Drs. Breathett, Merchant Spotlight DOM Research at 2nd Innovations & Inventions Fair

Medical researchers, faculty and staff from the University Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson gathered in a light rain on a chilly fall evening Tuesday, Oct. 16, for the 2018 Innovations and Inventions research fair.

The event spotlighted new and up-and-coming basic scientists and clinicians and their research endeavors and success stories. It took place 5-7 p.m. at the Walkway of Wellness outside Drachman Hall and included appetizers and beverages as refreshments. A dozen posters for investigators chosen to present also were on display.

Among UA Department of Medicine faculty presenting were UA Sarver Heart Center member Khadijah Breathett, MD, a cardiologist and advanced heart failure specialist, and UA Division of Gastroenterology Chief Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD, a renowned physician-scientist studying biomarkers for colon cancer and other ailments of the digestive system. Dr. Breathett’s topic was, “Reducing racial/ethnic and gender disparities in heart failure.” Dr. Merchant’s was “A biomarker of helicobacter induced gastric metaplasia and gastric cancer.”

Facebook post of photo album for 2018 Innovations & Inventions Research FairFor a photo album of the Innovations & Inventions research fair with 100+ images, see this UA Department of Medicine Facebook webpage (or click on the image at right).

For more photos, you can also visit the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s photo gallery webpage (hosted by flickr) here.

Facebook post of live video for 2018 Innovations & Inventions Research FairYou can watch archived video via the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Facebook webpage or UAHS BioCommunications webcast site. It was streamed live at both locations.

A list of all presenters and their presentation titles, can be found at this link:  2018-i-and-i-research-fair_meet-the-presenters_sm.pdf. Many topics were of interest to subspecialties in the UA Department of Medicine, one of the original six and the largest department at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson with 14 divisions covering everything from cardiology to infectious diseases to rheumatology.


"New UA Researchers to Showcase Medical Innovations and Inventions, Oct. 16" | Posted Oct. 8, 2018
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Release Date: 
10/18/2018 - 1:00pm