A showcase of current research activities – from understanding diseases to enhancing patient/physician communication – at the Arizona Health Sciences Center will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1:30 to 4 p.m., in the annual Frontiers in Biomedical Research Poster Forum on the AHSC Plaza, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. The forum is free and open to the public. Researchers will be present to discuss their work. William Crist, MD, UA vice president for health affairs, will open the poster forum with brief remarks at 1:30 p.m.
The forum features 160 abstracts of projects by researchers at the four colleges of the AHSC: UA Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; as well as at the UA College of Science, UA BIO5 Institute and the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. Posters from graduate training programs and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are included. The forum helps promote collaborations among the researchers on basic and clinical science research projects. Many of the abstracts previously were presented at national meetings.
Areas of research include arthritis, bioengineering, biomedical informatics, cancer, cardiovascular/renal biology, cell and molecular biology, community health, core research services, developmental biology, diabetes, drug development, epidemiology, epigenetics, health behaviors/self-management of chronic illness, health promotion/disease prevention, imaging, immunology, microbiology and neuroscience.
Abstracts also are published on the UA College of Medicine Research Office website, http://medicalresearch.arizona.edu, click on “Programs & Events.”
Parking is available in the UA Highland Parking Garage (North Highland Avenue and East Helen Street); Please Note: there is a parking fee for the garage. The free CatTran 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.
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 email@example.com
AHSC and Research Means Hope
Funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has enabled Arizona Health Sciences Center researchers to make great strides in understanding cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), osteoporosis, asthma, infectious diseases, age-related macular degeneration and many other diseases. NIH medical research funding helps Arizonans – and all Americans – lead longer and healthier lives, and benefits Arizona’s economic health as well, through skilled jobs, purchasing, technology transfer, spin-off companies and the education of future health-care professionals. To raise awareness of the need for sustained, real growth in federal support for medical research funded by the NIH, a coalition of concerned patients and physicians and researchers of America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals founded Research Means Hope. For more information, and to sign a petition showing your support, visit the website, www.ResearchMeansHope.org
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