University of Arizona Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University researchers are one step closer to understanding the genetic and biological basis of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and rheumatoid arthritis – and to identifying new drug targets and therapies.
Dr. Maizes will describe local and national initiatives that are being implemented and producing meaningful change, from school-based mindfulness programs to community gardens as well as University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine programs that can enhance well-being and improve the health of our society. The lecture is free and open to the public.
April is National Minority Health Month and the UA Sarver Heart Center Community Coalition for Heart Health Education, a minority outreach program, works year-round to raise awareness of heart health disparities.
Tomi K. Sawyer, PhD, will share inspiring stories of his journey from UA graduate student to leader of a team of more than 100 scientists in the Peptide Drug Hunter Network at Merck Research Laboratories.
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and innovative research is especially significant in working toward an eventual cure for this progressive disorder that affects an estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide.
Internationally recognized translational researcher tapped to lead University of Arizona Health Sciences’ efforts to accelerate interdisciplinary research toward the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes and related conditions.