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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.

UA Sleep Research Links Sleep Disturbances with Controlled, Illegal or Banned Substances Use among College Athletes
June 6, 2017
Student-athletes with sleep difficulties were 151 percent more likely to use cigarettes, 36 percent more likely to drink alcohol and 66 percent more likely to smoke marijuana.

Four photos from internal medicine residents' graduation dinner
Class of 2017 Tucson Campus Residents Celebrate Graduation with Honors
June 5, 2017

At the graduation dinner for the Class of 2017 members of the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus, a number of awards were presented—some in recognition of the hard work of three year’s training, others in jest—reflecting the camaraderie developed in that time…


Asthma Research Gets Spotlight in Arizona Republic Op-Ed by UA Senior VPs
June 5, 2017

A recent Arizona Republic op-ed article co-written by the UA senior VPs Drs. Kimberly Andrews Espy (research), and Leigh Neumayer (health sciences), on federally funded research under way at the UA to ease breathing woes of those suffering from asthma. The May 31 article spotlights the work of Drs. Fernando Martinez and Monica Kraft, both of whom received large NIH grants in the past year…


UA Research: `Social Jetlag’ Measured by Differences in Sleep Patterns on Days Off Vs. Work Days, Associated with Poor Overall Health
June 5, 2017
The study suggests that a regular sleep schedule may be an effective, relatively simple and inexpensive preventative treatment for heart disease, as well as many other health problems.

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