UAHS Announces Roundup: Quarterly Doc Talk to 2019 Convocation Faculty RSVP

Doc Talk: ‘Heart Health’ with Drs. Mathew Hutchinson and David Bull

Doc Talk flyer for Drs. Mathew Hutchinson and David Bull address March 5, 2019Meet the doctors, Mathew Hutchinson, MD, and David Bull, MD, at this now quarterly event to showcase the work of physicians at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Banner – University Medicine in Tucson:

Doc Talk: “Heart Health”
Tuesday, March 5 | 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Double Tree Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way

Drs. Matthew Hutchinson and David BullDr. Mathew Hutchinson is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He serves as the director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program and specializes in the treatment of complex heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, as well as adult congenital heart disease and arrhythmias. He is a professor in the Department of Medicine and member of the UA Sarver Heart Center.

Dr. David Bull is board-certified in thoracic surgery, general vascular surgery, surgical critical care and general surgery. He serves as the chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and specializes in heart, lung and esophageal surgery; heart and lung transplantation; and the implantation of mechanical circulatory support devices, or artificial hearts. He is a professor in the Department of Surgery and a member of the UA Sarver Heart Center.

Doc Talks is a free community lecture series hosted by the College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner Health. On Tuesday, March 5, join Drs. Mathew Hutchinson and David Bull for a lecture on atrial fibrillation and aortic disease. Arrive by 5 p.m. to participate in a Wellness Expo featuring free UV skin analyses, CPR training and more. The lectures begin at 6 p.m. Light refreshments provided.

Please RSVP by calling 1-800-230-2273 or by visiting

Flyer for this event (please view, download, post and share):
PDF icon Doc Talk March 2019.pdf

Contact Ross Dubois at for more information.


Precision Wellness Initiative Symposia Series with UC Berkeley’s Dr. Rasmus Nielson

Rasmus Nielsen, PhDJoin us for this free public lecture and local panel of experts with Rasmus Nielsen, PhD, of the University of California, Berkeley.

Precision Wellness Initiative Symposia Series:

“We’re One - But We’re Not the Same: The Genetic Basis of Differential Human Physiology”

March 6, 2019 | 5:30-7 p.m.
UA BIO5 Institute, Room 103
Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building
1657 E. Helen St., Tucson, AZ, 85721

Wine and cheese served. RSVP:

Dr. Rasmus Nielsen is a professor of computational biology at UC Berkeley (since 2008) and a professor of biology at the University of Copenhagen (since 2004). He graduated with a doctorate in integrative biology from UC Berkeley in 1998, did two years of postdoc at Harvard University and held his first faculty position at Cornell University (2000–04) in the department of biometrics (now BSCB).

Flyer for this event (please view, download, post and share):


Virtual Reality and Healthcare Symposium 2019

Virtual Reality and Healthcare Symposium at University of Arizona The interface of the human and the computer has led to an explosion of “reality technologies.” We now have virtual-, augmented- and mixed-reality. All of these afford a greater level of interaction and somatic awareness and impact for the connected individual. Reality technologies are making in-roads and having increasing impact in health and wellness.

To explore this topic, the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI) and the UA BIO5 Institute, working in collaboration with the International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association, are co-sponsoring the “Virtual Reality and Healthcare Symposium 2019” on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson. 

Virtual Reality and Healthcare Symposium 2019
March 7 and 8, 2019 | 8 a.m.
UA Student Union Memorial Center, Grand Ball Room
1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719

* Reduced registration fee for UA faculty/students. Please contact us at

Questions? Call (520) 626-8543.


Collaborative Cancer Grand Rounds with the University of Michigan’s Dr. Max Wicha

Dr. Max WichaThe University of Arizona Cancer Center is pleased to have Max S. Wicha, MD, the Madeline and Sidney Forbes Professor of Oncology and director emeritus, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center,  join us for the Collaborative Cancer Grand Rounds.

