Making Precision Medicine a Reality: Genomics Researchers Discover Road Map to Disease Origin
April 28, 2016

University of Arizona Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University researchers are one step closer to understanding the genetic and biological basis of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and rheumatoid arthritis – and to identifying new drug targets and therapies.

New Banner website preview
Coming soon: New website for Banner - UMC
April 22, 2016

Banner Health—the chief clinical partner for the UA Health Sciences colleges—will soon launch a redesigned, more customer-friendly public website that’s designed to be mobile-friendly and offers new functionality and features. Views are geocentrically coordinated to clinical programs and services of the nearest Banner facilities. Preview it via video highlights here…

The James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy Presents Dr. Victoria Maizes, Internationally Recognized Leader in Integrative Medicine, May 6
April 20, 2016
Dr. Maizes will describe local and national initiatives that are being implemented and producing meaningful change, from school-based mindfulness programs to community gardens as well as University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine programs that can enhance well-being and improve the health of our society. The lecture is free and open to the public.

UA Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Health Advocate Wanda Moore Says Knowledge is Power in Regard to Heart Disease
April 18, 2016
April is National Minority Health Month and the UA Sarver Heart Center Community Coalition for Heart Health Education, a minority outreach program, works year-round to raise awareness of heart health disparities.

UA Health Sciences Leaders Among Phoenix Magazine’s Top 25 `Maestros of Medicine’
April 18, 2016
Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD, and Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, FACEP, FAHA, made Phoenix Magazine’s list of the top 25 most influential people involved in Phoenix health care.

We’re Taking Red Steps to Rise above Heart Failure
April 14, 2016
April 14 is Heart Failure Society of America’s Red Steps Challenge – 6 million red steps to raise awareness of the 6 million Americans who are living with heart failure

UA Physician-Scientist Tackling Neurogenerative Disorders With Novel Stem Cell Technology
April 14, 2016
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and innovative research is especially significant in working toward an eventual cure for this progressive disorder that affects an estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide.

Dr. Lawrence J. Mandarino to Head new UA Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
April 12, 2016

Internationally recognized translational researcher tapped to lead University of Arizona Health Sciences’ efforts to accelerate interdisciplinary research toward the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes and related conditions.

Dr. Charles B. Cairns Named Dean of UA College of Medicine – Tucson
April 11, 2016
A nationally recognized leader in emergency medicine and critical care research, Dr. Cairns has served as interim dean of the college since February 2015.

People and Programs On The Move at Banner – University Medical Center
April 6, 2016

Valley Fever Clinic opens in Tucson in April; Banner – University Medical Center thanks and honors its volunteers April 8; head and neck cancer lecture, April 14.

UA Arthritis Center and UA Athletics Team Up For 2016 Desert Diamond Bear Down Luncheon, April 21
April 6, 2016
UA Vice President for Athletics Greg Byrne and “Voice of the Wildcats” Brian Jeffries will be guest speakers at the event, which benefits research to identify the causes, improve the diagnosis and treatment and find cures for the more than 100 forms of arthritis.

UA Cancer Center Researchers Advocate new Approach To Treat Rare Tissue Disorder
March 31, 2016
Overall implications for this new approach suggest that low energy X-rays or electron beams have a high therapeutic ratio in relieving the limiting symptoms of “Scleredema of Buschke” and in improving the quality of life of the patients afflicted by it.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Co-Sponsor Inaugural Desert Lung Disease Conference, April 15-16
March 28, 2016
Continuing medical education credits are available to as many as 150 clinical practitioners expected to attend the two-day event to learn more about advanced lung disease treatment options.

People and Programs On The Move at the University of Arizona Health Sciences
March 28, 2016
Dr. Samuel Keim elected to the board of the American Board of Emergency Medicine; University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center researchers received Best Scientific Presentation Award; Dr. Lynn Gerald, nationally known expert in the area of school-based asthma, received University of Alabama at Birmingham’s highest honor.

Med Student Bachelorette host and contestant at Tucson Match Day festivities
Internal Medicine First Choice for Match Day Surprises
March 21, 2016

Shawn Ong was first to announce winning his top pick for Match Day at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson. Among 99 local students participating in the national event, he's headed for Yale-New Haven for an internal medicine residency. Many chose to stay in Tucson for their resident physician training...

Primary Care Wins the Largest Share of Students in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2016
March 19, 2016
The students opened Match Day envelopes Friday that revealed where they will go for residency training: nearly 40 percent of the class – 39 of 99 students – will pursue primary care, the most critical physician shortage in Arizona.

March 17, 2016
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2016 and medical graduates across the country learn where they will go for residency training during National Residency Matching Program ceremonies coordinated to occur at the same time.

UA’s Dr. Scott Klewer Receives Congenital Heart Surveillance Grant from the March of Dimes
March 3, 2016

The Arizona CHSTRONG project will provide a more complete understanding of the social and quality-of-life issues facing individuals with congenital heart disease from throughout the state as they transition into adulthood.

White House Announcement: UA Health Sciences Commits Biomedical Informatics and Genome Medicine Teams to National Precision Medicine Initiative
February 25, 2016

The University of Arizona Health Sciences will commit significant resources to precision medicine – translating large-scale clinical and genomic data to accelerate disease prevention, early detection and treatment – through the UA Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics and the UA Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine.

Dr. Jorge Jaramillo Gomez, Global Leader in Cancer Research, Joins UA Health Sciences
February 24, 2016

Jorge Gomez, MD, PhD, a global health cancer research leader, translational researcher and health disparities expert, formerly with the National Cancer Institute, joins the University of Arizona Health Sciences.