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

  • 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.

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

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...

UAHS Research Administration

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.


Dr. Dominck Sudano's major research interest zero in on diagnosis and management of coccidioidomycoses or Valley Fever in patients with rheumatic disease who are treated with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), corticosteroids and biologic response modifiers (BRMs or biologics)...

Research News

Packed House, Agenda Make for Eventful Fall 2018 DOM General Faculty Meeting

With a full agenda at the Fall 2018 General Faculty Meeting for the UA Department of Medicine, seats filled quickly. About 65 people attended with several more watching online to hear addresses by Drs. Michael Dake (Sr. VP, UA Health Sciences), Irv Kron (Dean, UA College of Medicine – Tucson) and Rick Schnellman (Dean, UA College of Pharmacy). Other reports came from Tech Launch Arizona, and Drs. Tammy Ojo (Clinical Affairs) and Amy Sussman (Education). See the photo gallery, view the video…

UA Nephrology Celebrates Busy Schedule, Multiple Successes for Third Quarter 2018

Among kudos for the division in the past few months are the opening of a multidisciplinary stone clinic, creation of a Nephrology Fellow Survival App, welcome of a new pancreas and kidney transplant medical director, successful conference presentations and honors, a record 10 kidney transplants in one week and a kidney patient panel talk…  

UA Rheumatologists, Arthritis Center Members on Frightful Pace in October

Led by Dr. Kent Kwoh, UA Arthritis Center director and Division of Rheumatology chief, researchers had 15 abstracts accepted for the 2018 American College of Rheumatology/American Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Meeting, Oct. 19-24, in Chicago. PGY2 rheumatology fellow Dr. Manjinder Kaur won first place in the 2018 Image Competition. In addition, division faculty and researchers presented a series of lectures to highlight “Spotlight on Arthritis Week” at world-renowned Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, Oct. 9 -12. All this and more…