UA College of Nursing Receives $2.5M Grant to Improve Interventions for Cancer Survivors
June 4, 2018
The four-year National Cancer Institute grant will enable Terry A. Badger, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, to study whether psychosocial interventions will help ethnically diverse survivors improve their symptoms.

Cervical Cancer May Be Driven by Imbalance in Vaginal Bacteria, UA Research Finds
June 4, 2018
Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has found a direct relationship between “good” bacteria and cervical health and “bad” bacteria and increased cancer risk.

Drs. Minying Cai and Victor Hruby in their lab at the UA BIO5 Institute (Photo: Arizona Daily Star - used by permission)
UA-Led Startup Licenses Invention to Enhance Skin Cancer Prevention
June 1, 2018

University of Arizona research developed in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry by Drs. Minying Cai and Victor Hruby has resulted in a melanin-producing compound for a systemic approach to preventing skin damage. Their company, MCR Therapeutics Inc., has licensed the invented peptides from the university to commercialize their idea…

UA Study Finds Link Between Sleep Loss, Nighttime Snacking, Junk Food Cravings and Obesity
June 1, 2018
The study found poor sleep quality was associated with nighttime snacking and a high likelihood of craving junk food. The study also found that junk food cravings were associated with increased risk of obesity, diabetes and other health problems.

UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft Receives Distinguished Achievement Award from American Thoracic Society
May 31, 2018
The award—one of ATS’ most important—is one of several honors Dr. Kraft has received in the past year. A physician-scientist renowned for her work on asthma, she served as president of the ATS in 2012-13.

Image of kidney stones with Dr. Sireetha Koppula
UA Nephrology, Urology, Nutritional Sciences to Launch Kidney Stone Clinic at Banner – University Medicine North in July
May 28, 2018

The University of Arizona Division of Nephrology, Division of Urology and Department of Nutritional Sciences team up to launch a comprehensive Kidney Stone Clinic—a first for Arizona—that will start to see patients in July. It will be in new space opening at Banner – University Medicine North for Urology outpatient clinics. Among care providers will be nephrologists Drs. Sireesha Koppula and Sangeetha Murugapandian and new urologist Dr. David Tzou…

Three photos from KVOA interview on UA Kissing Bugs project
Infectious Diseases Fellow Seeks Citizen Help in Kissing Bug, Chagas Disease Study
May 27, 2018

For Dr. Norm Beatty, a UA Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program member and principal investigator on a study, “Prevalence of Chagas disease among high-risk individuals in Arizona,” it’s all about kissing bugs. May through July is their most active period of the year and he’s working to enlist citizen input to collect bugs and screen people potentially infected by bites. In addition, he’ll present on his preliminary results June 8 at the Infectious Diseases 2018 Research Careers Meeting in Bethesda, Md. See the video and a photo gallery from a recent KVOA4 TV interview…

Dr. Julie Bauman and her mother, Dr. Kay Bauman, who practiced medicine in Tucson
Hem-Onc Chief’s Return Home Featured in UA’s ‘Lo Que Pasa’ Employee Newsletter
May 24, 2018

Head-and-neck cancer specialist Dr. Julie E. Bauman, chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and director of translational research at the UA Cancer Center, is featured in this week’s Lo Que Pasa UA employee newsletter in a story headlined as “Home Sweet Home: A Physician's Return to Tucson.” Read about her family’s medical roots in Tucson and at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson…

All of Us Research Program Begins National Enrollment Effort; Nine Banner Sites in Arizona Enrolling Volunteers
May 24, 2018
Events are planned across the nation to engage diverse communities in the national recruitment effort. In Arizona, Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Sciences have been enrolling volunteers into the program as a National Institutes of Health pilot site since 2017.

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Dr. Monica Kraft Receives Distinguished Achievement Award from American Thoracic Society
May 23, 2018

A physician-scientist whose research on severe asthma is world-renowned, Monica Kraft, MD, professor and chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, was presented with the American Thoracic Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award on May 20 at the ATS 2018 International Conference in San Diego. The award—one of ATS' most important—is one of several honors Dr. Kraft has received in the past year...

