• 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 University of Arizona College of Medicine has a long history of academic excellence. One of the central roles of the Department of Medicine's Office of Research is to facilitate academic growth by providing an extensive array of support for junior investigators as they begin their independent careers, as well as creating more opportunities for collaboration among all faculty in addition to resident and fellow trainees and medical students. I encourage you to follow links on this page to more fully appreciate the breadth and commitment of our research mission across the entire department, college and the broader university...

Stephen M. Black, PhD
Vice Chair for Basic Science Research

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
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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.

Spotlight

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

UArizona Ranks in Top 20 in Research Funding

The University of Arizona, No. 1 in astronomy and astrophysics expenditures, ranks in the top 4% of all U.S. universities in research and development expenditures, according to data from the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development survey, which ranks more than 900 colleges and universities. UArizona Health Science ranked 48th in research funding with a 21.5% increase in federal dollars over the prior year...


Dr. Louise Hecker Named Academic Innovator of the Year at Governor’s Innovation Awards

At the Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards, Oct. 24, entrepreneurial researchers and friends of the University of Arizona received several awards. Pulmonary researcher Dr. Louise Hecker took the top award in academia for her work on Nox4 small molecule inhibitors to treat fibrotic diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Learn more about the event and other honorees...


UA Arthritis News: Study Weighs IL Inhibitor Risks, ‘Conquering Arthritis’– Nov. 6, and Journal Adds Dr. Kwoh to Board

Among recent items of interest to arthritis readers, University of Arizona Rheumatology Fellow Dr. Jawad Bilal is lead author on a paper in JAMA Network Open on Interleukin inhibitor risks of infection and cancer in rheumatologic diseases patients published Oct. 18. The UA Arthritis Center’s ‘Meet Our Researchers’ annual event is Nov. 6 in the HSIB Forum—register today. And Rheumatology Chief and Arthritis Center Director Dr. Kent Kwoh has joined the Annals of Internal Medicine editorial board…