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Dr. Khadijah Breathett with graphic of treatment options in heart failure
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Heart Failure Care Focus of NIH Award for Dr. Khadijah Breathett
August 13, 2018

Dr. Khadijah Breathett, an assistant professor of medicine in the University of Arizona Division of Cardiology and member of the UA Sarver Heart Center, recently was awarded a 5-year, $875,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a unit of the National Institutes of Health, for her research on gender and racial inequities in advanced heart treatment for African-Americans…


Renowned Researcher in Liver Regeneration to Speak Aug. 29 as Candidate for Director, UA Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute
August 10, 2018

The University of Arizona Department of Medicine will host the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Dr. Sanjeev Gupta for a guest lecture Aug. 29, 4-5 p.m., as a candidate for director of the UA Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute. An NIH-funded physician-scientist for nearly 25 years and contributing author to Zakim & Boyer’s Hepatology, he will speak on “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Liver Regeneration”…


Dr. C. Kent Kwoh Named to Prestigious Committee of American College of Rheumatology
August 9, 2018
C. Kent Kwoh, MD, chief of the University of Arizona Division of Rheumatology, director of the UA Arthritis Center and holder of the Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, will serve a three-year term on the Division Directors Special Committee, which is charged with advancing rheumatology through support of clinical care, research, education and advocacy.

Program for closing ceremony of UA Health Sciences' 2018 Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) Program
BLAISER Closing Ceremony Brings Kudos for Students, Mentors Alike
August 8, 2018

Four faculty members in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine—Drs. Steve Black, Jane Mohler, Jil Tardiff and Jason Yuan—participated as mentors in the Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) Program and were recognized Aug. 7 at the closing ceremony for the class of 2018 student participants. See the video, program and photos…


Helen Hill among 11 Recognized at 2018 College of Medicine – Tucson Dedicated Staff Awards
August 7, 2018

The University of Arizona Department of Medicine’s Helen Hill, pulmonary fellowship programs manager, was among 11 UA College of Medicine – Tucson employees who were honored at the awards presentation for the 2018 "Lura Hanekamp" Dedicated Staff Awards for Excellence held Aug. 2 in Kiewit Auditorium. See the video and a photo album…


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UA/Banner ‘Top Doctors’ Listings in Tucson Lifestyle Down in 2018
August 3, 2018

If you missed Tucson Lifestyle’s annual “Top Doctors” listings this year, that’s because it got moved from its traditional spot in the July issue to June—where it was a bit crowded by the magazine’s Summer Style and Weddings themes. Overall numbers were down at 85 University of Arizona/Banner – University Medicine physicians who made the list, but those in the UA Department of Medicine remained at about a quarter of the total. See links to the magazine’s best doctors lists back to 2012…


2018 University of Arizona cardiovascular disease fellows celebrate graduation at Lodge on the Desert
Department of Medicine Graduating 2018 Fellows Celebrate Grand Finale to Advanced Training
July 27, 2018

More than 30 fellows in advanced training in subspecialties in internal medicine graduate from their programs this month, including nine in Pulmonary, eight in Cardiology, four in Hematology-Oncology, three in Endocrinology and two each in GI, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology and Rheumatology. See photos of celebrations and where they’re off to next in their careers…


Future Doctors to Receive and Don First White Coats at UA, July 27
July 24, 2018
Newly accepted medical students who make up the Class of 2022 will participate in a White Coat Ceremony at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

Healthy Dose blog on asthma with Dr. Deb Meyers
Advances in Understanding Asthma Genetics Will Help Patients Breathe Easier, Says Latest Healthy Dose Blogpost
July 23, 2018

Asthma is a complex condition estimated to afflict as many as 23 million Americans. Asthmatics present with a variety of symptoms that either start in early childhood or present anytime through adulthood, or later in life, with varying degrees of severity. Dr. Deb Meyers is one of several UA researchers looking to crack the code for personalized treatment and a possible cure. Read about in this University of Arizona Health Sciences blog by Drs. Valerie Schaibley and Ken Ramos…


