The University of Arizona

AHSC: Helping People Live Better, Longer

By Janet Stark, Arizona Health Sciences Center | May 18, 2012

J. Lyle Bootman explains his vision for the Arizona Health Sciences Center, in particular in the area of care for aging adults.

J. Lyle Bootman, UA senior vice president for health sciences
J. Lyle Bootman, UA senior vice president for health sciences

J. Lyle Bootman, University of Arizona senior vice president for health sciences, has a vision for the Arizona Health Sciences Center: to assist Arizona in becoming a health destination.

A significant focus for AHSC is contributing to healthy lifestyles among a growing population of seniors.

"Aging is being redefined in our society," Bootman says. "Today, many more of the Baby Boomers will live beyond 80. That population segment consumes the majority of health-care services in today's world of health-care delivery."

AHSC, along with multiple entities across the UA campus and the state, is poised to make a difference in the quality of individuals' lives and to assist in making aging a more vibrant and productive experience.

Bootman says a significant focus in transforming health care in Arizona is biomedical research, adding that AHSC is uniquely positioned at the center of collaboration and partnership with public and private institutions within the state to expand Arizona's biomedical research portfolio.

New knowledge resulting from biomedical research ultimately leads to new ways of educating health professionals and to new models of patient care.

Learn more about Bootman's vision in this video, which also appears on this page to the right of this story.


Janet Stark

Arizona Health Sciences Center