Research News

‘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.

COM-T Faculty and Departments Honored with Excellence Awards

Among Department of Medicine faculty recognized with 2022 Faculty Excellence Awards at the college's May 19 general faculty meeting were Jarrod M. Mosier, MD; Steffan T. Nawrocki, PhD; Tara Carr, MD; James Knepler, MD; and Lawrence Mandarino, PhD. Also participating as presenters from the department were Rachna Shroff, MD, and Kevin Moynahan, MD.

Women of Impact Awards Include Six from Health Sciences

Jennifer Carew, MD, was one of six UArizona Health Sciences women to receive Women of Impact Awards from the Office of Research, Innovation and Impact as part of inaugural honors for Women’s History Month announced in March. A professor of medicine, Dr. Carew is also co-director of the UArizona Cancer Center's Hematological Malignancies Disease Team.

Dr. John Galgiani Wins Inaugural UArizona Director’s Award

The University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence founding director and professor of medicine was honored as one of 25 faculty members singled out for excellence in teaching, scholarship and outreach.

Dr. Juanita Merchant Awarded Second Term on NAM Council

Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson professor in the Department of Medicine and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was named to a second term on the National Academy of Medicine Council.

Aging Experts to Address UArizona Living Healthy With Arthritis Virtual Conference

Drs. Mindy Fain, Kathleen Insel and Janko Nikolich-Žugich, experts in health and wellness of the aging population, will deliver a combined keynote address at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s annual “Living Healthy With Arthritis” conference.

Dr. Rachna Shroff Receives Women in Oncology Award

Rachna T. Shroff, MD, associate professor and associate dean of clinical and translational research at the College of Medicine – Tucson, chief of the UArizona Cancer Center GI Medical Oncology Section and leader of its GI Clinical Research Team, was one of three recipients of the 2022 Women in Oncology Awards.

Valley Fever Collaborative Awarded $3.3M in Research Funds

The Arizona Board of Regents earmarked $3.3 million to support research into Valley fever detection technology, genomics and seasonal outbreak patterns – under the leadership of Dr. John Galgiani, Valley Fever Center for Excellence director and professor in the Department of Medicine's Infectious Diseases Division.

Dr. Rachna Shroff Elected to ASCO Nominating Committee

Rachna T. Shroff, MD, associate professor and associate dean of clinical and translational research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, chief of the UArizona Cancer Center GI Medical Oncology Section, and leader of its GI Clinical Research Team, has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Oncology Nominating Committee.

Health Sciences Leaders Tout Upcoming All of Us Researchers Convention

Drs. Monica Kraft, Francisco Moreno, Andreas Theodorou and Eric Reiman encourage participation in national event to learn more about All of Us Researcher Workbench and how data is being used to help improve health care solutions and advance careers for students, staff and faculty.

Dr. Steven Goldman Named to National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors named Steven Goldman, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Division of Cardiology, and the C. Leonard Pfeiffer Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at the Sarver Heart Center to its 2022 class of Senior Members.