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‘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.

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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…


Drs. Persky and Kumar Featured Speakers at ‘Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma: Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options,’ Sept. 13
September 5, 2018
University of Arizona Cancer Center physicians Daniel Persky, MD, and Abhijeet Kumar, MD, will be the featured speakers at the free patient education program presented by the Lymphoma Research Foundation. The program is open to patients, caregivers and health-care professionals.

New Advanced Electrophysiology Suite at Banner - UMC Tucson under direction of Dr. Matthew Hutchinson
Open House for New Advanced Electrophysiology Suite Set for Sept. 13
September 5, 2018

An open house for the new Advanced Electrophysiology Suite at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson will be hosted by the first floor Cardiac Catheterization Lab on Thursday, Sept. 13, 4-6:30 p.m. The new $4.2 million suite is equipped with a c-arm unit featuring a Philips Azurion image-guided therapy system that cost just over $2 million and is the low X-ray technology’s first use in Arizona. Congratulations to UA Cardiac Electrophysiology Director Dr. Matthew Hutchinson and his team…


UA Researchers to Study, Test Potential Drug Candidates for Deadly Lung Disease
September 5, 2018
A $4.4 million grant from the Department of Defense will help researchers test two drug candidates for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis — a deadly disease with no cure.

$2.5M Grant to UA Nursing Professor to Ease Cancer Patients’ and Caregivers’ Psychological Distress
September 4, 2018
The four-year National Cancer Institute grant will enable Terry A. Badger, PhD, to study a precision approach to decreasing psychological distress in both cancer patients and their family caregivers during treatment.

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UA Participating in Banner – UMC, TMC One-Day, 8-CME Training Event in Tucson
August 30, 2018

An 8.0 CME event, “The Tucson Conference,” will be hosted by Banner – University Medicine and Tucson Medical Center on Oct. 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Tucson Marriott University Park, 880 E. Second St. Lead organizer for the event is DOM Chair Dr. Monica Kraft and multiple UA College of Medicine – Tucson faculty will be participating as instructors or panelists. See agenda topics and register today…


UA Cancer Biology Graduate Student Travels ‘ROCKy’ Road Toward a Cure for Post-Radiation Dry Mouth
August 30, 2018
The Limesand Lab at the University of Arizona is devoted to improving quality of life for head-and-neck cancer survivors, who often suffer from irreversible dry mouth.

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Third Annual Fellows Retreat to Capitalize on Medicine’s Recruiting Successes
August 29, 2018

The 2018 Department of Medicine Fellows Retreat, with more than 75 fellows and faculty expected to attend, is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 12, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Kiewit Auditorium. Come learn about career trajectories of junior and senior faculty, opportunities in research and academic medicine, mentorship and more. You’ll hear from Drs. Irving Kron, Monica Kraft, Jil Tardiff, Tara Carr, Anita Koshy and your peers. By invitation only…


UA-Banner Doctors to Provide Free Community Health Lectures Tuesdays in September at ‘Doc Talks’
August 28, 2018
Topics include valvular heart disease, throat cancer, medical innovations and neurodegenerative diseases. Talks will take place each Tuesday evening in September.

‘From Sick Care to Health Care: Lifestyle Medicine and the Prevention of Chronic Disease’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Sept. 5
August 28, 2018
Free and open to the public, the lecture features UA Sarver Heart Center cardiologist, Dr. Charles Katzenberg, who will discuss the difference between preventing and treating chronic disease, advances in lifestyle medicine, acute and chronic inflammation, the emerging science about the microbiome and tools people can use to reduce disease risk.

Speakers and co-directors of Aging and Reslience Seminar Series
Aging and Resilience Seminars Point to Larger NIH Funding Effort, Pepper Center Pilot Grants
August 27, 2018

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, UA Center on Aging and UA BIO5 Institute are sponsoring an inaugural “Aging and Resilience Seminar Series,” starting Aug. 28 with Drs. Mindy Fain, Janko Nikolich- Žugich and Zhao Chen, as part of an effort to land Claude D. Pepper Older American Independence Center pilot grants from the National Institute on Aging. Other seminars planned for September through November…


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Dr. Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski Named Winner of AZBIO Researcher of the Year Award
August 24, 2018

Dr. Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, a professor of medicine in the University of Arizona Division of Dermatology and director of the Cutaneous Oncology Program at the UA Skin Cancer Institute, has won the 2018 AZBIO Researcher of the Year Award from the Arizona Bioscience Association, the association announced on its website along with several other winners named. The award will be presented Oct. 3 to her in a ceremony at the Phoenix Convention Center…


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UA College of Medicine Puts Out Call for Nominations for New ‘Clinical Excellence Award’
August 24, 2018

The recently established Annual University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Clinical Excellence Award recognizes physician faculty members at the assistant or associate professor level for outstanding clinical care. This competitive award is acknowledged by a plaque, UA Health Sciences media coverage and carries with it a monetary prize. Deadline for nominations: Fri., Sept. 7…


New "Our House: CARE" newsletter launched by Banner – University Medicine
‘Our House’ of C.A.R.E. Newsletter Launched by Banner – University Medicine
August 23, 2018

The Banner – University Medicine Division of Banner Health has launched a new monthly newsletter for physicians and clinical staff that work at Banner – University Medical Center facilities in Tucson and Phoenix. Check your inbox or see the PDF version here for those without access to the Banner intranet. In other news, learn about a Banner Town Hall, Aug. 31, with UA Men's Basketball Coach Sean Miller.…


UA-Hosted Seminar on Fatty Tissue Disorders Converted to Online Course Worth 3.5 CMEs
August 22, 2018

The University of Arizona Treatment, Research and Education of Adipose Tissue (TREAT) Program has taken a free seminar hosted for health care providers last fall and converted it to an online course worth the same 3.5 continuing medical education (CME) hours. Like the seminar, the course is supported by the Lipedema Foundation, which funded creation of the TREAT Program. The course, developed by Drs. Karen Herbst and Elle Ross, helps clinicians learn how to recognize this most common form of fatty or adipose tissue disorder, diagnosis it and the latest research and treatment options…


UA Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop Schedule Announced for Fall 2018
August 22, 2018

Several free “Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshops” are offered this fall to all members of the University of Arizona community. They count toward RCR education required for students, postdocs, and certain junior faculty funded through the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and/or National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The UA Office for Research, Discovery & Innovation offers RCR Certificates to meet requirements set forth by these federal funding agencies. Enroll in one today…


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Submission Deadline for Vernon and Virginia Furrow Excellence in Teaching Awards Nominees, Sept. 14
August 21, 2018

The Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson announced to faculty and department heads that the deadline for submission of nominations for the 2018 Vernon and Virginia Furrow Excellence in Teaching Awards has been set for Friday, Sept. 14. The awards will be presented at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 7, in DuVal Auditorium. Save the date…


Dr. Monica Kraft, Renowned Asthma Researcher, Named to Prestigious NIH Advisory Council
August 21, 2018
A globally recognized physician-scientist who specializes in severe adult asthma, the pulmonologist and chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine joins UA President Robert C. Robbins, MD, as a member of the council that advises the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and National Institutes of Health.

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Funding for New Investigators Available Up to $120,000
August 20, 2018

Up to three grants for new investigators valued at $30,000 each are available along with a fourth at $30,000 for a new investigator “in areas of special interest.” Dr. Andrew Kraft, UA Cancer Center director and associate vice president for oncology programs at the UA Health Sciences, is the principal investigator. All applications are due by Aug 31…


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