Frontiers in Biomedical Research’ Poster Forum Showcases UA’s Biomedical Research

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
The covered wagons may be gone, but the West is still the land of pioneers. Only now they are researchers at the University of Arizona and its nationally noted Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC), blazing new pathways through the world of health and disease.
 
Current UA research activities will be showcased at the Eighth Annual Frontiers in Biomedical Research Poster Forum, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1:30 to 4 p.m., on the AHSC Plaza, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.
 
Researchers will be available to discuss their work at the event, which is free and open to the public. Steve Goldschmid, MD, dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and co-CEO of The University of Arizona Health Network, will open the poster forum with brief remarks at 1:30 p.m.
 
“The forum is a unique event that brings together researchers from across the UA and AHSC campuses to share their key discoveries,” says Anne E. Cress, PhD, deputy dean for research at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. “It promotes collaborations among researchers who normally may never meet – from scientists, clinicians, nurses, pharmacists and educators to medical students, residents and fellows – and provides the opportunity to see the work that surrounds them. This new view often compels interdisciplinary thinking on basic and clinical science research projects. Unique collaboration is essential to the discovery process; sometimes new ideas come from unlikely colleagues. Biomedical research is an essential key to improving people’s health care and alleviating suffering from disease.”
 
The forum features nearly 150 posters of projects by researchers at AHSC’s four colleges – the UA Colleges of Medicine (Tucson and Phoenix campuses), Nursing, Pharmacy and UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health – and by researchers at the UA BIO5 Institute, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the UA College of Engineering and the UA College of Science. Posters from graduate training programs and research core services, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and medical students, residents and fellows are included. Many of the abstracts previously were presented at national meetings.
 
Areas of research include arthritis, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular/renal biology, health behaviors/self-management of chronic illness, health promotion/disease prevention, imaging, bioengineering, biomedical informatics, cell and molecular biology, community health, core research services, developmental biology, drug development, epidemiology, epigenetics, immunology, microbiology and neuroscience.
 
Abstracts will be available online beginning the first week of November on the website, http://posterforum.ahsc.arizona.edu/home
 
The forum is organized by the Research Office at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and sponsored by the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, UA Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, UA Sarver Heart Center and the UA Office of the Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development.
 
PARKING: Visitors may park in the UA Highland Parking Garage (North Highland Avenue and East Helen Street). Please Note: there is a parking fee for the garage. There also are metered parking spaces in various locations around the AHSC campus. The free Cat Tran shuttle serving the UA campus will run on its regular schedule. For more information about parking and shuttles, visit the website http://parking.arizona.edu/parking
 
INFORMATION: For more information about the Frontiers in Biomedical Research Poster Forum, call the UA College of Medicine Research Office, 520-626-2483, or e-mail research@medicine.arizona.edu