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Chances for Collaboration, Training to Abound at DOM’s First PI Research Poster Night, Jan. 17
January 10, 2017

The UA Department of Medicine will host an inaugural Principal Investigators (PI) Poster Session on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in Kiewit Auditorium at the UA Cancer Center. You’ll see a broad taste of the work by faculty physicians and researchers who serve as PIs for numerous federal-grant-supported and otherwise funded projects. Come learn about opportunities for collaboration as well as research training for fellows, residents and students…


UA Physicians Picked for National Advisory Board of SPS 2017 Telehealth Conference
January 10, 2017

The Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase (SPS) conference picks three UA physicians among 25 national telemedicine thought leaders and health-care innovators to lead its third event in Phoenix this October. Among them are Dr. Joe Alpert, editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Medicine, Dr. Dan Derksen, Arizona Center for Rural Health director, and Dr. Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, former senior VP for health sciences. UA's Dr. Ron Weinstein, the Arizona Telemedicine Program director, also is the event’s honorary co-chair…


UA Cancer Center Teams up With Tucson Jewish Community Center to Deliver Four-Part Cancer Education Series
January 10, 2017

From precision medicine, to novel drug development, to the new frontiers of immunology, researchers and clinicians from the University of Arizona Cancer Center will discuss the state of cancer research and its impact on the newest and most promising cancer-fighting treatments moving into the clinic.


Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Lecture Series: ‘Resuscitation Research: More Ways to Cheat Death,’ Jan. 18
January 10, 2017
On Jan. 18, Karl B. Kern, MD, and Gordon A. Ewy, MD, will present a community lecture, part of Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary Lecture Series, on the Resuscitation Research Group’s history and continued progress to improve care for sudden cardiac arrest patients.

Runners' Brains May Have More Connectivity, UA Research Shows
January 9, 2017

MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to complex tasks like playing a musical instrument. UA anthropologist  David Raichlen, PhD, co-designed the study with UA psychologist Gene Alexander, PhD, who studies brain aging and Alzheimer's disease…


Well-Heeled or On Your Toes, How We Walk Offers Anthropological Advantage
January 9, 2017

Walking heel-to-toe gives humans the mechanical advantage of longer "virtual limbs," suggests UA researcher and anthropologist James Webber whose studies includes why we walk on our heels instead of our toes. In medicine, his research is of interest to orthopedics and rheumatology subspecialties…


Vitamin E and Selenium Don’t Prevent Polyps That Can Lead to Colorectal Cancer
January 9, 2017
Led by the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Peter Lance, MD, a SWOG review of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) results definitively shows that these two antioxidants don’t prevent colorectal adenomas – polyps that are the premalignant precursors to most colorectal cancers.

Wildcat Hockey Team to Host Third Annual `Pink the Rink’ Jan. 20
January 4, 2017

Wildcat hockey players will sport pink jerseys honoring those who have suffered from cancer when they take on Utah at the Tucson Convention Center. Community members are invited to purchase and place the name of a loved one on a special jersey to be worn by an Arizona player during the game. Proceeds from jersey sales will benefit the University of Arizona Cancer Center.


Pre-Winter Break DOM Faculty, Staff Gatherings Offer Visual Panorama
December 23, 2016

Toward the end of the year, gatherings to celebrate accomplishments, to acknowledge mutual contributions toward those and to look forward in anticipation of the future are customary in all cultures. See photo galleries from the UA Department of Medicine faculty and staff gatherings, as well as the Division of Rheumatology gathering and other images of seasonal décor...


Grand Rounds Getting Crowded with DOM New Additions, Other Events
December 22, 2016

With Infectious Diseases joining UA Department of Medicine divisions who’ve added grand rounds lectures back to their academic calendars—and Nephrology expected to join them soon—space on your calendar may be at a premium this winter. That’s particularly true with other events joining them, including the Winter Lung Series, Sarver 30th Anniversary Series and a new public Banner – UMC Lecture Series to be launched Feb. 2 by Dr. Monica Kraft…


Tucson Roadrunners Hockey Player Who Survived Sudden Cardiac Arrest Thanks Caregivers
December 22, 2016

In a heartfelt first public appearance since suffering sudden cardiac arrest during a hockey game Nov. 19 at Tucson Arena, Tucson Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham and his mother thanked caregivers from Banner – UMC and St. Mary’s Hospital. Like his initial collapse on the ice in a game versus the Manitoba Moose, news of his “miraculous” recovery spread around the globe with articles posted from England to Malaysia…


Cancer Program Earns Accreditation and Commendation from Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
December 22, 2016
The cancer program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson has been granted three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.

‘Medication Discoveries in the Pipeline’ Focus of Next Petersen Clinic Team Rx Reception
December 21, 2016

The Petersen Clinics Pharmacy Group—aka T-Rx Group (or Team Rx)—is providing a presentation on “In the Pipeline: Medication Discoveries” at its next meet-your-pharmacist community event Friday, Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network, 2660 N. 1st Ave…


San Diego Gastroenterologist to Present at DOM Research Seminar as Guest Lecturer
December 21, 2016

A special guest speaker, San Diego gastroenterologist Jesús Rivera-Nieves, MD, a physician-scientist with UC San Diego Health, has been named to present on inflammatory bowel disease at the DOM Research Seminar Series lecture on Thursday, Jan. 12, noon-1 p.m., at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Room 5403…


Holiday Miracle on Ice: Tucson Roadrunners Hockey Player Thanks Teams for Saving his Life
December 20, 2016
After collapsing at a Nov. 19 game, Tucson Roadrunners hockey team captain Craig Cunningham is recovering from cardiac arrest at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

Past ATS President Dr. Nicholas Hill Launches 2016 Winter Lung Series Conference
December 15, 2016

The first speaker in the Winter Lung Series Conferences, the world-renowned and past American Thoracic Society president Dr. Nicholas Hill spoke today at the College of Medicine – Tucson on “Group 2 Pulmonary Hypertension: A Conundrum Wrapped in an Enigma.” Next up is Northwestern’s Dr. Scott Budinger on Thursday, Jan. 26, noon-1 p.m…


DOM Chair Offers Congratulatory 2016 Year-In-Review
December 14, 2016

DOM faculty and staff enjoyed an exciting year with many accomplishments to our credit. Clinically, our pulmonary and critical care team help revive the Lung Transplant Program and the Kidney Transplant Program broke all records. Research awards and publication for our faculty were through the roof in 2016. And recruitment success means many new faces and expanded programs across our now 14 divisions, with the addition in 2017 of the Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine…


Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Offers Free Webinars – ‘Anti-Inflammatory Medications’ Next Topic, Dec. 14
December 13, 2016

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is offering a free webinar, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14, on “Anti-Inflammatory Medications” as part of its PFF Disease Education Webinar Series. David J. Lederer, MD, co-director of the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Interstitial Lung Disease Program—a PFF Care Center Network site like Banner – UMC Tucson. Prior webinars also available for viewing…


UA Team Wins $2M NIH Grant to Study Impact of Sleep, Activity on Diabetes
December 12, 2016

A team led by Michelle Perfect, PhD, associate professor in the UA College of Education's Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies and a collaborator with the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences, has been awarded a $2 million grant to study the impact of sleep and daily routines on care for youths with Type 1 diabetes…


Arizona Telemedicine Program to Host Third National Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase Conference, Oct. 2-3 in Phoenix
December 12, 2016
SPS 2017 reflects and stimulates the growing market for telemedicine services and products; the conference will be held in Phoenix, Oct. 2-3, 2017.

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