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American Thoracic Society to Honor Dr. Monica Kraft at Women’s Forum during ATS 2019
February 5, 2019

The American Thoracic Society has picked Dr. Monica Kraft, chair, University of Arizona Department of Medicine, for its Elizabeth A. Rich Award at the Women’s Forum during the ATS 2019 International Conference in Dallas, May 17-22, at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. The award recognizes her for being a female role model and mentor and for contributions to lung disease research…


Tucson High Schoolers to Explore Careers in Medicine, Other Health Professions, Feb. 20
February 4, 2019
Local high school students will practice their health-care skills, such as CPR and ultrasound imaging, during “A Pathway to Success,” an interactive health-care career fair spearheaded by residents at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson South Campus.

Work of Two DOM Faculty (and a Daughter) on Display at UA/National Arts Program Art Exhibit
February 1, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Ruslav Rafikov and Varvara Zemskova, daughter of Dr. Evgeny Zemskov, for honors as participants in the University of Arizona “On Our Own Time” (OOOT) art exhibit sponsored by the National Arts Program. The Division of Endocrinology’s Dr. Rafikov took the Best of Show award for his desert photo “Small Talk,” while Zemskova won an honorable mention for one of two handmade dolls. Hosted in the BSRL lobby, the exhibit runs through Sat., Feb. 9, when a reception will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to announce People’s Choice Awards…


Dr. Monica Kraft a Finalist for Tucson’s ‘Women of Influence’ Award
February 1, 2019

University of Arizona Department of Medicine chair Dr. Monica Kraft is a finalist for “Healthcare Champion” in the Women of Influence Awards sponsored by Inside Tucson Business a publication of TucsonLocalMedia. Desert Diamond Casino’s Diamond Center in Sahuarita hosts the awards dinner and ceremony, Wednesday, March 6, with presentations in 20 categories. Register today!…


Dr. Rachna Shroff among Presenters in Spring 2019 CBIO Seminar Series
February 1, 2019

Dr. Rachna ShroffUniversity of Arizona GI Medical Oncology Chief Dr. Rachna Shroff is among faculty presenting at the Spring Series of the Cancer Biology (CBIO) Seminars, which features just over a dozen speakers in talks that began Jan. 14 and finish April 29. Her topic (March 11, 9-10 a.m., Kiewit) is “Cholangiocarcinoma: Does One Size Fit All?” See the full lineup…


Elaine Cunningham joins UAHS Development with Focus on UA Cancer Center – Phoenix
January 30, 2019

Fundraising strategist Elaine Cunningham is now director of development for the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Phoenix, after joining the UA Health Sciences development staff on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. She previously did similar work for the UA Evelyn McKnight Brain Institute and UA BIO5 Institute through the UA Research, Discovery and Innovation Office…


Anti-Cancer Immune Response may be Boosted with Combination Therapy, UA Cancer Center Lab Helps Discover
January 30, 2019
The University of Arizona Cancer Center collaborated with researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina to uncover better ways to harness the immune system to fight cancer.

Dr. Esther Sternberg to Deliver One of Three Keynotes at COM-T Research Day 2019
January 29, 2019

Esther Sternberg, MDRenowned professor in the UA Division of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Esther Sternberg joins famed Alzheimer’s researcher Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton and national big data guru Dr. Nirav Merchant as keynote speakers for the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Research Day 2019 on Feb. 13.


Dr. Jil Tardiff to Give Keynote at ‘BIO5 Inspiring Women in STEM’ Event, Feb. 9
January 29, 2019

Jil Tardiff, MD, PhDUniversity of Arizona Department of Medicine associate chair for research, Dr. Jil Tardiff will offer the keynote address at “BIO5 Inspiring Women in STEM,” Sat., Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. This event includes an interactive panel of women from the UA Health Sciences Tucson campus from cross-disciplinary fields and stages in their careers.


New Faculty Members Join UA Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine
January 28, 2019

Clinical psychologists Jacob N. Hyde, PsyD, and Janelle Thompson, PsyD, will provide a wide array of behavioral health services for patients of all ages across Tucson.


