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Colorectal cancer screenings topic for 2nd TMC Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
April 12, 2024

UArizona gastroenterologist and director of the Cancer Center’s High-Risk Clinic for Gastrointestinal Cancers, Dr. Josh Melson draws a lively audience for April 5 presentation. See mini-photo gallery.


Docs in the Kitchen to focus May 4 on ‘Fiber-Rich Foods for a Healthy Lifestyle’
April 5, 2024

The gastro-dietary educational event hosted by the UArizona GI Division at Hacienda at the River to look at high-fiber, anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet as complementary to cancer prevention. See the menu and sign up to savor the meal.


DOM physicians make up third of Banner’s ‘Top Doctors’ in Tucson
April 4, 2024

Twenty-four UArizona Department of Medicine faculty or affiliated physicians were counted among best physicians in the Old Pueblo, according to Castle Connolly’s annual list for 2024. See who they are.


Banner Health offers free event for advance directives April 11
April 4, 2024

Free event at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 2626 E. River Road, 10:30 a.m. to noon, to help attendees better communicate their wishes for medical treatment and more.


DOM faculty enlisted for April 10 IM Specialty Speed Dating Event
April 3, 2024

A dozen faculty members will help give medical students from the UArizona Internal Medicine Student Association insights into residency and fellowship training and further career options.


DOM faculty share expertise as TMC Internal Medicine Grand Rounds presenters
April 1, 2024

With its first lecture on Valley fever complete and a second, Friday, April 5, on colorectal cancer, Tucson Medical Center attendings, residents and medical students are eager to hear high-level CME content from DOM faculty. It’s a win-win for all parties.


Applicants sought for lung and sleep health scientist training program
March 29, 2024

A five-year federal grant renewal to diversify the biomedical research workforce focused on lung health and sleep disorders will expand to address pandemics and disparities in respiratory infections.


Medical student receives COM-T’s first four-year, full-tuition scholarship
March 25, 2024

Inspired by her mother’s battle with breast cancer, Rocio Gastelum-Castillo, a first-year medical student who grew up in Nogales, Mexico, aspires to give hope to future patients and help them stay healthy.


Translational Medicine Symposium refocuses research on practical remedies
March 22, 2024

Led by host Dr. Jennifer Carew, the inaugural conference, March 22 in the HSIB Forum, occurs at time of renewed interest in translating basic science from laboratory investigations to practical diagnostics, therapies, procedures and policies to improve health care in clinical settings for all. 


COM-T, Banner to celebrate National Doctors’ Day on March 28
March 21, 2024

As the annual observance falls on a Saturday in 2024, Banner – University Medicine Tucson and the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson will host a special luncheon at three locations here at 11:30 a.m., March 28.


Showers of joy for 2024 Match Day as future physicians learn where they’ll train
March 19, 2024

The Department found out who its 42 incoming interns for the Internal Medicine Residency Program will be and 108 College of Medicine – Tucson graduating medical students discovered where they’ll train as resident physicians, including Drs. Sai Parthasarathy and Indu Partha’s daughter. See the list and a mini-photo gallery.


C. Kent Kwoh named American College of Rheumatology Master
March 14, 2024

Presented with the Association of Rheumatology Professionals, the ACR/ARP Master Award is one of the highest honors the college bestows. It serves as a career achievement milestone for accomplished rheumatologists like Dr. Kwoh, who's been UArizona Arthritis Center director and Division of Rheumatology chief since 2013.


Dr. Marvin Slepian among 16 appointed to new University Advisory Council
March 13, 2024

The cardiologist and Sarver Heart Center member joins six faculty members on the council and is one of two Department of Medicine members on the UArizona Faculty Senate.


Dermatologist Zoe Draelos named 2024 Alumni of the Year for COM-T, College of Engineering
March 12, 2024

Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos, considered one of the most influential women in cosmetic science, was a member of the Class of 1983 and did her internship and residency training in dermatology at the College of Medicine – Tucson as well. She earned her UArizona engineering degree in 1979.


Next generation of physicians to gather for Match Day
March 11, 2024

A total of 111 medical students from the College of Medicine – Tucson will learn where they will pursue the next phase of their medical training this Friday, March 15, in a ceremony hosted at the Old Main Building.


MedCat makes colonoscopy a little less scary
March 11, 2024

A Class of 2003 alum, gastroenterologist Deepa Shah, MD, is creating a comfortable setting for women to receive colonoscopies — a lifesaving but often stigmatized medical procedure.


Cancer Center recognizes members making history now for Women's History Month
March 8, 2024

A UArizona Cancer Center collage of women's faces spotlights the many talented, dedicated and accomplished female faculty contributions advancing research and patient care today to prevent and treat cancer — 14 out of 78 are from the Department of Medicine. See who they are.


COM-T researchers get $2.65M for better Type 1 diabetes management device
March 7, 2024

A Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation grant will fund clinical trials for an implantable device that could eliminate the need for glucose testing and insulin injections in the management of Type 1 diabetes.


Banner begins offering groundbreaking atrial fibrillation device in Tucson
March 4, 2024

Innovative technology offers new treatment option for patients with potentially life-threatening arrhythmias, with the first procedure in Tucson completed March 4 by Dr. Mathew Hutchinson, cardiac electrophysiology program director and Sarver Heart Center member.


DOM wins 11 awards at 2024 College of Medicine – Tucson Faculty Awards
February 28, 2024

Eight Department of Medicine faculty split 10 awards and received additional recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by the Internal Medicine Clerkship Program at the 2024 Faculty Awards Ceremony. Scroll down for a mini-photo gallery, too.


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