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Dr. Ryan T. McGrath
Banner – UMC Tucson Hospitalist Honored for Work on Timely Patient Discharge
September 27, 2018

Dr. Ryan McGrath, a hospitalist for Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and clinical assistant professor in the University of Arizona Division of Inpatient Medicine, was recognized at the Banner Combined Leadership Meeting on Sept. 20 for his work to improve timely patient discharges at the hospital. A key component to reach the facility’s goal is that physicians complete discharge orders by 10 a.m. for those patients being discharged on a given day…


Terry Smith with UAHS Center for Biomedical Information & Biostatistics Director Dr. Yves Lussier
Congratulations to CB2’s Terry Smith for Wildcat Family Spirit Award
September 26, 2018

Kudos to Terry Smith, REDCap program manager for the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics (CB2), for receiving a Wildcat Family Spirit Award for his outstanding work, dedication, and commitment to making REDCap, which supports clinical surveys and databases projects and initiatives, a huge success for university researchers and collaborators…


The Future of Health Care — Insurance, Access to Care, Prescription Benefits — to be Discussed by UA Health-Care Policy Expert, Oct. 3
September 26, 2018

Critical issues facing the U.S. health-care system and the potential impact of the mid-term elections will be discussed by Daniel Derksen, MD, a nationally noted health-care policy expert and associate vice president for health equity, outreach and interprofessional activities at the University of Arizona Sciences. The free lecture will include time for questions and answers.


Banner – University Medicine in Tucson Welcomes New CEO
September 26, 2018

Loyola UMC President Chad Whelan, MD, Starts Today


Celebrating September as Women in Medicine Month
September 25, 2018

As the AMA recognizes September as “Women in Medicine Month,” so too are University of Arizona Health Sciences colleges, departments, divisions and centers and institutes. We’re proud of all the UA Department of Medicine’s many female physicians and their contributions to academic, research and clinical progress. Kudos to you all!


UA Colleges of Law and Pharmacy, Critical Path Institute, Launch Graduate Certificate Program in Regulatory Science
September 25, 2018
Designed for graduate students and working professionals, the certificate program provides specialized training in navigating the path from research to bringing medical products to market.

UA Immunobiology Chief Awarded $1.5M Grant to Study Threat of Chikungunya to Elderly
September 24, 2018
Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will study why the elderly suffer disproportionately from the emerging mosquito-borne virus.

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A Dozen New Hospitalists Start at UA Division of Inpatient Medicine, Banner – UMC
September 21, 2018

Eleven hospitalist physicians have started in the University of Arizona Division of Inpatient Medicine since July 1, with another set to start on Oct. 1. They come with a wide range of experiences and clinical and research interests, says Division Chief Dr. Tejo Vemulapalli. Be sure to welcome Drs. Alvaro Altamirano, Tarun Bathini, David Brual, Soham Davé, Roshanak Habibi, Robert Koch, Shilpa Pedapati, Nanda Pullela, Sorabh Sharma, Annie Shergill and Kamaldeep Singh…


Scleroderma and Vasculitis Specialist Dr. Alicia Rodriguez-Pla Joins UA Rheumatology Faculty
September 20, 2018
Also a University of Arizona Arthritis Center member, she trained at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Johns Hopkins University and Boston University and conducted research on lupus at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research in Dallas.

UA medical students in Spanish video to help train Hispanics on chest compression only CPR
UA Medical Students Create Life-Saving CPR Training Videos in Spanish
September 19, 2018

Work by medical students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, with the Department of Emergency Medicine and Sarver Heart Center, to increase use of chest-compression-only CPR among Hispanics in Arizona just got a new tool. Thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), the student-led Resuscitation Education and CPR Training (REACT) Group, completed two videos in Spanish. Take a look…


Clara Curiel, MD, Wins Recognition as 2018 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year
September 19, 2018
The bioscience industry organization named Dr. Curiel this year’s top researcher for her pioneering work in skin cancer prevention, screening, treatment and community outreach.

UA Trains Next Generation of Cancer Prevention Researchers
September 18, 2018
The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $1.25 million federal grant to train a new generation of students from underserved communities in cancer prevention and control research.

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UA Cancer Center News: Post-Radiation Dry Mouth, ‘Evil’ Proteins, Hopi Tribe Alliance, Lymphoma Event
September 17, 2018

These are just a few of the headlines in the just-released September issue of the University of Arizona Cancer Center Newsletter. Welcomes also to Drs. Juan Chipollini and Leslie Farland and new UACC Communications and Public Affairs Director Megan Guthrie. Shared Resource Highlight: Tissue Acquisition and Cellular/Molecular Analysis. Read all about it…


Breast Team Asks, ‘Are You at High Risk for Breast Cancer?’ at Free Educational Presentation, Sept. 29
September 17, 2018
The UA Cancer Center’s Breast Team will educate the public about their risk for breast cancer in a presentation featuring talks about genetics, prevention and more.

UA Study: Sleep Apnea, Congenital Heart Disease May be Deadly Mix for Hospitalized Infants
September 17, 2018
Infants with congenital heart disease and central sleep apnea are four times more likely to die in the hospital, researchers find.

UA Dermatology Celebrates Five-Year Streak of 100% Board Passage Rate
September 14, 2018

Congratulations to the University of Arizona Division of Dermatology team after news its latest four graduates from the Advanced Dermatology Residency Program— Drs. Jessin Blossom, Joseph Chao, Colleen Cotton and Jennifer Sawaya—sailed through their American Board of Dermatology exams. That’s five straight years of perfect scores. (Dr. Cotton is featured in a Dermatology News article, too!)…


University of Arizona ranks higher as national/public university on U.S. News Best Colleges list
U.S. News Names UA One of the Nation's Top 50 Public Institutions
September 13, 2018

The University of Arizona earned its highest overall mark in the U.S. News & World Report ranking since 2011, placing 46th among public institutions in the Best Colleges 2019 guidebook—14 spots better than last year—and 106th among all universities, public and private, an 18-spot improvement over the university's 2018 ranking and the UA's highest appearance in almost 10 years. See other current rankings…


Preventing Heart Disease Among Diabetes Patients in Mexico Focus of UA Public Health Graduate Student’s Study
September 12, 2018
Expanding a successful diabetes self-management program, developed by researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and El Colegio de Sonora, to a regional health system in Sonora, Mexico, is the focus of a new research project led by Benjamín Aceves, MPH, MA, public health doctoral candidate.

‘The Frayed Safety Net: The Future of Public Hospitals in America’ Discussed in Free Public Lecture, Oct. 4
September 12, 2018
Speaker David Oshinsky, PhD, director of the Division of Medical Humanities at NYU Langone Health, will cover the dramatic impact of public hospital closings on the poor and medically underserved and the series of troubling questions these closings raise. The presentation is part of the Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture series.

http://deptmedicine.arizona.edu/news/2018/time-get-your-shot-upcoming-2018-fall-flu-season
Time to Get Your Shot for Upcoming 2018 Fall Flu Season
September 10, 2018

It’s September, so flu season is just around the corner and it’s time to get a flu shot to keep you and everyone around you healthy. The University of Arizona will host flu shot clinics—free for state employees—on the UAHS campus on Oct. 5, Oct. 10 and Oct. 11. Banner Health flu clinics in Tucson are Sept. 28 and Oct. 22-24. See where and what time for these and other flu shot clinics, as well as what you’ll need to get your free shot…


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