Fourth UA Cardiology Research Fair Offers a Dating Perspective for Investigators, Mentors, Trainees
December 18, 2018

The UA BIO5 Institute’s Room 103, in the Thomas W. Keating Building, plays host to the next Cardiology Research Fair on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 4-5:30 p.m. Come learn about the innovative, cutting-edge investigations occurring at the University of Arizona to combat cardiovascular disease. Get a chance to talk one-on-one with the researchers and prospective mentors/mentees via a speed-dating format…

Former Gastroenterology Chief, Medicine Chair and College of Medicine Dean, Dr. Steve Goldschmid Retires
December 16, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Steve Goldschmid, professor of medicine in the University of Arizona Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and director of the Endoscopy Lab at Banner – University Medicine Tucson, on his retirement after more than 30 years practicing medicine—the last 18 of them in Tucson. He previously served chair, UA Department of Medicine (2006-08), dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson (2008-14), and chief of the division (2015-18)…

Sleep Medicine Foundation Puts Spotlight on UA Research Award Recipients
December 14, 2018

University of Arizona sleep medicine researcher Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy was among three strategic research grant recipients for the AASM Foundation, the foundation of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, featured in a recent FOCUS Newsletter article that the foundation posted to its website…

UA Researchers Contribute to Peanut Allergy Study that Shows Oral Immunotherapy Can Reduce Reactions
December 13, 2018

A member of the PALISADE Group of Clinical Investigators, Dr. Tara Carr is co-author of a paper recently appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine that found in a clinical trial that oral immunotherapy in children and adolescents could be effective in reducing allergic reactions to peanuts by desensitizing them...

Dalmendray among Two Added as GME Administrator Liaisons for College of Medicine – Tucson
December 12, 2018

The Tucson campus internal medicine residency’s Michele Dalmendray and the orthopedic surgery residency’s Barbra Solares have been picked by their peers to serve as Graduate Medical Education (GME) Administrators Group liaisons to the Institutional GME Committee, which isprimarily made up of residency and fellowship program directors at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson…

UA Cancer Center Issues Request for Proposals for Clinical Research Oversight Council Funding
December 11, 2018

The Clinical Research Oversight Council has oversight of clinical research activities at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Investigator-initiated trial (IIT) concepts that request UACC funding support must be presented to the CROC for determination of funding. The deadline for new proposals is Jan. 10, 2019, with review to begin Jan. 18…

College of Medicine to Require Encryption for University-owned Laptops, Service Starts Dec. 11
December 10, 2018

To preserve the confidentiality and integrity of university data and follow the University of Arizona’s security standards, the UA College of Medicine – Tucson is requiring the encryption of all university-owned laptops. Service for this 30-minute process begins Dec. 11 with ITS Helpdesk available 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Bring in your laptop at your convenience during those times…

Banner – UMC Tucson Included in Expansion of Early Access Program for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Genomic Classifier
December 7, 2018

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson is among 20 U.S. medical centers now offering a new test from Veracyte Inc. to improve diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis via RNA sequencing of a transbronchial lung biopsy to determine if a genomic pattern is present that indicates the respiratory disease…

KOLD 13/FOX11 with Dr. Sasha Taleban: ‘Ins and Outs of Stomach Ailments Can Be Controlled for More Holiday Cheer’
December 6, 2018

A broadcast aired earlier this week of Dr. Sasha Taleban, director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at the UA Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, talking with KOLD News 13/FOX11’s Craig Thomas on the ins and outs of stomach disorders during the holidays. The interview, which highlights Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, Dec. 1-7, was recorded at Banner – University Medicine North...

UA Announces Spring 2019 Workshop Schedule for Responsible Conduct of Research Program
December 5, 2018

The University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery, and Innovation (RDI) is pleased to announce the Spring 2019 schedule of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshops. The workshops—14 in all—begin on Jan. 17 with “Building Productive and Ethical Mentoring Relationships” and end on April 18 with “Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research.” See the full schedule here…

Dr. Victoria Murrain Named Permanent Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
December 5, 2018

Victoria Murrain, DO, has been promoted from interim to permanent deputy dean for diversity and inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

New Director of Scientific Programs Named for All of Us Research Program at UA-Banner
December 5, 2018

Pharmacogenetics expert, Jason Hansen Karnes, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, FAHA, has been named director of scientific programs for the All of Us Research Program team at the University of Arizona and Banner Health.

First-Ever Clinical Trial to Treat Liver Cancer Through Immunotherapy is Accepting Patients
December 5, 2018
UA Cancer Center opens clinical trial in Greater Phoenix for novel liver cancer treatment.

New Website for UA Sleep Center a Great Place to Catch Some Zzzzs
December 4, 2018

The new website for the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences is a real snoozer. In this case, though, that’s a good thing. Ensuring patients sleep well, after all, is the focus of the center’s research. That research is led by Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy and includes an interdisciplinary team of investigators from across the UAHS campus and beyond…

Global Respiratory Alliance Names UA Interstitial Lung Disease Program among Designated 'WASOG Sarcoidosis Clinics’
November 30, 2018

The University of Arizona Interstitial Lung Disease Program at Banner – UMC Tucson and South clinical facilities is now a WASOG Sarcoidosis Clinic with its recent recognition by the World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders. Such disorders are characterized by progressive scarring from inflammatory cell clumps, largely in the lungs, but not limited to that organ. Drs.

Pulmonary Chief Dr. Parthasarathy to Help NIH Prioritize Research on Science of Sleep
November 30, 2018

Interim Chief of the University of Arizona Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy has been hired by the National Institutes of Health  as an expert advisor to help coalesce a collaborative effort on a five-year, strategic plan to lay out research goals for sleep medicine and circadian science...

UA Scientist Identifies Cellular Gene Signatures for Heart Muscle Regeneration
November 30, 2018
A research team led by Jared Churko, PhD, director of the University of Arizona iPSC Core in the UA Sarver Heart Center, used a transcriptomic approach — studying what genes are expressed — to identify gene signatures of cell subpopulations identified as atrial-like or ventricular-like. This understanding could lead to regenerative therapy discoveries for the millions of people living with damaged heart muscle caused by heart attacks or other chronic heart conditions.

UA Team Uncovers Promising Lead in Genetic Approach to Treating Glioblastoma
November 29, 2018
University of Arizona scientists hope they have made progress toward a next-generation drug that may slow tumor growth and boost radiation’s effectiveness in patients with the deadly brain cancer.

UA Researchers Help Discover Genetic Factor That Can Help or Hurt Risk for Heart Disease
November 27, 2018
Individuals with a particular genetic factor may be more resistant to plaque build-up and have a reduced risk for coronary artery disease.

UA Researchers Study How to Regrow Long Bone Segments Using 3D Printing
November 26, 2018
A $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense will support research on 3D-printed scaffolds that support the repair of devastating bone injuries.