UA Medical Students to Pledge to Provide Compassionate Patient Care at Solidarity Day Event Feb. 16

Weeklong events from Feb. 12–16 culminate on Friday, Feb. 16, in celebration of national Solidarity Day, as dozens of University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students, faculty and staff join hands and create a human chain representing solidarity in the compassionate care of patients.

Banner – UMC, UA Department of Surgery Welcome 3 New Surgeons

Banner – University Medical Center and the University of Arizona Department of Surgery are pleased to welcome three new surgeons to Tucson.

UA Cancer Center Team Targets Tumor Suppressor to Treat ‘Triple-Negative’ Breast Cancer

A team led by UA Cancer Center researchers Agnieszka Witkiewicz, MD, and Erik Knudsen, PhD, screened for drugs that could target triple-negative breast cancer tumors, producing several new therapeutic candidates for this difficult-to-treat cancer.

More Than 150 COM-T Physicians Recognized as `Best Doctors in America'

More than 150 physicians in the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson have been recognized on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2017-2018.

Banner Healthcare Hiring Event

Banner – UMC South, 3-6 p.m. Feb. 6

Dr. Victoria Murrain Appointed Interim Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Victoria Murrain, DO, has been appointed interim deputy dean for diversity and inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Murrain also is assistant dean and designated institutional officer for graduate medical education at the Tucson UA South Campus and associate professor in the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Noted Type 2 Diabetes Expert Dr. David G. Marrero Appointed to National Diabetes Task Force

David G. Marrero, PhD, director of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Border Health and professor of public health at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been appointed to a new national diabetes working group and task force to promote equitable and comprehensive diabetes care.

Feb. 8 Lecture: Data Sharing in Clinical Trials featuring Dr. Jeffrey M. Drazen, Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine

Dr. Drazen, editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, will discuss data sharing in clinical trials. He is the invited speaker for the 2018 James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy, which is free and open to the public.

New Pain Management Online Course Launched by UA Center for Integrative Medicine

Amid the national opioid crisis, “Integrative Approaches to Pain Management” teaches health-care professionals non-pharmaceutical options.

New Faculty Join UA Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center

Asmaa Abu-Maziad, MD, will provide care for children with kidney problems; M. Raphaelle Jean, MD, MPH, will provide care for children with gastrointestinal disorders; and Christine Legler, MD, will provide general pediatric care to children.

‘Courtney’s Courage’ Empowers Young Scientists to Advance Pediatric Cancer Research

Courtney Page Zillman Fellow Megan Stanley Molina, doctoral candidate under the mentorship of UA Steele Children’s Research Center pediatric cancer researcher Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis conducts research that seeks to understand the best ways to use anticancer drugs to prepare a patient’s immune system for bone marrow transplantation.

$3.6M NIH Grant to UA-Led International Research Consortium Seeks Precision Medicine Solutions to Stopping Asthma in Childhood

Dr. Stefano Guerra, a University of Arizona respiratory scientist, will lead an international effort to target deficits of a specific protein found in lung cells as an indicator of persistence of asthma from childhood into adulthood. Results could lead to personalized therapies for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

UA Part of $8.9M Collaborative Grant to Understand How Dangerous Virus `Hides’ to Attack Another Day

Dr. Felicia Goodrum and several of the nation’s most prominent human cytomegalovirus researchers have been awarded a five-year, $8.9 million collaborative grant to investigate how the virus lies dormant until it activates and poses life-threatening disease risk.

UA Researchers Create First `Roadmap’ to Understand Ability of Herpesvirus to Remain Dormant in Humans to Attack Another Day

A collaborative team of UA researchers have created an in-depth model of the human cytomegalovirus during its sleep-like state in dormancy to better understand how the virus can lie dormant and then reactivate and pose life-threatening disease risk.

UA Arthritis Center Director to Discuss `Osteoarthritis Under the Microscope,’ Feb. 8 in Yuma

An inside look into the latest advances in prevention and treatment; free community lecture hosted by Yuma Friends of UA Health Sciences

UA Physician-Scientist Awarded Grant to Develop First Diagnostic Test for Schizophrenia

Amelia Gallitano, MD, PhD, studies genetic pathways and their response to the environment, hoping to improve treatments for mental illness.

“Aging and Our Immunity” Theme of UA Arthritis Center’s 16th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 27

World-renowned aging and the immune system researcher Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will deliver the keynote address. The conference addresses health and services that help improve daily life for those living with arthritis—and those who care for them.