The University of Arizona Health Sciences’ Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences will host an Open House on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its research clinic at 2033 E. Speedway Blvd., Suite 203.
The center was spun off in May from the UA Respiratory Center—now known as the UAHS Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center. Located in 2,700 square feet of office space above the Trident Grill, it is affiliated with the UA Department of Medicine and Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PACCS).
EVENT: Open House for UAHS Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences
2033 E. Speedway Blvd., Suite 203 (above the Trident Grill)
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2
Hors d’oeuvres will be served at the reception.
RSVP to Brenda Lambert, PACCS Sr. Program Coordinator | Phone (520) 626-8309 | Fax (520) 626-1876 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences' director is Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, UA professor of medicine and medical director for the Center for Sleep Disorders at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. The research center is equipped with four sleep units. Dr. Parthasarathy noted the clinical center expanded from four to seven units in October, for a total of 11 clinical and research sleep lab units.
He notes the many interdisciplinary partnerships the research center is engaged in, working collaboratively with multiple UA entities both on main campus and the UAHS campus north of Speedway Boulevard.
Among these are the UA Department of Psychology (including Michael Grandner, PhD, for whom Dr. Parthasarathy is a mentor), Center for Insect Science (a Division of the Arizona Research Laboratories at the UA), College of Education (including Michelle Perfect, PhD, with the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies), College of Science (including Nick Strausfeld, PhD, in the Department of Neuroscience), CALS Department of Nutritional Sciences, COM – Tucson’s Department of Neurology, Department of Otolaryngology, Department of Physiology (including Ralph Fregosi, PhD, with the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute), Department of Immunobiology, and within the UA Department of Medicine, the Division of Cardiology, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism; Division of Geriatrics, General Internal & Palliative Medicine, Division of Inpatient Medicine and Section for Allergy & Immunology—as well as other relevant centers. In all, he said there are 11 key partnerships with four major projects, including the PCORI Study, which is funded by a $2.1 million National Institutes of Health grant and received another $250,000 earlier this year.
Dr. Parthasarathy thanked UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia, MD, UAHS Sr. Associate Vice President Mike Jonen, UAHS Executive Director for Research Administration Lauren Zajac and Mary Matthews, Director, Planning and Facilities - COM, for their assistance in making the center's new location come to fruition.
This open house is also listed in the DOM Events calendar here.
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