Lauren Erdelyi has joined the development team at the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center as coordinator for community outreach and public education.
Erdelyi’s primary responsibility is to raise awareness about the UA Steele Center through public education programs that highlight the work of its physician-scientists and researchers.
In addition, she will be the liaison to volunteer groups that raise funds for the UA Steele Center, including the Arizona Elks Major Projects, People Acting Now Discover Answers (PANDA), Father’s Day Council Tucson and Kids of Steele. She also will provide opportunities for community members to get involved with the UA Steele Center.
Erdelyi will conduct tours of the Steele Center to further raise awareness about the center’s ground-breaking pediatric research in areas such as pediatric autoimmune diseases, pediatric cancer, genetic disorders, type 1 diabetes and more.
She earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and renewable natural resources from the UA. Before joining the UA Steele Center, Erdelyi worked as a program coordinator for the UA Department of Academic Success and Achievement.
“Joining the UA Steele Center means being a part of a dedicated team that strives to help improve the health of children both now and in the future,” said Erdelyi. “I look forward to opportunities to communicate my passion for helping children, while working with the diverse groups who come together to help realize our mission to teach, to heal, to discover.”
About the UA Steele Children’s Research Center
The UA Steele Children’s Research Center is one of the prestigious Centers of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. It is the state’s only academic pediatric research center designated by the Arizona Board of Regents, and the only facility in Southern Arizona where researchers and physician-scientists are dedicated to advancing medical knowledge through basic and translational research to improve children’s health. As researchers, they seek to discover answers to children’s medical mysteries. As physician-scientists, they provide compassionate care to hospitalized patients at Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center and pediatric outpatient clinics throughout Tucson and the state. And, as faculty members with the UA Department of Pediatrics, they teach and train the next generation of pediatricians and researchers.
About the University of Arizona Health Sciences
The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs almost 5,000 people, has nearly 1,000 faculty members and garners more than $126 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: http://uahs.arizona.edu