Medicine

Professor, Medicine, Division Chief, Infectious Disease, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Dr. Connick is a physician scientist who has dedicated her career to the improvement of health of individuals living with or at risk for HIV-1 infection. Her research ranges from laboratory based investigations of HIV-1 immunopathogenesis to clinical and epidemiological studies of novel immunotherapies and other interventions to improve health outcomes in people living with HIV-1.

Director, Cutaneous Oncology Program, Division Chief, Dermatology, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Medicine - (Tenure Track)
Professor, Medicine, Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Janet Funk's work includes a focus on metastatic breast cancer that spans the research spectrum from bench to bedside, translational arthritis studies of the pharmacokinetics and safety of turmeric, and collaborative endocrinological studies evaluating the effects of obesity and insulin resistance on bone development in Hispanic girls, as well as effects of obesity on breast cancer risk in older women.

Professor, Medicine, Professor, Internal Medicine, Professor, Immunobiology, Director, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) occurs more in Arizona than anywhere else. My research and others at the Valley Fever Center for Excellence involve understanding how disease is caused by infection, how the immune system stops or prevents illness, and how we can better diagnose, treat, or prevent this public health problem.

Professor, Medicine, Professor, Internal Medicine, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Physiology, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

The Garcia laboratory works to understand the molecular mechanisms of lung inflammatory processes, particularly those producing lung edema or vascular leak. The laboratory focus is to investigate gene discovery, protein function assessment, SNP discovery, genetic manipulation, in vivo testing, and candidate gene and biomarker identification, working to translate basic research into potential novel clinical therapies.

Chair, Department of Medicine, Professor, Medicine, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Monica Kraft's research focus is in the areas of adult asthma, the role of infection in asthma and the role of the distal lung in asthma and airway remodeling.

Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, Medicine, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

Julie Ledford's research focuses on respiratory disease, and genetic and molecular mechanisms of allergic airway diseases in children.

Professor, Medicine, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Medicine, Division Chief, Pulmonary / Allergy - Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Member of the Graduate Faculty

Dr. Parthasarathy has expertise in noninvasive home ventilation for sleep-related breathing disorders and invasive ventilation in critically ill patients. His major areas of focus have been in promoting adherence to nonivasive ventilation devices in the home setting and patient-ventilator interaction during critical illness. He serves as Chief of Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at COM-T and as a Special Advisor to NH/NHLBI.

Research Scholar
Associate Professor, Medicine, Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research, Associate Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Interim Division Chief, Hematology Oncology

Dr. Rachna Shroff is the Chief of GI Medical Oncology at the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) where she also serves as the Director of the Clinical Trials Office. Within the UA College of Medicine Tucson, she is the Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Shroff is a clinical and translational investigator focused on dveloping novel targeted therapies and immunotherapies for pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers and has led multiple clinical trials in this space.

Regents Professor, Clinical Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Associate Department Head, Clinical / Industrial Affairs, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Professor, Medical Imaging, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Assistant Professor, Physiology, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute