Promoted, New Faculty Recognized at College’s Summer General Faculty Meeting

Health Sciences Innovation Building - August 2019Congratulations to new faculty and recently promoted faculty in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine and beyond who were recognized Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the first UA College of Medicine – Tucson General Faculty Meeting hosted in the Health Sciences Innovation Building.

Video Streaming

Video from the event was livestreamed via the UAHS Biocommunications webcast site here (or by clicking on the image below; meeting starts at 1:26 minute mark):

Image from video of UA College of Medicine summer faculty meeting with Dr. Irv Kron and save-the-date events

All such previous faculty meetings have been held in Kiewit Auditorium, pointed out Irving Kron, MD, the college’s interim dean, senior associate vice president, University of Arizona Health Sciences, and a professor of surgery.

Faculty Searches & Save-the-Dates

Facebook photo album post from UA College of Medicine – Tucson's summer faculty meeting - 2019Dr. Kron started by updating faculty members on search efforts for new department heads (in Anesthesiology, Medical Imaging, Ophthalmology and Surgery), as well as the associate dean for Curricular Affairs post. Click here or on image at right for a photo album from the meeting.

Among key dates, Dr. Kron asked faculty to reserve on their calendars were the following:

  • Aug. 27 | Doc Talk – Pediatric Development and Wellbeing | 5:30 PM, DoubleTree Reid Park
  • Sept. 6 | New Faculty Orientation and Reception | HSIB
  • Sept. 27-29 | Reunion Weekend
  • Oct. 17 | Innovations & Inventions Fair | 4:00 PM, HSIB
  • Nov. 12-15 | Cancer Convergence | HSIB
  • Nov. 20 | Clinical Excellence Awards| HSIB
  • Feb. 18, 2020 | Research Day 2020 | All Day HSIB

A few others to add to that include:

New Faculty Members

UA College of Medicine – Tucson new faculty hires - summer 2019Dr. Kevin MoynahanIn all, 38 new faculty members were introduced, who started since the last COM-T faculty meeting on May 8. These include eight from the UA Department of Medicine. Click here or on the document at right for the full list. Kevin Moynahan, MD, a professor of medicine, the college’s deputy dean for education and a general internist in the UA Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine, introduced the following faculty (see 7:42 minute mark on above video):

■ Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Michael Goldman, MD
: Clinical Assistant Professor
Ronnie William, MBBS: Clinical Assistant Professor

■ Division of Geriatrics, General Internal & Palliative Medicine
David Lieberman, MD
: Assistant Professor

■ Division of Hematology & Oncology
Edward Gelmann, MD: Professor
Ricklie Julian, MD: Assistant Professor
Alejandro Recio Boiles, MD: Clinical Assistant Professor

■ Division of Inpatient Medicine
Khurram Butt, MD: Clinical Assistant Professor
Anthony Witten, DO: Clinical Assistant Professor

Faculty Promotions

UA College of Medicine – Tucson faculty promotions - summer 2019Of 46 promotions announced at the COM General Faculty Meeting, a dozen were faculty in the Department of Medicine, along with two others affiliated with the department. Click here or on the image at right for the full list. Read on for just the DOM promotions since the last meeting (with divisions in parentheses):

Dr. Erika Bracamonte lectures on “Chronic Granulomatous Inflammation, Tissue Regeneration and Wound Healing” at Health Sciences Innovation Building on Aug. 14.Others affiliated with the department also promoted include Julie Ledford, PhD, promoted to associate professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine—who also is a research partner with DOM Chair Monica Kraft, MD; Jarrod Mosier, MD, promoted to associate professor with tenure—who also serves as associate program director for the Critical Care Fellowship in the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine; and Erika Bracamonte, MD, promoted to professor in the UA Department of Pathology—and who also serves as renal biopsy service director, teaches Microscope Rounds and presents regularly on behalf of the Divisions of Nephrology and Rheumatology.

Committee Reports

Among committee reports available for the meeting were the following:

“Eleven Department of Medicine Faculty Approved for Promotion and Tenure Advancement” | Posted May 20, 2019
“Dozen DOM Docs Recognized at College of Medicine Faculty Meeting” | Posted May 16, 2019
“Banner – University Medicine CEO Q&A Highlights DOM Spring Faculty Meeting” | Posted March 22, 2019
“Packed House, Agenda Make for Eventful Fall 2018 DOM General Faculty Meeting” | Posted Nov. 9, 2018
“Inaugural Clinical Excellence Award Winners Feted at COM – Tucson General Faculty Meeting” | Posted Nov. 8, 2018

Release Date: 
08/15/2019 - 8:45pm