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Newly Redesigned Website Top Headline for UA Cancer Center Newsletter
March 29, 2019

The March 2019 edition of the University of Arizona Cancer Center Newsletter posted today with a plethora of information for physicians, investigators and staff in the UA Division of Hematology and Oncology and beyond. The top story is on the center’s newly redesigned website. Other features cover expanded treatment options for GI cancer patients and combination immunotherapy option to boost cancer immune response, featuring Drs. Andrew Kraft, Rachna Shroff and Jue Wang…


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents: ‘Arthritis and Heart Disease: Is inflammation the common culprit?,’ April 18 in Green Valley
March 29, 2019
The free 2019 Green Valley Lecture Series concludes with a focus on arthritis and heart disease.

Eight DOM Faculty to Serve at College of Medicine Clinical Trials Workshop, April 13
March 28, 2019

A number of University of Arizona Department of Medicine faculty are lined up as presenters and panelists at a Clinical Trials Development Workshop, Saturday, April 13, sponsored by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported by the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission: Drs. Hani Babiker, Julie Bauman, Khadijah Breathett, Pavani Chalasani, Kwan Lee, Jarrod Mosier, Sairam Parthasarathy and Rachna Shroff. See the program and register today as spots are limited to 60…


National Doctors’ Day 2019 Luncheons Set for March 29 across Tucson
March 27, 2019

Physicians practicing with Banner – University Medical Group, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, Banner – UMC South and the University of Arizona Cancer Center are invited to an honorary luncheon Friday, March 29, in recognition of National Doctors’ Day 2019...


Banner – University Medical Centers among 56 Recently Rated for CMS ‘Star’ Quality
March 27, 2019

A March 2019 Arizona Republic article looked at an evaluation of 56 hospitals in the state that were part of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS, or Medicare) “Star” quality ratings recently released, among them Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – UMC South. See how they compare with others in the state…


UA, Banner – University Medicine Recognized as ‘Scleroderma Research and Treatment Center’ in Tucson
March 27, 2019
UA pulmonologists and rheumatologists say the designation will increase patient referrals, improve access to clinical trials and research funding for this autoimmune rheumatic disorder that affects, by some estimates, as many as 300,000 Americans. This is only the second such center in Arizona.

Dr. Chip Brosius Named Interim Chief of UA Division of Nephrology
March 26, 2019

Dr. Frank C. "Chip" Brosius, III, former division chief for nephrology at the University of Michigan, will assume the same leadership position recently vacated by Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, who served from 2015-19—leaving this spring to become a professor of medicine and the co-director of the UNC Kidney Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill…


New Patient Tower Opens at Banner – UMC Tucson
March 26, 2019

Nine-story hospital tower opens to patients April 22; community preview April 7


UAHS Career Development Awards to 4 Junior Faculty Foster Clinical, Translational Research
March 26, 2019
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Career Development Awards program seeks to nurture the development of new clinical trials and biomedical and behavioral interventions to treat disease and the number of health scientists for our state and nation. This year the awards will fund sleep-, cancer- and cardiovascular disease-related research by four promising young investigators.

Dr. Sai Parthasarathy Named Chief of UA Pulmonary Division
March 25, 2019

Formerly acting in an interim role, Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy, professor of medicine and director of the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences and Banner – University Medicine Center for Sleep Disorders, has been appointed chief of the Division of Pulmonary Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, also known as PACCS…


Dr. Louise Hecker Among Winners to be Recognized at 6th Annual I² Awards & Expo, April 1
March 25, 2019

Pulmonary disease research investigator Dr. Louise Hecker has been named an award winner in the 2019 I-Squared (I²) Awards & Expo on Monday, April 1, 4:30-7 p.m., at the University of Arizona Steve Eller Dance Theatre, 737 E. University Blvd. Come cheer her on as she accepts the honor and see what other innovations from the UA and UA Department of Medicine are showcased...


Banner – University Medicine CEO Q&A Highlights DOM Spring Faculty Meeting
March 22, 2019

A full plate. That’s what the evening offered March 19 for the Quarterly Faculty Meeting of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, with new CEO of Banner – University Medicine Dr. Chad Whelan as well as updates on cultivating relationships with potential donors, P&T application changes, the clinical mission and “the overlap” all on the agenda. See the video, photos, P&T guidance documents and announcements summary…


Sleep an Important Factor in Men’s Health, UA Expert Says in National Blog
March 21, 2019

A blogpost written recently by University of Arizona sleep medicine expert Dr. Sai Parthasarathy takes a hard look at how men can “Experience the Much-Needed Benefits of Sleep” for better health. It appears under the “Cardio” heading of at the website Talking About Men’s Health™, a top-10 blog site for men’s health. He notes “people who don’t get regular deep sleep are at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes” and other health issues…


‘Escape from Inflammation Nation: Conquering the Inflammation Epidemic on the Path to Health and Resilience, ’ UA Arthritis Center Lecture, April 3
March 20, 2019
Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Floyd “Ski” Chilton will discuss the revolutionary approaches he has developed to prevent, treat and reverse the effects of inflammation as well as to address unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.

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.


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…


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