Research News

Feb. 8 DOM Research Seminar Pairs Jr., Sr. Investigators on Critical Care, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Jarrod Mosier, Critical Care Fellowship associate program director, to speak on “Translating Research to a Life Saved,” while the topic for Dr. Steve Black—who won a $2.74 million NHLBI award last spring—will be, “Metabolic Reprogramming in PH.” Save the date, Thursday, Feb. 8, 12-1 p.m., Room 5403. A light lunch will be served. Also see links to video and photo galleries from prior lectures, and who’s next up (Dr. Stefano Guerra)…


Two UA Research-hosted ‘NIH Grant Writing Workshops’ Tailored for Faculty, Postdocs, Feb. 15-16

UA Research Development Services has two opportunities for investigators to attend workshops with Peg AtKisson, PhD—a former Tufts University neuroscience research investigator whose team was involved in bringing in $140 million in funded grants—to learn how to improve their applications for funding from the National Institutes of Health. The workshops are at the student union, Feb. 15-16, with opportunities for individual consultations…


Celebration of Life for Late Past DOM Chair, UA Liver Institute Founder Dr. Tom Boyer, Jan. 21

Dr. Tom Boyer, immediate past chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, founding director of the UA Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute and a world leader on research and care of the liver, died on Thursday, Jan. 11, at his home in Tucson after a long battle with cancer. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held at the Skyline Country Club, Sunday, Jan. 11, 3-5 p.m. RSVPs required… 


2018 Complex Diseases Spring Colloquium Zeroes in on Genetics of Maladies

A Weekly Colloquium on Problems in the Biology of Complex Diseases will feature several speakers and topics of interest to University of Arizona Department of Medicine physicians and investigators. These include DOM faculty, Drs. Xingnan Li, Deb Meyers, Gene Bleecker and Stefano Guerra, who are among the speakers. The series runs through April 27…


Dozens of Dynamic DOM Investigators to Be on Hand for 2nd P.I. Research Poster Night, Jan. 24

This open format research fair recognizes work across the UA Department of Medicine by faculty physicians and scientists who serve as principal investigators on projects financed by federal grants to develop innovative therapies to the world’s most challenging health problems. Come to Kiewit Auditorium. Ask questions, listen, learn and lay the groundwork for future collaboration, mentorship and training…


Fall Photo Galleries Showcase Busy Agenda for UA Department of Medicine in 2017

This past fall sped by so quickly it was difficult to keep track of the many fabulous events across the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus. See photo galleries from “Medical Student Meet-n-Greet with DOM Faculty” on Oct. 5 to the "Cancer Immunotherapy Minisymposium" on Dec. 15. In between, see photos for the Annual Cardiology Research Fair, the Innovation & Invention Research Fair, Founders Week activities, special lectures, fellow’s retreat and the topping off ceremony for the Health Sciences Innovation Building… 


BizTucson, Tucson Lifestyle Pay Tribute to UA Health Sciences, DOM Docs in 2017

Dementia, breast cancer, game-changing medical technologies, top doctors, women who lead, UA as a ‘hotbed of innovation’ and a special report on the UA College of Medicine – Tucson anniversary, “Picking up Speed at 50”—all are themes for magazine coverage for the UA Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Department of Medicine in the past year. Among faculty spotlighted were Drs. Pavani Chalasani, Mindy Fain, John Galgiani, Mathew Hutchinson, Monica Kraft, Akinololu Ojo and Andrew Weil…


BIO5 to Host 2nd Annual University of Arizona Core Facilities Fair, Feb. 20

The University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation (RDI) will host the second annual UA Core Facilities Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the UA BIO5 Institute, Room 103, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a networking reception to follow in the lobby of the new BioSciences Research Laboratory building….


Dr. Jennifer Barton Named Director of BIO5 Institute

After a national search, Dr. Jennifer Barton has been named director of the UA BIO5 Institute. A professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, optical sciences, and agricultural and biosystems engineering, she joined the UA faculty in 1998. She served as BIO5 assistant director from 2009-12, and became interim director in 2015. Her research is on translational biomedical optics, and prevention and early detection of cancer…


It’s World AIDS Day, Dec. 1—Learn about Top-Rated Care, Innovative Research at UA Division of Infectious Diseases

Two blogposts and a feature article posted days before World AIDS Day on behalf of the University of Arizona Division of Infectious Diseases showcase HIV patient care and research innovation in the division and the UA Petersen HIV Clinics at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South that it operates via federal grants through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…


Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Sponsors UA Lecture on Interstitial Lung Disease, Dec. 8

The UA pulmonary division will host a lecture Friday, Dec. 8, 12:30-2:30 p.m., on interstitial lung disease (ILD) sponsored by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in BIO5 Room 103. Speaking will be Dr. Evans Fernández, associate professor with National Jewish Health’s ILD Program and Autoimmune Lung Center. Dr. Sachin Chaudhary, ILD program director at the UA – College of Medicine – Tucson, noted the local program is among 40 nationally that belong to the foundation’s PFF Care Center Network… 


It’s ‘Giving Tuesday’ — Make Your End-of-Year Charitable Gift Today!

