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…

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Relaunches Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway Program
May 21, 2019
The P-MAP program, which allows highly qualified underrepresented students to automatically be accepted into the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has been revised and relaunched to better suit the needs of incoming medical students.

Eleven Department of Medicine Faculty Approved for Promotion and Tenure Advancement
May 20, 2019

Cheers to the 11 University of Arizona Department of Medicine faculty members whose promotions and tenure advancements were approved by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and UA Office of the Provost. Four are from the Pulmonary Division, two from Dermatology, and one each from Geriatrics; Genetics, Genomics & Precision Medicine; Hematology & Oncology; Integrative Medicine, and Nephrology. They include: Drs. Pavani Chalasani, Ann Marie Chiasson, James Knepler, Lavanya Kodali, Xingnan Li, Joshua Malo, Laura Meinke, Afshin Sam, Robert Segal, James Sligh and Monica Vandivort…

International Collaboration Aims to Predict Life-Threatening Reaction to Heparin Treatment
May 20, 2019
No tests currently are available to evaluate risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, an adverse reaction to the drug that can result in catastrophic, life-threatening complications in patients with cardiovascular disease.

GME Scholarly Day Showcases Research Prowess of South Campus Students, Residents, Fellows
May 17, 2019

Three South Campus internal medicine residents were among those recognized at the Jeanne Deinert GME Scholarly Day at Banner – University Medical Center South on May 14. Two were poster contest winners, Drs. Wina Yousman and Gianna O’Hara, and Dr. Sarah Tariq was chosen to be an oral presenter. Division of Infectious Diseases associate professor Dr. Lori Fantry also was a co-author on the winning Medical Student Poster on PrEP and needle exchange programs in HIV prevention. See all the winners and fellows, faculty who assisted them…

Dozen DOM Docs Recognized at College of Medicine Faculty Meeting
May 16, 2019

At the recent College of Medicine – Tucson General Faculty Meeting, hosted May 8 in the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Kiewit Auditorium, 10 new faculty members and two more, Drs. Emad Elquza and Sairam Parthasarathy, who’ve excelled as mentors were recognized from the Department of Medicine. New faculty recognized include: Drs. John Carmichael, Ann Marie Canelas, Julia Jernberg, Babu Mohan, Soheila Nuri, Chad Whelan, Oleh Haluszka, Ritika Ohri, Sara Centouri and Kosuke Kato…

40th Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions Recognize Contributions of Dr. Frank Marcus to Understanding ARVC/D
May 15, 2019

Dr. Frank Marcus, professor emeritus of medicine and a past chief in the Division of Cardiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, and a research scientist with the UA Sarver Heart Center, was honored as an invited speaker at the recent Heart Rhythm Society 2019 meeting in San Francisco. The society held a special session May 10 to recognize his research on right ventricular dysplasia, a rare type of cardiomyopathy that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest or heart failure…

Cardiology Chief Among ‘Remarkable’ Women Celebrated on Mother’s Day Weekend
May 14, 2019

Congratulations to the University of Arizona’s Dr. Nancy Sweitzer, one of five women spotlighted as “Remarkable Moms,” May 11, the day before Mother’s Day at the “Remarkable Celebration Prom Night” to benefit Tu Nidito, a local non-profit agency that supports children and families impacted by serious medical conditions and death. In Dr. Sweitzer’s case it was her husband’s death just before she joined the UA faculty as cardiology division chief and director of the UA Sarver Heart Center. See the video, read the Arizona Daily Star story…

Colorado Helping Speed up the Future of Health with New Research Program at NCMC
May 14, 2019

Northern Colorado residents are the first in the state to have the opportunity to enroll on-site and become participants in the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program.

Novel Study Discovers ‘Metabolic Fingerprint’ to Help Treat, Diagnose and Prevent Cervical Cancer
May 14, 2019

UA Researchers identified ‘metabolic signatures’ to distinguish HPV, pre-cancerous cervical conditions and cancer.

