Celebrating the Career of Dr. David Alberts, UA Cancer Center Throws a Party
May 9, 2017

For his May 8 retirement, the UA Cancer Center honored its director emeritus and regents professor Dr. David S. Alberts with a scientific symposium, a “Celebrating a Stellar Career” tribute and a large reception. A key player in the center’s founding as well as that of the UA Skin Cancer Institute, he has dedicated himself to building a $5 million endowment to support the institute. See the pictures and find how you might support that effort…

UA Health Sciences Convocations 2017: Meet Some of the Graduates
May 9, 2017
UA Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health

UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Right Treatment, Right Person, Right Time: Progress in Precision Cardiovascular Care,’ May 17
May 9, 2017
Join UA Sarver Heart Center faculty for a community lecture to learn about human "disease in a dish," induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology that has the potential to completely change cardiovascular medicine in terms of understanding individual variation, underlying disease mechanisms, transforming and personalizing drug discovery and targeting treatments.

Dr. Robert C. Johnson Appointed to the UA Institute for Cellular Transplantation
May 8, 2017
Dr. Johnson will help accelerate the Institute’s mission to treat diabetes using transplantation of macroencapsulated cells without the need for immunosuppression.

Forty Honored at 2017 DOM Annual Awards at Arizona Inn
May 6, 2017

Forty awards were presented to medical students, residents, fellows and faculty physicians at the Arizona Inn during the annual University of Arizona Department of Medicine Education Awards Reception, May 4. Graduating med student John Dicken was recognized by two divisions, and Drs. Tammer El Aini and Tirdad Zangeneh repeated as winners of teaching awards. See who else won and view the photo gallery…

UA Health Sciences Colleges Celebrate 2017 Convocations
May 5, 2017
Beginning May 8 through May 13, UAHS colleges are holding convocations as they continue to celebrate milestone anniversaries. Inspirational graduates will be available for interviews.

UA Presence at American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference More Expansive
May 3, 2017

A large contingent from UA Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allegy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center are set to take the stage with impactful scientific findings at the ATS 2017 International Conference in Washington, DC, May 19-24. They include faculty, researchers, fellows, residents and students from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Two more have won scholarships to attend… 

Three NCI-Funded T32 Research Post-Docs Positions Available at UA Cancer Center
April 27, 2017

The Cancer Prevention and Control Health Disparities Training T32 Program offers a multi-disciplinary mentored environment integrating behavioral to biological science research focused on cancer disparities and understanding and preventing cancer...

‘The Healing Power of Sleep … Chief Nourisher of the Body, Mind and Heart,’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, May 3
April 27, 2017
Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy will discuss sleep and its role in disease prevention and population health. Topics discussed will include sleep disorders and the economic burden on the health-care systems of the United States and the world.

Audience Limited, Topics Weighty at Rescheduled UA-Banner AMC Town Hall
April 25, 2017

If you missed the April 24 Town Hall Meeting of the Academic Management Council, the UA-Banner entity formed as part of the academic affiliation agreement between Banner Health and the University of Arizona to oversee the Banner – University Medicine Division, no worries. You can view archived video of the event at a link here. Among DOM attendees: Drs. Gordon Carr, Pradeep Kadambi, Frank Marcus…

Distinguished Cardiologist and Scientist Dr. Guy Reed Named Dean of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
April 25, 2017
Dr. Reed brings impressive record of leadership, teaching, research and clinical care

Resident, Fellow Headed to 2017 ATS Conference Courtesy of Bressler-Alpert Travel Fund
April 24, 2017

Two more physicians in training within the University of Arizona Department of Medicine—Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine fellow Joshua Dill, DO, and Internal Medicine Program Tucson Campus resident See-Wei Low, MBBS—received Bressler-Alpert Travel Awards. The awards will assist them in presenting their research at ATS 2017, the annual conference of the American Thoracic Society. A third physician, Tucson Campus resident Khushboo Goel, MD, won an ATS Abstract Scholarship to present at the conference, too…

Tech Launch AZ Honors Inventors, Startups, Impact-Makers at I-Squared Awards & Expo
April 24, 2017

Tech Launch Arizona—the University of Arizona office that brings inventions stemming from faculty research from the lab to the world—held its fourth annual awards event at the Jim Click Hall of Champions at McKale Center. The I-Squared Expo & Awards honors those whose work directly affects the quality of life for people in Tucson, across Arizona and worldwide through research, collaboration and technology commercialization. Drs. Steve Goldman and Bhaskar Banerjee were among those recognized… 

UA Researchers Land $2.27M Federal Grant for Genetic Study of Valley Fever
April 24, 2017

Taking a precision medicine approach, the project will seek to find answers to why blacks, Hispanics and Asians are more likely to suffer disseminated infections attacking the bones while whites are more apt to suffer central nervous system attacks, and others suffer no attacks.

Liver Disease and Advanced Endoscopy Topics for DOM Research Seminar Lectures, May 11
April 21, 2017

Two faculty members from the UA Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology—Drs. Archita Desai, a Liver Research Institute research associate, and Bhaskar Banerjee, who also is a professor of optical sciences and biomedical engineering—will be presenters at the next DOM Research Seminar Series lecture on Thursday, May 11, noon-1 p.m., in the Room 5403 auditorium of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Save the date and post the flyer…

Arthritis Pain Management Lecturer Interview Featured in UA@Work Newsletter
April 20, 2017

Dr. Mohab Ibrahim, director of the Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic at Banner – UMC South, decided he wanted to learn more about pain after witnessing a woman succumb to it on a bus filled with people escaping from Kuwait. Lo Que Pasa newsletter staff talked with the anesthesiologist who spoke March 1 as keynote for the Living Healthy With Arthritis lecture series about his career path, what brought him to the UA, and why alternatives to traditional pain management are more important than ever. Read the Q&A…

Ceremony Honors Southern Arizona Organ Donors
April 20, 2017
2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 23, Kiewit Auditorium

Building Stronger Communities through Student Scholarship, Service
April 20, 2017
UA Health Sciences Colleges receive $500,000 gift from Chicanos Por La Causa

Pima County Fair, Bisbee Pride to Host Petersen HIV Clinics Awareness Outreach
April 19, 2017

The Pima County Fair (April 20-30) will host a joint public outreach effort by Pima County Health, COPE Community Services and the University of Arizona Petersen Clinics—the latter’s focus being on raising awareness about HIV and AIDS prevention. The clinics are hoping to diversify membership in their Consumer Advocacy Board, which meets quarterly, to expand their urban/rural reach. Look for Petersen Clinic staff also at the Bisbee Pride festival (June 16-18)…

Grant to Study Older Adult Fall Prevention Awarded to Dr. Ruth Taylor-Piliae
April 19, 2017

The National Council on Aging says a quarter of Americans age 65 and over fall each year, which translates to an older adult seeking ER treatment every 11 seconds at a financial toll of nearly $70 billion by 2020. A $10,000 grant from the Arizona Area Health Education Center to Dr. Ruth Taylor-Piliae will evaluate integration of a low-cost balance exercise program into geriatric services through the UA Center on Aging in partnership with El Rio Health Center to help remedy that…