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Dr. Donata Vercelli Awarded UA Koffler Prize
May 2, 2019

For her excellence and distinction in research, Donata Vercelli, MD, has been awarded the University of Arizona Koffler Prize for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.


2019 UA Arthritis Center Bear Down Luncheon Teams Up With UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, May 8
May 1, 2019

Kevin Sumlin and Dave Heeke will be the guest speakers at the event that benefits research to identify the causes and improve the diagnosis and treatment of the more than 100 forms of arthritis.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson CME Office Receives ‘Reaccreditation with Commendation’
May 1, 2019

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has granted the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) reaccreditation with commendation—the highest status awarded by ACCME.


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Thirty-three Students, Physicians Recognized at 2019 DOM Awards Assembly
April 30, 2019

Congratulations to all the winners at the 2019 University of Arizona Department of Medicine Awards Assembly, hosted at the Arizona Inn on Tuesday, April 30. In all, 36 awards were presented. Double award winners this year included medical students Zoey Harris and Amir Abidov and Dr. Tirdad Zangeneh. Among repeat winners from last year were: Drs. Nathan Coffman, Elly Varma, Daniel Orta (who won the inaugural Lois Estok, MD, Award for Outstanding Resident in General Internal Medicine), Norman Beatty, Meenakshi Dagar, Eugene Trowers and Joseph Alpert…


UA Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Gains Accreditation
April 30, 2019
New graduate program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will begin in fall Semester 2019. Genetic counseling one of nation’s fastest-growing careers.

First Surgeries Today in Banner – UMC’s New ORs in Tower 1
April 29, 2019
Blessings, ribbon-cutting and a robotic partial nephrectomy.

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‘Cookin’ Docs’ Video Series Launched by GI Division for Patient Dietary Needs
April 26, 2019

GI Chief Dr. Juanita Merchant, Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee, DOM Administrator Todd Boltz, GI admin Katherine Sepulveda and Karen Rico, a med student in Dr. Merchant’s lab, star in the inaugural video, demonstrating how to make ratatouille—a gluten-free recipe perfect for celiac disease patients. More “Cookin’ Docs” videos are in the works spotlighting dietary suggestions for other digestive disorders. See the video, get the recipe and volunteer for the next culinary shoot…


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Tucson Campus Internal Medicine Residents Shine at Research AHD – Oral Vignettes Next
April 25, 2019

Congratulations to winners at the 2019 Research Academic Half Day poster contest for the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program at Tucson Campus: Drs. Phan Saligrama, Kevin Breen, Darien Reed, Nicole Smith and Hyun Soo “Kevin” Jang. They’ll offer oral vignettes on their projects at Medicine Grand Rounds, May 15, 12-1 p.m., Room 5403. Thanks to all who participated, including faculty: Drs. Khadijah Breathett, Elizabeth Connick, Lori Fantry, J.P. Ferreira, Steve Goldman, Julia Indik, James Knepler, Laura Meinke, Dalia Mikhael, Serena Scott, Amy Sussman and Jil Tardiff…


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Full House Hears UA Great Debate, ‘Prevention vs. Intervention,’ at Centennial Hall
April 24, 2019

A full house turned out April 23 for the #UAGreatDebate at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall to hear cardiothoracic surgeon and interim dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Dr. Irving Kron face off against Dr. Andrew Weil, founder of the UA Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine recently renamed in his honor after a gift of $15 million. GI Chief Dr. Juanita Merchant and Cardiology Chief Dr. Nancy Sweitzer weigh in also as panel members during the Q&A portion of the evening...


Banner Opens Three New Primary Care Offices this Spring
April 24, 2019
In Marana, Foothills and Vail

‘Happiness: A Scientific Look at How to Create Balance and Purpose in Life,’ UA Arthritis Center Lecture, May 1
April 23, 2019

Free and open to the public, the lecture by UA College of Science’s Bob Logan will focus on eight scientifically proven techniques to bring happiness to one’s life.


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Join Colleagues for ‘MedCat’ and ‘Star Wars’ Night at Hi-Corbett Field for Arizona Baseball, May 4
April 22, 2019

Join students, faculty and alums of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson for a night at the ballpark with Arizona Baseball. The Wildcats will be taking on the Oregon Ducks and the first pitch is at 6 p.m. Tickets are discounted from $10 to $4 – but you’ll need the promo code – for general admission. By the way, it’s also Star Wars Night, so feel free to come as your favorite character from one of the movies, bring your light sabers and may the force be with us!


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New Banner – UMC Tucson Hospital Tower Opens Today
April 22, 2019

Note new hospital address, 1625 N. Campbell Ave., and main entrance off of Elm Street and Campbell. Access to the new tower without exiting outside is available off of the second and fourth floors of the Diamond Children’s tower. Old vertical badges won’t work in new tower, so stop by security for a new one. See maps to assist you and refer to team leaders and incident command for any questions or quick remedies that may be needed…


Neurobiology and Chemistry of Pain and Addiction Symposium, April 24
April 22, 2019
World-renowned neurobiologists and leaders in chemistry will discuss the brain circuits underlying acute and chronic pain, reward, motivation and addiction, and the development of chemical probes as potential novel therapies. The symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Department of Pharmacology and Interim Dean Irving Kron, MD.

Dr. Marvin Slepian Receives Much-Deserved Appointment as Regents' Professor
April 19, 2019

In a message from the UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Michael Dake, it was announced that cardiologist Dr. Slepian, professor of medicine and medical imaging, was appointed a Regents' Professor April 11 by the Arizona Board of Regents. These prestigious appointments are limited to no more than 3 percent of the university’s tenured and tenure-track faculty members and only four other UA professors received this title for 2019.


UA Public Health Graduate Students Receive Prestigious Cancer Research Fellowship
April 19, 2019
Three graduate students from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health have received the 2019 Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations Fellowship.

UA Health Sciences Colleges Celebrate 2019 Convocations
April 18, 2019
Beginning Monday, May 6, through Saturday, May 11, the University of Arizona Health Sciences Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix, Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will hold convocations; inspirational graduates are available for interviews.

Are You an Artist? Share Your Creativity on the Medicine Art Wall!
April 17, 2019

Post your art here! If you’ve got a creative bent you just can’t shake, here’s an opportunity to share your art. Please contact Karena Nespoli if you’re interested in displaying your art on the Medicine Art Wall outside the University of Arizona Department of Medicine Office of the Chair on the Sixth Floor in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. There’s room for two artists’ works…


UA Health Sciences Colleges Convocations 2019: Meet Some of the Graduates
April 17, 2019
Following are a few of the inspirational graduates of the UA Health Sciences colleges.

UA Health Sciences Colleges 2019 Convocations
April 17, 2019
Details about the ceremonies.

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