UAHS Space Committee

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Space Committee assists the Sr. Vice President for Health Sciences in allocating space equitably, resolving space conflicts within Colleges, Departments and Centers, and making long range plans to improve and expand facilities to better meet faculty and staff needs of the University of Arizona Health Sciences.

Resources

UAHS Space Guidelines

 

Space Request Form (UA)

If a College or UAHS Center cannot meet space needs with current allocation, the Dean or Center AVP should submit this form to the UAHS Space Committee. It provides detailed information regarding how much and what type of space is needed, what programs it will support, and who will occupy it. The committee will send notification once a decision has been reached.

Members

Committee Chair

Research Interests

Location

Anthony "Tony" DeFrancesco, RD, MS, FACHE, Co-Chair
Assistant Vice President, Operations
SVP Health Sciences adefrancesco@email.arizona.edu

(520) 626-9252

 

Drachman Hall

Rm. 207

Todd Vanderah, PhD, Co-Chair

Chair & Professor, COM-Tucson Pharmacology

vanderah@email.arizona.edu
(520) 626-7801

  • Mechanisms and pharmacology of acute and chronic models of pain.
  • Endogenous opioid systems.
  • Sensory neural systems.
  • Opioid tolerance.
  • Antinociceptive synergy between cannabinoids and opioids.

Life Sciences North

AHSC

Room 647

 

Acting Members FY 2016 (alphabetical)

 
       

Paul E. Boehmer, PhD
Chair and Professor, Basic Medical Sciences
boehmer@email.arizona.edu
(602) 827-2104

  • Basic mechanisms that underlie the fundamental processes of DNA replication, recombination and repair.

College of Medicine, Phoenix

Bldg. 3001

Room 324

 

Jeff Burgess, MD, MS, MPH
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Zuckerman College of Public Health
jburgess@email.arizona.edu

(520) 626-4918
  • Improving occupational health and safety, with a special focus on firefighters, other public safety personnel and miners.
  • Areas of current and past research include: reduction of occupational exposures, illnesses and injuries; respiratory toxicology; environmental arsenic exposure; and hazardous materials exposures.

College of Public Health,
Drachman Hall

Rm. A317C

Michael B. Fallon, MD, FACP

Professor, Medicine
Chair, Internal Medicine

mfallon@email.arizona.edu
(602) 827-9977

College of Medicine - Phoenix

Bldg. 3002

Rm. 1266

Monica Kraft, MD

Professor, Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
The Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair of Medicine
Deputy Director, Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center

kraftm@email.arizona.edu
(520) 626-7174

  • Mechanisms of innate immune dysfunction, inflammation and airway remodeling in asthma, as well as evaluation of new therapies through clinical trials.

College of Medicine, Tucson

AHSC

Rm. 6334

Jesse Martinez, PhD

Chair, Cancer Biology; Director, Research/Facilities
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

jmartinez@azcc.arizona.edu
(520) 626-4250

  • Dr. Martinez's overall interest is in the dysregulated signaling that occurs during tumor development and in applying the knowledge gained from our investigations to interfering with or circumventing those dysregulated pathways as a means for treating or preventing cancer.

Leon Levy Cancer Center

Rm. 3339A

Ki Moore, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Director, Division of Biobehavioral Health Science
Professor, Nursing
626-6205

imoore@email.arizona.edu
  • Uncovering the detrimental effects of cancer and cancer medical treatments in young children diagnosed with cancer.
  • Discovery of unique harmful effects of radiation and chemotherapy on brain cells and the function of children with leukemia and revealed the negative impacts on their learning and performance in school.
  • She has translated her insights into effective behavioral interventions designed to protect brain function in the face of intensive medical cancer treatments.

College of Nursing,

CON

Rm. 303

Jason Yuan, PhD

Chief, Division of Translational Regenerative Medicine

Professor, COM-Tucson Medicine

jasonyuan@email.arizona.edu
(520) 621-0606

  • Research interests include pulmonary vascular pathophysiology and pathogenic mechanisms of pulmonary vascular disease.
  • Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
  • Pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Scleroderma.

Drachman Hall

Room B207

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Donna Zhang, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
626-9918

dzhang@pharmacy.arizona.edu
  • Major research projects below. Each of these projects attempts to increase our understanding of how the Nrf2-mediatated antioxidant response is activated, and how to use this knowledge to identify/develop Nrf2-targeting compounds for disease intervention, thus improving human health.
    • Project 1: Mechanistic studies of the Nrf2/Keap1 signaling pathway
    • Project 2: The protective role of Nrf2 in arsenic-induced toxicity and carcinogenicity
    • Project 3: Identification and development of Nrf2 activators into dietary supplements/ for disease prevention Identification and development of Nrf2 inhibitors into therapeutic drugs to enhance the efficacy of cancer treatment
    • Project 4: Cross talk between the Nrf2 signaling pathway and others

College of Pharmacy

COP

Room 421

 

Administrative Support Members

 
Angela Souza
Senior Director, UAHS Planning and Facilities
souza@email.arizona.edu
(520) 626-4789
 


Drachman Hall
Rm. B207HH3

Mary Matthews
Director, UAHS Planning and Facilities

marym@email.arizona.edu
(520) 626-3167

 


Drachman Hall
Rm. B207KK2

Jill Garcia
Program Coordinator, Senior, UAHS Planning & Facilities
garciajs@email.arizona.edu
(520) 626-4648

 


Drachman Hall
Rm. B207JJ3