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New, Old Fellows in Dept. of Medicine Programs Bring Varied Strengths to Advanced Medical Training
June 10, 2016

Several UA fellows in our department are graduating and more are coming to Tucson to train and do research under our faculty. Learn more about some of those arriving and where those who are leaving are headed…


Survivorship Next Topic in UA Cancer Center Open House Series, June 16
June 10, 2016

Hear cancer survivors tell their stories along with music by Hopi flute player Jaron Samivaya Dalton and a talk by UA Cancer Center Supportive & Survivorship Care program leader Dr. Leila Ali-Akbarian…


Save the Date: DPEC Diabetes & Wellness Fair at South Campus, July 20
June 10, 2016

 The Abrams Public Health Center lobby will host this inaugural health fair, sponsored by the YMCA, ADA and UA Division of Endocrinology with multiple vendors from Beyond Bread to Natural Grocers to Zinburger restaurant. Get free samples and raffle prizes. Come and meet some of our instructors and take the challenge to be entered in the big raffle.


Host of New Department of Medicine Hires Named, More to Come
June 9, 2016

New faculty and staff are being added in just about every division over the summer, augmenting a Department of Medicine team that’s seen a number of new faces join us over the past year. Others are changing roles as physicians continue to transition between the UA and Banner, our clinical partner…


UAHS Career Development Award Research Symposium, June 8
June 8, 2016

This event has been moved to Drachman Hall Room 109! Join us for research presentations by the 15 recipients of the 2014-15 CDA awards in this showcase of clinical and translational research by UA Health Sciences junior faculty and learn about funding for your research at this inaugural symposium…


Eugene Trowers, MD, and Kai Rou Tey, MD
Not Satisfied with Hat Trick, Dr. Tey Takes Another Award
June 7, 2016

After winning honors at ACP Nationals, named Gastroenterology Resident of the Year and awarded a Resident Excellence and Leadership Scholarship, she’ll head to Boston for The Liver Conference courtesy of a Resident Travel Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease.


Graduating University of Arizona internal medicine residents
Graduating Tucson Campus Internal Medicine Residents Celebrate with Banquet, Awards
June 7, 2016

The UA Department of Medicine hosted its 2016 Graduation Dinner for the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus residents June 3 at the Skyline Country Club, with nearly 40 graduating residents and their families attending. Several awards were presented during the ceremonies, including Resident of the Year which went to Dr. Ram Baalachandran…


Christian Bime, MD
New ICU Leadership at Banner - UMC Tucson
June 6, 2016

Christian Bime, MD, has been named director of the Medical ICU and Esther Kim, MD, is the new director of the Cardiovascular ICU at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson, replacing Gordon Carr, MD, who was picked to replace Andy Theodorou as chief medical officer for Banner - UMC Tucson and South. Earlier this year, Dr. Theodorou became CMO for the Banner - University Medicine Division...


Class of 2016-17 Interns to Arrive Later in June
June 3, 2016

Thirty-six new incoming interns (aka first-year resident physicians) and a transfer resident arrive this month to begin training in the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program for the 2016-17 academic year, including 28 categorical residents and eight preliminary residents. Preliminary interns will spend their intern year here before joining another residency program…


Tucson Campus Internal Medicine Resident Tours
Graduating Tucson Campus Internal Medicine Residents Set Sights on Future
June 2, 2016

Most graduating residents from the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program - Tucson Campus know where they're headed next in their careers. Find out where they'll be training or practicing...


Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD
UA Cancer Center Awarded $360K from American Cancer Society for Research 'Seed' Grants
May 31, 2016

These Institutional Research Grants are highly competitive block grants intended as "seed money" for initiation of pilot projects by promising junior investigators. Junior faculty are asked to apply by mid-June with a letter of intent and proposal deadline to follow in August and October…


Pioneering Research Tool Developed at UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
May 25, 2016

In partnership with the University of Luxembourg (link is external), scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have developed a new instrument for studying a biological model of the human gastrointestinal tract that mimics the actual conditions and processes that occur within the intestine.


UA Health Sciences Employee Excellence Recognized
May 25, 2016
Honoring the best of the best, the University of Arizona Health Sciences 2016 Awards of Excellence recognize the service and achievement of appointed personnel and staff.

UA Researcher Maps Potential Danger Areas for the Vector That Transmits Zika Virus
May 25, 2016

Kacey Ernst, PhD, MPH, associate professor and infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, maps the relative seasonal abundance of Ae. aegypti the mosquito that carries Zika in the United States.


UA Racial Disparities in Knee Replacement Paper Picked for CORR Spotlight Article, Interview
May 24, 2016

An article on patient-centered interventions and African-American access to knee replacement written by University of Arizona rheumatologist Ernest R. Vina, MD, not only was published by CORR but chosen as the journal’s spotlight article of the month and for its “Take 5” author Q&A interview. It was among more than a dozen by UA Rheumatology faculty published in the past year…


Twitter chat tonight, May 24, with UA’s Dr. Roy-Chaudhury
May 24, 2016

UA nephrology chief to lead Twitter chat on behalf of American Society of Nephrology on eve of Kidney Health Initiative stakeholder meeting in Washington, DC, area…


See ‘Passing On’ Before AZPM Film Airs Nationally on PBS
May 23, 2016

Thoughtful broadcast on the importance of end-of-life planning tells touching patient, family, physician (including Drs. Mindy Fain and Monica Vandivort) and medical student perspectives on our final days and how best to plan for them. It premiered locally on PBS 6 in late February and can still be viewed online…


S. Campus Resident Pulls Hat Trick of Three Awards, Capped by Win at ACP Nationals
May 20, 2016

South Campus resident Kai Rou Tey, MD, took top honors at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Nationals in Washington, DC, May 3-4, for her quality improvement project abstract—as well as two other recent awards…


Sairam Parthsarathy, MD
Sleep Medicine’s Parthasarathy to Receive COM Faculty Mentoring Award, May 25
May 20, 2016

Dr. Sai Parthasarathy is one of several faculty physicians who’ll receive a 2016 College of Medicine Faculty Mentoring Award at the May 25 General Faculty Meeting in Kiewit Auditorium with a reception to follow… 


Elaine Hutchison, MS4, wins J.W. Smith Award for Outstanding Medical Student
DOM Annual Awards Honor Forty at Arizona Inn
May 18, 2016

A total of 42 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, April 18…


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