News

Class of 2016-17 Interns to Arrive Later in June
June 3, 2016

Thirty-six new incoming interns (aka first-year resident physicians) and a transfer resident arrive this month to begin training in the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program for the 2016-17 academic year, including 28 categorical residents and eight preliminary residents. Preliminary interns will spend their intern year here before joining another residency program…


Tucson Campus Internal Medicine Resident Tours
Graduating Tucson Campus Internal Medicine Residents Set Sights on Future
June 2, 2016

Most graduating residents from the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program - Tucson Campus know where they're headed next in their careers. Find out where they'll be training or practicing...


Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD
UA Cancer Center Awarded $360K from American Cancer Society for Research 'Seed' Grants
May 31, 2016

These Institutional Research Grants are highly competitive block grants intended as "seed money" for initiation of pilot projects by promising junior investigators. Junior faculty are asked to apply by mid-June with a letter of intent and proposal deadline to follow in August and October…


Pioneering Research Tool Developed at UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
May 25, 2016

In partnership with the University of Luxembourg (link is external), scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have developed a new instrument for studying a biological model of the human gastrointestinal tract that mimics the actual conditions and processes that occur within the intestine.


UA Health Sciences Employee Excellence Recognized
May 25, 2016
Honoring the best of the best, the University of Arizona Health Sciences 2016 Awards of Excellence recognize the service and achievement of appointed personnel and staff.

UA Researcher Maps Potential Danger Areas for the Vector That Transmits Zika Virus
May 25, 2016

Kacey Ernst, PhD, MPH, associate professor and infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, maps the relative seasonal abundance of Ae. aegypti the mosquito that carries Zika in the United States.


UA Racial Disparities in Knee Replacement Paper Picked for CORR Spotlight Article, Interview
May 24, 2016

An article on patient-centered interventions and African-American access to knee replacement written by University of Arizona rheumatologist Ernest R. Vina, MD, not only was published by CORR but chosen as the journal’s spotlight article of the month and for its “Take 5” author Q&A interview. It was among more than a dozen by UA Rheumatology faculty published in the past year…


Twitter chat tonight, May 24, with UA’s Dr. Roy-Chaudhury
May 24, 2016

UA nephrology chief to lead Twitter chat on behalf of American Society of Nephrology on eve of Kidney Health Initiative stakeholder meeting in Washington, DC, area…


See ‘Passing On’ Before AZPM Film Airs Nationally on PBS
May 23, 2016

Thoughtful broadcast on the importance of end-of-life planning tells touching patient, family, physician (including Drs. Mindy Fain and Monica Vandivort) and medical student perspectives on our final days and how best to plan for them. It premiered locally on PBS 6 in late February and can still be viewed online…


S. Campus Resident Pulls Hat Trick of Three Awards, Capped by Win at ACP Nationals
May 20, 2016

South Campus resident Kai Rou Tey, MD, took top honors at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Nationals in Washington, DC, May 3-4, for her quality improvement project abstract—as well as two other recent awards…


Sairam Parthsarathy, MD
Sleep Medicine’s Parthasarathy to Receive COM Faculty Mentoring Award, May 25
May 20, 2016

Dr. Sai Parthasarathy is one of several faculty physicians who’ll receive a 2016 College of Medicine Faculty Mentoring Award at the May 25 General Faculty Meeting in Kiewit Auditorium with a reception to follow… 


Elaine Hutchison, MS4, wins J.W. Smith Award for Outstanding Medical Student
DOM Annual Awards Honor Forty at Arizona Inn
May 18, 2016

A total of 42 awards were presented to medical students, residents, fellows and faculty physicians at the Arizona Inn during the annual University of Arizona Department of Medicine Education Awards Reception, April 18…


DOM Docs Open New Geriatric Consultation Clinics at Banner – UMC
May 18, 2016

Two additional mornings per week are available for Banner, community physicians to make geriatric patient referrals, courtesy of Drs. Paul Gee and Ana Sanguineti…


Photo spread of Match Day at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson
With Graduation, New Residents Begin Internal Medicine Training in July
May 17, 2016

Congrats to all graduating medical students. In Tucson, we’ll be joined by 36 new internal medicine residents at the Tucson Campus program, 10 new internal medicine residents at the South Campus program and two new dermatology residents. See photos from graduation and Match Day…


UA Health Sciences Supports Diverse and Determined Pathways to Medicine
May 17, 2016

Four UA students share their stories of being accepted into the UA Health Sciences Pathways Programs. The Phoenix- and Tucson-based programs have successfully changed the diversity of the UA Colleges of Medicine and ultimately will impact the diversity of the medical workforce.


Internal medicine residents at the University of Arizona discuss a poster project on cardiology
Four of 25 Tucson Campus IM Residents Take Top Honors in Research AHD Poster Competition
May 10, 2016

Twenty-five participants in the 2016 Research Academic Half-Day poster competition for residents in the Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus shared their work for viewing and judging April 28 in DuVal Auditorium. Top honors went to Roberto Bernardo, MD; Justin Lee, MBBS; Jawad Bilal, MBBS, and Manjinder Kaur, DO. See a photo collage here…


Dr. Gregorio named Vice Dean for Innovation and Development for UA College of Medicine – Tucson
May 10, 2016
Carol Gregorio, PhD, has been appointed vice dean for innovation and development in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (COM-T), effective May 9.

Dr. Akinlolu Ojo Leads Discussion About Precision Medicine with Bioscience Leaders
May 9, 2016

He was the Keynote Speaker at this Year’s AZBio Expo


Preventing Asthma in Children: University of Arizona Researchers Are One Step Closer
May 5, 2016
Leaders at the University of Arizona Health Sciences predict that a preventive medicine will be a landmark achievement in the history of asthma research. The national study is funded by a $27 million National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute grant.

Women with Heart Disease Often Don’t Realize It
May 5, 2016

Research shows that women and health-care professionals both have difficulty recognizing symptoms of heart disease in women, which can lead to delayed treatment and incorrect diagnoses, says University of Arizona nursing professor Anne Rosenfeld.


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