Dr. Wicha's scientific career has focused on the biology and treatment of breast cancer. He has been a major leader in the science of cancer stem cells. He also is the founding director of the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, a position he held for 27 years.

"Targeting Breast Cancer Stem Cells, Challenges and Opportunities"

Collaborative Cancer Grand Rounds
Friday, March 8 | Noon
Kiewit Auditorium, UA Cancer Center
1515 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719

Contact: Melynda Noble, (520) 626-4413


Telemedicine Training Conference

Arizona Telemedicine Program logoThis conference on Monday, March 11, 2019, is accredited by the American Telemedicine Association

Telemedicine Applications:
This conference provides a comprehensive look at the clinical applications of a telehealth program. This training is excellent for individuals or groups who have some telehealth experience and are interested in expanding their services. It also is beneficial for those new to telehealth who are interested in understanding this growing industry.

Conference Goals:

  • To provide ongoing training for health-care professionals.
  • To improve public health in rural and urban communities by providing up-to-date telehealth information.
  • To provide health-care systems throughout the state with education from leading experts in the field of telemedicine.

For more information and to register for this, or one of our other upcoming conferences, please use the registration link below. 


Registration deadline: March 3, 2019.

Tuition currently waived for residents of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Nevada. Space is limited. Specific questions? Please contact Tracy Skinner: or (520) 626-6103.


International Research and Program Development Grant Is Now Open!

University of Arizona Global and UA Research, Discovery and Innovation have launched the 2019-20 International Research and Program Development (IRPD) grant cycle. Please help to spread the word to faculty interested in engaging in international research initiatives, international academic program development, and/or hosting an international research and scholar colloquium at the UA in collaboration with international partners. More details can be found below.


UA Research, Discovery and Innovation also has launched the 2019-20 Faculty Seed Grants (FSG) which supports new initiatives, including international. These grants are designed to jump-start worthwhile projects by providing short-term, one-time support. More details can be found below.


Required “Letter of Intent” deadline for both of these opportunities: Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Questions? UA College of Medicine – Tucson Office of Faculty Affairs, Sharon Lovelace:


AMES Grants to Support Medical Education Research

As part of its commitment to excellence and innovation in medical education, the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES) will fund a new round of grants to support education-related research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Eligibility includes college faculty members, fellows, residents and medical students who are sponsored by a faculty member.

AMES expects to award up to five grants in 2018-19.

Deadline to submit: Wednesday, March 13 at Noon.

These grants are intended to support either development and assessment of new or improved teaching modalities, or assessment of the effectiveness of teaching modalities currently in use. Funds may be requested for technical/analytical support (e.g., software development, statistical support) and for well-justified supplies and equipment—but not for travel or for investigators' salaries.

Research is expected to be published. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to consult or collaborate with an AMES member (see “LEARN MORE” below for member list and proposal requirements) when preparing their proposals.

Budgets are limited to $5,000. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2020. Investigators will be expected to present their preliminary results at the Medical Education Research Day and must provide a written final report on the results of their projects by Sept. 1, 2020. Combine application materials into a single PDF file and submit to Jennifer Cogan at

Contact Todd Vanderah, PhD, AMES chair, at with any questions.                               


Join Graduating Med Students for 2019 Match Day Breakfast

MedCat logoWe hope you will join us at this year's Match Day Breakfast, hosted by the MedCat Alumni Board, prior to the announcement of the 2019 Residency Match. Join us at the Westin La Paloma Resort to hear where graduating medical students head next for their residency training. There is a fee for the breakfast, but none to watch the festivities.

MedCat Match Day Breakfast
Friday, March 15, 2019 | 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa – 3800 E. Sunrise Drive

At 10 a.m., members of the Class of 2019 will receive letters revealing where they will go for their residency training at 10 a.m. Prior to the announcement, a breakfast buffet will be available for all guests for $20 per person.

The match announcement also will be streamed live on the College of Medicine – Tucson's Facebook page beginning at 8:30am AZ/11:30am EDT:

For more information or to RSVP, visit or contact Jill Hall at

Please RSVP prior to March 10.


