GI Oncology Team to Host Pancreatic, Liver Cancer Community Awareness Event, Oct. 27
October 3, 2016

“Pancreatic & Liver Cancer Awareness” is the theme of the next UA Cancer Center Open House, Thursday, Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m., being billed as a Community Education Event by organizers on the UA Cancer Center Gastrointestinal Oncology Team. Several groups—American Liver Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, American Cancer Society, etc.—also will be present…

BRA Day Participants, Oct. 22, to Receive Free Copy of Dr. Neumayer’s ‘Biography of a Breast’
October 3, 2016

The Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day event will be held on Oct. 22, 2016, at the Komen Arizona office, 2099 E. River Road, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will receive free, signed copy of Meet Virginia: A Biography of a Breast, by UA breast cancer surgeon Leigh Neumayer, MD, who chairs the Department of Surgery at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – UMC… 

$100,000 Grant to UA Researchers Will Help Increase Mammograms and Breast Cancer Awareness for Latinas in Arizona
October 3, 2016
Drs. Jorge Gomez and Usha Menon, principal investigators on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant, will target their efforts on the U.S.-Mexico border population to decrease cancer disparities in the Hispanic female population.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Earns 2016 Health Professions Diversity Award
October 3, 2016

The college was honored with INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.

Sarver Heart Center Celebrates 30 Years with Anniversary Lecture Series
September 30, 2016

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its founding this year, the UA Sarver Heart Center will launch a monthly lecture series beginning with the new director of its Cardiac Electrophysiology Program Mathew Hutchinson, MD, on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Prior registration is required, but the events—to be held in DuVal Auditorium—are free and open to the public…

Thirty New Faculty Begin UA Careers in Department of Medicine since July 1
September 29, 2016

A total of 30 new faculty—including a division chief, associate dean for student affairs, ICU medical director, and three investigators for the new UAHS Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism—have started their practices, teaching and/or research careers in the UA Department of Medicine since July 1, across our 13 divisions and the Informatics section under the UAHS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics...

Lifelong Cancer Fighter Dr. Robert Livingston Passes Away
September 28, 2016

Robert Livingston, MD, 75, an oncologist at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, a professor in the UA Division of Hematology and Oncology and a four-decades long physician-scientist with the Southwest Oncology Group, died Sept. 8. A celebration of his life will be held at the home of David Alberts, MD, a past UA Cancer Center director, on Oct. 15, 4-6 p.m...

$1 Million Gift to Support Integrative Medicine at UA Health Sciences
September 28, 2016

Chicago-area philanthropist shares passion for work of Dr. Andrew Weil, integrative medicine pioneer and director of the UA Center for Integrative Medicine.

New UA Geriatrician to Talk ‘Lewy Body Dementia’ at Advances in Aging Lecture, Oct. 10
September 27, 2016

Corinne Self, MD, will present on “Understanding Lewy Body Dementia”—a common form of dementia that affects cognitive functions for organization and planning as well as visual-spatial areas—at the next talk in the Advances in Aging Lecture Series, Monday, Oct. 10, noon-1 p.m. in Kiewit Auditorium, 1515 N. Campbell Ave. in Tucson...

UA Researchers Launch App for 'Citizen-Scientists' to Track Zika Virus
September 27, 2016

Scientists at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health launched Kidenga, a free smartphone app for Android and iOS that allows users to report mosquito activity, symptoms of illness and help detect outbreaks...

Read All About South Campus Residency Program in Fall Newsletter
September 26, 2016

The latest issue of the South Campus Pulse, the newsletter of the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus at Banner – University Medical Center South is out. Read about new residents, who’s presenting posters in New Orleans, who’s getting published in the British Medical Journal and Journal of American Medicine, weddings, engagements, case reports, profiles and more… 

Hemodialysis, Feline Parasite Subject of Next DOM Research Seminar, Oct. 13
September 26, 2016

Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury will speak about hemodialysis and vascular access, while Dr. Anita Koshy will discuss how the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, common in cat feces and contaminated food, affects the central nervous system. Theirs is the second of 10 lectures pairing a senior and junior faculty investigator from the Department of Medicine through June 2017…

Grateful Lung Cancer Survivor to Speak at Oct. 5 Living Healthy With Arthritis Lecture
September 26, 2016

The UA Arthritis Center has extended a special invitation to their colleagues in the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and Division of Hematology and Oncology to attend the Living Healthy With Arthritis lecture on Oct. 5, which features Canyon Ranch's Michael Hewitt, PhD, a lung cancer survivor who was treated at Banner – UMC Tucson...

Cardiologist Dr. Michael A. LaCombe to Present ‘The Importance of Family History,’ Oct. 6
September 23, 2016

Free and open to the public, the presentation is part of the Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine series sponsored by the Flinn Foundation.

Heart Disease and Sleep: Expert Panel Reports That Both Duration and Quality May Impact Heart Health
September 21, 2016
In its first scientific statement on sleep, the American Heart Association and its committee of heart health and sleep researchers, including Michael Grandner, PhD, of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, find in a review of current evidence that too much or too little sleep, along with sleep-related breathing irregularities and insomnia, may be linked to heart risk factors.

UA-Led Team Receives PCORI Engagement Award for Patient-Centered SLEEP2 Project
September 21, 2016

The University of Arizona, Project Sleep and the Sleep Research Network are teaming up to engage patients, scientists and other stakeholders as partners in sleep research; the first of four events for sleep researchers and the public will be held Friday, Oct. 7, in Bethesda, Md.

UPDATE: Nearly 40 Show for Cancer Center Open House, Next Events on BRA Day, Oct. 22, and GI Cancers, Oct. 27
September 16, 2016

Three dozen-plus people turned out Sept. 9 for the UA Cancer Center Open House to hear a talk about “Lymphoma & Leukemia” by Drs. Daniel Persky and Ravi Krishnadasan. Next event, Sat., Oct. 22, focuses on Breast Reconstruction Awareness and the UACC Breast Health Team with a program also Thu., Oct. 27, on GI cancers… 

Standing Room Only for Initial DOM Research Seminar on Asthma
September 8, 2016

The first lecture in the UA Department of Medicine's Research Seminar Series filled the seats in UAHS 8403 on Sept. 8 to hear Drs. Monica Kraft and Julie Ledford discuss their research on "Surfactant Protein-A (SP-A) & Asthma: From Basic Science to Translational Research." The next speakers in the series are Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Chief, Division of Nephrology, and Dr. Anita Koshy, assistant professor in the Departments of Neurology and Immunobiology, at noon Thursday, Oct. 13...

DOM First Research Seminar in Room 8403 at Noon, Thursday, Sept. 8
September 7, 2016

The inaugural lecture in the new Department of Medicine Research Seminar Series will be at noon, Sept. 8, in UAHS Room 8403, also known as the Chase Bank Auditorium. Presenting are Drs. Monica Kraft and Julie Ledford with the theme, "Surfactant Protein-A and Asthma: From Basic Science to Translational Research"…

Dr. Janet Funk to Launch Return of ‘Endocrinology Grand Rounds’
September 6, 2016

A new Endocrinology Grand Round lecture series will begin Sept. 13 with Janet Funk, MD, as the initial presenter on the theme, “The Pharmacognosy of Turmeric: Harnessing Nature to Protect Bone.” They’re being revived by new Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Chief Lawrence Mandarino, PhD, with a goal of bringing in visiting scholars—starting with local research academics…