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Banner Advanced Kidney Disease Classes Designed to Inform Patients of Treatment Options
August 14, 2017

After a trial run in July, the UA Division of Nephrology and Banner – UMC Tucson will begin a rotating schedule of five informational sessions to help patients with chronic kidney disease and their families better understand how to manage their kidney disease. The free classes begin weekly, Aug. 29. Patients must be referred by a nephrologist…

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Once in a Decade Symposium Catalyzes Recent Media Buzz on Valley Fever
August 11, 2017

A burst in media coverage recently on Valley fever coincides with a yearly  increase in cases around monsoon season, but this year a journal article with significant findings, newly funded research into genetics of the disease and a syndicated video on research into a vaccine—as well as a global symposium at Stanford University—make for a busy summer for infectious diseases specialist Dr. John Galgiani, director of the UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence…

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Updated Contacts for Department of Medicine Admin Staff Now Available
August 10, 2017

The newest member of the UA Department of Medicine administrative staff is Angelica Mercado, an administrative assistant supporting the Banner - University Medical Center South Cardiology team. See and save our updated  departmental UofA/Banner Administrative Support/Program Coordinators List, which is posted here…

Dr. Nikolich-Zugich Honored with Geriatric Research Leadership Roles
August 10, 2017
Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD, was re-elected as chair of the board and CEO of the American Aging Association. His term, which was to expire in 2017, now has been extended through 2020.

Dr. Monica Kraft Selected to Leadership Program for Women in Academic Medicine
August 10, 2017
University of Arizona Department of Medicine Chair Monica Kraft, MD, was selected to join the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program as a fellow for its Class of 2017-18.

Dr. Vivian Shi Receives Foundation Grant to Study Causes of Eczema
August 10, 2017

Vivian Y. Shi, MD, an assistant professor in the University of Arizona Division of Dermatology, has been awarded the 2017 Dermatology Foundation Patient Directed Investigation Grant.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Free Webinar to Spotlight ‘Nutrition and ILD’ – Aug. 16
August 9, 2017

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation webinars enable the community and clinical professionals to easily learn about the disease from leading pulmonary fibrosis specialists. Presenter Michelle MacDonald is a clinical dietitian and certified diabetes educator in the Sections of Nephrology & Diabetology and Clinical Nutritional Services at Denver’s National Jewish Health. This event starts at 11 a.m. AZ/MT. Register and submit any questions you may have today!

Arizona Telemedicine Program and Arizona Center for Rural Health Aim to Make Rheumatology Accessible in Arizona
August 8, 2017
A new pilot program will allow patients to get the specialty rheumatologic care they need, in their own communities from their primary care providers.

UA Cancer Center Presents Strategy No. 2 of ‘Bear Down. Beat Cancer. Top 5 Strategies for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk’
August 8, 2017
Your skin health is important regardless of the season. In five weekly installments in August, every Tuesday, the University of Arizona Cancer Center will present a strategy for enjoying the sun’s benefits while protecting yourself from cancer-causing UV radiation. This week’s strategy: Cover Up (with long sleeves, pants, sunglasses and a hat).

Banner – UMC Tucson Among U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’
August 8, 2017

In addition to being No. 1 in Southeastern Arizona and No. 2 in the state, the hospital is nationally ranked in Cancer, Geriatrics, Gynecology and Pulmonary Care, with high-performing ratings in four more specialties (Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Nephrology, and Neurology and  Neurosurgery) and five adult procedures (Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Lung Cancer Surgery).

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Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Could Reduce Hospitalizations for COPD Patients, says UA Study
August 7, 2017

The UA pulmonary division’s Drs. Sai Parthasarathy and Stefano Guerra are co-authors on the study in the American Journal of Medicine that notes, at a time when chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalizations are at an all-time high, 92 percent of U.S. COPD patients studied didn’t receive therapy to help them breath better while sleeping. The study was the subject of several articles in July…

UA Center on Aging Joins Nationwide Network For Home-based Primary Care Education
August 4, 2017

The Home Centered Care Institute, a non-profit organization that works to nationally advance home-based primary care through research, education and training, will partner with the UA and seven other newly named HCCI centers of excellence to increase the number of high-quality home-based primary care professionals in the nation.

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A Dozen New Physicians Join Faculty in 7 Divisions in Department of Medicine
August 3, 2017

The UA Department of Medicine welcomed nearly a dozen new physicians in our various divisions over the past several weeks, among them Dr. Sophia Airhart who started Monday, July 31. This includes three in Inpatient Medicine, two in Cardiology and Hematology and Oncology, and one each in Endocrinology; Nephrology; Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; and Rheumatology. Several more are scheduled to start through mid-October…

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U.S. News ‘Best Hospital’ Issue Delayed for a Week Due to Data Recalculations
August 3, 2017

If you were checking this week’s issue of U.S. News & World Report for the “Best Hospital” list, you’ll have to come back next week. Due to a data glitch, the magazine pushed back the annual rankings to its Aug. 8 issue. See how subspecialties in UA Department of Medicine have placed over the past decade here…

UA Cancer Center Presents ‘Bear Down. Beat Cancer. Top 5 Strategies for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk’
August 1, 2017
Your skin health is important regardless of the season. In five weekly installments in August, every Tuesday, the University of Arizona Cancer Center will present a strategy for enjoying the sun’s benefits while protecting yourself from cancer-causing UV radiation. This week’s strategy: Avoid the Sun.

UA Sarver Heart Center and the Heart Series Present, ‘Preventing Heart Disease for 25 Years: What We’ve Learned,’ August 13
August 1, 2017
Join UA Sarver Heart Center faculty member Charles Katzenberg, MD, and panelists who will discuss the findings of 25 years of heart disease prevention through The Heart Series

Banner Health partners with Safeway to open grocery store-based health clinics
August 1, 2017
Banner Quick Care clinics coming to Chandler, Tempe and Tucson in August

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UA Listed Among Top 100 in ‘World University Rankings’ by Reputation
July 31, 2017

Times Higher Education's "World Reputation Rankings" recognize the most prestigious higher-education institutions throughout the world. The appearance on the list is the UA's fourth…

Tech Blog: Peptides Developed at UA College of Medicine - Tucson Prove Promising in Treatment of Asthma
July 28, 2017
Listen to the second episode of our podcast, Invented Arizona, where we interview Monica Kraft, MD and Julie Ledford, Ph.D. about this asthma treatment.

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UA Cardiologists Take the Stage at C3 Conference in Orlando
July 27, 2017

The UA Division of Cardiology and Sarver Heart Center were well represented at the Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics C3 2017 Conference in Orlando, Fla., at the end of June. Several presented on their latest research on topics that included extracorporeal life support, ventricular assist devices, valve replacement and techniques to improve cardiac arrest survival…