People and Programs on the Move

Joining the University of Arizona Health Sciences in October, Dr. Geoffrey Rubin holds six U.S. patents for medical image analysis and is past chairman of radiology at Duke University School of Medicine.

Drs. Arka Chatterjee, Talal Moukabary and Madhan Sundaram bring significant expertise in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology to the Sarver Heart Center and Banner – University Medicine Tucson.

Notices for the college include new hires for master’s degree program and perinatal mother-infant health; kudos for nursing workforce diversity and telephone-based cancer prevention programs; and research on tai chi and heart disease.

Recent notices include appointments for curricular affairs, licensing, sleep medicine, research and student mental health, plus national awards for mentorship, diversity and pancreatic cancer studies.

Dr. Jordan Karp, expert in geriatric psychiatry, depression treatment and suicide prevention, is named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

University of Arizona College of Nursing faculty member Dr. Allen Prettyman was appointed to the role, effective June 1, after a nationwide search.

UArizona Sarver Heart Center physician-scientist Dr. Khadijah Breathett wins international career award she will use to advance her research on health disparities in cardiovascular disease.

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, director, University of Arizona Center for Innovation in Brain Science, was among five new Regents Professors announced by the Arizona Board of Regents.

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center director will co-lead the innovative program with Dr. Ronald Hammer to match students with faculty mentors to train in research design and methodology, biostatistics and responsible conduct of research relevant to human health and disease.

Both the University of Arizona’s Dr. Noshene Ranjbar and Tufts University’s Dr. Andrea Gordon are recognized for their work in promoting Integrative Medicine in Residency Programs.

Aaron Bia, a member of the Navajo Nation set to graduate in May 2021, will receive one of 10 inaugural ElevateMeD Scholarships.

Jonathan M. Holmes, MD, a pediatric eye care and an alignment specialist, has been named the chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

Dr. Hani Babiker, assistant director of early-phase therapeutics and director of phase I clinical trials, is overseeing the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s early-phase clinical trials, seeking to identify novel drugs and treatments for better cancer care.

Dr. Insel supports faculty and students who are conducting biological or behavioral studies to improve health outcomes for individuals and populations and students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice and RN-MS programs.

With additional expertise in culinary medicine and integrative medicine, Dr. Micek-Galinat will provide primary patient care at the Banner – University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at Alvernon.

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.

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