Save Date for 2nd Annual High School Health Career Fair at Banner – UMC South, Feb. 27
January 26, 2018

Last year, they drew 80 high school students—more than half bringing parents—to the “A Pathway to Success” High School Health Career Fair in the La Galería conference room at Banner – University Medical Center South. This year, organizers are hoping for at least a hundred with five south side high schools participating. The event was the brainchild of two South Campus internal medicine residents, Drs. Roberto Swazo and Norm Beatty—now a UA Infectious Diseases fellow…

New Chiefs of Staff at Banner – UMC Tucson and South
January 25, 2018

Drs. Chan Lowe, an associate professor in the University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics, and Lisa Stoneking, an associate professor in the UA Department of Emergency Medicine, were chosen for two-year terms as chief of staff—Dr. Lowe at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Dr. Stoneking at Banner – UMC South...

Dozens of DOM Faculty Among 140 Banner Physicians to Earn ‘Best Doctor’ Recognition
January 23, 2018

Congratulations to the more than 140 Banner – University Medical Group and community physicians practicing at Banner Health Tucson hospitals and clinics named to the Best Doctors in America® List for 2017-18. Forty-six also are on faculty at the UA Department of Medicine. See who made the list… 

DOM Chair to Receive American Thoracic Society’s 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award
January 23, 2018

UA Department of Medicine Chair Monica Kraft, MD, will receive the American Thoracic Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award at the ATS 2018 International Conference held in San Diego, May 18-23...

$3.6M NIH Grant to UA-Led International Research Consortium Seeks Precision Medicine Solutions to Stopping Asthma in Childhood
January 23, 2018
Dr. Stefano Guerra, a University of Arizona respiratory scientist, will lead an international effort to target deficits of a specific protein found in lung cells as an indicator of persistence of asthma from childhood into adulthood. Results could lead to personalized therapies for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

UA Part of $8.9M Collaborative Grant to Understand How Dangerous Virus `Hides’ to Attack Another Day
January 23, 2018
Dr. Felicia Goodrum and several of the nation’s most prominent human cytomegalovirus researchers have been awarded a five-year, $8.9 million collaborative grant to investigate how the virus lies dormant until it activates and poses life-threatening disease risk.

UA Researchers Create First `Roadmap’ to Understand Ability of Herpesvirus to Remain Dormant in Humans to Attack Another Day
January 23, 2018
A collaborative team of UA researchers have created an in-depth model of the human cytomegalovirus during its sleep-like state in dormancy to better understand how the virus can lie dormant and then reactivate and pose life-threatening disease risk.

UA Arthritis Center Director to Discuss `Osteoarthritis Under the Microscope,’ Feb. 8 in Yuma
January 22, 2018
An inside look into the latest advances in prevention and treatment; free community lecture hosted by Yuma Friends of UA Health Sciences

UA Lung Transplant Docs Help Banner – UMC Tucson Gain ‘Institute of Excellence’ Status with Aetna
January 19, 2018

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and the University of Arizona pulmonary division can add another kudo to their list of accreditations and accolades with Aetna Inc.’s designation of the hospital as an “Institutes of Excellence™ Transplant Facility” for lung transplantation…

DOM Faculty Enlisted for All of Us℠ Arizona Research Program Video Interviews
January 18, 2018

University of Arizona Department of Medicine’s Drs. Monica Kraft (chair), Tammy Clark Ojo, Andrew Kraft and Lolu Ojo are among 14 UA Health Sciences faculty who’ve filmed interviews on personalized medicine for a film clip being put together to promote the All of Us℠/Precision Medicine Initiative Research Program in Arizona. Video to be released in late spring…

Flyer for 02-08-2018 DOM Research Seminar
Feb. 8 DOM Research Seminar Pairs Jr., Sr. Investigators on Critical Care, Pulmonary Hypertension
January 17, 2018

Dr. Jarrod Mosier, Critical Care Fellowship associate program director, to speak on “Translating Research to a Life Saved,” while the topic for Dr. Steve Black—who won a $2.74 million NHLBI award last spring—will be, “Metabolic Reprogramming in PH.” Save the date, Thursday, Feb. 8, 12-1 p.m., Room 5403. A light lunch will be served. Also see links to video and photo galleries from prior lectures, and who’s next up (Dr. Stefano Guerra)…

