• 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...

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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.


Dr. Craig Stump collaborates with other UA investigators regarding co-morbidities related to cardiovascular and kidney disease as well as to implement the Diabetes Prevention Program into specific high-risk populations. He also works with an Arizona State University team dedicated to developing and bringing to clinical utility personal devices designed to monitor and improve metabolic health...

Research News

UA Researchers on Team Investigating Machine-Learning Methods to Reduce Opioid Overdoses

Researchers from the University of Arizona and others, including the College of Pharmacy’s Dr. Daniel Malone, and Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, chief of the Division of Rheumatology and director of the Arthritis Center, recently published a study in JAMA Network Open evaluating the use of machine-learning to predict opioid overdose risk…

Three DOM Faculty among 22 Locally Taking Part in Global ‘Women in Data Science’ Event

Kudos to the 22 female data scientists who spoke during the “Data Blitz” portion of the Women in Data Science regional conference hosted Friday, April 5, at the University of Arizona’s Environment and Natural Resources 2 (ENR2) Building. The Tucson conference was among more than 150 satellite events to the main conference at Stanford University held across the globe. DOM participants: Drs. Joanne Berghout, Francesca Vitali and Rebecca Vanderpool…

Eight DOM Faculty to Serve at College of Medicine Clinical Trials Workshop, April 13

A number of University of Arizona Department of Medicine faculty are lined up as presenters and panelists at a Clinical Trials Development Workshop, Saturday, April 13, sponsored by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported by the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission: Drs. Hani Babiker, Julie Bauman, Khadijah Breathett, Pavani Chalasani, Kwan Lee, Jarrod Mosier, Sairam Parthasarathy and Rachna Shroff. See the program and register today as spots are limited to 60…