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Banner New Resident Orientation at the Marriott Tucson University Park
Banner New Resident Orientation Event Draws 700 Physicians in Training
June 30, 2017

Incoming University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson residents, chief residents and fellows joined each other Friday, June 23, for the Banner – UMC New Resident Orientation event hosted by the Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel. Across all departments, there are 711 resident physicians in training. Of those, the Internal Medicine program is the largest with 93 at Tucson Campus and 31 at South Campus. See the pictures…


Sarver Heart Center Recognizes Seven Graduating 2017 Cardiology Fellows
June 30, 2017

The University of Arizona Division of Cardiology and UA Sarver Heart Center recently celebrated the graduation of several fellows from its two fellowship training programs. Fellows also presented awards to faculty and Ily Kristine Yumul-Non, MD, was named SAVAHCS Cardiology Fellow of the Year…


Endocrinology fellows graduation party - 2017
Endocrinology Celebrates Class of 2017 Fellows Graduation
June 29, 2017

The UA Division of Endocrinology celebrated the graduation recently of two fellows in the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship Program, Gisell Gonzalez Rios, MD, and Sukhampal Sidhu, MD...


Workplace by Facebook teaser
The Fix Is In for Email Notifications – How to ‘Disarm’ Your Workplace by Facebook Account
June 28, 2017

Not impressed by Workplace by Facebook’s stated goal of reducing your email inbox clutter? Before you ban it to your Junk E-mail folder, know that you can adjust your settings to eliminate email notifications until better controls can be added later. Here’s how along with a few tips on how to navigate Workplace as well as find or create groups of interest to you. Many already exist for the Department of Medicine. Check it out…


Newly redesigned UA Center for Integrative Medicine website
Fellowship in Integrative Medicine Offers $15K Scholarship to UA College of Medicine Faculty
June 28, 2017

UA College of Medicine - Tucson and UA College of Medicine - Phoenix faculty qualify for a $15,000 scholarship for the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the UA Center for Integrative Medicine. Read about this and other integrative medicine news…


Teaser of DOM Core & Key Clinical Faculty Guide, 2017-18
2017-18 Medicine Core and Key Clinical Faculty Guide Now Available
June 28, 2017

The Core and Key Clinical Faculty Guide for the UA Department of Medicine has been updated for the 2017-18 academic year beginning July 1. In addition to Dr. Amy Sussman, who became Vice Chair for Education in January, and Susan Ellis, who starts with the DOM Education program July 3, others new to the guide this year are: Drs. Katherina Beeler, Janet Campion, Lori Fantry, Anca Georgescu and Elizabeth Juneman. New chief residents (aka, clinical instructors) also are listed…


UA Researchers to Evaluate Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
June 28, 2017
Two University of Arizona investigators were awarded a two-year, $415,491 grant to develop an oral drug approved to treat multiple sclerosis.

UA’s Dr. Archita Receives Grant from Liver Disease Foundation
June 28, 2017
Archita Desai, MD, a research associate with the University of Arizona Liver Research Institute, won a two-year, $150,000 grant from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease Foundation to examine health-care utilization by advanced liver disease patients to better determine when care can be better managed for more optimal outcomes and potentially at lower costs over the long term.

How to Request Profile, Webpage Updates on the Banner Health Website
June 26, 2017

It’s that time of year again. In June, new physician faces roll in as residency and fellowship programs welcome new trainees and recent training program graduates gain employment at academic medical centers and other hospitals across the country. That means updating your web profile on the UA Department of Medicine website and BannerHealth.com. See these tips to accomplish the task more quickly…


Dr. Nancy Sweitzer
Sweitzer Selected as Editor of the Journal, Circulation: Heart Failure
June 26, 2017

UA Division of Cardiology chief and director of the UA Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer is the new editor-in-chief of Circulation: Heart Failure, a scientific journal of the American Heart Association…


Quest to Prevent Macular Degeneration Continues With UA Researcher’s $1.7M NIH Grant
June 26, 2017
Brian McKay, PhD, will continue his work that has shown that l-dopa—used to treat Parkinson’s disease—can delay or prevent the sight-destroying eye disease.

AMC Approves Drop of Non-Compete Clause from Banner Tucson Provider Contracts
June 20, 2017

Banner Health dropped the non-compete clause for physicians working for Banner – University Medical Group in Tucson, which had been undermining physician recruitment and retention for both the health care company and University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. The move was announced June 7 in an email from co-chairs of the Academic Management Council…


Benjamin Alouidor Awarded the Best Student Scientific Award at the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology's 55th International Conference
June 20, 2017
Benjamin Alouidor, a first year Master’s student in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Medical Pharmacology-Perfusion Sciences Graduate Program was awarded the Best Student Scientific Award at the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology’s 55th International Conference, held May 2017 in Boston, MA.

South Campus Residents Join at the Omni Resort for Grad Night Festivities
June 19, 2017

UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus faculty, residents and staff celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2017 at the Omni Tucson National Resort. Among those recognized with awards were: Drs. Danny Orta, Wei Xiang Wong, Norm Beatty, Anil Potharaju and Vijay Chandiramani…


Home-based primary caregiver cares for patient
Commonwealth Fund Report on Home-Based Primary Care Quotes Dr. Mindy Fain
June 19, 2017

UA Center on Aging Co-Director and Division of Geriatrics, General Internal and Palliative Medicine Chief Dr. Mindy Fain is quoted in a new report from The Commonwealth Fund that supports home-based primary care as a more comprehensive, less expensive and compassionate way to handle health care needs of patients who suffer from severe or chronic illness, frailty or functional limitations. Her comments came as current president of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine…


UA PTSD Study Seeks Participants to Help Understand and Provide Solutions for Sleep Struggles
June 19, 2017
To gain insights into the relationship between PTSD, light exposure, sleep and brain function the University of Arizona is seeking participants for a six-week sleep research study. June is PTSD awareness month and June 27 is National PTSD Awareness Day.

UA’s Dr. Yves Lussier Honored with Ambassador Award
June 13, 2017
Dr. Lussier, associate vice president for data science and chief knowledge officer at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, and director of the UAHS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics, received the award from his alma mater, the University of Sherbrooke, in Quebec, Canada.

Final DOM Research Seminar of 2016-17 Delivers on Data for Precision Medicine Solutions
June 8, 2017

Drs. Elizabeth Juneman and Andrew Kraft closed out the DOM Research Seminar Series for the 2016-17 academic year, June 8, speaking about electrophysiology in heart failure and targeted therapy of cancer. See the photo gallery and archived video for this and all the lectures in this inaugural year for this series that showcases the breadth and innovation of research into solutions for some of the most challenging medical conditions being conducted at the UA Department of Medicine… 


Dr. Monica Kraft Named Fellow in Executive Leadership Program for Women in Academic Medicine
June 8, 2017

UA Department of Medicine Chair Dr. Monica Kraft was chosen to join the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program as a fellow for its Class of 2017-18. The year-long, part-time fellowship is hosted by the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine. She is the ninth UA faculty member to participate in the program…


UA Research Says H. Pylori Needs Much Closer Attention
June 7, 2017
If the bacterium involved in a host of digestive maladies isn't eradicated after treatment, that could indicate a resistance to antibiotics — and that's worrisome.

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