Dr. Peg AtKisson
Two UA Research-hosted ‘NIH Grant Writing Workshops’ Tailored for Faculty, Postdocs, Feb. 15-16
January 16, 2018

UA Research Development Services has two opportunities for investigators to attend workshops with Peg AtKisson, PhD—a former Tufts University neuroscience research investigator whose team was involved in bringing in $140 million in funded grants—to learn how to improve their applications for funding from the National Institutes of Health. The workshops are at the student union, Feb. 15-16, with opportunities for individual consultations…

Dr. Thomas D. Boyer - portrait
Celebration of Life for Late Past DOM Chair, UA Liver Institute Founder Dr. Tom Boyer, Jan. 21
January 15, 2018

Dr. Tom Boyer, immediate past chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, founding director of the UA Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute and a world leader on research and care of the liver, died on Thursday, Jan. 11, at his home in Tucson after a long battle with cancer. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held at the Skyline Country Club, Sunday, Jan. 11, 3-5 p.m. RSVPs required… 

Drs. Hemanth Gavini, Khadijah Breathett and Monica Kraft film video profiles for Banner Health
Full Court Press on for Videos for Your Banner Health Provider Profile – Help Patients Learn about You Online
January 11, 2018

It’s basketball season and Banner Health has an all-out, full-court press on for filming video profiles of physicians practicing at its two hospitals and multiple outpatient care facilities in Tucson, including Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – UMC South. See who’s done them, how to schedule yours and photos of filming with Drs. Monica Kraft, Hemanth Gavini and Khadijah Breathett…

2018 Complex Diseases Spring Colloquium Zeroes in on Genetics of Maladies
January 10, 2018

A Weekly Colloquium on Problems in the Biology of Complex Diseases will feature several speakers and topics of interest to University of Arizona Department of Medicine physicians and investigators. These include DOM faculty, Drs. Xingnan Li, Deb Meyers, Gene Bleecker and Stefano Guerra, who are among the speakers. The series runs through April 27…

Dr. Andrew Weil (turquoise shirt) with AzCIM integrative health program students
UA Integrative Medicine Welcomes Allied Health Professionals for IHeLP 2018 Spring Class
January 9, 2018

The University of Arizona Division of Integrative Medicine and UA Center for Integrative Medicine welcomed its 2018 Spring Class of Integrative Health & Lifestyle Program (IHeLp) members to Tucson this week for a retreat held Jan. 7-10 at Westward Look Resort. The students—nurses, therapists, dietitians and other health professionals whose coursework is largely online—travel to Tucson for hands-on experience...

UA Physician-Scientist Awarded Grant to Develop First Diagnostic Test for Schizophrenia
January 9, 2018
Amelia Gallitano, MD, PhD, studies genetic pathways and their response to the environment, hoping to improve treatments for mental illness.

Dozens of Dynamic DOM Investigators to Be on Hand for 2nd P.I. Research Poster Night, Jan. 24
January 8, 2018

This open format research fair recognizes work across the UA Department of Medicine by faculty physicians and scientists who serve as principal investigators on projects financed by federal grants to develop innovative therapies to the world’s most challenging health problems. Come to Kiewit Auditorium. Ask questions, listen, learn and lay the groundwork for future collaboration, mentorship and training…

Banner Checks Off New Year’s Resolution #1 with Initial Outpatient Clinic Moves to UMC North
January 8, 2018

UA Health Sciences sent a “Construction Notice” memo Jan. 5 that Banner – University Medical Center completed vacating the outpatient clinics (OPCs) within UAHS Building 201, which also houses the UA College of Medicine – Tucson—specifically on floors 2 and 4 through 8. Work began Monday, Jan. 8, to renovate those former clinics for faculty offices and administrative space displaced by the new 9-story, hospital tower being built now…

UA Sarver Heart Center and The Heart Series Present: ‘Tools You Can Use to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke’ - Jan. 13 in Oro Valley
January 5, 2018
Join UA Sarver Heart Center faculty member Charles Katzenberg, MD, who will discuss specific actions to prevent heart disease and stroke during this free community lecture.