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Translational Research Career Panel & Reception
Wed, April 26, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM MST
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Interested in building or advancing a career in translational science? Join us for this panel discussion with some of Arizona’s foremost translational science researchers. Learn about the key steps for building your career within various disciplines and institutional settings. After the panel discussion, meet and mingle with the panelists at a reception in the lobby of the Arizona Cancer Center. Appetizers will be served.
5:00-6:30 PM - Panel Presentations, Discussion, and Q&A
- Dr. Julie Bauman, Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of Translational Research, UA Cancer Center
- Dr. Jennifer Burkey, Scientific Director at Critical Path Institute
- Dr. Jorge Gomez, Assistant Vice President for Translational Research in Special Populations, UA Health Sciences
- Dr. Martha Gulati, Division Chief of Cardiology, College of Medicine-Phoenix
- Dr. Monica Kraft, Chair of the Department of Medicine, University of Arizona
- Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Division Chief of Nephrology, College of Medicine-Tucson
6:30-7:30 PM - Reception with Panelists in the Arizona Cancer Center Lobby
- Appetizers will be served
Julie E. Bauman, MD, MPH
Dr. Bauman joined the faculty of the University of Arizoan College of Medicine - Tucson in September 2016 as a professor in the Department of Medicine, chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and director of Translational Research at the UA Cancer Center. Previously, she was associate professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), co-leader of the UPCI Head and Neck Cancer Program, director of its Head and Neck and Thyroid Cancer Sections, and co-director of the Head and Neck Cancer Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has been a member of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee, and currently chairs the Immunotherapy Working Group for the NCI Recurrent/Metastatic Task Force.
Dr. Jennifer Burkey
Dr. Jennifer Burkey is a toxicologist with over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Her training includes microbiology, biotechnology, and pharmacology and toxicology. Her career has spanned multiple aspects of drug development, beginning with the medical device industry, in vitro toxicology assay development, evaluation of the ADME characteristics of carcinogens, pharmacokinetic analysis of drug candidates, and development of injectable peptides and antisense oligonucleotides. Jennifer successfully lead the drug development ADME paradigms for small molecules in multiple therapeutic areas, from candidate selection through registration at Eli Lilly and Company. She joined the Critical Path Institute’s Predictive Safety Testing Consortium (PSTC) in 2016 to utilize her experience in drug development within the consortia model, in order to further safe and efficient development of high quality medications by enabling the qualification of translational safety biomarkers.
Jorge Gomez, MD, PhD
Dr. Gomez is the University of Arizona Health Sciences Assistant Vice President for Translational Research in Special Populations, Associate Director of the Center for Elimination of Border Health Disparities, and the Assistant Director for Cancer Outreach at the UA Cancer Center. He is an Assistant Professor in the Community, Environment and Policy Department at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Public Health Policy and Management Program.
Prior to joining UAHS in January of 2016, Dr. Gomez worked for three years as Medical Officer, Program Director for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) prestigious Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) and was then promoted to Branch Chief, Medical Officer, of the Organ Systems Branch. During his ten years there, the program grew with more than 50 awards to coordinated networks of researchers. He developed a new NCI program – the Office of Latin American Cancer Program Development (OLACPD), that resulted in the formation of the US-Latin American Cancer Research Network (US-LACRN) with the US NCI, and five Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay).
Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA
Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, is the first Division Chief of Cardiology for the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and Physician Executive Director for the Banner – University Medicine Heart Institute.
Dr. Gulati most recently served as an Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Public Health in the Division of Cardiology at The Ohio State University. She was the Sarah Ross Soter Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health and the Section Director for Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Preventive Cardiology at The Ohio State University. She is the author of the best-seller, “Saving Women’s Hearts”. Dr. Gulati is the Editor-in-Chief of the American College of Cardiology “CardioSmart”, the patient education and empowerment initiative.
Monica Kraft, MD
Prior to joining the University of Arizona in 2014, Dr. Monica Kraft, MD, was at Duke University, where she served as chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, as the Charles C. Johnson, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, and as director of the Duke Asthma, Allergy and Airway Center, which she founded. As vice chair for research in the Duke University Department of Medicine from 2009-13, Dr. Kraft implemented several important initiatives to support the department’s research endeavors and was instrumental in the re-submission and renewal of Duke’s National Institutes of Health-funded Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA). Prior to joining Duke in 2004, Dr. Kraft served as director of the Carl and Hazel Felt Laboratory in Adult Asthma Research and as medical director of the pulmonology physiology unit at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colo. Dr. Kraft has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, awarded by President Bill Clinton at the White House in 2000. She also served as president of the American Thoracic Society in 2012-13.
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, FRCP
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury MD, PhD., FRCP (Edin), is a professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. He is also the director of the Division of Nephrology and the director of the Arizona Kidney and Vascular Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. After graduating from the Armed Forces Medical College, in Pune, India, he trained in internal medicine and nephrology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and at the Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston. In addition to being an active transplant nephrologist, Dr. Roy-Chaudhury is a member of the UA BIO5 Institute, where his main research interest is in uremic vascular biology (including both dialysis vascular access dysfunction and cardiovascular disease in kidney disease patients). He explores these studies through the Arizona Kidney and Vascular Center, which is a comprehensive, integrated, multi-disciplinary translational research program that includes basic science, clinical science and patient care components. This translational research program is funded through the National Institutes of Health, the Veterans Administration research program and through industry grants. Dr. Roy-Chaudhury has received national and international awards, has published over 150 peer reviewed manuscripts and is a sought after invited speaker, both nationally and internationally.
The Southern Arizona Biomedical Research Symposia (SABRS) 2017
This workshop is part of the Southern Arizona Biomedical Research Symposia (SABRS). SABRS 2017 are designed to disseminate biomedical research industry best practices and enhance pertinent regulatory expertise among Arizona's biomedical and clinical research community. National and local experts will facilitate a series of high quality educational symposia open to all Arizona university and hospital staff and community research partners. The curricular content will provide biomedical researchers and scholars with the knowledge and resources to increase the quality and quantity of externally-funded research and scholarly activity. Symposium content is directly relevant to all levels of research activity within the biomedical field, and addresses grant writing, publishing, compliance, and critical aspects of clinical trial management.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is NO free parking on or around the University of Arizona campus.
Covered parking is available at the Highland Avenue Parking Garage, $8:00 per day
Metered parking is available, $1.80 per hour ($14.40 per day)
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Research, Discovery, & Innovation
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