UA and Mayo Team Up to Improve Heart Care Treatment
March 21, 2017
To advance and improve patient care and alleviate the challenges of training new cardiology-specialized physicians to master cardiac procedures, the University of Arizona Health Sciences and the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix share simulated training.

Translational Studies in Cardiovascular Disease, HIV/AIDS Focus of April DOM Research Seminar
March 20, 2017

At the April 13 seminar, Dr. Ankit Desai will discuss how “Bench-to-Bedside Approaches Unravel Inflammatory Mechanisms Underlying Novel Cardiovascular Phenotypes in Sickle Cell Disease.” His lab in the Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program investigates cardiovascular disparities in minorities with heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. UA Infectious Diseases Chief Dr. Elizabeth Connick, a world-renowned HIV/AIDS researcher, will talk also about “The Role of B Cell Follicles in HIV Replication and Persistence”…

UA Engineers Help You Stay a Heartbeat Ahead of Hackers to Protect Your Health
March 20, 2017

With a million forms of malware released every day, UA electrical and computer engineer Roman Lysecky, PhD, and colleagues are developing technologies to better detect malware in pacemakers and other life-critical health and other devices. Their research is funded by the National Science Foundation and Army Research Office…

‘Lucky’ Match Day for UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2017: Primary Care Residencies Win Largest Share of Students
March 20, 2017

The students opened Match Day envelopes Friday that revealed where they will go for residency training: nearly half of the class – 47 of 98 students – will pursue primary care, the most critical physician shortage in Arizona.

See Where UA Med Students Will Do Their Residency Training per Match Day 2017
March 17, 2017

As is tradition nationwide, graduating University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students gathered March 17 in DuVal Auditorium to learn where they had “matched” in the National Residency Matching Program® for residency training as physicians after convocation. The theme of the event—it coinciding with St. Patrick’s Day, was “Get Lucky in the Match!” Watch the video, view photos and see who’s going where on the next stop in their medical careers…

UA Professor Touts Inhalers in Schools to Aid Students with Asthma
March 16, 2017

Testimony by Dr. Lynn Gerald, clinical research associate director of the UAHS Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center and a member of the Arizona Asthma Coalition, helped in passage of a bill by the Arizona Legislature to allow schools to stock and administer asthma medication via inhalers. Dr. Gerald testified before the House in early February. It passed the House on Feb. 21 and the Senate on March 14. Now, it awaits the governor’s signature… 

El Charro Café Downtown Site of Next Petersen Clinics ‘Meet-Your-Pharmacist’ Event, April 11
March 15, 2017

Hear about healthy eating at the next “Meet-Your -Pharmacist” event hosted by the UA Petersen Clinic pharmacy team—also known as the T-Rx Group (or Team Rx)—at El Charro Café, 311 N. Court Ave., on Tuesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. The dinner is sponsored by ViiV Healthcare, a pharmaceutical firm that specializes in HIV therapies. RSVP today…

Cerner EHR Transition Postponed, Training Sign-Ups, Forums, Workshops Still On
March 13, 2017

The June 1 go-live for the new Cerner electronic health record from the Epic EHR has been delayed, it was announced Friday, March 10. A new date is expected to be announced within two weeks. Physicians and staff are encouraged to take advantage of the extra time to practice in the Cerner environment. Please sign up for training by March 17…

UA Percussionist Seeks to Raise $10,000 for Alzheimer's with Final Recital, March 22
March 10, 2017

Trevor Barroero, a Tucson native, Flinn Scholar and senior percussion student in the UA Fred Fox School of Music, presents a free benefit concert to raise $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. The UA Center on Aging-supported event, titled “…in loving memory,” is presented in memoriam to Trevor’s late father and grandmother. His grandmother, who died in 2012, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. It will be Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m., at Crowder Hall. Donations will be accepted at the event or online…

Final WLSC Speaker Draws Packed House on ‘Pulmonary Vascular Disease’ Talk
March 10, 2017

Dr. Serpil Erzurum, a world-renowned translational scientist on respiratory diseases from the Cleveland Clinic/Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, had them in the aisles for the final Winter Lung Series Conference for the 2016-17 academic year. With a full audience, late attendees either stood or sat on steps. Her lecture—“Metabolism and Hypoxia in Pulmonary Vascular Disease”—doubled as the March 9 installment in the DOM Research Seminar Series…

UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Tracking Your Health with Wearable Technology: A Look at What’s On the Drawing Board,’ March 15
March 9, 2017
Tracking Your Health with Wearable Technology: A Look at What’s On the Drawing Board

Let’s Celebrate Women in Medicine on International Women’s Day – Today
March 8, 2017

As the global day to recognize and honor women, we take this moment on Wednesday, March 8, to celebrate the many women in medicine at the UA Department of Medicine and the benefits that greater opportunities for women in the sciences and compassionate care for our patients offers our society…

Banner Health announces new urgent care sites in East Valley, West Valley and Tucson
March 8, 2017

Banner Health is pleased to offer seven new urgent care sites this month and additional sites coming soon.

Sign Up for Cerner EHR Training by March 17 – Banner Tucson Hospitals, Clinics Transitioning June 1
March 7, 2017

The conversion from Epic to Cerner as provider of the electronic health record (EHR) in the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South hospitals and clinics is now only three months away. In that time, more than 6,000 physicians and staff will undergo Cerner training. All physicians—including residents and fellows—should sign up by March 17 for training…

‘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…