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Friday Frontiers seminar features DOM Chair Dr. Liao, new Neurosurgery chair
February 15, 2024

Dr. James Liao, chair of the Department of Medicine, and Department of Neurosurgery Chair Dr. Julie Pilitsis, headline biomedical science seminar series at BIO5 Institute. See the video as well as a mini-photo gallery.


Translational Medicine Symposium research poster competition submissions due Feb. 22
February 6, 2024

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from biomedical disciplines across the UArizona Health Sciences can submit research abstracts to the Research Poster Competition of the College of Medicine – Tucson’s Translational Medicine Symposium to be held March 22 in the HSIB Forum.


Researchers discover innovative new treatment approach for multiple myeloma
February 2, 2024

Through a collaborative study, University of Arizona and USC cancer researchers showed combining several cancer therapies created an effective immune response for patients experiencing relapse or resistance of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer.


Dr. Mosier Named Department of Emergency Medicine’s Vice Chair of Research
January 23, 2024

The assistant program director for the Critical Care Medicine Track in the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Medicine’s Pulmonary division is the second ever vice chair appointment in the Department of Emergency Medicine.


A loss in the family for UArizona Health Sciences, Colleges of Medicine, Public Health
January 18, 2024

The College of Medicine – Tucson's sixth dean, Dr. James E. Dalen, died Jan. 16. Long-time DOM and other colleagues note his contributions in a golden era for the college and UArizona Health Sciences, of which he also was vice president. Memorial service set for Mon., Jan. 29, 1 p.m., Vistoso Funeral Home, Oro Valley.


Top 10 Health Sciences Connect stories of 2023
January 8, 2024

A new café for the HSIB; resources and tips for staying safe on campus; and five Health Sciences faculty profiles were among your favorite stories. Department of Medicine faculty mentioned in stories include Drs. Sairam Parthasarathy, Rachna Shroff, Marvin Slepian and Purnima Madhivanan.


COVID-19, CAMI and a new college: UArizona Health Sciences’ top 10 news releases of 2023
January 4, 2024

UArizona Health Sciences faculty – including the Department of Medicine’s Dr. John Galgiani, director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence – made impactful contributions to health care and advanced major projects that are building a healthier future for Arizona and beyond.


Selfies anyone? GI division hosting holiday photo booth, Dec. 20-21
December 20, 2023

In the spirit of the season, the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology invites all comers to join them in the hallway outside their office (COM-T Room 6402) to shoot selfies of themselves and colleagues at their 2023 GI Holiday Photo Booth display Dec. 20 and Dec. 21, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


New chief, director named for Division, Center for Integrative Medicine
December 15, 2023

Mt. Sinai/Icahn School of Medicine’s Dr. Stephen Dahmer agrees to take lead on Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and new division to be created in Department of Family and Community Medicine. He’ll also serve as assistant dean of wellness at UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


Dr. Marvin Slepian appointed to federal patent advisory committee
December 14, 2023

Dr. Slepian, Regents Professor in the Division of Cardiology and Sarver Heart Center member at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, will serve on the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Patent Public Advisory Committee through 2026.


Banner Alzheimer’s Institute offers provider training, mentoring in dementia care
December 13, 2023

‘Tele-mentoring’ coaches Arizona health pros in top-quality Alzheimer’s treatment in free virtual course starting in January 2024.


DOM administration undergoes division clinical leadership update
November 27, 2023

A shuffle of clinical associate directors reflects better management of divisions from Cardiology to Rheumatology, with a new associate director, Monica Rodriguez, joining the team in November.


Liver Institute Director to fly donations to Navajo Nation
November 9, 2023

Dr. Geoffrey Block will participate in the Navajo Christmas Airlift, flying donations collected in Tucson across the state in time for holiday celebrations.


Flag-raising ceremony part of Veterans Day honors
November 9, 2023

A group of people gathered at the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson’s main entrance Thursday, Nov. 9, for a flag-raising and blessing ceremony in recognition of Veterans Day. See mini-photo gallery of event and things to do this weekend.


Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD, Named Master of the American College of Rheumatology
November 7, 2023

The Master designation is the highest honor offered by the ACR. Dr. Kwoh, who also is chief of the Division of Rheumatology, joined the UArizona a decade ago. He has published nearly 300 papers and earned over $75 million in NIH grants in his career.


Dr. Marvin Slepian named Biomedical Engineering Society fellow
November 6, 2023

Dr. Marvin Slepian, cardiologist, Sarver Heart Center member and Regents' Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has been named a 2023 Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow. 


Immune rejuvenation could pave the way for healthier aging
November 1, 2023

As part of a long-running research program to develop strategies for “rejuvenating” the aging immune system, the National Institute on Aging has awarded a $13.1 million grant to a team of investigators across the country led by Dr. Janko Ž. Nikolich, a professor of medicine, Center on Aging co-director and head of the Department of Immunobiology.


Banner Alzheimer’s to host brain health expo Nov. 11 in English, Spanish
October 30, 2023

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute will hold a free, bilingual “Brain Health Expo” from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Nov. 11, at the facility located at 2626 E. River Road.


Photo Gallery: 2023 Primary Care Physician Scholarship recipients
October 30, 2023

Twenty-five aspiring physicians—14 students in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and 11 in the College of Medicine – Phoenix—are the latest to benefit from the UArizona Health Sciences Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program.


Six Health Sciences faculty named 2023 Women of Impact
October 23, 2023

Six women from the University of Arizona Health Sciences, including GI Division Chief Dr. Juanita Merchant, received UArizona Women of Impact Awards from the office of Research, Innovation and Impact on Oct. 20. Thirty female faculty and staff members from across campus were honored.


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