Request for Applications Issued for 2018-19 Skin Cancer Research Seed Grants up to $5,000

The University of Arizona Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) announces the availability of research funds to serve as seed money for skin cancer researchers to test novel strategies for prevention, detection or treatment of skin cancer. 

These funds are available to support innovative translational research projects in skin cancer prevention, detection or treatment by University of Arizona faculty and research fellows. The expectation is that this research can be completed within one year. The total Seed Grant budget for one year cannot exceed $5,000.

Applications are due Friday, March 15, 2019.

Applications are available at:

For more information contact: Lisa Quale, or 520-626-1074.

PDF icon 2019 Skin Cancer Institute Seed Grant Proposal template.pdf


AHLS March Preparedness Week Provides Expertise in Emergency Medical Response

Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) logoHaving the specialized knowledge to medically treat patients exposed to toxic materials can mean the difference between life and death.

Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) is hosting a series of courses March 18-21 in Tucson that were developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology to train emergency health-care professionals to effectively treat people exposed to chemical spills, toxic terrorism and other hazardous materials.

AHLS is a program of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center (AEMRC) at the University of Arizona. Globally, AHLS has trained more than 20,000 health-care professionals from 78 countries.

Courses offered:

  • March 18-20, AHLS Provider/Instructor Course
  • March 20, AHLS for Tox-Medics Course
  • March 21, AHLS for Radiological Incidents & Terrorism

Courses will be held at the Herbert K. Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road, adjacent to Banner – University Medical Center South.

For more information, go to

Contact: Jenn Ronnenbaum, (520) 626-2305,


UAHS Faculty Opportunity: Introduction to Teaching in a Simulation Lab

Learn about “Interprofessionalism for Team Behaviors” at this University of Arizona Health Sciences faculty opportunity on an “Introduction to Teaching in a Simulation Lab.”

Dates: Numerous 1-hour time slots in April 2019
Where: Simulation labs in Tucson and Phoenix
Desktop Training (Zoom avail): 3/22/2019, Noon – 1 p.m. in College of Nursing, room 470.
Hands-on Training: 3/26/2019, 1 – 2 p.m. and 2 – 3 p.m. → Shadow an experienced instructor in SILC Lab Tucson
# UAHS Facilitators needed: Approximately 60 individual sessions (1:6 ratio)
Purpose: To encourage small groups of students in a hands-on activity to develop vital team skills, such as closed-loop communications, constructive intervention, knowledge sharing, re-evaluation and summarizing and mutual respect in a UAHS Simulation Lab.

Click HERE for Facilitator Registration!

Contact: Margie Arnett at the UA Center for Transformative Interprofessional Healthcare, or (520) 626-4027.


SBIR/STTR Funding & Commercialization – Arizona Regional Summit

SBIR/STTR Arizona Summit 2019 flyerThe Federal funding programs Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), provide over $2.6 billion each year for R&D to qualified candidates.  Over $41 million went to Arizona-based companies in 2017. These grants can provide non-dilutive funding that can bring both capital and opens doors. 

SBIR/STTR Funding & Commercialization - Arizona Regional Summit


Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Registration: 8-8:30 a.m. | Program: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Meet Directly with Federal Representatives

Learn about these and other funding opportunities, talk with experienced companies and connect with networks in order to navigate the complex process of funding and commercializing your technology.

Winning awards in these highly competitive federal programs requires strategic proposals and a thorough understanding of funding agency goals.

Confirmed Program Managers on-site (sign up early to get your spot for 1-on-1 meeting):

  • DARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • DTRA - Defense Thread Reduction Agency
  • NIH - National Institutes of Health

* One-on-one meeting will occur throughout the day and must be prescheduled through registration
** A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

RSVP Today!

