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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.

Dr. Juanita L. Merchant
National Expert on Colon Cancer Begins as Gastroenterology Chief at UA/Banner
July 6, 2018

Dr. Juanita L. Merchant, MD, PhD, a renowned physician-scientist who has made paradigm-shifting contributions to the understanding of gastric response to chronic inflammation and colon cancer, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, started July 2 as the new chief of the University of Arizona Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology…


Collage from ribbon-cutting at new UA/Banner Dermatology clinical offices at Pima Canyon Drive and Skyline Road
UA/Banner Dermatology Cut Ribbon on New Consolidated Clinic Site
July 5, 2018

University of Arizona Department of Medicine and Banner – University Medicine faculty and staff joined the UA Division of Dermatology in celebrating the successful opening of its new consolidated clinical offices at 7165 N. Pima Canyon Drive. See a mini-photo gallery and link to album on department’s Facebook webpage…


UA Department of Surgery Names Bellal Joseph, MD, to Martin Gluck Endowed Chair as Newly Appointed Chief of Trauma Division
July 5, 2018
Tenured UA professor, distinguished researcher and trauma surgeon tapped to lead busy trauma division.

New and redesigned webpages for UA Proteomics Lab and Sarver Heart Center
UA Sarver Heart Center, Proteomics Lab Launch New Webpages
July 3, 2018

The University of Arizona Department of Medicine in July celebrates new and redesigned affiliate websites with the launch of a reformatted UA Sarver Heart Center website and new webpages for the UA Proteomics Lab. The first was released in late June—the second were completed in early May. Take a look today…


This Virus Actually May Boost — Not Weaken — Our Immune System
July 2, 2018
Lifelong cytomegalovirus infection may be beneficial, boosting the immune system in old age, when we need it most, according to a study led by University of Arizona researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Noted Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Health Administrator Dr. Irving L. Kron Appointed to Leadership Positions at UA Health Sciences, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
June 29, 2018
Former Chairman of the University of Virginia Department of Surgery will become a key member of UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Michael Dake’s fast-growing Leadership Team.

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UA/Banner Kidney Transplant Team Lauded for Record-Breaking Week
June 28, 2018

Ten patients received new kidneys and a new lease on life last week in one of the busiest weeks ever for the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson Transplant Program. Kudos to transplant surgeons Drs. Robert Harland, Tun Jie and Alexandra Turner, kidney transplant medical director and transplant nephrologist with the University of Arizona Division of Nephrology, Dr. Lavanya Kodali, solid organ transplant director Darryl Lundeen and transplant administrator Deb Maurer…


Top image: Drs. Keng Pineda and Jil Tardiff look at research data; Bottom: Dr. Jordan Lancaster with med students Giuliana Repeti and Pierce Bradley
UA Fellow, Med Students Sweep Top Awards at AZ Chapter of American College of Cardiology Event
June 27, 2018

University of Arizona cardiology fellow Dr. Keng Pineda took first place at the Arizona Chapter Annual Meeting the American College of Cardiology for his research poster, “Persistent Fetal Cardiac Troponin.” He’ll continue his research under mentor Dr. Jil Tardiff as a clinical and research fellow at the UA/Banner – University Medical Centger Tucson. Completing the sweep with second and third places were UA medical students Giuliana Repeti and Pierce Bradley—both mentored by Dr. Jordan Lancaster…


Olympian Billy Mills and UA’s Dr. John N. Galgiani Named Keynote Speakers for Association of American Indian Physicians Conference
June 27, 2018
Dr. Galgiani, director of the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence, will present “Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis): In Arizona and Beyond” at the conference, which will be held in Scottsdale, July 26–29. Mills is a Valley fever survivor.

DOM Chair Dr. Monica Kraft addresses faculty at June 2018 general faculty meeting
First Half of 2018 a Whirlwind of Accomplishment by DOM Faculty, Slideshow Attests
June 26, 2018

The “Accolades” and “Research Achievements” part of the UA Department of Medicine General Faculty Meeting held June 25 was full of news for DOM physicians and investigators. Among notable new items, Dr. Marvin Slepian is elected president of ASIO, Banner – UMC is added as a site in the TRIDENT Study on diabetic kidney disease and Dr. Chip Brosius named site PI, and a Dr. Khadijah Breathett article is tagged 'most impactful of the year' by American College of Cardiology. View the video, see the photos, watch the slideshow…


Group shot of participants and photo collage from 2018 IP-CRIT Program dinner at Star Pass Resort
Forty-Plus New Banner UMC Chief Residents Undergo ‘Complex Care for All Ages’ Training
June 25, 2018

The 9th Annual Interprofessional Chief Resident Immersion Training (IP-CRIT) Program in the Care of Complex Patients of All Ages was hosted June 9-10 by the University of Arizona Center on Aging at the J.W. Marriott Star Pass Resort with more than 40 chief residents in attendance. Participating as instructors were the UA Department of Medicine’s Drs. Gordon Carr, Mindy Fain, Bree Johnston and Stacie Pinderhughes. See a photo gallery from the dinner…


Dr. Wei Xiang Wong with Banner Health BE Award for April 2018
South Campus Resident/Soon-to-Be Fellow Wins Banner BE Award
June 22, 2018

Dr. Wei Xiang Wong, a recent graduate of the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program at South Campus and incoming fellow in the UA Nephrology Fellowship Program, was presented recently with the April 2018 BE Award by Banner – University Medicine…


UAHS Healthy Dose blog with Dr. Daniel Persky on supercharging your immune system to fight cancer
Healthy Dose Blog Focuses on Supercharging the Immune System to Fight Cancer
June 22, 2018

Most people familiar with cancer treatment know of three main options: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy—but a newer option, called immunotherapy, is creating quite a buzz across the cancer community. Drs. Daniel Persky and Emmanuel Katsanis offer a few thoughts in the latest blogpost for the UA Healthy Sciences’ Healthy Dose blog…


Cover image of photo gallery for DOM Research Seminar featuring Drs. Paul Langlais and Christina Laukaitis
Drs. Langlais, Laukaitis Offer Grand Finale to Two Years of DOM Research Seminars
June 21, 2018

Two presentations June 14 by the University of Arizona Department of Medicine Drs. Paul Langlais and Christina Laukaitis capped the 2017-18 academic year lectures for the DOM Research Seminar Series with a focus on insulin proteomics and hypermobility syndrome. The seminars will be rolled into Medicine Grand Rounds in 2018-19. This caps 32 speakers and 20 seminars since series began in Fall 2016. See links to photo galleries and archived video…


UA Researchers Develop Novel ‘Lung-on-a-Leaf’ Model to Study Pulmonary Diseases
June 20, 2018
UA College of Medicine – Phoenix scientists cross-utilize plant biology, medicine and engineering to create novel platform.

Dozen physicians get promotion & tenure advancement in UA Department of Medicine
Baker’s Dozen Get Promotions among UA Department of Medicine Faculty
June 19, 2018

A dozen faculty members from seven divisions in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine have been tapped for promotion and tenure advancement. Congratulations to Drs. Tara Carr, Clara Curiel, Dawn Coletta, Ankit Desai, Linda Garland, Louise Hecker, Randy Horwitz, Raj Janardhanan, Sireesha Koppula, Kapil Lotun, Mohammed Sikder, Perry Skeath and Bijin Thajudeen…


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