UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Centers

Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine

Director: Frederic Zenhausern, PhD, MBA
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The Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine uniquely applies a combination of advances in nanoscience, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), molecular biology, and genomics to a new generation of biological tools and sensors based on nano and microscale technologies.

Center for Simulation and Innovation

Medical Director: James Lindgren, MD
Operational Director: Cindy Anderson
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The Center for Simulation and Innovation at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix is a state-of-the-art health care simulation facility dedicated, in every sense, to fulfill its mission to continually improve health care through education, research and clinical care.

Translational Cardiovascular Research Center

Director: Chris Glembotski, PhD

The Translational Cardiovascular Research Center (TCRC) is a world-class, internationally recognized translational cardiovascular research center that is based on the core values of bridging cutting-edge research in cardiovascular science and medicine.

Phoenix Children’s Research Institute

Director: Vlad Kalinichenko, MD, PhD

The Phoenix Children’s Research Institute facilitates translational research programs and utilizes the cutting-edge technologies toward developing new therapies for patients with pediatric diseases.  

UArizona Statewide Centers

Arizona Center on Aging

Co-Directors: Mindy Fain, MD and Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD
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The Arizona Center on Aging's mission is to promote healthy, and functional lives for older adults through comprehensive programs in research, education and training, and clinical care.

Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Founder and Director: Andrew Weil, MD
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The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine is leading the transformation of health care by creating, educating, and actively supporting a community that embodies the philosophy and practice of healing-oriented medicine, addressing mind, body and spirit. The Center was founded in 1994 by Dr. Andrew Weil, and has focused its efforts in three domains: education, clinical care and research. The Center was built upon the premise that the best way to change a field is to educate the most gifted professionals and place them in settings where they can, in turn, teach others.

Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center

Director: Samuel Keim, MD, MS
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The Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center (AEMRC) is a collaborative statewide Center of Excellence dedicated to improving the health-care outcomes of patients with acute illness and injuries, in both pre-hospital settings and within the hospital. The center’s research focus extends from the pre-hospital environment, including 911 and emergency medical services (EMS) care, through the emergency department and critical care settings.

Center for Toxicology and Pharmacology Education and Research

Formed through a partnership between two leading poison and drug information centers, the Center for Toxicology and Pharmacology Education and Research (CTPER) aims to provide expertise, education, and essential research to those respective areas.

University of Arizona Cancer Center

Interim Director: Juanita Merchant, PhD

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is the only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in Arizona and one of only 56 such centers in the United States.

With more than a dozen research and education offices throughout the state, the center’s mission is to alleviate the burden of cancer in Arizona, particularly in underserved populations, including Hispanics and Native Americans. UACC is a regional resource and national model for overcoming cancer risks, improving treatments through transdisciplinary discoveries, training talented scientists and providers, and engaging communities though a shared determination to discover, innovate, and improve health equity. 

Valley Fever Center for Excellence

Director: John Galgiani, MD
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The Valley Fever Center for Excellence offers assistance to patients and owners of companion animals who are seeking help with their Valley Fever infections. We also offer services to health care professionals, scientists, and others interested in learning more about this disease.