 2, 2023

The infectious diseases professor and Valley Fever Center for Excellence director recognized for a nearly 50-year career fighting this fungal disease endemic to Arizona and Southwest. See mini-photo gallery from ceremony and day's events.


Dr. Rachna Shroff named ASCO Woman Disruptor of the Year
September 29, 2023

Dr. Rachna Shroff got a new moniker earlier this year as “Woman Disruptor of the Year” by the Healio website during the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting this summer.


Study to examine irritable bowel syndrome as long COVID symptom
September 28, 2023

UArizona researchers will use a $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study gastrointestinal symptoms as a condition of long COVID.


Future primary care doctors receive scholarships for medical school
September 28, 2023

Twenty-five medical College of Medicine – Tucson and Phoenix students are the newest recipients of scholarships through the University of Arizona Health Sciences Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program.


Three from DOM named to UArizona Cancer Center interim leadership team
September 27, 2023

Drs. Juanita Merchant, Rachna Shroff and Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski – all Department of Medicine division chiefs – were picked to lead Arizona’s only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the absence of former director Dr. Joann Sweasy.


Dr. Juanita Merchant named among 2023 cohort of UArizona Women of Impact
September 25, 2023

The University of Arizona Gastroenterology division chief and UArizona Cancer Center associate director of basic sciences joins 29 others honored by Office of Research, Innovation and Impact.


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.


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.


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.


Dr. David Alberts: A legacy of encouragement, innovation and scientific rigor
August 4, 2023

Dr. Alberts, who passed away July 29 at age 83, not only assisted in creating the Arizona Cancer Center in 1976, but also developed the center’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program into one of the top programs in the U.S.


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.


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