AHSC Report Outlines Achievements, Plans

Four areas of biomedical research are identified as targeted areas of excellence for the center.

A just-published annual report from the Arizona Health Sciences Center highlights many of its programs, major accomplishments and plans for growth, as AHSC seeks to deliver on the goals outlined in the University of Arizona’s "Never Settle" strategic plan.

Dr. Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia, who became UA senior vice president for health sciences a little more than a year ago, worked closely with the five UA health sciences colleges, as well as with centers and units across campus and beyond, to identify four areas of biomedical research excellence on which AHSC will focus its efforts:

  • Health disparities
  • Population health and health outcomes
  • Precision health
  • Neuroscience

These targeted areas of excellence will help accelerate AHSC’s efforts to positively impact health care in our state and nation, expand its sponsored research portfolio, and improve the quality and diversity of Arizona’s health professions workforce.

"This is a very exciting time at the University of Arizona," Garcia said. "I continue to be impressed by the pioneering spirit of our institution and the willingness of people here to reach out and work across disciplines and geography. The talent, creativity and breadth of activities among our faculty, students and staff are something to showcase to the state and nation."

To view an electronic version of the AHSC Annual Report, please go to:  http://ahsc.arizona.edu/report2014