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.


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.


Committee Chair

Research Interests


Anthony "Tony" DeFrancesco, RD, MS, FACHE, Co-Chair
Assistant Vice President, Operations
SVP Health Sciences

(520) 626-9252


Drachman Hall

Rm. 207

Todd Vanderah, PhD, Co-Chair

Chair & Professor, COM-Tucson Pharmacology
(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


Room 647


Acting Members FY 2016 (alphabetical)


Paul E. Boehmer, PhD
Chair and Professor, Basic Medical Sciences
(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

(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
(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
(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


Rm. 6334

Andrew Kraft, MD

Associate Vice President for Oncology Programs

Director, University of Arizona Cancer Center
(520) 626-7685

  • An accomplished prostate cancer researcher and developer of novel cancer drugs, Dr. Kraft is the principal investigator for numerous clinical trials aimed at finding new treatments and cures for cancer. His research has continuously been funded since 1990 by the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. Department of Defense and the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation. He has more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Leon Levy Cancer Center

Rm. 2912

Ki Moore, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Director, Division of Biobehavioral Health Science
Professor, Nursing
  • 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,


Rm. 303

Jason Yuan, PhD

Chief, Division of Translational Regenerative Medicine

Professor, COM-Tucson Medicine
(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

Nathan Cherrington, PhD, ATS
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies Director, Southwest Environmental Health Science Center Director, Center for Toxicology Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology

(520) 626-0219

  • Adverse drug reaction
  • Drug metabolism and distribution
  • Gene expression/polymorphisms
  • Phenoconversion
  • Hepatic and renal ontogeny
  • Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

College of Pharmacy


Room 331


Administrative Support Members

Angela Souza
Senior Director, UAHS Planning and Facilities
(520) 626-4789

Drachman Hall
Rm. B207HH3

Mary Matthews
Director, UAHS Planning and Facilities
(520) 626-3167


Drachman Hall
Rm. B207KK2

Jill Garcia
Program Coordinator, Senior, UAHS Planning & Facilities
(520) 626-4648


Drachman Hall
Rm. B207JJ3