Discovering New Medicines in Arizona Summit

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 8:00am

Phoenix Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building | October 2, 2019
Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC) — MAP
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
475 N. 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2230

Presented by the ARIZONA CENTER FOR DRUG DISCOVERY at the UNIVERITY OF ARIZONA COLLEGE OF PHARMACY and the UA CANCER CENTER

The Discovering New Medicines in Arizona Summit will highlight key areas of research in discovering effective drug candidates in prevalent diseases in Arizona while establishing collaborations that enable success in these areas.

The one-day summit, held prior to the 2019 AZBIO AWARDS, will cover:

  • “Diseases of Aging in Neurosciences,” presented by ROBERTA BRINTON, PHD, Director, UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science
  • “Drug Development in Cancer Prevention and Treatment: E Pluribus Unum,” presented by JULIE BAUMAN, MD, MPH, Deputy Director, UA Cancer Center and Chief, Division of Hematology & Oncology, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
  • “Pain: Chronic Treatments to Replace Opioids,” presented by TODD VANDERAH, PHD, Chair, Department of Pharmacology, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
  • “Lung Diseases,” presented by MONICA KRAFT, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and Deputy Director, UA Health Sciences Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center
  • “Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome,” presented by LAWRENCE MANDARINO, PHD, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and Director, UAHS Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism

Lunch, networking, and additional workshop sessions are currently being further developed.

REGISTER TO ATTEND

You'll find updated information and a full agenda at this link.

Other Confirmed Speakers
The confirmed speakers list has expanded to also include: 

  • ANDREW CAPALDI, PHD, Assistant Professor (Molecular & Cellular Biology), College of Science
  • JENNIFER CAREW, PHD, Co-Director, Hematologic Malignancy Disease Team, UA Cancer Center, and Associate Professor (Translational & Regenerative Medicine), UA College of Medicine – Tucson
  • RUI CHANG, PHD, Associate Professor (Neurology), College of Medicine – Tucson
  • LOUISE HECKER, PHD (Pulmonary), Associate Professor, College of Medicine - Tucson
  • MATTHEW KAPLAN, PHD, Facility Manager, UA Functional Genomics Core and Microscopy Alliance
  • MAY KHANNA, PHD, Assistant Professor (Pharmacology), College of Medicine - Tucson
  • JULIE LEDFORD, PHD, Assistant Professor (Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Clinical & Translational Sciences, Immunobiology), College of Medicine – Tucson
  • TIM MARLOWE, PHD, Director, UA Molecular Analysis Core, and Assistant Professor (Clinical & Translational Sciences, Interdisciplinary Oncology, and Pharmacology & Toxicology), UA Cancer Center - Phoenix and UA College of Pharmacy
  • KATHY ROGERS, PHD, Associate Director, Translational Neuroscience, UA Center for Innovations in Brain Science, and Professor (Pharmacology), UA College of Medicine – Tucson
  • JOHN STREICHER, PHD, Assistant Professor (Pharmacology and Neuroscience GIDP), College of Medicine - Tucson

Confirmed Panel Members

  • MARA ASPINALL, BlueStone Venture
  • MIKE SEMBERS, Desert Angels

Phoenix Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

​475 N. 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2230
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Contact Info
Melynda Noble | Coordinator, Projects and Events, UA Cancer Center
(520) 626-4413
Event Contact Department: 
University of Arizona Cancer Center