• Our precision medicine research uses big data, longitudinal studies and clinical trials to help patients live fuller lives through individualized therapies.

  • From treatments for devastating diseases to the challenges of translating research into global health action, we find innovative solutions to the world’s most urgent health care needs.

  • Department of Medicine researchers are internationally known across a wide range of medical subspecialties in internal medicine from cardiology to rheumatology.

The UA College of Medicine has a long history of academic excellence. One of the central roles of the Office of Research is to facilitate academic growth by providing an extensive array of support for junior investigators as they begin their independent careers.

Jil Tardiff, MD, PhD
Associate Chair for Research


Multiple resources exist throughout the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, UA Health Sciences and UA’s main campus for basic as well as clinical researchers and investigators to further their aims at therapeutic and technological breakthroughs to advance patient care and find innovative remedies for those suffering from common medical conditions as well as complex diseases. This includes one of the newest in the UA Department of Medicine, the Quantitative Proteomics Lab...

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Lecture Series at the UA Department of Medicine

  • Medicine Grand Rounds
    Weekly lectures with a brief hiatus in mid-summer. Video archived at UAHS BioCommunications Webcast page (except for MMRs).
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  • DOM Research Seminar Series
    Begun in 2016, this monthly lecture series occurs on the second Thursday of the month from September to June.
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  • Winter Lung Series Conferences
    Ongoing since 2002. 
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  • Sleep Medicine Lecture Series

Research Projects

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVC/D) is an inherited disorder and one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in athletes and young, apparently healthy adults.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and is a leading cause of pain and disability among the elderly.

In the U.S. Southwest, Coccidioidomycosis (cocci) or Valley fever is an endemic fungal infection. It typically presents as a self-limited pulmonary illness.


In addition to translational opportunities, Dr. Monica Kraft's research group performs clinical trials in asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) evaluating new therapies, pharmacogenetics, obesity, metabolomic profiles and airway physiology...

Research News

UA College of Pharmacy Appoints Faculty with Expertise in Pharmacogenomics, Drug Discovery

Dr. Qin M. Chen, wife of University of Arizona cardiologist Dr. Joe Alpert, joins the college’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science as a professor of pharmacology and the Holsclaw endowed professor in pharmacogenomics. And Dr. Jutta Wanner joins its Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology as an associate professor and co-director for the Arizona Center for Drug Discovery...

Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop Schedule Announced for Fall 2019

The University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery, and Innovation’s Fall 2019 schedule for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshops runs from Aug. 22 to Dec. 4. These interactive, discussion-based sessions—designed for graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers—are open to all members of campus. All workshops count towards fulfillment of RCR education requirements from the NSF and NIH. See topics here and enroll today…

Many Heads Are Better Than One for UA BIO5 Institute’s ‘Wall of Fame’

A likeness for Dr. Monica Kraft, chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, is among the latest researchers to be added to the UA BIO5 Institute “Wall of Fame.” It’s one of multiple updates BIO5 has planned for the wall this summer. Currently, 17 DOM faculty members are pictured from nine divisions or business units. See who they are and check back in August for who’s been added…