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Dr. Arka Chatterjee honored with ‘30 in Their 30s’ Award

Dr. Arka Chatterjee was among those included in the 30 in Their 30’s recognition program created by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) for early-career members.

Thirteen faculty get promotions, tenure in Department of Medicine

Six faculty members were named full professors and seven associate professors. They fell across seven divisions, five in Hematology & Oncology, two in Nephrology and Pulmonary, and one in Cardiology, Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine. Six are on tenure track and five clinical scholars.

Photo Gallery: New Sleep Center Makes Its Debut with Ribbon-Cutting, Tours

The new state-of-the-art Center for Sleep, Circadian Rhythm and Neuroscience Research, which held an open house May 15, is among the most advanced of its kind for sleep medicine studies anywhere.  

Would you trust an AI doctor? New research shows patients are split

A University of Arizona Health Sciences-led study found more than 50% of people don’t fully trust AI-powered medical advice, but many put faith in AI if it’s monitored and guided by human touch. Cardiology's Dr. Marvin Slepian was senior author on the paper published May 19 on the topic.

Second annual Washington D.C. summit to focus on healthy aging

A one-day summit will present the latest research and explore collaborative partnerships designed to find solutions to the challenges and opportunities of healthy aging. Drs. Mindy Fain and Esther Sternberg, from the Department of Medicine, are among the speakers participating.

Hacienda at the River to Host June 10 ‘Cookin’ Docs’ Reboot Event

Culinary health fundraiser for Gastroenterology Division to feature executive chef David Sullivan, Gastroenterology Chief Dr. Juanita Merchant, Center on Aging Co-Director Dr. Mindy Fain, and Dr. David Lieberman, a New York Times bestselling cookbook author and former Food Network host. Sign up now for this unique cooking demonstration on the nexus of diet and health.

Center for Sleep, Circadian and Neuroscience Research opens new facility

Tours of the Center for Sleep, Circadian and Neuroscience Research’s new location will be offered during a ribbon-cutting and open house May 15.

UArizona Internal Medicine Resident Wins at ArMA Conference for Clinical Vignette

Second-year resident Dr. Pallabi Shrestha, of the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program in Tucson, takes first place at Arizona Medical Association Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

Robbins to Regents: UArizona Health Sciences to advance the frontiers of health and wellness’

University of Arizona Health Sciences has come a long way since the College of Medicine's founding in 1967 and is uniquely poised to help address Arizona's long-term health care needs, President Robert C. Robbins said in a presentation to the Arizona Board of Regents.

New vice chairs announced at DOM general faculty meeting

Chair Dr. James Liao expanded the ranks of vice chairs serving the Department of Medicine with several new posts announced at faculty gathering on April 12.

‘Top Doctors’ for 2023 Out in Tucson Lifestyles

With new Chair Dr. James Liao, 22 physicians from the University of Arizona Department of Medicine made the 2023 Top Doctors list featured in the April issue of Tucson Lifestyle magazine.

CATS Center opens modernized, larger facility

UArizona Health Sciences Clinical and Translational Science Research Center doubled its size and increased research capacity with new space. Drs. Elizabeth Connick, chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Franz Rischard, director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, are quoted.

Department of Medicine Does Well Again at College Faculty Awards

Sixteen Department of Medicine faculty members were among those recognized March 2 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson 2023 Faculty Awards.

UArizona Health Sciences Post Gains in Blue Ridge Rankings

Increases in National Institutes of Health awards to several UArizona Health Sciences colleges led to a strong showing in the annual rankings.

Study Finds Valley Fever Training Improves Early Recognition of the Disease

The findings of researchers from Banner Urgent Care Services and the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence are being used to improve patient care by identifying the illness sooner, preventing infection spread and reducing treatment costs.

Liao Named New Department of Medicine Chair

A fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians, James Liao, MD, joins the University of Arizona Health Sciences from the University of Chicago.

Video: Founder’s Day Lecture honors Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy

Honored as the 2023 Founders Day keynote speaker, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson pulmonary division chief Dr. Parthasarathy is a nationally recognized expert in sleep medicine, conducting important research on sleep, breathing and inflammation.

UArizona Arthritis Center Awarded $3.4M to Study Rapid Knee Deterioration

Rheumatology Division Chief Dr. C. Kent Kwoh will lead a study that seeks to develop methods to predict who will experience rapid knee deterioration or need knee replacements in the future.

Dr. Curiel-Lewandrowski Accepted into Leadership Fellowship

Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD, professor of medicine and Division of Dermatology chief in the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson has been accepted into the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program. ELAM involves an intensive 1-year fellowship at Philadelphia's Drexel University.

COM-T Faculty Honored with Mentoring Awards

The Department of Medicine's Rachna Shroff, MD, was among nine UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson faculty to receive 2022 Faculty Mentoring Awards at the May 19 General Faculty Meeting. A professor of medicine, Dr. Shroff is the college's associate dean, Clinical and Translational Research, and interim chief, Division of Hematology & Oncology.