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 Volume 4, No. 8 – October 2019: The Pulse | [PDF of this issueOctober 2019 issue of THE PULSE, the e-newsletter of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine

  • Chair's Message: $33M+ in research awards, Public Forum/Open House at HSIB, new directions for UArizona Health Sciences, Banner – University Medicine
  • Dr. Louise Hecker takes top honor at Governor's Celebration of Innovation Expo
  • South Campus Internal Medicine residents reign at ACP 'Doctors' Dilemma' contest
  • Three DOM faculty shine at COM-T's 3rd Innovations & Inventions Research Fair
  • Dr. Michael Insel wins $100K Bayer grant to study breathlessness after pulmonary embolisms
  • COM-T medical education releases new Faculty Instructional Development tools
  • UA experts take part in TENWEST Impact Festival, Tucson's answer to South By Southwest
  • Banner UMC Tucson, South CEO Sarah Frost honored with Women Achievers of Arizona Award
  • Banner - UMC Tucson earns Comprehensive Stroke Center status from JC
  • Dr. Monica Kraft presented with AZBio Researcher of the Year, participats in Phoenix drug discovery summit
  • More than 140 attend Sarver Heart Center's Diabetes/Heart Disease Connection Lunch & Learn Program
  • Drs. Amitoj Singh and Aaron Wolfson join UArizona Division of Cardiology faculty
  • Nogales father, son represent patient/caregiver view at Spotlight on Stomach Cancer Symposium
  • NCI awards Drs. Sherry Chow, Julie Bauman $8.6M for UArizona Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network
  • Estée Lauder $5M gift to UArizona Cancer Center to support clinical, translational research
  • UArizona Cancer Center launches series of statewide town halls in Flagstaff
  • Dr. Anil Potharaju one of 10 set to receive Clinical Excellence Award at COM-T General Faculty Meeting
  • University of Arizona alumni magazine, Arizona puts spotlight on integrative medicine, healing spaces
  • Dr. Roberta Weintraut named Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine 'Alumna of the Year'
  • Site for new Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine revealed, 'Body of Wonder' podcast announced
  • Dr. Jawad Bilal, Kent Kwoh paper on Interleukin inhibitor risks appears in JAMA Network Open 
  • Dr. Kent Kwoh joins editorial board of the Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Facebook Workplace going offline at College of Medicine – Tucson

 Volume 4, No. 7 – September 2019: The Pulse | [PDF of this issue

– Chair’s Message: Accolades, Blue Ridge rankings, end of ‘Overlap,’ APR self-study and Ojos’ sendoff
– Top 2019 research honor at Arizona Bioscience Week goes to DOM chair
– Flu season approacheth — get thee to a shot clinic
– Fall faculty meeting offers six-month snapshot of DOM kudos
– Dr. Hecker a finalist for award at 2019 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation
– Phoenix Arizona Drug Discovery Summit includes several DOM faculty
– Many heads better than one for UA BIO5 Institute’s ‘Wall of Fame’
– Fall Responsible Conduct of Research Workshops schedule set
– White Coat Ceremony celebrates future physicians
– Five DOM docs profiled for ‘Women in Medicine’ Month
– Faculty, new hires recognized at COM General Faculty Meeting
– DOM accounts for quarter of UA/Banner ‘Top Doctors’ in 2019
– See where we landed on 2019 U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’ list
– Banner Health sponsors new murals to brighten Tucson streets
– New Banner Tucson hospital tower makes cover of AZRE magazine
– Dr. Elizabeth Juneman inducted into Charter 100 AZ
– Dr. Marvin Slepian elected president of ASAIO in San Francisco
– Sarver Heart volunteers train more than 4,000 on CCO-CPR
– Drs. Breathett, Fain and Slepian help with summer health disparities programs
– Dr. Olivia Hung among ‘facilitators’ for COM Clinical Reasoning Course
– Skin Cancer Institute educator posts blog on summer sun safety
– Dr. Curiel, KOLD-TV team for ‘Business File’ featurette on skin cancer
– Dr. Jennifer Stern journal article breaks ground on obesity, metabolic disregularity  
– Dr. Dawn Coletta to ‘unravel role’ of mitochondrial impairment in type 2 diabetes
– GI docs celebrate ‘smashing success’ of SWRADD 2019 – plan ahead for 2020
– GI, Hem-Onc docs partner with ‘No Stomach for Cancer’ on fall symposium
– Geriatrics, Surgery, Pharmacy, Nursing join forces for elderly ‘Fall Prevention Fair’
– Dr. Lisa O’Neill picked as 1-of-12 national ‘Health and Aging Policy Fellows’
– Summer MSTAR Scholars mentored by Dr. Mindy Fain passes three dozen
– Drs. Linda Philips, Lisa O’Neill co-author newspaper op-ed for Elder Abuse Day
– Center on Aging paper: ‘Knowledge gaps’ with older Mexican-Americans on choices
– New Cancer Center interim director named, Dr. Bauman tabbed as deputy director
– Dr. Julie Bauman picked for ELAM Program for Women fellowship
– Dr. Daruka Mahadevan named senior member of National Academy of Inventors
– Dr. Mahadevan picked as Hem-Onc division chief at UT San Antonio, Mays Cancer Center
– Dr. Rachna Shroff named director of UA Cancer Center's Clinical Trials Office
– Forest Melton wins 'Man of Year' honor from  AZ Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
– Drs. Linda Garland, Daruka Mahadevan among DesertDx collaborators 
– Drs. Ann Marie Chiasson, Lise Alschuler now lead UA Fellowship in Integrative Medicine
– UA Center for Integrative Medicine unveils CANHeal, free online integrative cancer care toolkit
– Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy wins $1.4M PCORI grant for sleep apnea peer-support program
– Heart failure and sleep apnea podcast by Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy airs on CardiologyConsultant
– UA Arthritis Center Director Dr. Kent Kwoh named to the MDEdge Rheumatology editorial board