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center made note this morning that it’s #GivingTuesday, the latest iteration of post-Thanksgiving spending days (think Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday). See how you can give to the UA Department of Medicine, any of its 14 divisions, or affiliated centers and institutes — and get matching credit from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today only!


Valley Fever, Pulmonary Hypertension Billed for Next DOM Research Seminar, Dec. 14

Hear Dr. Fariba Donovan on “Delays in Diagnosis of Coccidioidomycosis in Tucson”—updating work for which she recently won a CDC contract—and Dr. Jason Yuan on “Translational Research on Pulmonary Hypertension” on Thursday, Dec. 14, noon-1 p.m., in Room 5403 of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Simulcast at BUMCS 3030. A light lunch will be served. Watch it LIVE! or archived for later viewing... 


UA Department of Medicine to Host British Asthma Expert for Special Lecture, Nov. 20, Noon

Dr. Peter Howarth, professor of allergy and respiratory medicine at the UK’s University of Southampton, will offer a special talk on “Epithelial Injury in Severe Asthma,” Monday, Nov. 20, noon-1 p.m., COM-T Room 5403. He is an invited guest speaker courtesy of the UA Department of Medicine Office of the Chair and Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine. A light lunch will be served…


AMES Travel Grants to Present Medical Education Research – Deadline for 1st Cycle, Dec. 1

The Academy of Medical Education Scholars at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson announced that the application deadline for the fall cycle of travel grants will be Friday, Dec. 1, for faculty, staff and trainees to present on their medical education research. Requests will be considered up to $750. Reimbursements must be filed within 90 days of travel. A dozen or more applications are expected to be approved…


Speed Dating for Mentors in Cardiovascular Studies Focus of Sarver Research Fair, Nov. 29

Save the date for the 2017 Annual Cardiovascular Disease Research Fair, hosted Wednesday, Nov. 29, 4-6:30 p.m., in Kiewit Auditorium, by the UA Sarver Heart Center and UA Division of Cardiology. The “speed-dating” format allows fellows, residents, post-docs and students a chance to speak with multiple researchers, learn about studies they may want to work on and further develop relationships with potential mentors…


Four Internal Medicine Residents Take Honors at ACP Arizona Chapter Scientific Meeting

As well as previously announced Laureate Award and Researcher of the Year and Med Student of the Year awards for the UA Department of Medicine, four physicians in the UA Internal Medicine Residency Programs won prizes in the case report and research poster competitions—Drs. Francisco Mora, Marlena Szewczyk, Sara Sari and Thomas Hanzlik. See photos and who else competed…


DOM Faculty Turn Out in Force for 50th Anniversary UA College of Medicine Research Fair

Couldn’t make it to the Innovations & Inventions Research Fair, Oct. 18? No worries. See the photo gallery from the inaugural event hosted as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. A number of presenters represented the Department of Medicine on everything from asthma to cancer to diabetes research…


VCU Pulmonologist to Headline DOM Research Seminar as Guest Speaker, Nov. 9

Dr. Judith Voynow, a pediatric pulmonologist with Virginia Commonwealth University and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Va., will speak on “Neutrophil Elastase and Chronic Inflammatory Lung Disease” on Thursday, Nov. 9, 12-1 p.m., UAHS Room 5403. The cystic fibrosis specialist is a guest speaker for the next DOM Research Seminar Series lecture presented by the UA Department of Medicine...


DOM to Take ACP Researcher of the Year, Med Student of the Year and Laureate Awards

Two physicians with the UA Department of Medicine—Chair Dr. Monica Kraft, and Dr. Kevin Moynahan, deputy dean of education, UA College of Medicine – Tucson—are among honorees to be recognized this weekend, Oct. 20-22, at the 2017 Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) – Arizona Chapter. Morgan Whitaker also will receive the Medical Student of the Year Award. Host venue—DoubleTree Reid Park. See the program, register now…


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