Research News

Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute newsletter offers insights, updates and outreach

Staff profiles, Global Fatty Liver Day on June 13, community outreach for free Hep-C screenings, and a plethora of info on research, policy briefs & outbreak updates, clinical trials and other current studies is what you’ll find in the most recent newsletter.

Research Academic Half Day adds oral vignettes to poster competition for 2024

Residents got twice the bang for their buck at this year’s Internal Medicine Research Academic Half Day with both a traditional poster contest as well as – for the first time ever – oral vignettes during the event’s activities. Multiple DOM faculty participated as judges. See photo gallery and announcement of who won.

Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine celebrates grand opening

Panel discussion with pioneers in integrative health care, cooking demonstrations, public open house highlight debut of new complex. DOM faculty were prominent at each, if only in attending. See who was there with two mini-photo galleries and a video.

Bhattacharya named inaugural executive director of CAMI

The Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies will be led by Deepta Bhattacharya, PhD, a renowned immunologist at the College of Medicine – Tucson.

Seven from DOM recognized by Academy of Medical Education Scholars UArizona chapter

Four DOM faculty were inducted recently into the UArizona Chapter of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars, or AMES, at the College of Medicine – Tucson and three others from the department won research grants. Find out who they were here.

Summer 2024 professional development opportunity for UArizona faculty

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson faculty are encouraged to apply to participate in NAU Flagstaff program to build bridges and transform institutions in support of graduate STEM education among indigenous and Latinx students.

Dr. Elizabeth Juneman listed among 2024 Rising Star Women of Medicine

Women We Admire, a membership organization comprised of accomplished women executives and leaders across the U.S. and Canada, included University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson cardiologist Elizabeth B. Juneman, MD, among the 2024 Rising Star Women of Medicine.

DOM faculty anchor Climate Change panel at Arthritis Center symposium

Arthritis Center director and Rheumatology division chief Dr. C. Kent Kwoh moderated the panel which included the DOM’s Drs. Fariba Donovan, Randy Horwitz and Julia Jernberg and Emergency Medicine’s Dr. Art Sanders. A related KJZZ story with Dr. Jernberg was picked up by over 1,000 media outlets. See mini-photo gallery.

Invasive squamous cell carcinoma study presented at AACR annual meeting

Dermatology division chief and UArizona Skin Cancer Institute co-director, Dr. Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski presented the work in San Diego on the effect of melanoma drug TVEC on patients with cutaneous invasive squamous cell carcinoma, or cSCC.

College of Medicine – Tucson welcomes new Sarver Heart Center director, cardiology chief

Dr. Hesham Sadek brings experience and an impressive research portfolio from Dallas’ UT Southwestern, where he was associate director of the Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine and a professor of internal medicine/cardiology with joint appointments in biophysics and molecular biology.

DOM faculty, staff spotlighted in UArizona Cancer Center newsletter

The latest UA Cancer Center newsletter highlights Dr. Aaron Scott in a “Cancer Bytes” video, Dr. Juanita Merchant as NCI equity leadership team member, Dr. Janet Funk as presenter at breast cancer research symposium, Lisa Quale as Skin Cancer Institute sun safety ambassador advocate, and T32 postdoc training opportunities.

Colorectal cancer screenings topic for 2nd TMC Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

UArizona gastroenterologist and director of the Cancer Center’s High-Risk Clinic for Gastrointestinal Cancers, Dr. Josh Melson draws a lively audience for April 5 presentation. See mini-photo gallery.

DOM faculty share expertise as TMC Internal Medicine Grand Rounds presenters

With its first lecture on Valley fever complete and a second, Friday, April 5, on colorectal cancer, Tucson Medical Center attendings, residents and medical students are eager to hear high-level CME content from DOM faculty. It’s a win-win for all parties.

Applicants sought for lung and sleep health scientist training program

A five-year federal grant renewal to diversify the biomedical research workforce focused on lung health and sleep disorders will expand to address pandemics and disparities in respiratory infections.

Translational Medicine Symposium refocuses research on practical remedies

Led by host Dr. Jennifer Carew, the inaugural conference, March 22 in the HSIB Forum, occurs at time of renewed interest in translating basic science from laboratory investigations to practical diagnostics, therapies, procedures and policies to improve health care in clinical settings for all. 

Showers of joy for 2024 Match Day as future physicians learn where they’ll train

The Department found out who its 42 incoming interns for the Internal Medicine Residency Program will be and 108 College of Medicine – Tucson graduating medical students discovered where they’ll train as resident physicians, including Drs. Sai Parthasarathy and Indu Partha’s daughter. See the list and a mini-photo gallery.

C. Kent Kwoh named American College of Rheumatology Master

Presented with the Association of Rheumatology Professionals, the ACR/ARP Master Award is one of the highest honors the college bestows. It serves as a career achievement milestone for accomplished rheumatologists like Dr. Kwoh, who's been UArizona Arthritis Center director and Division of Rheumatology chief since 2013.

Dermatologist Zoe Draelos named 2024 Alumni of the Year for COM-T, College of Engineering

Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos, considered one of the most influential women in cosmetic science, was a member of the Class of 1983 and did her internship and residency training in dermatology at the College of Medicine – Tucson as well. She earned her UArizona engineering degree in 1979.

Dr. Dawn Coletta featured in Health Sciences video on insulin resistance

The diabetes researcher in the Division of Endocrinology and Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism talks about the importance of studying insulin resistance to advance patient treatment in “Expert Insights” video featured in UArizona HealthSciences Connect newsletter.

Starren named UArizona Health Sciences biomedical informatics, biostatistics director

Northwestern’s Justin B. Starren was named director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. He will start March 25.