UA Health Sciences and Banner Health Receive Historic Funding as part of Landmark Precision Medicine Initiative® Cohort Program
July 6, 2016

Newly formed network of health-care provider organizations tasked with enrolling U.S. volunteers in a nationwide precision medicine program.

Upcoming Lectures and Wellness Fair at the University of Arizona Health Sciences
July 6, 2016
Free Presentation, Diabetes and Wellness Fair and Open House and Presentation.

Local Cancer Moonshot Summit Draws Crowd, Media
July 1, 2016

Nearly 100 people participated in the regional summit hosted June 29 by the University of Arizona Cancer Center as part of the nationwide Cancer Moonshot events sponsored by the White House as part of an initiative to marshal resources to cure cancer. See photos and links to media coverage…

Cardiology Fellows Arrivals, Destinations Announced
June 30, 2016

The UA Sarver Heart Center announced that there will be seven new faces among incoming fellows in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship tomorrow. Six other fellows in the program are moving on having graduated along with two more from the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program...

Are We Giving Up on Cardiac Arrest Patients Too Soon? – New UA Study Suggests Physicians Need to Give Comatose Cardiac Arrest Survivors Adequate Time before Predicting Outcomes
June 30, 2016
The multicenter study showed the time it takes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients to regain consciousness varies widely and is longer than many had thought. Thousands of lives each year across the country could be saved by simply giving cardiac arrest victims more time to awaken in the hospital.

Banner Unveils New Website – is no more
June 29, 2016

The newly designed, mobile- and customer-friendly public website,, replaces — left over from prior to Banner’s merger with the University of Arizona Health Network last year. Banner requests assistance with information updates, broken links...

Tucson Lifestyle ‘Features’ Janardhanan, Yeager Among UA Top Doctors in 2016
June 29, 2016

“Top Doctors” affiliated with the University of Arizona Department of Medicine with special full-page features—as well as listings—in the just-released July issue of Tucson Lifestyle include Cardiology’s Raj Janardhanan, MD, and Hematology & Oncology’s Andrew Yeager, MD...

UA to Participate in Cancer Moonshot Summit on Wednesday
June 28, 2016

The UA Cancer Center is taking part in Vice President Joe Biden's push to double the rate of progress in cancer treatment, diagnosis and prevention over the next five years.

Petersen Clinics meet your pharmacist event offers answers to HIV/AIDs medication questions
June 28, 2016

The Petersen HIV Clinics pharmacy team provides a brief presentation and Q&A on Friday, July 22, about new and future treatments for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS at the Leon Levy Cancer Center building, located in front of the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson hospital.

UA Cancer Center Open House to Focus on Clinical Trials, July 28
June 28, 2016

Renowned physician-scientist Dr. Daruka Mahadevan, director of the UA Cancer Center’s Phase I Clinical Trials Program and Experimental Therapeutics co-director, will discuss options and opportunities at the next Open House at the UA Cancer Center – North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Thursday, July 28, 5-7 p.m…

UA Researchers: A Dream Team for Treating Sleep Disorders
June 27, 2016

Interdisciplinary teams conducting sleep research at the University of Arizona are working to ensure people get a good night’s sleep and garnering national attention for their findings and expertise on this critical determinant of mental and physical health.

Patient Kudos to Dr. Janardhanan – ‘a great communicator’
June 22, 2016

A patient of UA cardiologist and director of non-invasive cardiac imaging, Raj Janardhanan, MD, and her daughter sing his praises as well as for the medical assistants and nurses who work with him...

UA Cancer Center to Host Regional Summit for White House Cancer Moonshot
June 21, 2016

The UA Cancer Center has been invited to participate as a regional host site for a nationwide Cancer Moonshot Summit being convened June 29 at the White House by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that includes “conversations” in communities across the country. Prospective participants with a professional or personal interest in finding a cure for cancer should RSVP to attend the local “conversation”—connected via live feed to the White House event...

2016 Fellowship Newsletter for Infectious Diseases Now Available
June 20, 2016

Highlights of the year include new Division Chief Elizabeth Connick, MD, PhD, and photos of costume party “tomfoolery” at Bisbee’s Copper Queen Hotel, a Cave Creek Ranch reception in Portal, Ariz., with former division chief Eskild Petersen, MD, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum meeting. See what current and former fellows are up to and which PGY2 UA internal medicine residents accepted early bids as 2017 fellows...

Dept. of Medicine Puts Its Mark on Inaugural CDA Research Symposium
June 18, 2016

About half the presenters and half the session chairs at the first UA Health Sciences Career Development Award Research Symposium were from the Department of Medicine, giving the event a good grounding in research initiatives from internal medicine junior faculty recognized for their contributions in advancing medical science over the past two years…

Pulmonary Fellows Earn UA Program a Top-Three Spot in National CHEST Challenge
June 17, 2016

Three University of Arizona Pulmonary & Critical Care fellows—Naser Mahmoud, MBBS, Muna Omar, MBBS, and Huthayfa Ateeli, MBBS—learned this week they earned the university designation as a “Top 3 Institution” for their fellowship program and the right to compete in the American College of Chest Physicians’ CHEST Challenge Championship in Los Angeles this fall…

UA Nephrology Chief Participates in White House Organ Summit
June 14, 2016

As co-chair of the national Kidney Health Initiative, Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury was a virtual participant in the conference, which resulted in a nearly $200 million investment commitment from federal agencies, companies, foundations, universities, hospitals and patient groups to save lives and give hope by reducing the organ waiting list... 

Boosting Immunity in Older Adults: UA Health Sciences Immunologists Unmask New Infection-Fighting T Cells
June 13, 2016

Immune-system frailty in adults 65 and older is a widespread public health issue. A study led by the Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson points to new cells that may hold a solution.

South Campus Internal Medicine Residents, Graduates Honored at Annual Dinner
June 11, 2016

A dozen graduating residents from the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus were recognized Saturday, June 4, at a special dinner at Tucson’s Skyline Country Club —bringing the number of graduates from the program to nearly 60 since it was accredited in July 2007. Several awards were also presented honoring those residents who excelled over the past year…

New, Old Fellows in Dept. of Medicine Programs Bring Varied Strengths to Advanced Medical Training
June 10, 2016

Several UA fellows in our department are graduating and more are coming to Tucson to train and do research under our faculty. Learn more about some of those arriving and where those who are leaving are headed…