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Dr. Daniel Persky Named Associate Director of Clinical Investigations at UA Cancer Center
September 22, 2015

Daniel Persky, MD, a leading physician-scientist in the field of lymphoma translational research, has been named associate director of clinical investigations and director, Clinical Trials Office (CTO), at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Dr. Persky will work closely with UA Cancer Center leadership to enhance clinical and translational research efforts.


University of Arizona’s Dr. Fernando D. Martinez to Lead Transformative Research Center Focused on Asthma and Airway Disease
September 21, 2015

Center to focus on translational studies of asthma immunology, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment


'Z-Factor' to Explore Sleep, Learning Link
September 15, 2015

By looking at the connection of the two, a UA-led project headed by Michelle Perfect, PhD, an associate professor in the UA College of Education has significant implications for STEM recruitment and retention, as well as family engagement and teacher development. Her team’s efforts are reinforced by a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant and additional funding from the American Diabetes Association to look at the impact of sleep woes on diabetic children…


UA Arthritis Center Research Featured in Journals, Conferences
September 11, 2015

UA lupus and osteoarthritis research were the subject of articles in Lupus Science & Medicine, Arthritis and Rheumatology, and MedPage Today, while center director Dr. Kent Kwoh heads to China and California for several speaking engagements…


Latest AHSC Announcements tout ‘Top Docs,’ Hispanic scholars, Infectious Diseases in Elderly Seminar
September 9, 2015

New nursing associate dean’s research focuses on early cancer detection for the underserved, Tufts pulmonary chief discusses 'Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension' at DOM Grand Rounds, interprofessional emergency preparedness exercise announced – Oct. 16…


Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD , Lavanya Kodali, MD , Sireesha Koppula, MD , Asjad Sardar, MD , Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD
With New Chief, Staff, UA Nephrology Division Focuses on Partnerships to Deliver Innovative, High-Quality Kidney Care
September 9, 2015

As the new UA, Banner kidney specialist leader in Tucson, Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury brings his lab from the University of Cincinnati where the NIH-funded physician scientist was director of the Dialysis Vascular Access Research Group and embraces the UA’s academic, community and industry collaborative approach.


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Pooja Rajguru Awarded Theodore H. Koff Graduate Scholarship For Studies in Aging and Gerontology
September 8, 2015

The UA Center on Aging presents the scholarship each year to outstanding UA graduate health professions students who are pursuing studies or have an interest in aging, health care administration or gerontology.


UA Medical Team Wins Accreditation for Banner – UMC Tucson as Treatment Referral Center by National Pancreas Foundation
September 8, 2015

Clinicians’ multidisciplinary approach at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has earned Banner – University Medical Center Tucson the designation as the only NPF Center in Arizona and recognition for its ability to handle complex care of patients suffering from pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and related diseases.


Top Docs, AzCIM, SALSA Spotlighted Among AHSC Top News Items of the Week
September 4, 2015

Tucson Lifestyle’s “Top Doctors” issue is out, the UA Center for Integrative Medicine gets nod from White House on participation in FlexTech Alliance, and Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance calls out disparity in amputations for low-income and rural type 2 diabetes patients…


Internationally Recognized Sleep and Health Researcher Joins UA Department of Psychiatry in Tucson
September 1, 2015
Advancing research and education in the study of healthy sleep for well-being and the relationship sleep has with cardiovascular health, obesity, diabetes and psychological health, the University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry welcomes internationally recognized sleep expert, Dr. Michael Grandner.

UA Study Finds Huge Disparity in the Occurrence of Leg Amputations on Low-Income and Rural Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
August 31, 2015
Study co-author Dr. David Armstrong suggests a three-tiered system to provide earlier coordinated care that could help reduce the disparity in outcomes for patients in outlying communities and for low-income patients with Type 2 diabetes.

AHSC Memos: Save the Dates for Faculty, State of Health Sciences, Asthma Events
August 28, 2015

Others events include translational sciences seminar, skin cancer research grant deadline and telemedicine “Secrets of Success” training — coming Aug. 28 through Oct. 9…


$1.5M NIH Grant Supports Development of Therapeutic Agent to Reduce AVF Failures in Kidney Dialysis Patients
August 27, 2015

The 2-year project, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, will allow Symic Biomedical – working in collaboration with UA Nephrology Division Chief Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, to perform additional preclinical efficacy studies on a therapeutic agent to reduce arteriovenous fistula failures in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing hemodialysis…


UA Skin Cancer Expert Available to Speak on Melanoma Diagnosis, Treatment and Survival
August 21, 2015
Former President Jimmy Carter’s diagnosis of skin cancer, specifically melanoma, resonates in Arizona, where skin cancer rates rank among the highest in the world.

An Evolution of Passion, From Outer Space to the Human Heart
August 21, 2015

Read this profile from Lo Que Pasa, a UA@Work newsletter, of Dr. Julia Indik and her journey from the UA's Steward Observatory and Lunar & Planetary Laboratory to the Medical Student Research Program and Sarver Heart Center in the Department of Medicine's Divison of Cardiology...


Bone and Muscle Health Subject of UA Arthritis Center’s "Living Healthy With Arthritis" Lecture, Sept. 2
August 20, 2015

Free lecture, open to the public, providing an inside look into the latest research on osteoporosis and prevention of excess bone and muscle loss as we age, by Jeffrey Lisse, MD, international expert and medical director, University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s Osteoporosis Program.


Leading Integrative Medicine Fellowship Expands Faculty
August 20, 2015
Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson brings a deep understanding of University of Arizona programs, hospice, palliative care and integrative medicine.

Join Us Today for the UA Cancer Center’s ‘Better Than Ever’ Fitness Program Kick Off
August 19, 2015

Better Than Ever, a UA Cancer Center community fitness and fundraising program, kicks off of the program’s 16th season, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 5:30-7 p.m., in Kiewit Auditorium. The event, which features food, prizes and more, is free and open to the public...


DOM Media Spotlight – Valley Fever, Kindness Event, Ebola, AEDs & 19 ‘Great Hospitals’ in the West
August 19, 2015

Among recent headlines of interest to or featuring Department of Medicine divisions, programs and staff are the following news items…


Diversity, Ebola & White Coats Make AHSC Top News Items
August 14, 2015

Arizona Public Media looks at efforts by AHSC to increase diversity among our health-care workforce; UACOM and CDC global health experts talk about lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak; and family, friends and faculty cheer 117 new med students as they get their white coats at Centennial Hall...


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