UA athletic director Dave Heeke waves to the crowds
UA Athletics, Bear Down Luncheon Help Raise Funds for Arthritis Center Research
May 11, 2018

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center got extra air time May 10 for its 2018 Bear Down Luncheon, held the previous day at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, from KVOA Channel 4 and sports anchor Paul Cicala who emceed the event and introduced guest speaker UA athletic director Dave Heeke. The event helps the center raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for research each year…

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Drs. Breathett, Ramos Pen ‘Healthy Dose’ Blogposts on Medical Bias, Precision Medicine
May 9, 2018

Two articles posted as blogposts to “The Healthy Dose” blog by the University of Arizona Health Sciences tackle tough issues over medical bias with minority patients and the nationwide launch May 6 of the All of Us℠ Research Program—at a moment when the Arizona cohort leads the nation in recruitment and received confirmation that the state’s largest award from the National Institutes of Health just got bigger. Authors include Drs. Khadijah Breathett and Ken Ramos…

UA Researcher to Work with Community Partners to Develop ‘Playbook’ for Prescribing Antibiotics in AZ Skilled Nursing Facilities
May 9, 2018
Katherine Ellingson, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, received a $387,000 Arizona Biomedical Research Commission Investigator Grant to develop a “playbook” for prescribing antibiotics to treat infectious diseases in skilled nursing facilities in Arizona.

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Moving Days Start May 9 for DOM Support Staff into New Space on 6/7OPC
May 8, 2018

Relocation of support staff and some physicians moving to new office space will begin tomorrow, May 9, for folks in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine. Other key DOM dates include May 21 and May 23. The shifts into former outpatient clinic space (6OPC and 7OPC) were facilitated by the clinics’ move to Banner – University Medicine North in December and a need to make way for the new 9-story hospital tower at Banner – UMC Tucson. See a master calendar, mini-photo gallery, the DOM Commons and floor layouts…

Unlocking Cancer’s Secrets Using the ‘Social Networks’ of Cells
May 8, 2018

Megha Padi, PhD, of the UA Cancer Center has developed a method for probing the genetic underpinnings of cancer and other diseases, which could lead to better treatments.

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Banner YouTube Video Interviews Now Linked to Web Profiles for DOM Docs
May 7, 2018

Lights, camera, action! The wait is over for those University of Arizona College of Medicine faculty members who filmed interviews for new Banner Health video profiles around the end of 2017. About 25 videos are now linked to DOM physician profiles at, including nine cardiologists, two gastroenterologists, two infectious disease specialists, two pulmonologists, a dermatologist, a geriatrician, a nephrologist, and a rheumatologist. See who’s featured and how to get yours posted…

UA Health Sciences Colleges Convocations 2018: Meet Some of the Graduates
May 7, 2018
The accomplishments of some of the UA Health Sciences’ inspiring graduates are highlighted.

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Resident, Fellow Poster Winners Announced for Tucson Campus Research Academic Half Day
May 4, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Research Academic Half Day poster winners for the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus— Drs. Darien Reed, Phan Saligrama and Ryan Buckley. They present clinical vignettes at the May 16 Medicine Grand Rounds. See the photo gallery and which fellows won. More than 50 posters were on display for the April 26 event…

Drs. Nancy Sweitzer and Karl Kern
College of Medicine Honors Cardiology’s Drs. Sweitzer, Kern for Their Mentorship
May 4, 2018

Drs. Nancy Sweitzer and Karl Kern, cardiologists and co-directors of the UA Sarver Heart Center, were among 15 UA College of Medicine – Tucson faculty members recognized for their mentorship during the college’s General Faculty Meeting held May 3 in Kiewit Auditorium. See who else was honored and other agenda items…

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Drs. Amy Sussman to be Honored at UA College of Medicine Senior Awards, May 10
May 4, 2018

UA Department of Medicine Associate Chair for Education Amy Sussman, MD, will be awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Annual Senior Awards Brunch, which will be held (by invitation only) May 10 at the Marriott University Park Grand Ballroom…

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UA Nephrology Cohosts Free Training for Fellows, Residents on Dialysis Vascular Access, May 5
May 4, 2018

The University of Arizona Division of Nephrology will host a Dialysis Access Education Workshop on Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Arizona Simulation Technology & Education Center (ASTEC) on the UA Health Sciences campus. The free event for health-care providers—particularly fellows and residents—is cohosted by LSU-Shreveport. Instructors include LSU’s Dr. Bharat Sachdeva and the UA’s Drs. Chyi Chyi Chong and Gabriel El-Kass. Space is limited. RSVP now…

UA Health Sciences Colleges Celebrate 2018 Convocations
May 3, 2018
Beginning Monday, May 7, through Saturday, May 12, UAHS colleges are holding convocations; inspirational graduates are available for interviews.

UA Health Sciences Colleges 2018 Convocations Details
May 3, 2018
More details about the ceremonies.

UA, Banner Health Receive Largest NIH Award in Arizona History
May 3, 2018
The University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner Health have received a $9 million award from the National Institutes of Health for the All of Us Research Program. The program, which will total $60 million over five years, represents the largest NIH award in Arizona history and is tied to an effort to enroll 1 million or more participants across the country.

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Jeanne Deinert GME Scholarly Day at South Campus Set for May 15
May 2, 2018

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – South Campus Graduate Medical Education Office will host its annual academic research event on May 15 in recognition of the long-time GME office administrator Jeanne Deinert, who died late last year after a brief battle with cancer…

Dr. David Kilgore Receives Alumni of the Year Award
May 2, 2018

The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine—which also functions as the UA Division of Integrative Medicine, one of 14 divisions in the UA Department of Medicine—recently presented its inaugural Alumni of the Year award to Dr. David Kilgore, health sciences clinical professor of family medicine at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine...

New Medical Spanish Program to Develop Certified Bilingual Physicians
May 2, 2018
A new medical Spanish program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will train residents and fellows to be culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate physicians to enhance the physician-patient relationship.

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New DOM Research Seminar Speaker for May 10 to Talk about Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
May 1, 2018

The UA Department of Medicine Research Seminar set for Thursday, May 10, has been combined with the Winter Series Lung Conference lecture with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Dr. Paul Noble now scheduled to speak on “Fundamentals of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)—Navigating the Patient Journey.” Drs. Christina Laukaitis’ and Paul Langlais’ addresses have been pushed to June 14…

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Two UA Med Students Headed to Harvard, Johns Hopkins This Summer for Geriatrics Studies
May 1, 2018

Two University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students—Anthony Maltagliati and John Lee—have been awarded Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program scholarships from the American Federation for Aging Research sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. Maltagliati heads to Harvard and Lee to Johns Hopkins for the summer for research projects in geriatric medicine…

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Start to Finish, April Loaded with Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Outreach at UA
April 30, 2018

The University of Arizona Division of Hematology & Oncology and UA Cancer Center opened and closed April, which is National Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, appropriately with a focus on improved head and neck cancer awareness. This included a Healthy Dose Blog post with Dr. Julie Bauman, a free Public Throat Cancer Screening Event and, in between, a special seminar on HPV-related cancers hosted by the UA College of Public Health…