UA Cancer Center’s Dr. Tim Bowden Fondly Remembered As Gifted Scientist, Teacher and Mentor
May 23, 2018
University of Arizona physicians and researchers remember Dr. Bowden as a “friend, mentor, passionate scientist and remarkable human being.”

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New University of Arizona Dermatology Chief Residents Announced for 2018-19
May 22, 2018

Drs. Jeffrey Krase and Marilyn Wickenheiser—both currently third-year residents in the University of Arizona Dermatology Residency Program—will share chief resident duties for the coming academic year. Dr. Krase will be chief resident for the first six months, beginning June 1. Dr. Wickenheiser will serve in the role after that for six months…

UA Surgeons Developing New Tool to Detect Urine Blockage
May 19, 2018
Surgeons at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson are developing a tool that may make detecting urine blockage simpler for patients.

A collage of three pictures from GME Scholarly Day at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson South Campus
South Campus GME Scholarly Day Spreads the Wealth on 2018 Awards
May 18, 2018

Hosted by the Graduate Medical Education Office of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – South Campus, the first Jeanne Deinert GME Scholarly Day had enough awards to keep just about everybody happy. Winners included internal medicine residents Drs. Balaji Natrajan, Mahesh Balakrishnan and Roberto Swazo. See the full winners list and a photo gallery…

Tucson Campus Research AHD Winners Present ‘Oral Vignettes’ at Medicine Grand Rounds
May 18, 2018

Three resident physicians—Drs. Darien Reed, Phan Saligrama and Ryan Buckley—in the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus capped off the Research Academic Half Day poster competition three weeks earlier with presentations during the Medicine Grand Rounds on May 16. See the photo galleries. Watch the video…

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COM-T News Roundup: Awards Aplenty for Drs. Moynahan, Sussman and Graduating Med Students
May 17, 2018

Dr. Kevin Moynahan wins the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Alumni of the Year Award, Dr. Amy Sussman is presented with Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, and a graduating medial student receives the UA College of Science’s Undergraduate Research Award for work on T cells and aging with UA Center on Aging co-director Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich, while two more graduates, one working with the elderly the other in sports medicine, share UA's Pillars of Excellence Award…

UA Health Sciences and UA Researchers Awarded ABRC Grants Totaling Nearly $6M for Health Research
May 17, 2018
The three-year Arizona Biomedical Research Commission Awards will fund research relating to neuropathic and cancer pain, migraines, opioids, antibiotics, antivirals, sinusitis, obesity, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, pulmonary disease and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.

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UA Heart Tissue Graft Spinoff to Be Presented with ‘Buzz of BIO’ Award in Boston
May 16, 2018

University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and UA Division of Cardiology spinoff Avery Therapeutics has won another recognition—this one global—with the recent announcement it will receive the “Technologies of Tomorrow” award as a BUZZ of BIO winner at the 2018 BIO International Convention in Boston in June. The tissue-engineered heart graft developer is headed by Drs. Steve Goldman, Jordan Lancaster and Jen Watson Koevary…

Image of flyer for Petersen HIV Clinics Meet & Greet, 05-17-2018
Petersen HIV Clinics to Host Patient Meet-’n-Greet, May 17, at Vero Amore
May 16, 2018

The UA Petersen HIV Clinics will host an annual patient “Meet & Greet” event this Thursday, May 17, at the Neopolitan pizzeria Vero Amore from 5-7 p.m. The event was planned by the clinics’ Consumer Advisory Group, made up largely of patients, to give patients in Southern Arizona an opportunity to learn more about programs and research developments for HIV, and to get a little face time with their care team. Enjoy door prizes, raffles and light refreshments. RSVP ASAP… 

Dr. Rachna Shroff Joins UA Cancer Center as Section Chief of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology
May 15, 2018
Rachna Shroff, MD, describes her roots in Tucson and her vision for GI oncology within the UA Cancer Center and throughout the state.