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P. David Adelson, M.D. to Discuss Pediatric Brain Injury

Please join the University of Arizona for an informative discussion with Dr. P. David Adelson, Director of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Neuroscience Institute. He has been the recipient of multiple awards, including The Best Doctors in America, Surgeon of the Year (Phoenix), Young Investigator Award (Brain Injury Association), and Congress of Neurological Surgeons Clinical Investigation Award, to name but a few. Dr. Adelson’s research has resulted in his authoring more than 140 publications in refereed journals, 36 book chapters and he has edited eight books including the well regarded, “Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery,” the authoritative textbook in the field of pediatric neurosurgery . Please take advantage of this rare opportunity to speak with Dr. Adelson directly.

UA Start Smart: Kimber Lanning

The University of Arizona’s Start Smart lecture series continues at The Good Egg on Camelback with a presentation by Kimber Lanning, the director of Local First Arizona, on “The Upside of a Down Economy: Buying Locally.”

University of Arizona’s Start Smart Breakfast lecture series

The University of Arizona’s Start Smart breakfast lecture series begins tomorrow at the Good Egg at 50 E Camelback Road.

Take note of two more in the following months:

  • September 9 – “The Upside of a Down Economy: Buying Locally,” with Kimber Lanning, Founder and Executive Director of Local First Arizona
  • October 27 – “Why We Do What We Do,” with Randal C. Christensen, MD, MPH, Medical Staff Chairman, Pediatric Medicine and Medical Director, Crews’n Healthmobile, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Richard H. Carmona, 17th Surgeon General (2002-06), to speak in downtown Phoenix

Prevention, Preparedness, Plagues and Politics: The Life of the Surgeon General

Details:

Speaker: Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS

Title: Prevention, Preparedness, Plagues & Politics: The Life of the Surgeon General

Location: University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, 600 E Van Buren, Room 2210, Phoenix AZ

Date: Thursday, January 6, 2011

Time: 12-1 pm

Live Webstream: http://streaming.biocom.arizona.edu/home/

UA to open cancer center in Downtown Phoenix

[Source: Emily Gersema, The Arizona Republic]

Phoenix officials are about to begin working on a 60-year lease agreement for the University of Arizona to build and open an Arizona Cancer Center downtown.

The City Council on Wednesday directed City Manager David Cavazos to start writing the lease agreement.

The future site of the center is at Fillmore and Seventh streets.

The lot is part of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which is home to various research organizations, such as Translational Genomics Research Institute and the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix.

According to a city staff report, Phoenix will lease the property on the northwestern corner of Fillmore and Seventh streets to the Arizona Board of Regents for $45 per square foot over 60 years.

The annual payment would be about $50,932 per year, providing a total of $3 million to the city for the duration of the lease.

However, the Arizona Cancer Center would not have to pay rent for the first 10 years. The city proposes to wait and recapture those deferred rent payments in the final 20 years of the lease.

After the lease expired, the city would give the land to the Board of Regents.

The board, which oversees the three state universities, is expected sometime early next year to give UA approval to build the new cancer-research center.

The Arizona Cancer Center is a UA research institution based in Tucson.

Officials plan to build and open the second center in the next few years.

Preliminary plans include building a six-story, 250,000-square-foot building.

The center would work in cooperation with the UA Medical School in Phoenix and Valley hospitals.

It is expected to employ up to 600 people.

The Phoenix Biomedical Campus covers 28 acres downtown.

City staff is working with the Board of Regents on an intergovernmental agreement that would enable the campus to expand beyond that.

UA’s Health Sciences Education Building under construction in downtown Phoenix

[Source: UA News]

Dr. Stuart D. Flynn, dean, UA College of Medicine–Phoenix. Photo: UANews.org

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix began construction Friday on the Health Sciences Education Building at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, or PBC, located at 600 E. Van Buren St.

Mayor Phil Gordon, councilman Michael Johnson and Dr. Stuart Flynn, dean of the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix, moved the first dirt in the construction of the $129 million building that will allow for the expansion of the medical education facilities.

“Even in a treacherously down economy, our city has remained committed to forging ahead when it comes to attracting bioscience research jobs, education jobs and creating new doctors who will save lives,” Gordon said.

“This building and our partnership with the University embodies the collaborative spirit that has made our success possible. When the Health Sciences building opens and we’re graduating 120 new doctors a year, we’ll look back on this day as a landmark.”

