Ventana Research Lecture: 'Improving Patient Outcomes and Access in Cancer Care Through Technological Innovations'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

TOPIC: "Improving Patient Outcomes and Access in Cancer Care Through Technological Innovations"
SPEAKER: Nimmi Ramanujam, PhD
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology, and Cell Biology; Director,  Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies, Duke University

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
​Noon - 1 p.m.
Auditorium 5104 ABCD, Ventana Medical Systems, 1910 E. Innovation Park Dr.

Through the Science Exchange Collaborative with Ventana Medical Systems, University of Arizona faculty will have access to distinguished speakers Ventana periodically invites to Tucson. The Collaborative's next lecture will be delivered by Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam, professor of biomedical engineering, pharmacology and cell biology and director of the Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies at Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Dr. Ramanujam’s research focuses on women’s cancers, specifically on breast and cervical cancer. Her laboratory developed innovative optical strategies and technologies for cancer screening, detecting residual disease during cancer surgery and visualizing tumor hypoxia and metabolism in the context of cancer therapy and drug discovery.

She and her colleagues currently are developing a portable spectroscopic device for cervical cancer screening, the Pocket Colposcope. The Pocket Colposcope has the potential to revolutionize cervical cancer screening in low resource communities by enhancing the effectiveness and scalability of the screening process, reducing loss to follow up and guiding treatment decisions.

Due to limited space, these seminars are available to the first 20 UA faculty members who RSVP. Please contact Matt Peters,, to RSVP.

Visitors coming from the UA with MD degrees need to sign a form to be in compliance with the Sunshine Act.

Contact: Matt Peters,

FLYER FOR THIS EVENT: Ventana Research Forum 7-18-18.pdf

Ventana Medical Systems, Auditorium 5104 ABCD
1910 E. Innovation Park Dr.
Oro Valley, AZ 85755