Contact: Jessa B. Turner, (520) 382-2485

Flyer for this event (please view, download, post and share):
PDF icon SBIR_STTR Summit Info 3.26.19.pdf


4th Annual Precision Medicine Symposium

2019 Precision Medicine Symposium flyerThe Annual Precision Medicine Symposium brings speakers from across the country to discuss recent advances, current challenges and promising future applications of precision medicine. Speakers from various colleges on the UAHS campus also will give presentations on exciting precision medicine research projects happening at the UA. The talks at this year's symposium will explore the application of genomics to improve population-scale health, and narrow down into rare genetic conditions as models for understanding human biology and disease.

Space is limited – complete your registration today!


4th Annual Precision Medicine Symposium
Wednesday, March 27
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
UA Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium

2019 Symposium Keynote Speakers

Dr. Louanne Hudgins“Innovations in Prenatal Genetics”
Louanne Hudgins, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Stanford University


Dr. Marc Williams“Patient-Centered Precision Health in a Learning Health-Care System: Geisinger’s Genomic Medicine Experience”
Marc Williams, MD
Director, Genomic Medicine Institute
Geisinger Health

The 4th Annual Precision Medicine Symposium is co-sponsored by the UAHS Center for Applied Genetics & Genomic Medicine, Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and the UA BIO5 Institute.

Contact: Valerie Schaibley, PhD,

4th Annual Precision Medicine Symposium Flyer:
PDF icon 2019 Precision Medicine Symposium.pdf


Medical Education Research Day: April 19, 2019 – Save the Date, Call for Abstracts!

Medical Education Research Day 2019If you are a faculty, fellow, resident, medical student or staff member engaged in medical education research, you are invited to submit an abstract to present your poster at the 6th Annual Medical Education Research Day. Deadline to submit is March 25, 2019.

Medical Education Research Day 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019 | Noon-3 p.m.
Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB)
1670 E. Drachman St., Tucson, AZ 85721

This event is hosted by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Curricular Affairs Office in collaboration with the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES).

For more information, contact Karen Spear-Ellinwood at, or Jerie Schulz, (520) 626-8074,

Please click here for flyer:
PDF icon MED 2019 Flyer.pdf


Invitation to participate: Class of 2018 Convocation Ceremony

Faculty processional at UA convocationFaculty Processional | Pre-Convocation | Student Processional

Be a part of something special — participate in the faculty processional on May 9, 2019, from 7 to 9 p.m.! With gratitude for all you’ve done to bring this class to this exciting point in the year, every faculty member is invited to be a part of this year's convocation ceremony.

Let us know whether you will be there – sign up online to ensure we have reserved adequate seating.

Please RSVP by May 1.

Contact Kristie Bowen at if you have any questions.

Order your regalia today!

All participating faculty are required to wear a cap and gown to process in the Convocation ceremony. The UA Medical Bookstore will assist you in the ordering all academic attire rentals. If you have not already been sent details on how to order your regalia, please contact Michelle Banuelos in the medical bookstore by phone at 626-6669, or by email at for further information. Deadline for ordering is March 13, 2019.

PDF icon Rentalform2018.pdf


Banner Health Invoicing for Clinical Trials

Billing and invoicingBanner Hospital EMR transitioned from EPIC over to Cerner in October 2017. The University has not received invoicing as of September 29, 2017.

Over the next several weeks, Banner Hospital Billing for the months of October 2017 – December 2018 will be reviewed and submitted to each corresponding department via UABox.

An email went out to the Business Office and Study Team contacts notifying them their invoices are ready for their review:

  • Please process payment promptly. If there are any discrepancies, please email for assistance.
  • Please send an email to with your payment information.
  • Please do not Closeout and FPC any account balances if your clinical trial protocol reflects Banner services. If you are unsure, please work with your Study Team for confirmation.
  • Please use GL Code #4215 for all payments and purchase orders to Banner Health.

This GL was created to capture all research related expenses for ‘Various clinical trial procedures, i.e. imaging, venipuncture, labs, exams, etc.’

This will allow for smoother account reconciliation and reporting.



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Release Date: 
02/26/2019 - 12:45am