People and Programs on the Move

Sorensen will provide leadership, strategic direction and executive administrative support to the department’s community outreach programs and activities.

The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona announced its annual selection from among integrative health practitioners.

Monica Kraft, MD, named 2019 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year; Marti Lindsey, PhD, named 2019 Michael A. Cusanovich Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year.

The UA Health Sciences faculty member, researcher and Banner physician will be honored during the foundation’s annual gala.

New members to provide leadership support, enhance partnerships in local communities and increase awareness and philanthropy for UA Cancer Center.

As a family physician, Dr. Puthenveetil will provide patient care at Banner–University Medicine Cortaro Primary Care clinic, and will be a faculty member for the family medicine residency program at Banner–University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at Alvernon.

Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine expands as Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, and Lise Alschuler, ND, accept leadership roles in the Center’s flagship program.

Dr. Julie Bauman Named Fellow of National Academic Medicine Leadership Program

Dr. Meehan will lead and direct the Family Medicine Residency at South Campus, as well as conduct clinical care, teach residents and pursue scholarly activity.

Dr. Abecassis is the J. Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Microbiology-Immunology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He also is chief of the Division of Organ Transplantation and founding director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center.

Drs. Sheila M. Gerhart and Ruth E. Taylor-Piliae will be welcomed into the academy during its annual policy conference in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Cance will oversee clinical operations and research, while leading the UA Cancer Center’s efforts to renew its NCI Cancer Center Support Grant in 2020.

Dr. Ida M. “Ki” Moore brings impressive record of research funding, collaborative partnerships and professional development.

Mark Lane, who has more than 25 years of leadership experience in communications, public relations and brand marketing, has been appointed associate vice president for communications at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.

A vital contributor to the Arizona Telemedicine Program at the University of Arizona for more than 20 years, Major trains health-care professionals in the effective use of videoconferencing and also plans, develops and installs the teleconferencing and telemedicine equipment used at rural telemedicine sites.

Previously at Yale University, Dr. Sweasy brings expertise in basic sciences that will facilitate translational research.

The American Thoracic Society will honor Monica Kraft, MD, chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, with its Elizabeth A. Rich Award at the Women’s Forum during the ATS 2019 International Conference in May. The award recognizes Dr. Kraft as a female role model and mentor and for her contributions to lung disease research.

For her excellence and distinction in research, Donata Vercelli, MD, has been awarded the University of Arizona Koffler Prize for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.

Dr. Lu brings pharmaceutics expertise in cancer immunotherapy that will facilitate cancer drug discovery.

The honor will allow the University of Arizona College of Nursing clinical assistant professor to participate in the program designed for faculty members interested in assuming leadership roles in the research or administration of simulation programs in nursing education.

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