Doc Talks: The Future of Medicine

Tuesday Evenings in February at the Westin La Paloma

Banner – University Medical Center and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson invite the public to join their nationally recognized physician-scientists Tuesday evenings in February for a look into the future of medicine and personalized health care.

This free, educational and engaging lecture series takes place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive in Tucson.

Topics and speakers are as follows:

Feb. 7: Preserving Memories: What it Will Take to End Alzheimer’s

Eric Reiman, MD, executive director of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, University of Arizona professor of psychiatry and director of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium, will discuss the latest research and lifestyle interventions surrounding this feared disease. Dr. Reiman’s research was the topic of a 60 Minutes TV segment in November.


Feb. 14: Precision Medicine: Turning Sick Care into Health Care

Charles Cairns, MD, dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (left) and Kenneth Ramos, MD, PhD, interim dean of the UA Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and UA associate vice president for precision health sciences, will discuss new personalized approaches to old challenges in medicine, including new diagnostic and treatment advances in cancer, lung, cardiac and infectious disease.


Feb. 21: Gut Microbes: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Fayez Ghishan, MD, professor and chair of the UA Department of Pediatrics in Tucson and director of the UA Steele Children’s Research Center, will discuss gut microbiota in health and disease. Dr. Ghishan is an internationally recognized pediatric gastroenterologist whose research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than 30 years.


Feb. 28: Take a Deep Breath: Is a Cure for Asthma on the Horizon?

Monica Kraft, MD, professor and chair of the UA Department of Medicine in Tucson and associate director of the UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center, will discuss personalized approaches to asthma treatment. Dr. Kraft, who joined the UA from Duke University on 2014, has authored more than 150 publications on adult asthma and the role of infection of asthma.

Seating at these free lectures is limited. Refreshments and light appetizers served. Please register at or call 1-800-230-2273.

About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit or

About the UA College of Medicine – Tucson

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is celebrating 50 years of innovation and advancing health and wellness through state-of-the-art medical education programs, groundbreaking research, and advancements in patient care in Arizona and across the United States. Founded in 1967, the College ranks among the top medical schools in the nation for research and primary care and is leading the way in academic medicine through its partnership with Banner – University Medicine, a new division of one of the largest nonprofit health-care systems in the country. For more information, please visit