Final DOM Research Seminar of 2016-17 Delivers on Data for Precision Medicine Solutions


The final DOM Research Seminar for the 2016-17 academic year was held today, June 8, in Room 5403 of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, delivering on the promise behind precision medicine solutions in two distinct areas of study—cardiology and oncology.

Speaking and their topics were:

  • “Electrophysiology in Heart Failure: Pre-Clinical Assessment of Sudden Cardiac Death Risk”
    Elizabeth Juneman, MD, associate professor, Division of Cardiology; member, UA Sarver Heart Center; UA Reynolds Scholar in Applied Geriatrics, and director, Outpatient Cardiology, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South, and
  • “Targeted Therapy of Cancer – Have We Succeeded?”
    Andrew Kraft, MD, professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology; director, UA Cancer Center, senior associate dean, translational research, UA College of Medicine – Tucson; associate vice president, oncology programs, UA Health Sciences, and the UA’s Sydney E. Salmon Endowed Chair.

To watch archived video of their presentations, click here.

To see a photo gallery from the lectures, click here [PDF] or on the image at the left.

The lecture series—spearheaded by UA Department of Medicine Chair Monica Kraft, MD, and Vice Chair for Research Jil Tardiff, MD, PhD—was launched in September 2016. Its intent is to match a junior and senior faculty member from different divisions engaged in research to showcase the high level and broad range of investigations into innovative new medical therapies being done in the department.

Prior DOM Research Seminar Presentations

MAY 11, 2017
TOPICS & SPEAKERS: “Can Patient Reported Outcomes Inform Healthcare Utilization,” Archita Desai, MD, and “Optical and Engineering Solutions for Clinical Needs in Gastroenterology,” Bhaskar Banerjee, MD
View the video.
See photo gallery.

APRIL 13, 2017
TOPICS & SPEAKERS: “Bench-to-Bedside Approaches Unravel Inflammatory Mechanisms Underlying Novel Cardiovascular Phenotypes in Sickle Cell Disease,” Ankit A. Desai, MD, and “The Role of B Cell Follicles in HIV Replication and Persistence,” Elizabeth Connick, MD
View the video.
See photo gallery.

MARCH 9, 2017
GUEST SPEAKER¹: “Metabolism and Hypoxia in Pulmonary Vascular Disease,” Serpil Erzurum, MD, Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University
View the video.
See photo gallery.

¹ Dr. Erzurum’s address doubled as a speaking engagement on behalf of the Winter Series Lung Conferences, hosted by the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and the UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center.

FEB. 9, 2017
TOPICS & SPEAKERS: “SELPLG as a candidate gene is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome,” Christian Bime, MD, and “Imaging Biomarkers of Knee Osteoarthritis,” C. Kent Kwoh, MD
View the video.

JAN. 12, 2017
GUEST SPEAKER: “Targeting Lymphocyte Traffic in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Past, Present and Future,” Jesus Rivera-Nieves, MD, professor, Division of Gastroenterology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine
View the video.
See photo gallery.

DEC. 8, 2016
TOPICS & SPEAKERS: “Characterizing Lung Function Trajectories in the Tucson Children’s Respiratory Study,” Christine Berry, MD, MHS, and “Origins of Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes – Does your muscle like fat or sugar?” Lawrence Mandarino, PhD
View the video.
See photo gallery.

NOV. 10, 2016
TOPICS & SPEAKERS: “Preclinical Development of Novel Therapeutics for Fibrotic Disease,” Louise Hecker, PhD, and “Sleep Clocks and Inflammation,” Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
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See photo gallery.

OCT. 13, 2016
TOPICS & SPEAKERS: “Toxoplasma Gondii & The CNS: Frenemies? The Crossroads of Microbiology, Immunology and Neuroscience,” Anita Koshy, MD, and “Dialysis Vascular Access of Flow, Fistulae and Finance,” Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD
View the video.
See photo gallery.

SEPT. 8, 2016
TOPICS & SPEAKERS: “Surfactant Protein-A (SP-A) and Asthma: From Basic Science to Translational Research,” Julie Ledford, PhD, and Monica Kraft, MD
View the video.
See photo gallery.

About the UA Department of Medicine

The UA Department of Medicine is the largest department in the UA College of Medicine, with more than 200 faculty physicians in 14 divisions covering every subspecialty in internal medicine from Cardiology to Rheumatology. The two newest divisions focus largely on research, Translational and Regenerative Medicine, begun in 2014 and led by Jason Yuan, MD, PhD, and, Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine, created in January with the recruitment of co-chiefs Gene Bleecker, MD, and Deb Meyers, PhD.

The department trains more than 130 residents in two internal medicine and a dermatology residency program, each accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and more than 70 fellows in 15 ACGME-accredited  fellowship programs. It also participates in the education of nearly 450 medical students through electives and rotations associated with Medicine Clerkship and Sub-Internship Programs.

In 2016-17, the department’s faculty were responsible for federally funded and other research grant awards totaling more than $100 million.

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Release Date: 
06/08/2017 - 6:45pm