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Of 7,500 Applicants, Last of 450 Internal Medicine Residency Candidates Finish Interviews, Tours
January 29, 2016

Final Applicant Visit Day events preceding the 2016-17 Resident Match Day ceremonies took place in January. In all, nearly 3,500 applications were received for each UA Internal Medicine Residency Program—at Tucson and South campus—and more than 400 candidates interviewed for about 40 positions. The Dermatology Residency Program got more than 450 applications and interviewed about 45 candidates...


UA Researchers Identify Food Additive that May Help Prevent Skin Cancer
January 21, 2016

Unlike sunscreen, the nutritional compound protects skin from the inside out.


New UA Chief of Infectious Diseases Has Long History of Novel Research into HIV, AIDS Prevention
January 20, 2016

The University of Colorado – Denver’s Dr. Elizabeth Connick will succeed Dr. Stephen Klotz in April as chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, bringing a broad research portfolio on HIV and AIDS prevention to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.


UA Endocrinologist Dr. Merri Pendergrass Chosen for Top State Award by American Diabetes Association
January 12, 2016

The head of the Adult Diabetes Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will be among a dozen to be honored Thursday at annual awards dinner in Phoenix.


Leading Nutrition Conference to Assemble World Experts in Denver in March
January 11, 2016

13th conference by the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine reaches out to health-care providers


‘Tomorrow’s Cures Today,’ Inaugural Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Symposium, Jan. 30
January 8, 2016

The free event, presented by the University of Arizona Health Sciences, UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, is open to UA faculty, staff and students as well as health professionals and the public.


Dr. David Labiner
University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 2016 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference Addresses ‘Pain and Your Brain,’ Jan. 23
January 8, 2016

Conference features keynote speaker Dr. David M. Labiner, head of the UA Department of Neurology; a lunch roundtable and breakout sessions with doctors and alternative therapy practitioners.


UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center Receives $1.69M Grant from Maternal and Child Health Bureau to Train Leaders to Care for Kids with Pulmonary Disorders
January 8, 2016
The UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center serves as a regional and national resource center for training and educating the next generation of leaders who care for children with chronic pulmonary disorders within the disciplines of medicine, nursing, nutrition, social work, pharmacy and family advocacy.

UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives $40,000 from `Courtney’s Courage’ for Pediatric Cancer Research
December 22, 2015
Funds will support research at the UA Steele Center that is examining novel immunotherapy strategies against pediatric cancer.

Dr. Jil Tardiff
UAHS Announces: Happy Holidays with Cardiology Newsletter, Grand Rounds, Advances in Aging and Cell Therapy Symposium
December 21, 2015

Cardiology brings in Case Western's Daniel Simon, MD, in the "Hunt for Acute MI Genes"; GI's Sasha Taleban, MD, talks "Inflammatory Bowel Disease & the Elderly"; Translational & Regenerative Medicine announces Jan. 30 all-day symposium, and BCD Colloquium spring schedule includes Dr. Jil Tardiff...


A Man of Vision: Interdisciplinary Researcher and Department Head Art Gmitro
December 21, 2015

Arthur F. Gmitro is a very busy man. A professor of medical imaging in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson with a joint appointment in the UA College of Optical Sciences, he holds the Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard Chair in Breast Cancer Imaging and also is head of the UA College of Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering.


UA College of Pharmacy Researcher Investigates New Flu Treatments
December 21, 2015

Flu season has arrived, making the work of one University of Arizona researcher important to everyone. Jun Wang is developing new, effective treatments for the influenza A virus.


Dr. Hart Boosts Health Sciences' Innovation in Letter, Blog Post and Report
December 18, 2015

UA President Ann Weaver Hart put the spotlight this past week on UA Health Sciences and innovative research and researchers’ accomplishments, including Cardiology’s Marvin Slepian, MD, and the Valley Fever Center for Excellence, which announced today the award of $2 million in NIH funding to participate in clinical trials that will start here in January…


Rheumatology News: LHWA Conference Jan. 23, Tucson Lifestyle on Lupus, 1st Eric Gall Endowed Lecture, and the Black-and-White of Knee Replacement
December 17, 2015

Neurology chief Dr. David Labiner to keynote Living Healthy With Arthritis conference Jan. 23, Dr. Ernest Vina talks lupus in Tucson Lifestyle  article, Stanford prof Katie Lorig gives first Eric Gall Endowed Lecture, a UA professors paper published on African American, white knee replacement preferences… 


UA Internal Medicine Residents Get Early Holiday Present – A New Lounge
December 17, 2015

The new Resident Lounge for the UA Department of Medicine opened Thursday, Dec. 17, to great fanfare with a ribbon-cutting event and red, white, blue and chocolate cupcakes. Drs. Monica Kraft and Laura Meinke clipped the big red bow to cheers of the residents…


UA College of Nursing Professor Marylyn McEwen Receives American Public Health Association Award
December 11, 2015
Dr. McEwen, expert border-health researcher and mentor, was honored with the Ruth B. Freeman Award for her distinguished career in public health education and research.

UAHS Announces: Cancer Center Holiday Craft Fair, BUMC Research Guidance, Grand Rounds, Visiting Scholars and More
December 8, 2015

Kiewit Auditorium will host the UACC Craft Fair at noon, Fri., Dec. 18; visiting scholars from IU, Maryland, Northwestern, UC-Riverside, Johns Hopkins, USC and Case Western; multiple grand rounds on DOM themes, and work-life panel discussion that includes Dr. Gordon Carr…


UA Sarver Heart Center Presents “How to Avoid a Heart Attack”
December 8, 2015

Green Valley Lecture Series with cardiologist from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center in cooperation with Green Valley Recreation, Inc.


DOM Quality & Safety Blog: AHRQ Top Patient Safety Recommendations
November 30, 2015

Not familiar with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) top patient safety recommendations? Refresh your memory with this first posting of a new blog for the UA Department of Medicine from our vice chair for Quality & Safety, Dr. Phil Factor...


DOM Media Mentions: HIV Drug, Valley Fever Spike and Geriatrics Awards Among Top News Items
November 25, 2015

Among recent news item topics are a drug, PrEP, that prevents HIV infection, a front page article on a recent Valley Fever spike, two awards from the Arizona Geriatrics Society, and macular degeneration treatment with a Parkinson’s drug…


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