UA’s GI Medical Oncology Team Grabs a Glimmer of Spotlight at GI 2019 in San Francisco
January 25, 2019

Physicians with the Gastrointenstinal (GI) Medical Oncology section at the University of Arizona Cancer Center made a splash at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, also known as GI 2019, in San Francisco, Jan. 17-19, 2019. Among attendees were Drs. Rachna Shroff, Emad Elquza, Hani Babiker and Aaron Scott. Activities included general session presenter, panel moderator, chairing networking events and a poster presentation…


You’re Invited to ‘Public Sneak Peak’ with DISCOVER BIO5 Open House & Reception, Feb. 27
January 23, 2019

During February, the UA BIO5 Institute will host a series of exciting events designed to showcase innovative research happening now at the University of Arizona and the inspiring ways we are preparing our next generation of scientists for their future. The culmination of this celebration of science will be our special invitation open house and reception Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5-9 p.m., Keating Rm. 103. See other events planned throughout month…


Get a Load of Expanded Agenda, Speakers List and Topics for THE TUCSON CONFERENCE, Feb. 2 – Sign Up Today!
January 22, 2019

With eight additional speakers, an extra 0.5 continuing medical education units—for a total of 8.5 CMEs—and free registration for UA residents and fellows, the final agenda is complete for “THE TUCSON CONFERENCE – A CME Event for the Tucson Community.” The event is open to all Southern Arizona area clinicians on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, at the Tucson Marriott University Park…


First Statewide Study Shows More Cardiac Arrests Due to Opioid Overdoses
January 22, 2019
UA medical students’ research shows tragic impact on young people who abuse opioids.

A Frenzy of Fellowship Matches, Both ‘To’ and ‘From’ DOM Training Programs, Announced for 2019-20
January 18, 2019

Thirty-five residents and fellows matched into the 17 ACGME-accredited fellowships available at the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, among them six from the UA Internal Medicine Program – Tucson Campus, three from the UA Internal Medicine Program – South Campus, four UA fellows and a chief resident from the UA Emergency Medicine Residency Program. In addition, two Tucson Campus IM chief residents and the South Campus IM chief resident and nine IM residents from the UA matched into fellowships elsewhere. See who’s coming and who’s going…


‘The Power of Precision Medicine’ Theme of Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Feb. 16
January 17, 2019

Accomplished physician-scientist and transformational leader Dr. Kenneth Ramos, an expert on genetics and genomic medicine, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 17th annual conference for those living with arthritis — and those who care for them.


UA Environmental Health Pilot Project Funding Available for Up to $40,000
January 16, 2019

Ever considered research in environmental health sciences? The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, an NIH unit, seeks to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives. Thus, the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC), part of the Center for Toxicology at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, is on the hunt for pilot project applicants to fund. Deadline: 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18. Learn more…


RFA Deadline for 10 AzAHEC Grants Up to $5,000 Each Moved to Jan. 30
January 16, 2019

The Arizona Area Health Education Center at the University of Arizona has extended the deadline for funding for up to 10 projects in amounts up to $5,000. Submissions were initially due Jan. 15. That deadline was moved to Jan. 30. The funding period is for up to one year starting March 1, 2019. Apply now!…


Glazar Gets Thank You ‘Stone’ for Former Role as Senior Services Director
January 15, 2019

The guide for the Lovin’ Life After 50 Expo, held Jan. 15 at the Doubletree Tucson Reid Park hotel, put the spotlight on Lorraine Glazar, clinical division senior manager in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine for business operations of the Division of Cardiology and Division of Infectious Diseases. She was one of three ex-senior services directors recognized by TMC on the program’s 30th anniversary…


UA Functional Genomics Core Integrates with Arizona Center for Drug Discovery
January 15, 2019

The University of Arizona Functional Genomics Core (FGC) now is integrated with the Arizona Center for Drug Discovery, providing resources for investigators conducting research in molecular biology to run live cell, biochemical and other assays. The FGC is housed at the UA BIO5 Institute while the center is at the UA College of Pharmacy, with new $26-million digs under construction now adjacent to the UA College of Medicine – Tucson…


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