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UA Geriatrician Receives Award to Improve Health Outcomes of Seriously Ill Elders
July 24, 2017

UA Center on Aging member Monica Vandivort, MD, will use a $50,000 start-up grant from the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AzAHEC) for a clinical research initiative to improve health outcomes of seriously ill elders in Sierra Vista.


Drs. Amy Sussman and Mohamad Altricki
2016-17 Nephrology Fellows Graduate with Great Fanfare
July 20, 2017

The Division of Nephrology celebrated the graduation of four fellows June 19 at the Arizona Inn, along with a fifth fellow who'll complete his training this fall. Moving on from the program were Drs. Mohamad Altriki, Anjuman Howlader, Hassan Khan, and Benjamin Sarsah. Dr. Kamron Saleem finishes up in October. Learn more at the Nephrology Fellowship’s recently revamped webpages… 


White Coat Ceremony, Class of 2021 at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson
July 19, 2017
The 23nd annual ceremony marks the students’ entrance into the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

UA Researchers to Study Protein’s Role in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colon Cancer
July 19, 2017
With a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, researchers at the UA Steele Children's Research Center are seeking a better understanding of the NHE8 protein's role in the development of inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, and its contribution to the stability of the gut microbiome – the community of bacteria that inhabit the intestines and influence the immune system.

UA Offers Free Health Screening Services to Vulnerable Residents in Pima County
July 18, 2017
The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Mexico Section of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission are bringing health promotion and education services to underserved residents in Pima County, and giving an interprofessional team of UA Health Sciences students experience working in the community.

Study Finds Molecular Explanation for Struggles of Obese Asthmatics
July 17, 2017
More so than others, obese asthma patients struggle with control of their disease — and symptoms that worsen with time. A team of researchers found an explanation and has begun developing a therapy to address it.

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DOM Physicians Make Up a Quarter of UA ‘Top Doctors’ in 2017
July 13, 2017

Congratulations to the 98 physicians associated with the UA College of Medicine – Tucson who were included among the 2017 Top Doctors in July’s edition of Tucson Lifestyle. Twenty-five of those are affiliated with the UA Department of Medicine, the largest department in the college with more than 200 faculty physicians. The local list is pulled from a national listing compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd…


Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
Dr. Parthasarathy Picked for UA Academic Leadership Institute Fellowship
July 13, 2017

Interim chief of the UA pulmonary division and UAHS Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences director, Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy is among 24 UA faculty and staff chosen for the Academic Leadership Institute’s Class of 2017-18 fellows. It involves a yearlong professional development program in which current and emerging campus leaders participate in discussions and workshops to help them further develop their leadership skills. Sessions start in August...


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UA Wildcats Football Supports Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Research
July 13, 2017

A number of University of Arizona student-athletes with the Wildcat Football team will be at Brother John’s restaurant in Tucson on Friday, July 21, 5-7 p.m., to support cystic fibrosis research and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Southern Arizona. The event is hosted by the UA chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Come meet the players and support their efforts to help find remedies to rare diseases...


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Cardiology Launches 2 New Fellowships, More Sarver Grants, Honors Announced
July 12, 2017

The UA Division of Cardiology announced two new one-year fellowships for heart failure and electrophysiology. Dr. Nancy Sweitzer wins a $2.6 million NIH grant to counter cognitive loss in CABG surgery patients. Dr. Heddwen Brooks awarded $1.53 million NIH grant to look at postmenopausal hypertension in women. These are just a few stories in latest Sarver Heart Center Newsletter


Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD
Dr. Khalpey Named a ‘Leading Physician in the World’ by IAHCP
July 12, 2017

The International Association of HealthCare Professionals has accepted Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, FETCS, FACS, a prominent UA cardiothoracic surgeon, to its organization and will include him in its upcoming publication of The Leading Physicians of the World… 


José Ibeas López, MD, PhD
Spanish Nephrologist to Speak on Kidney Disease as UA Visiting International Scholar, Friday
July 12, 2017

The UA Division of Nephrology will host a Special Conference for visiting international scholar Dr. Jose Ibeas, a nephrology consultant with Spain’s Hospital de Sabadell–Parc Taulí, which is affiliated with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and president elect of the Vascular Access Society, based in Maastricht, Netherlands. On July 14 at 1 p.m. in Room 5403 of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, he’ll discuss challenges and opportunities in treatment of advanced kidney disease in Spain… 


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UANews Summer Stories Cover Health, Science from Tourniquet Comeback to Tillman Scholar
July 11, 2017

Among UANews articles you may have missed this summer, Dr. Andrew Tang touts the lifesaving tourniquet, Dr. Naomi Rance’s research focuses on hot flash relief, Dr. Brian McKay studies Parkinson’s drug effect on macular degeneration, Dr. David Armstrong continues fighting diabetic ulcers, how our brains evolved to need exercise, what summer heat does to our bodies, copper’s antibacterial properties — and more…


Dr. Daniel Persky
Dr. Persky Named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Man of the Year
July 10, 2017

Dr. Daniel Persky, associate professor in the UA Division of Hematology and Oncology, associate director of UACC Clinical Investigations and director of the UACC Clinical Trials Office, was instrumental helping raise $150,000 for the local chapter. The money helps patients afford copays and funds cancer research. In other news, H-H. Sherry Chow receives the Sydney E. Salmon Award and the Cancer Biology Program announces a new Genome Editing Facility… 


University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Opens Multidisciplinary Thoracic Clinic
July 5, 2017
Patients will interact with multiple specialists during a single visit, where information is exchanged, care options are developed and the patient is presented with a comprehensive plan for the treatment and management of their specific diagnosis. The goal is for the patient and their family or partner to be better informed and feel a greater level of connection to their care as well as to their care team.

Heddwen Brooks, PhD
Dr. Heddwen Brooks Wins $1.53M NIH Grant to Study Post-Menopausal Hypertension in Women
June 30, 2017

Dr Heddwen Brooks, Physiological Sciences GIDP chair, professor, Departments of Physiology and Medicine, and associate professor, Department of Pharmacology, has been awarded $1.53 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study postmenopausal hypertension and renal injury in women. She’s joined on her research by Drs. Janko Nikolich-Žugich and "Chip" Brosius…


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...


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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…


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