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UA-Led Study on Hyperglucagonemia, Type 2 Diabetes Picked Up by Journal of Endocrinology
September 13, 2019

The Journal of Endocrinology has published a paper with the UA’s Dr. Jennifer Stern as lead author on research that suggests the metabolic glucoregulatory disturbance in obesity that can result in type 2 diabetes may be driven by inappropriate fasting-induced regulation of glucagon, resulting in a static glucagon:insulin ratio…


UA Named a Top 20 U.S. Public Research Institution by Times Higher Education
September 11, 2019
The UA finished 104th overall in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 – a 55-spot leap over the university's position last year.

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ADA Awards $600K to Dr. Coletta to Study Mitochondrial Epigenetic Changes in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
September 11, 2019

Endocrinology’s Dr. Dawn Coletta received a three-year, $600,000 award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for a study titled “Unraveling the role of mitochondrial DNA methylation in type 2 diabetes.” With co-investigators Drs. Wayne Willis, Lawrence Mandarino and Janet Funk, this study will determine whether DNA methylation of the mitochondrial DNA impairs mitochondrial function in obese or type 2 diabetes insulin-resistant patients and could lead to therapies to address it…


Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center Warns of Severe Lung Injury Risk with Vaping
September 11, 2019
Clinicians treating patients with possible e-cigarette exposure are urged to contact the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at 1-800-222-1222.

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Dr. Daruka Mahadevan Named Hem-Onc Chief at UT Health San Antonio, Mays Cancer Center
September 10, 2019

Dr. Daruka Mahadevan, a University of Arizona professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, co-leader of the Therapeutic Development Program and director of the Clinical Trials Phase I Program at the UA Cancer Center, was named chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Texas, San Antonio, Department of Medicine and will lead that service line at the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio. He’ll start in his new position Dec. 1…


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UA Women in Academic Medicine Spotlighting 20 Physicians for ‘Women in Medicine’ Month
September 10, 2019

September is the American Medical Association’s Women in Medicine Month, which showcases female physicians and highlight related advocacy and health issues impacting women patients. The University of Arizona Women in Academic Medicine chapter spotlights 20 UA women physicians this month. Among them are Drs. Serena Scott and Julia Jernberg (Geriatrics, General Internal and Palliative Medicine), Elizabeth Juneman (Cardiology), Rachna Shroff (Hem-Onc) and Gianna O’Hara (PGY3 Internal Medicine Resident). A social mixer was held Sept. 16. See your UAHS Campus Update morning email for more… 


Noted cardiothoracic surgeon joining the All of Us Research Program leadership team in Arizona
September 10, 2019

Dr. Irving Kron named contact principal investigator for Arizona program.


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Flu Season Approacheth – Get Thee to a Shot Clinic
September 9, 2019

Yeah, it’s that time of year again. Time to get your flu shot. Below you’ll find information on where and when you can get your flu shot on the University of Arizona main campus, UA Health Sciences Campus, Banner – University Medicine Tucson facilities and State of Arizona offices and facilities. See flu shot clinic schedules, eligibility criteria and clinical exemption forms. UAHS campus dates set for Oct. 1, 4 and 11. Banner Health campaign starts Sept. 23, unless you'd like to schedule an appointment at Banner Employee Health Services today…


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Fall Faculty Meeting Focuses on Kudos, New Hires, Diversity, Clinical Access and MedEd Self-Study
September 6, 2019

Front-ended by the Labor Day 2019 holiday, the University of Arizona Department of Medicine General Faculty Meeting, Sept. 4, was full of wonderful accomplishments of its physicians and researchers in the last six months. Among topics talked about: diversity and inclusion training, strategic communications, clinical access initiatives, and completion of an Academic Program Review self-study by February 2020. See an accolades report, upcoming events, new hires and video from the meeting…  


Can the Alzheimer’s Brain Regenerate and Recover?
September 5, 2019

A $37.5M grant from NIH will allow the University of Arizona Health Sciences to test a unique treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.


UA Health Sciences Awarded $1.4M Grant for Program that Supports Sleep Apnea Patients
September 3, 2019
Peers will help newly diagnosed sleep-apnea patients get the most out of CPAP treatment, which saves lives but is difficult for many patients to follow.

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Call Issued on Nominations for 2nd Annual Clinical Excellence Awards
August 28, 2019

The Second Annual University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Clinical Excellence Award, established in 2018, 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: Friday, Sept. 6, 2019…


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Hematology-Oncology’s Dr. Daruka Mahadevan Honored by National Academy of Inventors
August 26, 2019

A University of Arizona professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and Phase 1 Program director at the UA Cancer Center, Dr. Daruka Mahadevan has been recognized as a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging inventors in academia…


New Program Provides Patients Both Medical and Behavioral Health Services at Banner Family Medicine Clinics
August 21, 2019
A new program implemented by the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine provides primary care patients the opportunity to also receive behavioral health-care services at the same location.

UA Health Sciences Research Identifies Brain Inflammation As Potential Target to Treat Tinnitus
August 20, 2019
The discovery by Dr. Shaowen Bao and his colleagues could lead to new treatments to silence tinnitus for millions of sufferers.

Drs. Ann Marie Chiasson and Lise Alschuler, with the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
New Director and Assistant Director of Fellowship in Integrative Medicine
August 19, 2019

The University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine expands as Drs. Ann Marie Chiasson and Lise Alschuler accept leadership roles in the center’s flagship Fellowship in Integrative Medicine program. The largest such integrative medicine program in the world, it has nearly 1,400 graduates from all 50 states and 28 countries and territories…


Banner – University Medicine Announces El Tour de Tucson Title Sponsorship
August 19, 2019

A commitment to health, wellness and safety assures the November 23 Tucson tour tradition.


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Transition in Leadership at University of Arizona Cancer Center Announced
August 16, 2019

Dr. William Cance, interim director for the University of Arizona Cancer Center, has accepted a new position as chief medical and scientific officer at the American Cancer Society, announced Dr. Michael D. Dake, MD, senior vice president, UA Health Sciences. Dr. Joan Sweasy, formerly of the Yale Cancer Center, was named the new interim director, and Hematology and Oncology Chief Dr. Julie Bauman was named deputy director…


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Promoted, New Faculty Recognized at College’s Summer General Faculty Meeting
August 15, 2019

Congratulations to the eight new faculty and 12 recently promoted faculty in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine and beyond who were recognized Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the first UA College of Medicine – Tucson General Faculty Meeting hosted in the Health Sciences Innovation Building. See who they are as well as video and photos from the meeting…


UA and Pima County to Launch Academic Health Department
August 15, 2019
The Academic Health Department will help bridge the gap between the education of public health professionals and the practice of public health.

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