Research, ‘Pathways to Success,’ Top Topics at DOM Fellows Retreat Tonight, Sept. 19

UA Cancer Center Leon Levy BuildingThe University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Kiewit Auditorium in the Leon F. Levy Building, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., will play host to the 2nd Annual Department of Medicine Fellows Retreat from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, with more than 70 fellows and faculty attending.

The by-invitation-only event is expected to highlight opportunities in advanced research under way at the UA Health Sciences colleges in addition to offering general and specific advice on career paths in academic medicine and beyond. Sixty fellows are expected to be present.

This event also will be livestreamed via the UAHS BioCommunications webcast site. Click the following link to:


You also can check back afterward to view the archived video of the retreat.

Retreat Agenda

Speaking on “Career Trajectories” will be:

  • Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD Drs. Joe "Skip" Garcia, Tara Carr and Anita Koshy— a world-renowned pulmonary physician-scientist, an endowed professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, and previously UA senior vice president for health sciences;
  • Tara F. Carr, MD — UA assistant professor of medicine and surgery, director of the Adult Allergy Program, program director, UA Allergy and Immunobiology Fellowship, president of the Tucson Asthma Society and secretary-treasurer for the Arizona Allergy and Asthma Society, and a member of the Food Allergy Research and Education Clinical Network; and
  • Anita Koshy, MD, PhD — UA assistant professor of immunobiology and neurology, and a member of the faculty at the Neuroscience Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, UA Cancer Center, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute and BIO5 Institute.

Dr. Sai ParthasarathySai Parthasarathy, MD, will talk about mentoring options for fellows. Dr. Parthasarathy is interim chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, a professor of medicine, director of the UA Health Sciences Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences, and director of the Center for Sleep Disorders at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

Department Chair Monica Kraft, MD, will talk to fellows about “Pathways to Success.” A renowned pulmonary physician-scientist in her own right, she is a UA professor of medicine, the Robert and Irene Endowed Chair of Medicine, deputy director of the UAHS Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center and a past president of the American Thoracic Society. She was recently elected as a Fellow of the European Respiratory Society and is a member of the class of 2017-18 in the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program at Drexel University’s Institute for Women's Health and Leadership.

Drs. Keng Pineda and Omavi BaileyThe evening will finish with three breakout discussions on:

  • “Senior Residents’ and Fellows’ Perspectives on Research” — moderated by Drs. Keng Pineda (Cardiology) and Omavi Bailey (Pulm/Sleep)
  • “How to Choose and Work with Your Mentor” — moderated by Dr. Parthasarathy, and
  • “The Fellowship to Academic Faculty Transition” — moderated by Drs. Kraft and Jil C. Tardiff, a UA professor of medicine and cellular and molecular medicine, DOM vice chair for research, the Steven M. Gootter Endowed Chair for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac DeathDrs. Monica Kraft and Jil Tardiff and a member of the UA Sarver Heart Center and BIO5 Institute.

About the UA Department of Medicine

As the largest department at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, the Department of Medicine has 17 fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in subspecialties ranging from cardiology to rheumatology. Two of those fellowships—Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Program and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship—were launched this year and have yet to enlist a participating candidate. It does not include the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine offered through the UA Center for Integrative Medicine as a distance-learning program.

The department and college’s primary clinical partner, Banner Health has two hospitals in Tucson Banner – University Medical Center South and Banner – UMC Tucson, which is ranked the No. 2 hospital in Arizona and the best hospital in Southeastern Arizona. Banner – UMC Tucson placed four specialties in the top 50 nationally in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" rankings, which lists the hospital as "high performing" in four other specalities and five commonly performed adult procedures. 

Learn more about the UA Department of Medicine here.

—David Mogollón

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Release Date: 
09/19/2017 - 6:00am