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Dr. Parthasarathy Podcast Touts CPAP Devices to Cut Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients
June 21, 2019

Pulmonary Chief Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy, contributed a podcast this summer for Consultant360.com’s CardiologyConsultant website on on how clinicians can reduce rehospitalization rates among patients suffering from heart failure and sleep disordered breathing via use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices. It ties into an NIH grant subcontract he and Cardiology Chief Dr. Nancy Sweitzer won from Ohio State University…


Dr. Ida M. “Ki” Moore Named Dean of the UA College of Nursing
June 20, 2019

Dr. Ida M. “Ki” Moore brings impressive record of research funding, collaborative partnerships and professional development.


Many Heads Are Better Than One for UA BIO5 Institute’s ‘Wall of Fame’
June 19, 2019

A likeness for Dr. Monica Kraft, chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, is among the latest researchers to be added to the UA BIO5 Institute “Wall of Fame.” It’s one of multiple updates BIO5 has planned for the wall this summer. Currently, 17 DOM faculty members are pictured from nine divisions or business units. See who they are and check back in August for who’s been added…


UA Researcher Studying New Treatment to Prolong Survival in Advanced Biliary Tract Cancers
June 19, 2019
Dr. Rachna Shroff is seeking a “goldmine of information” in her quest to extend survival and improve quality of life for patients with cancers of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

KOLD News-13 ‘Business File,’ New Feature with Banner Docs on Healthy Living Updates – Starts with Skin Cancer
June 17, 2019

KOLD News-13 TV this summer started a “Business File” feature in cooperation with Banner – University Medicine that focuses on different health-care issues of note to the local community. The first interview is with UA dermatologist Dr. Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski on skin cancer issues in Southern Arizona…


FRONTERA, BLAISER Programs Offer Chance to Address Disparities in Underserved Communities
June 14, 2019

It’s summer in Tucson and a host of University of Arizona Health Sciences programs designed to foster diversity in the health professions run from June through August with a similar goal: to address related disparities for underserved communities. Among these are the BLAISER (Border Latino & American Indian Summer Exposure to Research) and the Focusing Research on the Border Area (FRONTERA) Summer Internship programs. See who all are participating as mentors and lecturers (with links to video)…


Banner – UMC Tucson Opening Featured on Cover of Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine
June 11, 2019

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson’s grand opening of its new nine-story hospital tower in April got prominent play on the cover and in the cover story, “Healthcare Trends,” for the May/June 2019 issue of Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine, also known as AZRE. The article focuses on modern conveniences expected by both staff and patients. Three other Banner construction projects are profiled in Phoenix, too…


UA Center on Aging Staff Op-Ed Takes Aim at Elder Abuse, Social Isolation of Older Adults
June 10, 2019

Drs. Linda Phillips and Lisa O’Neill, members of the Arizona Workforce Enhancement Program at the University of Arizona Center on Aging, recently co-wrote an editorial page article in the Arizona Daily Star on the importance of supporting programs like the Pima Council on Aging and Meals on Wheels and watching out for your older neighbors and relatives as a safeguard against elder abuse. The occasion was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15…


UA Center on Aging Paper Focuses on Health Information Disparities for Older Mexican-Americans
June 10, 2019

A new paper from the University of Arizona Center on Aging and Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, published by the Journal of Transcultural Nursing, looks at disparities in information available to older Mexican-Americans and their family caregivers that may affect their health-care use and end-of-life decisions. Dr. Linda Phillips, the center’s senior director of research and education, is a co-author…


UA Cancer Center Research Specialist Named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year
June 6, 2019

Forest Melton, a regulatory specialist with the Genitourinary (GU) Team and research member with the Therapeutic Development Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, won “Man of the Year” honors from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Arizona Chapter in June...


Janet Major Elected U.S. Distance Learning Association President
June 6, 2019

A vital contributor to the Arizona Telemedicine Program at the University of Arizona for more than 20 years, Major trains health-care professionals in the effective use of videoconferencing and also plans, develops and installs the teleconferencing and telemedicine equipment used at rural telemedicine sites.


Dr. Olivia Hung among Clinical Reasoning Course Faculty Facilitators
June 5, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Olivia Hung, a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the University of Arizona Division of Cardiology, UA Sarver Heart Center member and cardiology education director at South Campus, who was among 10 physicians chosen to participate in the Clinical Reasoning Course at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson as CRC faculty facilitators. See other facilitators named…


UA Physician to Study Sleep Apnea and Heart Health
June 5, 2019

Dr. Salma Patel will explore mortality related to obstructive sleep apnea in individuals suffering from cardiac arrhythmia, with a future focus on alternative therapies to continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, devices that help some people sleep better.


Joann Sweasy, PhD, Joins UA Cancer Center as Associate Director for Basic Sciences
June 5, 2019
Previously at Yale University, Dr. Sweasy brings expertise in basic sciences that will facilitate translational research.

Internal Medicine, Dermatology Chief Residents Named for 2019-20 and 2020-21
June 3, 2019

Ten residents will stay on an extra year over the next two years to serve as chief residents at the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Programs at University and South Campus, three more will serve as chief residents in the UA Advanced Dermatology Residency Program and seven current chiefs will head on to their next career endeavors. See who they are and where the others are going…


For Students Who Have Overcome Challenges, Pathway to Medical School Program Demonstrates Success
May 31, 2019

The first students to participate in the Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway (P-MAP) program — an intensive medical school prep program for those who have faced greater-than-average challenges — have graduated from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and become physicians


Stem Cell Study Determines Most Harmful Vape Liquids
May 27, 2019
Novel approach reveals vaping’s effect on endothelial cells and the most harmful flavors.

Two University Campus IM Residents Win for Recent Medicine Grand Rounds Presentations
May 23, 2019

Cheers to University of Arizona residents Drs. Kevin Breen and John Dicken, named winners of the Medicine Grand Rounds presentations for those recognized at Research Academic Half Day (AHD) and American College of Physicians (ACP) Clinical Vignettes research competitions. They presented on May 15 and May 8, respectively, Dr. Breen on regulation of a protein in brain cancer (i.e., astrocytoma to glioblastoma) and Dr. Dicken on heart arrhythmias (i.e., differences between wide complex tachycardia and V-tach)…


Skin Cancer, Chemoprevention Cover Story for UA Cancer Center Newsletter
May 22, 2019

Drs. James Sligh and Clara Curiel-Lewandrowksi, chief and vice chief of the University of Arizona Division of Dermatology and key members of the UA Skin Cancer Institute, made the cover of the latest edition of the Act Against Cancer newsletter from the UA Cancer Center, out in mid-May with the theme for this issue being chemoprevention. The article takes a hard look at skin cancer, sun safety and the research of Drs. Curiel and Sally Dickinson, an assistant professor of pharmacology. See all the articles here…


Two Awards Show UA Cardiologist Dr. Marvin Slepian to be ‘Man for All Seasons’
May 21, 2019

University of Arizona cardiologist, inventor and biomedical engineer Dr. Marvin Slepian has been rolling in kudos of late, with his most recent recognitions coming from the UA College of Engineering where he was named a da Vinci Fellow and his alma mater for his medical degree, the University of Cincinnati, which presented him May 20 with one of four Drake Medals…


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