‘Top Doctors’ List Preview for July Issue of Tucson Lifestyle includes 25 DOM Faculty
March 7, 2017

More than 90 Banner – University Medical Group physicians recently were named to Castle Connolly’s annual “Top Doctors in Tucson” list. Twenty-five are from the University of Arizona Department of Medicine. They will be recognized in the July issue of Tucson Lifestyle magazine…

In Memory of Cardiology’s Kim Macdonald
March 7, 2017

The UA Sarver Heart Center faculty and staff are saddened by the unexpected passing Feb. 27 of Kim Macdonald, 54, a colleague and friend who was executive assistant to Dr. Nancy Sweitzer, center director and chief, UA Division of Cardiology, since 2014. A celebration of her life is at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, at the East Lawn Palms Mortuary, 5801 E. Grant Road. Please leave messages for the family on a digital guest book. Donations in memoriam can be made in lieu of flowers to the center…

Immunity, Aging, Nutrition and ‘Healthspans’ Topic for Tucson Lifestyle, Center on Aging Co-Director
March 7, 2017

Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich, UA Center on Aging co-director and chair of the UA Department of Immunobiology, was featured in the February 2017 issue of Tucson Lifestyle magazine in an article that focuses on his research into T-cells, the insulin pathway, how we absorb and manage nutrients, and the impact on our immunity as we age. The subject ties into other Tucson Lifestyle articles with Drs. Mindy Fain and Melanie Hingle...

Gootter Grand Slam Earns Ink in BizTucson for Sarver Heart Center, Dr. Karl Kern
March 7, 2017

UA Sarver Heart Center co-director, Dr. Karl Kern was featured in BizTucson magazine’s Winter 2017 issue in a preview to the Gootter Grand Slam Gala, held March 3 at the Westin La Paloma. The event is part of the Stephen M. Gootter Foundation fundraising to support education, awareness and research into sudden cardiac arrest. About $300,000 was raised through this year's gala. The issue also recognized Banner – UMC, which won a Common Ground Award from the Metropolitan Pima Alliance for neighborhood outreach on construction of its new Tucson campus hospital tower…

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Make Independence at Home Program Permanent
March 6, 2017

As president of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine, UA chief of geriatric medicine Mindy Fain, MD, lauds the innovative home-based primary care Medicare program for bringing primary care medical services to Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions in their homes. It has already saved $25 million in its first year. New bill introduced March 2 would make it permanent…

Dr. Monica Kraft, 11 Other UAHS Investigators Secure ABRC Grant Awards Worth Nearly $6M
March 6, 2017

Twelve UA Health Sciences investigators—including DOM Chair Monica Kraft, MD, cardiologist Steven Goldman, MD, and physiologist Heddwen Brooks, PhD, who is a UA Center on Aging and Sarver Heart Center member—won grants worth a total of $5.85 million over three years from the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission, it was recently announced…

UA Study Finds Belly Fat Poses Higher Risk of Mortality Than Being Overweight For Older Women
March 6, 2017
In a large multiethnic study by researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, a higher waist circumference – but not being overweight or slightly obese – was associated with premature mortality, indicating that abdominal fat is more deadly than carrying excess weight.

Treatment of Pain Gets Green Light for Clinical Trials
March 4, 2017

A study by UA researchers, including Dr. Mohab Ibrahim, who presented March 1 on “Tame Your Pain” at the Living Healthy With Arthritis lecture series, revealed that rats with neuropathic pain that were bathed in green LED showed more tolerance for thermal and tactile stimulus. A clinical trial involving people suffering from fibromyalgia is under way…

HPV, Throat Cancer, Need for Vaccine Advocates Big Part of UA Cancer Center Lecture at the J
March 3, 2017

In the second Bear Down, Beat Cancer lecture, Dr. Julie Bauman, chief, UA Division of Hematology/Oncology and associate director, Translational Research, UA Cancer Center, and Dr. Beth Jacobs, director, Epidemiology Program, UA College of Public Health, spoke March 2 on "Head & Neck Cancer – The Emerging Epidemic"  at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. About 25 people heard them discuss how important the HPV vaccine is for everyone age 8-26 to reduce their risk…

UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Tracking Your Health with Wearable Technology: A Look at What’s On the Drawing Board,’ March 16
March 3, 2017
Tracking Your Health with Wearable Technology: A Look at What’s On the Drawing Board

January Match Mix Shows Promise for Incoming Fellows in Advanced Internal Med Training
March 2, 2017

Thirty-two incoming fellows—half of them graduating UA internal medicine residents—have matched into advanced training programs for the 15 ACGME-accredited fellowship programs in the UA Department of Medicine that start in July. Another 13 UA internal medicine residents are headed to fellowships elsewhere. Next year’s chief residents at Banner – UMC Tucson and South are named here, too. Read all about it…

With Audience of 200, Dr. Kraft Caps Banner ‘Doc Talk’ Lecture Series — Daily Wildcat
March 2, 2017

Two hundred people showed for the final Doc Talk lecture at the Westin La Paloma on Tuesday evening, Feb. 28, to hear DOM Chair Dr. Monica Kraft talk about the path forward to an asthma cure. It was the last of the Banner Health-sponsored lectures that attracted more than 800 people in Tucson and 400 in Phoenix. It also provided a platform to plug the UAHS/Banner partnership for the All of Us℠/Precision Medicine Initiative. See archived video of all talks here…

Dr. Amy Sussman to Lead Education Programs in Department of Medicine as New Vice Chair
March 1, 2017

UA nephrologist Dr. Amy Sussman has been named the new Vice Chair for Education within the Department of Medicine adding to her roles as Nephrology Fellowship Program director and department clerkship director. She replaces Dr. Ken Knox who left in December to be associate dean for faculty affairs and development at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix…

University of Arizona Health Sciences Celebrates Anniversaries in 2017
March 1, 2017
Special anniversary website kicks off yearlong celebrations

UA Infectious Disease Researcher Receives Prestigious Fellowship
February 28, 2017
Dr. Kacey Ernst, infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science Public Engagement Fellowship.

Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building Opening Doors to Discovery
February 23, 2017
Research will focus on cancer drug therapies, molecular medicine, pediatric vaccines and building platforms for DNA and biomarker testing

Don’t Miss Precision Medicine Panel Discussion on March 9
February 22, 2017

Arizona cohort leaders of the All of Us℠ Research Program/Precision Medicine Initiative and the deans of the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will hold a PMI Panel Discussion on Thursday, March 9, at 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the fifth floor auditorium, Room 5403. Light refreshments will be served. Bring your questions. Faculty are asked to RSVP by March 7…

UA Center for Integrative Medicine Receives $1M Gift To Transform Health Care
February 21, 2017

Thanks to a $1 million commitment from Iris Cantor, a lifelong philanthropist, the UA Center for Integrative Medicine will develop new curricula, train a new generation of integrative health professionals and empower individuals and communities to optimize health and well-being through the establishment of the Iris Cantor Research and Innovation Fund...

‘Feeding Your Genome’ Just the Ticket for Nutritional Health, Feb. 22-24
February 21, 2017

The UA Department of Nutritional Sciences is hosting a conference offering the latest research and practical approaches in the emerging field of precision nutrition and health. The Gene Smart Diet author Dr. Ski Chilton headlines an opening night Food, Wine and Healthy Living Event. Other speakers include Drs. Ken Ramos, Donato Romagnolo, Melanie Hingle, Beth Jacobs and ASU’s Matthew Buman and NAU’s Greg Caporaso…

University of Utah Pulmonary Chief Addresses Winter Lung Series Conference
February 20, 2017

University of Utah pulmonary chief Robert Paine, MD, was the presenter Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Winter Lung Series Conference in UA College of Medicine – Tucson Room 8403. His topic was “Oxygen, Pulmonary Innate Immunity and Goldilocks—What Happens When Things Aren’t Right”…