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UA Match Day Results: 49 DOM Incoming Residents, with 46 in Internal Medicine, 3 in Dermatology
March 18, 2019

Congrats to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s 95 graduating medical students who matched March 15 on Match Day 2019 into residency physician training programs—18 into internal medicine programs. From here and around the nation, 46 total matched into those programs at the UA Department of Medicine (36 at main campus, 10 at South Campus) and three more in dermatology. See how they are and where they come from—and a photo gallery, too!...


Future Physicians Celebrate Match Day
March 15, 2019

Forty percent of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2019 will remain in Arizona to practice medicine and pursue their residency training. More than one-third of the class will pursue primary care — a physician specialty that is critically low in Arizona and the nation.


UA’s Dr. Khadijah Breathett Selected as One of ‘40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health’
March 15, 2019
Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, a cardiologist at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center who is a passionate advocate for health equity and conducts research on bias in health care, was selected as one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” for 2019.

Family Caregiver Day at the Capitol, March 21, Offers Opportunity to Advocate for Elderly
March 14, 2019

At least two University of Arizona professors will be in attendance Thursday, March 21, 2019, for the Fourth Annual Caregiver Day at the Capitol in Phoenix. Sponsored by the Arizona Caregiver Coalition and AARP Arizona, the event will teach attendees to advocate for family caregivers and allow them to share their stories as caregivers. The UA’s Drs. Lisa O’Neill and Heather Carter will be among speakers…


Two New Internal Medicine Specialists Join Faculty as UA-Banner Clinician Educators
March 14, 2019

Drs. Malika Varma and Bulbul Cibei bring broad clinical experience in training internal medicine resident physicians and medical students to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South.


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Sarver Heart Center Winter Newsletter Packed Full of Notices for Cardiology Achievements
March 12, 2019

A woman diagnosed with a congenital heart condition at age 69 is the lead story in the latest edition of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Newsletter. Among other news items, several investigators have won NIH funding and the Clinical Research Program has grown to more than 70 active trials, 2018-19 Sarver Investigator Awards announced, and UA president presents Mary Anne Fay Women’s Heart Health Advocate of the Year Award to Dr. Nancy Sweitzer…


Dr. Christina Laukaitis with Mendel Medal presented to her in London on March 8, 2019.
Dr. Christina Laukaitis Lauded at International Mendel Day in London for Support of Genetics
March 12, 2019

Geneticist and associate professor with the Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine, Dr. Christina Laukaitis was recognized with the Mendel Medal by the Mendelianum at the Moravian Museum of Brno, Czech Republic, for her “contribution to the propagation of Gregor Mendel’s scientific legacy.” The 19th century friar is considered the father of modern genetics. The March 8 presentation in London’s Royal Institution celebrated Mendel Day, Women’s Day and the 100th anniversary of the British Genetics Society…


Integrative Medicine Pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil Commits $15M to Name UA Center for Integrative Medicine, Bringing Total Giving to $20M
March 12, 2019

UA Center for Integrative Medicine will be named for Dr. Andrew Weil, who has committed $15 million to the center, bringing his total giving to $20 million.


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Stroke Prevention and Atrial Fibrillation,’ March 21 in Green Valley
March 12, 2019

The free 2019 Green Valley Lecture Series continues with a focus on stroke prevention and atrial fibrillation.


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Two New Internal Medicine Specialists Join Faculty as UA-Banner Clinician Educators
March 11, 2019

Two new faculty members have joined the University of Arizona Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine and Banner – University Medicine in Tucson. Drs. Bulbul Cibei and Malvika Varma are new general internal medicine clinician educators in the division. They began their medical service in January and will work with residents and medical students at North Hills clinics, Banner – UMC Tucson and South hospitals...


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‘Digging Up a Diagnosis’ May Get Easier with Valley Fever Article, Awareness Campaign
March 8, 2019

Valley fever affects people, pets and livestock in Arizona and beyond, notes Tucson Lifestyle in an article that serves as a primer on the difficult-to-diagnose respiratory disease caused by fungal spores found in the Southwest's arid soils. It underscores efforts by UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence researchers to train community physicians statewide on new clinical practice protocols. Dr. John Galgiani also offers an update on activities to develop a vaccine and other research, a briefing for NIH, CDC and Congressional leaders, and the latest numbers to track the disease…


Implantable 'Tea Bag' in Development Releases Insulin for Children with Diabetes
March 8, 2019
A $1.2 million grant from the JDRF will support University of Arizona researchers as they continue to perfect and test an implantable "tea bag" that senses glucose levels and automatically releases insulin when needed.

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Deadline: Information Security Awareness Training Required by April 30
March 7, 2019

Daily, cyber hackers design more sophisticated phishing schemes to gain access to university systems, employee’s personal data, and resources. Ensuring the entire University of Arizona community is trained to spot such attacks and ensure information stays secure continues to be a high priority. In that effort, all UA employees, faculty, student workers and DCCs with UA NetIDs are required to complete online Information Security Awareness training by April 30, 2019. Read on for details…


Lecture: Dr. John P. Howe, III, Former President and CEO of Project HOPE to Speak at UA, March 19
March 7, 2019
Dr. Howe, the former president and CEO of Project HOPE, will discuss “Health Diplomacy: From Theory to Practice” and its relevance today, describing public health practice in Africa, Asia, South America and the United States March 19. The lecture is presented by the 2019 James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy, which is free and open to the public.

Soon-to-be-Doctors Learn their Future at Match Day Ceremony at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson
March 7, 2019

On Friday, March 15, more than 100 medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson simultaneously will open an envelope revealing where they will go for their residency training. Surrounded by friends and family, the emotion-filled ceremony is a rite of passage for soon-to-be doctors.


‘The Future of Bone and Cartilage Regeneration’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, March 13
March 6, 2019
Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. John Szivek and Dr. David S. Margolis will discuss the groundbreaking bone regeneration and cartilage research being conducted in their laboratory.

UA’s Dr. Marvin Slepian co-chairs International Forum on Virtual Reality and Health Care, March 7-8 at UA
March 6, 2019
The future of medicine in many ways already is here – and is being discussed and exhibited at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center.

UA receives $2 Million Matching Challenge from Zuckerman Family Foundation
March 4, 2019
Gift to support scholarships and programming in the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

UA Researcher Seeks to Prevent Heart Failure after a Heart Attack
March 4, 2019
American Heart Association funding will allow UA College of Medicine – Phoenix post-doctoral fellow to target fibroblasts.

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UA/Banner Lung, Rheumatology Teams Honored with ‘Scleroderma Research and Treatment Center’ Status
February 28, 2019

UA physicians won another kudo for care they provide at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South with the recent naming of hospital clinical and university research facilities as a “center of excellence” by the Scleroderma Foundation. This chronic connective tissue disease—an autoimmune rheumatic disorder that affects up to 300,000 people in the United States—results in hardening and tightening of skin and connective tissues. It also can affect body organs, including pulmonary fibrosis or scarring in the lungs…


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