UA’s Mobile Health Program Expands Services
May 14, 2019
The UA Mobile Health Program has expanded its primary-care services in partnership with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), Youth on Their Own (YOTO) and Primavera Foundation’s Casa Paloma. The mobile clinic provides full-service primary care to low-income residents in medically underserved communities throughout Pima County.

New EMS Bachelor’s Degree Program Starts This Fall at UA College of Medicine – Tucson
May 14, 2019

One of a few programs in the nation administered through a clinical department, the UA Bachelor of Science major and minor in EMS is designed to enhance emergency medical professionals’ leadership and clinical skills, preparing them for a future in prehospital medicine.

UA Sleep Medicine Physician Wins $100K Award from AASM Foundation to Study Apnea and Heart Health
May 13, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Salma Patel, an assistant professor and sleep medicine specialist in the University of Arizona Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, who is one of three winners of Career Development Awards from the AASM Foundation, an affiliate of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Her project will study the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and death, using EKG data in the Sleep Heart Health Study…

Using Big Data to Prevent Cardiac Arrhythmias
May 13, 2019
Researchers at the University of Arizona and Banner Health will create alerts to identify patients at risk for developing heart rhythm disorders and sudden cardiac death, thanks to a $766,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft to be Honored at Women’s Forum During ATS 2019
May 13, 2019

The American Thoracic Society will honor Monica Kraft, MD, chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, with its Elizabeth A. Rich Award at the Women’s Forum during the ATS 2019 International Conference in May. The award recognizes Dr. Kraft as a female role model and mentor and for her contributions to lung disease research.

‘Class of 2019’ Video, Photos Provide Up Close, Personal Viewpoint on College of Medicine – Tucson Convocation
May 10, 2019

Congratulations to the more than 100 University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students in the Class of 2019 that celebrated their graduation at the convocation ceremony hosted May 9 at the UA Centennial Hall. See a video and mini-photo gallery (courtesy of Drs. Indu Partha and Kevin Reilly) of the event that showcases participating DOM faculty…

Sold Out Bear Down Luncheon Contributes Nearly $2M to UA Arthritis Center Research
May 9, 2019

The Bear Down Luncheon, an annual fundraiser hosted by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center in partnership with UA Athletics, is so popular it was sold out weeks before this year’s event May 8 at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Tucson. Football coach Kevin Sumlin and AD Dave Heeke were keynote speakers. Center Director and UA Rheumatology Chief Dr. Kent Kwoh said the partnership has raised nearly $2 million for arthritis research since 1983. See the video…

Triple Chemotherapy Regimen for Biliary Cancer Patients Focus of UA-Led Study Published in JAMA Oncology
May 9, 2019

Kudos to Dr. Rachna Shroff, section chief of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and an associate professor of the UA Division of Hematology and Oncology in the UA Department of Medicine, for her first author position on an paper posted to JAMA Oncology on April 18. The Phase II clinical trial reported on in the study tested triplet chemotherapy for the first time in biliary cancer patients…

Botanical Garden an Excellent Site for Blooming of COM-T ‘Faculty Appreciation’
May 8, 2019

Several University of Arizona Department of Medicine faculty participated in a Faculty Appreciation event at the Tucson Botanical Garden hosted Saturday, April 28, by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medicine. They included: Drs. Laura Meinke, Kevin Moynahan, Peter Ott, Salma and Imran Patel, William Roeske, Esther Sternberg and Ernest Vina. See the photo gallery…

Memorial Services for Former Endocrinology Chief, Dr. Craig Stump, Set for May 8 in Oro Valley
May 7, 2019

University of Arizona Endocrinologist Dr. Craig S. Stump died on May 4 after a brief, but serious illness. Memorial services for the former chief of the UA Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (from 2006 to 2016) will be at St. Mark Catholic Church, 2727 W. Tangerine Road, Oro Valley, at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 8. Read about his life and see comments from colleagues and people he mentored as fellowship program director…