The College of Medicine-Phoenix anchors the PBC and currently hosts 168 medical students, admitting 48 per year, with the completion of this building the college will be able to grow its class size to 120 students per year to meet the demand of Arizona’s growing population.

“Today highlights the city’s commitment to building a knowledge-based economy in bioscience research and education,” Flynn said.

“Located on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, this building embodies the collaborative environment where current and future doctors will learn side-by-side with pharmacists, nurses and allied health workers to advance science and improve patient care.”

“This is an important milestone; it marks our significant effort to create jobs and build a brighter future in our community though health care and scientific education,” said Johnson, in whose district the building is located.

“Once this building is complete, all three state universities will have a presence in downtown Phoenix.”

Also on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus are the UA College of Pharmacy and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, the headquarters of the Translational Genomics Research Institute and International Genomics Consortium and the Arizona Biomedical Collaborative building.

DPR Construction and Sundt Construction will jointly build the new six-story, 264,000-square-foot-facility, scheduled for completion in summer 2012. The building was designed by CO Architects and Ayers Saint Gross.

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Carnegie Lunchtime Speaker: October 14

The Origins and Development of Chicana/o Literature

Presented by Charles Tatum

Beginning with Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vacá’s fascinating 16th century account of a difficult journey across the Southwest, this presentation will   explore important secular and religious poetry, drama, narrative and other literary forms and trends that developed during the centuries in the Spanish-speaking Southwest. There will be a particular focus on Chicana/o literature from 1965 through the early 21st century. Audiences will discover the rich tradition and diversity of contemporary Chicana/o literature that has become an important area of American literary expression.

Dr. Charles Tatum is Professor of Spanish at the University of Arizona. He was raised in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, and his mother was Mexican American. Tatum is the author of several books on Chicana/o literature and culture and has also edited several anthologies of Chicana/o.

Details:

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 12-1 pm

Carnegie Center
1101 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Free and open to the public

Bring your lunch! Light refreshments served

Free parking

 

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Dr. Andrew Weil to speak in downtown Phoenix

The University of Arizona Alumni Association – Phoenix Chapter presents the 2010 Wildcat Speakers Series on Thursday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium on the College of Medicine-Phoenix campus.  it will feature Dr. Andrew Weil, a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine.

The cost is $50 per person, with proceeds going toward student scholarships.

Register here.

Mini-Medical School in downtown Phoenix resumes

The fall session of the UA’s College of Medicine-Phoenix’ Mini-Medical School has been planned on four consecutive Wednesdays beginning October 6.
Lectures for this session include International Health-care & Ethics, Anatomy of the Brain, Vaccines, and Alzheimer’s Research.

All lectures are held from 6-8 p.m. at the College of Medicine – Phoenix, 550 E. Van Buren Street in the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium.

RSVP if you are planning to attend.

Barrio Bikes coming to downtown Phoenix

[Source: Emily Gersema, azcentral.com]

Mayor Gordon Visitis the shop (via Facebook)

A new set of wheels is hitting the pavement in downtown Phoenix.

The Barrio Bike Shop, a business that is part of the Neighborhood Ministries campus at 19th Avenue and Van Buren Street, has launched its own beach cruiser, the Barrio Bike, to sell.

Mayor Phil Gordon is one of the first people in line for a Barrio Bike.

Proceeds support the ministries, a Christian charity that offers services including health care, after-school programs and job training.

The charity has been largely dependent on individual donations. The ministries’ executive director, Kit Danley, said she hopes that Barrio Bike Shop and other businesses at the main campus, including a T-shirt silk screener, can enable its programs to become more self-sustaining.

Barrio Bike Shop is one of two parts of the Barrio Bikes program that work in tandem.

The shop sells used and refurbished bicycles for children and adults, while the other arm, Barrio Works, teaches repair and refurbishing skills to children, teens and adults.

Chris Williams, the Barrio Bikes coordinator who leads the bike-repair classes, said he is working with a New York bicycle manufacturer, Worksman Cycles, to get the Barrio beach cruiser business off the ground.

He has a particular group of customers that he’d like to reach this fall.

“It’d kind of be a beach-cruiser bike for the downtown college kids,” Williams, 29, said.

The beach cruiser is a heavy-duty bicycle that is recognized for its fat balloon tires and thick frame.

Williams wants to find a retail space near the downtown Phoenix campuses of Arizona State University and the University of Arizona medical school to sell Barrio Bikes, but he acknowledges resources for the charity-hosted bike shop are limited.

Orders can be placed with Williams at 602-889-1378 or chris.williams@nmaz.net.

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