The following published papers illustrate the latest investigative endeavors of faculty and research staff in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine and its 14 divisions. Click the PubMed links to read on about how they're setting the pace for the future of health care and precision medicine solutions to improve patient lives in Arizona and beyond.


Martinez, GF., JR. Lisse, M. Fain, TK. Vemulapalli, H. Szerlip, and KS. Knox, "Finding a Mentor: The Complete Examination of an Online Academic Matchmaking Tool for Physician-Faculty", Southwest J Pulm Crit Care, vol. 9, issue 6, 12/2014.


Banerjee, B., N. S. Rial, T. Renkoski, L. R. Graves, S. A. H. Reid, C. Hu, V. L. Tsikitis, V. Nfonsom, J. Pugh, and U. Utzinger, "Enhanced visibility of colonic neoplasms using formulaic ratio imaging of native fluorescence.", Lasers Surg Med, vol. 45, issue 9, pp. 573-81, 2013 Nov. PMCID: PMC4040277  PMID: 24114774
Sampaio, E. P., A. P. Hsu, J. Pechacek, H. I. Bax, D. L. Dias, M. L. Paulson, P. Chandrasekaran, L. B. Rosen, D. S. Carvalho, L. Ding, et al., "Signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) gain-of-function mutations and disseminated coccidioidomycosis and histoplasmosis.", J Allergy Clin Immunol, vol. 131, issue 6, pp. 1624-34, 2013 Jun. PMCID: PMC3746066  PMID: 23541320
Nguyen, C., B. Marie Barker, S. Hoover, D. E. Nix, N. M. Ampel, J. A. Frelinger, M. J. Orbach, and J. N. Galgiani, "Recent advances in our understanding of the environmental, epidemiological, immunological, and clinical dimensions of coccidioidomycosis.", Clin Microbiol Rev, vol. 26, issue 3, pp. 505-25, 2013 Jul. PMCID: PMC3719491  PMID: 23824371
Self, C., GF. Martinez, and E. Lee, "Resuscitation terminology: Exploring resident comfort and understanding", University of California-San Francisco Division of Geriatrics Betchel Award Summit, San Francisco, Calif., 06/2013.
Spear-Ellinwood, KC., GF. Martinez, TG. Pritchard, C. Clemens, V. Murrain, C. Cunniff, and A. Waer, "Using web-based audience response software to engage a large audience of new residents in interactive reflection on teaching", American Association of Medical Colleges, Western Region Group on Educational Affairs (AAMC-WGEA), Orange County, Calif., 05/2013.


Budhiraja, R., S. Parthasarathy, P. Budhiraja, M. P. Habib, C. Wendel, and S. F. Quan, "Insomnia in patients with COPD.", Sleep, vol. 35, issue 3, pp. 369-75, 2012 Mar 01. PMCID: PMC3274338  PMID: 22379243
Williamson, E. A., L. Damiani, A. Leitao, C. Hu, H. Hathaway, T. Oprea, L. Sklar, M. Shaheen, J. Bauman, W. Wang, et al., "Targeting the transposase domain of the DNA repair component Metnase to enhance chemotherapy.", Cancer Res, vol. 72, issue 23, pp. 6200-8, 2012 Dec 01. PMCID: PMC3972061  PMID: 23090115


Arsanjani, R., S. Goldman, M. P. Habib, and M. Reza Movahed, "Modified thrombolytic therapy for massive pulmonary emboli.", Am J Med, vol. 124, issue 8, pp. e7-8, 2011 Aug. PMID: 21658666


Williams, H., P. A. Dacks, and N. E. Rance, "An improved method for recording tail skin temperature in the rat reveals changes during the estrous cycle and effects of ovarian steroids.", Endocrinology, vol. 151, issue 11, pp. 5389-94, 2010 Nov. PMCID: PMC2954718  PMID: 20861232


Rodriguez-Pla, A., F. Martínez-Murillo, P. J. Savino, R. C. Eagle, P. Seo, and M. J. Soloski, "MMP-12, a novel matrix metalloproteinase associated with giant cell arteritis.", Rheumatology (Oxford), vol. 48, issue 11, pp. 1460-1, 2009 Nov. PMCID: PMC2782257  PMID: 19736181


Rodríguez-Pla, A., T. H. Beaty, P. J. Savino, R. C. Eagle, P. Seo, and M. J. Soloski, "Association of a nonsynonymous single-nucleotide polymorphism of matrix metalloproteinase 9 with giant cell arteritis.", Arthritis Rheum, vol. 58, issue 6, pp. 1849-53, 2008 Jun. PMID: 18512818


Lin-Tan, D-T., J-L. Lin, L-H. Wang, L-M. Wang, L-M. Huang, L. Liu, J-Y. Huang, and Y-L. Huang, "Fasting glucose levels in predicting 1-year all-cause mortality in patients who do not have diabetes and are on maintenance hemodialysis.", J Am Soc Nephrol, vol. 18, issue 8, pp. 2385-91, 2007 Aug. PMID: 17599971


Gorse, G. J., T. Z. O'connor, S. L. Young, M. P. Habib, J. Wittes, K. M. Neuzil, and K. L. Nichol, "Impact of a winter respiratory virus season on patients with COPD and association with influenza vaccination.", Chest, vol. 130, issue 4, pp. 1109-16, 2006 Oct. PMID: 17035445
Mirbod-Donovan, F., R. Schaller, C-Y. Hung, J. Xue, U. Reichard, and G. T. Cole, "Urease produced by Coccidioides posadasii contributes to the virulence of this respiratory pathogen.", Infect Immun, vol. 74, issue 1, pp. 504-15, 2006 Jan. PMCID: PMC1346605  PMID: 16369007


Habib, M. P., "Management of clinical failures in non-ICU patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations.", Chemotherapy, vol. 47 Suppl 4, pp. 39-46; discussion 53-4, 2001. PMID: 11586004