‘Frontiers in Biomedical Research’ 2013 Poster Forum Showcases UA’s Biomedical Research, Oct. 30

Pioneering research that is blazing new roads through the world of health and disease will be showcased in the Ninth Annual Frontiers in Biomedical Research Poster Forum, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1 to 3:30 p.m., on the AHSC Plaza, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.

Researchers from at the University of Arizona and its nationally noted Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC) 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, will open the poster forum with brief remarks at 1 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, interim director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and 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 will feature nearly 190 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 also will be included. Many of the abstracts previously were presented at national meetings.

Areas of research will include aging, 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 fourth week of October 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 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

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For more information about UA entities mentioned above, please visit their websites:
• Arizona Health Sciences Center, www.ahsc.arizona.edu
• UA College of Medicine – Tucson Research Office, http://medicine.arizona.edu/research
• UA Office of the Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies, and Economic Development, https://vpr.arizona.edu/home
• UA College of Medicine – Tucson, www.medicine.arizona.edu
• UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu
• UA College of Nursing, www.nursing.arizona.edu
• UA College of Pharmacy, www.pharmacy.arizona.edu
• UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, www.publichealth.arizona.edu
• BIO5 Institute, www.bio5.org
• University of Arizona Cancer Center, http://arizonacancercenter.org
• University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, www.heart.arizona.edu
• UA College of Engineering, http://engr.arizona.edu
• UA College of Science, http://cos.arizona.edu
• UA Department of Biomedical Engineering, http://bme.engr.arizona.edu

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10/15/2013 - 2:30am
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