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UA Sleep Medicine Physician Wins $100K Award from AASM Foundation to Study Apnea and Heart Health
May 13, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Salma Patel, an assistant professor and sleep medicine specialist in the University of Arizona Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, who is one of three winners of Career Development Awards from the AASM Foundation, an affiliate of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Her project will study the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and death, using EKG data in the Sleep Heart Health Study…


Using Big Data to Prevent Cardiac Arrhythmias
May 13, 2019
Researchers at the University of Arizona and Banner Health will create alerts to identify patients at risk for developing heart rhythm disorders and sudden cardiac death, thanks to a $766,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

UA’s Dr. Monica Kraft to be Honored at Women’s Forum During ATS 2019
May 13, 2019

The American Thoracic Society will honor Monica Kraft, MD, chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, with its Elizabeth A. Rich Award at the Women’s Forum during the ATS 2019 International Conference in May. The award recognizes Dr. Kraft as a female role model and mentor and for her contributions to lung disease research.


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‘Class of 2019’ Video, Photos Provide Up Close, Personal Viewpoint on College of Medicine – Tucson Convocation
May 10, 2019

Congratulations to the more than 100 University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students in the Class of 2019 that celebrated their graduation at the convocation ceremony hosted May 9 at the UA Centennial Hall. See a video and mini-photo gallery (courtesy of Drs. Indu Partha and Kevin Reilly) of the event that showcases participating DOM faculty…


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Sold Out Bear Down Luncheon Contributes Nearly $2M to UA Arthritis Center Research
May 9, 2019

The Bear Down Luncheon, an annual fundraiser hosted by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center in partnership with UA Athletics, is so popular it was sold out weeks before this year’s event May 8 at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Tucson. Football coach Kevin Sumlin and AD Dave Heeke were keynote speakers. Center Director and UA Rheumatology Chief Dr. Kent Kwoh said the partnership has raised nearly $2 million for arthritis research since 1983. See the video…


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Triple Chemotherapy Regimen for Biliary Cancer Patients Focus of UA-Led Study Published in JAMA Oncology
May 9, 2019

Kudos to Dr. Rachna Shroff, section chief of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and an associate professor of the UA Division of Hematology and Oncology in the UA Department of Medicine, for her first author position on an paper posted to JAMA Oncology on April 18. The Phase II clinical trial reported on in the study tested triplet chemotherapy for the first time in biliary cancer patients…


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Botanical Garden an Excellent Site for Blooming of COM-T ‘Faculty Appreciation’
May 8, 2019

Several University of Arizona Department of Medicine faculty participated in a Faculty Appreciation event at the Tucson Botanical Garden hosted Saturday, April 28, by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medicine. They included: Drs. Laura Meinke, Kevin Moynahan, Peter Ott, Salma and Imran Patel, William Roeske, Esther Sternberg and Ernest Vina. See the photo gallery…


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Memorial Services for Former Endocrinology Chief, Dr. Craig Stump, Set for May 8 in Oro Valley
May 7, 2019

University of Arizona Endocrinologist Dr. Craig S. Stump died on May 4 after a brief, but serious illness. Memorial services for the former chief of the UA Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (from 2006 to 2016) will be at St. Mark Catholic Church, 2727 W. Tangerine Road, Oro Valley, at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 8. Read about his life and see comments from colleagues and people he mentored as fellowship program director…


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Latest Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Award Winner to Present at ASCO Annual Meeting
May 6, 2019

Dr. Bryce Perkins, a member of the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – University Campus, will present at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Chicago in early June. He is one of four winners of Department of Medicine travel awards from the society this year. Others presenting at AAAI Annual Meeting, in February, and ATS 2019 International Conference, later this month. Join or contribute today!…


UA to Announce Results of EPIC Project for Treating TBI
May 6, 2019
News conference to announce the results of the Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care project, followed by a live demonstration conducted by the Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department and Mesa Fire and Medical Department, to include extrication of a simulated patient from a major vehicle crash.

Dr. Donata Vercelli Awarded UA Koffler Prize
May 2, 2019

For her excellence and distinction in research, Donata Vercelli, MD, has been awarded the University of Arizona Koffler Prize for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.


2019 UA Arthritis Center Bear Down Luncheon Teams Up With UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, May 8
May 1, 2019

Kevin Sumlin and Dave Heeke will be the guest speakers at the event that benefits research to identify the causes and improve the diagnosis and treatment of the more than 100 forms of arthritis.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson CME Office Receives ‘Reaccreditation with Commendation’
May 1, 2019

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has granted the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) reaccreditation with commendation—the highest status awarded by ACCME.


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Thirty-three Students, Physicians Recognized at 2019 DOM Awards Assembly
April 30, 2019

Congratulations to all the winners at the 2019 University of Arizona Department of Medicine Awards Assembly, hosted at the Arizona Inn on Tuesday, April 30. In all, 36 awards were presented. Double award winners this year included medical students Zoey Harris and Amir Abidov and Dr. Tirdad Zangeneh. Among repeat winners from last year were: Drs. Nathan Coffman, Elly Varma, Daniel Orta (who won the inaugural Lois Estok, MD, Award for Outstanding Resident in General Internal Medicine), Norman Beatty, Meenakshi Dagar, Eugene Trowers and Joseph Alpert…


UA Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Gains Accreditation
April 30, 2019
New graduate program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will begin in fall Semester 2019. Genetic counseling one of nation’s fastest-growing careers.

First Surgeries Today in Banner – UMC’s New ORs in Tower 1
April 29, 2019
Blessings, ribbon-cutting and a robotic partial nephrectomy.

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‘Cookin’ Docs’ Video Series Launched by GI Division for Patient Dietary Needs
April 26, 2019

GI Chief Dr. Juanita Merchant, Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee, DOM Administrator Todd Boltz, GI admin Katherine Sepulveda and Karen Rico, a med student in Dr. Merchant’s lab, star in the inaugural video, demonstrating how to make ratatouille—a gluten-free recipe perfect for celiac disease patients. More “Cookin’ Docs” videos are in the works spotlighting dietary suggestions for other digestive disorders. See the video, get the recipe and volunteer for the next culinary shoot…


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Tucson Campus Internal Medicine Residents Shine at Research AHD – Oral Vignettes Next
April 25, 2019

Congratulations to winners at the 2019 Research Academic Half Day poster contest for the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program at Tucson Campus: Drs. Phan Saligrama, Kevin Breen, Darien Reed, Nicole Smith and Hyun Soo “Kevin” Jang. They’ll offer oral vignettes on their projects at Medicine Grand Rounds, May 15, 12-1 p.m., Room 5403. Thanks to all who participated, including faculty: Drs. Khadijah Breathett, Elizabeth Connick, Lori Fantry, J.P. Ferreira, Steve Goldman, Julia Indik, James Knepler, Laura Meinke, Dalia Mikhael, Serena Scott, Amy Sussman and Jil Tardiff…


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Full House Hears UA Great Debate, ‘Prevention vs. Intervention,’ at Centennial Hall
April 24, 2019

A full house turned out April 23 for the #UAGreatDebate at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall to hear cardiothoracic surgeon and interim dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Dr. Irving Kron face off against Dr. Andrew Weil, founder of the UA Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine recently renamed in his honor after a gift of $15 million. GI Chief Dr. Juanita Merchant and Cardiology Chief Dr. Nancy Sweitzer weigh in also as panel members during the Q&A portion of the evening...


Banner Opens Three New Primary Care Offices this Spring
April 24, 2019
In Marana, Foothills and Vail

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