Volume 4, No. 6 – May 2019: The Pulse | [PDF of this issue

- Chair’s Message: Grads celebrate, TLA inventor check-ins, and AZ Tech Council summer events
- Da Vinci, Drake honors show Dr. Marvin Slepian to be ‘Man for All Seasons’
- 11 Department of Medicine faculty approved for promotion and tenure
- 3 IM residents, Dr. Lori Fantry recognized at South Campus Scholarly Day
- Two IM residents 2in for recent Medicine Grand Rounds presentations
- UA College of Medicine – Tucson relaunches P-MAP Program
- ‘Class of 2019’ video, photos offer personal view on COM-T convocation
- Drs. Emad Elquza, Sairam Parthasarathy win COM-T mentor honors
- 10 New DOM docs recognized at COM-T General Faculty Meeting
- Botanical Garden blooms for COM-T ‘Faculty Appreciation’ event
- Heart Rhythm Society honors Dr. Frank Marcus at 40th Scientific Sessions
- Cardiology’s Dr. Nancy Sweitzer honored as ‘Remarkable Mom’ for Mother’s Day
Act Against Cancer puts spotlight on dermatology, Drs. Curiel and Sligh
- Detecting dementia's damaging effects on brain before it’s too late
JAMA Oncology: Triplet chemotherapy regimen for biliary cancer patients a first
- ATS presents Dr. Monica Kraft with Elizabeth A. Rich Award at its Women’s Forum
- AASM Foundation awards Dr. Salma Patel $100K for sleep apnea, heart arrhythmia study
- Arthritis Center, UA Athletics ‘Bear Down’ alliance yields $2M since ’83

 Volume 4, No. 5 – April-May 2019: The Pulse  | [PDF of this issue

- Chair’s Message: Dr. Stump Passes Away, Convocations, New Transplant Services Director, and New Tower Opening Signals Bigger Footprint in Tucson
- 33 Share 36 Honors Presented at 2019 DOM Annual Awards Assembly
- 5 Tucson Campus Residents Shine Brightest at Research AHD 2019 Poster Contest
- Full House Hears ‘UA Great Debate’ on ‘Prevention vs. Intervention’
- GI’s New ‘Cookin’ Docs’ Program to Help Patients Overcome Digestive Disorders
- 2019 I-Squared Awards & Expo Crowns Dr. Louise Hecker as ‘Inventor of the Year’
- First Surgeries in Banner – UMC’s New ORs in Tower 1
- New Banner – UMC Tucson Hospital Tower Opens
- VIP Ribbon-Cutting Signals Final Preparations for New Hospital Tower Opening
- Photo Galleries Showcase Faculty, Staff Open Houses for New Hospital Tower
- UA Awards for Excellence Give Sparkle to DOM Shining Stars
- Five ‘Esteemed Faculty’ Invited to UA President Reception
- Cardiology’s Dr. Marvin Slepian One of Five Named Regents’ Professors
- Electrophysiologist Dr. Peter Ott among ‘Tucson Folk Festival’ Performers
- A Tribute to Dr. Craig Stump, Former Endocrinology Chief and Fellowship Director
- Dr. Andrew Kraft Steps Down as UA Cancer Center Director; Interim Director Named
- Dr. Jeff Frelinger Gets Nod as a Distinguished Fellow of AAI
- Dr. Louise Hecker Lab Starts TriBeta Biological Honor Society Chapter at UA
- UA Arthritis Center Fundraiser, Bear Down Luncheon Set for May 8
- Dr. Kent Kwoh Co-Author on Machine-Learning to Prevent Opioid OD Risk Article
- DOM Informatics Docs Set Up Data Blitz for Local ‘Women in Data Science’ Conference

