Guy Reed, MD, MS, Chris Glembotski, PhD, Elliot Cheu, PhD, and Michael Dake, MD at the College of Medicine - Phoenix Research Open House (Photos taken by Mitchell Masilun, University of Arizona)

UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix hosts research open house, highlights success of university research

Guy Reed, MD, MS, Chris Glembotski, PhD, Elliot Cheu, PhD, and Michael Dake, MD at the College of Medicine - Phoenix Research Open House (Photos taken by Mitchell Masilun, University of Arizona)

UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix hosts research open house, highlights success of university research

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Research Office Open House invited the college’s students, faculty, residents and staff to learn more about the resources provided on the Phoenix Bioscience Core, as well as in Tucson.

The event, held on October 6, was followed by a cocktail reception with remarks from leaders such as Guy Reed, MD, MS, dean of the college, and Michael D. Dake, MD, senior vice president for Health Sciences at the University of Arizona.

Dean Guy Reed’s speech primarily focused on the growth of different sectors of the college, especially in research fields. “When you think about the College of Medicine – Phoenix, you should think of research,” Dean Reed said. “There’s been a significant increase in the number of extramurally funded grants, but there’s also been a 4.5-fold increase in the amount of research expenditures.”

Dr. Dake celebrated the funding and grant milestones that UArizona Health Sciences received in the last year and also provided insight on where things are headed next for the university.

It’s a great time to grow research in Arizona.

Dr. Chris Glembostki, associate dean for research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix


“I want to extend my appreciation to all of you because, through your effort, the Health Sciences reached a milestone of over $300 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants this past year,” Dr. Dake said. “We are starting another effort that I think you’ll be interested in, and that is elevating our position in biospecimen banking.”

Other speakers included Chris Glembotski, PhD, the associate dean for Research at the college and the director of the Translational Cardiovascular Research Center, and Elliot Cheu, PhD, who is the associate vice president for University Research Institutes.

Dr. Glembotski has been with the college for two years now and was grateful for the opportunity to host an event like this in-person. He discussed the importance of the Research Office adapting with the campus’s quick growth in size.

“We in the Research Office are trying to respond to our growth proactively and make sure we have everything in order, so that when those researchers show up, we can accommodate them,” Dr. Glembotski said. “It’s a great time to grow research in Arizona.”

Regarding funding at the University of Arizona, Dr. Cheu discussed the university’s goal in research as a top-20 public institution.

“About $9 billion were put into a new research area that will help to look at translational innovations in health sciences,” Dr. Cheu said. “We provide support to do the research you want to do.”

Attendees were able to tour more than 20 different booths with the opportunity to ask questions and network with other researchers.

Among the Phoenix Research Services booths in attendance were the Biomedical Imaging Core, Flow Cytometry Core, Phoenix Bioscience Core, the Graduate Training Office, UAHS Research Administration and Laboratory Operations.

The event also had booths from the Tucson Research Services such as the Animal Welfare Program, HIPAA Privacy Program, Research Development Services and Sponsored Projects Services, among others.

Source: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix