‘Class of 2020’ Medical Students Already Breaking Records Before White Coat Ceremony
August 4, 2016

See photos and video of the White Coat Ceremony welcoming the Class of 2020 to the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and UA Department of Medicine faculty physicians who assisted. With a record student body of 135 and the most applications ever received for a class, this year’s incoming medical students begin the journey of their medical careers as record-breakers…

UA Nephrologist Co-Authors Book on Diabetes and Kidney Disease
August 3, 2016

Just released in July by Adis, a publishing unit of Springer Nature, Managing Diabetic Nephropathies in Clinical Practice includes a chapter written by Bijin Thajudeen, MD, an assistant professor in the UA Division of Nephrology who joined the faculty in 2013 after completing his residency and fellowship here. He noted the international scope of the book with authors from Austria, Japan and the United States…

Dozens Show for Cancer Center Clinical Trials Presentation
August 2, 2016

About three dozen people came to learn about the Phase 1 New Therapeutics Program at the UA Cancer Center on Thursday, July 28, during an Open House at the center’s North Campus outpatient clinic, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., that featured Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD, director of the UACC Phase I Clinical Trials Program…

Once Again, Department of Medicine Leads Way on 'Best Hospital' National Rankings
August 2, 2016

National rankings for the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital 2016-17 list recognize two of our specialties—Nephrology (39th) and Geriatrics (46th)—and cite three more specialties—Cancer Care, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, and Pulmonology—along with four common adult procedures and conditions in our department as “high performing”…

UA Cancer Center Retains Prestigious NCI Comprehensive Status with $17.6M Award
August 1, 2016
Comprehensive designation gives Arizonans access to research-driven, highly personalized, cancer care and treatments. The UA Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center headquartered in Arizona and is one of 45 in the nation.

New IDSA Guidance for PCPs on Coccidioidomycosis Led by UA Valley Fever Center Director
July 29, 2016

UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence Director John Galgiani, MD, is the lead author on new updated guidance from the Infectious Diseases Society of America for primary care physicians and other clinicians on treatment and care of patients suffering from coccidioidomycosis, a fungal disease endemic to soils of the Southwest known as Valley Fever…

A Good Line in Often Means Good Results Out
July 29, 2016

With the start of July, a number of new physicians in training are making the rounds and becoming familiar with their clinical colleagues and new duties as residents or fellows. That includes learning in the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) at the UA College of Medicine…

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UA Geriatrics, Palliative Care Chief Supports U.S. Senate Bid to Advance At-Home Primary Care
July 25, 2016

As American Academy of Home Care Medicine president, Dr. Mindy Fain—chief of UA Division of Geriatric, General Internal and Palliative Medicine and co-director of UA Center on Aging—joins backers in Washington, DC, to introduce new legislation to make Medicare’s Independence At Home pilot program permanent…

UA Grad Student Uses Her Rheumatoid Arthritis to Fuel Research
July 22, 2016

Laura Hopkins, a graduate student and member of research team of endocrinologist Janet Funk, MD, has a personal interest in the turmeric study spearheaded by Dr. Funk that’s taking aim on easing symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis…

Grant Funds Research and Clinical Trial to Address Health Disparities in Bone Marrow Transplantation
July 21, 2016
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “Translational Research Program” grant will advance ongoing haplo-BMT research at the UA Steele Children’s Research Center, and support a UA Cancer Center Phase I/II clinical trial based on UA research findings published recently in the British Journal of Haematology.

Crazy Good, Healthful Treats, Screening and Advice Accompany 1st DPEC Diabetes & Wellness Health Fair
July 20, 2016

With a stupendous response to its inaugural health fair, the UA Division of Endocrinology and Banner – UMC Diabetes Prevention & Education Center were more than happy with the enthusiastic turnout at the fair—held in partnership with the YMCA of Southern Arizona and the American Diabetes Association…

UA Cancer Center Lecture on Carcinoid, Neuroendocrine Cancers Draws Two Dozen
July 20, 2016

Surgeons Yi-Zarn Wang, MD, and Marian Porubsky, MD, and dietitian Michelle Bratton, RD, were among speakers July 17 at a free lecture co-sponsored by Arizona Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Foundation at the UA Cancer Center – North Campus…

UA Pharmacy Professor Wins 2 NIH Grants of $3.6M to Study Arsenic, Lung Cancer
July 19, 2016

UA College of Pharmacy professor Donna Zhang, PhD, is the principal investigator on two new R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health that will provide more than $3 million for her research into how arsenic causes lung cancer...

UA Cancer Center Open House to Focus on Bone Marrow Transplants, Aug. 15
July 19, 2016

Two members of the BMT-Leukemia Multidisciplinary Clinic team, Drs. Faiz Anwer and Amit Agarwal, will be presenters at the next UA Cancer Center North Campus  Open House on Monday, Aug. 15, at the Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic — aka, Banner – UMC North, at 3838 N. Campbell Ave. Another on "Clinical Trials" with Dr. Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD, is scheduled for Thursday, July 28…

UA Sarver Heart Center Welcomes Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dr. Mathew Hutchinson
July 19, 2016
The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center welcomes Mathew D. Hutchinson, MD, as the new director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program in the Division of Cardiology at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson.

UA Health Sciences Study of Devastating Lung Disorders in the Critically Ill Receives $11.4 Million Boost
July 18, 2016
Five-year National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute program project grant led by UA Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia

New Physicians-in-Training Get Oriented at Marriott Event, June 30
July 14, 2016

Incoming interns, residents and fellows at the UA College of Medicine get briefed on patient care, enhancing the patient experience and what’s expected of them as physicians in training at the Banner – UMC Tucson and South hospitals. See photos from the event, held June 30 at the Tucson Marriott University Park…

UA Infectious Diseases Experts to Collaborate on National Effort to Develop HIV Cure
July 13, 2016

Researchers at the University of Arizona will receive about $650,000 as part of the “BELIEVE” team, led by George Washington University, which received a $28 million, five-year Martin Delaney Collaboratory grant from the National Institutes of Health to find a cure for HIV.

Rheumatology Roundup: ARHP Presidents of UA Recognized, Inaugural SCARI Lecture, and Bear Down Luncheon Results
July 12, 2016

Since they couldn’t attend San Francisco’s annual meeting, a reception at the home of Division of Rheumatology Chief Kent Kwoh, MD, served to honor the three former ARHP presidents from Tucson. Other news focuses on the Inaugural Southwestern Clinic and Research Institute (SCARI) Lecture and the Bear Down Luncheon…

Investing in the Next Generation of Cancer Fighters: American Cancer Society Recognizes Promising Research Capabilities at the UA Cancer Center
July 12, 2016
The American Cancer Society has awarded the University of Arizona Cancer Center $360,000 to provide “seed money” for the initiation of projects by promising junior investigators. These start-up funds can yield large returns in future research funding and outcomes.