Dr. Mindy J. Fain
Advances in Aging Fall Lectures Kickoff Aug. 13 with Dr. Mindy Fain on ‘Death by Bed Rest’
July 19, 2018

Dr. Fain is the Anne & Alden Hart Professor of Medicine, chief of the UA Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine, and co-director of the UA Center on Aging. Her lecture runs from noon-1 p.m. in Kiewit Auditorium. Other speakers in the series this fall include Drs. Betty Glisky, Angela Brown and Cheryl Lacasse. The lectures serve also as the Geriatrics Grand Rounds. See the flyers and add them to your calendar now…


UA Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medical Center Welcome Cardiologist Specializing in Heart Rhythm Disorders
July 19, 2018
Dr. Rupa Bala, a cardiac electrophysiologist who has expertise in treating atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and complex heart-rhythm disorders, joined the faculty of University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center.

UACC Newsletter's July 2018 edition
Cancer Care, Research Take the Fore in Summer News, Events
July 18, 2018

A number of happenings of interest to University of Arizona Health Sciences faculty and staff involved in cancer care and cancer research are of note over coming weeks and months, beginning with today’s Ventana Medical Systems Science Exchange Collaborative at noon. Learn about other events through September, find out about funding opportunities and read the latest UACC Newsletter


Colon Cancer Expert Joins UA/Banner as Chief of Gastroenterology
July 18, 2018
Dr. Juanita Merchant, a National Academy of Medicine member and renowned physician-scientist on gastrointestinal chronic inflammation and cancer, joins the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and will see patients at Banner – University Medicine North.

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Deadline for Providers to Complete Banner Health Profile Video Interview, Aug. 31
July 17, 2018

Banner Health and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson are encouraging physicians and other health care providers with Banner – University Medical Group Tucson to schedule a video profile interview if they haven’t already done one. See multiple dates, locations and links to schedule yours today. View sample videos, too. All profile videos are expected to be recorded by Aug. 3 and content updates made by Aug. 31…


collage of images from the University of Arizona BLAISER Program
BLAISER Lectures, Program Aim at Orienting Students toward Careers in Biomedical Research
July 16, 2018

Several University of Arizona Health Sciences lectures this summer on diabetes, precision medicine, clinical research disparities and building healthy communities highlight inequalities in health care with an eye toward encouraging students from underrepresented communities interested in biomedical professions to not only pursue their dream but offering a leg up in the process. Pulmonary’s Dr. Ken Ramos was among the lecturers lined up this year. See links to video with updates on lecture topics and titles…


Dr. Serena Scott
New Medicine Subinternship Program Director Named, Clerkships Coordinator Hired
July 13, 2018

Dr. Serena Scott, an assistant professor in the University of Arizona Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine, has been named director of the Subinternship Program at the UA Department of Medicine. In addition, Celina Andrade will oversee development of the new ambulatory block for the Medicine Clerkship that starts in February…


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Fiske Guide to Colleges Names UA Only ‘Best Buy’ in PAC-12
July 12, 2018

The University of Arizona was one of only 10 public universities—and the only one in the Pacific 12 Conference—to qualify for the Fiske Guide's "Best Buy" list for 2019, which evaluates the nation's top values in higher education….


Completed Clinical Trial Offers New Hope for Stroke Patients
July 11, 2018

A new treatment regimen, developed with participation of the University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center and Banner – University Medicine, has proven to lower the risk of having a major, disabling stroke. This is from recent results from the POINT (Platelet-Oriented Inhibition in New TIA — transient ischemic attacks, or “mini-strokes”) research study…


Anesthesiology Department Gains Internationally Recognized Physician-Scientist as Visionary Leader
July 11, 2018
Randal O. Dull, MD, PhD, has been named the chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

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