 Volume 4, No. 4 – March 2019: The Pulse | [PDF of this issue

- Chair’s Message: Doctors’ Day, ‘Fast Pass’ and the ‘Overlap,’ Security, MAT Waiver Training and Regenerative Medicine Symposium
- Dr. Andrew Weil Commits $15 Million to Name UA Center for Integrative Medicine
- UA Match Day Results in 49 Doctors-to-Be Headed to DOM as Incoming Residents
- Banner – University Medicine CEO Q&A Highlights Spring DOM Faculty Meeting
- Dr. Louise Hecker Among Winners at 6th Annual I-Squared (I²) Awards & Expo
- Eight DOM Faculty to Serve at College of Medicine Clinical Trials Development Workshop
- National Doctors’ Day 2019 Honors UA Physicians at Annual Luncheon
- Festivities Abound as New Patient Tower Opens at Banner – UMC Tucson
- Dr. Breathett Honored as National Minority Quality Forum ‘40 Under 40 Leader’
- UA President Presents Women’s Heart Health Advocate Award to Dr. Nancy Sweitzer
- Geneticist Dr. Christina Laukaitis Given International Mendel Medal at London Ceremony
- Dr. Lisa O’Neill Speaks at Fourth Annual ‘Caregiver Day at the Capitol’ in Phoenix
- Drs. Bulbul Cibei, Malvika Varma Join UA General Internal Medicine Faculty
- UA Cancer Center Unveils Newly Redesigned Website
Tucson Lifestyle Article Focuses on Valley Fever and Dr. John Galgiani
- Dr. Andrew Weil, Irv Kron to Debate ‘Prevention vs. Intervention’ at Centennial Hall
- Dr. Chip Brosius to Lead Division of Nephrology as Interim Chief
- Dr. Sai Parthasarathy Named Permanent Chief of Pulmonary Division
- Dr. Sai Parthasarathy Authors Post on Sleep Health in ‘Talking About Men’s Health’ Blog

 Volume 4, No. 3 – January/February 2019: The Pulse | [PDF of this issue

- Chair’s Message: Snow in Tucson! StatLab support, New hospital tower, Farewells
- UA/Banner Tucson facilities earn ‘Scleroderma Research & Treatment Center’ status
- Research Day 2019 crowns Drs. Kraft and Ledford with Shark Tank prize
- A frenzy of Fellowship Matches announced for 2019-20 advanced trainees
- Fibronox licenses UA-developed inhibitor to treat life-threatening scarring
- Photo galleries, including for P.I. Research Poster Night, underscore busy New Year
- Expanded instructors and topics for ‘TUCSON CONFERENCE’ wow attendees
- Global Health Course open to UA/Banner Health residents, fellows
- Dr. Monica Kraft a ‘Healthcare Champion’ finalist at Women of Influence Awards
- Twenty DOM physicians make preview list for Tucson Lifestyle’s 2019 ‘Top Doctors’
- Service year awards, retiree dinner dates set for 2019 UA faculty, staff milestones
- Fourth ‘Pathway to Success’ high school health career fair a big draw for South Side
- South Campus Internal Medicine resident wins Banner Health ‘MVP’ patient praise
- Dr. Khadijah Breathett offers third and final African American Heritage Month address
- UAHS Announcements roundup includes Heart Health Doc Talk, Match Day, Precision Med Conference
- Dr. Jil Tardiff gives keynote at ‘Inspiring Women in STEM’ event to kickoff BIO5 celebration
- Dr. Michael Grandner offers article, Green Valley lecture on ‘Sleep to Your Heart’s Content’
- Drs. Xingnan Li, Deb Meyers, Gene Bleecker among Spring Colloquium on Complex Diseases speakers
- UA Functional Genomics Core integrated with Arizona Center for Drug Discovery
- UA Center on Aging’s Dr. Linda Phillips authors op-eds on elderly for The Hill, Arizona Daily Star
- Lorraine Glazar gets ‘Thank You Stone’ for former role as senior services director
- Why internal medicine? Read Dr. Indu Partha’s blog for
- Dr. Rachna Shroff among presenters in Spring 2019 CBIO Seminar Series, March 11
- Anti-cancer immune response boosted with triple therapy – UA Cancer Center lab discovers
- GI Medical Oncology team shares spotlight at GI 2019 in San Francisco
- Latest anti-retroviral drug regimens provide `Lazarus Effect’ for HIV patients suffering from frailty
- Billboards, magazine article raise profile for Valley Fever awareness in March
- Office health ranks No. 3 on UA’s top science stories of 2018
- Kidney News Podcast features UA Nephrology division chief on renal care
- ‘More to the Snore’ — Tucson Lifestyle interviews Dr. Sai Parthasarathy (and other DOM coverage)
- American Thoracic Society to honor Dr. Monica Kraft at Women’s Forum during ATS 2019
- Dr. Ken Ramos accepts biosciences, health posts at Texas A&M University
- Dr. Louise Hecker among research panelists at Tech Launch Arizona ‘Eureka’ luncheon
- Dr. Laura Meinke featured in ASTEC photo on winning grad researchers
- See Dr. Ken Ramos’ ‘Power of Precision Medicine’ keynote at Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference
- Work of DOM faculty, a daughter and admin on display at UA/National Arts Program exhibit

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