• 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.


Very few physicians or patients enter an exam or hospital room with the intent of racially alienating the other person in the room, but research demonstrates minority populations, particularly African-Americans and Hispanic patients, receive unequal care compared to Caucasians. This is the focus of research by Dr. Khadijah Breathett, a specialist in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology…

Research News

Dr. Louise Hecker among 3 Research Panelists at Tech Launch Arizona ‘Eureka’ Luncheon

The University of Arizona Department of Medicine’s Louise Hecker, PhD, who investigates therapies to combat fibrotic diseases, will be among the panelists for a Tech Launch Arizona-hosted event, “Eureka! Recognizing when Research Gives Rise to Invention,” to be held March 7, noon-1 p.m., at the UA BIO5 Institute, Room 103. She’ll be joined by Drs. Roberta Diaz Brinton and Mohab Ibrahim. RSVP today!...

Research Day 2019 Crowns DOM Asthma Investigators with Shark Tank Prize

The competition was fierce. The pitches of the six research teams hoping to curry favor with the judges were polished. But, in the end, it was the DOM’s Drs. Monica Kraft and Julie Ledford who came out on top in the Shark Day competition that served as the grand finale to Research Day 2019 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. See the photos and the video here…

Four DOM Faculty Among Six Teams Competing in Shark Tank Talks for Research Day 2019

Tomorrow, Feb. 13, is the big day for the Shark Tank at Research Day 2019 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. The list of presenters has been set. Work has been completed to make sure that everyone’s presentation is functional. Presenters include Drs. Eugene Chang, Nathanial Hart, Louise Hecker, Julie Ledford, Monica Kraft, Michael Kuhns and Marvin Slepian. Drs. Robert Robbins and Michael Dake are on the seven-judge panel to determine who wins the $10,000 prize...